Articles from the December 5, 2017 edition

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Ironwood kicks off holiday concert season

By RICHARD JENKINS IRONWOOD - Luther L. Wright K-12 School's John Krznarich Gymnasium was full Monday as the district's kindergarten through fifth grade students sang in... Full story


Bessemer ordinances going up in smoke

By IAN MINIELLY BESSEMER - The Bessemer city council voted 4-1, with Terry Kryshak in the minority, in support of a the initial reading of Ordinance 358, which is an... Full story


Jack Frost parade winners announced

IRONWOOD - The Ironwood Chamber of Commerce posted the winning entries in Saturday's Jack Frost Parade on its Facebook page Monday. This year marked the first time the entries were split into... Full story


Iron Belle mini grant applications available

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is seeking applications for the fourth round of planning and signage grant funding in 2018 for communities and organizations working on the non-motorized Iron Belle Trail. Proposals are due... Full story


Wind advisory warning issued

A wind advisory was issued for northern Wisconsin through noon today. Winds of 15 to 25 miles per hour were expected, with gusts up to 45 mph, which could result in power outages. The warning beginning at 6 p.m. Monday was issued for Bayfield,... Full story


Anti-bullying assembly planned for local students

IRONWOOD — Community Mental Health, in collaboration with the Range Suicide Prevention Council, Cornerstone Church and various local school districts will host another Life Quest anti-bullying assembly for local students. World Champion martial... Full story


Winners announced for Hometown Christmas events

ONTONAGON — Organizers of Sunday’s 17th annual Hometown Christmas in Ontonagon have announced winners from their holiday festival. Winners in the lighting contests include: —Business Outside: 1. Peterson’s Cottage, 2. Strong Dental, 3.... Full story


Community calendar

Email calendar items and community news to For more information, call 906-932-2211. Tuesday, Dec. 5 Pickleball, 10 a.m. to noon, Ironwood Memorial Building. Gogebic County Veterans Service Officer, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Ironwood... Full story



Wakefield Library plans story time on Saturday WAKEFIELD — A story time for children of all ages will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Wakefield Public Library. Christmas stories will be featured along with activities and a craft. A snack... Full story


Village reaches agreement with union

By JAN TUCKER ONTONAGON – The Ontonagon Village Council Monday approved a new agreement with the AFSCME Union, which represents the village public works employees. Village Manager Joe Erickson explained the contract changes... Full story



POLICE REPORTS Ironwood Township Michigan State Patrol troopers arrested Joshua Edward Hotchkiss, 31, of Ironwood, on Thursday for domestic violence near Northstar Road in the township. COURT CASES 98th District Court, Bessemer Nov. 27: Anthony... Full story



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Wyllis Charmian Grasso

WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Wyllis Charmian Grasso, 94, passed away peacefully early Sunday morning, Dec. 3, 2017, at Gogebic Medical Care Facility in Wakefield, surrounded by her loving family. Wyllis was... Full story


Shirley A. Cisewski

WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Shirley A. Cisewski, 87, of Ironwood, died peacefully Tuesday morning, Nov. 28, 2017, at Gogebic Medical Care Facility in Wakefield. The former Shirley Richards was born June 20,... Full story


Sharon Lee Franke

WAUSAU, Wis. - Sharon Lee Franke, 59, Topaz, Mich., died peacefully on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, Wausau, with family by her side. She was born Dec. 7, 1957, in St. Ignace,... Full story


Gerald Dale Olson

IRONWOOD, Mich. — Gerald Dale Olson, 77, of Ironwood, passed away Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, at home. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Range Funeral Service, Ketola-Burla Funeral Home of Ironwood.... Full story


Opal E. 'Jackie' Shouldice

IRONWOOD, Mich. — Opal E. “Jackie” Shouldice, 95, of Ironwood, died Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, died after a brief illness. Per her wishes cremation has taken place. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.... Full story


Devils lose opener; Panthers beat rival Gladiators

SOLON SPRINGS, Wis. — Solon Springs defeated Ironwood 66-52 in the season opener for the Red Devils’ boys basketball team Monday night. Ironwood coach Pete Lewinski said the game was close throughout the first half, but Solon Springs went up by... Full story


Midgettes, Tigers lose

EAGLE RIVER, Wis. — A strong, lanky Northland Pines team defeated the Hurley Midgettes 52-34 in non-conference action on Monday night. Hurley coach Steve Lombardo was happy to see his team get off to a good start and and take an early 11-7 lead.... Full story


Mercer leads most of game but falls to Granite Diggers

MERCER, Wis. — Mercer led most of the game, but Mellen came out on top 68-64 Monday night in Indianhead Conference boys basketball. Mellen took a late lead, 64-61, but Mercer’s Alex Schmidt responded with a 3 to tie. Mellen got a steal on its... Full story

 By Eden Laase    Sports    December 5, 2017

Speedboys win thriller in OT

PAINESDALE — When the clock read 4:30 p.m. on Monday afternoon, Trent Keteri was hit with a sudden burst of nerves and his hands began to shake. The new Jeffers head coach was getting ready for his first game at the helm as the Jets took on... Full story

 By Jason Juno    Sports    December 5, 2017

Midgets' comeback runs out of time

PORT WING, Wis. - South Shore looked every bit the part of conference favorite in the first half, building a 37-18 lead on Hurley, which looked every bit the part of a team working in new - but... Full story


Daily Globe press restored after lightning strike

A lightning strike shortly after 8 p.m. Monday caused significant damage to the Daily Globe's printing press, leaving the paper unable to produce a print edition for Tuesday, Dec. 5. All local news from the edition was posted here at... Full story


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