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Articles from the October 1, 2014 edition


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  • Devils drop final home game

    Oct 1, 2014

    IRONWOOD - Ironwood lost its final home game of the season 8-0 to Phillips Tuesday. It was the last home game for seniors Robert Burchell, Noah Terzano and Matt Dary. "I thought we played well in the first half," Ironwood coach Don Cvengros said. "We were only down by three in the first half. The kids are getting a little better." Phillips is a good ball-control team, which gave Ironwood trouble. Ironwood (2-5, 2-4) goes to Phelps Thursday.... Full story

  • Downtown sewer repair

    Oct 1, 2014

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  • Supervisors focus on economic growth for Iron County

    Cortney Ofstad|Oct 1, 2014

    HURLEY - Economic development was the main topic during Tuesday's Iron County Board of Supervisors meeting. On Thursday, members of the board are invited to attend a workshop sponsored by the Iron County Economic Development Corporation. Supervisor Larry Youngs said he believed the county needs to improve it's economic standings. "We have to do something now, because waiting for this mine is like waiting for the second coming of Christ," Youngs said. "The only thing to help Iron County, is Iron... Full story

  • Luther L. Wright students serve up elk for Homecoming

    Oct 1, 2014

    IRONWOOD - High school students at Luther L. Wright School in Ironwood did their best chef impressions during the Homecoming Week cook-off competition on Tuesday night. Teacher Cheryl Jacisin organized the event, giving students instructions on what items they would be preparing for three judges. Students prepared elk this year, something different from other meals they have made before. Other mandatory ingredients included either Asian pears or apples, potatoes or rice, carrots or beans and... Full story

  • GCC one of three in state with enrollment increase

    Ryan Jarvi|Oct 1, 2014

    IRONWOOD - Gogebic Community College's Board of Trustees at its meeting Tuesday heard the college's enrollment has grown by about 2 percent from last year to 1,122, one of only three community colleges in Michigan to experience the upward trend. The college also saw an increase in credits taken this year, said Miranda Lawver, assistant registrar and institutional researcher at GCC. "Gogebic is the only one up - actually Henry Ford (Community College) is too - up both in head counts and credits... Full story

  • Dorothy Ann (Kivisto) Treado

    Oct 1, 2014

    GAITHERSBURG, Md. — Dorothy Ann (Kivisto) Treado passed away on Sept. 2, 2014, at her home in Gaithersburg. Dorothy was born in Ironwood, Mich., on Jan. 9, 1926, to the late Esther (Mattila) Kivisto and Axel Kivisto. She attended public schools in Ironwood, graduating from Luther L. Wright High School in 1944. During these years, she was a ballet dancer and very active in the local 4-H program, winning several awards for her dress making ability. She was awarded a 4-H scholarship to Michigan State University, but did not pursue it. After... Full story

  • Michael Albert Hazen

    Oct 1, 2014

    WATERSMEET, Mich. - Michael "Mike" Albert Hazen passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by family and close friends on the evening of Sept. 28, 2014, after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Mike was born on April 17, 1946, in Watersmeet, to Margaret and Chester "Jack" Hazen. He attended both Holy Childhood Catholic Boarding School in Harbor Springs and Watersmeet Township School in Watersmeet. In 1963 at age 17, he enlisted in the United States Army, where he proudly served until 1966. He... Full story

  • James M. Frederickson

    Oct 1, 2014

    IRONWOOD, Mich. - James M. Frederickson, 64, of Ironwood, died Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, at home, following a five-year battle with cancer. He was born June 5, 1950, in Manistique, son of the late Marvin and Violet (Feldt) Frederickson, and graduated from Manistique High School in 1969. He then attended Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant for four years. Jim was employed as district representative for GMAC Financing in Northern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan and for many years as a loan... Full story