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Community participates in cleanup day in spite of rain


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Students, FROM left, Nick Backlund, Sophia Halverson and Amelia Green assist in unloading contents of a trailer into a front end loader at the Ironwood city-wide cleanup day on Saturday. Volunteers from the Ironwood JROTC assisted Ironwood city staff at the twice-annual event.


IRONWOOD - In spite of a rainy day on Saturday, city staff worked with Ironwood's JROTC and other volunteers to offer their twice-yearly citywide cleanup day. Cars were parked well down Ayer Street in advance of the event, but due to the rain, turnout was down somewhat and the residents did not have to wait long to unload.

According to city manager Scott Erickson, the day is one of the most popular events the city offers for its residents. "Usually there is a morning rush at the start at 8 a.m. and a late rush toward the end of the time at 11 a....

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