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  • Ontonagon celebrates Fourth of July

    Jul 11, 2024

    By DAMIIAN LANG [email protected] ONTONAGON COUNTY - Traditionally, Ontonagon County politely waits until the dust has settled from July 4 celebrations in surrounding communities. Hence, the two communities of Bruce Crossing and Greenland did not celebrate Independence Day until two days later on July 6. Bruce Crossing Let's begin with Bruce Crossing, where it was sunny and warm and where friendly folks were happy to share their thoughts. Gus Pietila was sitting in the shade, looking relax...

  • Watersmeet celebrates July 4 with full roster of fun for kids and adults

    Jul 11, 2024

    By DAMIIAN LANG [email protected] WATERSMEET TOWNSHIP — The fireworks began early in Watersmeet, scheduled on June 29, well in advance of the July 4 holiday. And the full-scale celebration did not occur until July 5, but it did not disappoint, starting with a vibrant bike and pet parade along the main street. As a children’s parade, it included kids of all ages, from one through teen-age years. Lucy Sypor, 6, of Watersmeet, was raring to go while she sat in her little, purple car with her mom, Amanda, providing encouragement. Asked how...

  • Take your pick of Fourth of July celebrations

    Jun 27, 2024

    By MEGAN HUGHES [email protected] GOGEBIC RANGE — The Fourth of July is quickly approaching, and with all of the fun happening in the area, The Globe has rounded up a list of major celebrations, including parades, fireworks and community gatherings on the horizon. Gogebic County Bessemer On Saturday, Bessemer is starting the day with its annual Hometown Walk/Run at 8:30 a.m. at Bessemer City Hall. At 1 p.m., a mud run will be held at The Pits on North Moore Street in Bessemer. On Sunday, worship in Bluff Valley Park begins at 9 a.m., a...

  • 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.... Full story

  • Nancy Jean (Hasenberg) David

    Jun 6, 2024

    Petoskey, Mich. - Nancy Jean (Hasenberg) David, 74 of Charlevoix, passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2024, at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey. She was born Feb. 23, 1950, in Ewen, the daughter of John and Florence (Anderson) Hasenberg. Nancy grew up in the Upper Peninsula and she graduated from Ewen-Trout Creek High School in 1968. Nancy enjoyed the great outdoors, playing bingo and riding motorcycles. She was an excellent cook and good baker too! Surviving is her son, Conrad Thomas;... Full story

  • Thomas J. Dersnah

    May 23, 2024

    BRUCE CROSSING, Mich. — Thomas J. Dersnah, 73, of Bruce Crossing, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2024, at his home. He was born on June 1, 1950, in Wakefield, a son of Stanley L. and Marjorie E. (Elsner) Dersnah. Tom married the love of his life, Roxane Berger, in Wausau, Wisconsin. In his free time, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. Tom especially loved spending time with his family and friends. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Tom was an over-the-road truck driver for his entire working career. He retired in 2013. Tom is s... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    May 9, 2024

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, May 9 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.... Full story

  • Glenda Hansen Gilman

    Apr 4, 2024

    EAGAN, Minn. - Glenda Hansen Gilman, of Eagan, Minnesota, a 65-year-old former resident of Bruce Crossing, Ewen and Ironwood, Michigan, passed away March 1, 2024, at United Hospital at St. Paul, Minnesota. She played basketball on the varsity team at Luther L. Wright High School in Ironwood and graduated in 1977. She also played at Gogebic Community College. She was a beloved mother and grandmother. She is survived by her children, Joshua, Tegan and Dane Gilman; mother, Anita Hansen; brothers, C... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Mar 14, 2024

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, March 14 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.... Full story

  • With lack of snow, region turns to ORVing

    Feb 8, 2024

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] A lack of snow has inspired officials in the tri-county area to allow ORV riding in February. The unusual action has been inspired by fewer than 3 feet of snow during this season — a measly allotment that has allowed trail bases to melt in the face of extended warm spells. Iron and Ontonagon counties have issued formal statements in the past week. “We’re doing the same here,” said Jerry Nezworski, president and trail boss of the Gogebic Range Snowmobile Authority. “Unfortunately, there’s no script for...

  • Community Calendar

    Feb 8, 2024

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, Feb. 8 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. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Klassic Kruisers Car Club, 6:30 p.m., Kimball Community Center. Ironwood Lodge 389 of F.&A... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Jan 11, 2024

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, Jan. 11 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.... Full story

  • Levi Forest Rencontre

    Jan 11, 2024

    DULUTH, Minn. - Levi Forest Rencontre, aged 28, walked on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2023, at Essentia Health, St. Mary's Medical Center, with his father by his side, after a courageous fight against Ewing's Sarcoma. Levi was born on Sept. 8, 1995, at Grand View Hospital in Ironwood, Michigan, to Edward Rencontre and Sandra Maki. Levi lived his early years in Bruce Crossing and later Watersmeet, Michigan, attending the Watersmeet Township School District and later the Ewen Trout Creek School. Levi and... Full story

