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Articles from the September 24, 2016 edition


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  • Midgets survive L'Anse upset bid, qualify for playoffs

    Jason Juno|Sep 24, 2016

    L'ANSE - Hurley defensive tackle Mitchell Hissa felt a lot better in the second half when he switched from drinking water that didn't agree with him to Gatorade. Everybody on the Hurley sideline felt better in the second half as the Midgets averted L'Anse's upset attempt by keeping the Hornets off the board after the break. The Midgets defeated the Purple Hornets 40-20 and qualified for the WIAA playoffs for the 19th consecutive year. Hurley trailed much of the first half and entered halftime...

  • Fast start keys Northland Pines' win over Devils

    Pat Krause|Sep 24, 2016

    IRONWOOD - Northland Pines was looking to get back in the playoff race by improving their 1-4 record. They may not be a playoff caliber team yet, but the Eagles played solidly in defeating Ironwood 24-8 in a West-PAC Conference game at Longyear Field on Friday night. The win got Eagle coach Matt Weberpal pretty pumped up. "We've struggled in the first half in a lot of our games this year, but we played real well in the first half tonight and put 24 points on the board," Weberpal said. "We put...

  • Highline celebrates 50 years of service

    Tom Stankard|Sep 24, 2016

    HURLEY — Since 1966, Highline has continued to provide rehabilitation services for individuals with disabilities in Iron County and the surrounding area. When the disability services program became incorporated in 1966, people thought it wouldn’t last more than six months, according to current CEO Donna Reinerio. In response, Hurley Mayor Paul Santini and a group of like-minded people formed a board and selected Santini to be chairman. They were determined to prove the naysayers wrong, Reinerio said. Moving forward, in November 1966 Rei...

  • Community Calendar

    Sep 24, 2016

    Saturday, Sept. 24 Community Pickleball Paddlers, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Mercer School gymnasium. 715-776-4588. Story Time, 10 a.m., Wakefield Public Library. Free Supper, 5-6 p.m., Apostolic Lutheran Church, Aurora Street, Ironwood. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Sunday, Sept. 25 Alcoholics Anonymous, 1 p.m., closed meeting, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., Sharon Lutheran Church, Bessemer. area74.org.... Full story

  • Nadya (Anderson) Kangas

    Sep 24, 2016

    HURLEY, Wis. - Nadya (Anderson) Kangas, 73, died on Sept. 21, 2016, at Villa Maria Health and Rehabilitation Center in Hurley. She was born Jan. 8, 1943, in Manchester, England, to Wolf and Isabella Heumann, and adopted by Richard and Thea Anderson in 1951. Before cancer cruelly stole her ability to do the things she loved, she was widely known as an excellent cook, world traveler and wonderful conversationalist. To the end she was a fiercely devoted mother, mother-in-law and grandmother, as... Full story