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  • Students focus on History Prize

    Cortney Ofstad|Mar 8, 2014

    IRONWOOD - Students from Ironwood and Hurley learned about the proposed History Prize project from founder Mara MacKay this week. Students participated in oral presentations and writing exercises with MacKay. Sixth grade students in classes of Karen Mattson and Steve Lombardo participated in MacKay's presentation on Wednesday in Hurley, and fifth grade students in Doug Foley's class in Ironwood had the presentation on Thursday. On Monday, MacKay will present her idea of the History Prize at the...

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  • Bluejays end Midgette tourney hopes

    Jason Juno|Mar 8, 2014

    By JASON JUNO [email protected] ATHENS, Wis. - Top-seed Athens ended No. 4 Hurley's season with a 54-38 victory in Friday's WIAA Division 4 regional semifinal. Hurley finished the season at 16-6 with a strong effort in the semifinal, almost pulling within four points in the third quarter. But the Midgettes weren't able to generate offense off its defense and Athens was a tough 1 seed on its court with a tough defense of its own. "The last two days we worked on playing aggressive...

  • Trojans use size, power to ground Cardinals

    Pat Krause|Mar 8, 2014

    EWEN - Too strong. Too physical. Too athletic. And just too darn good. That described Crystal Falls Forest Park as it captured the MHSAA Class D District 127 Tournament championship game with a 65-50 victory on Friday night. "I was very happy with our defense," said Trojan coach Chris Nocerini. "That has been our strength all season. We wanted to shut down No. 10 (Kevin Lane) and No. 32 (Colin Gagnon). Lee Graff and Jeff Johnson did the job. We put our big guy (Austin Carlson) in the paint and...

  • Elizabeth M."Beth" Redwing

    Mar 8, 2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Elizabeth M."Beth" Redwing went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. "Liz" or "Lizzie" to her childhood friends was born on Nov. 30, 1966, at Grand View Hospital in Ironwood, Mich., daughter of the late Robert "Bob" and Marilyn (Korpi) Byrns of Hurley, Wis. She attended St. Mary's Catholic School and graduated from J.E. Murphy High School in Hurley in 1985. Soon after graduation, Beth left Hurley to attend basic training...

  • Rosemary Strelcheck

    Mar 8, 2014

    Rosemary Strelcheck, 87, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and longtime Bessemer businesswoman, died on Thursday, March 6, 2014, in Wakefield, with her children at her side. She was born on Feb. 7, 1927, and was the daughter of Silvio and Rosina (Mascotti) Brentar. She attended St. Sebastian Grade School and graduated from A.D. Johnston High School in 1944. On July 31, 1948, Rosemary married Donald P. Strelcheck, also of Bessemer, at St. Sebastian Catholic Church with the Rev. David Harris officiating. From 1950 to 1955, she and her...

  • John Mathew Tarle

    Mar 8, 2014

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. - John Mathew Tarle M.D. passed away on Feb. 4, 2014, at the age of 84. He was born in Ironwood, Mich., on Dec. 8, 1929, to parents Anne and Mathew Tarle. John grew up in Ironwood, where he met and married his high school sweetheart and wife of 66 years, Patricia Hamachek. John Tarle earned his medical degree in 1956 from Marquette University School of Medicine. John completed his residency at Balboa Naval Hospital in San Diego. Upon completion of his naval residency, John...

  • Richard Norrie Dunn

    Mar 8, 2014

    SOUTH ST. PAUL, Minn. - Richard Norrie Dunn, 56, of South St. Paul, formerly of Ironwood Township, Mich., passed away Sunday, Feb. 5, 2014, after a long illness, surrounded by family. Richard was born May 25, 1957, in Milwaukee, to the late William "Jack" Dunn and Delores (Dunn) Spets. In 1984, he married Laura Anderson in St. Paul, and from this union came two blessings: Cassie Dunn and Ashley (Chepe) Garcia. Richard was an avid Packers fan and sports memorabilia collector, and loved hunting and woodworking. He is survived by siblings,...

  • Jamie A. Peite

    Mar 8, 2014

    DULUTH, Minn. - Jamie A. Peite, 43, of East Ridge Street, Ironwood, Mich., died unexpectedly Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth. He was born Oct. 3, 1970, in Ironwood, son of Dennis and Barbara (Bianchi) Peite, attended St. Ambrose Grade School, and graduated from Luther L. Wright High School in 1988. Following graduation, he attended Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis, becoming proficient in auto body repair, and was employed at Bessemer Auto Co....

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