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  • Richard Barringer

    Mar 30, 2023

    ASHLAND, Wis. - Richard Barringer passed away March 18, 2023, peacefully in his sleep while on his annual Arizona winter retreat with his wife, Rita. Born Dec. 5, 1940, in Wakefield, Michigan, to Sidney and Mary Barringer, Richard was a proud graduate of Wakefield High School with the class of 1958. Upon graduation, Richard joined the U.S. Air Force at 17, where he was a power plant operator with duties in Alaska. Later, he served in the Michigan National Guard based in Ironwood, Michigan, for... Full story

  • Hurley School seeks new plan for snow plowing

    Feb 23, 2023

    By LARRY HOLCOMBE [email protected] HURLEY — Hurley School District officials are looking for a new plan for plowing snow beginning next winter. The city of Hurley has been plowing the school’s snow for free since the fall of 2006, but city officials told the school district earlier this year that they just can’t keep up with the status quo as costs have increased. The school board on Monday evening discussed calling for bids for the 2023-2024 winter and beyond. Administrator Kevin Genisot posed a the idea of a three-year contr...

  • Mary J. Dooley

    Feb 23, 2023

    MILWAUKEE - Mary J. Dooley (nee Tibaldo) born to Eternal Life on Feb. 9, 2023. She was the beloved wife for 52 years of Thomas; mother of Vanessa (Gary), Michael (Amy) and Corbin (Dawn); cherished nona of Megan and Lauryn Dooley; dear sister of Albert (Jeanne) and Joseph (the late Dorothy) Tibaldo. She is further survived by many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas; parents, Rose and Louis Tibaldo; nephew, Brian Tibaldo; niece, Rosemary Cook; brothers, Orlando... Full story

  • Jean Marilyn (Mattson) Holst

    Oct 27, 2022

    ASHLAND, Wis. - Jean Marilyn (Mattson) Holst of Ironwood Township, Michigan, passed away peacefully at North Shore Healthcare in Ashland on Oct. 16, 2022. She was born on Feb. 6, 1933, the daughter of Hjalmer and Signe (Smith) Mattson. She attended A.L. Norrie School and graduated from Luther L. Wright High School in Ironwood, Michigan, with the class of 1950. She then attended the Northwest Institute of Medical Technology in Minneapolis. Her first job was in the lab at St. Joseph's Hospital in... Full story

  • Elizabeth A. Krone

    Oct 20, 2022

    HURLEY, Wis. - Elizabeth A. Krone, 89, of Hurley, passed away peacefully on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022, at the Westgate Nursing, Rehabilitation, and Assisted Living Facility in Ironwood, Michigan. Liz, or Betty as some referred to her, was born Dec. 27, 1933, to Frank and Theresa Slaski. Liz attended St. Mary's Catholic School and graduated from Lincoln High School with the class of 1951. She later attended Gogebic Community College. On Oct. 24, 1953, she married the love of her life, Gustaf R. Krone,... Full story

  • Arlene Susan (Puisto) Vittone

    Oct 20, 2022

    BESSEMER, Mich. - It is with overwhelming sadness that we announce our beloved wife, mom and grandma, Arlene Susan (Puisto) Vittone, died suddenly at home in Bessemer at the age of 82 on Oct. 12, 2022. She was predeceased by her parents, Axel and Helvi Puisto; her sisters, Lynn Palmquist and Karen Barton; and daughter, Rochelle (Shelley) Gustafson, Kimball, Wisconsin. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Richard Vittone, Bessemer; sister, Deanna Calloway and brother, Dennis Puisto; her... Full story

  • Festivale Italiano thrives on Silver Street

    P.J. Glisson|Sep 8, 2022

    HURLEY - Festivale Italiano drew a hefty crowd on Saturday, packing Silver Street with people of all ages exchanging smiles, hugs and shout-outs. The 70-ish temperatures were warm with just enough wind to feel a little crisp at times. "Not too hot, not too cold - this is perfect," said Benjamin Romanowski of Hurley, who was there with his daughter, Breanna, 10. Romanowski, who was wearing a "Hurley Pride" sweatshirt, said that, earlier in the day, his daughter had played in Wakefield's 3-on-3...

