Articles from the October 5, 2023 edition

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Pumpkinfest draws crowds

By MEGAN HUGHES [email protected] BESSEMER - Bessemer celebrated the 43rd year of Pumpkinfest this past week, with members of the community and across the region coming out to celebrate the star...


Gogebic County passes $8.7 million fiscal budget

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] BESSEMER — In unanimous action last week, the Gogebic County Board of Commissioners voted to approve the county’s 2023-24 budget, totaling $8,746,009. The vote followed a public hearing that drew no...


Hurley's garbage collection to switch from bags to bins

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] HURLEY — Residents of Hurley soon will face a change in how garbage is collected and charged. As of November, all city residents will transition to a system in which garbage will be picked up from designated...


Local Snowmobile Olympus poised for cancellation again

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] BESSEMER — Last year, the Gogebic County Board of Commissioners declared that safety concerns at the county fairgrounds would make it impractical to host the annual Ironwood Snowmobile Olympus. Hence, it was...


William Joseph Mazurek Jr.

HURLEY, Wis. - William Joseph Mazurek Jr., 67, affectionately known as "Dollar Bill," passed away on Sept. 20, 2023, peacefully in his home in Hurley. He was born on Oct. 27, 1955, in Moorhead,... Full story


Kailum James Hupp

IRONWOOD, Mich. - Kailum James Hupp, of Ironwood, went to be with Jesus while in his mother's arms on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2023. Kailum was a treasured gift to his parents, Glen and Marria Hupp, who... Full story


Daniel James Oberst

WAUSAU, Wis. - Daniel James Oberst, age 72, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2023, at the Benedictine Rehab Facility in Wausau, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Daniel was born on Jan.... Full story


David L. Imhoff

WAKEFIELD, Mich. - David L. "Kansas" Imhoff, 66, of Wakefield, passed away on Friday, Sept. 29, 2023, following an unexpected medical illness. David is survived by two daughters, Nicole Lee Ray (Adam)... Full story


Shirley A. Machesky

CHESTERFIELD, Mo. - Shirley A. Machesky passed away on Sept. 21, 2023, in Chesterfield, Missouri. She was born in Ironwood, Michigan, on Aug. 16, 1930, to John and Lillian Wyzlic. Shirley was... Full story


Geraldine M. 'Jeri' Vukusich

HURLEY, Wis. - Geraldine M. "Jeri" (nee Sekelsky) Vukusich, 93, passed peacefully in her home on Sept. 27, 2023, after a brief battle with cancer, with family by her side. Jeri was born on June 28,... Full story


Geraldine A. 'Geri' Wicklund

ARKDALE, Wis. - Geraldine A. "Geri" Wicklund, 78, of Arkdale, formerly of Hurley, passed peacefully with family by her side on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2023, at Aspirus Riverview Hospital in Wisconsin... Full story


Community Calendar

Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, Oct. 5 Bessemer St. Vincent de Paul, financial assistance, 9-10 a.m.; food pantry, 10 a.m. to noon. 906-663-4436. Ironwood St.... Full story


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