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  • Gogebic County 4-H regroups after fair, looks to new year

    Aug 27, 2022

    By P.J. Glisson [email protected] IRONWOOD-Sept. 1 is the start of a new year for Gogebic County 4-H, which makes the end of August an apt time to review success and lessons gained from the previous year. The Gogebic County Fair, which ran this year from Aug. 11-14, is the culmination of each year's activity, providing an opportunity for children and young people to display their talent, compete for honors, sell their livestock, and enjoy each other's company while having a lot of fun. At the...

  • DIDA to review development area boundaries

    Aug 27, 2022

    By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] IRONWOOD — Director of Community Development Tom Bergman said that city staff will present a draft of the boundaries for the downtown development plan to the Downtown Ironwood Development Authority at the DIDA meeting on Thursday. Bergman explained that the DIDA intends to establish a tax increment financing district in the downtown area. He said that a TIF district would neither increase nor decrease taxes but would change how the city spends tax dollars. The DIDA will administer these funds. B...

  • Lee Kenneth Baron

    Aug 27, 2022

    IRONWOOD, Mich. - Lee Baron, 88, of Ironwood, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022, at Aspirus Ironwood Hospital, knowing his family loved him dearly. Lee was born on Dec. 15, 1933, in Montreal, Wisconsin, the son of Emil and Esther (Freberg) Baron. Lee graduated from Hurley High School in 1951. Then, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he proudly served his country during the Korean War. He served aboard the destroyer USS Hanson, LST 537 and LST 527, and he was later stationed on...

  • Mary Isabel (Landon) Sullivan

    Aug 27, 2022

    WESTON, Wis. - Mary Isabel (Landon) Sullivan, 105, died July 5, 2022, at Renaissance Assisted Living in Weston, under Interim Health Care hospice services. Mary and her twin sister, Sarah, were born Nov. 25, 1916, in Wausau, the daughters of John Stewart Landon and Mary Isabel (McInnis) Landon. They lived in Medford and Ironwood, Michigan, and graduated from Luther L. Wright High School in Ironwood and Carroll College. On Dec. 31, 1955, Mary married George D. Sullivan, and moved to Montreal, whe...

  • Donna Bell Welch

    Aug 27, 2022

    WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Donna Bell (Asher) Welch, 90, of Wakefield, formerly a longtime resident of Bath, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022. Donna was born on Aug. 31, 1931, in Lansing, a daughter of Florence Evelyn and Earl Mike Asher. She was a proud member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Bath, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary in DeWitt. Donna is survived by two daughters, Brenda Stevenson (Glenn) and Nancy Spagnuolo (Ron Harte); a beloved granddaughter, Rozalin...

  • Nancy Gould

    Aug 27, 2022

    BAYFIELD, Wis. — With humble acceptance of God’s will, we announce the passing of Nancy Gould on June 20, 2022. Please join us for a memorial service to celebrate her life. We will gather together on Saturday, Sept. 3, at 11 a.m. at Christ Episcopal Church at 125 N. 3rd St. in Bayfield. Instead of providing flowers, we ask that you donate to Christ Episcopal Church. The family has chosen the McKevitt-Patrick Funeral Home in Ironwood to honor Nancy’s legacy of life. For more information or to leave an online condolence visit McKev...

  • Community Calendar

    Aug 27, 2022

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Saturday, Aug. 27 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. Emberlight Festival Performance Infusion — Poetry in the Park, 1 p.m., Miners Memorial Heritage Park, Ironwood. Community Pickleball Paddlers, 2-5 p.m., Mercer School gymnasium. 715-776-4588. Sunday, Aug. 28 Alcoholics Anonymous, 1 p.m., closed m...

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