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  • Voting begins

    Feb 22, 2024

    By LARRY HOLCOMBE [email protected] BESSEMER - Tuesday is Election Day in Michigan as voters statewide will head to the polls to cast a ballot in the Presidential Primary. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Early voting was is full swing on this past Tuesday at the Gogebic County Courthouse in Bessemer. A new Michigan law provides for nine days of early voting before all state and federal elections. The nine city and township clerks in the county worked with County Clerk Ramona...

  • GOISD debuts 'Chalkboard' podcast

    Feb 22, 2024

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] EWEN — The Gogebic-Ontonagon Intermediate School District, based in Ewen, has a new way of informing the public. Its podcast, called “The Chalkboard,” is part of what Alan Tulppo calls the district’s “multifaceted means of sharing news.” As superintendent of GOISD, Tulppo explained the approach in a Feb. 16 interview with The Globe. “We, as the ISD, felt that we’re providing a lot of services and classes that we wanted to raise awareness of with parents and the public,” he said....

  • Aspirus to convert Ontonagon hospital to rural health clinic

    Feb 22, 2024

    WAUSAU, Wis. — Aspirus Health announced Tuesday that major changes are coming to two of its locations in the Upper Peninsula, including transitioning Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital into a rural health clinic and a $30 million renovation and expansion of Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital in Laurium. The transitioning of the Ontonagon hospital into a rural health clinic “will provide services that better match local needs in a community that has changed dramatically in recent years,” said a release from Aspirus. Changes in Ontonagon will be effective...

  • Wakefield 'Family Fun Day' replaces fishing tournament

    Feb 22, 2024

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] WAKEFIELD — A Saturday Family Fun Day in Wakefield was heavy on the fun as hundreds of people gathered in VFW Post 9084. The event was in lieu of the annual fishing tournament held by the Wakefield Volunteer Fire Department. A mild winter made that activity impossible. Nevertheless, high spirits prevailed at an event that included lots of activities for kids, such as an outdoor trout pond, indoor minnow races, duck picks, a scavenger hunt, face-painting and balloon animals. Door prizes and raffles also...

  • Community Calendar

    Feb 22, 2024

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, Feb. 22 Bessemer St. Vincent de Paul, financial assistance, 9-10 a.m.; food pantry, 10 a.m. to noon. 906-663-4436. Ironwood St. Vincent de Paul, food pantry and financial assistance, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., located behind Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. 906-932-4325. 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 Township. 906-667-1110.... Full story

  • Nona Lee Rooni

    Feb 22, 2024

    RAMSAY, Mich. - Nona Lee Rooni, 83, a longtime resident of Ramsay, enjoyed living with her son and daughter-in-law, David and Stacie Rooni, and their children in Wakefield, for the past year. She passed away peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024, at the Gogebic Medical Care Facility in Wakefield, with her loving family at her side. Nona was born on June 22, 1940, in Baltic, Houghton County, Michigan, a daughter of Douglas Paul and Martha (Raty) Mattson. On April 5, 1958, Nona was united in... Full story

  • Terri Lynn Carlson

    Feb 22, 2024

    LAKE GOGEBIC, Mich. — Terri Lynn (Behrens) Carlson, age 79, passed away peacefully in her home on the western shore of Lake Gogebic on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024. Terri was born in Minneapolis and raised in the upper Midwest in a family rooted in faith and the farming culture of southern Minnesota. Terri and her husband of 55 years, Kenneth, married in 1968. Terri graduated from Valparaiso University and earned her master’s degree in social work from Washington University. Over the course of her career, she worked with Lutheran Social Service... Full story

  • Guy Richard Jacobson

    Feb 22, 2024

    LOMBARD, Ill. - Guy Richard Jacobson, 63, of Lombard, Illinois, passed away Jan. 29, 2024. Guy was born July 19, 1960, to Diane and Richard Jacobson, formally of Ironwood, Michigan. He graduated from Luther L. Wright High School in 1978. He graduated from DeVry Institute of Technology in 1981 with a degree in electronics engineering. He worked for Zenith and the U.S. Postal Sevice. Guy married Jennifer Pomerich at Summit Lake on Mt. Evans in Colorado on 9/9/99. She survives. He is also survived... Full story

