Articles from the August 17, 2023 edition

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Airport still searching for manager

By MEGAN HUGHES [email protected] IRONWOOD — The Gogebic-Iron County Airport Board is looking to revisit its job posting for a new airport manager in an upcoming special meeting, the board decided at it regular meeting Monday. Board member Ji...


Good weather, good times seen at Gogebic County Fair

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] IRONWOOD - Despite ominous weather reports directly before the Gogebic County Fair, Mother Nature smiled upon what turned out to be a busy four days that were...


Sunday rodeo draws large crowd to Gogebic Fairgrounds

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] IRONWOOD — The rodeo came to town Sunday, and the crowd enjoyed the show at the Gogebic County Fair in Ironwood. Temporary bleachers surrounding the pen were filled to the brim. Backed up pick-up trucks and...


Bessemer accepting internal applications for clerk/treasurer

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] BESSEMER — Members of the Bessemer City Council voted Monday to accept internal applications for the position of clerk/treasurer until Friday. Councilman Linda Nelson and Mayor Adam Zak also agreed that it...


Eugene 'Bingo' Vittone

WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Eugene "Bingo" Vittone, 92, of Wakefield, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2023, at Wings of Hope Hospice in Allegan, Michigan, holding his daughter, Jill's hand. He... Full story


Mitchell James Perlich

BESSEMER, Mich. - Mitchell James Perlich, 64, of Ironwood, passed away peacefully Saturday, Aug. 5, 2023, surrounded by his loving family. He fought bravely for six months with lung cancer, but... Full story


Georgia M. Ayotte

RACINE, Wis. - Georgia M. Ayotte, 94, formerly of Ewen, Michigan, passed away at the Ridgewood Care Center in Racine, on Monday, July 31, 2023, after a full life, well lived. Georgia was born in... Full story


Christopher James Ranta

IRONWOOD, Mich. — Christopher James Ranta, aka Uncle Cool, 37, passed away unexpectedly on July 11, 2023. He was born to Art and Liz Ranta on Christmas night, Dec. 25, 1985. A memorial service will be held on Aug. 21, at 11 a.m. at the Ironwood... Full story


Community Calendar

Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, Aug. 17 Bessemer St. Vincent de Paul, financial assistance, 9-10 a.m.; food pantry, 10 a.m. to noon. 906-663-4436. Ironwood St. Vin... Full story


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