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  • Resorts count blessings with cold snap

    Feb 19, 2021

    By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD - Area ski hills are calling the recent extreme cold snap both a blessing and the third leg of a perfect storm of a crazy season. The business adjustments for COVID-19, the low amount of snow, and around 10 days of below zero temperatures are a challenge for any resort, said Bruce Noren, co-owner and general manager of Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort in Ironwood Township. Yet, the season is going better than expected, he said. The skiers...

  • Theodore 'Teddy' A. Finco Sr.

    Jan 12, 2021

    WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Theodore "Teddy" A. Finco Sr., 81, a lifelong resident of Wakefield, passed away peacefully Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital in Wausau, Wisconsin, with his family by his side. Ted was born on Nov. 5, 1939, a son of John and Domicella (Zielinski) Finco. He graduated from Wakefield High School with the class of 1957. After high school, he attended Northern Michigan University in Marquette. On Aug. 2, 1969, Ted married the former Roseann Chernak (his bride) at... Full story

  • County board hears tourism report

    Dec 24, 2020

    By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] BESSEMER — A state program can help cities and counties learn to use visitor first impressions to help identify assets and realize potential, according to a tourism specialist who spoke to the Gogebic County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday. Will Cronin, the tourism and community development educator for Michigan State University Extension, appeared virtually at the county commission regular meeting to discuss the First Impressions Tourism program. He said the program has helped marketing and d... Full story

  • Rose Marie Hakari

    Dec 9, 2020

    HURLEY, Wis. — Rose Marie Hakari, 84, of Ironwood, passed away on Nov. 25, 2020, at the Villa Maria Health and Rehabilitation Center in Hurley, where she resided for three years. Rose Marie was born Feb. 9, 1936, in Brentwood Township, daughter of Harry and Rose (Gutt) Smith, on her family’s farm near Phillips. She married Donald Nasi in 1956, and they had three sons. She devoted her life to raising her special needs son, Scotty. Rose Marie worked at Powderhorn, Kmart, Big Boy and Hulstrom’s, also known as the penny candy store. Rose Marie... Full story

  • Resorts optimistic for regional skiing

    Sep 26, 2020

    By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD — Area ski resort managers are optimistic that more regional skiers will stay closer to home this season and help boost the struggling pandemic economy in the new year. All the local ski hills and trails plan to be open with adjustments to operations that discourage crowds and lines. Area cross country ski events have gone virtual, were canceled or are still being considered. Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort in Ironwood Township is p... Full story

  • Arlene M. Gierl

    Aug 1, 2020

    BESSEMER, Mich. - Arlene Gierl, 87, of Bessemer, passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2020. Arlene was born on Sept. 6, 1932, in York, Wisconsin, daughter of the late Calvin and Elnora Mills. In 1950, she graduated from Owen High School in Owen, Wisconsin. She continued her education and graduated from Spencerian Business College in Milwaukee in 1951. On Sept. 10, 1953, Arlene was united in marriage to the love of her life, Robert "Farmer" Gierl. They enjoyed 65 wonderful years together. Farmer... Full story

  • Antonio 'Tony' U. Paterno

    May 14, 2020

    BESSEMER, Mich. - Antonio "Tony" U. Paterno, 72, of 1305 W. Lead St. Bessemer, passed away in his home after succumbing to a courageous battle against cancer. Tony was born Jan. 30, 1948, in Asiago, Italy, to the late Tarcisio and Olga (Gheller) Paterno. At the age of four, Tony and his family moved to Wonthanggi, Victoria, Australia, where he completed school. In 1972, Tony moved to Ironwood, Michigan, and began working at Big Powderhorn Mountain where he was the assistant general manager... Full story

  • Carol Jean (Thomas) Cocking

    Apr 9, 2020

    BESSEMER TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Carol Jean (Thomas) Cocking, 72, of Bessemer Township, passed away peacefully at home of natural causes on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. She was born on April 5, 1947, in Ironwood, daughter of the late Charles and Lucille (Barnecott) Thomas. Carol was raised in Hurley, Wisconsin, and graduated from J.E. Murphy High School, class of 1965. She spent much of her life in the food service industry working for various establishments including St. Sebastian Catholic School, Big... Full story

  • Skiing season closes early amidst coronavirus warnings

    Mar 23, 2020

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] The skiing season ended this past weekend on a busy note, despite recent warnings of coronavirus and various health mandates from state and national officials. Big Snow Resort featured a final day of skiing on Sunday at Indianhead Mountain in Wakefield. The same resort's Blackjack location in Wakefield Township closed on Friday. Whitecap Mountains Resort in Upson, Wis., also had its final day of skiing on Sunday. Big Powderhorn Mountain in Bessemer...

  • Leap Year Baby

    Feb 11, 2020

  • 11th annual Sisu Ski Fest kicks off

    Jan 10, 2020

    By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD - The 11th Sisu Ski Fest promises to be the biggest ever but it won't lose it's small-town charm, according to organizers. There are 750 racers who pre-registered for Saturday's cross-country ski race as compared to 680 skiers last year, said Jackie Powers, Sisu race director. Spectators might find the best locations to watch at Kinnunen Road, Riverside Drive and at the "Finnish line" at Aurora and Lowell streets downtown. "We had skiers fr... Full story

  • Fire! Fire!

