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Articles from the June 23, 2017 edition

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  • Escaped Gogebic inmate remains at large

    Jun 23, 2017

    By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP - Another day, more possible sightings, yet the search continues for the inmate who escaped from the Gogebic County Jail Monday night. Daniel Ferguson, 26, escaped the jail sometime after 8:45 p.m. Monday, according to a Gogebic County Sheriff's Department Facebook post at approximately 9:33 p.m. that night. Thursday's search effort included the area around U.S. 2 and Powderhorn Road after there was a reported sighting of a man wea...

  • Ironwood Paving Project

    Jun 23, 2017

  • Township files suit against former treasurer

    Jun 23, 2017

    By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] BESSEMER — Ironwood Township has filed a lawsuit in Gogebic County Circuit Court against former township treasurer Jyl Olson-DeRosso. The suit, filed June 15, is seeking “in excess of $1.2 million in damages” it says were the result of Olson-DeRosso’s alleged embezzlement while treasurer. Township treasurer Steve Boyd told the Daily Globe this number could fluctuate up or down as a forensic accountant completes a review of the township’s finances and more information is uncovered. Boyd also clar...

  • Board of commissioners asks Corps for emergency dredging

    Jun 23, 2017

    ONTONAGON — The Ontonagon County Board of Commissioners will ask the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for emergency dredging of the Ontonagon Harbor. Scott Roehm told the board a lake freighter loaded with materials for road construction was unable to enter the harbor and unload because of a shoal 50 yards out in Lake Superior at the river’s mouth. Roehm noted last fall the Corps dredged the west half of the river, but not the east. He said the Ontonagon County Economic Development Corporation depends on fees from unloading at its dock. Off...

  • Community calendar

    Jun 23, 2017

    Friday, June 23 Mercer Cribbage, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Mercer, Wis., Senior Center. Mercer Food Pantry, noon-1 p.m., Railroad Street, Mercer, Wis. Emergencies: 715-476-7655. Ironwood Carnegie Library Board, 4 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous/Al-Anon, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Harbortown AA, 7:30 p.m. EDT, Ontonagon United Methodist Church basement, next to Holiday gas station, Ontonagon. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Ironwood. Saturday, June 24 Community Pickleball... Full story

  • Kevin D. Chiapuzio

    Jun 23, 2017

    IRONWOOD, Mich. - Kevin D. Chiapuzio, 47, passed on June 17, 2017, in a motorcycle accident. He was born on Aug. 28, 1969, in Wakefield to William Chiapuzio and Diane (Waurio) Chiapuzio. Kevin graduated from Luther L. Wright High School in 1987. He was well accomplished in hockey and martial arts. He was a "Jack of All Trades," working for himself and for many contractors. He was an active and proud supporter of BACA (Bikers Against Child Abuse). Kevin is survived by a son, Mason; daughter,... Full story

  • Honor Flight's mission brings veterans to Washington

    Larry Holcombe|Jun 23, 2017

    WASHINGTON - The idea was simple, if not brilliant - once the National World War II Memorial opened in Washington, so began an effort to have as many aging WWII veterans see it as possible. "What better way to honor the service of what many have called the Greatest Generation?" said Mike Thompson, co-founder of the northcentral Wisconsin's Never Forgotten Honor Flight. It is one of 133 Honor Flights across the country that were formed to provide a one-day quick trip to the nation's capital -... Full story