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Articles from the August 18, 2018 edition

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  • Bessemer man convicted on 3 counts in child abuse case

    Richard Jenkins|Aug 18, 2018

    BESSEMER - Matthew James LaPlant, 37, of Bessemer, will learn his fate at his sentencing next month after a jury found him guilty of three felonies in his child abuse trial in Gogebic County Circuit Court. The jury deliberated for the better part of three hours Friday before finding LaPlant guilty of two counts of second- degree child abuse and one count of unlawful imprisonment. While LaPlant was also charged with first-degree child abuse, Gogebic County Circuit Judge Michael Pope told jurors t...

  • Dianda calls on Snyder to halt Ojibway closure

    Larry Holcombe|Aug 18, 2018

    State Rep. Scott Dianda said he has sent a letter to Gov. Rick Snyder asking that the Ojibway Correctional Facility in Marenisco remain open. The state this week said it would close Ojibway on Dec. 1. On Friday Dianda, D-Calumet, sent a letter to Snyder asking him to stay his decision and reconsider the future of the facility because of the hardship the closure will cause for communities, workers and their families. Dianda issued the following statement: “My western U.P. communities and constituents directly affected by the closure of O...

  • Zaleski wins Homemaker of the Year award at annual county fair

    Aug 18, 2018

    IRONWOOD - Marlene Zaleski of Bessemer was named the Homemaker of the Year at the Gogebic County Fair last weekend. Zaleski entered 98 exhibits in baking, canning, flowers, sewing, knitting, garden vegetables, photography and antiques, according to Bonnie Maki, coordinator of the annual award. Of those exhibits, Zaleski earned 61 first and second ribbons, and she received a grand championship ribbon for her canned beets. "They were just beautiful," said Maki. Zaleski said she was thrilled with...

  • Charles Edward Yost

    Aug 18, 2018

    LAKE TOMAHAWK, Wis. - Charles Edward Yost of Lake Tomahawk passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones on Aug. 13, 2018. Charles was born on Jan. 21, 1940, in Chicago, Ill., to Edwin G. Yost and Irene M. Yost (Seivert.) He was preceded in death by both of his parents, his son, Douglas P. Yost, of Rice Lake, and his first wife, Susan Pelton, of Providence, R.I. He leaves behind his loving wife of 25 years, Avelin S. Yost, and their son, Edwin D. Yost, of Ontonagon, Mich., daughter Angela... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Aug 18, 2018

    Saturday, Aug. 18 Alcoholics Anonymous, 11 a.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Marty’s Goldenaires Drum and Bugle Corps Town Picnic, noon, Bluff Valley Park, Bessemer. Community Pickleball Paddlers, 2-5 p.m., Mercer School gymnasium. 715-776-4588. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Sunday, Aug. 19 Alcoholics Anonymous, 1 p.m., closed meeting, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Mercer Health and Wellness Pickleball, 3-6 p.m., Mercer Community Center. Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Wesley Uni... Full story