Articles from the June 1, 2023 edition

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'Honor their memory'

By JASON JUNO [email protected] IRONWOOD - Ironwood honored those who died serving their country with its annual Memorial Day observance Monday. The day started with a parade that went from...


Ironwood graduates encouraged to 'embrace every opportunity'

By MEGAN HUGHES [email protected] IRONWOOD — Twenty-nine students graduated from Luther L. Wright High School at its 132nd commencement ceremony Friday evening. The ceremony featured speeches from members of faculty and the school board, as...


Bessemer remembers those who served

By LARRY HOLCOMBE [email protected] BESSEMER — Jim Tannheimer was the guest speaker at Memorial Day services at Hillcrest Cemetery in Bessemer Monday morning. Tannheimer grew up in Yale Location, graduated from Bessemer high school and...


Marenisco honors its veterans

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] MARENISCO — A Memorial Day service drew a long string of folks along the stone wall surrounding the Marenisco Township Cemetery. Amidst mild temperatures, American Legion Post 523 Commander John Zorich and...


Delores Ann Williams (Biwashikwe)

WATERSMEET, Mich. - Delores Ann Williams (Biwashikwe), 77, of Watersmeet, peacefully started her journey with her family beside her in the physical world on May 21, 2023, at Villa Maria... Full story


Linda C. Montonati

HURLEY, Wis. — Linda C. Montonati passed away peacefully in her home on Wednesday, May 24, 2023, just one week after her husband, Peter J. Montonati. Born in Lincoln, Nebraska, she attended Pius X High School. After high school, she studied compute... Full story


Peter J. Montonati

HURLEY, Wis. — Peter J. Montonati passed away peacefully in his home on Wednesday, May 17, 2023. Born March 26, 1939, to Peter Montonati and Lucy (Tuoro) Montonati, Peter was the eldest of three siblings. While attending Bessemer Schools and... Full story


Laila M. Whitfield

GLADSTONE, Mich. - Laila M. Whitfield, 95, of Gladstone and a former Marquette resident, died in her sleep on May 2, 2023, at her home in Lakeview Assisted Living, with family by her bedside. Laila... Full story


Mary Hendrickson Polite

PRESCOTT, Ariz. - Mary Hendrickson Polite, of Prescott, passed away on May 15, 2023, after a long battle with cancer. She was born on July 6, 1949, in Ironwood, Michigan, and was the daughter of... Full story


Helen Marie Lawver

Helen Marie Lawver (nee Semo) entered eternal life May 18, 2023. One of 12 children born to John and Mary Semo, she was born on March, 28, 1929, in Ironwood, Michigan. She was married to Benone Lawver... Full story


Clayton 'Bud' Raymond

HURLEY, Wis. — Clayton Eugene “Bud” Raymond, 93, of Hurley, passed away on Friday, May 26, 2023. Clayton is survived by three children, Daniel Raymond, Christopher Raymond and Nancy Skoviera; and his life partner, Linda Brunell. Per... Full story


Michael 'Mike' Mesich

IRONWOOD, Mich. — Michael Clement “Mike” Mesich, 94, of Ironwood, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 4, 2023, in his daughter and son-in-law’s home in Montreal, Wisconsin. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, June... Full story


Community Calendar

Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, June 1 Bessemer St. Vincent de Paul, financial assistance, 9-10 a.m.; food pantry, 10 a.m. to noon. 906-663-4436. Mercer Health... Full story


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