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Articles from the July 2, 2022 edition


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  • Wakefield poised to revise master plan

    P.J. Glisson|Jul 2, 2022

    WAKEFIELD — Thanks to a Monday evening vote, the city of Wakefield is now positioned for a revision of its master plan. “We will start working on that probably within about a month,” said City Manager Robert Brown, Jr. in a Wednesday phone call. City Council members voted to approve a cooperative funding system in which the Michigan Economic Development Commission will provide $20,000 toward the project while the city will pay about $14,500. Brown said the master plan has had no major revision for a couple of decades. “We will start working on...

  • Local officials urge safe use of fireworks

    Zachary Marano|Jul 2, 2022

    Fireworks can be an exciting Fourth of July spectacle, but when handled improperly, these pyrotechnic devices can cause fires, severe injuries and deaths. Local public safety departments recommend handling them with care over the holiday weekend and following all applicable laws. “Each July 4th, thousands of people – most often children and teens – are injured while using consumer fireworks. Despite the dangers of fireworks, few people understand the associated risks: devastating burns, other injuries, fires and even death,” Lt. Matthew...

  • Emberlight Festival

    Jul 2, 2022

    Flags from many countries wave in the breeze as they hang from the eave of the Historic Ironwood Depot early Friday afternoon. The flags represent the various countries of origin for contributors to the 2022 Emberlight Festival. Friday was the opening of Mary Burns' "Ancetral Women Exhibit: Wisconsin's 12 Tribes" and the "Emberlight Photographers" show, both on display in the depot through the two-month festival of visual and performance art in Ironwood. The Art in the Park exhibit opens today...

  • Community Calendar

    Jul 2, 2022

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Saturday, July 2 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. FOURTH OF JULY Bessemer: Hometown Run, 8:30 a.m. City Hall; Mud runs, North Moore Street, 1 p.m.; Cornhole tournament, 7:30 p.m. on Sophie Street. Bruce Crossing: Petting zoo, pony rides and bouce house, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT; Kids of wheels par... Full story

  • N. Jane Potvin

    Jul 2, 2022

    MARQUETTE, Mich. - N. Jane Potvin, age 94, of Marquette, passed away Wednesday evening, June 29, 2022, at Brookridge Heights in the loving, comforting care of her family and U.P. Home Health and Hospice. Jane was born June 30, 1927, in Ironwood, a daughter of Richard and Eva (Willis) Dunbar, and graduated from the Bergland High School, in the class of 1945. Following graduation, she was employed in several secretarial positions with the Bergland Community Schools, White Pine Lumber Company,... Full story

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