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 By Cortney Ofstad    News    April 17, 2014

Consolidation informational meetings planned for April 29, May 8

BERGLAND — The Gogebic Ontonagon Intermediate School District is hosting two informational meetings dealing with possible consolidation of the Bessemer and Wakefield-Marenisco School districts. The... Full story

 
 By Miranda Anderson    News    April 15, 2014

Wakefield council hears updates on spillway gate

By MIRANDA ANDERSON news@yourdailyglobe.com WAKEFIELD - The Wakefield City Council discussed updates on the spillway gate project at Sunday Lake during its meeting Monday evening. "Because of extreme... Full story

 
 Obituaries    April 12, 2014

Cordelia E. 'Corky' Johnson

RAMSAY, Mich. — Cordelia E. “Corky” Johnson, 84, a lifelong resident of Ramsay, passed away peacefully Thursday afternoon, April 10, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on Oct. 12, 1929, in Bessemer Township, the daughter of... Full story

 
 By Cortney Ofstad    News    April 10, 2014

Local role models honored at GCC

IRONWOOD - Four local high school seniors and one organization were honored during the 2014 Children's Trust Fund banquet at Gogebic Community College Wednesday evening. CTF was established in 1982... Full story

 
 Opinion    April 10, 2014

Group aims for August consolidation vote

To the Editor: At the Bessemer Area School Board’s March meeting, our superintendent (who lives in Ontonagon) demanded the people circulating consolidation petitions submit their plan for consolidation in writing to the board. Nice try. Our... Full story

 
 Obituaries    April 10, 2014

Frank Paul Jurasin

RAMSAY, Mich. - Frank Paul Jurasin, 78, a longtime resident of Ramsay, passed away peacefully Tuesday afternoon, April 8, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Nov. 24, 1935, in Bessem... Full story

 
 Obituaries    April 9, 2014

Clyde Owen 'Chubby' Randall

HURLEY, Wis. - Clyde Owen "Chubby" Randall, 85, a prominent longtime Hurley businessman, formerly of Wakefield, Mich., and Ironwood, Mich., passed away Tuesday morning, April 1, 2014. He was born on... Full story

 
 Obituaries    April 8, 2014

Robert F. Youngberg Sr.

LAKE PANASOFFKEE, Fla. - Robert F. Youngberg Sr., 80, passed away Thursday, March 20, 2014. Robert was born in Winegar, Wis., to the late Doris and George Youngberg. He attended Luther L. Wright High... Full story

 
 Opinion    April 8, 2014

Bessemer needs to upgrade schools

To the Editor: The citizens of Bessemer, Ramsay and Bessemer Township are asked to vote on May 6 for a revised bond allowing the Bessemer Area School District to make necessary upgrades. These upgrades will allow our schools to become more energy... Full story

 
 Opinion    April 8, 2014

Wright wrong about Bessemer schools, students

To the Editor: The Bessemer Education Association took great offense to Kim Wright’s swipe at the reputation of Bessemer Area Schools and the community of Bessemer as a whole. The Bessemer school community excels at educating students and... Full story

 
 Obituaries    April 7, 2014

Stephanie Miheve Bria

OKEMOS, Mich. - Stephanie Miheve Bria, our dear mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away on April 2, 2014. The only daughter of Joseph and Ann Miheve, she was born in a blizzard on Jan.... Full story

 
 Obituaries    April 5, 2014

Robert A. 'Red' Synkelma

WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Robert A. "Red" Synkelma, 76, of Ironwood, died Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at Gogebic Medical Care Facility in Wakefield. Red was born Feb. 27, 1938, in Bessemer Township, son of... Full story

 
 Obituaries    April 5, 2014

Jamie M. Sokolowski

RED CLIFF, Wis. - Jamie M. Sokolowski, 35, of Red Cliff, died Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at her home. She was born Dec. 5, 1978, in Washburn, the daughter of Frank Gordon Sr. and Alice Pechaver. Jamie... Full story

 
 Obituaries    April 2, 2014

Clarence D. Negri

ASHLAND, Wis. — Clarence D. Negri, 77, of Bessemer, Mich., died Monday, March 31, 2014, in Ashland. He was born Aug. 21, 1936, in Bessemer, son of the late Clarence T. and Helen (Johnson) Negri. He attended Bessemer schools and graduated from A.D.... Full story

 
 Obituaries    April 1, 2014

Irene K. Rintala

HURLEY, Wis. - Irene K. Rintala, 86, of Rintala Road, Hurley, well-known Range area caterer, died peacefully Friday, March 28, 2014, at Villa Maria Health and Rehabilitation Center in Hurley, with... Full story

 
 By Cortney Ofstad    News    March 31, 2014

Icy dive raises awareness for care of terminally ill

WAKEFIELD - More than 50 people braved frigid water temperatures for the eighth annual Polar Plunge benefitting Regional Hospice. Jumpers took to the shores of Sunday Lake in Wakefield to dive in... Full story

 
 By Miranda Anderson    News    March 31, 2014

Wakefield library honors Eugene Maki

WAKEFIELD - The Wakefield Public Library held an open house for former library board president Eugene Maki Sunday afternoon. Maki served as board president for 50 years, until this past winter when... Full story

 
 By Miranda Anderson    News    March 31, 2014

Regional Hospice hires three new faces

BESSEMER - Regional Hospice of Bessemer recently hired three new faces for its organization: the Rev. Kurt Kovanen, social services worker Jennifer Rye and social worker Ken Hansen. Kovanen was hired... Full story

 
 Obituaries    March 31, 2014

Celia (Vronch) DeMario

HURLEY, Wis. - Celia (Vronch) DeMario, 100, of Ironwood, Mich., died Friday, March 28, 2014, at Villa Maria Health and Rehabilitation Center in Hurley. Daughter of the late John and Mary (Sentko)... Full story

 
 By Cortney Ofstad    News    March 29, 2014

Local trails enjoy 'excellent' cross country ski season

Cold temperatures and snow in other parts of the country adversely impacted the local cross country ski business this winter. Despite the setbacks, many trail organizers said the season went well,... Full story

 
 Obituaries    March 29, 2014

Margaret Marie 'Peggy' Smith

WAKEFIELD, Mich. — Margaret Marie “Peggy” Smith, 74, a lifelong resident of Wakefield, passed away peacefully Thursday afternoon, March 27, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on Dec. 23, 1939, in Wakefield, the daughter of... Full story

 
 By Cortney Ofstad    News    March 28, 2014

Winter tourism starts to wind down

With many residents thinking spring, local winter attractions are wrapping up in preparation for warmer weather. Frigid weather dominated the ski season, leading to a drop in numbers at local ski... Full story

 
 Opinion    March 27, 2014

School consolidation a smart route

To the Editor: I’m a member of the Bessemer Area School Board. I support consolidation of our schools. Our population is declining. The source for this information is from the Daily Globe’s 2013 Community Resource Guide. On page 6, census... Full story

 
 Obituaries    March 27, 2014

Richard W. Dembowski Jr.

HANCOCK, Mich. — Richard Dembowski, 38, of Dollar Bay, passed away on March 21, 2014, in Hancock. Rick was born on Sept. 3, 1975, in Wakefield, the son of Fritzi Barron, Bessemer, and Richard Dembowski Sr., Wakefield. He attended Washington... Full story

 

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