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Articles from the December 5, 2015 edition


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  • South Shore escapes Ironwood with five-point win

    Jason Juno|Dec 5, 2015

    IRONWOOD - Ironwood proved that focusing a defense on Emily DiGiorgio isn't going to work. The Devils received balanced scoring, but it wasn't enough as Shauna Kavajecz had a monster night, made the game-deciding play in crunch time, and led South Shore to a 68-63 Indianhead Conference victory over Ironwood Friday. The Cardinals beat two conference contenders this week in Hurley and Ironwood, even though Megan Gustafson is playing at Division I Iowa this year instead of Port Wing. The Cardinals... Full story

  • Irene Florence Mildren

    Dec 5, 2015

    IRONWOOD, Mich. - Irene Florence Mildren, 89, of Lake Road, Ironwood Township, passed on to be with her loving Savior, Jesus Christ, on Monday, Dec. 1, 2015, in Ironwood. Irene was born on Dec. 20, 1925, in Ironwood, to Henry Nestor and Hilma Johanna (Syrjala) Hautala. She grew up with loving parents along with her four loving brothers. She was their only daughter and grew up in the Christian faith. At an early age, Irene learned the importance of community, liking people, working hard, and... Full story

  • Thomas J. Radzwilowicz

    Dec 5, 2015

    WATERSMEET, Mich. — Thomas J. Radzwilowicz, 62, a longtime resident of Watersmeet, died peacefully Wednesday evening, Dec. 2, 2015, at home. Thomas was born Aug. 19, 1953, in Menominee, son of the late Walter and Clementine (Gubala) Radzwilowicz. He attended Watersmeet schools and graduated from the Watersmeet High School with the class of 1971. He also attended Gogebic Community College where he majored in business. His parents owned and operated Clem’s Cafe in Watersmeet and Thomas worked there for many years. He was also the township secreta... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Dec 5, 2015

    Saturday, Dec. 5 Alcoholics Anonymous, 11 a.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Children’s Gingerbread House Event, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Bessemer Public Library. Bessemer Community Christmas Party, 11:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., Bessemer. Community Pickleball Paddlers, 2-5 p.m., Mercer School gymnasium. 715-776-4588. Sunday, Dec. 6 Alcoholics Anonymous, 1 p.m., closed meeting, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. National Finnish American Festival chorus Christmas Concert, 2 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Gogebic Range Trail Aut... Full story

  • Cardinals stop Speedgirls

    Pat Krause|Dec 5, 2015

    WAKEFIELD - Wakefield-Marenisco used a suffocating press and a relentless running game to overcome Bessemer 56-42 in Copper Mountain Conference action on Friday night. "The key was our press-they had a tough time handling it," Cardinal coach Bruce Mahler said. "We went with a full-court press the whole game and when we get the ball we will run all the time. We're a running, pressing team as much as we can. The other key in the game was Rachel Obradovich's defensive play on Rachel Mazurek and... Full story

  • Iron County officials work to develop mass care plan

    Richard Jenkins|Dec 5, 2015

    HURLEY — Officials from a number of Iron County agencies met Friday at the Iron County Memorial Building to participate in a table-top exercise to develop a mass care plan for the county. The plan would be used in instances where the county needed to open up a temporary shelter, Iron County Health Officer Zona Wick explained, and could cover a range of emergencies including ice storms, tornadoes or fires. The creation of a care plan is required by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the state, which provides funding to the c... Full story

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