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Articles from the June 11, 2022 edition

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  • Bessemer DDA to seek concrete removal bids for south end of Sophie Street

    Charity Smith|Jun 11, 2022

    BESSEMER - The Bessemer Downtown Development Authority is seeking bids to have the concrete removed between the curb and the sidewalk between East Sellar Street and East Colby Street on South Sophie Street. DDA staff person Samantha Dorr said that funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Rural Development only covered the concrete demolition up to the southmost point of Sophie Street and cannot cover the north three quarters of the street. According to Dorr the city can pay for the...

  • Community Calendar

    Jun 11, 2022

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Saturday, June 11 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. Community Pickleball Paddlers, 2-5 p.m., Mercer School gymnasium. 715-776-4588. Sunday, June 12 Alcoholics Anonymous, 1 p.m., closed meeting, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. National Finnish American Festival Inc. Membership Annual Meeting, 2 p...

  • Helen B. Carr

    Jun 11, 2022

    PLACERVILLE, Calif. - Helen B. Carr, 99, formerly of Ironwood, Michigan, passed away on June 1, 2022. She was born on Aug. 12, 1922, in Ironwood Township on the family farm, the daughter of William and Ada (Kivi) Estola. Helen was married to Weldon "Bill" Carr from Ironwood on Dec. 24, 1942, in California. Helen and Bill lived in San Francisco and Stockton. They moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1957. Helen worked at the University of Michigan Dental School Lab. They moved back to Ironwood in...

  • Joyce A. O'Krongly

    Jun 11, 2022

    KINGSFORD, Mich. - Joyce A. O'Krongly, 87, of Kingsford, passed away June 8, 2022, at Marshfield Medical Center-Dickinson, Iron Mountain. She was born Oct. 7, 1934, in Ironwood, daughter of the late Earl and Mary (Laitila) Mattson. Joyce grew up and graduated from Luther L. Wright High School in Ironwood. She married Robert O'Krongly on Nov. 14, 1953, in Milwaukee. He preceded her in death on Dec. 14, 1991. Joyce worked as a switchboard operator, later as a cashier at Cousins Subs in Milwaukee,...

  • James 'Jim' Pietila

    Jun 11, 2022

    MINOCQUA, Wis. - James (Jim) Pietila was born in Flint, Michigan, on Dec. 1, 1935, to Julius and Impie Susan (Stenfors) Pietila. He passed away peacefully on June 8, 2022, at the age of 86 at the Marshfield Medical Center from a massive stroke. He was preceded in death by his brother, Kenneth Pietila; and his sister-in-law, Edna (Karrs) Pietila. Jim is survived by his wife, Wanda; brother, Gerald "Bill" (Barb) Pietila; three children, 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Jim married...