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Articles from the December 1, 2018 edition


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  • Community calendar

    Dec 1, 2018

    Saturday, Dec. 1 Men’s Breakfast, 8 a.m., Havenwood Baptist Church, 501 Copper St., Hurley. Gingerbread House building, 10 a.m.-noon, Bessemer Public Library. Reading of the Christmas Story, 10 a.m., Heritage Christian Book and Gifts, 610 Ayer St. Cookie decorating contest, 10 to 11:30 a.m., children ages 3-12, Ironwood Carnegie Library. Union Station Food Pantry and Food Bank, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 252 E. Ayer St., Ironwood. Alcoholics Anonymous, 11 a.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Community Pickleball Paddlers, 2-5 p.m., M...

  • State formally ends Ojibway's 47-year history here today

    P.J. Glisson|Dec 1, 2018

    MARENISCO - Today is the official date of closure for the Ojibway Correctional Facility in Marenisco. It's a practical matter for the Michigan Department of Corrections and a personal one for local residents, who learned only last summer of the state's decision. According to Chris Gautz, public relations representative for MDOC, more than 800 prisoners from OCF already were moved to other prisons as of a few weeks ago. As for about 200 employees, he said, "The vast majority have been...

  • Area schools prepare holiday concerts

    Larry Holcombe|Dec 1, 2018

    One of the highlights for any school music program is the annual holiday concert. Whatever the name - Christmas program, holiday performance or winter concert - it's a great time to make music as multiple generations of family members gather in auditoriums and gymnasiums across the region. Area school districts have planned 16 holiday concerts in 16 days. Ironwood's elementary holiday concert is first on the calendar on Thursday, Dec. 6, at 6 p.m. in the Luther L. Wright K-12 School's second...

  • Special recreation meeting called

    Dec 1, 2018

    IRONWOOD — As part of the city of Ironwood updating its five-year parks and recreation plan, a special meeting has been called for Wednesday, Dec. 12, in the Memorail Building women’s club room. The public is being encouraged to attend and provide input. The five-year plan not only allows city officials to plan for projects and improvements, but it is necessary when the city seeks grants through various funding agencies. Many of the projects in the five-year plan that is expiring were either funded or are being considered for grants. The ses...

  • Joan Wrege

    Dec 1, 2018

    OSHKOSH, Wis. - Joan Wrege, 79, of Oshkosh, formerly of Bessemer, Mich., passed away Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, surrounded by her family at Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh. A celebration of her life will be at noon Saturday, Dec. 8, at Poklasny Funeral Home, 870 W. South Park, Oshkosh, officiated by William Urbrock of Oshkosh, retired professor of religious studies at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. A visitation with the family will be from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. Please...

  • Ann Yelich Mac Vicar

    Dec 1, 2018

    LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. - Ann Yelich Mac Vicar, 87, passed away from natural causes on Nov. 19, 2018, after living her most recent 20 years in Laguna Niguel. She had lived in Ironwood, Mich., through high school. She is survived by her husband, Bruce; her siblings, Louis Yelich, Veronica Uzelac and Bernice Martinez; and numerous nieces and nephews. Her funeral Mass will be held on Dec. 4, at 10 a.m., at St. Timothy Catholic Church in Laguna Niguel. Ann was a light to all who knew her and...

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