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Articles from the May 4, 2022 edition

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  • Ontonagon cancer group receives $10,000 donation

    May 4, 2022

    ONTONAGON — Ontonagon County Cancer Association officials have announced that the association has received a $10,000 donation from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Chris Maksym, a member of the BCBSM Board of Directors and former White Pine resident, said the aim of the donation is to increase access to affordable health care and improved, quality health care to the region. Maksym said he feels that is what the OCCA does with its free breast and prostate testing programs for Ontonagon County residents and its effort to spread cancer a...

  • Ironwood parks and rec to develop forest management plan

    May 4, 2022

    By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] IRONWOOD - The Ironwood Parks and Recreation Committee met with members of the Gogebic Conservation District on Monday to learn more about the conservation district's services and to request its assistance in developing a forest management plan for the city. Director of Community Development Tom Bergman said that while working with U.S. Forest Service botanist Ian Shackleford about volunteer-coordinated invasive species removal at the Mt. Zion Ski...

  • Community Calendar

    May 4, 2022

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Wednesday, May 4 Christian Men of the Northland, 6:30 a.m., Uptown Cafe, Ironwood. 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, open meeting, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. DOVE Support Group, noon-2 p.m. 906-932-4990. Ironwood-Hurley Rotary Club, 12:15 p.m., Elk and Hound Restaurant,... Full story

  • Gary Edward Oman

    May 4, 2022

    GILE, Wis. - It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our dad and grandpa, Gary "Big O" Edward Oman. Gary, age 62, passed away unexpectedly in his home on April 21, 2022. Gary was born on July 8, 1959, to the late Raymond "Ray" and Joan (O'leary) Oman of Montreal. Gary was a J.E. Murphy Hurley High School graduate in 1977, where he also had a great love for basketball. Following high school, Gary joined the U.S. Army and served for 3.5 years as a sharpshooter and a light wheel... Full story

  • Ada Facchinello

    May 4, 2022

    BESSEMER, Mich. - Ada Fortunata Dalle Ave Facchinello, 94, died in peace and comfort at Sky View Nursing Center in Hurley, Wisconsin, on Sunday, May 1, 2022. Ada was born on June 4, 1927, in Asiago, Italy, a daughter of Catterina Bortoli and Domenic Dalle Ave. The family moved to the United States of America in 1930, settling in Ironwood and Puritan Location. She attended Puritan School and A.D. Johnston High School, graduating with the class of 1945. Ada was a dedicated member of St. Sebastian... Full story