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Articles from the October 19, 2023 edition


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  • Officials cancel 2024 Gogebic County Fair

    Oct 19, 2023

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] BESSEMER - The Gogebic County Board of Commissioners voted last week to cancel the 2024 Gogebic County Fair - 10 months in advance. The action followed a Sept. 26 fire that destroyed three structures directly after two additional buildings had been demolished. In addition, the exhibition building has been closed due to structural issues for the past two years, and three remaining barns have been declared unsuitable for use due to electrical damage that...

  • Iron County Board to run with vacancy until spring

    Oct 19, 2023

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] MERCER, Wis. — The recent death of John Sendra of Mercer has resulted in an empty seat on the Iron County Board of Supervisors, but it is not expected to be filled until an election next spring. Sendra died on Sept. 28 at the age of 78. For the past several years, he had represented Mercer Ward No. 11 on the Iron County Board. “John was a very smart man,” said Board Chairman Joseph Pinardi. “We’re all going to miss him, no doubt about it.” Pinardi said that Sendra chaired the county’s Board of Health Com...

  • Friends of Carnegie Library offer book sale

    Oct 19, 2023

    By MEGAN HUGHES [email protected] IRONWOOD — The Friends of the Ironwood Carnegie Library held its semi-annual book sale this past weekend, drawing people to come and pick up books to read through the cold winter months. Friends President Carol Erickson spoke to the Globe on Friday about the book sale. She explained that the book sales have been going on since the 1980s, with the Friends of the Ironwood Carnegie Library being officially recognized as a 501c3 since 2003. “This year we have had a real outbreak of volunteers,” said Erickson....

  • Bessemer hopes to hire city manager with regional ties

    Oct 19, 2023

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] BESSEMER — At a special meeting on Monday evening, members of the Bessemer City Council voted to offer the position of city manager to Ian Lewis, a U.P. candidate with a history in Ironwood. The motion included an annual salary offer of $78,000 in addition to three weeks of vacation for the first two years, plus other holidays, personal days and benefits commensurate with the city’s overall union-negotiated terms. The contract also would allow the council to terminate the city manager with cause at any...

  • Community Calendar

    Oct 19, 2023

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, Oct. 19 Bessemer St. Vincent de Paul, financial assistance, 9-10 a.m.; food pantry, 10 a.m. to noon. 906-663-4436. Ironwood St. Vincent de Paul, food pantry and financial assistance, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., located behind Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. 906-932-4325. Gogebic County Veterans Service Officer, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Wakefield City Hall; 1-2 p.m., Watersmeet Township; 2:45-3:15 p.m., Marenisco Township. 906-667-1110....

  • Rev. Thomas E. Holcombe

    Oct 19, 2023

    OMAHA, Neb. - Rev. Thomas E. Holcombe, 90, of Omaha, died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2023, at Josie Harper Hospice House in Omaha. Thomas Earl was born June 26, 1933, to Earl and Violet (Solomonson) Holcombe at Swedish Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Tom graduated from Augsburg College in Minneapolis in 1955. While at Augsburg, he met a fellow student, the former Jean C. Pearson. They were married on June 2, 1956, in Minneapolis, after his first year at Augustana Lutheran Seminary in Rock Island,... Full story

  • Margaret Christina (Pedrin) Norris

    Oct 19, 2023

    CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Margaret Christina (Pedrin) Norris, 74, passed away in Clinton Township, Michigan, on Sept. 15, 2023. Margaret was born on Dec. 25, 1948, in Dafter, Michigan, to Floyd and Dorothy (Biermaker) Pedrin. She loved reading and doing puzzles and spending time with her family. Margaret is survived by her daughters, Anna (Arthur) Thew of Wadena, Minnesota, and Christina Ceccon of Butternut, Wisconsin; stepdaughter, Christina Norris of Koontz Lake, Indiana; brother, Gordon... Full story

  • Alice Ann Johnson

    Oct 19, 2023

    EWEN, Mich. — Alice Ann Johnson, 82, of Ewen, passed away Thursday, Oct. 12, 2023. She was an excellent and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt. Alice was born on July 16, 1941, in Stannard Township, a daughter of Reino M. and Margaret G. (Sorola) Tulppo. She attended Ewen-Trout Creek High School and graduated with the class of 1959. Alice worked as a secretary for the Ewen-Trout Creek School District for 29 years. On March 16, 1962, Alice married Eugene W. Johnson in Ewen. Together they raised three c... Full story