Articles from the June 8, 2023 edition

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Fair Board members question pending demolition plan

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] IRONWOOD — With only nine weeks remaining before the Gogebic County Fair, members of the Fair Board are voicing concern about fairground structures that were earmarked for demolition this year. “I don’t k...


Six local museums offering joint themes this summer

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] A half dozen museums in Gogebic and Iron counties are joining forces to offer exhibits on the same themes during each of the three summer months. "Displays are up," said JoAnn Fleming of the Ironwood...


Annual GRRR fundraiser rolls out on Iron Belle Trail

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] IRONWOOD — Fine weather drew dozens of people Sunday to the Gogebic Range Ride and Run, which started and ended at the Historic Ironwood Depot Park. The GRRR...


Bessemer planners clear zoning for self-storage units

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] BESSEMER — Members of the Bessemer Planning Commission voted on Tuesday evening to approve a zoning amendment that will allow self-storage units with permission in C-2 (Corridor Mixed Use) and Country...


John Bunjevac Jr.

IRONWOOD, Mich. - John Bunjevac Jr., age 94, entered into eternal rest on Jan. 22, 2023, with his loving family by his side. John was born on Aug. 18, 1928, to parents John and Rose (Sacalovich)... Full story


Marvin E. Knutilla

LINCOLN, Ill. - Marvin E. Knutilla, 90, of Lincoln, passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2023, at Copper Creek Villages in Lincoln. Funeral services for Mr. Knutilla were held on Friday, June 2, at 11 a.m.... Full story


Mary Jo Reed

HURLEY, Wis. - Mary Jo Reed of Hurley passed away peacefully on June 1, 2023. She was born on Nov. 19, 1933, to Marvin and Helen DeSonia. Mary Jo graduated from St. Ambrose High School in Ironwood,... Full story


William Robert 'Bill' Sivula

WEST BEND, Wis. - William Robert "Bill" Sivula, age 84, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, at Froedtert West Bend Hospital. Bill was born on Sept. 17, 1948, in Hurley, to Tauno and Vieno (nee Sal... Full story


Janet D. Patterson

IRONWOOD, Mich. - Janet D. Patterson, 71, of Ironwood, formerly of Wakefield, passed away on Saturday, June 3, 2023, in Duluth, Minnesota, with her daughter and son-in-law by her side. Janet was born... Full story


Jon Anthony 'Tony' Calgaro

HURLEY, Wis. - Jon Anthony "Tony" Calgaro, 50, of Hurley, passed away on May 10, 2023 at Aspirus Hospital in Ironwood, Michigan. He was born on Aug. 29, 1972, in Sturgis, Michigan, to Gerald and Mary... Full story


Nicholas James 'Nick' Nelson

IRONWOOD, Mich. - Nicholas James "Nick" Nelson, 69, of Ironwood, passed away on Saturday, June 3, 2023, in Madison, Wisconsin, with his loving wife by his side. Nick was born to Helen (Madden) and... Full story


Rev. Francis Gerard Dobrzenski

MARQUETTE, Mich. - Rev. Francis Gerard Dobrzenski, age 73, died on Pentecost Sunday, May 28, 2023, at the Trillium House in Marquette, after a courageous battle with pulmonary fibrosis. He was born Ja... Full story


LaNetta Lea 'Lanie' Ramme

IRONWOOD, Mich. - LaNetta Lea "Lanie" Ramme, a longtime resident of Ironwood, passed away unexpectedly at home on Saturday, June 3, 2023. Lanie was 72 years old at the time of her passing. Lanie was... Full story


Ronald Oliver Surprenant

IRONWOOD, Mich. - Ronald Oliver Surprenant, 92, of Ironwood, passed away on May 28, 2023. Ronnie was a well-known business man in the community and owner of Ronnie's Camera and Sound in Ironwood. A... Full story


Community Calendar

Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. Thursday, June 8 Bessemer St. Vincent de Paul, financial assistance, 9-10 a.m.; food pantry, 10 a.m. to noon. 906-663-4436. Ironwood St. Vincent de Paul, food pantry and financial... Full story


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