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Articles from the February 8, 2024 edition


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  • Cat show

    Feb 8, 2024

    By MEGAN HUGHES [email protected] IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP - The Cat Clowder, a gathering of sno-cats and similar vehicles built to move through and on deep snow, celebrated it's 10th year gathering at Powderhorn this past weekend. More than 30 vehicles made the trip up to Big Powderhorn Resort for the celebration of all things sno-cat. Big Powderhorn general manager Bruce Noren said the clowder is a highly anticipated event each year, as it draws people from across the country. "We had some come...

  • With lack of snow, region turns to ORVing

    Feb 8, 2024

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] A lack of snow has inspired officials in the tri-county area to allow ORV riding in February. The unusual action has been inspired by fewer than 3 feet of snow during this season — a measly allotment that has allowed trail bases to melt in the face of extended warm spells. Iron and Ontonagon counties have issued formal statements in the past week. “We’re doing the same here,” said Jerry Nezworski, president and trail boss of the Gogebic Range Snowmobile Authority. “Unfortunately, there’s no...

  • Annual La Rosa dinner declared 'very good success'

    Feb 8, 2024

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] IRONWOOD - From the moment the public arrived at the annual La Rosa spaghetti dinner this past weekend at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Ironwood, they encountered enticing aromas, welcoming signs and friendly faces. The major fundraiser took place Saturday and Sunday, bringing dozens of volunteers and hundreds of hungry folks together. "It was a very good success," said Alison Schlag later. "It was a beautiful day. We were very happy with the...

  • Bessemer considers pickleball, splash pad, ADA playground

    Feb 8, 2024

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] BESSEMER — Members of the Bessemer Parks and Recreation Commission voted last week to dedicate their next monthly meeting to working toward a new five-year parks and recreation plan. The motion followed City Manager Christopher Frazer’s recommendation that such a discussion should occur before the commission makes recommendations on the city’s new Capital Improvement Plan, which also is pending. However, commissioners already agreed that several items on their wish list should be included in the...

  • Community Calendar

    Feb 8, 2024

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, Feb. 8 Bessemer St. Vincent de Paul, financial assistance, 9-10 a.m.; food pantry, 10 a.m. to noon. 906-663-4436. Ironwood St. Vincent de Paul, food pantry and financial assistance, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., located behind Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. 906-932-4325. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Klassic Kruisers Car Club, 6:30 p.m., Kimball Community Center. Ironwood Lodge 389 of F.&A... Full story

  • Mary Jean Kusz

    Feb 8, 2024

    IRONWOOD, Mich. - Mary Jean Kusz, "Molly," 93, of Ironwood, passed away on Jan. 22, 2024, at Aspirus Hospital in Ironwood with her family at her side. Mary was born on Nov. 29, 1930, in St. Paul, Minnesota, to Laura and Harold Garvey. She graduated from St. Ambrose High School in Ironwood and attended the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota. Mary married Walter Kusz at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in July 1952. They spent just shy of 70 years together. She worked as a bookkeeper and... Full story

  • Jean Barbacovi

    Feb 8, 2024

    HURLEY, Wis. - Jean (Pancheri) Barbacovi, 94, of Hurley, formerly a longtime resident of Bessemer, Michigan, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away on Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, while residing at the Villa Maria Health and Rehabilitation Center in Hurley. Jean was born on June 19, 1929, in Norway, Michigan, to Emanuel and Josephine (Stevens) Pancheri, and attended school in Norway through high school. After her graduation, the family moved to Bessemer and Jean attended nursing... Full story

  • Bonnie Thayer

    Feb 8, 2024

    WINCHENDON, Mass. - Bonnie Thayer, a beacon of warmth and wisdom, departed from our world on Feb. 3, 2024. Born on March 28, 1945, in Ironwood, Michigan, Bonnie's life was a testament to strength, resilience, and boundless love. She graduated from Luther L. Wright High School in 1963. She then received her associate degree from Gogebic Community College in 1965 and her Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Michigan University in 1967. She dedicated her life to education, guiding countless... Full story

  • Barbara Jean Maki

    Feb 8, 2024

    IRONWOOD, Mich. – Barbara Jean Maki, 80, a longtime resident of Ironwood, passed away peacefully on Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, at her home. Barbara was born on Sept. 28, 1943, in Ironwood, the daughter of the late Conrad and Edith (Berg) Swanson. She attended Luther L. Wright High School in Ironwood and graduated in 1961. Barbara had a vivid personality, best described as a blend of wit, stubbornness, humor and care. Among her noteworthy traits were her brilliant cooking skills and a knack for... Full story

  • Charles A. La Marche

    Feb 8, 2024

    PENCE, Wis. - Charles "Chuck" La Marche passed away unexpectedly at Bellin Memorial Hospital in Green Bay on Jan. 21, 2024. He was 67 years old. Chuck was born in Bessemer, Michigan, to Gardner and Shirley La Marche. He served in the U.S. Army from 1984-1987. Chuck was an avid outdoorsman, and spent countless hours hunting, fishing, riding his 4-wheeler, and taking rides in his Ford truck. He also loved 70s rock and playing one of his 12 guitars. On Nov. 9, 1974, he married Patti Voss, and they... Full story

  • Jasmine Viola Ramsey

    Feb 8, 2024

    IRONWOOD, Mich. - Jasmine Viola Ramsey, 6, of Ironwood, went to her Heavenly home on Friday, Jan. 26, 2024, at her home surrounded by her family. Jasmine was born on July 13, 2017, to Billy Ramsey and Samantha Baumann in Ironwood. Jasmine had autism but she was capable of showing love. She loved to give her mommy hugs and kisses and her sissy, Savannah. She enjoyed going to kindergarten. Jazzy loved playing with her sissy, she liked playing in water and out in the snow. She also liked to play... Full story

  • Pearl Vukelich

    Feb 8, 2024

    PRESQUE ISLE, Wis. — Pearl Vukelich passed away peacefully Jan. 20, 2024. She was born July 21, 1934, growing up in the Chicago area. She spent summers helping her Aunt Hazel, who owned Pine Hills Resort in Presque Isle. She was married to Joe “Bobo” Vukelich and they had a place on Annabelle Lake in Presque Isle. Pearl was a master of many skills. She enjoyed hunting, fishing and her dogs. With a smile and a glimmer in her eye Pearl made the most of every situation. She will be dearly missed.... Full story

  • Roger Boe Smith

    Feb 8, 2024

    BESSEMER, Mich. - Roger Boe Smith, 76, of Bessemer, passed away on Jan. 21, 2024. He was born in Pontiac, Michigan, on Oct. 5, 1947, to Arnold and Floyce Smith. Roger joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1966 and proudly served in Vietnam, where, despite being wounded and contracting malaria, he safely returned home to Michigan. After returning home, he reconnected with his high school sweetheart, Marcia, and together, they embarked on a long and happy life, being married for the next 49 years. He... Full story

  • John 'Jack' Alfred Engberg

    Feb 8, 2024

    WAUSAU, Wis. - John "Jack" Alfred Engberg, 81, of Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2024, at the Aspirus Wausau Hospital. Jack was born May 27, 1942, in Ramsay, Michigan, the son of Willard and Ethel (Mooney) Engberg. Jack was married to the love of his life, Bonnie Kay Peterson, on Oct. 26, 1964. She preceded him in death on Oct. 30, 2014. Jack was a devoted husband and father. He made many great friends in his journey through life. His humor and kindness will live on... Full story