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Articles from the September 14, 2023 edition


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  • Copper Peak Trails Fest draws bike riders, runners

    Sep 14, 2023

    By MEGAN HUGHES [email protected] IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP - Outdoor enthusiasts gathered at Copper Peak for the annual Copper Peak Trails Fest last weekend for a series of bike and foot races. This year, races were split across two days, with more traditional cross country races, kids races and route walk taking place early Saturday, and the downhill enduro races held Sunday. The enduro races included a series of timed downhill runs, according to Race Director Dustin Filippini. Brothers...

  • Ironwood water pump station project begins

    Sep 14, 2023

    By LARRY HOLCOMBE [email protected] IRONWOOD — The Ironwood City Commission heard Monday that the $11 million Phase 1 of the city’s water pump station project has begun with site work by Snow Country Contracting in Ironwood Township. Concrete foundations will be beginning in the next two weeks, said City Manager Paul Anderson. The commission approved approximately $54,000 in expenditures to Snow County Contracting for repairing the access road to the site, in preparation for heavier construction equipment that will be used. The...

  • Bessemer officials vote to dredge creek

    Sep 14, 2023

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] BESSEMER — The Bessemer Parks and Recreation Commission voted last week to approve $5,200 for Fahrner Excavating of Ironwood to clear West Kallender Creek, which leads into the fishing pond in Bluff Valley Park. The action is part of an ongoing initiative to prepare the park pond for fishing by local youth, as promoted by Commissioner Russ Maki in previous meetings. Maki said that he will contact Ken Fahrner to schedule the work for late April or early May of next year. “We do need a DNR permit if...

  • Fairground demolition scheduled for next week

    Sep 14, 2023

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] IRONWOOD — Demolition of the grandstands and poultry barn may begin next week, said Gogebic County Commissioner James Byrns on Tuesday. Byrns spoke to The Globe after a Tuesday evening meeting of the county’s Fair Board, which he chairs. County commissioners hired Bolle Contracting of downstate Clare earlier this year to complete the demolition. During Tuesday’s Fair Board meeting, members expressed frustration with slow progress on the fairgrounds, in part due to delays in the demolition, but also...

  • Robert E. 'Butch' Rowe

    Sep 14, 2023

    SAXON, Wis. - Robert E. "Butch" Rowe, 83, of Saxon, Wisconsin, passed away unexpectedly on Sept. 7, 2023. Robert was born on June 24, 1940, at home in Gurney, Wisconsin. The son of the late Lester and Lucille (Lee) Rowe, he was one of seven kids. Robert graduated from Saxon High School in 1958, and was a member of the U.S. Army Reserves from 1958 to 1963. He married Sandra Stanlake on Nov. 11, 1959. Robert had many jobs because of growing up on a dairy and potato farm. He was then a cheese... Full story

  • Joanne K. Anderson Magdziak

    Sep 14, 2023

    IRONWOOD, Mich. - Joanne K. Anderson Magdziak, 86, a longtime resident of Ironwood, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2023, unexpectedly in her home. Joanne was born in Ironwood, on Nov. 7, 1936, to Carl E. Anderson and Lily Iris (Paull) Anderson. Joanne graduated from Luther L. Wright High School in 1954. Following graduation she went to Detroit where she was employed as a typist by General Motors Corp. She returned to Ironwood in December 1955 and began working at the Ironwood Daily Globe as a tel... Full story

  • John Edward Bonovetz Jr.

    Sep 14, 2023

    GREEN BAY, Wis. — John Edward Bonovetz Jr., 78, of Green Bay, formerly of Bessemer, Michigan, left this world to be with his Lord and Savior, on Wednesday, June 28, 2023, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Green Bay, after a long courageous battle with COPD. A memorial service will be held on Friday, Sept. 29, at 10 a.m., preceded by visitation at 9 a.m., at Cornerstone Church, N10344 Mill St., in Ramsay, Michigan, with the Rev. Todd Winkler and the Rev. Roy Speck officiating. A lunch will be served at the church immediately following the memorial.... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Sep 14, 2023

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, Sept. 14 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 County Veterans Service Officer, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Wakefield City Hall; 1-2 p.m., Watersmeet Township; 2:45-3:15 p.m., Marenisco Township. 906-667-1110.... Full story