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  • Porkies Music Fest delights audience from near and far

    Aug 30, 2022

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] SILVER CITY - The 16th annual Porcupine Mountains Music Festival returned in style this past weekend, with near-perfect weather helping to draw crowds that filled the slopes of the Porkies Ski Complex. For a steady schedule of main stage entertainers, a platform was constructed directly behind the ski chalet within the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, next to Lake Superior in Silver City. The crowd came loaded with a variety of hats and...

  • Emberlight art show winners announced

    Aug 30, 2022

    By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] IRONWOOD — As part of its mission to celebrate performing and visual arts and highlight local and international talent, Emberlight Festival featured more than 30 art shows, a film festival and other events over the last two months. The top submissions for these shows were highlighted at an award show in the Historic Ironwood Theatre on Saturday, the last night of the festival. The Range Art Association’s 67th annual art show was produced under the Emberlight Festival’s banner, so the winners were...

  • Gerald L. 'Skip' Wick

    Aug 30, 2022

    KIMBALL, Wis. - Gerald L. "Skip" Wick, 92, of Kimball, passed away in the comfort of his home on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022. Skip was born Feb. 9, 1930, in Rice Lake, the son of Richard and Agnes (Fligel) Wick. He was an outstanding athlete at Rice Lake High School and graduated in 1948, he then attended the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and played for the Bluegolds football team in 1949 and 1950. Skip enlisted in the U.S. Army in the summer of 1951, where he proudly served in Korea as a plato... Full story

  • June Laverne Roenicke

    Aug 30, 2022

    FREELAND, Mich. - June L. Roenicke, 86, of Freeland, passed away on Saturday, June 18, 2022. She was born on June 29, 1935, in Ironwood, to John and Saima (Kleimola) Estola. June graduated from Michigan State University in 1957. She worked as a medical technologist for 37 years in the tri-city area. At MSU she met her husband, Frank Roenicke, who predeceased her in 2011. They were united in marriage on Aug. 17, 1957, and were married 54 years. She and Frank enjoyed many family vacations across... Full story

  • Gary Malcolm Erickson

    Aug 30, 2022

    BESSEMER, Mich. - Gary Malcolm Erickson, 71, a lifelong resident of Bessemer, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022. Gary was born on May 26, 1951, to Agnes and Malcolm Erickson. After graduating from the A.D. Johnston High School in 1969, he attended Northern Michigan University and received training and education in law enforcement, beginning his career and dedication for serving his community. Gary retired as the undersheriff of the Gogebic County Sheriff's Department... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Aug 30, 2022

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Tuesday, Aug. 30 Pickleball, 9 a.m.-noon, Patterson Courts, Ironwood. Bessemer St. Vincent de Paul, financial assistance, 9-10 a.m.; food pantry, 10 a.m. to noon. 906-663-4436. Gogebic County Veterans Service Officer, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Ironwood Memorial Building. 906-667-1110. Ironwood St. Vincent de Paul, food pantry and financial assistance, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., located behind Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. 906-932-4325.... Full story

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