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Articles from the October 3, 2014 edition


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  • Joki takes first; Midgettes finish two points out of first

    Jason Juno|Oct 3, 2014

    BAYFIELD, Wis. - Ironwood's Jared Joki broke free from the pack late to win Thursday's Indianhead Conference Copperud Open cross country meet at Mt. Ashwabay. Wakefield-Marenisco's Sam Dean finished 11.3 seconds behind in second with Bessemer's Zack Mazurek third. Hurley's Dakota Rice took fifth. The Hurley girls finished second behind Washburn by two points, 40-42. South Shore was third with 45. "Definitely improvement where there needs to be improvement," Hurley coach Hope Bretting said.... Full story

  • AGVH unveils new emergency department

    Ryan Jarvi|Oct 3, 2014

    IRONWOOD - Aspirus Grand View Hospital held an open house Thursday to show the public its new emergency department. Officials said the project, which included relocating the hospital's lab and pharmacy, cost $4 million and completely changed the appearance and structure of the hospital's emergency care location. "It's like working in a whole new place," said Brian Hughes, one of the full-time physicians in the department. Hughes has been at AGVH for two years, but in the emergency medicine... Full story

  • Indianhead Mountain Resort considers hotel, casino expansion

    Ryan Jarvi|Oct 3, 2014

    WAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP - Plans for a new 140-bed hotel and adjoining casino are in the works for the top of the Indianhead Mountain Ski Resort in Wakefield Township. Barry Bolich, manager of Indianhead and Blackjack Mountain ski resorts, and tribal leaders from the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians gave a presentation to the township board and planning commission at a meeting in September. "At this point, we've entered into and signed a letter of intent ... to pursue and study... Full story

  • Ruth Elaine Haaro Paananen

    Oct 3, 2014

    SEATTLE, Wash. — Elaine Paananen, of Seattle, died Sept. 22, 2014. She was born in Ironwood, Mich., on Aug. 14, 1928. She married Eugene Elmer Paananen also from Ironwood. He was a decorated WWII Army veteran and German POW. Family was the center of their lives, having seven children, 11 grandchildren and seven great-grand children. She instilled in the family a pride for our Finnish heritage. She enjoyed being involved in the Lutheran Church, volunteering at the food bank, cooking (her specialties being pasties, nissua and prune tarts), garage... Full story

  • Bicycling Bodewes family completes another adventure

    Ralph Ansami|Oct 3, 2014

    HAZELHURST, Wis. - Family vacations for the Joe and Molly Bodewes family of Hazelhurst, Wis., are never boring. In 2011, the family paddled 1,600 miles around Lake Superior in 72 days, finishing at Black River Harbor, north of Ironwood. They raised money for HIV-positive children in Tanzania. This summer, the challenge moved out West as the family successfully tackled a 2,500-mile bicycle trip across America. They planned on a 55-day journey, but finished in 47 days on Aug. 6, riding along the... Full story

  • Cubs rescued from big tree

    Oct 3, 2014

    BALSAM LAKE, Wis. - Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources wardens helped rescue two bear cubs stuck in a big tree in northern Wisconsin on Sunday. Joanne Haas, of the DNR, said the cubs were rescued from a Polk County tree. A woman reported hearing strange animal noises coming from the tree, and she saw a snout sticking out of a crack in the trunk on Saturday. When the cubs were still stranded on Sunday, she called for help and the DNR responded. Conservation wardens Phil Dorn, of Barron... Full story

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