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Articles from the January 2, 2018 edition

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  • Snowstorm forces cancelation of Pro Vintage Snowmobile races

    Pat Krause|Jan 2, 2018

    IRONWOOD - The Pro Vintage Snowmobile Races scheduled for Saturday at the Gogebic County Fairgrounds were canceled due to inclement weather. It was ten degrees below zero with a wind chill of minus 31 degrees at 6:45 a.m., but race director Tom Auvinen said the races were canceled due to problems with the snow. "We had the track plowed and clear at 7 a.m., but then the lake effect snowstorm came in," Auvinen said. "We met and canceled at 9 a.m. Driver safety has always been a priority." It was...

  • Big Powderhorn rings in new year

    Richard Jenkins|Jan 2, 2018

    IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP - Even though the cold temperatures kept most people from staying outside too long, it failed to dampen the mood at Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort Sunday as the ski hill hosted its annual New Year's Eve party. The party kicked off with the hill's ski patrol holding a torch-lit parade down one of the runs, followed by a fireworks display. Powderhorn General Manager Bruce Noren said the parade is a long-standing part of New Year's, with Powderhorn possibly being the first local...

  • Snowmobiler killed in U.S. 2 accident

    Jan 2, 2018

    RAMSAY — A snowmobiler was killed crossing U.S. 2 Saturday afternoon, making it the county’s second snowmobile death in 26 hours. The man — whose name is being withheld pending the Gogebic County Sheriff’s Department’s notification of the family — was identified as a 52-year-old Wisconsin resident. The department’s initial investigation indicated he was attempting to cross U.S. 2 at the intersection with Ramsay Road shortly before 1 p.m. when he was hit by an eastbound pickup truck, according to a department press release. While the investiga...

  • Joseph John Tiradani

    Jan 2, 2018

    BESSEMER, Mich. - Joseph John Tiradani, 99, a long-time resident of Bessemer, passed away peacefully early Friday morning, Dec. 29, 2017. Joe was born on Nov. 6, 1918, in Ironwood, a son of Demetrio and Lena (Beauchamp) Tiradani. During his early teenage years, the family moved to Pennsylvania. They returned to Hurley, Wis., and he graduated from Hurley High School. Following graduation, Joe worked at the A&P grocery stores in Ironwood and Minocqua, Wis. He was a salesman for Nabisco Biscuit... Full story

  • Karen Sue Howard

    Jan 2, 2018

    WHITE PINE, Mich. — Karen Sue Howard, 73, of White Pine, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, at her home in White Pine. She was born in Ontonagon on Dec. 1, 1944, to William Picotte and Ellen (Carlson) Steed. She was a graduate of White Pine High School with the class of 1963. Karen owned and operated the “Weekly Bulletin” and went on to purchase Mac’s Bar and Lounge in 1991 and changed the name to Roxey’s Bar and Grill after her beloved doberman, Roxey. After many years of owning and operating Roxey’s, she retired. Karen enjoyed goi... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Jan 2, 2018

    Tuesday, Jan. 2 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. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Ironwood Kiwanis Club, noon, Elk and Hound. Cribbage, 1 p.m., Mercer, Wis., Public Library. 715-476-2366. Life Support Group, 6:30 p.m., Woodland Church, Ironwood. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, Ironwood. Government Wakefield Township Board, 5:30... Full story