  • Emberlight Festival leans into future after successes of second seasson

    P.J. Glisson|Sep 8, 2022

    IRONWOOD - Aug. 27 represented the end of this year's Emberlight Festival: a 2-month round-up that included multiple art shows, a global film festival, performance infusions, and three main stage events that featured national and international singers. "Horizons - Heritage -Harmony" was the festival theme, and those words were expressed in both explicit and implicit ways throughout the offerings. The festival just premiered in 2021, so it is still taking form, but has become increasingly...

  • Daily Globe changing to weekly newspaper

    Sep 3, 2022

    Today's edition of the Daily Globe will be the last daily edition of the newspaper as it pivots to a weekly format next week. The Globe, as it will be known, will be published weekly on Thursdays, mailed to subscribers as the daily has been for a number of years, and available in boxes and from vendors, as well. "While this is a big change, we look forward to continuing to serve the community as a wonderful source of news and advertising," said publisher Sue Mizell. "We thank the community for...

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    Sep 3, 2022

  • Hurley Education Foundation to host golf tournament

    Sep 3, 2022

    By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] HURLEY — The Hurley Education Foundation is hosting a golf tournament at Eagle Bluff Golf Course in Hurley on Sunday at 11 a.m. to raise money for projects at Hurley School District. The tournament is a two-person 18-hole scramble with three divisions, including men’s, women’s and mixed. The tournament is open to anyone over 18 years old. HEF board member Joel Enking told the Daily Globe that 24 teams of two have already signed up for the tournament as of Thursday afternoon and they expect even...

  • Steven F. Smith

    Sep 3, 2022

    DULUTH, Minn. - Steven F. Smith, 76, of Kimball, Wisconsin, died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022, at Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center, Duluth, surrounded by his loving family. Steve's full obituary and celebration of life services will be announced in a future edition of the Daily Globe.... Full story

  • Daily Globe Update

    Sep 2, 2022

    The Daily Globe was unable to print the Wednesday, Aug. 31, edition due to pressroom issues. Wednesday's paper is able to be read in pdf form at no charge at The Daily Globe was also unable to print the Wakefield News and Bessemer Pick and Axe, and the Iron County Miner. The decision has been made to close the Daily Globe's press operation permanently. Thursday's edition was printed at a facility in Brainerd, Minnesota, and mailed to subscribers as normal from local post... Full story

  • Ironwood purchases former Sleight School

    Sep 2, 2022

    By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] IRONWOOD - The Ironwood City Commission approved the purchase of the former Sleight Elementary School for $180,000 at a special meeting on Wednesday. The building is located at 108 E. Arch St. Mayor Kim Corcoran said the city will sell this property to a low- to moderate-income housing developer. "I know that we are short on housing in Ironwood," Corcoran said. "Housing has been an item for us lately and the commission has talked about this at some of...

  • Hurley's First Day

    Sep 2, 2022

  • Daily Globe Update

    Sep 1, 2022

    Due to press issues, the Daily Globe was unable to print The Iron County Miner for Sept. 1, 2022. It is available to view in pdf form along with Thursday's edition of the Daily Globe for free at

  • Hurley to host Festivale Italiano

    Sep 1, 2022

    HURLEY - Hurley's annual end of summer party - Festivale Italiano - is set for Saturday on Silver Street. Three blocks of Hurley's main street will be blocked off most of the day and into the evening allowing for all sorts of fun, food and entertainment, according to Hurley Chamber of Commerce officials. Several area restaurants and other concerns will be offering food outdoors - Italian food is the official fare of the day, but it certainly won't be limited to that. Beverages will be served as...

