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Articles from the March 3, 2015 edition


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  • Cardinals start tourney with win over Panthers

    Mar 3, 2015

    WATERSMEET - Wakefield-Marenisco started what it hopes is a long postseason run with a 64-37 victory over Ewen-Trout Creek in the MHSAA Class D District 127 tournament. The Cardinals' lead ballooned from 16-7 after one quarter to 38-12 at the half. "We started out a little sluggish, but once we got the cobwebs worked out, we played really well," W-M coach Pete Yon said. "We were pushing the ball upcourt, we got back on defense, we shot well tonight. That intermediate jump shot, we were hitting... Full story

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    Mar 3, 2015

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  • City hears about Chamber of Commerce plans for the year

    Alissa Pietila|Mar 3, 2015

    BESSEMER - The Bessemer City Council heard from Bessemer Chamber of Commerce president Kathy Whitburn about the chamber's plans for the year. "We are very excited to keep supporting, and keep stepping up ... to introduce some new programs to the business community," Whitburn said. The chamber's next event is a "Business After 5" on Wednesday at 5 p.m. at the Pit Stop Bar & Grill. Plans are for similar events every other month. The chamber is also holding an Easter Extravaganza for area children... Full story

  • Barney T. Salmi

    Mar 3, 2015

    WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Barney T. Salmi, 96, of Sunset Road, Ironwood Township, a proud Finn, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, at Gogebic Medical Care Facility in Wakefield. He was born March 12, 1918, in Bessemer, son of the late August and Matilda (Lehtonen) Salmi, attended Puritan Grade School, and graduated from A.D. Johnston High School in 1935. He then attended Ironwood Junior College. Prior to serving stateside in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II, Barney worked in area mines and at... Full story

  • Roy E. Bekkala

    Mar 3, 2015

    WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Roy E. Bekkala, age 76, of 201 West Gogebic Street, Ironwood, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in Wakefield. He was born February 1, 1939, in Wolverine, son of the late Raymond and Lydia (Solonen) Bekkala. On June 15, 1959, Roy was united in marriage with Paulette Jarvela in Calumet. They had resided in Wakefield for over 30 years, moving to Ironwood 18 years ago. Roy had been employed in the smelter at White Pine Copper Co. He is survived by his wife, Paulette; three sons,... Full story

  • Janet Marie Setterlund

    Mar 3, 2015

    KIMBALL, Wis. — Janet Marie Setterlund, 73, of Hurley passed away Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015. Janet was born on Oct. 28, 1941, in Ironwood, Mich., daughter of Hjalmer and Vivian (Luoma) Setterlund. She was a longtime resident of the Iron County area. Janet is survived by two sisters-Paula Kay Setterlund-Blair and Nancy Setterlund; four daughters, JoAnn Rae Lantta-Morris and Jessica Lee Saucedo of Texas with Judith Helen Matteson and Joy Renee Roberts of Denver; eight grandchildren and one new great-grandson. She attended Central Grade School, L... Full story

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