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  • Mercer snowmobile trails open

    Dec 7, 2019

    By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] MERCER, Wis. - Around half of the 255 miles of funded snowmobile trails in the Mercer area are now open, according to the nonprofit group that maintains them. Members of the Mercer Area Sno-Goers Inc., snowmobile club attended the Iron County Parks and Recreation meeting Thursday and were present when the committee approved opening day Thursday, said Tom Ziegler, vice president of the Sno-Goers. "There is probably more than 50% of trails open right...

  • MTA members retain same leadership for 2020

    Dec 7, 2019

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] MARENISCO - Members of the Gogebic County Chapter of the Michigan Townships Association voted Thursday evening to reinstate the same officers for duty in 2020. Remaining in charge are Chairman John Cox, Treasurer Hope Tarnaski, and Secretary Vicky Finco. Cox noted that next year's service term will run only until Nov. 20 because he does not plan to run again next fall for his current seat as Wakefield Township supervisor. Although a new MTA chairman must...

  • Frost Friday

    Dec 7, 2019

  • Town of Pence gets over $600,000 in USDA funds

    Dec 7, 2019

    By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] WASHINGTON — The town of Pence is in line to receive over $600,000 in federal funds to help with a sewer project, the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Rural Development announced recently. “It's great (to hear about the funding),” said Pence town chairman Michael Paternoster. “It's been a longtime coming — a lot of paperwork, a lot of work.” The total award of $638,000 in federal money is split between $398,000 in grant funds and $240,000 in loans, according to the announcement, and is part of a $...

  • Community Calendar

    Dec 7, 2019

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Saturday, Dec. 7 Christmas Faire, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Wakefield VFW. Union Station Food Pantry and Northern Food Bank, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 252 E. Ayer St., Ironwood. Alcoholics Anonymous, 11 a.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Community Pickleball Paddlers, 2-5 p.m., Mercer School gymnasium. 715-776-4588. Jack Frost Festival Parade, 6 p.m., Aurora Street downtown Ironwood, followed by concert by Gogebic Range Concert Band... Full story

  • Leona Marie (Morien) T'Niemi

    Dec 7, 2019

    BIG RAPIDS, Mich. - Leona Marie (Morien) T'Niemi, 94, passed away in Big Rapids on Nov. 29, 2019. She was born in Wausau, Wis., on May 18, 1925, to the late Anton and Augusta Morien. She moved to Rockland as a teenager and graduated with the class of 1944. On Sept.15, 1945, she married William T'Niemi, in Ontonagon, where they lived for 66 years. Leona was an excellent baker, an avid reader, a great seamstress and she had a "green thumb" with her plants. Her aloe plants are prolific. Leona is... Full story

  • Jeanette M. Penegor

    Dec 7, 2019

    MINNEAPOLIS - Jeanette M. Penegor, 76, of Watertown, Minn., died Monday Dec. 2, 2019, at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Dec. 18, at 1 p.m., at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Watertown. Jeanette Marie (Chaput) Penegor was born May 10, 1943, in Hancock, Mich., the daughter of Edward and Bertha (Frisk) Chaput. She grew up in the Upper Peninsula and graduated from White Pine High School in 1961. Jeanette was united in marriage with Dale Penegor... Full story

  • Michael Dennis "Mike" Ravelli

    Dec 7, 2019

    WAKEFIELD, Mich. — Michael Dennis “Mike” Ravelli, 63, of Wakefield, passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2019. Mike was born Dec. 21, 1955, in Wakefield, son of the late Dennis and Judy (Pezzetti) Ravelli. He graduated from Wakefield High School and attended Northern Michigan University. On June 26, 1976, Mike married Sherry Wienandt. He worked many different jobs in his life but mainly for lumber companies as a kiln operator, sawyer, green chain operator and yard associate. Mike enjoyed playing on softball and dartball leagues, hunting and fishi... Full story

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