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 News    May 30, 2017 

Ironwood sends off Class of 2017

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD - Just as 126 classes have done before them, Ironwood Area Schools' Class of 2017 held its graduation ceremony Sunday. The 59 graduating seniors...

 
 Sports    May 30, 2017 

John Jarvi Jr. Memorial Run held Saturday

IRONWOOD — The 20th Annual John Jarvi Jr. Memorial Run was held on Saturday morning under warm, sunny conditions with an estimated 95 entries. Winning racers in the 5K overall runs were Nick Niemi of Ironwood and Joely Overstreet of Genoa, Ill....

 

Community calendar

Tuesday, May 30 Pickleball, 9 a.m. to noon, good weather: Patterson Tennis Courts, bad weather: Ironwood Memorial Building. Gogebic County Veterans Service Officer, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Ironwood Memorial Building. 906-667-1110. Alcoholics Anonymous,... Full story

 

Gustave Benedict 'Gus' Swanson

DULUTH, Minn. - Gustave Benedict "Gus" Swanson, 97, of Ironwood, Mich., died Wednesday evening, May 24, 2017, at Essentia Health St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth. He was born May 14, 1920, in... Full story

 

Gerald T. 'Papa Jerr' Zell

HURLEY, Wis. - Gerald T. "Papa Jerr" Zell, 83, of Hurley, died peacefully Wednesday morning, May 24, 2017, at home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born Oct. 18, 1933, in Ironwood, Mich., son... Full story

 

Jennifer B. Bahler-Bernet

MONROE, Wis. - Jennifer B. Bahler-Bernet, 66, of Monroe, passed away Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at her home. Jennifer was born June 17, 1950, in Ironwood, Mich., the daughter of Marvin and Marilyn... Full story

 

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Saturday, May 27 Community Pickleball Paddlers, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Mercer School gymnasium. 715-776-4588. Free Supper, 5-6 p.m., Apostolic Lutheran Church, Aurora Street, Ironwood. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood.... Full story

 
 By Ian Minielly    News    May 27, 2017

Fire consumes Ironwood home Friday morning

IRONWOOD - There is not much left to see. Fire consumed an Ironwood home at 23 Brogan St. in the vicinity of South Range Road early Friday morning. The fire was reported at 3:50 a.m., and by the time...

 

Township board votes to sue former treasurer

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP — While most of the overflow crowd had already left the building due to the preceding closed session Thursday, the Ironwood Township Board ended its first meeting since the charges...

 

Community calendar

Friday, May 26 Mercer Cribbage, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Mercer Senior Center. Mercer Food Pantry, noon-1 p.m., Railroad Street, Mercer, Wis. Emergencies: 715-476-7655. Ironwood Carnegie Library Board, 4 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous/Al-Anon, noon, Salem... Full story

 

Darlene Marie Kokely

WAUSAU, Wis. - Darlene Marie Kokely, 73, of Iron Belt, died Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. She was born June 2, 1943, in Ironwood, Mich., the daughter of Eino and Dolores (Baross)... Full story

 

Steve Emery Skoviera

IRONWOOD, Mich. — Steve Emery Skoviera, 91, a native of Ironwood, died peacefully with his loving family by his side at 8:33 a.m., March 17, 2017, at Good Samaritan Society-Ottumwa in Ottumwa, Iowa. A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday,... Full story

 

County board receives letter backing continued air funds

By RALPH ANSAMI ransami@yourdailyglobe.com BESSEMER — The Gogebic County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday received a letter backing continued funding for the federal Essential Air Services program at the Gogebic-Iron Counties Airport and other...

 

Community calendar

Thursday, May 25 Pickleball, 9 a.m. to noon, good weather: Patterson Tennis Courts, bad weather: Ironwood Memorial Building. Gogebic County Veterans Service Officer, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Wakefield City Hall; 1-2 p.m., Watersmeet Township; 2:45-3:15... Full story

 

Byron Allan Kleimola

DULUTH, Minn. - Byron Allan Kleimola, 82, of Duluth, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 21, 2017, in The Franciscan Health Center with his loving wife by his side. Byron was born in Ironwood,... Full story

 

Community calendar

Wednesday, May 24 Christian Men of the Northland, 6:30 a.m., Uptown Cafe, Ironwood. Mentoring of Moms, 9-10:30 a.m., Range Community Bible Church, Hurley. 715-561-4355. Alcoholics Anonymous, open meeting, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood.... Full story

 

Horst Karnau

FOND DU LAC, Wis. - Horst Karnau, 79, of Horicon, passed away on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac. A funeral service will take place at Koepsell Funeral Home in Mayville... Full story

 

Ironwood district faces deficit from missing township taxes

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD — The Ironwood Area Schools is facing the threat of a potential deficit, although not necessarily one of its own making. Superintendent Tim Kolesar told the district’s board of education...

 

Bessemer board hires new teaching staff

By IAN MINIELLY iminielly@yourdailynews.com BESSEMER - The Bessemer School District Board of Education voted to accept four new hires for the upcoming school year. The board voted to hire Nicholas...

 

Community calendar

Tuesday, May 23 Friends of the Ironwood Carnegie Library, 9:30 a.m., Library. Pickleball, 9 a.m. to noon, good weather: Patterson Tennis Courts, bad weather: Ironwood Memorial Building. Gogebic County Veterans Service Officer, 9:30-11:30 a.m.,... Full story

 

Jean Erspamer

HURLEY, Wis. - Jean Erspamer, 95, of Hurley, died peacefully at Sky View Nursing Center in Hurley on Saturday, May 20, 2017. The former Jean Underwood was born May 13, 1922, in Ingham County, Mich., d... Full story

 

Evelyn Irene Forsberg

HARTFORD CITY, Ind. - Evelyn Irene Forsberg, 88, passed away at 12:10 p.m. May 9, 2017, at Heritage Pointe in Warren. She was born in Ironwood, Mich., on July 24, 1928, to George E. Johnson and... Full story

 

Horses celebrated at Saturday exhibition

By RALPH ANSAMI ransami@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD - On a dreary Saturday morning, a 4-H spring and horse exposition drew a good crowd to the Gogebic County Fairgrounds. The fair exhibition building...

 

2-year contract to be considered by commission

IRONWOOD — The Ironwood City Commission will consider ratifying a two-year contract with union employees today. Ratification of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 1538 collective bargaining agreement for...

 

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