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Ironwood man donates hundreds of model war planes


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IRONWOOD - Robert Sertic of Ironwood is 88 and still going strong, but he's already left a legacy in relation to a decades-long hobby.

Sertic recently donated 270 model planes to Michigan Technological University.

"They have an Air Force ROTC program," said Sertic in explaining the school's interest.

He added that his daughter, Sue Pertile, also of Ironwood, put an ad out regarding the planes and MTU happened to answer it.

"My daughter and her husband brought them up there, which was a hard job," said Sertic, who hopes that the planes will help other peo...

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