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Articles from the November 4, 2017 edition

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  • Idol Voices

    Nov 4, 2017

  • Early brutal start to winter likely to change to average

    Ralph Ansami|Nov 4, 2017

    MARQUETTE — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder declared Nov. 5-11 Winter Hazards Awareness Week more than a week after the snow began falling throughout much of the Upper Peninsula. While 15.2 inches of snow had fallen at Ironwood through Friday and the November temperatures have been unseasonably cold, it’s too early to say the area will be in for a brutal winter. As of Friday, the average reading for the month in Ironwood of 27.6 degrees compared to the 116-year average of 36.7 degrees. The 5 inc...

  • Iron County board to vote on budget, tax increase

    Richard Jenkins|Nov 4, 2017

    HURLEY — The Iron County Board of Supervisors is expected to approve the county’s budget for the 2018 fiscal year Tuesday, which — unless the board changes the figures — will include a millage increase. The expected rate will be .0056 mill, according to documents given to the board, which translates to $5.63 for every $1,000 of taxable value. That is an 87-cent increase from the previous year’s $4.76 per $1,000 of value. While the county-wide rate is increasing, the impact on individual properties will depend on what town taxpayers live in a...

  • Community Calendar

    Nov 4, 2017

    Saturday, Nov. 4 Community Pickleball Paddlers, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Mercer, Wis., School gymnasium. 715-776-4588. Superior Shooters Sight-In, 9 a.m., Ironwood Township, Superior Range Shooters Club, 906-285-0475. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Sunday, Nov. 5 Alcoholics Anonymous, 1 p.m., closed meeting, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Iron County Regional Trail Group, kickoff and social event, 2 p.m., Sharon’s Coffee Company, Hurley. Mercer Health and Wellness Pickleball, 3-6 p.m., Mercer, Wis., Com... Full story

  • Mark Steven Vizanko

    Nov 4, 2017

    MARSHFIELD, Wis. — Mark Steven Vizanko, 65, of Peeksville, Wis., died on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, at Marshfield Medical Center in Marshfield. He was born on April 28, 1952, in Ironwood, the son of James and Toby (Shurmack) Vizanko. He graduated from Luther L. Wright High School in Ironwood, and then earned his Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Michigan Tech in Houghton, Mich. Mark worked as an electrical engineer supervisor for many years and then moved to the Northwoods and started his own business, Buddy Electric, in B... Full story

  • Edward Zeliska

    Nov 4, 2017

    BESSEMER, Mich. - Edward Zeliska, 92, a long-time resident of Bessemer, died Friday evening, Oct. 27, 2017. Ed was born on Oct. 21, 1925, in Puritan Location, Bessemer Township, a son of John and Mary (Mojeck) Zeliska. He spent his early years on what the family lovingly called "the farm" on the back of Powderhorn Mountain. Ed would often reminisce about the wonderful times he had with his siblings fishing, churning butter and eating delicious foods. At 18, Ed enlisted and proudly served his cou... Full story