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Articles from the November 16, 2021 edition


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  • Ironwood K-12 pivots to distance learning

    Nov 16, 2021

    By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] IRONWOOD — Ironwood Area Schools will switch to a distance learning model with online classes starting Wednesday, according to a press release from the school on Friday. The release identifies substitute shortages and seasonal illness as reasons for temporarily closing the school doors and going online. “Staff have often come to work sick because there aren’t enough substitutes available to cover for them,” the release says. “We currently have several staff members dealing with seasonal illnesses, su...

  • Veterans and families enjoy dinner at VFW

    Nov 16, 2021

    By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] BESSEMER - The parking lot was packed and there wasn't an empty seat as nearly 200 people gathered Thursday evening at the Bessemer VFW Post 3673 for a dinner to celebrate and honor those who have served their country. Post quartermaster John Frello acted as master of ceremonies. An invocation was given by Rev. Matthew Gunia of Trinity Lutheran Church in Ironwood. Tom DeCarlo presented the colors and the pledge of allegiance was recited, before a long...

  • John A. Brottlund

    Nov 16, 2021

    HURLEY, Wis. - John A. Brottlund, 95, of Ironwood Township, died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021, at the Villa Maria Health and Rehabilitation Center in Hurley. John was born on April 28, 1926, in Ironwood, son of John and Mabel (Westman) Brottlund. He attended Norrie, Newport and Central grade schools and was a 1944 graduate of Luther L. Wright High School. A day after graduation, John attended the Great Lakes Naval Academy and served on the USS President Hayes as rank baker 3rd class and was... Full story

  • Ida W. (Korhonen) (Koski) Rock

    Nov 16, 2021

    IRONWOOD, Mich. - Ida W. (Korhonen) (Koski) Rock, 104, of Ironwood, passed away on Nov. 12, 2021, at Westgate Nursing, Rehabilitation, and Assisted Living Community in Ironwood. Ketola-Burla Funeral Home of Ironwood is assisting the family.... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Nov 16, 2021

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Tuesday, Nov. 16 Gogebic-Ontonagon Community Action Agency food commodity distribution for seniors, Pioneer Park Apartments tenants only, Ironwood, 9-10 a.m.; Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Ironwood, parking lot, 10:30-11:15 a.m.; Mill Trace Apartments, Ironwood Township, parking lot, 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; Wildwood Apartments, Ironwood Township, community room, 12:30-12:45 p.m. Pickleball, 9 a.m.-noon, Patterson Courts, Ironwood.... Full story

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