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Articles from the May 21, 2022 edition


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  • Bessemer detour to begin May 31

    Charity Smith|May 21, 2022

    BESSEMER - Construction season is fast approaching and Bessemer is gearing up for the second phase of its two large construction projects: a rebuilding of U.S. 2 through town and the city's water and sewer project. The Michigan Department of Transportation and city officials have announced that a detour of eastbound U.S. 2 traffic along city streets south of the highway will take effect May 31 and last through early September. "This summer is going to be hectic. There are a lot of good things...

  • COVID-19 community levels increase in Gogebic, Ontonagon

    Zachary Marano|May 21, 2022

    HANCOCK — New COVID-19 cases in the western Upper Peninsula continued to rise over the past seven days as Gogebic and Ontonagon counties moved from low to medium COVID-19 community levels, according to an update from the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department on Thursday. From May 11-18, there were 60 new cases in Houghton County, 32 cases in Gogebic, 12 cases in Baraga, nine cases in Keweenaw and seven cases in Ontonagon, for a total of 120 new cases. This marked the fifth consecutive week that the case rate increased, the health d...

  • Thomas Louis Paulman

    May 21, 2022

    BERGLAND, Mich - Chief Thomas Louis Paulman, 63, passed away on May 1, 2022, after a long battle with his medical conditions. Tom was born in Wakefield on Oct. 18, 1958, to Louis and Barbara Paulman. Tom served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1976 to 1980. He worked for many communities as water superintendent including Bergland and Trout Creek. Tom was the fire chief for the Bergland Volunteer Fire Department for 28-plus years, retiring in 2021. He was an avid sportsman and enjoyed spending time...

  • Community Calendar

    May 21, 2022

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Saturday, May 21 Union Station Food Pantry and Northern Food Bank, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 252 E. Ayer St., Ironwood. Alcoholics Anonymous, 11 a.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Community Pickleball Paddlers, 2-5 p.m., Mercer School gymnasium. 715-776-4588. Sunday, May 22 Alcoholics Anonymous, 1 p.m., closed meeting, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Mercer Health and Wellness Pickleball, 3-6 p.m., Mercer Community C...

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