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Articles from the October 7, 2014 edition


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  • Bessemer City Council supports Indianhead hotel, casino

    Ryan Jarvi|Oct 7, 2014

    BESSEMER - Bessemer's City Council voiced its support for the proposed hotel resort and casino on top of Indianhead Mountain in Wakefield Township, citing potential job creation associated with the endeavor. The plan for the 140-bed hotel and adjoining casino is a partnership between Indianhead/Blackjack Mountain officials and Lac Vieux Desert tribal leaders from Watersmeet. "It certainly will create jobs in the area in the event that it should occur," council member Al Gaiss said, predicting... Full story

  • Waterfalls offer addition to fall color viewing

    Cortney Ofstad|Oct 7, 2014

    MERCER, Wis. - With fall weather sticking around before the snow flurries stay, people are encouraged to visit waterfalls across Iron County. The idea to promote the 11 waterfalls in the county came from students in the publishing class at the Mercer School. Neil Klemme, the youth development agent at the Iron County University of Wisconsin-Extension office, presented the idea of having the students become more involved in county-based marketing projects. The students helped to redesigned the... Full story

  • Seniors view fall colors from the seat of an ORV

    Ryan Jarvi|Oct 7, 2014

    ONTONAGON COUNTY - Senior citizens recently enjoyed the fall colors in Ontonagon County from the seat of an off-road vehicle during the seventh annual Senior Fall Color Tour. According to a release from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, nearly 100 senior citizens occupied the passenger seats of two-, four- and six-person side-by-side ORVs as the group traveled a 19-mile route from Greenland to Twin Lakes State Park. The color ride is organized and provided entirely by volunteers... Full story

  • Mercer drops Watersmeet

    Oct 7, 2014

    WATERSMEET — The Mercer volleyball team defeated Watersmeet 3-0 in non-conference action Monday at Nimrod Nation. The Tigers won 25-11, 25-15, 25-15. Lexi Engler led the Mercer attack with 13 kills. Caitlyn Hiller had a strong game for the Tigers with five kills, five aces and 21 assists. Sydney Thompson added nine kills, nine assists and two aces for Mercer. Taylor Wolfe had four kills. For Watersmeet, Rebecca Caron played well for the Nimrods with several solid blocks putting the ball back down in Mercer’s court. Frannie Zelinski added fiv... Full story

  • Joseph A. Komaromy

    Oct 7, 2014

    WAUSAU, Wis. - Joseph A. "Buddy" Komaromy, 87, of Ironwood, Mich., died peacefully Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, with his sons by his side, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital in Wausau. He was born Feb. 21, 1927, in Bayfield County, son of the late Alexander and Mary (Kulscar) Komaromy. He moved to Ironwood in 1939, where he lived most of his life, and graduated from Luther L. Wright High School in 1945. He entered the U.S. Army on Jan. 9, 1946, serving in the Army of Occupation in Japan, and was honorably di... Full story

  • Lou Ellen Selves

    Oct 7, 2014

    WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Lou Ellen Selves, 67, a native of Iron Belt, Wis., died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, at Gogebic Medical Care Facility in Wakefield. She was born March 8, 1947, in Iron Belt, daughter of the late Lyle and Margaret (Jenkins) Selves, and graduated from J.E. Murphy High School in Hurley, Wis. in 1966. She resided in Wausau, Wis., most of her adult life, returning to the area in 2007. Lou Ellen loved little children and animals. She also enjoyed camping, fishing and swimming, and was... Full story

  • Sharon L. Salonen

    Oct 7, 2014

    BERGLAND, Mich. – Sharon L. Salonen, 74, of Bergland, passed away peacefully Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, surrounded by her loving husband and family by her side. Sharon was born on March 4, 1940, in Reed City, a daughter of Ora and Goldie (Richert) Borton. She attended Bergland Community High School and graduated in 1958. On Aug. 20, 1960, Sharon was united in marriage to Ernest V. Salonen at Trinity Lutheran Church in Bergland. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and watching the Detroit Tigers. Sharon... Full story

  • John A. Krone

    Oct 7, 2014

    IRONWOOD, Mich. - John A. Krone, 83, a lifelong resident of Ironwood, passed away Friday, Oct. 3, 2014. He was born on Jan. 13, 1931, in Ironwood, a son of Gust and Wilhelmina "Minnie" Krone. John attended Luther L. Wright High School. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War in Germany. John was employed by and retired from White Pine Copper Co., after 30 years of service. He enjoyed fishing, a cold beer and good humor. John is survived by a son, Jody, Ironwood; a... Full story

  • Shirley Mae Erickson

    Oct 7, 2014

    WAUSAU, Wis. - Shirley Mae Erickson, 79, a long-time resident of the Bessemer area, died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. She was born July 29, 1935, to the late Ed and Helmi (Maki) Kujala in Ironwood. Shirley graduated from Luther L. Wright High School and was a lifelong resident of the Bessemer/Ironwood area. On Aug.7, 1954, Shirley married Floyd Peter Erickson in Ironwood. Shirley retired from working at Josephson's nursing home after many years. Shirley loved dancing,... Full story

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