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Articles from the April 3, 2021 edition


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  • Council approves resolution for flexible meeting platforms

    Charity Smith|Apr 3, 2021

    BESSEMER — The Bessemer City Council approved a resolution to allow flexibility in meeting platforms during its first in-person meeting in over a year on Friday. The special meeting was called in order to address the issue of whether or not to meet in person in the future. “That’s the state of Michigan for you. It kind of contradicts the COVID-19 rules. I talked to our attorney and we have to have this meeting in person in order to decide whether Monday, and future meetings, will be in person,” said City Manager Charly Loper. Loper said th...

  • Slimed for a cause

    Charity Smith|Apr 3, 2021

    BESSEMER - Students at Washington Elementary got to pour slime on Mark Switzer, the school's dean of instruction, on Thursday, as a reward for the kids' fundraising efforts in the Kids Heart Challenge for the American Heart Association. The annual challenge encourages students to get at least 60 minutes of exercise a day, drink water instead of drinks with sugar, and show acts of kindness. The students set up profiles on the Kids Heart Challenge website and raised money for the American Heart...

  • John Matthew Tezak

    Apr 3, 2021

    PETOSKEY, Mich. - John Matthew Tezak, 83, of Indian River, passed peacefully on March 27, 2021. He is preceded in death, by his parents Matthew "Fred" and Mary (Bolich) Tezak, his brother-in-law, Paul Garnish; and his nephew, Tom Garnish. John is survived by his wife of almost 60 years, Carole (LaFond); his three daughters, seven granddaughters and one great-granddaughter. He is also survived by his sister, Delores Garnish and family; brother, Fred and wife Marge Tezak and family; brother,... Full story

  • Marilyn Martin

    Apr 3, 2021

    NAPLES, Fla. - On Wednesday, March 17, 2021, we lost our dear mother, grandmother and friend of many - Marilyn Martin. She was born Marilyn Jacobson in Bessemer, Michigan, on March 16, 1932, to Art and Edith Jacobson. Her final resting place will be in Bessemer. Marilyn was 89 years old and died peacefully in the early evening the day after her 89th birthday from natural causes in Naples. Marilyn had entered hospice four days earlier and when asked, hospice was advised, "We have plans on... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Apr 3, 2021

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Saturday, April 3 Union Station Food Pantry and Northern Food Bank, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 252 E. Ayer St., Ironwood. Alcoholics Anonymous, 11 a.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Community Pickleball Paddlers, 2-5 p.m., Mercer School gymnasium. 715-776-4588. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Sunday, April 4 Alcoholics Anonymous, 1 p.m., closed meeting, Salem Lutheran Church, I... Full story

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