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  • Bessemer to supply water for Wakefield, GRWA

    May 4, 2023

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] GOGEBIC COUNTY — A meeting of the minds on Tuesday resulted in the unprecedented decision to facilitate the temporary transfer of water from the city of Bessemer to surrounding communities that have been under a water boil advisory for more than a week. The city of Wakefield traditionally supplies water — via the Gogebic Range Water Authority — to Wakefield city and township, Bessemer Township and Ironwood Township. However, on April 26, Wakefield city officials began issuing regular advisories for...

  • Ironwood bond proposal fails

    May 4, 2023

    By LARRY HOLCOMBE [email protected] IRONWOOD — Voters in the Ironwood Area School District defeated a $16 million bond proposal Tuesday. The vote failed 62% to 38%, with 1,154 people voting “no” and 711 voting “yes.” The proposal called for building an Early Education Center on the site of the former Josephson’s Nursing Home next to the Luther L. Wright K-12 School. The surrounding area would have included a playground, parking area and redesigned bus loop at a cost of around $10.5 million. An additional $5.5 million wa...

  • Region reports millions in storm damage

    May 4, 2023

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] GOGEBIC RANGE - Attempts to ascertain damage from a mid-April storm that could result in federal emergency funds have been thwarted by yet another storm that started last Saturday night and ended late Tuesday afternoon. But Heidi DeRosso, 911/emergency coordinator for Gogebic County, told county commissioners last week that her county already has calculated $10.6 million in damages. On Tuesday, she was among several officials who told The Globe that full...

  • Watersmeet Township voters approve operating millage renewal

    May 4, 2023

    WATERSMEET — Voters in Watersmeet Township approved an operating millage renewal on Tuesday. By a vote of 195 to 46 (81% yes to 19% no), the voters approved a four-year renewal of 3.5 mils. According to the ballot language, 3.5 mills ($3.50 per $1,000 of taxable value) is to be levied for four years, 2023 through 2026 inclusive, for “general township operating purposes, raising an estimated $703,826 in the first year the millage is levied.” Watersmeet Township Clerk Julie Mathiesen said last week that if the renewal were to fail, they...

  • Leo A. Goodwin

    May 4, 2023

    MARQUETTE, Mich. - Leo A. Goodwin died on April 25, 2023. He was born on Sept. 13, 1927, in Ironwood, to Leo A. and Lulu Goodwin. Leo attended Luther L. Wright High School. Before graduation in 1945, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He was awarded his diploma early, as a result of his enlistment. While in the service he traveled through the Pacific on the USS Holland. He went to China, Guam and Japan. He saw firsthand the devastation of Nagasaki and Hiroshima. After returning home late in 1946, he... Full story

  • Rudy Patrick Massi

    May 4, 2023

    IRONWOOD, Mich. - It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Rudy Patrick Massi, 37, of Ironwood. Rudy was born on Feb. 7, 1986, in Ironwood, to Joseph R. and Sue (Harkins) Massi. Rudy was an amazing father, son, brother, friend and person in general. He was always there to help anyone even if he didn't know you. Rudy loved the outdoors and being with friends and family, especially his daughter. He had a smile that could make you smile on your worst day. Rudy is survived by his beloved... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    May 4, 2023

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, May 4 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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