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Articles from the October 1, 2018 edition

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  • Bessemer Pumpkin Festival rings in fall

    Richard Jenkins|Oct 1, 2018

    BESSEMER - While the temperature left little doubt fall has arrived on the Gogebic Range, the lack of rain or much wind meant the crowds were out in Bessemer Saturday for the 40th annual Pumpkin Festival. "(It) is going well ... there's no rain and the wind is minimal," festival co-chair Donna Frello said. "So it's going as good as can be expected when it's 40 degrees." Along with popular annual staples such as the craft fair, Klassic Kruiser's car show, kiddies parade, and pumpkin decorating...

  • Crowd packs HIT for COLE's Foundation fundraiser

    Oct 1, 2018

    IRONWOOD - The Historic Ironwood Theatre was packed Saturday for a good cause, as Ethan Bortnick performed at COLE's Foundation's 10th annual celebration. "I was pleasantly surprised by the turnout," said Aaron Ruotsala, estimating a 400-450 people attended the performance. "I heard a lot of really good positive feedback, folks seemed to enjoy themselves." Ruotsala and his wife, Moireen, founded COLE's Foundation in 2008 in memory of their son, Cole Ruotsala, who died of cancer that year. The...

  • Community Calendar

    Oct 1, 2018

    Monday, Oct. 1 Iron County Food Pantry, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 72 Michigan Ave., Montreal, Wis. 715-561-4450. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Pat O’Donnell Civic Center board of directors, 5 p.m., arena. Overeaters Anonymous, 5:30 p.m., All Saints Lutheran Church, Wakefield. Alcoholics Anonymous, 6 p.m., Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Ironwood. Ironwood Sports Hall of Fame, 6 p.m., Luther L. Wright K-12 School, room 205. MECCA Ski Club, 6 p.m., MECCA chalet on Fierick Rd., Mercer, Wis. H... Full story

  • Josephine Helen Petroski

    Oct 1, 2018

    IRONWOOD, Mich. - Josephine Helen Petroski, 98, of Ironwood, and formerly of Neenah and Mercer, Wis., died on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, in Ironwood. She was born on Sept. 22, 1920, in Ironwood, daughter of the late Martin and Kate (Surapetz) Buckovetz, She attended Ironwood schools, graduating from Luther L. Wright High School in 1938. On Sept. 7, 1946, Josephine married Joseph E. Petroski at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Ironwood by the late Rev. Carl Petranek. They set up their first home... Full story