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Monday, Aug. 20 Gogebic County Health and Human Services Agency Board, 9 a.m., Gogebic County Medical Care Facility, Wakefield. Iron County Food Pantry, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 72 Michigan Ave., Montreal, Wis. 715-561-4450. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, Salem...

 

Leonard C. 'Sonny' Perttula

WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Leonard C. "Sonny" Perttula, 84, a long-time resident of Wakefield, passed away peacefully Wednesday morning, Aug. 15, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. Leonard was born on...

 

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Thursday, Aug. 16 Pickleball, 9-11 a.m. Hemlock Av. tennis courts, if raining, Ironwood Memorial Building. Gogebic-Ontonagon Community Action Agency food commodity distribution, seniors, 9:45-10 a.m. EST, Lake Gogebic Senior Center, Bergland;...

 

Ojibway prison to close Dec. 1

MARENISCO - The Ojibway Correctional Facility in Marenisco Township will close Dec. 1, the Michigan Department of Corrections said Tuesday. The facility has 203 employees and is one of the biggest emp...

 

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Wednesday, Aug. 15 Christian Men of the Northland, 6:30 a.m., Uptown Cafe, Ironwood. Nature Hike with Ecologist David Mladenoff, 9-11:30 a.m., Frog Lake and Pines State Natural Area, Wisconsin 47, south of Manitowish crossroads. Awkward Stage Drama...

 

Truck destroys traffic light in Wakefield

By JEAN NORDINE jnordine@yourdailyglobe.com WAKEFIELD - Shortly after 8:00 a.m. Monday a truck traveling through the intersection of U.S. 2 and M-28 in Wakefield destroyed one of the traffic signals....

 

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Tuesday, Aug. 14 GOISD Special Education actiivity, Kayaking Sunday Lake, 8 a.m., meet at L.L. Wright High School. Gogebic-Ontonagon Community Action Agency food commodity distribution, 9-10 a.m., Pioneer Park Apartments, Ironwood. 906-932-4200....

 

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Monday, Aug. 13 Men’s Bible study, 8 a.m., Bessemer Housing Community, community room, 906-667-0469. Gogebic-Ontonagon Community Action Agency food commodity distribution, seniors, 9 a.m.-noon, 100 Mill St., Bessemer. 906-667-0283. Iron County...

 

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Saturday, Aug. 11 Alcoholics Anonymous, 11 a.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Harding Club Summer Picnic, 1 p.m., clubhouse, Harding Road west of Johnson Road, Bessemer Township. Community Pickleball Paddlers, 2-5 p.m., Mercer School...

 

Michigan voters set new turnout record for August primary

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com An estimated 2 million Michiganders cast ballots in Tuesday’s election, a new record for a Michigan August primary. Gogebic County saw 25.6 percent of voters participate in the election, while 30...

 

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Thursday, Aug. 9 Pickleball, 9-11 a.m. Hemlock Av. tennis courts, if raining, 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 p.m., Marenisco...

 

Byrns takes seat on county board

IRONWOOD - Jim Byrns defeated Paul Grbavcich 131-107 in Tuesday's primary for the Gogebic County Board of Commissioners District 3 seat. The two Ironwood men were both running as Democrats. Since no R...

 

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Wednesday, Aug. 8 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....

 

Michigan votes today

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com Gogebic County voters are casting ballots in Michigan's August primary today, setting the stage for November's general election. The ballot features a...

 

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Tuesday, Aug. 7 Gogebic County Veterans Service Officer, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Ironwood Memorial Building. 906-667-1110. Pickleball, 9-11 a.m. Hemlock Av. tennis courts, if raining, Ironwood Memorial Building. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, Salem Lutheran...

 

Wildahlee 'Buttons' Smith

IRONWOOD, Mich. — Wildahlee “Buttons” Smith, 82, of Bessemer, passed away on July 22, 2018, in Ironwood. Buttons was born on July 9, 1936, to the late William and Jewell (Livingston) Kitzman in Bergland. She was a 1954 graduate of Bergland...

 

Gloria P. Raddatz

WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Gloria P Raddatz, 91, passed away on Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, at her home in Wakefield. Gloria was born on July 3, 1927, to the late August and Mary (Martz) Kottman. She married...

 

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Monday, Aug. 6 Iron County Food Pantry, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 72 Michigan Ave., Montreal, Wis. 715-561-4450. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Strong Bones Exercise Class, 1 p.m., Mercer Community Center. Overeaters An...

 

Spaghetti fundraiser takes initiative closer to goal

By P.J. GLISSON news@yourdailyglobe.com WAKEFIELD — A Saturday spaghetti fundraiser at the Wakefield municipal building took in about $3,000 for the local initiative called “4 the Kids.” Mayor p...

 

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Email calendar items and community news to news@yourdailyglobe.com. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Saturday, Aug. 4 Ironwood Absent Voter Ballots Available, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., City clerk, Memorial Building. Alcoholics Anonymous, 11 a.m., Salem...

 

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Thursday, Aug. 2 Pickleball, 9-11 a.m. Hemlock Street tennis courts, if raining, 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 p.m., Marenisco...

 

Mayme G. (Ferratto) Jarvi Calabro

GREEN BAY, Wis. - Mayme G. (Ferratto) Jarvi Calabro, 90, of Green Bay, formerly a long-time resident of Wakefield, Mich., passed away peacefully Saturday afternoon, July 28, 2018, at Woodside Manor...

 

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Wednesday, Aug. 1 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,...

 

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Monday, July 30 Iron County Food Pantry, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 72 Michigan Ave., Montreal, 715-561-4450. Finnish Women’s Auxiliary, 10 a.m., Little Finland, Kimball, Wis. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Iron...

 

Rev. H. Eugene 'Gene' Cedarholm

ROCHESTER, Minn. - Rev. H. Eugene "Gene" Cedarholm, 88, passed away peacefully on July 12, 2018, surrounded by his family at River Bend Senior Living in Rochester, Minn. Gene is survived by his three...

 

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