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Articles from the July 6, 2016 edition


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  • Gerovac sentenced to 30 days for embezzlement

    Richard Jenkins|Jul 6, 2016

    BESSEMER - Former Erwin Township Clerk Prisilla Gerovac, 56, was sentenced in Gogebic County Circuit Court Tuesday to 30 days in jail for embezzling money from the township. In May, Gerovac pleaded no contest to the charge of embezzlement by an agent or trustee of an amount more than $1,000, but less than $20,000, a five-year felony. In sentencing Gerovac, Judge Janis Burgess said while Gerovac didn't have a criminal record, the nature of the crime merited the sentence. "The purpose of jail time...

  • Bessemer Planning Commission chairman states case for rezoning property to allow asphalt plant

    Tom Stankard|Jul 6, 2016

    BESSEMER - Bessemer Planning Commission Chairman John Turkal explained to the city council Tuesday evening why the commission made its recommendation that the council approve a petition from Patrick Steiger to amend the zoning of Steiger Timber Operations on Tamarack Avenue. He read from a prepared statement, explaining why the commission is in favor of rezoning to allow an asphalt plant to be built there. On May 3, the city council heard Northwoods Paving Company, of Ashland, Wis., had applied...

  • Community Calendar

    Jul 6, 2016

    Wednesday, July 6 Christian Men of the Northland, 6:30 a.m., Uptown Cafe, Ironwood. Mercer Area Play Group, 9:30-11 a.m., all welcome, Mercer, Wis., Public Library. 715-476-2366. Alcoholics Anonymous, open meeting, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. DOVE Support Group, noon-2 p.m. 906-932-4990. Ironwood/Hurley Rotary Club, 12:15 p.m., Elk and Hound Restaurant, Ironwood. Iron County Veterans Service Officer, 1-3 p.m., Mercer, Wis., Town Hall. 715-561-2190. Alzheimer’s Disease Caregivers Support Group, 6-7 p.m., Zion... Full story

  • July Fourth celebrations bring 50-50 winners

    Larry Holcombe|Jul 6, 2016

    As the smoke clears from the fireworks and people begin to wind down and clean up from the big Fourth of July weekend, many are checking their 50-50 tickets bought at various community celebrations across the Gogebic Range in recent days. Bessemer’s Fourth of July Committee set a record again upping its sales to build a prize of $33,490. The winning ticket is 11622 and was drawn just before Monday’s parade began. No official word has come about a winner, but a committee member told the Daily Globe Tuesday afternoon he had been in touch...

  • Niles Glen Sanders

    Jul 6, 2016

    RAMSAY, Mich. - Niles Glen Sanders, 81, a lifelong resident of Ramsay, passed away peacefully Sunday evening, July 3, 2016, at his home. He was surrounded by his loving wife and family. Niles was born on March 1, 1935, in Ramsay, a son of Edward and Catherine (Cebolski) Sanders. He graduated from Ramsay School and attended A.D. Johnston High School in Bessemer. Just two weeks prior of graduating from high school, Niles left to go to work on the Lake Superior ore boats. Niles worked as a... Full story

  • Frank N. Gregory

    Jul 6, 2016

    LANSING, Mich. - Frank N. Gregory, 80, passed away after a lengthy illness on June 30, 2016. He was born Oct. 8, 1935, in Ironwood, a son of Louis and Della (Sobolewski) Gregory. Frank was a star athlete during his high school years in Ironwood, lettering in four sports. Among his many outstanding athletic achievements, he set a decades' long high school record, scoring 44 points in a single basketball game against Park Falls, Wis. Frank was married to his high school sweetheart, Greta... Full story

  • Richard 'Dick' Peter Ulasich

    Jul 6, 2016

    KERRVILLE, Texas - Richard (Dick) Peter Ulasich, 77, of Kerrville, passed away peacefully Thursday, June 16, 2016, at his home after battling diabetes and kidney disease. Born in Ironwood, Mich., Dick graduated from Northern Michigan University earning a Bachelor degree in education and a Master's degree in public administration. He started his teaching career in Oxford, Mich., where he met and married his wife, Sandra (Harrison) Ulasich. They raised their five children in West Bloomfield and... Full story