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Articles from the April 26, 2017 edition


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  • Miners lose to Red Devils in first-ever softball game

    Pat Krause|Apr 26, 2017

    IRONWOOD – Anticipation was in the air as a large-sized crowd gathered to watch the Gogebic Miners and Ironwood square off in a softball game on Tuesday. Bessemer and Wakefield-Marenisco were playing as a co-op team for the first time in each school's history and many believed the two schools were playing softball as a high school sport for the first time ever. When it was over, a good Ironwood team defeated Gogebic 15-4, but the Red Devils only led 5-3 after three innings and the Gogebic f...

  • Pelicans at play

    Apr 26, 2017

  • Ironwood woman's police chase trial begins

    Richard Jenkins|Apr 26, 2017

    BESSEMER — The first day of the trial of an Ironwood woman accused of fleeing the police ended Tuesday with both sides resting their cases in Gogebic County Circuit Court, leaving just closing arguments and deliberations prior to the verdict. Gina Marie Ransanici, 41, of Aspen Street, is facing one felony count of third degree fleeing a police officer; and two misdemeanors — reckless driving and operating a vehicle without a license on her person. The felony carries a potential maximum sentence of five years in prison, while the mis...

  • Community Calendar

    Apr 26, 2017

    Wednesday, April 26 Christian Men of the Northland, 6:30 a.m., Uptown Cafe, Ironwood. Mentoring of Moms, 9-10:30 a.m., Range Community Bible Church, Hurley. 715-561-4355. Alcoholics Anonymous, open meeting, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. DOVE Support Group, noon-2 p.m. 906-932-4990. Ironwood/Hurley Rotary Club, 12:15 p.m., Elk and Hound Restaurant, Ironwood. Iron County Veterans Service Officer, 1-3 p.m., Mercer, Wis., Town Hall. 715-561-2190. Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Governme...

  • James Joseph Sturgul Sr.

    Apr 26, 2017

    RENTON, Wash. - James Joseph Sturgul Sr., 78, of Renton, passed away peacefully in the presence of his family on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017, after a long and courageous fight to overcome his health ailments. James is survived by his devoted wife of 42 years, Amelia; his children, Christopher "Stoph" Sturgul, Brooklyn, N.Y., Isabelle Casey, Evergreen, Colo., Mary Petering, Houston, Texas, and James Joseph Sturgul Jr., Kent; their spouses, Mark Gallagher, Tony Casey, Troy Petering and Tammy...

  • Margaret C. Tuominen

    Apr 26, 2017

    HURLEY, Wis. - Margaret C. Tuominen, 101, former longtime Montreal resident, died peacefully Sunday afternoon, April 23, 2017, at Villa Maria Health and Rehabilitation Center in Hurley, with her loving family by her side. The former Margaret Barnaby came into this life on Nov. 24, 1915, in Ironwood, Mich., daughter of the late Alphonse and Agnes (Hansen) Barnaby. She attended St. Ambrose School and graduated from St. Ambrose High School in 1935. She then was employed briefly in local "dime"...

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