With A Cop Bowl Off
|Ironwood - November
The Employee Club of the Ojibway
Correctional Facility held a fundraiser this
past Saturday at Larry’s Lucky Strikes Lanes
in Ironwood. The Bowl-a-thon was organized
by Steve Lehto Jr., for the benefit of the
"Shop With a Cop" program.
Each year councilors from the local
school districts (Hurley to Wakefield)
select kids for this Christmas time event.
The money raised through donations and
fundraisers allow between forty and fifty
kids to shop with a member of a local law
enforcement unit. In addition to providing
the youth with Christmas presents the
program serve to improve the image of law
enforcement officers with the kids.
Shop With A Cop day is December 5th. The
day begins with an 8:00am breakfast at
Burger King. Burger King provides free
breakfasts for the cops and the kids. The
law enforcement officers will then take the
kids on a Christmas shopping trip to Walmart,
where they will pick out present(s) and
return to the Memorial Building to wrap the
gifts. Walmart provides the merchandise at a
|Saturday was the
Second Annual Shop With A Cop Bowl Off.
Overall the Employee Club raised $545 for
the shopping event.
All games bowled were in 9 pin no tap
format. The Bowl off was completed in
three shifts which took place at 10 am, 2pm,
Al's Ringers II (photo above) took first
place with a total score of 3240.
Pictured from left to right are Jeff
Behrendt, Al Graham, Marc Behrendt, Scott
DeRosso, Greg Ludwig
|Second place went to
an unnamed team consisting of Ron Niemi,
Rick Clements, Bill Carver, Jill Carver, and
Dan Sullivan with a score of 2903.
Third Place went to Larry's Lucky Strikes
with a score of 2884...bowlers there
included Larry Kauppi, Kevin Kauppi, Bob
Davis, Christian Babich, and Tom DeCarlo.
|Overall, ten teams
bowled... Other teams placing in order of
4th thru 10th were Norrie Club, The
Dawghouse Bar, King Pin Krackers, Oh Crap,
Angelo's Pizza, Our Redeemer Lutheran 2, and
Our Redeemer Lutheran 1
|Top bowler was Marc
Behrendt of Al's Ringers with a series of
711 who also had top game with a 265.
tournament's main sponsors are the Ojibway
Correctional Facility Employee Club, Larry's
Lucky Strikes, the Corner Store Car Wash,
99.7 the Storm, and Joe's Shirt Shack.
The Shop With A Cop program will be held
on December 5th this year with all area
police and sheriff departments
participating, as well as officers from
Ojibway Correctional Facility.
Watching Along The Mississippi
|We drove to Wabasha MN last Thursday to
visit the National Eagle Center andthen to
hunt for Eagles to photograph. The weather
was fantastic and we enjoyed our stay. We
drove back to Ironwood on Saturday.
Film Series Thursday Finnish Film: “Käsky”
|Finnish Film is Thursday, November 12
HANCOCK, MI –
The Finlandia University Finnish American
Heritage Center continues its 2009-10 Nordic
Film Series Thursday, November 12, at 2:00
p.m. and 6:00 p.m., with the Finnish film, “Käsky.”
“Käsky,” with the English-language title of
“Tears of April,” is set in 1918 at the end
of Finland’s civil war as the victorious
government-supported Whites are rounding up
and killing the remaining Social Democratic
Reds, including the more than 2,000 women
who fought among their ranks. Private Aaro
Harjula is shocked to witness one such
execution, so when he finds a survivor, a
young Red platoon leader named Miina, he
decides to personally escort her to a nearby
military tribunal where he believes she will
receive a fair trial. As they journey
together, feelings develop between the two
that will cause Harjula to question his
loyalty, especially when the tribunal’s
judge turns out to be corrupt. As Miina’s
fate is taken out of his hands, Harjula
realizes he’ll do whatever is necessary to
There is no charge to attend the film,
but donations are accepted. The Finnish
American Heritage Center is at 435 Quincy
St., Hancock. For information, call
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Library For The Township ?
|Ironwood Township - November 10, 2009
The Ironwood Township Board of Trustees
met last evening in a regularly scheduled
meeting. There were two main issues
addressed at this session.
The first was a presentation by Tom
Schneller, who updated to the board on the
water/sewer projects going on in the Charter
Township. According to Tom the project is on
target although that didn’t appear to be the
case two weeks ago, when bad weather slowed
the project considerably. However, the
recent change in the weather has allowed the
project to gain lost time.
Tom told the board that they would be
able to shut off the City’s water supply
Another item of discussion was the
possibility that the Township might be
eligible for stimulus money to build their
own library. While the has been no formal
request for funding, the board members will
explore the matter.
The Township may be able to build a
library more friendly to its residents
especially the elderly who are no longer
permitted to use the handicapped accessible
rest room on the first floor.
Last year the Unfriendly Friends of the
Ironwood Library tried in vein to pressure
the township into over paying the city for
its library services. Too bad the new
contract doesn’t have a rest room clause.
Signs In Township
|Ironwood Township - November 10, 2009
The November 3rd election is already a week
past, and yet the Richard Simmons recall
signs remain illegally placed on the
right-a-ways of the county roads. It seems
that Larry, Curly and Moe may have forgotten
where the signs were abandoned. Or did they?
The signs amazingly remain on the route
between the home of Township Supervisor Kim
Mattson and the Township Office. HMMMMM!
