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Ojibway closing ranked as top story


December 31, 2018

P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe

SNOW FALLS last week on a bittersweet farewell to the Ojibway Correctional Facility, which closed on Dec. 1. The welcome sign at the Wakefield Visitors and Information Center reads "RIP OJIBWAY!" while small, white, handwritten signs read "RIP Ojibway - you'll be missed" and "Thank you!!" One of the messages includes a simple drawing of a sad face.

Editor's note: In the past several days, the Daily Globe has been counting down the top five stories of 2018. The fifth and final story today is about the Dec. 1 closing of the Ojibway Correctional Facility in Marenisco. Number 2 was the Feb. 21 downtown Ironwood fire. Number 3 was the Ironwood Township embezzlement case. Number 4 centered on events surrounding the murder of Wayne Valliere, Jr. in the Mercer, Wis., area a year ago. Number 5 addressed the recently passed three-year ambulance millage in Gogebic County.


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