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 News    March 29, 2017 

Copper mining returning to Western UP

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com WHITE PINE - Construction on a copper mine in eastern Gogebic County that could lead to over 300 direct jobs could begin as early as 2018, Highland...

 
 News    March 29, 2017 

Pacific air fueled warm February here

By RALPH ANSAMI ransami@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD — February temperatures were 7 degrees above normal in Ironwood, the ninth warmest in the past 116 years. Highs of 58 degrees on Feb. 17 and Feb. 19 pushed the monthly average temperature to 22.3...

 

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Wednesday, March 29 Christian Men of the Northland, 6:30 a.m., Uptown Cafe, Ironwood. Alcoholics Anonymous, open meeting, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. DOVE Support Group, noon-2 p.m. 906-932-4990. Ironwood/Hurley Rotary Club,... Full story

 

Bessemer OKs Ironwood joining Miners football co-op

By IAN MINIELLY iminielly@yourdailyglobe.com BESSEMER - The Bessemer School Board voted unanimously to accept Ironwood joingin the co-op football program in an anti-climactic vote of solidarity...

 

IPSD identifies human remains

By RALPH ANSAMI ransami@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD — The remains of the man found dead in a city of Ironwood house on March 20 have been identified, according to the Ironwood Public Safety Department. Gerald Glen Thompson was born in 1936,...

 

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Tuesday, March 28 Pickleball, 10 a.m. to noon, Ironwood Memorial Building. Gogebic County Veterans Service Officer, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Ironwood Memorial Building. 906-667-1110. Breakfast For Your Brain, 10 a.m., Mercer, Wis., Community Center.... Full story

 

Participants take annual plunge for Regional Hospice

By ISABELLE KLEINSCHMIDT news@yourdailyglobe.com WAKEFIELD - Regional Hospice held its Annual Polar Plunge on Saturday afternoon in Wakefield. This is the 11th year of the event. Sunday Lake was...

 

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Monday, March 27 Iron County Food Pantry, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 72 Michigan Ave., Montreal, Wis. 715-561-4450. U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman staff availability, 10 a.m. to noon, Ironwood Memorial Building. Finnish Women’s Auxiliary, 10 a.m., Little Finland,... Full story

 

Julie Ahnen

RAMSAY, Mich. - Julie Ahnen, 91, a long-time resident of Ramsay, passed away peacefully early Saturday morning, March 25, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Julie was born on March 8, 1926, in... Full story

 

Summer airport project to proceed; future of EAS funding uncertain

By RALPH ANSAMI ransami@yourdailyglobe.com BESSEMER — Gogebic County Board of Commissioners members on Wednesday authorized signing of a summer airport project resolution that won’t be affected by federal budget cuts. The county board...

 

Ironwood students learn from each other

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD - Ironwood's second graders spent part of the last two weeks working on a project about penguins, but rather than learn from their teachers,...

 

Community calendar

Saturday, March 25 Community Pickleball Paddlers, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Mercer School gymnasium. 715-776-4588. Regional Hospice Polar Plunge, registration 12:30 p.m., event 2 p.m., Sunday Lake, Wakefield. Free Supper, 5-6 p.m., Apostolic Lutheran Church,... Full story

 

Nelmi Lorraine Martinson

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Nelmi Lorraine Martinson, 86, joined her Lord in Heaven on March 24, 2017. She was born in Ironwood Township on June 29, 1930, to Richard E. and Mary Wilhemina (Spetz)... Full story

 

Donald 'Don' Singleton

WAKEFIELD, Mich. – Donald "Don" Singleton, 76, a long-time resident of Wakefield, passed away peacefully Thursday afternoon, March 23, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Don was... Full story

 

Mary Elizabeth Trezise Johnson Hurdle

WINNECONNE, Wis. — Mary Elizabeth Trezise Johnson Hurdle passed away on March 15, 2017, in Winneconne. A graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Nursing, she was born in 1929 to Arthur and Myrtle Trezise in Ironwood, Mich. She is... Full story

 

Township planning commission sets gravel pit hearing

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP — The Ironwood Township Planning Commission set the date for a public hearing regarding the renewal for gravel pit permits at its March 16 meeting. The annual hearing, a standard...

 

Community calendar

Friday, March 24 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

 

John Herbert 'Herb' Nelson

WAUSAU, Wis. - John Herbert "Herb" Nelson, 83, passed away on March 19, 2017, in Lakeview Heights at Mount View Care Center in Wausau, surrounded by his family. Herb was born on March 9, 1934, to the... Full story

 

Steve Emery Skoviera

OTTUMWA, Iowa - Steve Emery Skoviera, 91, a native of Ironwood, Mich., died peacefully with his loving family by his side at 8:33 a.m. March 17, 2017, at Good Samaritan Society in Ottumwa. He was... Full story

 

Thomas Dean 'Smily' Wiemeri

IRONWOOD, Mich. — Thomas Dean “Smily” Wiemeri, 73, born in Ironwood, was received into the arms of the Lord on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. He was the generous father of Ruth (Mike) Kalin, Gloria (John) Sterns and Jean Sliwinski; brother of Ron... Full story

 

Blaze destroys Ironwood house

By RALPH ANSAMI ransami@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD - Firefighting efforts at 401 N. Hemlock St. in Ironwood continued into Wednesday afternoon after a spectacular blaze that produced thick smoke was...

 

Community calendar

Thursday, March 23 Cuddlebugs Story Time, 9:30 a.m., Ironwood Carnegie Library. Pickleball, 10 a.m. to noon, Ironwood Memorial Building. Gogebic County Veterans Service Officer, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Wakefield City Hall; 1-2 p.m., Watersmeet Township;... Full story

 

Body found in Ironwood house

By RALPH ANSAMI ransami@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD — The body of a person who had been dead for perhaps years was found Monday afternoon in a house that’s being considered for demolition in Ironwood. The Ironwood Public Safety Department...

 

Community calendar

Wednesday, March 22 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

 

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