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Articles from the March 16, 2017 edition

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  • Fast Corporation on board with Hiawatha restoration

    Mar 16, 2017

    By IAN MINIELLY [email protected] IRONWOOD - "It's worth saving," said Mike Wiedl, from Fast Corporation, in response to Pete Sturgul's question on the state of the Hiawatha statue. For Sturgul, who is raising funds to restore the statue with John Rudderg, those words must have been a shock and a relief. Wiedl said their company is one of the few left doing this kind of unique work, with their primary competition coming from China in prefabricated molds. The Fast Corporation made the...


    Mar 16, 2017


  • Bessemer looks to promote growth with pop-up shop program

    Mar 16, 2017

    By IAN MINIELLY [email protected] BESSEMER — The previously discussed partnership between the Downtown Development Authority and city of Bessemer to promote business growth in Bessemer is coming to fruition. According to Charly Loper, city manager, the DDA is announcing the start of their pop-up shop program. The pop-up shop program offers six months free rent to new businesses looking to open in the downtown area of Bessemer. The DDA intention is to kick-start businesses people may have been dreaming about but never had the start-up...

  • Ironwood public hearing today on $2 million grant application

    Mar 16, 2017

    By RALPH ANSAMI [email protected] IRONWOOD — A special Ironwood City Commission meeting today at 6 p.m. will include a public hearing on a plan to seek Michigan Community Development Block Grant funding for the booster pump replacement project. The session will begin with the public hearing, to be followed by action by the commission. Citizens wishing to comment on the grant application for the city’s well-field pump station project will each have three minutes to state their opinions. A total of $2 million in funding will be sou...

  • Community Calendar

    Mar 16, 2017

    Thursday, March 16 Gogebic-Ontonagon Community Action Agency food commodity distribution, seniors, mothers, infants, children, 9:45-10 a.m. EST, Lake Gogebic Senior Center, Bergland; 10:20-10:35 a.m. EST, Porcupine Mountain Senior Center, White Pine; 11-11:45 a.m. EST, Holy Family Catholic Church parking lot, Ontonagon; 1:15-1:45 p.m. EST, Resource Center, Mass City; 2:15-2:45 p.m. EST, Stannard Township Ballpark, Bruce Crossing; 2:30-2:45 p.m., Watersmeet Town Hall parking lot, Watersmeet. 906-884-2106. Pickleball, 10 a.m. to noon, Ironwood... Full story

  • Shirley Mae (Mallgren) Ahola

    Mar 16, 2017

    SUPERIOR, Wis. - Shirley M. Ahola, 97, a long-time resident of Wakefield, Mich., passed away peacefully early Tuesday morning, March 14, 2017, surrounded by loved ones at Twin Ports Health Services in Superior. Shirley was born on March 1, 1920, in Wakefield, a daughter of William and Mabel (Johnson) Mallgren. On Oct. 18, 1941, she married the love of her life, Jacob Simon Ahola. They were married for more than 45 years. Shirley had a gift of making everyone feel cared for and her laugh was... Full story

  • Matthew Allan 'Mutti' Salo

    Mar 16, 2017

    Matthew Allan 'Mutti' Salo HURLEY, Wis. - Matthew Allan "Mutti" Salo, 65, of Silver St., Hurley, passed away Saturday, March 11, 2017, at his home. He was born June 11, 1951, in Hammond, Ind., to Matt and Ardie (Johnson) Salo. He attended Newport Grade School and Luther L. Wright High School in Ironwood, Mich., graduating with the Class of 1969. He returned for a while to Hammond and eventually joined the U.S. Navy, where he was a writer/editor/photographer stationed in Oxnard, Calif., and Guam.... Full story

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