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Articles from the November 3, 2022 edition

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  • Voters head to polls Tuesday

    Nov 3, 2022

    By LARRY HOLCOMBE [email protected] Voters across the country will head to the polls Tuesday for the midterm election, and the balance of power in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives hangs in the balance, but down the ballot are important races for state and local positions, as well. Polls are open in Michigan and Wisconsin on Election Day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Michigan U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Watersmeet, faces a challenge from Democrat Bob Lorinser of Marquette, for Michigan’s First Congressional District seat. Also on t...

  • Doug Schulze

    Nov 3, 2022

    MERCER, Wis. – Doug Schulze, 80, of Mercer, formerly of Bessemer, Michigan, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family, on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022. Jerald Rocco, owner and manager of Lakeside Memorial Chapel Inc., in Wakefield, Michigan, is assisting the family with their arrangements.... Full story

  • Janice Marie Cox

    Nov 3, 2022

    GRANTSBURG, Wis. - Janice Marie Cox, age 75, a resident of Grantsburg, passed away peacefully at home with her loved ones by her side on Oct. 27, 2022. Jan was born on Feb. 2, 1947, in Ironwood, Michigan, to parents James and Helen (Jussila) Rigoni. After graduating, Jan worked as a waitress at the Town House restaurant while raising her family. Eventually, Jan changed careers and worked as a banker for Wells Fargo for more than 10 years. Jan loved to spend time with family and friends. She... Full story

  • Ryan J. Kontny

    Nov 3, 2022

    RAMSAY, Mich. - Ryan J. Kontny, age 47, of Ramsay, died on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, after a brief illness. He was born Jan. 15, 1975, to Dennis and Susan Kontny. He was 2 months early, weighing 3 pounds, 6 ounces. He was a fighter. He was in the hospital for a month before he could come home at the required weight of 5 pounds. His grandparents, Millie and John Heikkila, helped to care for him the first year while Sue went to nursing school. Needless to say, they became very close and remained tha... Full story

  • Jacqueline M. Lacek

    Nov 3, 2022

    WOODRUFF, Wis. — Jacqueline M. Lacek, born Dec. 31, 1925, our Mom died on Oct. 11, 2022, at Seasons of Life Hospice House in Woodruff, surrounded by her family. She spent her last day on Earth lying by a favorite window with the warm October sun streaming through and full-color maple, aspen, and oak trees lighting up the skyline. Service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 5, at St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church in Mercer. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. with Mass beginning at 10 a.m. Burial will then occur at the Mercer Cemetery. All are then i... Full story

  • Brian Scott Lindberg

    Nov 3, 2022

    IRONWOOD, Mich. — Brian Scott Lindberg, 62, of Ironwood, formerly of Bruce Crossing, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022. Jerald Rocco, owner and manager of Lakeside Memorial Chapel Inc., in Wakefield, is assisting the family with their arrangements.... Full story

  • Miriam L. Sell

    Nov 3, 2022

    IRONWOOD - Miriam L. Sell, 86, of Hurley, passed away on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022, at the Aspirus Ironwood Hospital. She was born on Dec. 15, 1935, to Gilbert and Audrey (Callen) Woodcock in Albia, Iowa. She was united in marriage with Ronald Sell on Sept. 22, 1956, at Wesley United Methodist Church in Ironwood. Miriam graduated Gogebic Community College and worked as a licensed practical nurse at the Grandview Hospital in the clinic with doctors Gardner and Ryan, the emergency room, on the floor... Full story

  • Gogebic Search and Rescue team gets high-end drone

    Nov 3, 2022

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] BESSEMER - Now that drones are becoming much more common, greater numbers of people are using them for a variety of reasons, such as taking photos, fighting fires, treating crops, delivering packages, and monitoring traffic and weather. Using a drone to enhance safety is also not unusual, and toward that end, the Gogebic County Sheriff's Search and Rescue Unit has been using one to take video in order to pinpoint exactly where rescue personnel need to be s...

  • Community Calendar

    Nov 3, 2022

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, Nov. 3 Pickleball, 9 a.m.-noon, Patterson Courts, Ironwood. Bessemer St. Vincent de Paul, financial assistance, 9-10 a.m.; food pantry, 10 a.m. to noon. 906-663-4436. Mercer Health and Wellness, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Mercer Community Center. 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... Full story