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Articles from the September 8, 2022 edition

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  • Festivale Italiano thrives on Silver Street

    P.J. Glisson|Sep 8, 2022

    HURLEY - Festivale Italiano drew a hefty crowd on Saturday, packing Silver Street with people of all ages exchanging smiles, hugs and shout-outs. The 70-ish temperatures were warm with just enough wind to feel a little crisp at times. "Not too hot, not too cold - this is perfect," said Benjamin Romanowski of Hurley, who was there with his daughter, Breanna, 10. Romanowski, who was wearing a "Hurley Pride" sweatshirt, said that, earlier in the day, his daughter had played in Wakefield's 3-on-3...

  • Lewis Joseph Bordeaux Jr.

    Sep 8, 2022

    ESTEPONA, Spain - Lewis Joseph Bordeaux Jr., 79, of Estepona, passed away on Saturday, July 23, 2022, in Estepona. Lewis "Lew" was born on June 1, 1943, in Alameda, California, the son of Florence Bordeaux and Lewis J. Bordeaux. Lew and Florence moved to Wakefield, Michigan, to the Brotherton Location, when Lew was three-years-of-age to reside with Minnie Haglund and her family, June, Jack and Nancy. The children were close and grew up together, more like siblings than cousins. Lew attended the... Full story

  • Melanie Ovaska Janakas

    Sep 8, 2022

    GUNNISON, Colo. - Melanie Ovaska Janakas passed away suddenly Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022, of a heart attack, knowing her family loved her dearly. Melanie was born Feb. 12, 1973, in Ironwood, Michigan, daughter of Gary Brian and Karen Ann (Lombardo) Ovaska. She attended Roosevelt and Norrie elementary schools, and Luther L. Wright High School, where she graduated in 1991. In school, Melanie played on the junior high girls basketball team, while wearing a full back brace due to scoliosis, no easy... Full story

  • Emberlight Festival leans into future after successes of second seasson

    P.J. Glisson|Sep 8, 2022

    IRONWOOD - Aug. 27 represented the end of this year's Emberlight Festival: a 2-month round-up that included multiple art shows, a global film festival, performance infusions, and three main stage events that featured national and international singers. "Horizons - Heritage -Harmony" was the festival theme, and those words were expressed in both explicit and implicit ways throughout the offerings. The festival just premiered in 2021, so it is still taking form, but has become increasingly...

  • Community Calendar

    Sep 8, 2022

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, Sept. 8 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. 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. Gogebic-Ontonagon Community Action Agency quarterly food commodity distribution for registered families — G... Full story