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Articles from the October 17, 2015 edition


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  • Community Calendar

    Oct 17, 2015

    Saturday, Oct. 17 Children’s Story Hour, 10 a.m., Marenisco Public Library. Alcoholics Anonymous, 11 a.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Sunday, Oct. 18 Alcoholics Anonymous, 1 p.m., closed meeting, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Harvest Dance, 2 p.m., Little Finland, Kimball, Wis. Gogebic Range Trail Authority, 6 p.m., Pit Stop, Bessemer. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., Sharon Lutheran Church, Bessemer. area74.org. Monday, Oct. 19 Gogebic County Human Services Agency Board, 9 a.m., Gogebic County Medical Care Facility, Wakef...

  • David F. Hautala

    Oct 17, 2015

    IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP, Mich. — David F. Hautala, 51, of Ironwood Township, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015, at his home. David was born May 9, 1964, in Bessemer Township, the son of the late David H. and Walburga (Schwab) Hautala. David graduated from Luther L. Wright High School in Ironwood. He worked at the White Pine Mine for a time and at Ramme Collision Center. Dave was currently employed at the Grand View Hospital in Ironwood in the housekeeping department. One of David’s favorite hobbies was cars. He enjoyed working on them and goi...

  • Miners break 6-game losing streak with 20-point win

    Pat Krause|Oct 17, 2015

    BESSEMER - Playing in some real football weather on Friday night, Gogebic played its best game of the season and rolled to a 38-18 win in its homecoming game. "It feels good," Gogebic coach Mark Movrich said. "It's been awhile since we won a game. (Aug. 29). I watched a lot of film on Houghton and they gave Lake Linden and Northland Pines tough games. I thought the key was us getting off to a quick start and getting momentum. It would have been easy for us to go through the motions after...

  • A survivor's journey

    Kelsey Hansen|Oct 17, 2015

    WAKEFIELD - Karen Varian, of Wakefield, has always been an optimistic, energetic and ambitious woman, always on the move and ready to take on the next task. She and her husband moved to the Wakefield area just over two years ago from Connecticut when the cost of living was becoming too much. Varian's father was born in Wakefield, with lots of her relatives still in the area and she has grown up visiting here, so the decision to move was a relatively easy one. Since moving here, she found a lump...

  • Officer shoots bear in downtown Hurley

    Oct 17, 2015

    HURLEY — It wasn’t a big bear, but it sure caused a lot of commotion. A black bear was shot and killed in downtown Hurley on Friday afternoon. It was apparently the same bear that had stolen corn from Krist Oil in an early Tuesday morning caper and had made some dashes down Silver Street in broad daylight. A dispatcher at the Iron County Sheriff’s Department confirmed Friday evening that detective Paul Samardich had shot the bear, which was too close to humans for comfort. There was reportedly concern that the bear might get too close to childr...

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