  • Kathleen 'Kay' Kuula

    Feb 22, 2024

    IRONWOOD, Mich. - Kathleen "Kay" Kuula, 86, of Ironwood, passed away on Feb. 15, 2024, just shy of her 87th birthday by three weeks while residing at the Villa Maria Health and Rehabilitation Center in Hurley, Wisconsin. Kay was born in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, on March 9, 1937, to Dorothy (Stehlin) and Grant McCullough. She graduated from Luther L. Wright High School in 1955, and greatly loved music and singing, and participated in the school choir. Kay also sang in the church choir for several... Full story

  • Doris Ann Begalle

    Feb 22, 2024

    GREEN BAY, Wis. - Doris Ann (King) Begalle, age 85, passed away at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay after a short battle with lymphoma. Doris was born in 1938 to Marie (Carignan) and Dona King in Cornell and grew up on a farm in Flat Rock. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church through most of her lifetime. She was united in marriage to Robert "Bob" J. Begalle on July 12, 1958. They lived in Bessemer, Michigan, for 11 years before moving to Flat Rock. Doris was a homemaker, who was... Full story

  • Sylvia Ann LaMaide

    Feb 22, 2024

    WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Sylvia Ann LaMaide, 88, a longtime resident of Wakefield, passed away peacefully on Monday, Feb. 19, 2024, at the Gogebic Medical Care Facility in Wakefield, with her family at her side. She was born on Dec. 14, 1935, in Ashland, Wisconsin, a daughter of Robert and Laura (Englund) Magnuson. On Aug. 8, 1953, Sylvia was united in marriage to the love of her life, Maxin G. LaMaide, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Ashland. She was a lifetime member of the Auxiliary to the... Full story

  • Sally Louise Tourville

    Feb 22, 2024

    WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Sally Louise Tourville, 90, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024, at the Gogebic Medical Care Facility in Wakefield. A lifelong resident of Gogebic County, Sally was a much loved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt. Sally was born on Oct. 29, 1933, in Wakefield, to Arvo and Marion Torkko. She met and married Ronald Tourville, and they spent 51 wonderful years together before his passing on Dec. 14, 2007. Sally and Ron owned the Dandee Bakery in downtown... Full story

  • Linda Kay Fredrickson

    Feb 22, 2024

    HEEARTLAND, Wis. - Linda Kay (Marshall) Fredrickson, age 67, passed away Sunday, Feb. 4, 2024. Born in Milwaukee to Audrey June (Chipman) Marshall on Sept. 5, 1956, Linda was raised in Montreal, and later resided in Illinois, Minnesota, Oklahoma, California, and Virginia before returning to Wisconsin. Throughout her life, Linda always spoke fondly of her time spent in Waukegan, Illinois, and Montreal. Linda graduated from J.E. Murphy High School of Hurley, in 1974 and often reminisced about her... Full story

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  • Phase 2 of water treatment project fully grant funded

    Feb 15, 2024

    By LARRY HOLCOMBE [email protected] IRONWOOD — The Ironwood City Commission continued Monday taking steps to improve the city’s utility infrastructure, approving a $11.4 million grant to fully fund Phase 2 of the ongoing water treatment plant project. City Manager Paul Anderson said the grant funds from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy amount to 100% grant. “We remain extremely thankful to EGLE for coming up with this amazing funding and opportunity for us,” said Anderson. Phase 2 will add water...

  • Ironwood Carnegie Library new restroom project continues

    Feb 15, 2024

    By MEGAN HUGHES [email protected] IRONWOOD - The Ironwood Carnegie Library is in the middle of renovations, adding a main floor restroom, according to Library Director Lynne Wiercinski. "We are working on staying open as long as we can during construction. We have had to close for a couple days when it wouldn't be safe for patrons to be in the library while they were working," said Wiercinski. She said the project is running well, and the restroom is something that the library officials had been wanting to do for many years. The funds...

