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Articles from the November 30, 2023 edition


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  • Ironwood looks toward downtown improvements

    Nov 30, 2023

    By LARRY HOLCOMBE [email protected] IRONWOOD — Ironwood moved closer to adopting a new Downtown Development Plan and the creation of a related Tax Incremental Financing (TIF) Plan on Monday as the city commission acknowledged the introduction of an ordinance which would set it all in motion. The commission then called a special meeting that was to be held Wednesday evening (after deadline) for the purpose of adopting the ordinance. The Downtown Ironwood Development Authority has been working on the Downtown Development Plan and T...

  • Area's first winter storm big on cold, short on snow

    Nov 30, 2023

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] The season's first snowstorm at the start of this week did not bring as many inches as anticipated, but it definitely made winter official. As many as 15 inches were predicted for the western U.P., but the official total for the two-day event measured for National Weather Service at the Gogebic-Iron Wastewater Treatment Facility in Ironwood was 4 inches, as of 7 a.m. Tuesday. That brought the season total to 6.9 inches, compared to 48 inches on the same...

  • Bessemer VFW serves Thanksgiving feast to hundreds

    Nov 30, 2023

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] BESSEMER — Community spirit was as plentiful as food at an annual Thanksgiving dinner at VFW Post 3673 in Bessemer. “We figure we have about 225 people dining inside,” said VFW Quartermaster John Frello to a crowd of folks clapping in response on Nov. 23. “If anybody leaves here hungry, it’s your fault.” Frello added that an additional 200 people were getting takeouts. “Something like this doesn’t happen without a large number of volunteers,” he said. Frello told The Globe that “probably 40 or 50 people...

  • Community Calendar

    Nov 30, 2023

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, Nov. 30 Bessemer St. Vincent de Paul, financial assistance, 9-10 a.m.; food pantry, 10 a.m. to noon. 906-663-4436. 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 Officer, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Wakefield City Hall; 1-2 p.m., Watersmeet Township; 2:45-3:15 p.m., Marenisco Township. 906-667-1110....

  • Carol Cleone Chiapuzio

    Nov 30, 2023

    BESSEMER, Mich. — Carol Cleone Chiapuzio, 84, of Bessemer, lost her battle with Parkinson's on Nov. 21, 2023. Carol was born on Nov. 30, 1938, in Covington, a daughter of Glen and Hilma Thiede. She graduated from Luther. L. Wright High School in Ironwood with the class of 1957. On April 30, 1960, Carol was united in marriage to the love of her life, James, at Christ the King Catholic Church in Ramsay, by the Rev. Louis C. Cappo. Together they were blessed with four children. James preceded C...

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