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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Georgia A. Hemming

    Aug 10, 2023

    BRUCE CROSSING, Mich. - Georgia A. Hemming, age 99, of Bruce Crossing passed away peacefully on July 29, 2023. She was born April 4, 1924. She is survived by her son, Ward (Rizalina); daughter, Becky; grandchildren, Shelley (Ed), Kent (Sierra), Koren (Derek), Ronald (Carlota), Richard (Laura) and Mariza (Roberto); 12 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Vernon; as well as three sisters, two brothers, two sons-in-law, a...

  • Community Calendar

    Aug 10, 2023

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, Aug. 10 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. Ironwood Lodge 389 of F.&A.M., 7:30 p.m., Gogebic Masonic Temple. Government...

  • Wilfred Joseph 'Bill' Wing

    Aug 3, 2023

    BRUCE CROSSING, Mich. - Wilfred Joseph "Bill" Wing, 84, of Bruce Crossing, passed away on July 24, 2023. Bill was born July 30, 1938, in Dearborn. He graduated from Plymouth High School in 1957 and enlisted in the U.S. Army after graduation. He served three years as a Morse intercept operator at Fort Devens, Massachusetts, and in Europe. He married Cathy Neumann on Sept. 12, 2003. Together they had seven children and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Bill enjoyed hunting, fishing and...

  • Kenneth Howard Ahola

    Jul 27, 2023

    RAMSAY, Mich. - Kenneth Howard Ahola, 83, of Ramsay, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 23, 2023, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital in Wausau, Wisconsin, with his loving wife, Betty, by his side. Kenneth was born on March 16, 1940, in Bruce Crossing, a son of John Howard and Lina Gladys (Koistinen) Ahola. He attended Ewen High School and graduated in 1958. Kenneth proudly served his country for three years in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany. He was honorably discharged as a specialist...

  • Community Calendar

    Jul 13, 2023

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

  • Gogebic Range offers fun for all ages during July 4 period

    Jun 29, 2023

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] The tri-county region will have no end of Independence Day activities before, during and after July 4 as a variety of communities take turns offering holiday fun for both residents and visitors. Celebrations occur over days and times will allowing people of all ages to attend events in more than one community. Below is a list of some of the activities. Gogebic County Wakefield’s annual town picnic will begin in the main pavilion of Eddy Park on July 3 at noon. Live music, games and other fun will be...

  • Ferdinand 'Junior' Lundberg Jr.

    Jun 15, 2023

    TROUT CREEK, Mich. - Ferdinand "Junior" Lundberg Jr., son of Ferdinand Sr. and Siiri Niemi Lundberg, joined his parents in passing on June 1, 2023. Born at the Grand View Hospital of Ironwood on July 25, 1943, his father paid a grand total of $46 and kept the receipt in case he wanted to return him for a refund. Ferd worked as a young boy at his father's Shell Station in Bruce Crossing. In order to earn funds for college, he worked with his father at Nordine's Lumber Company cutting pulp. After...

  • Delores Ann Williams (Biwashikwe)

    Jun 1, 2023

    WATERSMEET, Mich. - Delores Ann Williams (Biwashikwe), 77, of Watersmeet, peacefully started her journey with her family beside her in the physical world on May 21, 2023, at Villa Maria Rehabilitation Center in Hurley, Wisconsin. She was born on Feb. 27, 1946, in Watersmeet, daughter of the late Joe and Jessie (McGeshick) Pete. Delores is survived by her children, James (Toni) Williams Jr., Jeanie Williams, Vickie Williams and Kenneth Pete; and siblings, Gary Pete, Joe Pete Jr. and Sharon Pete....

  • Dale E. Sain

    May 25, 2023

    EWEN, Mich. - Dale E. Sain, 91 of Ewen, passed away Dec. 8, 2022, in Wausau, Wisconsin, surrounded by family. Dale was born June 11, 1931, to the late Richard and Arla Sain in Ewen. He was a lifelong resident of Ewen and graduated from Ewen High School. In 1949, he married the former Lorraine Syria. He served in the U.S. Navy Seabees during the Vietnam Era. Dale worked for the Ontonagon County Road Commission and White Pine Copper Mine until his retirement. In retirement, he enjoyed going to...

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