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Chamber board approves Hiawatha repair downpayment

 

August 22, 2018

Richard Jenkins/Daily Globe

THE STATUE of Hiawatha, seen here Tuesday, in Ironwood will get some much needed repairs and refurbishment next summer after the Ironwood Chamber of Commerce's board voted Tuesday to send the necessary down-payment to begin work in June 2019.

By RICHARD JENKINS

rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com

IRONWOOD - Ironwood's Hiawatha statue is expected to get its much-needed repairs next summer, after the Ironwood Chamber of Commerce's board approved sending the first payment for the project Tuesday.

"The board approved making a down payment of 50 percent that will reserve us our time," chamber executive director Michael Meyer said.

While the chamber is still raising funds to pay for the repairs, Meyer said they didn't want to wait until all the money was gathered and then have the company's schedule fill up with other projects.

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