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 By Ralph Ansami    News    November 22, 2014 

Range honor band performs at theatre

IRONWOOD - "We hear a lot about what's going wrong in the world. This is about what's going right," guest conductor Pamela Bustos said Friday in welcoming people to a musical honors concert at the... Full story

 Obituaries    November 22, 2014 

Dorothy Jean Marie Dean

ISHPEMING, Mich. - Dorothy Jean Marie Dean, 78, formerly of Wakefield, passed away Sunday evening, Nov. 16, 2014, at the Mather Nursing Center in Ishpeming, with her youngest and oldest child holding... Full story

 Calendar    November 22, 2014 

Community calendar

Saturday, Nov. 22 Children’s story time, 10 a.m. Wakefield Public Library. Alcoholics Anonymous, 11 a.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Alcoholics Anonymous Women’s Group, noon, Salem Lutheran, Ironwood. Chess Nuts... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    November 21, 2014

Hurley girl bags 2 bucks on opener of U.P. hunt

WATERSMEET - Following two severe winters, with a third one in the making, deer of either sex are scarce in the western Upper Peninsula. Some hunters consider it a success if they even see a deer,... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    November 19, 2014

Ironwood's snowfall sets another single-day record

IRONWOOD - Another 110-year snow record fell Tuesday morning in Ironwood before the sun finally popped out. A total of 15.2 inches of snow was recorded for the 24-hour period to 7 a.m. Tuesday at the... Full story

 Obituaries    November 19, 2014

Betty Lou Kaczmarek

RAMSAY, Mich. - Betty Lou Kaczmarek, 72, a longtime resident of Ramsay, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. Betty was born on July 18, 1942, in Wakefield, the daughter of William John and... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    November 18, 2014

Lake-effect snow warning remains through noon today

IRONWOOD - A winter advisory warning for lake-effect snow that could total from 12 to 18 inches remained in effect for the Gogebic Range today through noon. Wakefield and Bessemer schools closed... Full story

 Obituaries    November 18, 2014

Grace E. Nelson

WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Grace E. Nelson, 90, surrounded by the family she treasured, passed away on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 at the Gogebic Medical Care Facility in Wakefield. Grace was born on Dec. 18,... Full story

 News    November 17, 2014

DNR wildlife chief: 2 bad winters hard on deer herd

By KELSEY HANSEN WAKEFIELD - Russ Mason, Chief of Wildlife for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, made a visit to the Upper Peninsula from Lansing on Saturday for the first day of deer hunting. Mason started the... Full story

 By Kelsey Hansen    News    November 17, 2014

Wakefield VFW craft fair filled with holiday treats

By KELSEY HANSEN WAKEFIELD - The VFW Auxiliary Post 9084 held its annual fall craft fair Saturday in Wakefield. Participation was up this year with 43 vendor tables and spaces... Full story

 Obituaries    November 15, 2014

Gladys Marie Tauer

ANVIL, Mich. - Gladys Marie Tauer, 78, a longtime resident of Anvil, passed away peacefully Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, with her loving family by her side. Gladys was born on Nov. 17, 1935, in Anvil... Full story

 Opinion    November 15, 2014

Michigan Harvest Campaign gives thanks

Dear Editor: Thank you to the Michigan State Police from Wakefield barracks, Super One and the National Honor Society students from A.D. Johnston High School in Bessemer for their donations and support during the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry in... Full story

 By Cortney Ofstad    News    November 14, 2014

Santa's Headquarters under way already

IRONWOOD - Volunteers are gearing up for the ninth annual Santa's Headquarters. Since 2006, a committee of local residents volunteers to help provide gifts for area children during Christmas. This... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    November 13, 2014

Snowfall here draws widespread interest

HURLEY - There was quite a bit of interest across the country in the Gogebic Range's snowstorm that ended early Wednesday morning, then later rekindled. Up to two feet of snow fell across the Gogebic... Full story

 Obituaries    November 12, 2014

Mabel Elizabeth Zielinski

WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Mabel Elizabeth Zielinski, born on Nov. 13, 1919, to Charles "Harry" and Lillian (Johns) Grigg, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Nov. 10, 2014. Mabel graduated from... Full story

 Obituaries    November 12, 2014

Kenneth James Lillie

BESSEMER, Mich.- Kenneth James Lillie, 51, of Bessemer, formerly of Marenisco, passed away unexpectedly Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, at his home. Ken was born on May 25, 1963, in Wakefield, a son of Darlene... Full story

 By Kelsey Hansen    News    November 11, 2014

Wakefield council discusses Father Daniel Hall renovations

WAKEFIELD - Despite snowy conditions, a large amount of people attended Monday's Wakefield City Council meeting. The main topic of the evening was discussion on the Father Daniel Hall renovation updat... Full story

 Obituaries    November 11, 2014

Ted Gouza

RHINELANDER, Wis. — Ted Gouza, 85, a 48-year resident of Land O’ Lakes, died Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rhinelander.  Ted was born Sept. 3, 1929, in Wakefield, Mich., to Jacob and Frances Gouza. He was the last North... Full story

 News    November 10, 2014

7 winners named at HIT Idol

IRONWOOD - Seven winners were named at the fourth annual HIT Idol competition at the Historic Ironwood Theatre Saturday night. With more than 700 people in the audience, 49 youth and young adults... Full story

 By Cortney Ofstad    News    November 10, 2014

Homemade goods big draw at craft fair at Memorial Building

HURLEY - Local residents braved cold temperatures to browse hundreds of homemade items during the second annual winter craft fair at the Iron County Memorial Building on Saturday. According to event organizer Kathy Koski, the Iron County Memorial... Full story

 Obituaries    November 10, 2014

Roger D. Kooping

WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Roger D. Kooping, 64, of Bessemer, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 in Wakefield. He was born on May 15, 1950, in Ironwood, son of the late Wilbert and Mildred (Maki) Kooping. He... Full story

 Opinion    November 8, 2014

Wakefield casino needs to include employment for everyone

Dear Editor: Some years back I went to the casino in Ashland, Wis., to put in a job application for employment. On the application it said “preference given to Native Americans and are you Native American?” Since I’m not, I can assume my... Full story

 Obituaries    November 8, 2014

Mark Joseph Pospeck

DULUTH, Minn. - Mark Joseph Pospeck, 45, of Bessemer, Mich., passed away Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth. He was born in Wakefield to Patricia (Hill) and James Pospeck on... Full story

 Obituaries    November 7, 2014

James A. Olson

WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Jim "Eaglebeak" Olson, 75, passed away Tuesday evening, Nov. 4, 2014, at his home in Wakefield. Jim was born on Jan. 6, 1939, in Bergland, a son of Edward Walker and Dorie Loretta... Full story


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