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Articles from the February 8, 2018 edition


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  • Community calendar

    Feb 8, 2018

    Thursday, Feb. 8 Pickleball, 10 a.m. to noon, Ironwood Memorial Building. Resume Workshop, 10 a.m., Bessemer Public Library, 906-667-0404. 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. area74.org. Grief Support Group, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Dr. Kate Hospice office, 1571 Highway 51 North in Arbor Vitae. Open Community Dinner, 5-6 p.m., Wakefield Methodist Church, Putnam Ave.,... Full story

  • Students learn about job opportunities at GCC fair

    Feb 8, 2018

    By RALPH ANSAMI [email protected] IRONWOOD - Gogebic County and Hurley School District 11th graders quizzed area business and governmental agency representatives about possible employment opportunities at a job fair at Gogebic Community College Wednesday. While half of the students toured the GCC campus, others strolled through the gymnasium in the Lindquist Center to talk with company representatives and read pamphlets on job openings. Dan Adrian, of Ironwood, stopped at the Porcupine...

  • Charges filed against 5 in Iron County murder

    Feb 8, 2018

    By RALPH ANSAMI [email protected] HURLEY — Criminal charges were filed Wednesday against five people in the death of a Lac du Flambeau, Wis., man whose body was found on New Year’s Day in the Mercer area. Wayne M. Valliere Jr., 25, was last seen alive Dec. 22 and was the subject of a missing person investigation led by the Department of Justice’s Department of Criminal Investigation. Assistant Attorney General Richard Dufour, lead special prosecutor, on Wednesday filed charges in Iron County Circuit Court against Richard F.A....

  • Deborah Lynn Wolfe

    Feb 8, 2018

    WHITE PINE, Mich. — Deborah Lynn Wolfe, 63 of White Pine, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 at her home in the comfort of her family by her side. Deborah was born in Hammond, Ind., to Stanley and Marilyn (George) Zasadni. She married Kenneth Wolfe on Feb. 23, 1974 in Bergland. She enjoyed bowling and spending time with family and friends. Over the years she worked as a cook and enjoyed making sure that everyone was welcome in her home, day or night and made sure there was always plenty of food and coffee. She is survived by her husband... Full story

  • David Alan Tahtinen

    Feb 8, 2018

    RHINELANDER, Wis. — David Alan Tahtinen, 57, of Rhinelander, passed away on Feb. 6, 2018. He was born March 1, 1960 in to the late Patti Fae and Gordon Erland Tahtinen of Bergland, Mich. He graduated from Bergland High School in 1978. After graduation, he moved to Sheboygan and worked at Kohler Company until his retirement due to ill health. He was married to Michelle Jacobs. They moved to Bergland after his retirement and then to Rhinelander. He is survived by his wife, Michelle, sons, David Alan II, Ryan Gordon and daughter, Angela... Full story

  • There's snowman like you

    Feb 8, 2018

  • Public hearing set for recreational plan

    Feb 8, 2018

    By IAN MINIELLY [email protected] BESSEMER — A public hearing next Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the Gogebic County District Courtroom in Bessemer will address a five-year recreation plan. According to Jerald Wuorenmaa, executive director of the Western Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Regional Commission, most communities keep them up to date so they stay eligible for Department of Natural Resources grants. Gogebic County Forestry Director Greg Ryskey oversees Little Girl’s Point, the Lake Gogebic campground, McDonald Dam Lake...

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