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Articles from the September 29, 2022 edition


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  • Ironwood buys former Wells Fargo bank building

    Sep 29, 2022

    By LARRY HOLCOMBE [email protected] IRONWOOD — Interim City Manager Andrew DiGiorgio told the City Commission Monday evening that the city’s bid to purchase the former Wells Fargo bank at 205 W. Aurora St. on tax sale was accepted. DiGiorgio said the city’s bid wasn’t the winning bid at first, but the top bidder had withdrawn their bid, making way for the city’s second-place bid. City Finance Director/Treasurer told the Globe Tuesday that the city paid $99,958.59. DiGiorgio said they hope to work with a developer to move...

  • Donald J. Chiapuzio

    Sep 29, 2022

    BESSEMER, Mich. — Donald J. Chiapuzio, 77, of Bessemer, passed away at home on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Jerald Rocco, owner and manager of Lakeside Memorial Chapel Inc., in Wakefield.... Full story

  • Robert 'Bob' Gurske

    Sep 29, 2022

    ASHLAND Wis. - Robert "Bob" Gurske, 85, of Hurley, passed away on Sept. 19, 2022, in Ashland. Bob is survived by the love of his life, Carol Moncher. They were together for 43 years. In that time, they celebrated their love and commitment to each other. Bob served in the U.S. Air Force. He had many interests. The main one was being "at one" with nature. He loved hunting and fishing. He could tell you many stories about the deer and bear he shot. He also had many stories about his fishing days. B... Full story

  • Thomas J. Hamilton

    Sep 29, 2022

    ONTONAGON, Mich. - Thomas J. Hamilton, 83, left this earth on the beautiful Saturday morning of Sept. 17, 2022. He was surrounded by his children as he passed away peacefully in a place that he held in his heart and soul as "sacred ground," his dad's cottage on Rose Island in Ontonagon. Tom was a born and raised Yooper. His parents, Tom and Connie (Ayotte) Hamilton, owned the Hungry Hollow Bar; he grew-up hunting, fishing and trapping out there and along the Firesteel River. He enjoyed coming... Full story

  • Charlene (Chartier) Husar

    Sep 29, 2022

    HOLLAND, Mich. - Charlene (Chartier) Husar, 86, of White Pine, passed away Sept. 16, 2022, at Holland Community Hospital. She was born Feb. 2, 1936, to Joesph and Eva (Mero) Chartier in Manistique. She was born the 10th in a line of 12 children and was the last one to be called home after a lengthy battle with Alzheimers. She attended St. Frances de Sales Catholic School and graduated from Manistique High School. She furthered her education at Northern Michigan University in Marquette,... Full story

  • Lina Stella Caruso

    Sep 29, 2022

    RIPON, Wis. - Lina Stella Caruso died peacefully in her sleep on Sept. 19, 2022, at Maplecrest Manor Assisted Living in Ripon. She was 99 years old. Lina, formally known as Ursalina Catherine Stella, was born on Aug. 20, 1923, in Wakefield, Michigan, to Valentino and Irene Stella. She graduated from the Luther L. Wright High School in Ironwood, Michigan, in 1941. Lina was the oldest of four children and at a tender age played a major role parenting her younger siblings (Eugene, Valentine and... Full story

  • Donna K. Beckman

    Sep 29, 2022

    IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Donna K. Beckman, 69, of Ironwood Township, passed away peacefully at home after a long battle with lung cancer on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Donna was born on Jan. 24, 1953, in Ironwood to Elmer and Isabelle (Simonton) Waurio. She attended Roosevelt Elementary School and went on to graduate Luther L. Wright High School in 1971. She attended Gogebic Community College and worked for the Grandview and Aspirus clinic. Donna enjoyed crafting, drawing, painting, knitting and tending to flowers. She will be missed by her... Full story

  • Brennan Joseph Shardlow

    Sep 29, 2022

    ONTONAGON, Mich. - Brennan Joseph Shardlow came into this world on Jan. 16, 1989, in Hancock, to Robert Shardlow and Jennifer Heikkila. On Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, he went onto his next big adventure. Brennan had a passion to be out in nature and saw the beauty in everything. He always lived life to the fullest. He didn't just live - he lived BIG and on his own terms. He was always kind to everyone he met and made a point to leave them better than when he found them. He had a way of leaving a... Full story

  • Bessemer's Pumpkin Festival brings weekend joy

    Sep 29, 2022

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] BESSEMER - The 42nd annual Pumpkin Festival filled the main street of Bessemer with bustling pedestrians - many dressed in a nod to Halloween - and an endless slate of activity last Saturday. The event ran from Sept. 23-25 with last Saturday being the biggest day of the family-friendly extravaganza. South Sophie Street - the main street - was strictly a walking zone, with vendors selling various wares and a team of folks in orange T-shirts selling 50-50...

  • Community Calendar

    Sep 29, 2022

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, Sept. 29 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. Mercer Health and Wellness, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Mercer Community Center. 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... Full story

  • Roy E. Nurmi

    Sep 29, 2022

    BRUCE CROSSING, Mich. - Roy E. Nurmi passed away unexpectedly at his home on Sept. 1, 2022, he was 74. He was born on the family farm in Bruce Crossing on June 8, 1948, to Emil and Mayme Nurmi, the third of five children. He attended Ewen School and joined the U.S. Army in 1968, where he was stationed in Germany. While in the Army, he was an armored vehicle mechanic and was honorably discharged in 1971. He made his way back to Michigan and was employed by White Pine Copper. He then worked for... Full story