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Articles from the December 20, 2017 edition


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  • Devils beat Midgettes in defensive battle

    Jason Juno|Dec 20, 2017

    IRONWOOD - Ironwood coach Kari Jacquart told her team to expect a low-scoring defensive battle with rival Hurley and that's exactly what happened. The Red Devils defeated Hurley 42-30 Tuesday night in front of a good-sized pre-Christmas crowd. It was the third win for Ironwood in its last four meetings with Hurley. "It's a big game, everybody gets up for it," Ironwood coach Kari Jacquart said. "I'm still used to Bessemer being our rival because that's who it was when we played. It was really...

  • Sing, Choirs of Angels

    Dec 20, 2017

  • Iron County joins statewide legal effort against opioid makers

    Richard Jenkins|Dec 20, 2017

    HURLEY — Iron County is joining other Wisconsin counties in filing lawsuits against the manufactures of opioid medications, after the Iron County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution to that effect Tuesday. The lawsuit is part of the Wisconsin Counties Association’s effort to involve as many of the state’s 72 counties as possible in legal action against the pharmaceutical companies. “They’re trying to get all 72 counties on board, there’s right around 50 — or a little better than 50 — that are finally onboard with it,” County board chai...

  • Eugene R. 'Eggy' Ridanpaa

    Dec 20, 2017

    MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. — Eugene R. “Eggy” Ridanpaa, 85, formerly of Ironwood, died peacefully at home on Monday, Dec. 18. He is survived by children, Gena Ridanpaa, Jackie (Andrew) Fritsch and Teri Jo (Todd) Spencer. He was a proud grandpa of Haley Jo Spencer, Evyn Rae Spencer, Jackson Paul Spencer and Nicholas Andrew Fritsch and further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends and special friend Clara Borneman. Eugene was preceded in death by his wife, Joanne (nee Johnson), as well as his parents, three brothers and two siste...

  • Community Calendar

    Dec 20, 2017

    Wednesday, Dec. 20 Christian Men of the Northland, 6:30 a.m., Uptown Cafe, Ironwood. Hurley Monday-Wednesday Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten-1st Grade Concert, 8:30 a.m. Hurley K-12 School. Mentoring of Moms, 9-10:30 a.m., Range Community Bible Church, Hurley. 715-561-4355. Cuddlebugs Story time for babies and toddlers, 9:30 a.m., Ironwood Carnegie Library. Hurley 2nd-4th Grade Concert, 10 a.m. Hurley K-12 School. Alcoholics Anonymous, open meeting, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. DOVE Support Group, noon-2 p.m. 906-932-4990....

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