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Articles from the March 20, 2020 edition


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  • OPEN WATERS

    Mar 20, 2020

  • Mercer to hold telephonic meetings

    Mar 20, 2020

    By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] MERCER, Wis. - The town of Mercer Board of Supervisors on Thursday unanimously approved a recommendation to conduct meetings by phone or video conference call. The regular meeting was held in the Community Center to be able to have chairs six-feet apart to avoid the potential spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Rather than continue with meetings that require a labor intensive disinfecting process the board decided on the electronic...

  • Positive COVID-19 test confirmed in Bayfield County

    Mar 20, 2020

    By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] BAYFIELD, Wis. — The Bayfield County Health Department announced Thursday the first case of COVID-19, or the coronavirus, in the county has been confirmed. The individual who tested positive developed symptoms shortly after traveling to a location where community spread of COVID-19 was happening, according to the health department. The department has reviewed self-quarantine procedures with the individual since the test. The department is in daily contact with the individual to monitor the s...

  • Wisconsin DMVs to close today for coronavirus cleaning

    Mar 20, 2020

    MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Tony Evers directed the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to review how best to protect the health and safety of citizens and employees of its Division of Motor Vehicles while still providing essential services during the coronavirus pandemic, leading to the decision to temporarily close DMV locations today for a deep clean. “Unfortunately, COVID-19 is having a dramatic impact on our communities. We want to help flatten the infection curve over the next few weeks to protect the most vulnerable among us. Limiting the...

  • Community calendar

    Mar 20, 2020

    Friday, March 20 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. EST, 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. Saturday, March 21 Union... Full story

  • Walter G. Jubeck

    Mar 20, 2020

    BERLIN, Wis. - Walter G. Jubeck, 90, of Wild Rose, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, at ThedaCare Medical Center in Berlin. He was born in Chicago, on April 23, 1929, to Thomas and Louise (Pospeck) Jubeck. A memorial service has been postponed due to the government mandated restrictions on mass gatherings. One will be scheduled at a later date.... Full story

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