Articles from the June 22, 2023 edition

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Fairgrounds livestock building in need of major repairs

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] BESSEMER - The Gogebic County Board of Commissioners voted last week to fund repairs to the livestock building at the county fairground in Ironwood. The...


Bessemer hires superintendent, dean of students

By MEGAN HUGHES [email protected] BESSEMER — The Bessemer Area School Board welcomed Richard Matrella and Nick Heikkila as the district’s new superintendent and dean of students, respectively, at a special meeting on June 14. They replace...


4-H kids strive to bring annual county fair to life

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] IRONWOOD — The Gogebic County Fair will run for four days, starting on Aug. 10, and many folks will visit the Ironwood site during that period. They may not realize how many other people work behind the scene...


Marenisco Township cleans up before big July 4 plans

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] MARENISCO — Residents of Marenisco Township had the opportunity last weekend to dispose of unwanted items at an annual cleanup. According to Township Supervisor Bruce Mahler, five dumpsters were filled...


Community Calendar

Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, June 22 Bessemer St. Vincent de Paul, financial assistance, 9-10 a.m.; food pantry, 10 a.m. to noon. 906-663-4436. Ironwood St.... Full story


Robert 'Bob' Nylund

IRONWOOD, Mich. - Robert (Bob) Nylund, age 95, passed away on June 13, 2023 at Villa Maria Hurley, Wisconsin. Bob was born on June 26, 1927, in Ironwood, to parents William and Helmi (Lake) Nylund.... Full story


Stephanie Helmers

EAGLE RIVER, Mich. - Stephanie Helmers, age 74, a resident of Eagle River, passed away on June 10, 2023, at her home in Eagle River. Stephanie was born on July 29, 1948, to parents Steve and Lois... Full story


Robert 'Bob' Liuha

WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Robert "Bob" Liuha, 77, of Wakefield, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Friday, June 2, 2023. Bob was born at the Columbia Hospital, in Astoria, Oregon, on Oct. 13, 1945, the... Full story


Gaye Marie (Massi) Trcka

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Gaye Marie (Massi) Trcka, 63, of Hurley, Wisconsin, passed away on Wednesday, June 7, 2023, at the University of Minnesota Fairview in Minneapolis, after a brief battle with cance... Full story


Virginia Jean 'Ginney' Johnson

IRONWOOD, Mich. - Virginia Jean "Ginney" Johnson, 79, passed away on June 13, 2023. She was born on Feb. 12, 1944, to Eino and Mary (Benetti) Turunen, grew up in Ironwood, and graduated from St. Ambro... Full story


Lois Jean Pesavento

IRONWOOD, Mich. — Lois Jean Pesavento, 93, of Ironwood, passed away June 10, 2023, at Aspirus Ironwood Hospital. Lois was born Nov. 10, 1929, in Ironwood, the daughter of George Walter Anthony Rasmussen and Myrtle (Eplett) Rasmussen. She attended... Full story


Craig Macha

WAUSAU, Wis. — Craig Macha, 65, from Ironwood, Michigan, took his forever ride and gained his biker wings suddenly on Sunday, June 11, 2023, in Wausau. The Mid Wisconsin Cremation Society is assisting family at this time. Online condolences may be... Full story


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