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Hurley Musicians Wow
Standing Room Only Audience

Hurley - December 16, 2009

The Hurley School auditorium was filled to capacity Monday evening as family and friends of the school's young and talented musicians presented their annual Christmas Band Concert.

Members of the fifth, sixth, Jr. High and Senior High school bands entertained the standing room only crowd with the joyous sounds of holiday songs. The student musicians were directed by Dan Mykkanen, Music Director.



Hurley Students Practice Preventative Care

Students and teachers from the Hurley K-12 School work hard to clean off road grim from the mural that they painted just last year. The young lady scrubbing away is one of the shadows painted on the north wall of the under-pass . She has significantly outgrown her shadow from last year, but not her desire to contribute to her community.  Hurley K12 teachers, Terri and Shelli are also working to to keep the school project from falling into a state of disrepair.

Hurley High School Students Receive 
Scholarships For Academic Excellence

Hurley - May 22, 2009

More than ninety Scholarships were awarded to students of the Hurley High School during the 2009 Scholarship Night. While several students earned more than one scholarship, many individuals earned their rewards for academic achievement. Quite an achievement for a small school district.



Huriey Education Association Scholarship Alex Polkinghome
Amanda Alvey, Lydia Patrtto,
Cody Kivisto & Charlie Davis
AFSCME Council 40 Memorial Donna Gaethke Memorial Scholarship Erin Worzalla
Huriey Booster Club Scholarship Jay Aijala. Cody Kivisto
Hurley American Legion Scholarship Elizabeth Harrington
Hurley American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship Jay Aijala & Hailey Manzanares
Hurley PTO Scholarship Braidy Thompson, Gary Leonj
& S!epharoie Tijan
Phyllis Andrews Fine Arts Scholarship Lydia Patritto
Bayfield Electric Scholarship Colette Vittone
Felix and Erma Patritto Sdlolarship Hailey Manzanares
Nathan LaFortune Scholarship Kayla Windt
Foley Mason Scholarship Sandrea Batiste
Ironwood-Hurley Rotary Club Scholarship Giana Saari & Elizabeth Harrington
St. Mary's Church Scholarship Sandrea Batiste
Mary Pisani Scholarship Corrine Ofstad
Marino Pisani Scholarship Amanda Alvey
Zera Tabacchi Scholarship Lauren Enking
Vietnam Veterans of America Gogebic Range. Chapter 529 SchoIarship Jennifer Markowski
Hurley Lioness Scholarship Amanda Alvey, Stephanie Tijan & Erin Worzalla
Gerald Peltonen Music Scholarship Sandrea Batiste
Hurley School Singers Scholarship Amanda Alvey and Alex Polkinghome
White Thunder Riders Scholarship Brittany Czerneski and
Lauren Enking
Iron County Recreational Council Scholarship Corinne Ofstad
Dominic Giacomino Scholarship Corinne Ofstad
Dogwood Scholarship Corinne Ofstad
Bronson Anderson Scholarship Gary Leoni
Mary Obertone Nursing Scholarship Elizabeth Harrington
Ero Nasi Scholarship Charles Davis
Angelo Luppino Scholarship Hannah Grawn
Paisano's Club Scholarship Giana Saari
Betty Jane Lamerand Scholarship Corinne Ofstad
Town of Oma Robert Voss Scholarship
Lauren Enking, John Kutz and Giana  Saari
Glenn "Mishko' Wicklund Memorial Scholarship Jessica Leoni
Ojibway Corrections Facility Employer's Club Scholarship Jessica Leoni
Ben and Pauline Endnzzi Schotarsnip. Stephanie Rian
Gile Flowage Association Scholarship Courtney DeRosso
Danielle Ladwig Scholarship Lauren Enking
Spanish Language Recognition  Scholarship Elisha Carroll and Erin Worzalla
Cole Routsala Scholarship Lydia Patritto
River Valley State Bank Scholarship Amanda Alvey &
Trevor Vuorenmaa
Iron County Credit Union Scholarship Elizabeth Harrington & Trevor Vuorenmaa
Andrew & Amelia Sekelsky Scholarship Elisha Carroll
Granview Hospital Foundation Scholarship Hailey Manzanares
Robin Collins Scholarship Hannah Grawn
Amanda Koski Scholarship Jessica Leoni
Herb Kohl Initiative Scholarship 
Britlni McDonald
44/23/31 Scholarship Kayla Windt
Mathlab LLC Scholarship Cody Kivisto
Esia Frello Safely Home Memoria! Scholarship Cody Kivisto
Hurley Knights of Columbus Scholarship Giana Saari, Sandrea Batiste and Amanda Alvey
Iron County Senior Citizens Scholarship
 Brittany Czerneski
Mercer Lions Club Scholarship Hailey Manzanares
Clifford Korpi Scholarship Erin Worzalla
Pickera/Diluna Scholarship Kayla Windt
Midget Spirit Scholarship Jay Aijala
Nancy Caruso Scholarship
 Caitlin Ginnery and  Molly Wolfe
Schilleman Bus Service Scholarship Hannah Grawn
Hurley Quarterback Club Scholarship Jay Aijala
Jr. Bowling League Scholarship Corinne  Ofstad &
Trevor Vuorenmaa
Gogebic Community College Scholarships:  
Ironwood-Hurley  Rotary Club Scholarship Elizabeth Harrington
Gogebic Community College Honors Scholarship Hailey Manzaneres
Trier Scholar-Athlete Award Hailey Manzaneres
Gogebic Community College Construction Technology/ Building Trades Scholarship Hannah Grawn
Walter F. Prosek Scholarship Corinne Ofstad
Gogebic Community College Bookstore Scholarship Trevor Vuorenmaa and Charlie Davis
Jacob A. Solin Memorial Scholarship Charlie Davis
Marquette  University Ignatius Academic Achievement Scholarship Sandrea Batiste
St. Norbert College Presidential Scholarship Erin Worzalla
University of Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholarship Erin Worzalla


