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  • Gogebic County Fair celebrates anniversary in grand style

    P.J. Glisson|Aug 17, 2021

    IRONWOOD - Great weather and solid crowds graced the 100th anniversary of the Gogebic County Fair in the final two days of its Thursday-to-Sunday run. The public clearly welcomed the return of the event at the Ironwood fairgrounds after the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in last year's cancellation. "We had beautiful weather. We had good crowds," said James Lorenson, fair board chairman, on Monday. "Overall, we were pleased." Lorenson said that some people wore optional masks and engaged in social...

  • Indoor mask use required at GCC this fall

    Charity Smith|Aug 17, 2021

    IRONWOOD — Gogebic Community College officials announced Friday that the college will require face masks to be worn indoors. The decision follows the recommendation of both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Both organizations recently announced that masks should be worn indoors regardless of vaccination status. “The expectation at GCC at this time is to wear masks indoors,” said GCC president George McNulty. “With the uptick in COVID-19 variants both locally and nationa...

  • Community Calendar

    Aug 17, 2021

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Tuesday, Aug. 17 Gogebic-Ontonagon Community Action Agency food commodity distribution for seniors, Pioneer Park Apartments tenants only, Ironwood, 9-10 a.m.; Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Ironwood, parking lot, 10:30-11:15 a.m.; Mill Trace Apartments, Ironwood Township, parking lot, 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; Wildwood Apartments, Ironwood Township, community room, 12:30-12:45 p.m. Pickleball, 9 a.m.-noon, Patterson Courts, Ironwood....

  • David Dale 'Chief' Khoury

    Aug 17, 2021

    HURLEY, Wis. — David Dale “Chief” Khoury, 74, of Hurley, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021. David was born Nov. 5, 1946, in Wakefield, Michigan, to June Martin and Dale Khoury. He attended Union Grove High School in Union Grove, Wisconsin, and graduated in 1965. He then entered military service in the U.S. Navy on April 5, 1966. On Dec. 12, 1970, he married Deidre Zirzow of Silver Lake, Wisconsin, with whom he shared 20 years of marriage and two children. While employed by the U.S. Navy, David obtained his bachelor’s degree... Full story

  • Marlene Ann Thomas

    Aug 17, 2021

    BESSEMER, Mich. — Marlene Ann (nee Wanhaaho) Thomas, 67, of Bessemer, passed away Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021. She was born on July 12, 1954, in L’Anse, a daughter of Martin Arnold and Sylvia Mary (Kiviranta) Wanhaaho. On Aug. 4, 1984, Marlene was united in marriage to David Lyle Thomas in Evanston, Wyoming. She was a certified nursing assistant. When Marlene and David lived in Exton, Pennsylvania, she worked at Frank’s Nursery & Crafts and was a supervisor at Michaels Arts & Crafts. She was a member of the Apostolic Lutheran Church in Ironw... Full story

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