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Articles from the July 3, 2015 edition

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  • Eugene 'Gene' A. Guliana

    Jul 3, 2015

    INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, Minn. - Eugene "Gene" A. Guliana, 83, beloved husband, father and grandfather, formerly of Inver Grove Heights, passed away peacefully in his sleep on June 23, 2015. He was preceded in death by loving wife, Marie; parents, Sisinio and Zella Giuliani; siblings, Dorothy Jensen, Robert Giuliani and one in infancy. He is survived by children, Greg (Karen), Cris and Terri (Dave) Wenda; grandchildren, Vincent, Kaitlin (Adam), Traci and Jordan; and sister, Laraine Tracy. He served... Full story

  • Robert D. 'Bob' O'Leary

    Jul 3, 2015

    HURLEY Wis. - Robert D. "Bob" O'Leary, 69, of Hurley, passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2015, in Hurley. He was born May 9, 1946, in Ironwood, son of the late James and Ellen (Hill) O'Leary. He attended Hurley schools. Bob worked on the Great Lakes ore carriers, including the Edmund Fitzgerald. He knew all the men that perished when the "Fitz" went down in Lake Superior. Bob traveled under the Mackinac Bridge more than he traveled over it. Bob was also a painter, employed by many local businesse... Full story

  • Barbara Ann Polkus

    Jul 3, 2015

    BESSEMER, Mich. - Barbara Ann Polkus, 82, of Bessemer, passed away peacefully Thursday afternoon, July 2, 2015, at Aspirus Grand View Hospital, surrounded by the love of her immediate family. Barbara was born on April 10, 1933, in Houghton, the daughter of John and Mabel (Gregory) Croze. She grew up in Houghton, and met her future husband there while he attended Michigan Technological University. They were married a week before his graduation on May 23, 1956, at St. Sebastian Catholic Church in... Full story

  • Mercer community deserves digital sign

    Jul 3, 2015

    To the Editor: I would like to clear up some confusion about the proposed digital sign for the Mercer community. I believe most are not aware of how this project developed. The Mercer School has had a strong desire for the past couple of years to get a new sign to help promote the school and community events. It approached the Mercer Chamber to see about a joint venture to share the costs. After many months of talks and the price exceeding $45,000, the chamber decided the cost and the need for the sign was not a good fit for them. A short time... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Jul 3, 2015

    Friday, July 3 Bessemer Blast Festivities, 3-on-3 basketball, 9 a.m.; Street Bowling, 5 p.m.; Bessemer High School Band performs, 6 p.m.; Simon Says, 6:30 p.m.; Derrick Brown Memorial Sling Shot Water Balloon Launch, 7 p.m.; Street Dance, 9 p.m., Sophie Street. Michigan State Police, 10 a.m to 2 p.m., open house, Wakefield. Double Trouble, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Serenity Center, Ironwood. Mercer Food Pantry, noon-1 p.m., Railroad Street, Mercer, Wis. Emergencies: 715-476-7655. Alcoholics Anonymous/Al-Anon, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood.... Full story

  • Bessemer Historical Society members read Declaration of Independence

    Tom Stankard|Jul 3, 2015

    BESSEMER - To celebrate the U.S.'s liberation from King George and Great Britain on July fourth, the Declaration of Independence was read during Bessemer's week-long celebration Thursday at Ethnic Park. From start to finish, Connie Pricco, Al Gaiss, Richard Steiger and John Frello read aloud every word of the declaration in front of 10 listeners. Before they recited it, Pricco told the audience about the history of the document. "It was Thomas Jefferson who really wrote the Declaration of... Full story


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