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Daily Globe (Newspaper) - October 18, 2007, Ironwood, Michigan OCTOBER 2007 Minnie Wertanen Happy 90th birthday tomor From the Wertanen family THE BIQ FINISH Midgets at ETC tonight full of playoff implications 9 WHATS IN THE BAG Campaign under way to bring grocery store back to Bessemer 6 Coming Friday fnthe DAILY Where Are They Now 2007 Special edition shares stories of those who left their home on the WEATHER INDEX Wednesday Year ago today Records High 1945 1948 Precipitation to 7 Page 2 CtMsHtods DAILY G Up in SO CENTS ir Gogebiclron County Airport carrier contract to go back out to bid By ERIC HJERSTEDT SHARP Globe Staff Writer IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP Great Lakes Airlines will not take over essential air service at Gogebiclron County Airport as originally according to airport manager Duane Commercial air service at the airport will not be as Sky ways Airlines Midwest Connect will con tinue to fly in and out of the airport until another essential air service carrier is selected by the Department of Trans DuRay Skyway based in operates as Midwest Connect for Midwest It has operated as the sole EAS provider at Gogebiclron County Airport for more than three Great Lakes of was awarded the bid for the Iron wood airport and three other Michigan airports earlier this and was scheduled to take over air service from Skyways Airlines June Upper Peninsula airports in Escanaba and Iron and Manistee Airport in Lower all of which are now served by will also not be served by Great Lakes according to Great Lakes Airlines did not return phone calls from the Daily DuRay heard the news Great Lakes would not be coming aboard on when Midwest Connect contacted The DOT later informed him by email about its decision to reopen the bidding See CONTRACT Page 2 Joshua Globe If its it must mean Halloween jackolanterns are on like these in front of a house on Ash Street in Hurley sticking with cell phone policy By RALPH AN8AMI Globe News Editor HURLEY Despite a parents Hurley School District officials are sticking with a new policy on cell Cell phones cant be used by students dur ing school The phones must be kept in their Jerry Levra complained to the school board Monday that his sons cell phone had been taken away for two Levra said hes a divorced parent and objected to the school keeping the phone on weekends and after school because his son needs it to com municate with Levra also said he didnt like paying for a cell phone that wasnt being Levra said he agrees that cell phones shouldnt be allowed in but he didnt agree with school officials keeping the phone for the two I think that should be he Levra pointed out that when students park their cars are towed but they get the cars back On the other the phones are District administrator Ghris Patritto said state statutes allow school officials to hold the cell An attorney looked over the schools new he Hurleys policy specifies that the first time a student is caught with a cell phone in the phone is taken away for the rest of the A second violation results in the school keeping the phone for two For a third school officials would main tain possession of the phone for the remain See POLICY Page 2 High stakes Wisconsin budget showdown leaves locals in funding limbo By MARGARET LEVRA Globe Staff Writer Wisconsin James Doyle warned Tues day he might have to partially shut down state government unless lawmakers break their impasse over the state budget Wisconsin remains the only state in the nation without a The Assembly and Senate met in special session as directed by in an attempt to work out a budget legislators walked away from the table in a stale On Dan Kanni chief of staff for State Bob a member of the Senate Finance Commit said the Republican Assem bly rejected a compromise bud get by the Senate that included million in The cuts would have elimi nated 12 different tax or fee increases included in the earlier Senate Kanninen The Republican Assembly rejected the budget and did not offer a Kanninen To fund essential services that are needed to protect the health and safety of Wisconsin a partial shutdown See STAKES Page 2 New bus for WM may come sooner rather than later By DIANE MONTZ Globe Staff Writer WAKEFIELD The Wake fieldMarenisco School District may buy a new school bus a year earlier than The school board on Monday authorized superintendent Larry Kapugia to seek bids on a new Kapugia told the board the 2006 bus averaged miles per gallon the older 4 to 5 The districts fleet includes a 2002 two 1999 buses and a 1992 bus that doesnt make reg ular runs but serves as a backup The district has three regular bus The mileage factor is some thing to Kapugia said in recommending the early pur On he estimated the cost of a new bus at about and noted that money for it comes from the districts fund MATH CLICKS WITH STUDENTS Teachers Stella Niemi and Paulette Strelcheck demonstrat ed the new computerized click er math Each student uses a remote to answer multiplechoice math questions shown on a big The teacher is able to see on the screen when everyone has A portable chalkboard lets the teacher write on the big screen as Both teachers said students are enthusiastic about this new approach to Participation is unbeliev Strelcheck Theyre Theyre The school has the computer ized clicker system in three OTHER BUSINESS Parent Missy Childress told the board her daughter had never received an mp3 player she earned last year in the band See LATER Page 2 Diane Globe Teacher Paulette Strelcheck demonstrates the new computerized clicker math instruction in a classroom at WakefieldMarenisco K12 School Monday The school has the system in three
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