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Articles from the August 28, 2021 edition


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  • County authorizes building evaluations

    Aug 28, 2021

    By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] BESSEMER — An assessment of the condition of county buildings will help prioritize future projects for renovation or replacement, according to business at the Gogebic County Board of Commissioners meeting Thursday. The board 5-0 approved a recommendation from the economic development and capital improvements committee to accept a $50,000 proposal from UP Engineers & Architects to evaluate county buildings. Board members James Lorenson and George Peterson were not present. The board approved up t...

  • DIDA gets a Sisu Ski Fest '22 report

    Aug 28, 2021

    By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD — At this point in time, the Sisu Ski Fest is being planned as a traditional in-person event for the weekend of Jan. 7-9, 2022, according to race director Jackie Powers in a report to the Downtown Ironwood Development Authority on Thursday. The Sisu committee is evolving and wants to be more inclusive to make the event as great as possible, she said. DIDA is important in providing input on everything from skier promotions to coordinating First Friday activities around the race. “I gue...

  • Under the stars

    Aug 28, 2021

  • Holly (Sliva) Tisdall

    Aug 28, 2021

    MARCO ISLAND, Fla. - Holly Susan (Sliva) Tisdall, age 67, passed away Friday, Aug. 20, 2021, at her home in Marco Island, Florida. Holly was born on Dec. 5, 1953, in Crystal Falls, Michigan. She was a graduate of A.D. Johnston High School in Bessemer, Michigan, and received a Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan Technological University, Houghton. She began her career working as a microbiologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. There she met her husband, Dr. Philip Tisdall. They...

  • Gary G. Martens

    Aug 28, 2021

    WAUSAU, Wis. - Gary G. Martens, 80, of Gile, passed away on Friday, Aug. 20, 2021, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. He was born on Oct. 29, 1940, son of the late Walter and Adeline (Klima) Martens. Gary honorably served his country in the U.S. Army. On April 5, 1975, he married Dorothy Cardini in Montreal. She survives. Gary worked for Auto Glass Specialists in Ironwood, Michigan, and later for Jacquart Manufacturing in Ironwood prior to his retirement. He had a great love for nature and the...

  • Community calendar

    Aug 28, 2021

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Saturday, Aug. 28 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. Community Pickleball Paddlers, 2-5 p.m., Mercer School gymnasium. 715-776-4588. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Sunday, Aug. 29 Alcoholics Anonymous, 1 p.m., closed meeting, Salem Lutheran Church, I...

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