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Articles from the May 21, 2020 edition

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  • Forestry Committee approves Schomberg paving improvements

    Richard Jenkins|May 21, 2020

    HURLEY — The Iron County Forestry and Parks Committee decided improvements to Schomberg Park were the best way to honor the memory of Thomas E. Popko, voting Monday to send a bid to pave the park’s gravel areas to the full county board. A former member of the Iron County Board of Supervisors and Forestry and Parks Committee member, Popko died Jan. 7. According to information presented at Monday’s meeting, he left the county a total of $56,150 when he died. “His request, when he came in and made these changes to his policies last summer was he... Full story

  • Missing child found near McDonald Dam

    Richard Jenkins|May 21, 2020

    ERWIN TOWNSHIP — A child who had been reported missing from a campsite near McDonald Dam Tuesday was located later that same day. The Gogebic County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a missing 4-year-old at approximately 10 a.m. Tuesday, according to Sheriff Pete Matonich. Matonich said the child’s mother had reported her son was playing with other children near the campsite and had possibly wandered off. GCSD deputies, along with troopers from the Michigan State Police’s Wakefield Post and members of Gogebic County Search and Rescue,...

  • GCC Guatemala service learning trip rescheduled for December

    Charity Smith|May 21, 2020

    IRONWOOD - The third annual Gogebic Community College service learning trip to Guatemala, originally scheduled for this week, has been tentatively rescheduled to leave on Dec. 12, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The trip, in conjunction with Pura Vida Ministries, is an opportunity for students and members of the community to experience Mayan culture, while helping to build a cinder-block house for a Guatemalan family in need, according to Janie Williams, GCC's service learning trip...

  • Mary Margaret DeZur

    May 21, 2020

    ASHLAND, Wis. - Mary Margaret DeZur, 88, passed away peacefully May 12, 2020, in Ashland, Wisconsin. She was born May 2, 1932, in Trout Creek, Michigan, the daughter of Thomas and Jennifer (Pelkola) Metos. Mary graduated from J.E. Murphy High School in Hurley in 1951. Following graduation, she married the love of her life, Thomas V. DeZur on July 30, 1951. They settled in Saxon, Wisconsin, where they raised their family, two daughters, Shirley and Patricia and two sons, David and Anthony. Her... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    May 21, 2020

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, May 21 Gogebic-Ontonagon Community Action Agency food commodity distribution for seniors, Bergland Lake Gogebic Senior Center, 9:45-10 a.m. EDT; White Pine Township Hall, 10:20-10:35 a.m. EDT; Ontonagon Holy Family Catholic Church, 11-11:45 a.m. EDT; Mass City Resource Center, 1 - 1:30 p.m. EDT. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Alcoholics Anonymous, 6:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church,... Full story

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