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Articles from the June 22, 2019 edition


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  • Park board shares vision for ADA park in Bessemer

    Tom LaVenture|Jun 22, 2019

    BESSEMER - The Bessemer Parks and Recreation Board on Friday met at a remote area of Bluff Valley Park to discuss a disability accessible vision for an undeveloped area. The area is across Kallander creek from the outfield fence of the Little League field to the east, and the walking path from the State Street location to the west. A long term vision would be to create a nature observation point that would comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. "We didn't even know what we had here...

  • Lively performance teaches Marenisco audience about CCC

    P.J. Glisson|Jun 22, 2019

    MARENISCO - In a peppy Tuesday evening program in Marenisco, Bill Jamerson of Ironwood used both story and song to help local residents understand more about the Civilian Conservation Corps, which operated nearly a century ago in this region. Jamerson, who was entertaining at the Marenisco pavilion, said the CCC was Franklin Delano Roosevelt's "signature" program, as part of "the New Deal," and it ran from 1933 to 1942 during the Great Depression and the early years of World War II. Unemployed m...

  • Community calendar

    Jun 22, 2019

    Saturday, June 22 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. area74.org. Community Pickleball Paddlers, 2-5 p.m., Mercer School gymnasium. 715-776-4588. Community Square Dance, 3 p.m., Mercer Community Center. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Sunday, June 23 Alcoholics Anonymous, 1 p.m., closed meeting, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Mercer Health and Wellness Pickleball, 3-6 p... Full story

  • Thomas J. Richter

    Jun 22, 2019

    IRONWOOD, Mich. - Thomas J. Richter, 79, of Bessemer, passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, with his loving family at his side. Tom was born on May 8, 1940, in Ironwood to Erwin and Myrtle (Richards) Richter. He graduated from Luther L. Wright High School with the class of 1958. He attended Michigan Tech and received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1962. He married Sandra Spagnoletti in August 1962. Tom worked for Pratt & Whitney and began his long career in Aeronautical Engineering. He w... Full story

  • Iron River man pleads to taking car

    Richard Jenkins|Jun 22, 2019

    BESSEMER — An Iron River man pleaded guilty for taking a car from an Ironwood parking lot in Gogebic Circuit Court on Tuesday. Kyle Cal Kontney, 26, pleaded guilty to unlawfully driving away with a vehicle and use of methamphetamine as part of a plea agreement. The agreement also requires he plead guilty to breaking and entering of a motor vehicle to steal property less than $200 in a separate case in Gogebic County District Court. The unlawful driving charge is a 5-year felony, while breaking and entering and use of meth are misdemeanors. In e...