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Articles from the January 11, 2020 edition


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  • Excitement builds for Sisu

    Jan 11, 2020

    By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD - The downtown was buzzing with excitement Friday as organizers expected to have the maximum number of skiers registered for the 11th Sisu Ski Fest today. Volunteers had the registration numbers within 10 of the 750 maximum by 5 p.m. Friday. Hundreds of people converged on the Ironwood Memorial Building for the registration and Expo with several skiing related companies present. "We are having our biggest race field ever this year," said Ri...

  • Wakefield Township eyes closer relations with city

    Jan 11, 2020

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] WAKEFIELD — The city of Wakefield and Wakefield Township are taking steps to work more closely in the future, with an eye to reducing costs and increasing efficiency. Wakefield Township Supervisor John Cox told the Globe Wednesday that City Manager Rob Brown and Mayor Dale White both attended the Tuesday evening meeting of the township’s Board of Trustees. According to Cox, both city officials requested that the township engage in greater collaboration with the city. “So, we’re going to have a joint meeti...

  • Northstars win at Ironwood

    Jan 11, 2020

    By JASON JUNO [email protected] IRONWOOD - Halftime came at a good time for Hurley Thursday night. As much as the Hurley coaches preached that playing rival Ironwood was just another game, the players weren't sold. The Northstars 10-point lead was down to one as Ironwood turned some careless Hurley possessions into easy layups and that advantage was down to one at the half. "It was good for us to get in the locker room and let some of those young guys a chance to catch their breath,"...

  • Community calendar

    Jan 11, 2020

    Saturday, Jan. 11 Union Station Food Pantry and Northern Food Bank, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 252 E. Ayer St., Ironwood. Alcoholics Anonymous, 11 a.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Sunday, Jan. 12 Alcoholics Anonymous, 1 p.m., closed meeting, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Wesley United Methodist Church, Ironwood. Monday, Jan. 13 Gogebic-Ontonagon Community Action Agency food commodity distribution for seniors, GOCAA, 100 S. M... Full story

  • Mary Loreti-Sears

    Jan 11, 2020

    SAXON, Wis. - Mary (Loreti) Sears passed away peacefully at Aspirus Hospital in Ironwood, Mich., on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. Despite all the physical problems Mary dealt with throughout her life, she never lost her fighting spirit and sense of humor. She loved to make people laugh. To know Mary was to know she was unapologetically herself. Mary was born in Ironwood on Sept. 4, 1955, to Alessio and Frances (Champagne) Loreti. She graduated from J.E. Murphy High School in Hurley in 1973 and then... Full story

  • Floyd Peter Erickson Jr.

    Jan 11, 2020

    IRONWOOD, Mich. - Floyd Peter Erickson Jr., 84, a longtime resident of Bessemer (Puritan Location), died Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, at Aspirus Ironwood Hospital. Floyd was born on April 11, 1935, son of the late Floyd W. and Pauline (Hodge) Erickson Sr. He joined the U.S. Army and was very proud of serving his country. He also was a volunteer driver for the VA and drove the DAV van for 16 years. He was very proud of the services he was able to provide for other veterans. Floyd loved camping,... Full story

  • Peter Eldred Christy Sr.

    Jan 11, 2020

    DULUTH, Minn. — Peter Eldred Christy Sr., of Chisholm, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, at the age of 78, at Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth. Peter was born on Sept. 28, 1941, in Wakefield, Mich., to Earl and Victoria Christy. He joined the U.S. Army at the age of 17, went to Germany where he met his wife of 58 years, Kaethe (Kitty) Christy. Peter worked as a police officer in Racine, Wis., White Pine Copper Company in Michigan, and then came to work and retired from Eveleth Taconite Company in 2003. He survived by hi...

  • Dennis Eugene Kujanson

    Jan 11, 2020

    BESSEMER, Mich. - Dennis Eugene Kujanson, 72, a longtime resident of Bessemer, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. Dennis was born on Aug. 26, 1947, in Ironwood, the son of Eugene Edward and Alice Elizabeth (Brown) Kujanson. He attended Ironwood schools and graduated from Luther L. Wright High School. Dennis proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged as a specialist fourth class on Oct. 3, 1969. Dennis received the National Defense Service... Full story

  • Loretta H. Laguna

    Jan 11, 2020

    PENCE, Wis. — Loretta H. Laguna, 86, a lifelong a resident of Pence passed away on Jan. 9, 2020, at her home in Pence. Loretta was born on Feb. 19, 1933, in Pence, daughter of Louis and Frieda (Magni) Morgando. She attended Hurley schools and graduated from Lincoln High School in Hurley in 1951. She worked as a bookkeeper for the S & L. Store in Ironwood, Iron County Lumber and Fuel in Hurley, the Post Office in Pence and the Hurley Senior Center. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Hurley. She loved sewing and spending time at... Full story

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