After being tipped off relative to the
illegally placed signs, we called the county
road commission office to find out more on
We were advised that on three or four
occasions Simmons asked for permission to
place the signs on the county right-a-ways.
Each time he was told absolutely not.
Simmons ignored the law and placed the signs
illegally along the roads.
We were told that the road crews would be
confiscating the signs if they remained
illegally on the right-a-ways. We were also
told that Simmons would be contacted and
instructed to remove the illegally placed
If only we could find a way to recall
Curly, Larry and Moe!
Board Sets New Goals
|Ironwood - November
The Ironwood Area
School Board held a special meeting last
evening. The meeting was held to set goals
for the next two or three years. The board
routinely revisits its goals as it should.
The new bond issue for the addition on
L.L.Wright is the result of the previous
goal setting session two years ago.
goal setting meeting was conducted by Bruce
Mayle, Superintendent of the G.O.I.S.D.
The first thing discussed was improving
academic scores. It appears that as compared
to its peers the IASD is not doing that well
academically. Jim Rayner gave the board
members data that compared the Ironwood
School District to the other school
districts within the Gogebic Ontonagon
Intermediate School District. The other
districts were not named but only identified
as A, B, C, etc.
Interestingly, the Ironwood School
District is only in the middle of the pack.
The high school scores have been declining.
You may recall that just recently Ironwood
was singled out as the only Upper Peninsula
school district to get a failing grade. Only
six school districts statewide failed. It
was just one year ago that a certain task
force tried to raid the coffers of Bessemer
and Wakefield School Districts.
The Number one goal of the board is to
improve students academic standing.
The Second goal set by the board is to be
fiscally stable. Which will be more
challenging as the years pass and the state
government continues to slash the education
budget. The latest cuts to state aid will
cause the IASD to go into deficit and will
cause more cuts in the teaching staff and
programs. Much larger cuts are expected next
year and thereafter.
The third and final goal is to find a new
superintendent that will meet the needs of
the district and will be compatible with the
first two goals.
City Council Meeting Part
Tech Orchestra @ Ironwood Historic Theatre
|Ironwood -November 7, 2009
The Michigan Tech
Superior Wind Symphony came to town yesterday
for a Friday Evening performance at the
Historic Ironwood Theatre.
The performance was last evening, however
we caught up with the Orchestra at rehearsal
early Friday afternoon.
The program included music performed with
band students from Luther L. Wright HS
augmenting the Huskies on stage.
The Orchestra was conducted by Nicholas
The rehearsal went very well an indicator
that the evening performance would be
Wakefield - Bessemer Scouts Collect Food For
By Mary Jendrusina
The Bessemer Cub Scout Pack 337 and
Wakefield Cub Scout Pack 300, along with Boy
Scout Troop 337 Sponsored a Food Drive for
St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry in Bessemer.
The Packs collected over 2100 pounds of food
for the food pantry.
Thank you for all who donated food items.
With all of this food, many families
will have plenty to eat during the holidays.
Pictured in Front Row Luke Holm, Lane
Kortemeier, Alex Gustafson, Alan Holm, Niko
Hewitt, Kate Gustafson, Madeline Yachasz,
Sean Korpela, Bobby Rocco, Joey Rocco.
Nicholas McIntire, Danny Trekas, Thomas
Jackson, Jimmy Jendrusina, Benny Jacobson,
Branden Nielsen, Michael Yuchasz, David
Korpela, Mathew Rowe. Special thanks go out
to Super One Foods in both Ironwood and
Hurley for donating the bags and to Dr.
Rocco for the use of his office.
|Letter To The Editor
|From: Ken Jacobson, Ironwood
|I was invited to an
"Honoring the Veterans" service and dinner
at the Lighthouse Faith Center on Wednesday
November 11, 2009 at 6 pm. and I was asked
to invite any other veterans I may know, so
I'm passing this to you who are veterans or
I was told there will be a brief service
honoring the veterans followed by an
informal spaghetti dinner. So please pass
this to other area vets who may be on your
Hope to see you there.
Holding Food Drive
– November 8, 2009
University Student Nurses Association is
conducting a food drive through November 23,
2009, to support local food banks.
The local food drive is part of a
statewide initiative organized through the
Michigan Student Nurses Association.
Donation boxes are located at Shop-Ko and
Maurice’s in Houghton (Maurice’s is offering
20% off a purchase with a donation),
Superior National Bank and Finlandia Hall,
the university’s residence hall, in Hancock,
Louie’s Super Foods in Calumet, and Louie’s
Super Foods and Quality Hardware in Lake
Linden (Quality Hardware is offering 5% off
purchase with a donation).
For additional information, please
contact Meta Bray, assistant professor of
nursing, at 906-487-7357.
Veterans Appreciation Breakfast
|Ironwood - November 5, 2009
November is National Hospice and Palliative
Care Month. It is a time when Regional
Hospice reaches out to raise awareness about
important care issues for people coping with
a terminal illness. It is also a time for
two special activities.
Appreciation Breakfast will be held on
Friday, November 13, from 8:30 - 11:00 a.m.
in the Community Action Agency's Mill Street
Garden Cafe in Bessemer, Michigan. It is
free of charge for all area veteran's. It is
Regional Hospice's way of saying "thank you
for serving our country."
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