Articles from the February 2, 2023 edition

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Gogebic County appoints additional member to Fair Board

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] BESSEMER — The Gogebic County Fair Board increased in size last week when the Gogebic County Board of Commissioners voted to appoint Randall Kashich of Ironwood as a new member. Related discussion during...


MECCA Trails host Winterfest ski races

By MEGAN HUGHES [email protected] MERCER, Wis. - Saturday drew a crowd to Mercer early in the day, as cross country skiers made their way to the MECCA Ski Trails for the annual Winterfest live...


Sokol named Iron County's new elder benefit specialist

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] HURLEY — Iron County has a new elder benefit specialist who happened upon the job quite naturally. “I originally had been working at White Cross Pharmacy, and part of what I did there was deliver...


County board adopts recreation plan

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] BESSEMER — A 5-year recreation plan for 2023-2027 was adopted last week by the Gogebic County Board of Commissioners, but members already anticipate addressing several new ideas proposed during a public...


Marian I. Coates

LAKE MILLS, Wis. - Marian I. (nee Traxler) Coates, of Lake Mills, died peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Jan. 24, 2023, at her home. She was born on March 11, 1942, in Whitewater, the... Full story


Jean C. Petranek

OMAHA, Neb. - Jean C. Petranek, 77, of Omaha, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023. Jean was born on Feb. 7, 1945, in Wakefield, Michigan, to Vernon and Ethel (Niemela) Solberg. She... Full story


Arthur 'Art' 'Corky' Donald Voss

IRONWOOD, Mich. - Arthur "Art" "Corky" Donald Voss, 84, of Ironwood, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023. Art was born the son of Arthur Carl and Violet (Heidenbluth) on Aug.... Full story


Michael K. Sweeney

IRONWOOD, Mich. - Michael K. Sweeney, 69, of Ironwood, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Friday, Jan. 27, 2023. He was born on Oct. 21, 1953, in Allegan, Michigan, a son of Leonard and Barbara... Full story


Charles Joseph Semo Sr.

IRONWOOD, Mich. - Charles Joseph Semo Sr., 69, of Ironwood, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023, at home with his loving family by his side following a courageous battle with cancer. Charlie was... Full story


Donna Jean Doney

WAKEFIELD, Mich. — Donna Jean Doney, 76, of Wakefield, died on Friday, Jan. 13, 2023, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. She was born Sept. 26, 1946, in Marenisco, the daughter of Roy and Delcie (Hicks) Dean. Donna attended Marenisco schools graduating wi... Full story


Ossi Juhani Laitamaki

WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Ossi Juhani Laitamaki, 76, died unexpectedly on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023, at the Aspirus Ironwood Hospital. Ossi was born on Nov. 20, 1946, in Kauhajoki, Finland, a son of Nikolai... Full story


Lisa J. England

BESSEMER, Mich. — Lisa J. England, 64, of Bessemer, passed away on Monday, Jan. 30, 2023. A complete obituary will be published at a later date. Jerald Rocco, owner and manager of Lakeside Memorial Chapel Inc., in Wakefield, is assisting the... Full story


Community Calendar

Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, Feb. 2 Bessemer St. Vincent de Paul, financial assistance, 9-10 a.m.; food pantry, 10 a.m. to noon. 906-663-4436. Ironwood St.... Full story


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