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Articles from the October 6, 2017 edition


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  • GCC checking feasibility of drone program on campus

    Oct 6, 2017

    By IAN MINIELLY [email protected] IRONWOOD - Gogebic Community College faculty hosted Brian Dawson, a retired Air Force pilot and drone program instructor at Alpena Community College, Thursday. Dawson and Ryon List, dean of instruction, spent the morning in meetings with school officials to discuss the feasibility of starting a drone licensing program at GCC. List said the drone program at Alpena is part of a Workforce Development program and if instituted at GCC, would be designed...

  • Therapy team trained to serve

    Oct 6, 2017

    By RALPH ANSAMI [email protected] BESSEMER - Julie DeRosie and her yellow Labrador, Remington, have been preparing to become a therapy team for nearly two years. The former Bessemer Area School District teacher and coach purchased the dog when it was just 7 weeks old and they are now providing therapy to elderly and the disabled in the area, dealing with nursing homes and Aspirus Ironwood Hospital. They are registered through Pet Partners of Bellevue, Washington. DeRosie took a...

  • MDNR seeking more permanent solution to Oman's Creek problem

    Oct 6, 2017

    By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP — It may take awhile, but the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has begun the process of implementing a possible long-term solution to the repeated sediment buildup that closes off the mouth of Oman’s Creek from Lake Superior at Little Girl’s Point. In August, the DNR reviewed proposals for the design of a groin — or low wall designed to prevent the movement of sediment — to be built into the lake near the creek’s mouth. “The main difference between (a groin)...

  • Community calendar

    Oct 6, 2017

    Friday, Oct. 6 Mercer Cribbage, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Mercer Senior Center. Double Trouble, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Serenity Center, Ironwood. Mercer Food Pantry, noon-1 p.m., Railroad Street, Mercer, Wis. Emergencies: 715-476-7655. Alcoholics Anonymous/Al-Anon, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Harbortown AA, 7:30 p.m. EDT, Ontonagon United Methodist Church basement, next to Holiday gas station, Ontonagon. area74.org. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Government City of Bessemer... Full story

  • Catherine Susan Caruso

    Oct 6, 2017

    HALES CORNERS, Wis. - Catherine Susan Caruso (Susie Trier), 72, of Hales Corners, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Hales Corners. She was born March 9, 1945, to Celestine and Margaret Trier, the youngest of 12 children. In 1965, she married Gary Caruso. He preceded her in death in 2010. She is survived by a son, Patrick (Anna) Caruso, and daughter, Molly (Chuck) Campo; grandchildren Nina, Bryanna, Catie, Marianna and Angelo; and great-grandchildren Elena and Eden; and her sisters,... Full story