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  • Gambles building scheduled for demolition

    Jun 20, 2024

    By DAMIIAN LANG [email protected] BESSEMER — Members of the Bessemer Downtown Development Authority learned on June 12 that the demolition of what is known as “the old Gambles building” on Sophie Street has been scheduled for directly after July 4. Demolition of the building has been made possible by funding from the State Land Grant Authority, with coordination by Gogebic County Treasurer Lisa Hewitt. Members voted to purchase two signs to be placed on the building. The signs read “Big Things Are Happening” and “Bessemer DDA Project in P...

  • Gogebic County joins interlocal materials management unit

    Jun 20, 2024

    By PAMELA JANSSON [email protected] BESSEMER — The Gogebic County Board of Commissioners voted on June 12 to enter an interlocal agreement with several other western U.P. counties in relation to materials management. Board Chairman James Lorenson said that the Western U.P. Planning and Development Region will serve as the central planning agency for the interlocal group. No discussion occurred on the decision, but board members had agreed in previous meetings that it made sense to team up with the other counties, which include O...

  • Gogebic County emergency services prepare for August millage vote

    Jun 20, 2024

    By PAMELA JANSSON [email protected] BESSEMER — Members of the Ambulance Committee of the Gogebic County Board of Commissioners learned at their June 12 meeting that the county is preparing for an Aug. 6 vote on its ambulance millage. According to James Lorenson, who chairs both the committee and the board, the county now receives 3-part support in ambulance services from Beacon Ambulance Service Inc. in Ironwood; Aspirus MedEvac of Wausau, Wisconsin; and a group of first responders in Watersmeet. “Beacon is interested in a ren...

  • AKC holds national large-pack championship

    Jun 20, 2024

    By PAMELA JANSSON [email protected] GOGEBIC RANGE - While many folks were sleeping in on Saturday morning, a flurry of activity was occurring at the park pavilion of the Gogebic-Iron County Airport in North Ironwood. Shortly after dawn, dogs were everywhere - specifically elite, purebred, fully qualified beagles - in anticipation of the American Kennel Club's large-pack championship. Butch Saari of North Ironwood, who was one of the local event representatives, said it has been about...

  • Like, wow! Area museums hop with activity

    Jun 20, 2024

    By DAMIIAN LANG [email protected] GOGEBIC RANGE - In case you did not already know it, area museums have a lot going on this summer. In the past week, The Globe visited just two area museums in Erwin Township and in Marenisco Township. But the tri-county area has 11 total museums listed here, and each of them make a unique mark on regional heritage. These houses of history are filled with a great variety of interest, fascination and intrigue, and offer unique opportunities for family outin...

  • District pairings announced for next year

    Jun 20, 2024

    By JASON JUNO [email protected] IRONWOOD --- The Ironwood boys basketball team will be staying home in the district tournament, while the girls basketball and volleyball teams ended up with as tough a draw as anybody in the Upper Peninsula. The Michigan High School Athletic Association announced the district pairings and sites this month. The Red Devils move up to Division 3 for all three sports in the 2024-25 school year thanks to a bump in enrollment. The boys basketball team is the host of the D-3 District 65 tournament. It last host...

  • Bessemer City Council sets value on city manager role

    Jun 13, 2024

    By DAMIIAN LANG [email protected] BESSEMER — The Bessemer City Council voted Monday evening to offer $70,000 to $90,000 to a successful candidate for city manager. The offer would be contingent upon the candidate possessing at least five years of municipal government experience and a bachelor’s degree. According to related statements, the candidate also would receive standard city benefits, including a 2% defined benefit pension; medical, dental and vision insurance; and paid time off. In other news, the council also approved sug...

  • High scoring all-stars put on a show in Border Bash

    Jun 13, 2024

    By CORTNEY OFSTAD Special to The Globe IRONWOOD - Scoring was not in short supply as more than 400 points were scored between two games during the annual Kiwanis Classic All Star Border Bash on Thursday night at the Lindquist Center at Gogebic Community College. The spectators in attendance got an offensive show during game 1, as the Northern Michigan girls defeated the Northern Wisconsin girls 118-98. According to Russ Maki, event organizer and Kiwanis member, it was a new record for the highes...

