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    Sep 24, 2019


  • Ironwood City Commission supports city square project

    Sep 24, 2019

    By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD — The Ironwood City Commission on Monday unanimously approved a resolution to support the proposed Downtown City Square project prior to applying for $1.67 million in grant funding from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. The project at West Aurora and South Lowell streets will include an amphitheater and splash pad for summer events, and an ice skating rink and outdoor gas fire place for winter events including the finnish line of the SISU Ski Fest. The space would also p...

  • Township seeks to limit passing, speed on Lake Road

    Sep 24, 2019

    By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP — It may soon become harder to pass on Lake Road after the Ironwood Township Board of Trustees decided Monday to send a letter to the Gogebic County Road Commission seeking to prohibit passing south of Sunset Road. The board’s letter seeks to remove the passing zones between Margaret Street and Sunset Road and requests a traffic study to determine whether the speed limit can be reduced as well. The board based its decision on the fact the section of road is both fairly hea...

  • Wakefield council schedules hearing to tax-exempt memorial building land

    Sep 24, 2019

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] WAKEFIELD - The Wakefield City Council on Monday approved an Oct. 14 public hearing to consider a tax-exempt status request for the former town memorial building site. The property has been vacant since the memorial building was razed in 2010. Forward Wakefield Development Corporation, the nonprofit owner of the three-acre plot at 500 Lakeshore Drive, received the land from Marvin Suomi, who donated it in 2018 after his own tax-exempt status expired....

  • Community calendar

    Sep 24, 2019

    Tuesday, Sept. 24 Pickleball, 9 a.m.-noon, Patterson courts or Ironwood Memorial Building. Gogebic County Veterans Service Officer, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Ironwood Memorial Building. 906-667-1110. Breakfast For Your Brain, 10 a.m., Mercer, Wis., Community Center. 715-561-2695. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Ironwood Kiwanis Club, noon, Golden Dragon. Gogebic County GOP Meeting, 6 p.m., Bessemer VFW. Michigan Gogebic County Republicans, 6 p.m., Bessemer VFW. 906-663-4561. Woods and Blooms Garden Club, 6:3... Full story

  • John J. Sertich

    Sep 24, 2019

    LA CRESCENTA, Calif. - John J. Sertich, 81, passed away peacefully at his home in La Crescenta, Calif., on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. John was the first son of five born to the late John and Sylvia Sertich on Nov. 4, 1937, at the Newport Hospital in Ironwood, Mich. He attended Newport Grade School and Luther L. Wright High School, graduating in 1955. He also attended Gogebic Community College and received his mechanical engineering degree from Michigan Technological University at Houghton, Mich.,... Full story

  • Merlin A. Hill

    Sep 24, 2019

    ALGOMA, Wis. - Merlin A. Hill of Algoma, Wis. passed away peacefully on Sept. 19, 2019, at the age of 85. Merlin was born on May 13, 1934, to Gideon and Saima Lydia (Abramson) Hill of Ironwood Mich., and spent his childhood on the family farm in Michigan and in Chicago, Ill., where he eventually met and married Eila Sinikka (Rahikainen) Hill and raised four sons: Steven, Daniel, Howard and Kevin. Merlin graduated from Luther L. Wright High School in Ironwood and went on to become an expert tool... Full story

  • Patricia Tarle

    Sep 24, 2019

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Patricia Tarle, loving mother to six children, grandmother to 12 grandchildren and great-grandmother to 12 great-grandchildren, died Oct. 14, 2018, in Los Angeles, and will be laid to rest in Ironwood's Riverside Cemetery on Sept. 25, 2019. Pat was born Patricia Hamachek to Bohumil and Mary E. Hamachek on April 22, 1929. She grew up in Ironwood, Mich., attended nursing college in Marquette, Mich., and then married John M. Tarle (1929-2014) in 1948. The small graveside... Full story