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Articles from the November 22, 2023 edition


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  • Highland official predicts 15 years for Copperwood

    Nov 22, 2023

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] WAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP — The interim CEO of Highland Copper Company presented an optimistic outlook last week for the Copperwood Project now advancing in Wakefield Township. Barry O’Shea said that, while a feasibility study predicted a mine life of 11 years, he believes that inferred tonnage may extend the timing to 15 years. Mine construction is expected to start in 2024. O’Shea was speaking in a Nov. 15 virtual session with Copperwood Site Manager Mike Foley. “It’s really only using a portion of...

  • Ironwood's Jack Frost Festival returns

    Nov 22, 2023

    By MEGAN HUGHES [email protected] IRONWOOD - Ironwood's Jack Frost Festival began last week with the lighting of the community Christmas tree in the Historic Depot Park. A group of locals enjoyed the warm weather on Thursday as chamber officials lit the new lights on the 60 foot tree in the downtown park. The brief lighting ceremony included a performance of singers from the Ironwood high school, and a short speech from mayor Kim Corcoran. People gathered in the depot, which doubles as his...

  • Ironwood Planning Commission approves site plan for 45-unit apartment complex

    Nov 22, 2023

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] IRONWOOD — In action last week, the Ironwood Planning Commission approved a site plan for a pending new apartment complex on Aurora Street downtown. The unanimous vote approved construction plans relating to Cinnaire Solutions, a Lansing-based company that aims to create a 15,000 square foot, three-story building with 45 apartment units and 1,000 square feet of first-floor commercial space. Illustrations of the plan indicate 31 one-bedroom units and 14 two-bedroom units. Before voting, commissioners...

  • Wakefield planners receive updates on several projects

    Nov 22, 2023

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] WAKEFIELD — According to the latest report from Wakefield City Manager Robert Brown Jr., the city’s master plan is now set for adoption by spring 2024. In a meeting of the Wakefield Planning Commission last week, members received a draft of the plan prepared by the Western U.P. Planning and Development Region in Hancock. “Once the commission has reviewed the draft and made corrections, a final draft will be presented to the Wakefield City Council,” said Brown in a Nov. 17 email. “At that...

  • Barbara Jean (Allen) Lemmons

    Nov 22, 2023

    HURLEY, Wis. - Barbara Jean (Allen) Lemmons, a long-time resident of Hurley, passed away in her sleep early Friday morning, Nov. 17, 2023, at the Villa Maria Health and Rehabilitation Center in Hurley. She was born on Feb. 4, 1933, a daughter of Harold and Ethel Allen. Barbara attended a one-room schoolhouse in Coopersville, Michigan. She was raised on a dairy farm and met and married her husband, the Rev. Troy R. Lemmons at the Marne United Methodist Church. She lived her life as a minister's... Full story

  • Frank Orlich

    Nov 22, 2023

    OCONOMOWOC, Wis. - Frank Orlich passed away at the age of 92, in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. Frank was born in Wakefield on June 15, 1931, to Rade and Antonia Orlich. Frank attended the Wakefield schools, graduating in 1949. Upon graduation, Frank served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War from 1952 to 1954, when he was honorably discharged. Frank was a barber in the Milwaukee area for 40 years. Upon his retirement, Frank and his brothers, Rick, Joe and Bobby, opened a bar in Milwaukee... Full story

  • Patricia Ann Sybeldon

    Nov 22, 2023

    IRONWOOD, Mich. - Patricia Ann Sybeldon, 88, of Ironwood, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2023. Patricia was born on Sept. 25, 1935, in Hurley, Wisconsin, the daughter of Joseph F. and Julia (Organist) Sybeldon. She attended Lincoln High School in Hurley, and graduated in 1953. Patricia continued her education and earned a degree from Spencerian Business College in Milwaukee. Most of her working career was spent in Atlanta, where she was employed as an executive assistant in a large real... Full story

  • Bethany Tarnaski-Castillo

    Nov 22, 2023

    Our Angel on Earth, Bethany Tarnaski-Castillo, beloved daughter, devoted mother, sister, and empathetic friend died unexpectedly on Oct. 22, 2023, at age 42. Bethany was born in Avon Township, Michigan, on Jan. 21, 1981, daughter to James and Kristina (Juopperi) Tarnaski. Her siblings included Jeremy Boleau, Aaron Tarnaski and Matthew Juopperi. She was a wonderful mother to Ethan Tarnaski, Isabell Castillo, Hannah Castillo and Ronald Castillo Jr. Bethany was shining. She was hardworking, charming, beautiful, compassionate, creative, a... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Nov 22, 2023

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Wednesday, Nov. 22 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. Alcoholics Anonymous, open meeting, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Ironwood-Hurley Rotary Club, noon, Sharon’s Coffee Company, Hurley. Iron County Veterans Service Officer, 1-3 p.m., Mercer, Wis., Town Hall. 715-561-2190. Overeaters Anonymous,... Full story

  • Kennedy in Hurley

    Larry Holcombe|Nov 22, 2023

    HURLEY - President John F. Kennedy was assassinated 60 years ago today on Nov. 22, 1963, in Dallas. The 35th president of the United States was shot as he rode through downtown Dallas on what was essentially an early campaign trip for the coming 1964 election, looking to shore up his southern support. A little more than three and a half years before, Kennedy, then a young U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, was running for president and made a campaign stop in downtown Hurley on March 17, 1960. A... Full story