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Articles from the December 17, 2016 edition

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  • Jury convicts Ironwood man on six counts

    Richard Jenkins|Dec 17, 2016

    BESSEMER - It took the jury just over an hour Friday to convict an Ironwood man of all six charges it was asked to deliberate on. Donovan Howard Payeur, 32, was found guilty of possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, conspiracy to possess meth with intent to deliver, felon in possession of a weapon, felon in possession of ammunition, possession of a controlled substance-marijuana and possession of a weapon while committing a felony. The two most serious charges Payeur was facing,...

  • Hurley residents no longer without grocery store

    Larry Holcombe|Dec 17, 2016

    HURLEY - After a wait of 1,014 days, Hurley finally has a grocery store again. The wait was just a little longer Friday, as final preparations pushed a 10 a.m. store opening to 1:30 p.m., but a good-sized crowd flowed through the doors and check-out lanes. Store manager Rich Friederichs, of Hurley, said business had been going real good about two hours after they opened. Standing at the front door greeting customers as they came in and thanking them as they left, Friederichs said they'd had a...

  • Janet Moilanen

    Dec 17, 2016

    BESSEMER, Mich. - Janet Moilanen peacefully passed away at her home on Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 14, 2016, at the age of 87 years old. Janet was born to Henry (Earl) and Astrid Sibley on June 12, 1929, in Wakefield. Janet was preceded in death by her mother and father; her husband, John Moilanen; a son, John; a daughter, Jayne; a brother, Ray Sibley; and a sister, Muriel Busch. She is survived by her Aunt Clara Wiita, Wakefield; sister, Betty Perron, Temperance; daughter, Judy (Dan) Servia,... Full story

  • Joseph George Karius

    Dec 17, 2016

    TOMAHAWK, Wis. - Joseph George Karius, 77, died Dec. 15, 2016, from non-Hodgkins lymphoma at home in Tomahawk. Joe was born July 8, 1939, in Milwaukee, the son of James and Louise (Ament) Karius. He graduated from Marquette University High School in 1956. He earned a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communications from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1963; and a master's degree in communications from the University of Iowa in 1965. Joe married Joyce Curtis in 1962; they... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Dec 17, 2016

    Saturday, Dec. 17 Community Pickleball Paddlers, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Mercer School gymnasium. 715-776-4588. Children’s Story Time, 10 a.m., Wakefield Public Library. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Sunday, Dec. 18 Alcoholics Anonymous, 1 p.m., closed meeting, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Wesley United Methodist Church, Ironwood. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., Sharon Lutheran Church, Bessemer. Monday, Dec. 19 Iron County Food Pantry, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 72 Michigan... Full story