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Raymond Joseph Baker

WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Raymond Joseph Baker, 71 of Wakefield passed away peacefully on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, at Gogebic Medical Care Facility in Wakefield. Raymond was born June 23, 1950, to Ina and... Full story

 

Wakefield Township opts out of Indianhead water system

WAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP — Members of the Wakefield Township Board of Trustees voted on Tuesday evening to refuse an offer to take over the Indianhead Mountain water system. “My thoughts are that we don’t have a water operator,” said Supervisor...

 

Frank P. O'Berto

HURLEY, Wis., – Frank P. O'Berto, 88, of Iron Belt, passed away on April 10, 2021, at the Villa Maria Health and Rehabilitation Facility in Hurley. Frank was born on Dec. 4, 1932, in Ironwood,... Full story

 

Ski season wraps up on Gogebic Range

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] Another year of skiing has largely come to an end as some of the local ski hills that were still open wrapped up operations this past weekend. Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort’s website showed the ski hi...

 
 By Tom LaVenture    News    March 19, 2021

GRWA readies for Wakefield decision

RAMSAY — As the city of Wakefield prepares for a decision on assuming control of the Indianhead Water system, the board of the current operator, Gogebic Range Water Authority, sought to learn more about the option at its virtual meeting on March...

 

Whitecap ends skiing season; three other hills still open

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] Given scarce snow all season and a current warming trend, the skiing season is now closed for Whitecap Mountains Resort in Upson, Wis. "This is the last day,"...

 

First 'Muk Up' ski benefit offers sun, speed

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] BESSEMER TOWNSHIP - The first "Muk Up" ski race event had good weather and plenty of participants and fans on Saturday at Blackjack Mountain. "I hope...

 

$1.4 million grant sought for road to proposed casino

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] WAKEFIELD Township — A six-year-old dream of establishing a hotel and casino complex at the top of Indianhead Mountain in Wakefield Township is inching closer to reality as plans are now in the works to const... Full story

 

New year welcomed with torchlight parade, fireworks

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] WAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP — The annual New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade and Fireworks display on Thursday at Blackjack Mountain ski resort attracted hundreds of vacationing skiers and area residents to...

 

Mt. Zion opens for the season

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] IRONWOOD — Mt. Zion opened for the season on Monday after a brief delay due to a lack of snow. “It went pretty good actually. It went as expected,” said Jim Vanderspoel, director of Gogebic Community...

 

Cecil B. Powell

DULUTH, Minn. - Cecil B. Powell, age 96, of Ashland, Wisconsin, passed away Monday, Oct 19, 2020, at Essentia Health-Saint Mary's Medical Center in Duluth. Cecil was born March 25, 1924, in Bryant,... Full story

 

Allen Eugene Porter

NEW BRIGHTON, Minn. — Allen Eugene Porter, age 89, died on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, in New Brighton. A native of the Twin Cities, he was a part-time resident of Bessemer for the past 20 years along with his late wife, Jeannine. He served on the ski... Full story

 

ORV/snowmobile trail gains support in Ironwood

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD - The Ironwood Parks and Recreation Committee on Monday approved a resolution to support an organization's efforts to extend the western Upper...

 

Resorts optimistic for regional skiing

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... Full story

 

Wet weather makes for fun ride

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] WAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP - An area ski resort looking to grow by adding off-season opportunities held its Lake Superior North Country Adventure Fest this past...

 

Effort ends to reduce Water Authority board size

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] RAMSAY — An effort to reduce the size of the Gogebic Range Water Authority Board ended after opposition from municipality members led to removing the action from consideration at its regular meeting...

 

Water authority sees progress on highway crossing

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] RAMSAY — The Gogebic Range Water Authority board received some good news Thursday regarding highway construction that will require moving of water mains. The water authority engineer, Darren Pionk of... Full story

 

Presque Isle bridge work underway in Marenisco

MARENISCO - Renewal of a U.S. 2 bridge over the Presque Isle River continues directly east of the M-64 turn-off to the unincorporated area of Marenisco. The project funded by the Michigan Department... Full story

 

Skiing season closes early amidst coronavirus warnings

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....

 

Joan M. Wesenberg

HURLEY, Wis - Joan M. Wesenberg, 87, of Ironwood, Michigan passed away Saturday Feb. 8, 2020, after a lengthy battle with COPD at Villa Maria nursing home with a loving family holding her hand as she... Full story

 

Kids learn to ski at Mt. Zion

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD — Area elementary students will soon join siblings and parents and sometimes grandparents in saying they learned to ski on the mild slopes of...

 
 By P.J. Glisson    News    January 20, 2020

Crafters come out for Yooperfest

BESSEMER - A snowstorm that lingered through the weekend dropped a solid base on local ski hills, which also were busy with other activities such as live music and the annual Yooperfest at Big Snow...

 

Gogebic Range rings in 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...

 

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