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Articles from the May 12, 2017 edition


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  • 1st Congressional candidate Brady visits Ironwood

    May 12, 2017

    IRONWOOD - The campaign for the 1st Congressional seat in the 2018 election came to the Gogebic Range Thursday as Democrat Dwight Brady visited Ironwood. Boasting he is the only born-and-raised Yooper to enter the race so far; Brady said he grew up in Schoolcraft County, where his parents bought and renovated an old resort to operate. "It was a great place to grow up, it really was. We had to work hard on weekends to clean cabins and wash boats, and of course there's always lawns to mow and...

  • Northwood's Manufacturing hosts open house today

    May 12, 2017

    By LARRY HOLCOMBE [email protected] HURLEY — Northwood’s Manufacturing will host its fourth annual open house today from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hurley K-12 School. Woods instructor Roger Peterson said the event is a great way for parents, businesses and the community at large to see their operation in action and learn more about what they have to offer. NM is more than just a school shop program, according to Peterson, who works alongside metals instructor Jake Hostettler. The metals department deals with machine tooling and welding...

  • American Red Cross sets up shop in Wakefield

    May 12, 2017

    By IAN MINIELLY [email protected] WAKEFIELD - The American Red Cross set up a blood donation clinic in the Wakefield gym on Thursday. According to the Red Cross, they come to this area every three to four weeks during the school year and are planning on coming back July 19 to the Ironwood area. The Red Cross said they typically receive about 24 units or pints of blood when they set up in one of the area schools. They said they drew 60 pints at the Memorial Building in Ironwood on...

  • Community calendar

    May 12, 2017

    Friday, May 12 Mercer Cribbage, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Mercer Senior Center. Mercer Food Pantry, noon-1 p.m., Railroad Street, Mercer, Wis. Emergencies: 715-476-7655. Alcoholics Anonymous/Al-Anon, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Gogebic Community College Graduation Ceremony, 6:30 p.m., Lindquist Center. Harbortown AA, 7:30 p.m. EDT, Ontonagon United Methodist Church basement, next to Holiday gas station, Ontonagon. area74.org. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Saturday, May... Full story

  • Sylvia Ida (Hedberg) Rydzinski

    May 12, 2017

    IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Sylvia Ida (Hedberg) Rydzinski, 98, a resident of Ironwood Township, passed away early Thursday morning, May 11, 2017, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Sylvia was born on March 15, 1919, in North Bessemer, the 10th child of 12 to loving parents Andrew and Ida Marie (Jokela) Hedberg. Sylvia attended Luther L. Wright High School and graduated in 1936. On June 27, 1942, she married her true love Edward Rydzinski. They were blessed with three children. Sylvia... Full story

  • Donald A. Smith

    May 12, 2017

    PARK FALLS, Wis. - Donald A. Smith, 88, of Mercer, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at Flambeau Hospital in Park Falls. Don was born on Nov. 15, 1928, in Milwaukee, the son of Arthur and Lillian (nee Bann) Smith. Don served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from Jan. 19, 1951 to Dec. 12, 1952, where he was stationed in Alaska during the Korean War. After leaving the service Don then worked for the Grunau Company for 31 years. The Grunau Company specializes in large commercial work and in... Full story

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