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  • Wakefield historical museum offers open house

    Jun 30, 2022

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] WAKEFIELD - Members of the Wakefield Historical Society Museum flung open its doors Tuesday with a quiet open house to start the summer season. Bernie Ylkanen, a museum docent, hosted the "Forchuly" event with his dog, Nisu, who was happy to meet new friends. Although traffic was light that day, Ylkanen said society members expect heavier flow soon. "The big day here is the Fourth (or July)," he said. "It gets overrun here." Ylkanen said it's likely that...

  • Bessemer city, township feature four nights of live bands

    Jun 30, 2022

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] BESSEMER — Persons looking for a rockin’ good time will have no trouble finding it as the Fourth of July period has a list of live bands set to perform across the region. Bessemer alone will feature three bands tonight, Friday and Sunday evenings in the downtown area. Ramsay, in Bessemer Township, also will have a Saturday night live band. Flashback, which is the only local band, will perform tonight from 8 p.m.-midnight on Sophie Street in Bessemer. The Dweebs, from the Twin Cities of Minnesota, wil...

  • Kenneth L. Lindquist

    Jun 30, 2022

    IRONWOOD, Mich. - Kenneth L. Lindquist, 96, of Ironwood, died peacefully on Saturday, June 25, 2022, in the company of his loved ones. He was born Jan. 25, 1926, in Ironwood, son of Leonard and Lempi (Mary) Lindquist, and graduated from Hurley High School in 1944. He served honorably in the U.S. Army Air Corps from April 1944 to November 1945 at Fort Sheridan, Illinois. On June 18, 1949, Ken married the former Mae Pearson and enjoyed their loving partnership until her death on May 11, 2011. Ken... Full story

  • Myrtle Belk

    Jun 30, 2022

    WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Myrtle Belk, 85, of Wakefield, died in peace on May 22, 2022, in Gogebic Medical Care Facility. She was born as Myrtle Norris on Nov. 3, 1936, to Wilmer and Wyrtle (Sullivan) Norris in Collins, Mississippi, where she also was raised. She was the last surviving member of her parents' five children. Myrtle - who had no middle name but sometimes went by "Lynn" - was a funny, fun-loving, plucky personality. Her zest for life saw her through a dramatic change of health when she... Full story

  • Evelyn June Kahila

    Jun 30, 2022

    RAMSAY, Mich. - Evelyn June Kahila, 96, a lifelong resident of Ramsay, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 20, 2022, at her home. Evelyn was born on Dec. 25, 1925, in Bessemer Township, a daughter of Richard and Grace (Barron) Grenfell. She attended the Ramsay School. On July 21, 1945, Evelyn was united in marriage to Kauno "Toby" Kahila. Being the oldest daughter, Evelyn and her husband opened their home and raised nine of her siblings after the untimely death of her parents three days... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Jun 30, 2022

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, June 30 Pickleball, 9 a.m.-noon, Patterson Courts, Ironwood. Bessemer St. Vincent de Paul, financial assistance, 9-10 a.m.; food pantry, 10 a.m. to noon. 906-663-4436. Ironwood St. Vincent de Paul, food pantry and financial assistance, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., located behind Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. 906-932-4325. Gogebic County Veterans Service Officer, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Wakefield City Hall; 1-2 p.m., Watersmeet... Full story

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