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  • Wakefield ends water boil advisory

    Mar 5, 2021

    WAKEFIELD — The city of Wakefield has announced the end of an advisory for residents to boil water before drinking. A city press release issued on Wednesday at 1:45 p.m. notes that the advisory issued on Monday morning has been “fully lifted.” According to the announcement issued by City Manager Robert Brown Jr., “The water boil advisory was issued due to a sudden loss in water pressure below acceptable levels throughout the city’s water distribution system.” That issue, which resulted after a communication error between the city’s wate...

  • Water break was private line

    Mar 5, 2021

    By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD - The mystery of the Friday water line break was solved late afternoon Wednesday when Ironwood Public Works crews found the source was a private line leading to a former nursing home. City crews and a leak detection specialist from the Michigan Rural Water Association determined late Tuesday afternoon that the break was in a 4-inch lateral line leading from the city main to the former Josephson's Nursing Home at 634 E Ayer St., said Scott...

  • UPSET arrests 2 in Ontonagon County on meth charges

    Mar 5, 2021

    ONTONAGON — Following a three-month investigation, detectives from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team arrested a 31-year-old male from Rockland, and a 29-year-old male from White Pine, on Wednesday for possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, a 20-year felony, according to a Thursday press release. UPSET detectives had developed information that the suspects had been distributing large quantities of methamphetamine to Ontonagon County for the past several months, the UPSET release said. Detectives determined the sus...

  • Community Calendar

    Mar 5, 2021

    mail calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Friday, March 5 Gogebic-Ontonagon Community Action Agency quarterly food commodity distribution for registered families — Gogebic County: Fairview Apartments, Bessemer, at 9 a.m.; Hillcrest Apartments, Bessemer, at 9:30 a.m. in the community room; Sunset Manor Apartments, Wakefield, at 10:00 a.m. in the community room; Riverview Apartments, Wakefield, at 10:30 a.m. in parking lot. (Home deliveries for Meals on Wheels recipients in B... Full story

  • Lowell 'L.J.' Roderick

    Mar 5, 2021

    BESSEMER, Mich. - Lowell J. "L.J., Papa, Mr. R., Papa R." Roderick, 69, passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at home, surrounded by his greatest love of all, family. He was born on April 6, 1951, at the Divine Infant Hospital in Wakefield, to Genevieve "Gena" (Ozzello) and Lowell C. "Rod" Roderick, and was raised in Wakefield. At a young age, he worked at his family-owned business, Lakeview Supper and Bowling Club. After graduating high school, he worked at various jobs including... Full story

  • Kenneth Clement

    Mar 5, 2021

    AHSLAND, Wis. - Kenneth Clement, 80, of Saxon, passed away on Feb. 27, 2021. Kenneth was born on Aug. 13, 1940, in Saxon, the son of Joseph and Gladys Clement. Ken attended school in Saxon and graduated in 1958. Upon his graduation, he joined the Army National Guard. He was a member of the American Legion Post 371 in Saxon. After the service, he worked in Milwaukee for a couple years and returned back to Saxon. On June 19, 1964, he married Sandra Mae Koski. They started planning for their life... Full story

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