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Is buying your dog a Stormy Kromer hat too much?
So, I bought a Christmas gift card for Jay Weber from the Stormy Kromer hat company up in my old stompin' grounds of Ironwood, MI. The perfect gift for an outdoorsy middle aged man. One of the things that came up was some of the items available from Stormy's website. How about a Stormy Kromer hat fo
Area Hoops Roundup -- Friday, Dec. 14
• At Hurley 46, Bayfield 42 — The Midgettes held off the Trollers in Indianhead Conference action. Hurley (3-1 IC, 5-2 overall) went into the break leading by nine, and the Midgettes did enough to keep Bayfield (3-1, 4-4) from coming back in the second half.
Midget girls drop pair in IC play
The Butternut High School girls' basketball team lost a pair of Indianhead Conference games last week, falling to visiting Ironwood 63-32 on Friday, Dec. 7, and losing 51-32 at Bayfield on Tuesday, Dec. 4.
Former Mercer man convicted of 4th, 5th OWI
A former Mercer-area man is facing jail time after being convicted of his fourth and fifth OWIs in Price County Circuit Court Oct. 16. Michael P. Keding, 63, was sentenced to six months jail time, a $2,185 fine, and 36 months of driver’s license revocation and AODA counseling for the fifth OWI charg
Fe University offers cross country ski instruction at MECCA
To encourage area seniors to enjoy winter activities, Fe University will offer a cross-country ski instruction course in four two-hour sessions, Jan. 3, 8, 10, 15. Each class will be held from 1-3 p.m. at the MECCA ski trail in Mercer and will involve mostly on-snow instruction. Instruction will be
Fe University to teach cross-country skiing
To encourage area seniors to enjoy winter activities, Fe University will offer a cross-country ski instruction course in four two-hour sessions, Jan. 3, 8, 10, 15. Each class will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the MECCA ski trail in Mercer and will involve mostly on-snow instruction. Instruction
Michigan gov signs controversial minimum wage, paid sick leave laws
(CNN) - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed two controversial measures into law Friday that critics say go against the will of voters by watering down changes to the state's minimum wage and medical leave rules after Republicans removed more aggressive proposals from the November ballot.
Area Hoops Roundup -- Thursday, Dec. 13
• At Drummond 41, Hurley 37 — The Lumberjacks defeated the Midgets in Indianhead Conference boys hoops action Thursday. Hurley (1-2 IC, 1-3 overall) went into the break leading by a pair, but Drummond (2-1, 2-4) squeaked ahead in the second half en route to its second conference win of the season.
Wisconsin employers look to build child care solutions
LA CROSSE - Employers in western Wisconsin hope improving access to child care in rural communities will help build the local workforce.
Area schools prepare holiday concerts
One of the highlights for any school music program is the annual holiday concert. Whatever the name - Christmas program, holiday performance or winter concert - it's a great time to make music as multiple generations of family members gather in auditoriums and gymnasiums across the region.
Police search for man who tossed Molotov cocktail into home
MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee police are looking for a man who may have been burned after throwing a Molotov cocktail into a home on the city's northwest side.
12-Year-Old Michigan Boy Raises $2,500 to Pay for Best Friend’s Headstone After Death
A 12-year-old boy in Michigan is winning praise after he raised thousands of dollars to buy his best friend a headstone. K.J. Gross beat cancer twice, but local reports said that six years later, he was diagnosed with congestive heart failure. Gross died in the spring, but Kaleb Klakulak, the friend
Michigan finds more PFAS in northern Michigan town
PFAS contamination in a northern Michigan community continues to threaten drinking water supplies, two years after two forms of the toxic chemicals were discovered on military installations and spreading off-base.
Michigan governor signs measures to scale-back initiatives
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed Republican-backed laws to significantly scale back citizen-initiated measures to raise the minimum wage and require paid sick leave for workers.
‘He called our son a sinner’: Michigan parents slam priest for condemning their son’s suicide at his funeral
Although the Catholic Church considers suicide a sin, it does not encourage bringing up this fact during the funerals of people who have taken their own lives. The Toledo Blade reports that one priest in Michigan did just that this week, however, when he delivered a lengthy sermon about the immorali
Washburn defeats Hurley in overtime
WASHBURN — The Washburn High School girls basketball team needed all the time it could get Friday in its Indianhead Conference opener.
Area Hoops Roundup -- Monday, Dec. 10
• At Mellen 57, South Shore 41 — The Granite Diggers took it to the Cardinals early and held on for the win in Indianhead Conference action Monday. Mellen (2-0 IC, 2-1 overall) led by 18 at the break, and held off South Shore (0-3, 0-4) in the second half despite being outscored 27-25.
Michigan UP river will be on a postage stamp in 2019
IRONWOOD, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan river will be featured in a new set of postage stamps highlighting scenic rivers.
Manitowish Waters Lioness hosts annual holiday open house
MANITOWISH WATERS - Finding the perfect holiday home can take time, but a fundraiser for the Manitowish Waters Lioness tries to make that easier every year.
UP river will be on a postage stamp in 2019
Ironwood – A Michigan river will be featured in a new set of postage stamps highlighting scenic rivers. The Ontonagon River in the Upper Peninsula will be one of 12 stamps to be released in 2019. The Daily Globe in Ironwood reports the stamp shows a branch of the river in Gogebic County.