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Articles from the May 25, 2023 edition


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  • Commission hears update on water treatment project

    May 25, 2023

    By LARRY HOLCOMBE [email protected] IRONWOOD — The Ironwood City Commission heard an update on the city’s proposed Phase 2 of its water treatment plant project as part of a public hearing Monday evening. Jeff Sjoquist of Coleman Engineering spoke about the $10.99 million second phase of a larger project. He said they hope to hear about funding for Phase 1 of the project soon. It would build a new pump house and include new pumping equipment, while Phase 2 will include the water treatment facilities, with the goal of removing man...

  • Bessemer City Council discusses concerns about restoration after street projects

    May 25, 2023

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] BESSEMER — Members of the Bessemer City Council want detailed feedback from local property owners regarding restoration still needed as a result of utility and road work in the past couple years. The city is now in its third year of water and sewer improvements, combined with road repair or reconstruction in multiple locations throughout town. “I’ve had so many complaints all winter,” said Councilman Terry Kryshak, who requested that the subject be added to the agenda of the council’s meeting this past...

  • Hiking season begins in Porkies wilderness state park

    May 25, 2023

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] WAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP - Crisp air and a lack of flies and mosquitoes make spring and early summer a great time to enjoy hiking in local parks. That was the case on Sunday at the Presque Isle Unit of the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in Wakefield Township. "We hiked out to visit Speakers Cabin," said Lisa Talon, who was in the park area with Lissette Neville. They are both from Crystal Falls, and were waiting for Talon's husband, son and two of...

  • FEMA, state officials assess Gogebic County damage

    May 25, 2023

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] Four members of the Federal Emergency Management Agency visited Gogebic County on Monday to assess damages in relation to recent flooding and spring storms. They were joined by two members of the Michigan State Police’s division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security. Rounding out the group were two staff members of the Gogebic County Road Commission — Manager Barry Bolich and Engineer Phil Strong — along with Heidi DeRosso, the county’s 911/emergency coordinator, and Kelsey Roble, a project...

  • Raymond James Peterson

    May 25, 2023

    SHEBOYGAN FALLS, Wis. - Raymond James Peterson, of Sheboygan Falls, passed away late Friday night, April 28, 2023, in Olympia, Washington, while visiting family after a brief battle with cancer. He was 68 years old. Ray was born on Nov. 24, 1954, in Ironwood, Michigan, a son of Raymond J. and Marguerite (Ferguson) Peterson. He grew up in Bergland, Michigan, and graduated from Bergland High School in 1972. Ray moved to Wisconsin in the late 1970s with his young family. He began working for Kohler... Full story

  • Dale E. Sain

    May 25, 2023

    EWEN, Mich. - Dale E. Sain, 91 of Ewen, passed away Dec. 8, 2022, in Wausau, Wisconsin, surrounded by family. Dale was born June 11, 1931, to the late Richard and Arla Sain in Ewen. He was a lifelong resident of Ewen and graduated from Ewen High School. In 1949, he married the former Lorraine Syria. He served in the U.S. Navy Seabees during the Vietnam Era. Dale worked for the Ontonagon County Road Commission and White Pine Copper Mine until his retirement. In retirement, he enjoyed going to... Full story

  • Lawrence 'Larry' Miller

    May 25, 2023

    POYNETTE, Wis. - Lawrence "Larry" Miller, age 73, of Poynette, passed away in an auto accident on Wednesday, April 19, 2023. Larry was born on Jan. 3, 1950, in Wayne, Michigan, the son of Douglas and Mildred (Harris) Miller. He joined the U.S. Marines and served in the Vietnam War. Larry worked in machine assembly for Goss Printing (1972 to 1982) and Publishers Equipment (1985 to 1991). He then worked as a cement truck driver for Roscoe Redi-Mix (1991 to 1996) and Rogers Redi-Mix (1996 to... Full story

  • Anthony 'Tony' Dominic Rodeghiero

    May 25, 2023

    HURLEY, Wis. - Anthony "Tony" Dominic Rodeghiero, 71, passed away on Sunday, May 7, 2023, surrounded by his loving family. Tony was born on June 28, 1951, in Ironwood, Michigan, the son of Andrew and Minnie (Negri) Rodeghiero. Tony attended St. Mary's grade school and graduated from J.E. Murphy High School in 1969. After high school graduation, he attended Gogebic Community College in Ironwood and transferred to the University of Wisconsin-Stout in Menomonie, where he earned his bachelor's... Full story

  • James A. Giuliano

    May 25, 2023

    HURLEY, Wis. - James A. Giuliano, 74, of Hurley, passed away on Friday, April 21, 2023, at Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth, Minnesota. Jim was born on April 28, 1948, in Ironwood, Michigan. He was the son of Alfred Giuliano and Mary Chiapusio. Jim attended J.E. Murphy High School and graduated in 1966. He married Karen E. Rintala on July 25, 1970, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Hurley. Jim worked as a carpenter with co-owner Jon Morzenti, operating Morzenti and Giuliano Con... Full story

  • Ladd E. Honkala

    May 25, 2023

    IRONWOOD, Mich. - Ladd E. Honkala, 76, of Ironwood, died peacefully at home on Thursday, May 18, 2023. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Marion Honkala; his sister, Georgia Taylor; his niece, Sherri Taylor; and his son, Ladd George Honkala II. Also gone before him are Sam, Milo, Kitty Cat, Toivo and Shade. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Susan Honkala; his daughter, Toni (Todd) Aanonsen of New York; his son, Brent (Becky Randall) Honkala of Bessemer;... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    May 25, 2023

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, May 25 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