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Memorial dedicated to air ambulance crash victims

WOODRUFF, WI (WSAU-WAOW) – A new memorial is honoring the lives of a crew that were lost during a helicopter crash three years ago. Klint Mitchell, Rico Caruso, and Greg Rosenthal lost their lives on April 26, 2018. They were the crew members on an air ambulance that crashed. They were flying back to Woodruff after a patient transport to Madison, the helicopter was 12 miles from its destination when it went down in a wooded area.
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Roy Charles Brunelle

BESSEMER, Mich. - In God's perfect time and with family at his side, Roy Charles Brunelle, 66, of Bessemer, peacefully left this world to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. Roy was born on Oct. 25, 1954, in Wakefield, a son of Robert Leon "Brute" and Mary...
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Dorothy Catherine Berg

ASHLAND, Wis. - Dorothy Catherine Berg, 96, of Saxon, passed away on Oct. 13, 2021, at Ashland Health Services with her family and beloved dog at her side. She was born on Oct. 26, 1924, in Ironwood, Michigan, the daughter of Joseph and Ella (Lamerand) Zuchowski. She attended both grade school and high school in Saxon. She was a housekeeper in Ironwood, Bert's Camp in Land O'Lakes, and in Green Bay, where she also mended socks for Packer players.

Roy Charles Brunelle

BESSEMER, Mich. - Roy Charles Brunelle, 66, of Bessemer, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. The family will greet relatives and friends on Saturday, Oct. 30, from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m., at All Saints Lutheran Church, 1202 Putnam St., in Wakefield, with the honor guard beginning at 10:15 a.m. A...

Wakefield City Council affected by COVID

Wakefield — The Wakefield City Council met quorum for its regular meeting on Monday night thanks to technological advances, after two members came down with COVID-19. Kay Wiita was the only member to attend in person. It was her final meeting, as she is not running for re-election in the Nov. 2 election.

Hurley School tweaks pandemic policy

Hurley — A slight policy change will allow Hurley students who test negative following a COVID-19 exposure to return to school sooner. The Hurley K-12 School Board of Education on Monday approved a change to the current close contact policy that requires a student with a close contact to wear a face covering for nine days instead of the previously required 14 days as long as they test negative after day five and do not have symptoms for COVID-19. The student could return to school on day eight but would be required to wear a face covering for days eight and nine.

Spooky season

Hurley high school sophomore Riley Holm plays the part of a purple gorilla and has some fun with Kyree Clark, 3, front, Millie Pawlak, 5, center, and Nora Pawlak, 7, before handing out candy at one station of the third annual Northern Iron County Engage Residents (NICER) Spooky Trail Walk Halloween event on Saturday at the Hurley K-12 School Adventure Trails. In back, watching, from righ, Caitlin Pawlak, Sue Pertile and Andrea Mackey. There were 445 people who attended the Trick or Treat Trail and 132 more attended the evening Terror Trail, according to Rebecca Holm, NICER organizer.

Daniel Koeppel

IRONWOOD, Mich. - Daniel Koeppel, 74, died at home on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. He was born on May 25, 1947, in Antigo, Wisconsin, to the late Norbert and Caroline (Lex) Koeppel. Dan graduated from Antigo High School in 1965. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Vietnam...

Community Calendar

Email calendar items and community news to [email protected] For more information, call 906-932-2211. Pickleball, 9 a.m.-noon, Patterson Courts, Ironwood. If rain: Memorial Building. Hurley Senior Center Board, 9 a.m., senior center, Hurley. St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry and Financial Assistance, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., located behind Our Lady of...

Minocqua sets stage for room tax increase

MINOCQUA – Minocqua’s room tax, which has remained stagnant at 4% since the mid-1980s, should go up to 5 ½%, but not until Jan. 1, 2023. That was the unanimous decision of the Minocqua town board last week after hearing concerns from accommodation representatives that they needed time to inform repeat customers of the increase.

City commission thanks Burchell for service

Ironwood — The Ironwood City Commission offered praise for the leadership of Mayor Annette Burchell, who is not running for reelection in November and was attending her last meeting as a commissioner on Monday. Commissioner Kim Corcoran, as Mayor Pro Tem, presented Burchell with a plaque as her fellow commissioners...

Sunbreak Monday — tackle it with these activities

(IRONWOOD, MI) The forecast is calling for sun today in Ironwood. Here are three ideas for how to make the most of it, along with a four-day forecast. Have a picnic: As the COVID-19 pandemic wears on, meeting a friend somewhere pretty with a basket of snacks can be a spontaneous way to enjoy a sunny afternoon in a safer environment than indoors. Risk levels should always be taken into account along with advice from health authorities on gathering sizes. Don’t forget your picnic blanket!