    Jan 3, 2020

  • Gogebic Range rings in 2020

    Jan 2, 2020

    By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP - The fireworks were vivid under star-filled skies and snow covered ski hills and the sounds crackled sharply in the cold air to give crowds of patrons and community a memorial New Year's Eve celebration. It was convenient for people wanting to see more than one display. The torchlight parade and fireworks got underway just before 8 p.m. at Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort. That left enough time to drive over to enjoy another...

  • Skiers enjoy warm Sunday at Indianhead Mountain

    Dec 30, 2019

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] WAKEFIELD - Temperatures near 40 degrees brought steady traffic to the slopes at Big Snow Resort's Indianhead location on Sunday. The impending New Year's holiday attracted numerous folks from other states to enjoy the snow that apparently is in short supply elsewhere. The Daily Globe talked to people from Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Missouri, North Dakota and Vermont. "The snow starts about Wausau and progressively gets better and better," said Thomas...

  • Families come together for festivities, fun

    Dec 26, 2019

    By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD - Christmas is a time when many friends and families gather from near and far, with many returning home for a visit. Traditions often arise - like attending worship, gathering for meals and even last minute shopping for gifts to be exchanged. Tuesday - Christmas Eve - was busy with last minute shoppers visiting local stores up until most of them closed earlier than usual to allow employees to spend time with families. Ron and Mary Ann...

  • Appleton couple enjoys life on slopes

    Dec 17, 2019

    By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP — When winter arrives Fran Frye and Mark Stoeger leave Appleton, Wisconsin for the slopes of the Upper Peninsula. The two rent a condo and along with season passes they are ski patrol volunteers at Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort. “It’s our first day at Powderhorn but not our first day skiing this year,” Frye said Monday. “We ski patrol at Pine Mountain and we were there a little while yesterday.” The conditions were perfect, sh...

  • Let There Be Snow

    Dec 12, 2019

  • Gogebic Range winter sports season under way

    Nov 14, 2019

    By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] ERWIN TOWNSHIP - This week's storms brought enough snow to the Gogebic Range that local winter sport enthusiasts were able to get out and enjoy some of the area's trails with two weeks of November still on the calendar. Roughly 18 inches of snow fell at ABR Trails in Erwin Township, according to co-owner Angela Santini, which was enough to open 43 kilometers of cross country ski trails on the property Wednesday. The open trails featured a mix of...

  • Copper Peak gala attracts support

    Oct 14, 2019

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] BESSEMER - A 50th anniversary celebration of Ironwood's Copper Peak ski-flying hill was well-received on Saturday evening, with about 125 people enjoying the event at Powderhorn Mountain Resort's Caribou Lodge in Bessemer. Dubbed as "Copper Peak Goes Gold," the semiformal event began with a social, a pop-up shop and a silent auction, for which items were artfully displayed in the lobby and illuminated by glittering gold snowflake lights. Afterward,...

  • Wolverine Ski Trails to host winter triathlon

    Feb 23, 2019

    IRONWOOD - Wolverine Ski Trails will host the Mountains of the Midwest winter triathlon on Saturday, March 2. The race will include a 6k skate or classic cross-country ski, 8k fat tire bike ride and a 5k snowshoe. Racers can do all three disciplines or form teams of three competitors. The event starts at 10 a.m. at trails on Sunset Road east of Section 12 Road in Ironwood Township. Online registration is available at wolverinenordic.com. Walk-in registrations will be taken at Cold Iron Brewing...

  • State politicians hear concerns from Range residents

    Feb 9, 2019

    By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] IRONWOOD - The two men representing Gogebic County in the Michigan legislature were in town Friday visiting with local officials and holding a public town hall to hear the area's concerns. State Sen. Ed McBroom (R-Vulcan) and state Rep. Greg Markkanen (R-Hancock) said they visited the area repeatedly during their 2018 campaigns for the 38th senate district and 11th state house district respectively and didn't want the community to think it was...

  • Hitting the slopes

    Feb 7, 2019

  • Snow enthusiasts gather for Cat Clowder

    Feb 4, 2019

    By BRYAN HELLIOS [email protected] BESSEMER - The amount of snow in the Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan is irresistible for many snowmobile and skiing enthusiasts. Ted Olson and his son, Tyler, of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., traveled to Bessemer this past weekend in search of snow so they could ride their sleds. "The trails are not open by us yet," Ted Olson said. While staying in the area, they took in the Cat Clowder event at Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort Saturday. "At first I thought...

  • Fat bike fans explore Wolverine trails

    Jan 14, 2019

    By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] IRONWOOD TOWNSHP - For some, the arrival of snow means it's time to put their bikes away. For fat tire bike riders, snow means it's time to get their bikes out and hit the trails. They had the chance to explore some new ones this weekend as the Sisu Dirt Crew hosted a fat bike tryout Sunday as part of the Sisu Ski Fest's weekend of activities. "(It's going) good - sunny, not really cold. It's perfect," Sisu Dirt Crew's Tom Bergman said. The event...

  • Community calendar

    Jan 12, 2019

    Saturday, Jan. 12 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. Sisu Awards Ceremony, 1:30 p.m., Ironwood Memorial Building. Community Pickleball Paddlers, 2-5 p.m., Mercer School gymnasium. 715-776-4588. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Sisu After Party, with Conga Se Menne, 7 p.m., Historic Ironwood Theatre. Sunday, Jan. 13 Fat Bike Demo, 11 a.m., Snow Summit Road... Full story

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