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Articles from the December 29, 2016 edition

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  • Ironwood area couple receives special delivery on Christmas

    Dec 29, 2016

    By RALPH ANSAMI [email protected] IRONWOOD - A Christmas delivery was very special to an Ironwood area couple this year. On Christmas Day, Olivia Reini and Darryl Anderson Jr. went to Aspirus Ironwood Hospital because Olivia was experiencing back pains while pregnant. The obstetrics department sent her to the emergency room because she wasn't in labor and her baby was due on Dec. 27. Reini had been in the hospital a couple of times previously for the same lower back pains. She was...

  • Kangas ends 28-year career on Gogebic County Board

    Dec 29, 2016

    By RALPH ANSAMI [email protected] BESSEMER - Leroy Kangas concluded a 28-year career as a Gogebic County Commissioner Wednesday by announcing a new road commission board member. John Matonich, who serves on the Michigan Natural Resources Board, was the interview committee's choice among four candidates for the position, Kangas said. The board then unanimously voted for Matonich. Matonich will fill the term of the late Don Bennetts, of Bessemer, who died earlier this year. The term...

  • Range runners Rowe, Mazurek, Palmeter find success in college

    Dec 29, 2016

    By PAT KRAUSE [email protected] Some area coaches have said there have been times when graduating seniors who were good players for them would make comments that they were good high school athletes, but they didn’t think they could ever play at the college level. Recently, three young athletes from our area have shattered that stereotype and even thrived in the college athletic environment. Valerie Rowe and Zack Mazurek of Bessemer and Ironwood native Hannah Palmeter recently sat down with The Daily Globe and talked about their high s...

  • Community Calendar

    Dec 29, 2016

    Thursday, Dec. 29 Pickleball, 10 a.m. to noon, Ironwood Memorial Building. 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. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Grief Support Group, 2 p.m., The Inn Bed and Breakfast, Montreal, Wis. 906-663-0308. ReGeneration Youth, 5:30-6:45 p.m., ages 10-11; Relentless Youth, 7-9 p.m., ages 12-18; Lighthouse Faith Center, Ironwood. Alcoholics Anonymous, 6:30 p.m.,... Full story

  • Kenneth D. Vuorenmaa

    Dec 29, 2016

    IRONWOOD, Mich. - Kenneth D. Vuorenmaa, 79, of Ironwood, died on Monday, Dec. 26, 2016, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born March 11, 1937, in Ironwood, the son of the late Eric and Selina (Kitula) Vuorenmaa. He graduated from Luther L. Wright High School in Ironwood with the class of 1956. On Dec. 31, 1960, he was married to Marlene Wesa in Milwaukee. He adored his beloved wife of 56 years and will be missed by all who knew him. He will always be remembered for always putting... Full story

  • Sam R. Misuraco

    Dec 29, 2016

    HURLEY, Wis. — Sam R. Misuraco, 89, of Ironwood, Mich., died on Monday, Dec. 26, 2016, in Hurley. He was born May 14, 1927, in Hurley, the son of the late Vincent and Josephine (Bruni) Misuraco. He met the love of his life, June Brown, and together they raised her three children and three of their own. June preceded him in death on Feb. 19, 2012. He was the owner/operator of Sam’s Salvage Inc. on South Davis Road in Ironwood for many years. He is survived by two sons, Robert (Doris Otto) Misuraco, of Ironwood, and Richard (Joan Johnson) Mis... Full story

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