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  • Rowe, Engler, Joki among multiple winners at 36th Kraemer Invitational

    Pat Krause|May 5, 2015

    IRONWOOD - West Iron County finished in first place in the girls division, while Ashland took home the gold on the boys side at the 36th annual Jack Kraemer Invitational Track Meet at Longyear Field on Monday. It was the third straight Kraemer title for both the Wykons and Ashland, not counting the 2013 meet which was canceled due to poor weather conditions. Weather has played a major role in disrupting recent Kraemers. In its first 19-years of existence, the Kraemer was never plagued by a...

  • Council approves road repair bid

    Richard Jenkins|May 5, 2015

    BESSEMER - With only one bid submitted, it was a relatively easy choice for the Bessemer City Council Monday night when they accepted Snow Country Contracting's bid for the reconstruction of North Moore Street. The repair, which will see a complete reconstruction of the street between U.S. 2 and Mary Street, is scheduled to be completed by July 31, according to City Manager Michael Uskiewicz. "A total reconstruct ... sidewalk, curb and gutter," said Uskiewicz, explaining the extent of the...

  • Seere L. Nordine

    May 5, 2015

    BRUCE CROSSING, Mich. - Seere L. Nordine, 93, passed peacefully in her sleep on May 2, 2015. Seere was born on Jan. 25, 1922, to Finnish immigrants Charles and Aliina Huhtala on the North Baltimore Road in Bruce Crossing, where she has was a lifelong resident. She attended the one-room North Baltimore School through eighth grade and graduated from Ewen High School in 1939. In 1940, she graduated from Suomi College with a two-year degree in business (which she completed in one year), while...

  • Pamela 'Pammy' (LaPointe) Schlosser

    May 5, 2015

    GRAND VIEW, Wis. — Pamela “Pammy” (LaPointe) Schlosser, 62, of Grand View, passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on Sunday, May 3, 2015, at her home in Grand View. She was born Jan. 25, 1953, in Houghton, Mich., the daughter of Phillip and Florence (Rabideaux) LaPointe. Pam was a 1971 graduate of White Pine (Mich.) High School. She continued her schooling at Gogebic Community College in Ironwood, Mich., where she received her LPN certificate. Pam married Mike Schlosser on July 7, 1974, in White Pine. They resided in Wisco...

  • Charlotte 'Chod' Jenkins

    May 5, 2015

    WATERSMEET, Mich. — Charlotte “Chod” Jenkins, 81, a longtime resident of Watersmeet, died Monday, May 4, 2015, at her home. She was born Nov. 10, 1933, in Land O’ Lakes, Wis., to Wiley and Myrtle Sparks. Charlotte worked for 31 years for the U.S. Forestry Service in Watersmeet. She loved to spend her time with her family, especially her kids and all her grandchildren. Charlotte was an outdoor enthusiast who loved to grow flowers, greenery, camp and walk. She was a Lioness member in Watersmeet and an avid Ladies Aide member at her local churche...

  • Community Calendar

    May 5, 2015

    Tuesday, May 5 Gogebic County Veterans Service Officer, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Ironwood Memorial Building. 906-667-1110. Mercer Schools, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., mexican fiesta and lunch, Mercer School in the Home Economics Room, Mercer. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Cribbage, 1 p.m., Mercer (Wis.) Public Library. 715-476-2366. Dinner and a Movie for grades 2-6, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Ironwood Carnegie Library. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, Ironwood. area74.org. Narcotics Anony...

  • Michigan voters head to polls today

    Richard Jenkins|May 5, 2015

    BESSEMER — While most Michigan voters taking part in today’s election will only be voting on a statewide proposal to change the way state roads are funded, voters within the limits of the Wakefield-Marenisco School District will also be voting on a proposed bond to replace the district’s school buses. If approved, the 0.6 mill increase that the district is asking for would generate $395,000, according to information on the district’s website. The 0.6 mill, which translates to 60 cents for each $1,000 of a property’s taxable value, would las...

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