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Articles from the December 18, 2014 edition

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  • Nimrods hold off Tigers' big comeback attempt

    Jason Juno|Dec 18, 2014

    MERCER, Wis. - Watersmeet held off Mercer's furious comeback attempt for a 73-66 non-conference victory Wednesday night. Watersmeet freshman Bethany Baldwin scored 39 points, including some big shots down the stretch. "We played last night and played really hard and we just wanted to be confident and get another win," Baldwin said. It was the first loss of the season for the Tigers, who are looking to contend for a conference championship this season. "We just got outplayed tonight," Mercer... Full story

  • Methodists serve up 'Christmas Love'

    Alissa Pietila|Dec 18, 2014

    IRONWOOD - Congregation and community members gathered at Wesley United Methodist Church in Ironwood on Wednesday night for a "Christmas Love" dinner. Pastor Rosemary DeHut said they hold this event each year, and this year, they served ten families from local communities. Before the meal, DeHut said a prayer and thanked everyone for coming. "Bless this food, this fellowship, and this night," she said. During dinner, classic Christmas tunes were performed by Dale and Roberta Goman, along with... Full story

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    Dec 18, 2014

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  • Time to understand real threat to wolves

    Dec 18, 2014

    To the Editor, Joe Allen, in his Letter to the Editor published Dec. 13, said he has been a trapper for 40-plus years. That qualifies him as an experienced trapper but not as an expert on predator/prey relationships. There is no data to support his claim that “wolves have taken deer numbers to less than half of what they used to be.” Research shows deer numbers are affected less by predators than factors such as weather, food, habitat quality and human hunters. Research also shows that wolves actually strengthen the deer herd by culling the spr... Full story

  • Rosemary Cook

    Dec 18, 2014

    WOODRUFF, Wis. — Rosemary Cook, 52, of Manitowish Waters, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, at Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff. She was born on Sept. 1, 1962, the daughter of Orlando and Arvesta (nee Grayson) Tibaldo. Rosemary was preceded in death by her father, Orlando Tibaldo; and brother, Brian Tibaldo. She is survived by her husband, Brian Cook; children, Brian Jr. (Tammy) Cook, Jennifer (Mike) Bruzas and Jessica Cook (Jared Anderson); mother, Arvesta Tibaldo; grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Kaleb, Alexis and Logan; sisters, Julie H... Full story

  • James J. DaPra

    Dec 18, 2014

    RAMSAY, Mich. - James J. DaPra, 61, of Highland Avenue, Ramsay, Bessemer Township, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, in Ramsay. He was born Oct. 18, 1953, in Wakefield, son of the late Alphonse and Elizabeth (Johnson) DaPra. James attended Ramsay schools and graduated from the A.D. Johnston High School in Bessemer with the class of 1971. He also attended the Gogebic Community College in Ironwood, where he received an associate degree in culinary arts. James was employed at various restaurants. From... Full story