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Articles from the April 27, 2023 edition


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  • Ontonagon, Gogebic counties assess flood damage

    Apr 27, 2023

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] After melting snow and a recent blizzard created multiple floods throughout the region, emergency declarations issued by the state have grown in the past week from three to eight counties in the western U.P. That’s the word from Heidi DeRosso, Gogebic County 911/emergency coordinator, who is working with a state emergency coordinator and other regional officials. The counties include Gogebic, Ontonagon, Houghton, Baraga, Alger, Dickinson, Iron and Marquette. Lt. Jeffery Yonker, first district...

  • Ironwood music programs head to state competition

    Apr 27, 2023

    By MEGAN HUGHES [email protected] IRONWOOD - The Ironwood Area Schools are preparing for their spring music season, with band and choir performances lined up through the rest of the school year. With the spring band and choir concerts rapidly approaching, band director Kirk McBrayer and choral director Darin Schmidt were shared what the students are working on for the future. Band The Ironwood band had quite a lot of participation for the solo and ensemble competition, according to...

  • Bessemer council pledges to find money for road work

    Apr 27, 2023

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] BESSEMER — Members of the Bessemer City Council voted Monday evening to work toward resolving what Mayor Adam Zak said is unprecedented damage of city roads. “I’ve looked at multiple roads,” said Zak. “A lot of roads are still terrible. Realistically, this can has been kicked down the road for far too long.” Zak said he had discussed the issue with Councilman Terry Kryshak and they had concluded that “enough is enough.” “We have to do something,” agreed Kryshak, who said that city...

  • Airport board recommends retaining Denver Air

    Apr 27, 2023

    By MEGAN HUGHES [email protected] IRONWOOD — The Gogebic-Iron County Airport Board held a special meeting on Monday afternoon to finalize its recommendation for the Essential Air Service for their airport. The board voted unanimously to recommend that Denver Air continue to act as its airline. Board member Jim Lorensen made the motion to approve Denver Air as their recommended carrier, saying: “For the following reasons: they are a 121 service airline, they have proven the timeliness and completion of flight, have proven their...

  • Deloris Ann Bracket

    Apr 27, 2023

    RAMSAY, Mich. — Our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Deloris Ann Bracket, 84, of Ramsay, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 22, 2023, at her residence of natural causes. Deloris was born on Sept. 12, 1938, to Peter and Ann Valentino in Trimountain. She was a lifelong resident of the Upper Peninsula. Deloris was predeceased by her daughter, Marcy Lynn Bracket; and a grandson, Anthony Bracket. She is survived by Dave Bracket, Ironwood; a sister, Patricia (Vern) Carlson,... Full story

  • Fredrick James Sandquist

    Apr 27, 2023

    HURLEY, Wis. - Fredrick James Sandquist, Jr., 70, of Hurley, passed away on Saturday, April 15, 2023. Fred was born on Nov. 13, 1952, to Fredrick and Constance (Delmet) Sandquist in Wakefield. Fred worked for Brite Spot Bar in Hurley for many years. He enjoyed bowling, playing pool and some gambling. Fred like to tinker on things in his yard and loved watching the Wolverines and Packers. He will be missed by his children, Deanna Murphy, Christin (Dan) Pribek, Derek (Nicole) Sandquist, Stacey... Full story

  • Julie A. Tice

    Apr 27, 2023

    MARENISCO, Mich. — A memorial service for Julie A. Tice, 82, of Marenisco, who died on Feb. 4, 2023, will be held on Friday, May 5, at 11 a.m., preceded by visitation at 10 a.m., at the Marenisco Town Hall. The Rev. Roy Speck will officiate. A luncheon will follow. Jerald Rocco, owner and manager of Lakeside Memorial Chapel Inc., in Wakefield, is assisting the family with arrangements.... Full story

  • Eric Matusewic

    Apr 27, 2023

    HURLEY, Wis. - A celebration of life for Eric Matusewic will be held Saturday, May 6, 2023. Military honors will be held at 10 a.m. at the Hurley American Legion. A lunch will follow at the Kimball Community Center at 5708 Center Drive in Kimball. All are welcome.... Full story

  • Edwin Michael Edmark

    Apr 27, 2023

    HURLEY, Wis. - Edwin Michael Edmark, 74, of Hurley, passed away on Tuesday, April 11, 2023. Edwin "Eddy" was born on Aug. 2, 1948, to Edwin F. and Lillian E. Edmark in Wakefield, Michigan. Eddy attended Wakefield High School and graduated in 1966. He served in the U.S. Army, enlisting in 1968, fought in the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged in 1970. Eddy was a member of the Wakefield Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9084. In 1974, he graduated from Michigan Career Institute in diesel... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Apr 27, 2023

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, April 27 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. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Community Night Me... Full story