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Articles from the October 1, 2020 edition


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  • Iron County board passes anti-hate statement

    Richard Jenkins|Oct 1, 2020

    HURLEY — For much of their tenure, the teen members of the Iron County Youth Leadership Council who sit on the Iron County Board of Supervisors have taken a smaller role in meetings — listening to discussions and voting at the appropriate times. On Tuesday, however, the county board passed a statement the youth leadership council played a key role in developing. The Iron County Board of Supervisors Statement of Community Integrity and Respect highlights that Iron County is a great place and a community that takes pride in “small town values” su...

  • Theaters, bowling alleys study reopening order

    Tom LaVenture|Oct 1, 2020

    IRONWOOD - A new executive order from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has theaters and bowling alleys preparing to open months before it was thought possible, along with more possibilities for outdoor events. Two executive orders signed on Sept. 25 will amend the MI Safe Start order to reopen theaters, cinemas and other performance venues starting Oct. 9. Other businesses in the statewide reopening orders include arcades, bingo halls, bowling centers, indoor climbing facilities and trampoline parks....

  • Community Calendar

    Oct 1, 2020

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, Oct. 1 Community Pickleball, 9-noon, Patterson Tennis Court, weather permitting. Gogebic County Veterans Service Officer, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Wakefield City Hall; 1-2 p.m., Watersmeet Township; 2:45-3:15 p.m., Marenisco Township. 906-667-1110. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. SMART Recovery, 4:30 p.m., 101 E. Mary St., Bessemer. Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Pere Menard Assembly 471, 6...

  • Paul Mathew Kostamo

    Oct 1, 2020

    ST. JOHNS, Mich. - Paul Mathew Kostamo passed away on Sept. 26, 2020, at the age of 82. Paul was born on June 13, 1938, in Pelkie, the son of Paul J. and Bertha (Kemppianen) Kostamo. He was a graduate of Luther L. Wright High School in Ironwood, class of 1956. After high school, Paul served in the U.S. Air Force and upon returning home continued his education at Gogebic Community College in Ironwood. Paul furthered his education, earning a bachelor's degree from Michigan State University in...

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