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Articles from the January 18, 2024 edition


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  • Copper Peak plans take flight

    Jan 18, 2024

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP — The COVID-19 pandemic resulted with a local silver lining when Copper Peak, an Ironwood Township landmark, received a $20 million grant from the American Rescue Plan Act. That was announced in the spring of 2022, and progress toward using those funds to refurbish the famous ski jump has been in the works ever since. Copper Peak officials now have announced that construction bids for the following two site projects are expected by the end of February: 1. A tower project that will...

  • Many snowmobile trails still remain closed

    Jan 18, 2024

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] The combined three counties of Gogebic, Iron and Ontonagon feature nearly 600 miles of snowmobile trails. Winding through forests and towns and over bridges and lakes, they represent white gold in the winter season, drawing thousands of tourists from other states who relish the frosty, fluffy stuff made possible mostly by those three magic words: lake effect conditions. Not so much this year. After warm spells delayed the opening of trails straight...

  • Hurley school board extends administration contracts

    Jan 18, 2024

    By LARRY HOLCOMBE [email protected] HURLEY — The Hurley School Board extended the contracts of superintendent Kevin Genisot, 7-12 principal Melissa Oja and K-5 principal and athletic director Steve Lombardo Monday evening. The move came after a closed session in which the board completed a review of the superintendent. All three of the contracts were extended another year, now ending after the 2025-2026 school year. Genisot told The Globe later the board has typically made the move each year to keep the school administration on...

  • Ironwood city commission hears good news about audit

    Jan 18, 2024

    IRONWOOD — The Ironwood City Commission heard good financial news at a brief regular meeting Jan. 8. The commission heard the final report of the city’s audit for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2023. “The auditors gave the city a clean, unmodified opinion. There were no findings, questioned costs, or material misstatements,” city clerk Jen Jacobsen told The Globe. The commission voted to receive and place the audit on file. The commission also discussed a $4,563 invoice from Gogebic County 911 for Ironwood Public Safety cell phones....

  • Russell Leo Johnson

    Jan 18, 2024

    BESSEMER, Mich. - Russell Leo Johnson, 79, passed away on Friday, Jan. 12, 2024. Contrary to popular bets, Russ passed away in his home, not in a wintery yard sale on the slopes nor tangled up in his bike in the woods. Russ first hit the bunny hill Jan. 15, 1944, in Rosemount, Minnesota. With great faith in his helmet and the Lord, brakes left by the wayside; Russ's love of adventure, excitement, and a fair amount of risk-taking has inspired family and friends to follow in the trails he has... Full story

  • Jim Carpenedo

    Jan 18, 2024

    BESSEMER, Mich. — Jim Carpenedo, 70, of Bessemer, died unexpectedly at home on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2024. Jim was born in 1953, to Chuck and Betty (Certano) Carpenedo and raised in southern California until the age of 12. The family moved back to Chuck and Betty's hometown of Bessemer in 1965. Jim immediately loved his new home and ever afterwards he said, "I wouldn't want to live anywhere else." Jim attended the Ramsay School and graduated from A.D. Johnston High School, Gogebic Junior College an... Full story

  • Lucien Perron

    Jan 18, 2024

    MERCER, Wis. - Lucien Perron, 92, of Mercer, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2024, after battling Alzheimer's at the New Perspective Senior Living in Superior, where he had been residing near his daughter, Michele, in the Memory Care Unit. Lucien was born May 23, 1931, to Romeo and Edy Perron in Chambord, Quebec, Canada, the 12th of 15 children. Lucien grew up on the farm where he learned a strong work ethic. He made his way as a young man to Ottawa, Canada, to learn English and went to work... Full story

  • Andrew Rutherford

    Jan 18, 2024

    GREEN BAY, Wis. — Andrew Rutherford was born Aug. 27, 1975, and died Dec. 29, 2023, of natural causes. Andy could talk with anyone about anything. He could quote from movies, discuss politics and current events, philosophize about Life Principles. He was funny, engaging, kind, smart, and sometimes provocative. Andy’s verbal skills were honed at New London (Wisconsin) High School where he was on the debate team. After attending the University of Wiscosin-Oshkosh for several years, he lived in Seattle before moving to Green Bay 10 years ago.... Full story

  • Robert 'Bob' J. Trombi

    Jan 18, 2024

    MONTREAL, Wis. - Robert "Bob" J. Trombi, 91, of Montreal, passed away on Jan. 3, 2024. Bob was born on July 25, 1932, in Montreal, to Joseph and Florence (Garreau) Trombi. Bob attended Montreal grade school and J.E. Murphy High School in Hurley. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy in Korea on the USS New Jersey. After discharge from the Navy in 1954, he worked in construction most of his life for local companies and in Illinois until his retirement in 1994. Bob spent his life as a loving and cari... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Jan 18, 2024

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, Jan. 18 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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