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Articles from the August 15, 2020 edition


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  • Water authority sees progress on highway crossing

    Aug 15, 2020

    By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] RAMSAY — The Gogebic Range Water Authority board received some good news Thursday regarding highway construction that will require moving of water mains. The water authority engineer, Darren Pionk of C2AE, updated the board on the U.S. 2 reconstruction through Bessemer that will require the water authority to adjust the depth and placement of some water mains in the Marshalek Road area. A virtual meeting with Michigan Department of Transportation engineers addressed major concerns over the l... Full story

  • Tall ship visits Saxon Harbor

    Aug 15, 2020

    By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] SAXON, Wis. - Saxon Harbor played host to a larger vessel than it usually sees over the past few days as a tall ship, Schooner Huron Jewel, docked in the harbor Thursday. "We're sailing around the Great Lakes this summer to put smiles on people's faces by bringing a tall ship to their backyard," said Julie Covert, who owns the ship with her husband, Hugh. The 60-foot schooner - which means the vessel has more than one mast and has its biggest sail...

  • HIT receives support grant

    Aug 15, 2020

    IRONWOOD — The Historic Ironwood Theatre announced Wednesday it was awarded a COVID-19 Emergency Relief grant of $3,000 from the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA), according to a Thursday announcement from the theatre. The funding is available from the National Endowment for the Arts through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The act made a total of $502,400 in one-time grants from MCACA to eligible nonprofit arts and cultural organizations that are negatively impacted by the pandemic. ...

  • Dwight Angelo Filippini

    Aug 15, 2020

    BESSEMER, Mich. - Dwight Angelo Filippini, 74, of Bessemer passed away at his home on Saturday, July 25, 2020, in Bessemer. He was born on Dec. 7, 1945, to Louis and Thea (Dryland) Filippini in Ironwood. He attended A.D. Johnston High School in Bessemer and received an Associate Degree in automotive technology from Gogebic Community College in Ironwood. Dwight married Patricia Guzzo on Aug. 7, 1974. He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany during the Vietnam War. Proud of his... Full story

  • Michael J. Byrns

    Aug 15, 2020

    BROWNSTOWN, Mich. - Michael J. Byrns, 77, of Brownstown, died Aug. 12, 2020. Michael was the beloved husband of Diane Byrns, loving father of Michelle (Dennis) Kemp and Scott (Shawn) Byrns, and dearest grandfather of Emily, Brendan, Erin, Matthew and Lauren. He is also survived by his sisters, Julianne (Dale) Bulinski and Jane (Grady) Durham; and his brother, James (Karen) Byrns. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank "Babe" and Leone Byrns. Michael was an avid golfer with the Rouge... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Aug 15, 2020

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Saturday, Aug. 15 Community Pickleball, 9-noon, Patterson Tennis Court, weather permitting. 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. Community Pickleball Paddlers, 2-5 p.m., Mercer School gymnasium. 715-776-4588. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Sunday, Aug. 16... Full story