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Articles from the November 7, 2019 edition


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  • Election results made official

    Tom LaVenture|Nov 7, 2019

    BESSEMER - The Gogebic County Canvasing Board approved Tuesday's general election results on Wednesday. There were 16 election items to review from the cities of Ironwood, Bessemer, Wakefield, Marenisco Township and Bessemer Public School District. The review board found that polling stations and election officials in each municipality were certified and the election ballots matched the number of scanned ballots. Gerry Pelissero, clerk of court and register of deeds for Gogebic County,...

  • Wisconsin DNR to delay Mercer staff move

    Tom LaVenture|Nov 7, 2019

    MERCER, Wis. — The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources said it will delay reassigning fisheries staff to Ashland by a year. The Wisconsin DNR said in October that programmatic changes would eventually transition permanent staff positions from field offices to service centers around the state. Two full-time fisheries biologists who currently work out of Mercer, agreed voluntarily to move to the Ashland service center early after learning the positions would be moved there after they retired or left. That timeline has been updated based o...

  • Community calendar

    Nov 7, 2019

    Thursday, Nov. 7 Pickleball, 9 a.m.-noon, Patterson courts or Ironwood Memorial Building. Gogebic County Veterans Service Officer, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Wakefield City Hall; 1-2 p.m., Watersmeet Township; 2:45-3:15 p.m., Marenisco Township. 906-667-1110. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. SMART Recovery, 4:30 p.m., 101 E. Mary St., Bessemer. Let’s talk Writing, 5:30 p.m., Ironwood Carnegie Library. Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Pere Menard Assembly 471, 6 p.m. business meeting, KC Hall, Ironwood. Alcoholics An... Full story

  • Paul D. Kangas

    Nov 7, 2019

    WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Paul D. Kangas, 73, of Ironwood passed away on Nov. 5, 2019, at the Gogebic Medical Care Facility in Wakefield. He was born in Ironwood on Nov. 15, 1945, the son of John and Laina (Sipponen) Kangas. He attended Ironwood schools and graduated from Luther L. Wright High School. Paul joined the U.S. Army and served in the Vietnam War. He worked at Michigan Bell Telephone Company as a technician for several years. Paul was an avid traveler. He was known as the "Quarterman" around... Full story

  • Ironwood keeps district run going, to play Calumet in final tonight

    Jason Juno|Nov 7, 2019

    IRONWOOD - Ironwood sure has taken to heart the old mantra that regular-season records don't matter come tournament time. The 9-15 Red Devils have now won more district tournament games (two) than conference games (one) as they prepare to host a district final against Calumet tonight. Ironwood beat Iron Mountain 25-14, 18-25, 25-15, 25-16 in Wednesday night's MHSAA Division 3 District 65 semifinal. "It just goes to show a record doesn't tell you what kind of team you're coming up against," Iron...