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Catholic church's La Rosa dinner carries on despite all odds


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IRONWOOD - In 45 previous years, the annual La Rosa Dinner at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church has resulted in a dining hall filled with folks happily chowing down a homemade spaghetti dinner while visiting with family and friends.

The COVID-19 pandemic now makes that sort of gathering impossible, and - as though that didn't represent enough of a challenge - Mother Nature also took the past weekend's wind chills well below zero throughout the region.

Even so, Alison Schlag said on Saturday afternoon that she and fellow volunteers were hoping to sell 1,3...