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CNA students perform 'pumkinectomy'


October 30, 2021

Charity Smith/Daily Globe

HALEY AGEE, 15, front, and Madison Sterbenz, center with pumpkin, 16, both of the Ironwood Area School District perform a "pumpkinectomy" on Friday morning at the Lindquist Student Center at Gogebic Community College in Ironwood. Assisting them with the procedure, clockwise, are Aryonna Ozzello, far left, 16, of Bessemer Area Schools, Lauren Heikkila,16, of Wakefield-Marenisco School, Katie Sterbenz, surgical technician at Aspirus Grand View Surgical Center in Ironwood, and Lexi Holm, 16, far right, of Ironwood Area Schools.


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IRONWOOD - Five pumpkins underwent a "pumkinectomy" and came out smiling Jack-o'-lanterns early Friday morning at Gogebic Community College.

The patients in question all went by the alias "Candy Corn," and entrusted their winter squash wellbeing to "Dr. Frankenstein." The medical procedure was conducted at the Lindquist Student Center and at the courtesy of CNA program students from the Gogebic Ontonagon Intermediate School District.

"I think it's pretty fun," said Katie Sterbenz, a surgical technician at Aspirus Grand View in Ironwood, who assist...

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