  • Robert James DeVowe

    Dec 28, 2023

    TROUT CREEK, Mich. - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the unexpected passing of Robert James DeVowe, who went home to be with the Lord on Dec. 16, 2023, due to natural causes. Bob, born on Nov. 1, 1968, in Ishpeming, was a cherished son, brother, and friend, whose memory will forever remain in our hearts. Bob is survived by his loving parents, Alice and Eugene DeVowe; and his sisters, Pamela Elverum (Ian), Cheryl DeVowe (Jeffrey Gross), and Renee Baker. Though Bob did not have children... Full story

  • Marie B. (Wolfe) Kuehnl

    Dec 28, 2023

    BRUCE CROSSING, Mich. - Marie B. (Wolfe) Kuehnl, of Bruce Crossing, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2023, at the age of 87, with family at her side. She left behind a legacy of warmth, love, kindness and cherished memories. Born on July 14, 1936, in Ontonagon, Marie was the daughter of the late Joseph and Minnie (Usimaki) Wolfe. She grew up in Ewen, where Marie graduated from Ewen High School in 1954. After graduation she was employed... Full story

  • Lois Jean (Carlisle) Perttula

    Dec 21, 2023

    TROUT CREEK, Mich. - Lois Jean (Carlisle) Perttula, 92, of Trout Creek, passed away Dec. 9, 2023, at Bayside Village in L'Anse. Lois was born on May 10, 1931, in Trout Creek, to Selma (Thompson) Johnson and Leighton Carlisle. Lois married Wilbert Perttula on June 9, 1951. Lois was mostly a home keeper raising her family, but worked various jobs outside the home throughout the years. She worked as a nurse assistant at the Ontonagon Medical Facility, teacher's aide at the Trout Creek School,... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Dec 14, 2023

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, Dec. 14 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.... Full story

  • Eleanor Theodora Barnes

    Dec 7, 2023

    BRUCE CROSSING, Mich. - Eleanor Theodora Barnes (nee Paulson) of Bruce Crossing, passed away peacefully on Nov. 27, 2023, at Omega House in Houghton, with her family by her side. Eleanor was born in downstate Whitehall to Elmer and Elsie Paulson on Sept. 23, 1935. She attended Whitehall School. Eleanor was blessed with five children. She was a very hard-working woman to provide for her children. She worked many years independently in the nearby Montague area as an in-home caregiver and grounds... Full story

  • Geraldine 'Geri' Sikkila

    Dec 7, 2023

    BRUCE CROSSING, Mich. — Geraldine “Geri” Sikkila, 90, of Bruce Crossing, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023, at Aspirus Rhinelander Hospital in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, with her family by her side. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wes; her parents, Carl and Cecelia Conrad; and her brothers, Terry (Bunny) Conrad and Donald Conrad. Geri is survived by a son, Kim (Jean) Sikkila; a daughter, Mary (Tom) Cousineau; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. They all loved their Nanny dearly. Geri... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Nov 9, 2023

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, Nov. 9 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....

  • Effie Thomas

    Oct 26, 2023

    BRUCE CROSSING, Mich. - Effie Thomas, 89, of Bruce Crossing, passed away on Oct. 17, 2023, at Eastwood Nursing Center in Negaunee. She was born on Feb. 5, 1934, to the late Thomas and Jennie (Pelkola) Metos. Effie was united in marriage to the late Oscar Ivio. After his death, she married the late Steve Thomas. Effie loved to crotchet afghans, making literally hundreds over the years that were shared with friends and family. She was an enormous fan of Elvis Presley. Effie enjoyed cooking and... Full story

  • Alice Ann Johnson

    Oct 19, 2023

    EWEN, Mich. — Alice Ann Johnson, 82, of Ewen, passed away Thursday, Oct. 12, 2023. She was an excellent and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt. Alice was born on July 16, 1941, in Stannard Township, a daughter of Reino M. and Margaret G. (Sorola) Tulppo. She attended Ewen-Trout Creek High School and graduated with the class of 1959. Alice worked as a secretary for the Ewen-Trout Creek School District for 29 years. On March 16, 1962, Alice married Eugene W. Johnson in Ewen. Together they raised three c... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Oct 12, 2023

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, Oct. 12 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.... Full story

  • Daniel 'Boone' McGeshick

    Oct 12, 2023

    WATERSMEET, Mich. - Daniel "Boone" McGeshick, Jr. 82 of Watersmeet, Michigan, passed away Friday, Oct. 6, 2023, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital in Wausau, Wisconsin. He was born on Feb. 4, 1941, to Daniel, Sr. and Josephine McGeshick. Daniel worked at Powell's and Peterson's Lumber Mills in Watersmeet. He also worked at the Lac Vieux Desert casino. Daniel was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Tanya Jean McGeshick; granddaughter, Heather Johnson; siblings, Archie, Helen, Richard, Jenette... Full story

  • David Trzecinski

    Oct 12, 2023

    WATERSMEET, Mich. — David Trzecinski, 79, of Watersmeet passed away at his home on Oct. 4, 2023. He was born on April 7, 1944, in Bergland, to the late Henry and Olive (Brownell) Trzecinski. David married Ruth Augustine on July 7, 1966. Together they had three children. David worked at the White Pine Copper mine for over 30 years. His last task there being the dismantling of the mine. David enjoyed fishing, camping and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Trzecinski; children, Shella (John) Morgan, Tammy Smith and D... Full story

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