Serving Gogebic, Iron and Ontonagon Counties

Peace Corp alumni to reunite


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IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP —The United States Peace Corps is 59-years-old this week and Peace Corps Volunteers around the world are celebrating its founding. Here in Ironwood Township, Virginia Kretschmar — who volunteered with the Peace Corps from 1987 to 1989 — has organized a dinner for the last six years as a reunion of local volunteers.

This year’s dinner will be held on Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Elk & Hound. Anyone interested in learning more about the Peace Corps is also welcome to attend.

During the dinner, the former volunteers swap stories, share photo...