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Articles from the November 23, 2022 edition

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  • Snow blankets region

    Nov 23, 2022

    By MEGAN HUGHES [email protected] IRONWOOD - A heavy blanket of snow hit the Northwoods last week, as temperatures dropped below freezing for several days and lake effect snow fell. The snow began falling heavily on Thursday, continuing into the weekend, with area schools closing on Friday due to the weather. According to the National Weather Service, 19.8 inches of snow fell in Ironwood in the 24-hour period ending Friday at 7 a.m. Another 5.0 inches fell through Saturday at 7 a.m.,...

  • Bernard 'Tony' Anthony Proft Jr.

    Nov 23, 2022

    ESKO, Minn. - Bernard "Tony" Anthony Proft Jr., 75, of Esko, passed away on Nov. 11, 2022, surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was born on Sept. 16, 1947, to Bernard and Helen (Derubeis) Proft in Bessemer, Michigan. Tony grew up in a close-knit neighborhood in a small town where he developed into a warm, caring individual. From a young age, he was helping out in his parent's mom and pop grocery store. Tony had few strangers in his life - because those who met Tony from the beginning...

  • Stanley J. Servia

    Nov 23, 2022

    BESSEMER, Mich. – Stanley J. Servia, 91, of Bessemer, a prominent retired longtime businessman died on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. He was born in Norway, Michigan, on Jan. 12, 1931, son of the late Joseph and Esther Servia and moved to Bessemer with his parents in 1946. On Nov. 29, 1952, he was married to Loretta Tarnaski, also of Bessemer. They made their home in Bessemer and celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 29, 2002. In 1950, Stanley started at the Peterson mine and worked t...

  • Patsy Kivi

    Nov 23, 2022

    BESSEMER, Mich. – Patsy Kivi, 75, of Bessemer, passed away on Nov. 17, 2022, with her family by her side. A full obituary will follow. The family has chosen McKevitt-Patrick Funeral Home of Ironwood to honor Patsy’s legacy of life. You can leave condolences or a tribute at

  • Donna M. Eifolla

    Nov 23, 2022

    MARSHFIELD, Wis. – Donna M. Eifolla, 67, of Saxon, passed away on Monday, Nov. 14, 2022, at the Marshfield Medical Center. Private family services are taking place. A full obituary to follow. The family has chosen McKevitt-Patrick Funeral Home to honor Donna's legacy of life. For more information visit

  • Hurley hears report about State Report Card

    Nov 23, 2022

    By LARRY HOLCOMBE [email protected] HURLEY — The Hurley Board of Education heard from administrators about the district’s recently released State Report Card. Elementary principal Steve Lombardo and middle/high school principal Melissa Oja said they were overall pleased with the scores. Lombardo said the elementary scores were based on a statewide standardized test taken by all third through fifth graders last spring. He said Hurley’s elementary students scored 72.3%, which was up from 71% last year, putting the district in the “exce...

  • Community Calendar

    Nov 23, 2022

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Wednesday, Nov. 23 Christian Men of the Northland, 6:30 a.m., Uptown Cafe, Ironwood. 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. DOVE Support Group, noon-2 p.m. 906-932-4990. Ironwood-Hurley Rotary Club, 12:15 p.m., Elk and Hound Restaurant,...

  • Pearl D. Cornetto

    Nov 23, 2022

    GILE, Wis. — On Nov. 15, 2022, after 100 years, Pearl D. Carnetto began her final journey. She was born on Aug. 11, 1922, in Boniface, Michigan, to David P. and Helen A. Galarno. The family settled in Gurney, Wisconsin. Pearl graduated salutatorian from Saxon High School. In 1941, she married Joseph Cornetto, her husband of 57 years, and they raised three children in Gile. She worked at Rigoni's Bakery and Sellstroms. Pearl was passionate about travel, and in her lifetime she had adventures in all 50 states as well as 29 countries. She v...

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