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  • Absentee ballots mailed in Ironwoood

    Tom LaVenture|Oct 2, 2020

    IRONWOOD - The city of Ironwood is showing a 237% increase in absentee ballot applications from the last presidential election and the requests are still coming in, according to city clerk Karen Gullan. The absentee ballots were received at the city clerk's office late Thursday afternoon, Sept. 24, Gullan said. The mailing started last week on Friday with the third precinct, followed by the second precinct on Monday and the first precinct on Tuesday and Wednesday, she said. "I am already...

  • James G. Corgiat

    Oct 2, 2020

    BERGLAND, Mich. — James G. Corgiat, 80, of Bergland, died Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. He was born Feb. 22, 1940, to the late Bernard and Mary (Pertile) Corgiat in Bessemer. Jim was an all-star athlete at A.D. Johnston High School earning 12 varsity letters. He went on to play football for Michigan State. He was inducted into the U.P. Sports Hall of Fame with the class of 2014. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and outdoorsman. Cremation has taken place and interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Bessemer. At the request of the deceased, t...

  • White Pine man pleads to federal drug charge

    Richard Jenkins|Oct 2, 2020

    GRAND RAPIDS — A plea agreement has been reached in the case of a White Pine man facing federal drug charges. Jesse James Monville, 46, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine in federal court in Grand Rapids Sept. 22 as part of an agreement that will have five other charges dismissed at his sentencing. Monville was arrested during a traffic stop in Wakefield on Dec. 17, 2019, at the end of a Gogebic Iron Area Narcotics Team investigation that began in August of that year, which included s...

  • Bruce Crossing VFW gets new sign

    Charity Smith|Oct 2, 2020

    BRUCE CROSSING - VFW members in Bruce Crossing recently erected a new sign in front of the post on M-28. The sign, which cost more than $1,000, according to Roger Anttilla, commander of the Henry A. Holappa VFW Post 9345, was placed in front of the post last week. "One night at a meeting I said, I don't like that old sign and we should do something about it and everyone agreed. It was as simple as that," said fellow member Jimbo Jorgensen, who Anttilla credits with getting the ball rolling on...

  • Community Calendar

    Oct 2, 2020

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Friday, Oct. 2 Mercer Cribbage, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Mercer Senior Center. Double Trouble, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Serenity Center, Ironwood. Mercer Food Pantry, noon-1 p.m., Railroad Street, Mercer, Wis. Emergencies: 715-476-7655. Alcoholics Anonymous/ Al-Anon, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Harbortown AA, 7:30 p.m. EST, Ontonagon United Methodist Church basement, next to Holiday gas station, Ontonagon. area74.org. Alcoholic...

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