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Articles from the October 6, 2014 edition


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  • GCC Foundation to hold 19th recognition banquet Thursday

    Ryan Jarvi|Oct 6, 2014

    IRONWOOD — Three more individuals and a local organization will be honored Thursday for their commitment to Gogebic Community College and the community at the 19th annual “Celebration of Achievements” banquet, hosted by the GCC Foundation. This year’s honorees include distinguished alumnus Robert Baima, class of 1971, and Walter Prosek, class of 1940. Distinguished faculty member Roy Contratto, will also be honored, and the Ironwood Kiwanis Club will be deemed Honorary Friends of the College. Baima Baima, a Hurley native, graduated from GC... Full story

  • Gogebic drops Ontonagon in first try at 8-man

    Pat Krause|Oct 6, 2014

    ONTONAGON – In their second encounter of the year, Gogebic and Ontonagon hooked up in an 8-man football game with the Miners coming out on top 45-20 on a windy, rainy Saturday afternoon. “They got the job done a little better than we did,” Gladiator coach Ben Mayer said. “Gogebic did a nice job. They started out fast and they’ve got those fast running backs and an excellent group of athletes. They ran a similar type of offense to the one they’ve been running and they really executed well on offense. It was a double-wing and it took us until ha... Full story

  • Bessemer tackles blight

    Ryan Jarvi|Oct 6, 2014

    BESSEMER - The city of Bessemer is looking to remove a blighted structure at 506 S. Moore St., for which it would receive grant reimbursements from the Michigan State Housing and Development Authority. Officials were notified in July that Gogebic County received the MSHDA Blight Elimination grant, along with four other Upper Peninsula counties: Alger, Delta, Houghton and Marquette. The grant money, totaling $168,950, is to be used for elimination of 11 publicly-owned residential structures and... Full story

  • Saxon, Gurney celebrate fall

    Cortney Ofstad|Oct 6, 2014

    SAXON, Wis. - More than 50 people spent Saturday night participating in a live auction as part of a the annual Fall Harvest Fundraiser for the Saxon-Gurney Community Presbyterian Church. Attendees signed up for paddles, and bid on variousitems, including gift certificates, fresh produce, tools, toys, wooden items and homemade wine, pies and other baked goods. The event started in Gurney "many years ago," Diana Norman, the church's clerk of session, said. In 1956, the event moved from Gurney to... Full story

  • Fall Colors

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  • Veterans Run for the Colors ORV Ride

    Special to the Globe|Oct 6, 2014

    Nearly 80 people took part in the first Veterans "Run for the Colors" ORV Ride, from the Wakefield American Legion to the west end of the Ottawa National Forest on Sept. 27. The ride was a cooperative effort between the Upper Peninsula ORV Trail Development Association, Western UP Trails Association, Veterans Outdoor World, Lake States Resource Alliance and the Wakefield American Legion. Other entities helping in to make the ride possible included the Michigan Department of Natural Resources,... Full story

  • Bonnie Lynn (Smith) Hagerty

    Oct 6, 2014

    BESSEMER, Mich. - Bonnie Lynn (Smith) Hagerty, 52, of Bessemer, passed away on Oct. 1, 2014. Daughter of the late Duane and Shirley (Olson) Smith, she was born on May 14, 1962, in Grand Rapids. She married Michael J. Hagerty on July 30, 2005. She is survived by her husband, Michael; her mother-in-law, Dorothy Hagerty; her three children, Brandi Pazdernik (Matthew), Suzanne Pazdernik and Tanya Pazdernik (Erik); her granddaughter, Elizabeth Belle Norman; four sisters, Billie Stanek (Tom), Ruth...

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