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Articles from the November 16, 2023 edition


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  • Ironwood JROTC honors veterans

    Nov 16, 2023

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] IRONWOOD - A Nov. 10 Veterans Day program at Luther L. Wright K-12 School in Ironwood was anchored in large part by members of the school's JROTC program. Emcee Cadet/Col. Abigail Lauzon of the JROTC led the program, for which U.S. Air Force Sgt. Colin Clausen - an LLW graduate - was the guest speaker. "Service is not just a word," said Clausen, explaining that it is a way of life. "Service doesn't end when we take off our uniforms," he said. "For many of...

  • Fire marshal report on fairground fire released

    Nov 16, 2023

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] IRONWOOD — An investigative report on the Sept. 26 fire at the Gogebic County Fairgrounds was released last week by the Gogebic County Courthouse and concludes that the official cause of the fire that destroyed three structures was “accidental.” The report was issued by the Ironwood Public Safety Department and includes statements from two of its employees, Sgt. Brandon Snyder and Lt. Matthew Sterbenz, with reviewing by Sgt. James Chiapuzio. As the fire marshal, Snyder provided the final word. Addit...

  • Gogebic Courthouse has self-help legal aid stations

    Nov 16, 2023

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] BESSEMER — The Gogebic County Courthouse is the first courthouse in the U.P. to offer self-help computer stations that facilitate free legal aid to any citizen wishing to use them. That news was part of a report shared last week by Judge Michael Pope of the 32nd Circuit Court. He was addressing members of the Gogebic County Board of Commissioners during their Nov. 8 meeting. “We’re the second self-help center in the Upper Peninsula,” said Pope, explaining that Marquette County offers a similar...

  • Gogebic County invites proposals for new fairground site

    Nov 16, 2023

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] IRONWOOD — In a separate committee meeting last week, members of the Gogebic County Board of Commissioners entertained the possibility of considering other county fairground locations. The current location has been in Ironwood for more than 100 years. The issue was addressed in a Nov. 8 meeting of the Economic Development and Capital Improvement Committee after being referred to it by commissioners in their previous Oct. 25 board meeting. At that time, the board had been reacting to an Oct. 17 letter...

  • Community Calendar

    Nov 16, 2023

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, Nov. 16 Bessemer St. Vincent de Paul, financial assistance, 9-10 a.m.; food pantry, 10 a.m. to noon. 906-663-4436. Gogebic-Ontonagon Community Action Agency food commodity distribution for seniors, Bergland, Lake Gogebic Senior Center, 9:25-9:40 a.m. EST; White Pine, Carp Lake Township Hall, 10-10:15 a.m. EST; Ontonagon, Holy Family Catholic Church, 11-11:30 a.m. EST; Mass City Resource Center, 12:30-1 p.m. EST. Ironwood St.... Full story

  • Arthur Philip Baribeau

    Nov 16, 2023

    ASHLAND, Wis. - Arthur Philip Baribeau, 99, formerly of Saxon, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2023, at Ashland Health and Rehab with family at his side. Art was born June 8, 1924, in Gurney, to Thomas and Anna (Muhsal) Baribeau. He attended school in Gurney and graduated from Saxon High School. Upon graduation, Art helped his mom run their dairy farm. On Oct. 28, 1946, Art married Marilyn Joyce Sailer. They made their home in Gurney, where they raised their three children, and in... Full story

  • Carol A. Haukkala

    Nov 16, 2023

    ASHLAND, Wis. - Carol Ann (Banovetz) Haukkala, a long-time resident of Ashland, passed away peacefully in her sleep early Thursday morning, Nov. 9, 2023, at the Villa Maria Health and Rehabilitation Center in Hurley. Carol was born on Dec. 16, 1940, a daughter of Joseph J. and Arvilla I. (Boleau) Banovetz. She attended St. Sebastian Catholic School in Bessemer, Michigan, and graduated from A.D. Johnston High School in Bessemer. After graduation, Carol earned her licensed practical nurse degree a... Full story

  • Deborah Elaine Perusse

    Nov 16, 2023

    IRONWOOD, Mich. - Deborah Elaine Perusse, 63, of Ironwood, passed away peacefully in her sleep surrounded by her family on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023. Debby was born on Aug. 7, 1960, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Gerald and Dorothy (Dembraski) Perusse. She was united in marriage to Edward O. Spies in 1996, who preceded her in death. Debby enjoyed crocheting, reading and doing puzzle books. She enjoyed spending time outside with her friends, family and dog, Rico. She will be missed by her daughters,... Full story

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