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Articles from the July 13, 2023 edition

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  • Ironwood celebrates Memorial Building's 100th anniversary

    Jul 13, 2023

    By LARRY HOLCOMBE [email protected] IRONWOOD - Ironwood marked the 100th anniversary of its Memorial Building Friday evening with the taking of a photo - a mass photo of everyone who came to a brief program held in front of the grand structure on the corner of McLeod Avenue and Marquette Street. The idea was to re-create a photo taken on Aug. 27, 1923, at the dedication of the building. That photo coincided with a state convention of the American Legion. Ironwood Mayor Kim Corcoran...

  • Festival Ironwood offers mid-summer celebration

    Jul 13, 2023

    By MEGAN HUGHES [email protected] IRONWOOD — Festival Ironwood is here again, and as always, it comes with a slew of activities for all ages, according to Will Corcoran and Keith Johnson, two of the organizers. The midsummer community festival centered in the Depot Park downtown offers music, food, fun and games morning, afternoon and night through Saturday. There will be a fun run, craft fair, car show, plenty of music under the tent, and the world’s largest duck pick enjoyed by all -- everyone’s a winner. “We have a lot of new enterta...

  • Bessemer recreation officials assess Bluff Valley Park

    Jul 13, 2023

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] BESSEMER — Last week’s meeting of the Bessemer Parks and Recreation Commission was a walk in the park, literally. Members gathered at Bluff Valley Park to conduct their annual tour, during which they noted whatever progress has occurred, while also addressing projects that still need attention. Trevor Jackovich said one of the park’s four bridges — the one on the far western end of the property — needs rebuilding. “It’s dangerous.” Eric Longhini mentioned the need for an ADA-compliant swing. Otherwis...

  • Bessemer council faces pushback on new rental rates

    Jul 13, 2023

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] BESSEMER — An attempt to resolve criticism in relation to a recent increase in renting city property reached an impasse at Monday’s meeting of the Bessemer City Council, wherein two motions failed in tie votes. The issue relates to the new cost of $75 per use, along with a refundable $100 deposit, for renting space such as the auditorium in the Bessemer City Hall. Gina Movrich, who rents the auditorium several times a month to run fitness classes, addressed the council with a group of her clients standing...

  • Community Calendar

    Jul 13, 2023

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, July 13 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 Township; 2:45-3:15 p.m., Marenisco Township. 906-667-1110.... Full story

  • Diana L. Nelson

    Jul 13, 2023

    BESSEMER, Mich. - Diana L. Nelson, age 75, resident of Bessemer, died Wednesday, July 5, 2023, at her home with her children by her side. Diana was an accomplished musician, playing the piano and organ at Sharon Lutheran Church in Bessemer, and St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Holgate, Ohio. Known for her optimism and strength, Diana valiantly fought pancreatic cancer for six years with the support of her family and friends, with whom she enjoyed many adventures. Born Jan. 18, 1948, at Grand View... Full story