  • Midwest Telefest draws hundreds to Big Powderhorn

    Feb 15, 2024

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP - Several hundred people gathered last weekend for the 34th annual Midwest Telefest at Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort in Ironwood Township. The three-day event normally takes place at the Porcupine Mountains Ski Area in Ontonagon, but it was moved this year due to inadequate snow at that site, which relies only on Mother Nature. Race Director Peter Werts of Madison, Wisconsin, said he expects the event to return to Ontonagon next year....

  • Bessemer fills Parks and Recreation Commission

    Feb 15, 2024

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] BESSEMER— The Bessemer Parks and Recreation Commission now has a full board, thanks to action taken at Monday’s meeting of the Bessemer City Council. The council voted to approve Mayor Peter Tacconelli’s appointment of Dominic Fabbri as a parks commissioner. Fabbri previously served on the city’s Planning Commission and wrote in his application that, as a father, he believes the parks commission “is more aligned with my short-term goals and time commitments.” He added that his engineering...

  • Muriel Bernice Rostollan

    Feb 15, 2024

    AUBURN, Mich. - Muriel Bernice Rostollan passed away Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2024, after a short stay at Auburn Fields Assisted Living and Memory Care, Auburn, Michigan. She had just turned 99 years old and had recently celebrated 78 years of marriage with the love of her life, Walter E. Rostollan, who became 100 years old last July. We know she is now in heaven with her Lord and Savior, waiting for his arrival. Muriel Johnson was born in Oulu, Wisconsin, on Jan. 18, 1925, the daughter of Estrid... Full story

  • Lorraine L. 'Pud' Anderson

    Feb 15, 2024

    MARENISCO, Mich. - Lorraine L. "Pud" Anderson, 99, a longtime resident of Marenisco, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2024, at the Gogebic Medical Care Facility in Wakefield. Lorraine was born on Dec. 20, 1924, in Ashland, Wisconsin, a daughter of Reinhold and Laura (Rominske) Ryskey. She attended Roosevelt High School in Marenisco and graduated in 1943. On Nov. 3, 1945, Lorraine was united in marriage to Lynard E. Anderson in Chicago. For 25 years, she was employed at the Victor Manufacturing... Full story

  • Jerome William Johnston

    Feb 15, 2024

    LAONA, Wis. - Jerome William Johnston, 83, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2024, in Laona. Jerome was born on April 16, 1940, the son of Howard and Germaine (Corcoran) Johnston. Jerome graduated from Luther L. Wright High School in Ironwood, Michigan, with the class of 1959. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and proudly served for 11 years. After his stint in the service, Jerome worked with his father running a carpentry business out of their McLeod Avenue shop. He leaves behind his ch... Full story

  • Janet Flinchum Herrick

    Feb 15, 2024

    DENTON, Texas — Janet “Jan” Flinchum Herrick passed away peacefully at her home in Denton, Texas, with her family at her side on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2024. Janet and her family grew up in Watersmeet, Michigan. She is survived by her son and daughter, Jason and Jessie Valkenaar; her grandchildren, Danielle, Madeline, Tyler and Camryn; her sister, Barbara; nieces Heather Welch Westfall, Ivy Dayter and April Craig; as well as many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bob and Betty; as well as her sisters, Connie, Linda and... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Feb 15, 2024

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, Feb. 15 Bessemer St. Vincent de Paul, financial assistance, 9-10 a.m.; food pantry, 10 a.m. to noon. 906-663-4436. Gogebic-Ontonagon Community Action Agency food commodity distribution for seniors, Bergland, Lake Gogebic Senior Center, 9:25-9:40 a.m. EST; White Pine, Carp Lake Township Hall, 10-10:15 a.m. EST; Ontonagon, Holy Family Catholic Church, 11-11:30 a.m. EST; Mass City Resource Center, 12:30-1 p.m. EST. Ironwood St.... Full story

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