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Articles from the November 26, 2019 edition

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  • Ironwood to study water filtration soon

    Tom LaVenture|Nov 26, 2019

    By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD — The Ironwood City Commission on Monday 4-0 approved a preliminary engineering report for the city’s pump station and water filtration improvements. Commissioner Joseph Cayer was not present with an excused absence. SEH (Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc.) of Minneapolis, was awarded a $45,000 contract as the recommended firm among five engineering firms that specialize in water infrastructure and that replied to the request for proposals, said city manager Scott Erickson. The proposals amo...

  • Holiday Lights

    Nov 26, 2019

  • Bessemer Township receives Fourth of July 50-50 winnings

    Kim E. Strom|Nov 26, 2019

    RAMSAY - At its regular meeting of the board Monday, Bessemer Township received a check for $7,500 from the Ramsay 4th of July committee. The funds were obtained from the sale of 50/50 tickets this summer. The committee sold a total of 15,000 50/50 raffle tickets during the Fourth of July celebrations. The prize for the winner amounted to $7,500. A drawing was held and no one came forward to claim the prize, said 50/50 chair person Tori Davey. "I called the name and waited for a shout, but none...

  • Community Calendar

    Nov 26, 2019

    Tuesday, Nov. 26 Pickleball, 10 a.m.-noon, Ironwood Memorial Building. Gogebic County Veterans Service Officer, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Ironwood Memorial Building. 906-667-1110. Breakfast For Your Brain, 10 a.m., Mercer, Wis., Community Center. 715-561-2695. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Ironwood Kiwanis Club, noon, Golden Dragon. Woods and Blooms Garden Club, 6:30 p.m., Haines Civic Center, Mercer, Wis. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, Ironwood. Gover... Full story

  • James Lee O'Leary Sr.

    Nov 26, 2019

    ASHLAND, Wis. - James Lee O'Leary Sr. died unexpected at his home in Ashland on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. He was 87. James "Jim" was born on Aug. 3, 1932, in Ironwood, Mich., to Philip and Hulda (Noreen) O'Leary. He graduated from St. Ambrose High School in Ironwood and completed his bachelor's degree at Marquette University in Milwaukee, and his master's degree at the University of Minnesota. Jim was a much-lauded life-long teacher, starting his teaching career at Northland College in the late... Full story