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  • Fatal accident temporarily closes US 51

    Richard Jenkins|Oct 3, 2020

    HURLEY — A fatal car accident temporarily closed a section of U.S. 51 in northern Iron County Thursday evening. The Iron County Sheriff’s Office received a call about the three-vehicle crash on U.S. 51 near Spruce Road just south of Hurley at approximately 5:01 p.m., Sheriff Paul Samardich told the Daily Globe. Samardich said Friday morning the crash resulted in one fatality. The person was initially transported by ambulance to Aspirus Ironwood Hospital, and later flown to Aspirus Hospital in Wausau, where she died as a result of her injuries....

  • Bessemer parks and rec holds outdoor meeting

    Charity Smith|Oct 3, 2020

    BESSEMER - The Bessemer parks and recreation committee held its first meeting since March on Thursday afternoon at Bluff Valley Park. This was the first time that any of the city's sub-committees and groups have met in-person since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The meeting was held under the pavilion with committee members wearing masks and bundled up with coats and hats, maintaining their social distancing by sitting at separate tables. Terry Kryshak, mayor pro-tem and a member of the...

  • Ironwood to consider business industrial zone

    Tom LaVenture|Oct 3, 2020

    IRONWOOD — An expansion in the city’s industrial zone could create a new business category to buffer non-industrial areas, according to reports at the Ironwood Planning Commission meeting on Thursday. In his report to the commission, Tom Bergman, director of community development for the city of Ironwood, said zoning consultants are recommending that, if the city were to expand out of its current industrial zone, it include a business district area. The question for the planning commission and the city commission is to consider if Ironwood is...

  • Geraldine D. Gentile

    Oct 3, 2020

    HURLEY, Wis. - Geraldine D. Gentile, 84, of Hurley, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. Geraldine was born Dec. 18, 1935, in Ironwood, Michigan, daughter of John "Jack" and Stella (Magdziak) Pawlak of Ironwood. She graduated from Luther L. Wright High School in 1953. On Sept. 15, 1956, she was united in marriage to John B. Gentile at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Ironwood. John served as Iron County Sheriff for five terms; and for much of that time, their family resided in the jail's living...

  • Dale R. Kangas

    Oct 3, 2020

    IRON RIVER, Mich. — Dale R. Kangas, 87, of Ironwood, passed away Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, at Aspirus Iron River Hospital. He was born in Iron County, Wisconsin, son of the late John and Jean (Johanna Rokola) Kangas. Dale lived in Lansing, until his returning to Ironwood upon retirement. He received his bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University in June 1955. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ironwood. Dale was also a member of the Gogebic Range Community Band. He held leadership roles in church, as an usher, council leader, la...

  • Community Calendar

    Oct 3, 2020

    Saturday, Oct. 3 Community Pickleball, 9-noon, Patterson Tennis Court, weather permitting. Union Station Food Pantry and Northern Food Bank, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 252 E. Ayer St., Ironwood. Alcoholics Anonymous, 11 a.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Community Pickleball Paddlers, 2-5 p.m., Mercer School gymnasium. 715-776-4588. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Sunday, Oct. 4 Alcoholics Anonymous, 1 p.m., closed meeting, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Mercer Health and Wellness P...

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