Articles from the November 2, 2023 edition

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Gogebic County Board hears public's hope for some sort of 2024 fair

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] BESSEMER - After announcing the closure of the 2024 Gogebic County Fair earlier this month, members of the county Board of Commissioners were met with another...


Gogebic-Iron Airport hires new manager

By MEGAN HUGHES [email protected] IRONWOOD — The Gogebic-Iron County Airport board has hired a new airport manager after a long search. Jeremy Busch, a Wakefield resident and aviation enthusiast, began training at the airport on Monday to...


Bessemer City Council again poised to hire city manager

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] BESSEMER — In a special meeting on Monday evening, members of the Bessemer City Council voted to offer the position of city manager to Christopher Frazer of downstate Imlay. The vote was unanimous with Terry...


Gogebic County issues support for Highland Copper

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] BESSEMER — Members of the Gogebic County Board of Commissioners voted last week to approve a resolution of support for Highland Copper Company. The resolution notes the company’s pending Copperwood project...


Community Calendar

Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, Nov. 2 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


Gregory A. 'Bugs' Bugni

MONTREAL, Wis. - Gregory A. "Bugs" Bugni, 76, of Montreal, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2023, at the Aspirus Rhinelander Hospital after a courageous 5-month battle with cancer. Greg was born on Mar... Full story


Albert Taisto Myllykangas

ASHLAND, Wis. - Albert Taisto Myllykangas was born on Sept. 10, 1952, to his parents Taisto Albert Myllykangas and Martha Marie VanderSchaegen. He attended Iron Belt Elementary School, graduated in... Full story


Mary Jo Anderson

IRONWOOD, Mich. - Mary Jo Anderson, 81, of Ironwood, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2023. Mary Jo was born on Feb. 23, 1942, in Tomahawk, Wisconsin, to Joseph and Agnes (Dewing) Zuiker. She... Full story


Clifford Dean Markuson

MARENISCO, Mich. - Clifford Dean Markuson died Sept. 10, 2023, at the VA in Salem, Virginia. Cliff was born June 6, 1939, in Dunham, to Clifford "Ole" and Jennie (Hill) Markuson. Cliff graduated from... Full story


William 'Bill' Berwald

BESSEMER, Mich. - William "Bill" Berwald, age 75, died peacefully surrounded by family on Oct. 26, 2023, in Rochester, Minnesota, after a courageous battle with cancer. William was born in Wakefield,... Full story


Joseph A. 'Joe' Simcoe

BESSEMER, Mich. - Joe Simcoe, 75, of Bessemer, was reunited for all eternity with his wife and the love of his life, the former Donna Johnson, on Monday, Oct. 30, 2023. Joe and Donna were married on... Full story


Irene M. Suvanto

IRONWOOD, Mich. - Irene Suvanto, 82, a resident of Ironwood Township, entered into eternal life on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2023, at Westgate Nursing, Rehabilitation and Assisted Living Community in Ironwood... Full story


Karrera Abryannah Bolton

IRONWOOD, Mich. - Karrera Abryannah Bolton, age 18, of Ironwood, left us far too soon on Oct. 18, 2023. She was born on July 9, 2005, in Duluth Minnesota, to Susan Fehl and Anthony Bolton. Her family... Full story


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