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Articles from the August 19, 2014 edition

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  • Ironwood volleyball

    Aug 19, 2014

  • Office space contentious point for school board

    Cortney Ofstad|Aug 19, 2014

    IRONWOOD - The location of offices inside Luther L. Wright School in Ironwood were a focal point of discussion that split the board during an Ironwood Area Schools Board of Education meeting Monday evening. According to board member Leroy Johnson, he had some safety concerns regarding the location of one of the elementary offices on the first floor. With LLW becoming a K-12 building officially this upcoming school year, an early initial plan was to have the middle-high school office move up...

  • Levin: Afghanistan effort not a failure

    Ralph Ansami|Aug 19, 2014

    IRONWOOD - As Carl Levin prepares to leave office after spending the past 36 years as a U.S. senator, he wants Americans to know the effort in Afghanistan has not been a failure. While he said polls show 60 percent or more of Americans believe U.S. policies in Afghanistan have failed, he said, "We've accomplished a hell of a lot." Levin, D-Detroit, spoke to a Monday noon Gogebic County Democratic Party luncheon gathering at Tacconelli's. It was an opportunity for key members of the party to...

  • City council denies snowshoe property sale

    Ryan Jarvi|Aug 19, 2014

    BESSEMER — Bessemer’s City Council denied selling the 7.1 acres of property near Steiger’s Field to private citizens, but did not make it an addition to nearby Bluff Valley Park as recommended by the city’s planning commission. At its meeting Monday, the council voted against selling the property, with Marlene Zaleski casting the only dissenting vote. “The feedback that I got from John Doe public was don’t sell it. Don’t sell any part of it,” Mayor Butch Semmerling said. Ron Zaleski, a member of the planning commission, and his wife, Marlene,...

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    Aug 19, 2014

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