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Articles from the October 16, 2019 edition

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  • GCC workshop ponders future of Lindquist Center

    Oct 16, 2019

    By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD - The future of the Lindquist Student Conference Center was the topic of a workshop for Gogebic Community College Board of Trustees on Tuesday. The Lindquist Center is one component, but a priority component of the plan that GCC is trying to come up with that will support the college, students and the community for the next 25 years, said GCC President George McNulty. This is a major facility development project that is in exploration mode...

  • Awkward Stage Drama takes on anti-bullying campaign

    Oct 16, 2019

    By KIM E. STROM [email protected] IRONWOOD - The Awkward Stage Drama Club is not just practicing to put on a play or two. The club is working toward a much bigger goal - an anti-bullying campaign. The club is comprised of sixth through 12th graders who are learning that there are two sides to every story. Through alternative fairy tales, the kids learn to consider the point of view of the often infamous bullies. Currently the group is working to put on "Beanstalk," another version of an...

  • Ontonagon council approves DDA project resolutions

    Oct 16, 2019

    By JAN TUCKER [email protected] ONTONAGON — When the village of Ontonagon was named by former Gov. Rick Synder a Rising Tide Community, a key to development was revitalization of the village’s Downtown Development Authority. The original Ontonagon DDA plan was approved in the 1980s and expires in 2020. The DDA worked with a Rising Tide Fellow in Ontonagon to amend the plan for another 30 years. John Iacoangeli of Beckett and Raeder answered questions about the new plan at a public meeting of the village council Monday. He said the plan ident...

  • Community calendar

    Oct 16, 2019

    Wednesday, Oct. 16 Gogebic-Ontonagon Community Action Agency food commodity distribution for seniors, Marenisco Town Hall, 9-9:15 a.m. ; Watersmeet Food Pantry, 10-10:30 a.m.; Bruce Crossing Stannard Township ballpark, 1-1:30 p.m. EDT Christian Men of the Northland, 6:30 a.m., Uptown Cafe, Ironwood. Alcoholics Anonymous, open meeting, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. DOVE Support Group, noon-2 p.m. 906-932-4990. Ironwood-Hurley Rotary Club, 12:15 p.m., Elk and Hound Restaurant, Ironwood. Kimball Homemakers, 1 p.m., Community... Full story

  • Michael 'Mickey' DeRosso

    Oct 16, 2019

    IRONWOOD, Mich. - Michael "Mickey" DeRosso, 58, of Ironwood, passed away on Oct. 3, 2019, at home surrounded by his loving family. Mickey was born on Dec. 22, 1960, in Ironwood to Dennis and Irene DeRosso. He graduated from Hurley in 1979. He served in the U.S. Army stationed in Germany in 1979 and was honorably discharged in 1981. Mickey married the love of his life, Julie LaMarche, on July 23, 1983. He was employed at Greg's Towing for many years. Mickey loved hunting and fishing with his... Full story

  • Margaret Ellen Barlock

    Oct 16, 2019

    IRONWOOD, Mich. — Margaret Ellen Barlock, 82, of Bruce Crossing, passed away on Oct. 13, 2019, at Aspirus Ironwood Hospital surrounded by her family. Margaret was born on Aug. 22, 1937, to Gladys (Egger) and Jack Connors in Wakefield. She attended Bergland High School, graduating in 1955. Margaret married Andrew Barlock, March 10, 1956, in Ewen. They had four daughters, Donna, Teresa, Andrea and Mary. They also raised their grandson, Travis. She worked as an administrative assistant, for the Gogebic-Ontonagon Intermediate School District u... Full story

  • Jeffrey Andrew Maki

    Oct 16, 2019

    LEXINGTON, Ky. — Jeffrey Andrew Maki, 54, formerly of Ironwood, Mich., passed away in mid-July in Lexington. Jeff was born in Ironwood on Sept. 21, 1964, and lived the majority of his life in Ironwood. He attended local schools and later graduated from Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Mich. with a bachelor’s degree in business marketing. He lived in Milwaukee, Wis., for some time, and it was there that he met his future wife, Christine. They remained in the Milwaukee area a number of years before returning to Ironwood. Jeff was... Full story