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  • Bessemer kicks off July 4 with Geocache Dash

    P.J. Glisson|Jun 25, 2022

    BESSEMER - The 13th annual Geocache Dash starts today in Bessemer, as numerous Fourth of July events begin to unfold more than a week before the actual holiday. "It's very family-friendly," said dash organizer Scott Pospect on Thursday. Parents are welcome to bring children, and the only items needed to participate are a smartphone and a global-positioning system app. GPS coordinates will be available today, along with full rules, at bessemer4th.com. Pospect's geocache activity is different...

  • Community Calendar

    Jun 25, 2022

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Saturday, June 25 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. Sunday, June 26 Alcoholics Anonymous, 1 p.m., closed meeting, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Mercer Health and Wellness Pickleball, 3-6 p.m., Mercer Community...

  • G. Donald Kucera

    Jun 25, 2022

    TUCSON, Ariz. - G. Donald Kucera died on June 17, 2022, in Tucson, at the age of 89. Don and his partner, Helga Teiwes, good friend of 27 years, traveled together to many locations in the Americas and Europe - both loving nature, arts and culture. Born in rural Chicago in 1932, Don was raised in rural Chicago and later in Ironwood where he attended Luther L. Wright High School, Gogebic Community College, then studied at Lane Technical Institute in Chicago. He had interest in wide band radio and...

  • John David Wroblewski

    Jun 25, 2022

    IRONWOOD, Mich. - John David Wroblewski, 83, of Ironwood, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at the Aspirus Wausau Hospital in Wausau, Wisconsin, with his loving family by his side. J. David was born on Jan. 16, 1939, at home in Bessemer, a son of Andrew and Marge (Hamel) Wroblewski. He successfully completed Airborne School, the 101st Airborne Division, at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. J. David was honorably discharged on Dec. 10,...

  • Rietta Lynn Squires

    Jun 25, 2022

    WHITE PINE, Mich. — Rietta Lynn Squires, 64, of White Pine, went to be with Jesus on June 21, 2022, at approximately 11 p.m. EDT, while at Wausau Aspirus Hospital. She was born July 11, 1957, to Jay and Oleeta (Slocum) Whitman in Battle Creek. After graduation from Battle Creek Central, she attended and graduated from Kellogg Community College and then Western Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Rietta enjoyed paying her piano, designing her ornamental gardens, fishing and rock hunting. What was most important to...

  • Mary Louise Piirto

    Jun 25, 2022

    TROUT CREEK, Mich. - Mary Louise Piirto, 80, of Hobart, Wisconsin, formerly living in Clovis and Atascadero, California, passed away after a courageous and hard-fought battle with liver cancer on Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021. Catholic inurnment prayers will be said while Mary is laid to rest Saturday, July 2, at 11 a.m. EDT in Agate Cemetery in Trout Creek. The cemetery is located on South Agate Road....

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