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Articles from the June 12, 2021 edition

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  • MDOT plans highway contstructionin Wakefield

    Jun 12, 2021

    WAKEFIELD — The Michigan Department of Transportation will begin resurfacing much of U.S. 2 and M-28 in Wakefield beginning June 21. The work will resurface about 1.2 miles of U.S. 2 from the Little Black River (west of the Industrial Park) east to Pierce Street (six blocks east of the school), and of M-28 from the intersection with U.S. 2 north and east to Crusher Road, northeast of Sunday Lake. MDOT expects to complete the work in September. The project includes asphalt milling and resurfacing, drainage structure repairs and pavement m...

  • GCC looking to fix bridges on Mt. Zion nature trail

    Charity Smith|Jun 12, 2021

    IRONWOOD - Behind the ski chalet of Mt. Zion lies a hidden gem - a nature walk through the woods, over a small stream, covering approximately a mile. The walk has been used year round for hiking, snowshoeing and fishing, and even Frisbee golf, said a Gogebic Community College spokesperson. However, in 2016 a great "hundred year flood" severely damaged the two wooden bridges along the path. College officials plan to repair the bridges. "Imagine how nice this would be if these bridges were...

  • Saxon Harbor Feted

    Jun 12, 2021

  • Community Calendar

    Jun 12, 2021

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Saturday, June 12 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. NSDAR Onagomingkway chapter, monthly meeting, 12- 3 p.m., 429 Buffalo Road. (906)-226-7836 Community Pickleball Paddlers, 2-5 p.m., Mercer School gymnasium. 715-776-4588. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. a... Full story

  • James B. Averitt

    Jun 12, 2021

    IRONWOOD, Mich. - James B. Averitt, 74, of Ironwood, passed away unexpectedly on June 7, 2021, at his home. Jim was born on Feb. 4, 1947, in Laurium, son of the late John and Carmen (Cundy) Averitt. Jim attended public grade school in Malden, Missouri, and graduated from St. Ambrose Catholic High School in Ironwood in 1965. Jim also obtained an auto mechanic certification from Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis in 1973, and later obtained double associate degrees from Gogebic Community College... Full story

  • Richard L. Jacobson

    Jun 12, 2021

    OAK CREEK, Wis. — Richard L. Jacobson, formerly of Bessemer, Michigan, passed away on Sunday, June 6, 2021, at the age of 83. He was the beloved husband of the late Mary Ann Jacobson (nee Kapugia); son of the late Walter and Mary Jacobson; dear father of Gordon (Cathy) Jacobson, Janet (Bill) Martinson, Sandy (fiancée Lance Schnorenberg) Jacobson and Connie (Mike) Glassmaker; proud grandfather of Connor and Meghan Jacobson, Erin (Alex) Schmidt, Susan Martinson, Brian (Kelly) Martinson, Matthew Berling, Stephanie (Nick) Buisman, and Robert an... Full story