Hurley Horticulturist in Training

Hurley - May 27, 2009

The after school students at the Hurley School received some garden training recently from members of the Range Master Gardeners. Wisconsin/Michigan Master Gardener, Lynn Adams completed another gardening project involving the local school students.

Early this spring the students of teachers Amy Swarz and Carol Saari planted tomato seeds. Since then they have been caring for the seedlings which have successfully grown into plants. The students transplanted their tomato plants in larger containers to take home for the summer. The extra plants grown by the students were also transplanted and were brought to Garden Estates to be given to the residents.
Some of the students, with the help of the Master Gardeners, also planted  flower planters in front of the school building. Each year, the after school students plant annuals in the urns that you see in front of the school. This year there was a great deal of wind during the planting, making the job a little more difficult. None-the-less the kids did a great job!



Hurley Students 2009
Beautification Project

Hurley - May 27, 2009

Tuesday Hurley School third grade teachers Mrs. Nichols and Mrs. Erspamer brought their students to Silver Street for the annual planting of the "Flower Barrels"

Each year the students and Range Master Gardeners plant flowers along Silver Street, which will beautify the neighborhood throughout the summer.

The program is sponsored by the Hurley Chamber of Commerce, the Lionesses and the City of Hurley. The City will be responsible for maintaining the flower until fall.


Hurley Students Plant
Flowers For Memorial Day

Montreal - May 25, 2009

Each year just before Memorial Day, the fourth grade students from the Hurley school plant flowers at the Veterans Memorial in Montreal. This year the students were once again guided in the project by members of the Range Master Gardeners. The project includes four separate plantings, at the war memorial , the monument to the Miners and Loggers who established the area. Flowers were also planted around the two Historical District Signs.



Plant Importance Stressed at Hurley School

Hurley - April 16, 2009

On April 15, Lynn Adams (pictured above) of the University of Wisconsin Extension-Iron County, spoke to the Hurley K-12 After School Students about the importance of plants in their lives.

With the help of the Range Master Gardener Volunteers, the students planted Patio Tomato seeds. Later the seedlings will be transplanted and brought home at the end of May.
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Hurley Students
Tackle Wetlands Invasion

The Wisconsin DNR conducted a workshop yesterday at the Hurley K-12 school. The workshop was aimed at eradication of Purple Loosestrife an invasive plant through the use of volunteers.
The audience consisted of students from Diane Oikrongly's Biology class. The Sophmore and Junior students will then pass on what they have learned to the fourth grade students. Other interested members of the community also attended the workshop, including members of the Range Master Gardeners.  READ MORE  is a Michigan, Non-Profit Media Corporation


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