Articles from the October 12, 2023 edition

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Iron County Clerk Saari hands reins to Christan Brandt

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] HURLEY — Iron County Clerk Michael Saari was all smiles on Thursday of last week. It was his final day on the job, and coworkers were about to send him off with a farewell party. Saari had a 25-year career...


Bessemer supports Highland, welcomes clerk-treasurer Lake

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] BESSEMER — The Bessemer City Council voted on Monday evening to approve a resolution supporting efforts of Highland Copper Company to construct and operate a mine in Wakefield Township. Mayor Adam Zak...


Crowds gather for Plaidurday photo, fun

By MEGAN HUGHES [email protected] IRONWOOD - Ironwood celebrated Plaidurday on Friday, with a crowd gathering at the intersection of Lowell and Aurora streets in downtown Ironwood for the annu... Full story


Hurley City Council votes to fund squad car, select wages

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] HURLEY — At a Monday special meeting of the Hurley City Council, members voted to raise wages of several select staff members relating to pending 2024 budgets from various departments. They also approved the...


Community Calendar

Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, Oct. 12 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


David W. Paynter

BESSEMER, Mich. - David W. Paynter, 80, of Bessemer, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2023. Dave was born on Feb. 14, 1943, in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, to... Full story


James Butterbrodt

WYOCENA, Wis. - James "Coach" Butterbrodt died peacefully in Wyocena, on Friday, Oct. 6, 2023. James was born on May 24, 1930, to Harold Butterbrodt and Verona Hammer in Beaver Dam. He attended... Full story


Daniel 'Boone' McGeshick

WATERSMEET, Mich. - Daniel "Boone" McGeshick, Jr. 82 of Watersmeet, Michigan, passed away Friday, Oct. 6, 2023, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital in Wausau, Wisconsin. He was born on Feb. 4, 1941, to... Full story


Marcia J. Smith

BESSEMER, Mich. - Marcia J. Smith, 76, of Bessemer, Michigan, passed away on Sept. 28, 2023. She was born in Pontiac, on Dec. 24, 1946, to Dorothea and Kenneth Hanson. Marcia attended Waterford... Full story


Gene L. LaCosse

IRONWOOD, Mich. - Gene L. LaCosse, 85, of Ironwood, passed away peacefully on Monday, Oct. 9, 2023, at the Gogebic Medical Care Facility in Wakefield. Gene was born on Oct. 28, 1937, in Negaunee, to... Full story


Gerald 'Mergy' Alessandroni

GREEN BAY, Wis. - Gerald "Mergy" Alessandroni, 72, formerly of Ironwood, Michigan, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Oct. 4, 2023, in Green Bay, after battling ALS and Cancer.... Full story


David Trzecinski

WATERSMEET, Mich. — David Trzecinski, 79, of Watersmeet passed away at his home on Oct. 4, 2023. He was born on April 7, 1944, in Bergland, to the late Henry and Olive (Brownell) Trzecinski. David married Ruth Augustine on July 7, 1966. Together... Full story


Elma E. E. Bertram

NEW IPSWICH, N.H. - Elma Emma Emelia Bertram, 93, of New Ipswich, New Hampshire, passed from this life to eternity on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023, at the Jaffrey Rehabilitation and Nursing Center after... Full story


John Sendra

MERCER, Wis. – John Sendra, 78, of Mercer, Wisconsin, passed away on Sept. 28, 2023, with his family and friends by his side. John was born on March 27, 1945, to Florian and Helen (Pietkiewicz)... Full story


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