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Theodore 'Teddy' A. Finco Sr.

WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Theodore "Teddy" A. Finco Sr., 81, a lifelong resident of Wakefield, passed away peacefully Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital in Wausau, Wisconsin, with his family... Full story


$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...


Wakefield Township meeting features changing of guard

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] WAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP- A light agenda at a Wednesday evening meeting of the Wakefield Township Board of Trustees allowed newly-elected members to show... Full story


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


Hurley School to end at-home learning next semester

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] HURLEY — A survey in which 90% of teachers say there are insurmountable challenges with combining in-school and at-home learning prompted the Hurley K-12 School Board to unanimously approve ending the... 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...


Jack William Netzel Sr.

WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Jack William Netzel Sr., 71, a longtime resident of Wakefield, passed away Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. He was born on Aug. 9, 1949, in Park Falls, Wisconsin, a son of Eugene and Ruth Mar... Full story

 By Tom LaVenture    News    August 27, 2020

Mercer readies for school opening

MERCER, Wis. — Staff and faculty of the Mercer School District are working through in-service days to prepare for the start of fall semester on Tuesday, according to District Administrator Sheri Kopka in her report to the Board of Education on...


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


Hurley to decide when school will start in August

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] HURLEY — The Hurley school board will decide the start of the school year and the fate of the fall sports season at its regular meeting in August. The unanimous decision on Monday came after school...


Wakefield-Marenisco grads get 'lift-off' at Indianhead

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] WAKEFIELD - Graduates of Wakefield-Marenisco K-12 School participated in a "senior lift-off" on Saturday evening when Big Snow Resort's Indianhead Mountain... Full story


Anthony 'Tony' John Mukavitz

IRONWOOD, Mich. - Anthony "Tony" or "T" John Mukavitz, 56, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 28, 2020, while biking on the Iron Belle Trail which he frequently enjoyed after a day of work.... Full story


Carol Kalla-Jakkola

WAKEFIELD, Mich. — Carol Kalla-Jakkola, 65, of Wakefield, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2020. Carol was born on May 16, 1955, in Ironwood, a daughter of Arnold and Dorothy (Hendrickson) Kalla. She grew up in a very large and loving family and... Full story


Mary Jo Valesano

WAUSAU, Wis. - Mary Jo (Tarnaski) Valesano, 71, a long time resident of Wakefield, Michigan, passed away at Aspirus Wausau Hospital on April 22, 2020. She was born on Aug. 14, 1948, in Milwaukee, to P... Full story


Jeanne K. Gulan

SHELL LAKE, Wis. - Jeanne K. Gulan, 75, of Shell Lake, died Saturday, April 11, 2020, at Shell Lake Health Care Center. She was born on April 18, 1944, in Bessemer, Michigan, to E. Harry and... 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....


Hurley meets Northwood tonight, seeks first sectional game win since 1980

By JASON JUNO [email protected] HURLEY - Top-seed Hurley will look for the program's first win in the sectional tournament in 40 years tonight when they take on No. 2 Northwood in a semifinal...


Chicago outdoor enthusiasts celebrate 20th year at ABR

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] ERWIN TOWNSHIP - Members of a Chicago area outdoors club are celebrating their 20th year of annual treks to the Ironwood area to cross-country ski,...


Saxon-Gurney Fire Department holds fundraiser

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] SAXON, Wis. - The turnout was very good for the Saxon-Gurney Fire Department's largest fundraiser event on Sunday, according to Fire Chief Stacy Ofstad....


Northstars win at Ironwood

By JASON JUNO [email protected] IRONWOOD - Halftime came at a good time for Hurley Thursday night. As much as the Hurley coaches preached that playing rival Ironwood was just another game,...


Mary Loreti-Sears

SAXON, Wis. - Mary (Loreti) Sears passed away peacefully at Aspirus Hospital in Ironwood, Mich., on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. Despite all the physical problems Mary dealt with throughout her life, she... Full story


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...


Snowshoeing through drizzle for cause

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD - With temperatures hovering around freezing and a cold drizzle coming down, people still showed up for the annual fundraising event Saturday ev...


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