  • Community Calendar

    Jun 13, 2024

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, June 13 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....

  • Michael 'Mike' Lawrence Machesky

    Jun 13, 2024

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Michael "Mike" Lawrence Machesky of Champaign, Illinois, was born on Feb. 25, 1952, in Bessemer, Michigan, and passed on May 21, 2024, in New Haven, Connecticut, at the age of 72. Michael was a curious and gentle soul who had the rare ability to use humor to share his insights with others. He was loved by many and will be dearly missed. Born to Shirley and Lawrence Machesky, he spent much of his childhood across the globe, including places as far away as Indonesia. Despite...

  • Clyde Martin Taivalmaa

    Jun 13, 2024

    IRONWOOD, Mich. - Clyde Martin Taivalmaa, 77, of Erwin Township, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2024, at home, surrounded by family. Clyde was born July 4, 1946, the son of Martin and Helmi (Salo) Taivalmaa. After graduating from A.D. Johnston High School in Bessemer, he enlisted in the National Guard for six years, attaining the rank of sergeant. He then worked at United Parcel Service for 32 years. On July 20, 1968, Clyde was united in marriage to his loving and devoted wife, the former...

  • Bessemer planners approve site plan for Iron Belle Apartments

    Jun 6, 2024

    By DAMIIAN LANG [email protected] BESSEMER — Members of the Bessemer Planning Commission unanimously approved a site plan for a proposed 8-unit apartment building targeted for Moore Street, south of the Iron Belle Trail. A zoning permit to build has not yet been approved for the pending complex. After a previous request from Bucknell Enterprises, Pat Coleman of North of 45 had been hired to review the Bucknell application. After receiving Coleman’s recommendations, Chad Bucknell then made adjustments to the plan. In other news, com...

  • Doris 'Dora' Piazza Maccani

    Jun 6, 2024

    SAINT PAUL, Minn. - Doris "Dora" Piazza Maccani, our beloved mother, Nonna and Bisnonna passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on May 27, 2024, at Carondelet Village in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Born on Jan. 17, 1923, to Italian immigrants Lorenzo and Maria (Delfavero) Piazza, Dora arrived on a cold winter day along with her twin sister, Flora. Weighing a little over three pounds at birth, Dora was frail at life's beginning. Her precious life blossomed and she lived life fully for 101 y...

  • Joanne Marie Tomczak

    Jun 6, 2024

    MAUSTON, Wis. - Joanne Marie Tomczak, age 69, a resident of Mauston, Wisconsin, died at her home on May 13, 2024. Joanne was born in Wakefield, Michigan, and grew up in Bessemer, Michigan. She graduated from A.D. Johnston High School in 1973. She worked as a physical therapist aide at Grandview Hospital for many years. She also was a nurse's aide at several facilities and in the home as well as a housekeeper and seamstress. Joanne enjoyed things such as coloring, looking at photos, and visiting...

  • Theodore 'Theo' Joseph Fabbri

    Jun 6, 2024

    ASHLAND, Wis. - Theodore "Theo" Joseph Fabbri was born on May 28, 2024, at 10:05 p.m., at Tamarack Health in Ashland. Shortly after a healthy and successful birth, Theodore began to have complications breathing and was transported to the NICU in Duluth, Minnesota. After battling for his life over the following days and nights, Theodore passed away peacefully in his parents arms and was called back home to God on May 31, at 12:47 p.m. Theodore leaves behind his loving parents, Dominic and...

  • Bessemer boys break two UP records at Kingsford

    Jun 6, 2024

    By JASON JUNO [email protected] KINGSFORD — The Bessemer boys relay team that’s been winning races all year went into Kingsford pretty much convinced they would win the 4x100 relay and likely break the U.P. record in the process. And they were right. What surprised them was that they went home with two U.P. records. They improved their time by two seconds and set the new standard in the 4x200 relay as well. It was a great day for them and other area athletes at the U.P. track-and-field finals despite a period of wet weather. Tommy Trudg...

