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Articles from the March 16, 2023 edition


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  • Highland aims at site prep in summer

    Mar 16, 2023

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] WAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP — Highland Copper Company has announced that it expects ‘early works and site preparation’ to occur this year. “We are happy to introduce Copperwood as one of very few fully permitted copper projects in the U.S.,” said Denis Miville-Deschênes, president and CEO of Highland in a press release last week. “The economic return at spot copper price is robust … It will be exciting to start site works during 2023 as we advance discussions on funding of our Copperwood project.” The...

  • Ironwood works to find more funding for water plant

    Mar 16, 2023

    By LARRY HOLCOMBE [email protected] IRONWOOD — Ironwood city manager Paul Anderson told the city commission Monday that the bids for the proposed water treatment plant came in over budget — again. But they’re getting closer. He said the city has secured Rural Development funding of $7.6 million for the construction. In summer 2022, bids for the entire plant came in at $14.4 million. The city responded by splitting the project into two phases, with the goal of using the existing RD funding for Phase 1. He said Phase 1 will inclu...

  • Downtown Art Place hosts annual youth art show

    Mar 16, 2023

    By MEGAN HUGHES [email protected] IRONWOOD - The Downtown Art Place in Ironwood is celebrating Youth Art Month by displaying art from area students in the concourse of the Historic Ironwood Theatre. The exhibit runs through the end of the month and features works of art by students at Wakefield-Marenisco, Bessemer, Hurley and the Northwoods Christian Academy, according to exhibition chairman Peg Sandin. Sandin gave The Globe a brief tour of the exhibit on Saturday during an open house...

  • Hurley's 'road to nowhere' may see new development

    Mar 16, 2023

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] HURLEY — Members of the Hurley City Council voted on Tuesday evening to recommend to Iron County’s Planning and Zoning officials the rezoning of tax parcel 236 0204-000 from single residential to multi-family residential “to allow Impact Seven to develop multi-family housing on the site.” The land currently is owned by the Iron County Resource Development Association. At a Feb. 8 joint meeting of the Iron County Development Zone Council and the Iron County Economic Development Committee, members discussed...

  • Carol Jean Moncher

    Mar 16, 2023

    HURLEY, Wis. - Carol Jean Moncher, 83, of Hurley, passed away unexpectedly on Feb. 24, 2023, at Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth, Minnesota, after a brief illness. Born in Ironwood, Michigan, on Oct. 1, 1939, to Albert J. Lamont and Stella F. Lamont (Mackewitz), Carol attended schools in Ironwood and graduated from St. Ambrose Catholic High School. Carol leaves behind her children, Joseph (Kelly) Moncher, Fountain, Colorado, James (Chris) Moncher, Fond du Lac, Richard (Ulya)... Full story

  • Kitty Lou Mason-Wood

    Mar 16, 2023

    MARQUETTE, Mich - Kitty Lou Mason-Wood, 58, of Bergland, formerly of Battle Creek, passed away peacefully, Thursday, March 2, 2023, at U.P. Health System-Marquette with her loving family by her side. She was born on March 20, 1964, in Marshall, a daughter of the late Donald and Virginia (Saxman) Mason. Kitty was a waitress her whole life. She worked very hard as a single mother, while raising her children to be the best grown version of herself. She was proud of each and every one of them. She b... Full story

  • Gary W. Schlais

    Mar 16, 2023

    MERCER, Wis. - Gary W. Schlais, our beloved friend, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023, to his eternal reward. Gary is now with friends and family, who previously departed, including his mother, Marian Schlais; father, World War I veteran Dean Schlais; and brother, Dean Schlais Jr. Chicago was Gary's childhood home, and he enjoyed spending time at their family cabin in Mercer. During his academic years, Gary demonstrated exceptional proficiency in both math and music. One summer, he worked... Full story

  • Gladys Marie (Reini) Berg

    Mar 16, 2023

    ORANGE, Calif. - Gladys Marie (Reini) Berg passed away at home in Orange, California, on Feb. 18, 2023. She was the oldest of three daughters born to Ruth and William Reini on July 6, 1933. She was a 1951 graduate of Luther L. Wright High School and a proud member of the marching band. She married Roger John Berg of Bessemer on Jan. 26, 1952. In 1961, they moved and settled in Lakewood, California, where they raised their three daughters. Gladys' employment included working in purchasing,... Full story

  • Gary W. Schlais

    Mar 16, 2023

    MERCER, Wis. - Gary W. Schlais, our beloved friend, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023, to his eternal reward. Gary is now with friends and family, who previously departed, including his mother, Marian Schlais; father, World War I veteran Dean Schlais; and brother, Dean Schlais Jr. Chicago was Gary's childhood home, and he enjoyed spending time at their family cabin in Mercer. During his academic years, Gary demonstrated exceptional proficiency in both math and music. One summer, he worked... Full story

  • Robert J. Bergquist

    Mar 16, 2023

    EAU CLAIRE, Wis. - Robert J. Bergquist, 84, of Eau Claire, formerly of Ironwood, Michigan, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, with his wife, Judith, at his side. Bob was born in Ironwood, on May 4, 1938, to the late George Wilhelm and Gertrude F. (Trier) Bergquist. He was the third of eight children. Upon graduation from high school, Bob enlisted in the U.S. Army and proudly served his country for three years. He returned to Ironwood and attended Gogebic Community... Full story

  • Albert 'Buzz' Burzinski

    Mar 16, 2023

    IRONWOOD, Mich. - Albert 'Buzz' George Burzinski, 92, of Ironwood, passed away peacefully with his wife by his side at St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth, Minnesota, on Sunday, March 12, 2023. Visitation for Albert will be held from 10 a.m. to the time of the Mass at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 20, at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Ironwood with Father Brian Gerber officiating. Burial will take place at Riverside Cemetery in Ironwood at a later date with military honors provided by the Hurley... Full story

  • James Peter Bugni

    Mar 16, 2023

    HOWARD, Wis. — James Peter Bugni, 80, passed away on Saturday March 4, 2023, at his home in Howard. He was born May 23, 1942, to James and Marianne (Celli) Bugni in Ironwood, Michigan, spending most of his youth in Hurley. He graduated from Hurley High School in 1960 and received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Wisconsin State College in Superior. Jim taught fifth and sixth grades for more than 30 years in Green Bay. Jim was married to Eileen (Longrie) Bugni for 41 years. He is survived by his wife, Eileen; and his son, James Matth... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Mar 16, 2023

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, March 16 Bessemer St. Vincent de Paul, financial assistance, 9-10 a.m.; food pantry, 10 a.m. to noon. 906-663-4436. Gogebic-Ontonagon Community Action Agency food commodity distribution for seniors, Bergland, Lake Gogebic Senior Center, 9:25-9:40 a.m. EDT; White Pine, Carp Lake Township Hall, 10-10:15 a.m. EDT; Ontonagon Holy Family Catholic Church, 11-11:30 a.m. EDT; Mass City Resource Center, 12:30-1 p.m. EDT. Mercer Health... Full story

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