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Articles from the March 23, 2023 edition


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  • Enbridge Line 5 reroute inches closer to construction

    Mar 23, 2023

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] The building of a rerouted segment of Enbridge’s Line 5 is moving closer to reality, according to a company spokesperson. “The permitting process is moving forward,” said Juli Kellner on Tuesday by phone. She was referring to a segment of the line that is being redirected away from the Bad River Tribe of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians at the request of the tribe based in Ashland, Wisconsin. The 41-mile rerouting begins at a currently operating segment of the line in Ashland and veers south around triba...

  • Master of Mt. Zion

    Mar 23, 2023

    By MEGAN HUGHES [email protected] IRONWOOD - Mt. Zion Ski Area manager and director of Gogebic Community College's Ski Area Management program, Jim VanderSpoel, is preparing for retirement later this year, and with the ski season coming to a close at Mt. Zion, he spoke The Globe about his long career in ski area management and what he has seen change over the years. VanderSpoel said he felt it was time to bring in some new blood into the program, and that while he is retiring, he still...

  • Theatre North opens stage to 'Second Samuel'

    Mar 23, 2023

    By MARIE EGGLESTON Special to the Globe Theatre North’s current production is “Second Samuel,” written by Pamela Parker and directed by Steve Lundey. It is a play set in 1949 in the town of Second Samuel, Georgia. Ostensibly, it is a play about a carefully kept secret, but it is also about the need for acceptance and open-mindedness. The characters are just ordinary small-town folks, sort of like the people in Ironwood, Bessemer, Wakefield, Hurley or any of the other small town, who have their lives upended by a secret that finally makes its w...

  • Ironwood snow clears 200 inches for first time since 2012-13

    Mar 23, 2023

    By LARRY HOLCOMBE [email protected] IRONWOOD — Ironwood hit a winter benchmark last weekend it cleared 200 inches of snow for the season. Snow on Friday, Saturday and into Sunday pushed the season total as measured at the Gogebic-Iron Wastewater Treatment Facility to 209.7 inches of snow. An additional 0.9 inches of snow over night into Wednesday pushed the new total to 210.6 inches. This is the first season Ironwood has cleared 200 inches of snow since hitting 223.7 inchesin 2012-2013. The recent three-day snow storm brought 19 i...

  • Theresa Ann Rosendahl

    Mar 23, 2023

    BESSEMER, Mich. – Theresa Ann (nee Sabec) Rosendahl, 63, of Bessemer, passed away on Friday, March 10, 2023. Theresa was born on March 8, 1960, in Ironwood, a daughter of Donald and Dorothy (Brownell) Sabec. She will be greatly missed by all of her family and friends. A private celebration of Theresa's life will be held in the spring. Jerald Rocco, owner and manager of Lakeside Memorial Chapel Inc., in Wakefield, is assisting the family with arrangements. To send online condolences or to s... Full story

  • Mayme Usitalo

    Mar 23, 2023

    GRAND BLANC, Mich. - Mayme Ingeri Pauline (Reini) Usitalo passed away at Genesys Hospital in Grand Blanc on March 11, 2023. Mayme was born Nov. 17, 1935 in Ironwood, the daughter of Katherine (Alavarvi) and Walter Reini. She attended Roosevelt grade school and graduated in 1953 from Luther L. Wright High School in Ironwood. On March 30, 1955, she married Raymond Usitalo at the Apostolic Lutheran Church in Ironwood. Over the years, Mayme worked as an accountant at a trailer factory, Kodiak... Full story

  • Albert 'Buzz' George Burzinski

    Mar 23, 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. Buzz was born in Iron Belt, Wisconsin, on Feb. 16, 1931, to Andrew and Kathryn (Betro) Burzinski. He attended Iron Belt schools and graduated in 1949. He proudly enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1949 and was stationed in Italy during the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1952. Buzz was employed at the... Full story

  • Randolph 'Randy' Lee Hemming Sr.

    Mar 23, 2023

    WAKEFIELD, Mich. - On the morning of March 20, 2023, Randolph "Randy" Lee Hemming Sr., of Wakefield, passed away unexpectedly in Duanesburg, New York, at the age of 55. Randy was born in Wakefield on Sept. 20, 1967. He graduated from Wakefield High School in 1985. Randy found eternal love when he met Roberta in 1992. He later married the love of his life in May 1996. Randy was always known as a hardworking man and known for his unconditional love he had for his family especially his wife,... Full story

  • Jerry L. Busch

    Mar 23, 2023

    BESSEMER, Mich. - Jerry L. Busch, 76, of Bessemer, passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2023. Jerry was born on May 17, 1946, in Ironwood, a son of John and Dorothy (Erickson) Busch. He attended A.D. Johnston High School in Bessemer and graduated in 1964. In 1966, Jerry enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served his country for more than 20 years. He retired in 1986 as a senior chief petty officer. Jerry enjoyed golfing in his later years and having a cup of coffee with his friends at the golf course.... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Mar 23, 2023

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, March 23 Bessemer St. Vincent de Paul, financial assistance, 9-10 a.m.; food pantry, 10 a.m. to noon. 906-663-4436. Mercer Health and Wellness, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Mercer Community Center. 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. Gogebic County Veterans Service Officer, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Wakefield City Hall; 1-2 p.m.,... Full story

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