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Articles from the February 12, 2021 edition

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  • County objects to vaccine diversion

    Tom LaVenture|Feb 12, 2021

    BESSEMER — The Gogebic County Board of Commissioners will voice its objection to what they described as a diversion of COVID-19 vaccinations from rural to more populated areas of the state. The board Wednesday unanimously approved sending a letter to the appropriate people within the offices of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Public Health and Human Services. The letter will state the county’s concern that a decision was made to divert vaccines to larger health systems in more densely populated areas of lower Michigan. The...

  • Washington School kitchen heats up

    Charity Smith|Feb 12, 2021

    BESSEMER - Bessemer school officials were able to turn on the heat in the Washington Elementary School kitchen for the first time in months Wednesday as a repairs were made to the building's heating system. A crew of heating technicians spent four hours on Wednesday repairing the part of the system that controls the heat in the kitchen. According to head cook Brandy Babich, the kitchen has not been properly heated since the start of the school year. She said that the heat would come and go...

  • Montreal council seeks grant surveys

    Richard Jenkins|Feb 12, 2021

    MONTREAL, Wis. — With $1 million in grant funding on the line, the Montreal City Council decided Tuesday to make a final effort to collect the remaining income surveys needed to qualify for Community Development Block Grant funding. “Right now, we’re very close to having three of the four streets we looked at being qualified. I think we only needed eight more surveys to be completed,” said Art Bahr, with the city’s engineering firm, who appeared at the meeting via telephone. The income surveys are needed to determine whether the project a...

  • Claire J. 'Mia' Garro

    Feb 12, 2021

    IRON BELT, Wis. - Claire J. "Mia" Garro, 77 of Iron Belt, passed away at her home on Monday, Feb. 8, 2021. Mia was born the daughter of John and Evelyn (Peterson) Garro on July 19, 1943, in Ironwood, Michigan. She received her bachelor's degree and was an elementary school teacher in Tomahawk. When growing up she loved water skiing. Mia enjoyed the outdoors, gardening and game hunting. She took great pride in being a lector and helping in the Catholic churches in Saxon and Pence. Most of all... Full story

  • Gerald 'Jerry' Hornick

    Feb 12, 2021

    WAUSAU, Wis. - Gerald "Jerry" Hornick, 79, Wausau, passed away Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, while under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services at Hospice House in Wausau. He was born July 12, 1941, in Ironwood, Michigan, son of the late Frank and Mary (Probelski) Hornick. Jerry married Sandra Sharon on Oct. 28, 1965, she preceded him in death on Aug. 4, 2016. Jerry graduated from Superior State College with a master's degree in teaching. While he was in college he excelled in baseball, e... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Feb 12, 2021

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Friday, Feb. 12 Mercer Food Pantry, noon-1 p.m., Railroad Street, Mercer, Wis. Emergencies: 715-476-7655. Alcoholics Anonymous/ Al-Anon, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Harbortown AA, 7:30 p.m. EST, Ontonagon United Methodist Church basement, next to Holiday gas station, Ontonagon. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Ironwood. Saturday, Feb. 13 Union Station Food... Full story