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B. John Wolfe

BRUCE CROSSING, Mich. – B. John Wolfe, 70, of Bruce Crossing, died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. John was born on May 15, 1950, in Ironwood, a son of Jim and Ingrid (Korsman) Wolfe. He attended Ewen-Trout Creek School and graduated in 1968. After... Full story

 

Andrew 'Andy' Aho

TROUT CREEK, Mich. – Andrew "Andy" Aho, 64, of Trout Creek, passed away peacefully Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born Nov. 21, 1956, in Flint, a son of... Full story

 

Clarence W. Linna

ONTONAGON, Mich. — Clarence W. Linna passed away on Sunday, Nov. 15, at Aspirus Long Term Care in Ontonagon at the age of 87. Clarence was born in Bruce Crossing and lived there nearly all of his life. After graduating from Ewen High School, he... Full story

 

Challenges continue with ambulance service

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] Four years after helping prevent the loss of quality ambulance services in Gogebic County, a special committee continues to explore ways to address increasing costs, cross-border regulations and rural... Full story

 

Rita 'Caroline' Sironen

ONTONAGON, Mich. — Rita “Caroline” Sironen, 85, of Bruce Crossing, passed away on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, at Aspirus long term care in Ontonagon. Caroline was born in Wakefield to Helen (Isola) and Yalmer Soronen on Dec. 28, 1934. She graduated... Full story

 

Joseph Ransford DelFavero

WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Joseph Ransford DelFavero, 75, of Wakefield, entered into eternal life on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. Joe was born on Dec. 29, 1944, in Wakefield, a son of Roland and Marie (Salo)... Full story

 

Ironwood moves K-6 to remote learning

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] IRONWOOD -- The Ironwood Area Schools is moving its elementary students to remote learning for at least the rest of the month, district officials announced Thursday night. The district cited the... Full story

 

Donald Wayne Lindsey

DULUTH, Minn — Donald Wayne Lindsey, a lifelong resident of Ewen, Michigan, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth at the age of 69. Don (Porky) was born in Ewen on Sept. 22, 1951 to parents, Frank and Betty (Ogren)... Full story

 

Adolph Passint

IRONWOOD, Mich. - Adolph Passint, 94, of Ironwood, passed away Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. Adolph was born to Steven and Anna Passint on March 25, 1926, in Bessemer. He... Full story

 

Fire destroys hay barn in Ewen

EWEN - Local firefighters responded to a fire at a hay farm in Ewen Thursday evening. The fire was at the old Woracheck homestead on Fair Oaks Road. The farm is owned by a Wisconsin group and...

 

November election to shape local school boards

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] Among the items on the November ballot are a variety of contested and uncontested school board races in Gogebic and Ontonagon counties. Ironwood Area Schools Three names appear in the school board race,...

 

E-TC board learns about COVID-19 protocols

By JAN TUCKER [email protected] EWEN — Ewen-Trout Creek Superintendent Dave Radovich updated parents about continued protocols being taken by the school district to protect children and employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. Radovich said the...

 

Douglas James Scott

EWEN, Mich - Douglas James Scott, 66, passed away on Sept. 19 at his home in Ewen, Michigan. Doug, the son of Jean Scott (Simpson) and Allan Scott, was born in Detroit, on June 25, 1954. He graduated... Full story

 

Dorothy Pauline Kempainen

EWEN, Mich. - Dorothy Pauline Kempainen, 97, of Ewen and Bessemer, passed away Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. Dorothy was born on March 19, 1923, in Henribourg, Saskatchewan, Canada, the daughter of Joseph... Full story

 

Bishop calls for new service times for 5 parishes with same priest

By JAN TUCKER [email protected] ONTONAGON — The Most Rev. John Doerfler, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Marquette, in a letter to the five Catholic churches of Ontonagon County, informed parishioners of a change in some Masses in Rockland...

 

George E. Wolfe

EWEN, Mich. - George E. Wolfe, 83, of Ewen, passed away Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, at his home. George was born July 14, 1937, on South Baltimore Road of Bruce Crossing, to James Edward and Ingrid Elizabe... Full story

 

Raymond George Volaski Jr.

DULUTH, Minn. - Raymond George Volaski Jr., 73, of Ironwood, Michigan, passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 12, 2020. Ray was born on April 30, 1947, in Ontonagon, Michigan, son of Raymond and Aileen... Full story

 

Judith Carolyn Berg

MADISON, Wis. - Judith Carolyn Berg passed away on Aug. 13, 2020 at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison. She was born on Dec. 4, 1943 to Arthur Larson and Aili Pikkumaki in Bruce... Full story

 

Rachel E. Besonen

EWEN, Mich. — Rachel E. Besonen, 88, of Ewen, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, while spending the summer in her beloved home in Ewen. Rachel was born Dec. 8, 1931, in Tilden Township to John and Hilma (Honkala) Juntila. She married Robert... Full story

 

E-TC discusses funding at meeting

By JAN TUCKER [email protected] EWEN — The Ewen-Trout Creek School Board agreed to send a letter to the Ontonagon County Board requesting that the school district receive 33% of a payment in lieu of taxes (PILT) that the county receives each...

 

Lola Jaakkola

FENTON, Mich. — Lola Jaakkola, age 89, formerly of Bruce Crossing, passed away on July 22, 2020, in Fenton. Her Legacy — Lola was born on April 11, 1931, in Marquette, to Lawrence and Carmen (Comstock) Ewing. Lola married Francis (Bill)... Full story

 

JoAnn Lane

WHITE PINE, Mich. - JoAnn Lane, 66, of White Pine, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2020. JoAnn was born on Oct. 2, 1953, at Divine Infant Hospital in Wakefield, a daughter of Eino Matt and June... Full story

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    June 4, 2020

Potential cuts threaten future of education

IRONWOOD — Local education officials warn that the Western Upper Peninsula could face disastrous consequences if nothing is done to prevent the state from slashing the amount districts receive in per-pupil funding. Officials told the Daily Globe...

 

Terrance K. 'Terry' Lindholm

IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. - Terrance K. "Terry" Lindholm, also known as the Jolly Green Giant or Mr. Green Jeans, 79, of Kingsford, passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2020, at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical... Full story

 

New equipment expands Ironwood internet access

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] IRONWOOD - There's now another option for internet in the Ironwood area as Northern Michigan University installed equipment for its Educational Access... Full story

 

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