  • Gogebic softball team wins 1st district title

    Jun 6, 2024

    By JASON JUNO [email protected] NORWAY --- The Gogebic Miners softball team, made up of players from Bessemer and Wakefield-Marenisco, isn’t all that old, starting play back in 2017. The district drought at both schools in basketball dates back longer than that. The Bessemer girls last won one on the hardwood in 2006 and it was 2004 for Wakefield-Marenisco. The Miners softball team jumped for joy as coach Kassi Huotari brought them the softball district championship trophy, the softball program’s first, after they beat North Dic...

  • Community Calendar

    Jun 6, 2024

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, June 6 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....

  • Bessemer City Council approves 2024 operating millage

    May 30, 2024

    By DAMIIAN LANG [email protected] BESSEMER — The Bessemer City Council approved on Tuesday a total millage of 18.2719 to be levied on July 1. It includes an operational millage of 17.2765 and a millage of .9954 for the Bessemer Public Library. This represents no change since 2023 and accounts for a 1.0 Headlee Rollback. On the related 2024 Tax Rate Request form, the taxable value of all properties in the city as of May 28 was just over $40 million, or specifically, $40,018,664. Council members also: —Approved the placement of del...

  • Hurley City Council reviews 2023 audit

    May 30, 2024

    By PAMELA JANSSON [email protected] BESSEMER — In a special meeting on Tuesday, members of the Hurley City Council reviewed an audit for the year ending 2023. The report was issued by CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, known as CLA and based in Minneapolis. Mayor Joanne Bruneau said after the meeting that she is not sure when the council will approve it. The report noted that the city had $2.2 million in revenues, which was $90,000 beyond budget predictions. However, the city also had $2.7 million in expenses, which was over budget by $246,000 d...

  • Bessemer honors Memorial Day at Hillcrest Cemetery

    May 30, 2024

    By Damiian Lang [email protected] BESSEMER — A beautiful, sunny morning at Hillcrest Cemetery was the setting for a Memorial Day Ceremony in Bessemer. Hosting the ceremony were the Bessemer VFW Post 3673 and American Legion Post 27. VFW Vice Commander William McDonald and American Legion Commander Donna Frello shared the platform with other key participants, including Bessemer Mayor Peter Tacconelli. Master of Ceremonies John Frello, the Gogebic County Veterans Affairs officer, welcomed the approximately 150 veterans and civilians in a...

  • Gogebic County to hire caseworker to aid indigents

    May 30, 2024

    By PAMELA JANSSON [email protected] BESSEMER — The Gogebic County Board of Commissioners approved on May 22 the hiring of a caseworker to help process indigent residents in need of services in this county. County administrator Juliane Giackino said that Joel Massie, the local administrator for the Michigan Indigent Defense Commission, will hire the new employee. The expected terms for the new hiree will be 20 hours per week at $30 per hour, said Giackino. Giackino told commissioners that the person hired will pose no cost to the c...

  • AD Johnston High School presents 26 diplomas

    May 30, 2024

    By PAMELA JANSSON [email protected] BESSEMER - Twenty-six students graduated from A.D. Johnston High School during a commencement ceremony on May 24. Held in the high school gym, the ceremony included words of wisdom from top students and officials, along with a presentation of a flower from each student to a loved one. "Embrace every second," said Nicholas Heikkila, 7-12 dean of students and administrative athletic director, in his welcome. He also told students to "be useful" and...

  • John Richard Kahila

    May 30, 2024

    WAKEFIELD, Mich. - John Richard Kahila, 77, of Wakefield, Michigan, passed away on Monday, May 20, 2024, at Aspirus Ironwood Hospital in Ironwood. John was born on April 3, 1947, in Bessemer Township, the son of Kauno and Evelyn June (Grenfell) Kahila. He attended A.D. Johnston High School in Bessemer and graduated in 1965. John completed a 32-week manpower development and training course at Michigan Technological University in Houghton and earned a certificate as a head sawyer. John enlisted...

  • Community Calendar

    May 30, 2024

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, May 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. Al...

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