Articles from the November 9, 2023 edition

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Frazer begins job as new city manager in Bessemer

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] BESSEMER - As of Monday, Bessemer has a new city manager on board. He is Christopher Frazer of downstate Imlay. Frazer - who is originally from Detroit - joins...


Gogebic Fair Board works toward possible 2024 fair

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] IRONWOOD — Gogebic County Fair Board members discussed Monday how to move toward a 2024 fair that they have been told is cancelled, but that they still hope to resurrect in some fashion. After a Sept. 26 fire...


Iron County passes 2024 budget, pledges fiscal scrutiny

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] HURLEY — Members of the Iron County Board of Supervisors passed the county’s 2024 budget on Tuesday evening. Projected expenditures for general government and all other operations total nearly $18 million,...


Thomas John Saari

WAKEFIELD, Mich. – Thomas John Saari, 79, of Wakefield, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2023, after a brief battle with liver cancer. Tom was born on May 2, 1944, at Divine Infant Hospital in... Full story


Dave Tucker

ONTONAGON, Mich. — Dave Tucker, 88, of Ontonagon, long time teacher and basketball coach, died on Oct. 29, 2023, at the Aspirus Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff, Wisconsin, after a lengthy illness. He was born in Superior, Wisconsin, on... Full story


Duane Roy Johnson

FAITHORN, Mich. - Duane Roy Johnson, age 76, of Faithorn, died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2023, at his home in Faithorn in Menominee County. He was born on July 8, 1947, in Wakefield the son of the late Roy a... Full story


Community Calendar

Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, Nov. 9 Bessemer St. Vincent de Paul, financial assistance, 9-10 a.m.; food pantry, 10 a.m. to noon. 906-663-4436. Ironwood St....


Final resting place

HONOLULU - U.S. Navy Ensign William M. Finnegan, a Bessemer native who died in the attack at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, was finally laid to rest on Sept. 7 at the National Memorial Cemetery of the... Full story


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