Articles from the December 1, 2022 edition

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Bessemer council OKs water project

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] BESSEMER — Members of the Bessemer City Council voted on Monday evening to approve preliminary work in relation to a new $2 million project for water system improvements. The project was proposed by Darren...


Stoked for the season

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] BESSEMER TOWNSHIP - Skiers and snowboarders flocked to Black River Basin last weekend as Snowriver Mountain Resort opened the site on Thanksgiving Day - the...


Julie FlemingSmith

FOLEY, Ala. — Julie FlemingSmith passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home in Foley, on Sept. 23, 2022. She was born on Dec. 7, 1958. She was a 1977 graduate of Ewen-Trout Creek High School. She played first clarinet in the band and lettered... Full story


Nathan Wayne Mattila

IRONWOOD, Mich. - Nathan Wayne Mattila passed from this earth, at the age of 55, to be with his dear Father in heaven for eternity on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022. He was blessed to be at home with his... Full story


Sherry Fay (Risku) Kapugia

WAKEFIELD, Mich. — Sherry Fay (Risku) Kapugia, 78, of Wakefield, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022. Sherry was born in Bessemer, to John (Bill) and Feimi (Fay) (Leppala) Risku, on Feb. 4, 1944. She married Curt Matthew Kapugia on March 18,... Full story


Branden Richard Colassaco

MARKESAN, Wis. - Branden Richard Colassaco left us on Nov. 10, 2022, at the age of 44. He was reunited with his parents, Uncle Charlie, Uncle Butchy, Aunt Sharon, Grandma Violet, Grandpa John, and... Full story


Donna Marie Eifolla

MARSHFIELD, Wis. - Donna Marie Eifolla, 67, of Saxon, passed away on Monday, Nov. 14, 2022, at the Marshfield Medical Center. She was born to Norbert J. and Mayona (Rowe) Buinowski on April 17, 1955,... Full story


Eric Kenneth Matusewic

RIDGECREST, Calif. - Eric Kenneth Matusewic has passed away unexpectedly at the age of 40. Eric was born on May 2, 1982, in Burlington, Vermont, to Michael Matusewic and Catherine Liberty. He spent... Full story


Carolyn Dianne Niemi

IRONWOOD, Mich. — Carolyn Dianne Niemi, 81, of Ironwood, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022. A complete obituary will be published at a later date. Jerald Rocco, owner and manager of Lakeside Memorial Chapel Inc., in Wakefield, is assisting... Full story


Angeline Virginia 'Angie' Wilson

IRONWOOD, Mich. — Angeline Virginia "Angie" Wilson left this life to be with her loved ones on Nov. 18, 2022. She was born on May 21, 1928, to John and Anna Conedera in Milwaukee. As a young girl, the family moved to Berkeley, California. She... Full story


John W. Gerry

HURLEY, Wis. - John W. Gerry, 99, a longtime resident of South Carey, died peacefully on Nov. 23, 2022, at Villa Maria nursing home in Hurley. John was born in Hurley, on Oct. 25, 1923, to John and... Full story


Darlene Annette Kangas Perlberg

IRONWOOD, Mich. — Darlene Annette Kangas Perlberg, 84, of Ironwood, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022. A complete obituary will be published at a later date. Jerald Rocco, owner and manager of Lakeside Memorial Chapel Inc., in Wakefield, is... Full story


Patricia A. DiLuna

HURLEY, Wis. - Patricia A. DiLuna, 90, Hurley, passed away peacefully at Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital in Laurium, Michigan, on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022. Pat, or Patsy, as she was known to her friends,... Full story


Audrey Genevieve Skoviera

CHASKA, Minn. - Audrey Genevieve Skoviera, age 91, of Ironwood, Michigan, died peacefully with loving family by her side Nov. 21, 2022, at Auburn Manor in Chaska, Minnesota. Audrey was born June 5,... Full story


James C. Dennis

MONTREAL, Wis. – James C. Dennis, 90, of Montreal, went to be with the Lord, on Friday, Nov. 25, 2022, at his home, with his family by his side. A complete obituary will be published at a later date. Jerald Rocco, owner and manager of Lakeside... Full story


Ralph Richard Wirtanen

IRONWOOD, Mich. - Ralph Richard Wirtanen, 69, of Ironwood, died on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, after suffering a fatal heart attack. Ralph was born in Bessemer Township, on Dec. 17, 1952, to T. R. and... Full story


Community Calendar

Email calendar items and community news to [email protected] For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, Dec. 1 Bessemer St. Vincent de Paul, financial assistance, 9-10 a.m.; food pantry, 10 a.m. to noon. 906-663-4436. Mercer Health and... Full story


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