Serving Gogebic, Iron and Ontonagon Counties

Holiday tree burn lights up night

By TOM LAVENTURE

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IRONWOOD - A little later was a lot better when it came to the annual holiday tree bonfire on Sunday.

The 12th annual "Light up the Night" was later than the typical January event but was larger than usual, said Steve Lehto, president of the Norrie Amateur Sports Club, the Ironwood organization that organizes the bonfire celebration behind their Aspen Street clubhouse.

The evening temperatures cooled but the heat generated by 452 discarded Christmas trees and additional holiday wreaths produced a lot of heat along with putting a warm glow on th...