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Articles from the April 6, 2023 edition

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Gogebic County Fair Board trying for rodeo replacement

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] IRONWOOD — Members of the Gogebic County Fair Board voted on Monday evening to move the fair’s mud races from Sunday afternoon to Saturday evening in hopes of reestablishing a rodeo on Sunday afternoon....


Snowriver offers wacky fun in final weekends of skiing

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] WAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP — Despite some continuing snowfall, spring has sprung, and it was evident last Saturday at Jackson Creek Summit in Wakefield Township. Snowriver Mountain Resort was celebrating Hawaiian Day...


Grimsby to lead Gogebic County Chapter of MTA

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] GOGEBIC COUNTY — The spring season has brought a broad slate of new leadership to the Gogebic County Chapter of the Michigan Townships Association. At the most recent meeting last week, three of the four offi...



By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] UPSON, Wis. - Late in March, directly next to Wisconsin's Uller Trails, all the makings of a winter paradise were set up to honor one of the people who has...


Phyllis Marie (Spindler) Koski

SHAKOPEE, Minn. - Phyllis Marie (Spindler) Koski, age 81, of Shakopee, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 21, 2023, surrounded by her family after a long battle with cancer. A celebration of... Full story


James 'Jim' Robert Somerville

IRONWOOD, Mich. - We are sad to announce the unexpected passing of James "Jim" Robert Somerville. Born on Nov. 10, 1939, Jim grew up in East Lansing. After graduating from Resurrection High School,... Full story


Michael 'Mike' Anthony Holmes

IRONWOOD, Mich. - Michael "Mike" Anthony Holmes, 61, of Ironwood, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 29, 2023. He was born on Sept. 16, 1961, to Jack and Carol Holmes in Kenosha, Wisconsin.... Full story


Troy Armour

ONTONAGON, Mich. — Troy Armour, of Ontonagon, passed away unexpectedly March 16, 2023. He was born Nov. 3, 1987, to Cathy and Dennis Armour. Troy was the youngest of two boys. He is survived by his children: sons, Gage and Mason, and daughter,... Full story


George Nygard

ONTONAGON, Mich. - George Nygard, 83, of Ontonagon passed away surrounded by his children on Saturday, March 18, 2023, at Aspirus Hospital in Wausau, Wisconsin. He was born March 5, 1940, in... Full story


Lou Crosby

VERONA, Wis. - Lou Crosby, 87, formerly of Wisconsin Rapids and Montreal, died peacefully from natural causes on March 19, 2023, at her home in Verona. Born Sept. 20, 1935, in Dixon, Illinois, the... Full story


Robert G. Friedman

ST. JOSEPH, Mich. - Robert G. Friedman (aka "Jerry," "Curly" or "Sam"), 89, passed on Dec. 1, 2022, in St. Joseph, with wife Shirley by his side. Jerry was born at Cook County Hospital in Chicago on... Full story


Evelyn Behrendt

IRONWOOD, Mich. - Evelyn Behrendt passed away on March 30, 2023, from complications of a stroke. She was born on Feb. 28th, the daughter of Eugene and Ellen Ringwall. Evelyn attended Ironwood schools... Full story


Jon Allen Pudas

HURLEY, Wis. - On March 26, 2023, Jon Allen Pudas of Hurley, Wisconsin - beloved husband, father, and friend - passed away at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, after a lengthy battle with... Full story


Clarence 'Kelly' Helgren

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Clarence "Kelly" Helgren, 92, formerly of Ironwood, Michigan, died peacefully on March 24, 2023, in Nashville. Kelly was born in 1930 in the Helgren family home in Erwin Township,... Full story


Community Calendar

Email calendar items and community news to [email protected] For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, April 6 Bessemer St. Vincent de Paul, financial assistance, 9-10 a.m.; food pantry, 10 a.m. to noon. 906-663-4436. Mercer Health... Full story


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