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Articles from the January 12, 2023 edition

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Gogebic County board again elects Lorenson to chair

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] BESSEMER - Members of the Gogebic County Board of Commissioners held their reorganizational meeting on Jan. 4 and took their annual oath of office from County...


Depot Dash acts as pint-sized cross country skiing race

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] IRONWOOD - A Jan. 6 Depot Dash was a big success last Friday, drawing several dozen kids to a track circling a pavilion at the Historic Ironwood Depot Park....


Wakefield city hires new auditing firm from Houghton

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield City Council voted on Monday evening to hire a Houghton accounting firm to address city audits. City Manager Rob Brown, Jr. informed the Globe on Tuesday that the council agreed to...


City of Ironwood gets thumbs up on previous fiscal year

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] IRONWOOD — The Ironwood City Commission received good news on Monday evening regarding an audit of the past fiscal year’s financial status. “We did have a clean, unmodified opinion, which is what we were...


Leon Joseph Draxler

BAY OF PIGS, Cuba - Leon Joseph Draxler passed away Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, while on vacation at the Bay of Pigs, Cuba, with friends. Leon was born on April 21, 1942, the third of seven children... Full story


Kenneth I. Wuorinen

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Kenneth I. Wuorinen, 85, of Bloomington, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023. A complete obituary will be published at a later date. Jerald Rocco, owner and manager of Lakeside Memorial Chapel Inc., in Wakefield,... Full story


Norma L. Hakamaki

WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Norma L. Hakamaki, 91, of Wakefield, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023. Norma was born to John and Emma (Eliason) Niemela on Sept. 26, 1931, at Divine Infant... Full story


Milne 'Kelly' Miskovich

WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Kelly J. Miskovich, 80, a lifelong resident of Wakefield, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023, at his home, after a courageous battle with cancer. Kelly was born on Dec. 5, 1942,... Full story


Viola May Nurmi

MARENISCO, Mich. - Viola May Nurmi, 84, of Marenisco, passed away peacefully on Friday, Jan. 6, 2023. Viola was born on Oct. 25, 1938, in Louisville, Illinois, number nine of 13 children to Charles... Full story


Elvie Vivian Strand

IRONWOOD, Mich. — Elvie Vivian Strand, 94, of Ironwood, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, at Sky View Nursing Center in Hurley, Wisconsin, surrounded by her loving daughters. A complete obituary will be published at a later date.... Full story


Margaret 'Peg' Lackman

BESSEMER, Mich. — Margaret “Peg” Lackman, 91, of Bessemer, passed away on Monday, Jan. 9, 2023. A complete obituary will be published at a later date. Jerald Rocco, owner and manager of Lakeside Memorial Chapel Inc., in Wakefield, is... Full story


Curtis Harold Udd

RAMSAY, Mich. - Curtis Harold Udd, 87, of Ramsay, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023. Curt was born the son of Harold and Alice (Carlson) Udd on March 15, 1935, in Dollar... Full story


Dolores Mary (Reardon) Byrns

GERMANTOWN, Wis — Dolores Mary (Reardon) Byrns, of Germantown, Wisconsin, passed away on Friday, Jan. 6, 2023 at the age of 89. Dolores was the loving wife of the late William; the beloved mother of Dan (Mary) Byrns; the cherished grandmother of... Full story


Sarah Lynn Rhenlund

IRONWOOD, Mich. — Sarah Lynn Rhenlund, 56, of 165 E. Michigan Ave., in Ironwood, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023, at Aspirus Ironwood Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. She fought a courageous battle with metastatic breast... Full story


Community Calendar

Email calendar items and community news to [email protected] For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, Jan. 12 Bessemer St. Vincent de Paul, financial assistance, 9-10 a.m.; food pantry, 10 a.m. to noon. 906-663-4436. Mercer Health an... Full story


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