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Articles from the October 20, 2014 edition


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  • Zion Lutheran Women's Club hosts salad luncheon, fall festival

    CORTNEY OFSTAD|Oct 20, 2014

    IRONWOOD - For more than 30 years, the Zion Lutheran¬†Women's Club has hosted a salad luncheon and fall festival in October. Saturday, the tradition continued with more than 40 people who attended the seasonal event. "We have quite a few people that look forward to this," club president Virginia Heczko said. "They really like this event." Attendees were able to browse through a white elephant table featuring a variety of items. Also, the event included a wide variety of salads with ingredients... Full story

  • Taste of Italy fundraiser provides student scholarships

    RYAN JARVI|Oct 20, 2014

    HURLEY - People looking to help local high school seniors and enjoy an Italian meal had a chance to do just that at a luncheon hosted by the Gogebic and Iron County Paisano Club on Saturday. Around 30 people visited the Hurley Senior Center for a lunch of Italian sausage, polenta, Italian sauerkraut a beverage and desert. A 50/50 raffle was also held, as was a drawing for donated door prizes. Dorothy Walesewicz, who shares the club's title of president with her husband, Joe, said it was the... Full story

  • GOISD schools continue downward enrollment trend

    RYAN JARVI|Oct 20, 2014

    Of the six schools within the Gogebic-Ontonagon Intermediate School District, just one has seen an increase in this year's enrollment from last year. Excluding the few students who are counted as part of a separate district formed within the ISD, the six other GOISD schools have seen a drop of 433 total students-or a decrease of more than 16 percent-from 2009 to 2014, according to data provided by the GOISD and mischooldata.org. Wakefield-Marenisco, with a 2014 fall count of 291, has held close... Full story

  • Future USS Detroit christened in Wisconsin

    Oct 20, 2014

    MARINETTE, Wis. (AP) - The U.S. Navy has christened a warship named after Michigan's largest city. U.S. Sen. Carl Levin's wife, Barbara, broke a bottle of champagne across the bow to formally christen the future USS Detroit. Barbara Levin is the ship's sponsor. The christening took place Saturday on the Menominee River at the Marinette Marine Corp. shipyard in Marinette, Wisconsin. The ship will continue to undergo outfitting and testing before delivery to the Navy in 2015. Its home port will... Full story