  • Daily Globe Update

    Aug 31, 2022

    Due to press issues, the Daily Globe was unable to print Wednesday's edition, Aug. 31, 2022. It is available to view in pdf form for free at The same press issue prevented the printing of this week's edition of the Wakefield News-Bessemer Pick and Axe. A pdf version of that Sept. 1 edition of the WNBPA can be viewed at the bottom of the Daily Globe's Aug. 31 edition.... Full story

  • Porkies Music Fest delights audience from near and far

    Aug 30, 2022

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] SILVER CITY - The 16th annual Porcupine Mountains Music Festival returned in style this past weekend, with near-perfect weather helping to draw crowds that filled the slopes of the Porkies Ski Complex. For a steady schedule of main stage entertainers, a platform was constructed directly behind the ski chalet within the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, next to Lake Superior in Silver City. The crowd came loaded with a variety of hats and...

  • Gogebic County 4-H regroups after fair, looks to new year

    Aug 27, 2022

    By P.J. Glisson [email protected] IRONWOOD-Sept. 1 is the start of a new year for Gogebic County 4-H, which makes the end of August an apt time to review success and lessons gained from the previous year. The Gogebic County Fair, which ran this year from Aug. 11-14, is the culmination of each year's activity, providing an opportunity for children and young people to display their talent, compete for honors, sell their livestock, and enjoy each other's company while having a lot of fun. At the...

  • Gogebic County adopts emergency repair guidelines

    Aug 26, 2022

    By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] BESSEMER — Following a public hearing, the Gogebic County Board of Commissioners adopted guidelines for their Rehab Emergency Repair Program at their regular meeting on Wednesday. According to a packet provided at the meeting, this will allow a third party – the Gogebic-Ontonagon Community Action Agency – to administer loan repayments and recaptured funds from the Gogebic County Rehab Program on emergency home repairs. The program income for the 2021-2022 fiscal year was $37,958. GOCAA can use these...

  • Mural adds to Hurley landscape

    Aug 26, 2022

    by Veronica Cruz [email protected] HURLEY - The Hurley Dairy Queen owner, Moypa Khan, wanted to give something to the community, so he asked his friend from New Zealand to paint a mural depicting aspects of the region. Khan met the artist, Laken Whitecliffe, in college and said they've been friends for a long time. The mural is a Northwood scene, including wildlife and a man sitting at a campfire. It was painted this summer on a building Khan bought in May behind the restaurant. Khan...

  • GCC welcomes new school semester

    Aug 25, 2022

    by Veronica Cruz [email protected] IRONWOOD - The Gogebic Community College board of trustees met in special session Tuesday to act on a number of staffing appointments before the beginning of classes for the fall semester on Monday. The board approved Maryann DeCaire for the position of director of financial aid. DeCaire has a bachelor's degree in business from Barat College in Lake Forest, Illinois. She has more than 30 years experience in financial aid. Rozina Doss, who used to be a...

  • Lifelight Ministries offers family festival

    Aug 24, 2022

    by Veronica Cruz [email protected] IRONWOOD - Lifelight Ministries returned to Ironwood Tuesday to offer a family friendly festival of Christian music, as well as illusionists, unicyclists and BMX stunt bicyclists, in Ironwood's Downtown City Square. Jill Seppala, festivals director for the South Dakota-based Lifelight Ministries, said the event was free and open to the public. Funding was provided by three local churches, including Cornerstone Church from Ramsay, St. Paul Lutheran in...

  • Marty's Goldenaires celebrates 72 years with picnic

    Aug 23, 2022

    By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] BESSEMER - Music resounded from Bluff Valley Park in Bessemer throughout the day on Saturday as folks gathered for Marty's Goldenaires annual Town Picnic, with live music from the drum and bugle corps and other local musicians under the park pavilion. The picnic was a celebration of Marty's 72nd anniversary. The corps was first established by senior members of American Legion Post 27 in Bessemer in 1950 but has since expanded to include members as...

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