Articles from the February 23, 2023 edition

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Wakefield VFD's annual fishing contest draws crowd

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] WAKEFIELD - Saturday turned out to be the perfect day for the annual fishing contest sponsored by the Wakefield Volunteer Fire Department. A total of nearly...


Pat O'Donnell Civic Center hosts alumni games

By MEGAN HUGHES [email protected] IRONWOOD — A crowd gathered at the Pat O’Donnell Civic Center on Saturday to enjoy an alumni hockey game, bringing together hockey players across generations to play a series of games. “We allowed the...


Hurley School seeks new plan for snow plowing

By LARRY HOLCOMBE [email protected] HURLEY — Hurley School District officials are looking for a new plan for plowing snow beginning next winter. The city of Hurley has been plowing the school’s snow for free since the fall of 2006,...


Bessemer holds joint session of council, other groups

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] BESSEMER — A meeting of the minds took place last week as the city of Bessemer held a joint meeting with representatives from its City Council, Planning Commission, Downtown Development Authority, and Parks...


June Lenore Rogo

HURLEY, Wis. - June Lenore Rogo, 89, of Hurley, passed away peacefully at her home of more than sixty-six years on Dec. 13, 2022. Lenore was born in South Carey on April 17, 1933, to the late Sulo... Full story


Patricia Ann Severin

IRONWOOD, Mich. - Patricia Ann Severin, 84, of Ironwood, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023, after complications from dementia at the Villa Maria Health and Rehabilitation Center in... Full story


Florence 'Flossy' Korpela

HURLEY, Wis. - With great sadness in our hearts, we announce the death of Florence "Flossy" Korpela, of Hurley. She passed away with her niece, Margaret (Lanny) and her granddaughter, Amber by her... Full story


Thomas 'Tom' G. Tupper

LITCHFIELD, Minn. - Thomas "Tom" G. Tupper, 76, of Litchfield, passed away on Friday, Feb. 17, 2023, at Meeker Memorial Hospital in Litchfield. Private family service and interment will take place in... Full story


Carol Ann Trethewey

WASHBURN, Wis. - Carol Ann Trethewey (nee Endrizzi), 87, of Washburn, died on Feb. 19, 2023, at Memorial Medical Center in Ashland. Carol was born in Hibbing, Minnesota, to Ben and Pauline (Calvi)... Full story


James Frank Gheller

HURLEY, Wis. - James Frank Gheller, 87, town of Oma resident, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023, in Hurley, after a courageous battle with cancer. James was born on Dec. 2, 1935, in... Full story


James 'Tiny' 'Jim' Paynter

BESSEMER, Mich. - James M. "Tiny" Paynter, 73, of Bessemer, passed away on Monday, Feb. 20, 2023, in Wakefield. Jim was born in 1949, in Wakefield, a son of Walter and Vivian (Kelto) Paynter. Jim was... Full story


Eero Johannes Haukkala

IRONWOOD, Mich. - Eero Johannes Haukkala, 91, a long-time resident of Ironwood, passed away peacefully early Thursday morning, Feb. 16, 2023. Eero was born on March 22, 1931, in Wakefield, a son of... Full story


Sandra Maria Dalbeck

WAKEFIELD, Mich. — Sandra Maria (nee Emig) Dalbeck, 77, of Wakefield, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023, at the Marshfield Medical Center in Marshfield, Wisconsin. Sandi was born on Oct. 23, 1945, in Bessemer Township, a daughter of Gordon an... Full story


Stephen Andrew Wills

WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Stephen Andrew Wills, age 56, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 31, 2023. He was a resident of Gogebic Care Facility in Wakefield. Stephen was born to Kenneth and Irene Wills on... Full story


Mary J. Dooley

MILWAUKEE - Mary J. Dooley (nee Tibaldo) born to Eternal Life on Feb. 9, 2023. She was the beloved wife for 52 years of Thomas; mother of Vanessa (Gary), Michael (Amy) and Corbin (Dawn); cherished... Full story


John J. Kasieta

IRONWOOD, Mich. - John J. Kasieta, 90, of Ironwood, died on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023. He was born on June 19, 1932, in Ironwood to the late Antoni and Stella (Borowski) Kasieta. He is survived by his... Full story


Community Calendar

Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, Feb. 23 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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