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  • Carl Mockross

    Jun 13, 2024

    HURLEY, Wis. - Carl Mockross, 90, of Pine Lake, passed away on Friday, May 24, 2024, at the Villa Maria Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hurley. Carl was born on Nov. 30, 1933, in Ladysmith, the son of Harry and Florence (Tormey) Mockross. After graduating from Luther L. Wright High School in Ironwood, Carl and his high school sweetheart, Joan Erickson, were married on Dec. 29, 1955. His career in construction included being owner of Peninsula Roofing and Erickson Company Manufacturing,... Full story

  • Richard A. 'Dick' Pikka

    May 16, 2024

    WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Richard A. "Dick" Pikka, 72, a longtime resident of Wakefield, passed away on Monday, May 6, 2024, at the Friendly Village Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. Dick was born on Feb. 29, 1952, in Wakefield, a son of the late Herbert Tauno and Betty Irene (Stonelake) Pikka. He grew up on a hillside farm with his parents and brother, Dave. Dick attended Wakefield High School and graduated in 1970. During the winter months, he was employed as a lift operato... Full story

  • Sylvia Ann LaMaide

    Feb 22, 2024

    WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Sylvia Ann LaMaide, 88, a longtime resident of Wakefield, passed away peacefully on Monday, Feb. 19, 2024, at the Gogebic Medical Care Facility in Wakefield, with her family at her side. She was born on Dec. 14, 1935, in Ashland, Wisconsin, a daughter of Robert and Laura (Englund) Magnuson. On Aug. 8, 1953, Sylvia was united in marriage to the love of her life, Maxin G. LaMaide, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Ashland. She was a lifetime member of the Auxiliary to the... Full story

  • Betty Jane Kahila

    Feb 1, 2024

    WAKEFIELD, Mich. — Betty Jane Kahila, 94, a longtime resident of Wakefield, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2024, at the Aspirus Ironwood Hospital in Ironwood. Betty was born on Sept. 8, 1929, in Ramsay, a daughter of William and Loretta Mae (Armstrong) Kloppenburg. She attended Wakefield Schools. On July 14, 1945, Betty was united in marriage to Elmer William Kahila in Ironwood. He preceded her in death on March 19, 2005. She was a very active member of the All Saints Lutheran Church in Wakefield and a supporting member of the Ladies A... Full story

  • Michael Gordon Sanders

    Jan 11, 2024

    BESSEMER, Mich. - Michael "Mike" Sanders, of Bessemer, passed away on Jan. 2, 2024, at the age of 53. Mike was born Dec. 17, 1970, the son of Niles and Ingeborg "Inga" Sanders. He attended Ramsay School and graduated from A.D. Johnston High School in 1988. Mike grew up in Bessemer, raised on the family campground, Alpine Campground and worked there most of his life. He also worked for Powderhorn Ski Resort, Rose Wreath and Indianhead Mountain. As a child, Mike played youth hockey with the... Full story

  • Joseph A. 'Joe' Simcoe

    Nov 2, 2023

    BESSEMER, Mich. - Joe Simcoe, 75, of Bessemer, was reunited for all eternity with his wife and the love of his life, the former Donna Johnson, on Monday, Oct. 30, 2023. Joe and Donna were married on May 2, 1970, at St. Sebastian Catholic Church in Bessemer. She preceded him in death on June 2, 2009. Joe was a terrific handyman and could "MacGyver" just about anything that didn't work right the first time. He was employed at Kimberly Clark and Indianhead Mountain for most of his adult life, then... Full story

  • David W. Paynter

    Oct 12, 2023

    BESSEMER, Mich. - David W. Paynter, 80, of Bessemer, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2023. Dave was born on Feb. 14, 1943, in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, to Vivian (Kelto) and Walter Paynter. He moved to Bessemer as an infant. Dave attended school in Bessemer and graduated from A.D. Johnston High School in 1962. He worked at Indianhead Ski Resort before the hill was first opened. He learned to operate heavy equipment during the hill construction. Dave... Full story

  • MDNR closes Trail 2 between Ramsay, Wakefield

    Sep 7, 2023

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] WAKEFIELD — A failure to create a connecting route between Ramsay and Wakefield has resulted in the Michigan Department of Natural Resources closing that part of Trail 2 for the 2023-24 snowmobile season. The decision was sent late Tuesday to Wakefield City Manager Robert Brown Jr. and Wakefield Township Supervisor Mandy Lake. It followed a Tuesday email from Brown to Ron Yesney, U.P. trails coordinator for MDNR, in which Brown said Wakefield officials do not want to repeat last year’s temporary reroute a...

  • Clifford Mark Johns

    Jul 27, 2023

    WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Clifford Mark Johns, 67, of Wakefield, died on Monday, May 1, 2023, in Bessemer. Mark was born to Kenneth and Bertha (Mikkola) Johns in Wakefield, on Dec. 13, 1955. He graduated from Wakefield High School in 1974, where he was very active in track and field. Mark earned numerous records for the Wakefield Cardinals and is still the current 880-yard run record holder. He attended Northern Michigan University and Gogebic Community College, earning a degree in accounting before... Full story

  • Margaret Ann 'Peggy' Nordberg

    Jun 29, 2023

    MARENISCO, Mich. - Margaret Ann (MacLeod) "Peggy" Nordberg, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 20, 2023, while the dew was still on the roses at the Howard Young Hospital. Peggy was born on Feb. 11, 1938, to Frances MacLeod. She graduated from the Roosevelt School in Marenisco. During high school she worked part-time as a telephone operator in Marenisco. Following high school, she worked at the White Pine copper mine and Kimberly Clark in Marenisco. There she met her soon to be husband... Full story

  • Kenneth Isaac Wuorinen

    Jun 15, 2023

    BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - Kenneth Isaac Wuorinen, 85, of Bloomington, passed away at Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina, on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023. Kenneth was born on Sept. 14, 1937, in Wakefield, Michigan, a son of Matt Walfred and Saima Salina (Johnson) Wuorinen. He attended Wakefield schools and graduated in 1956. Kenneth was active on the Wakefield track team. On Aug. 4, 1956, he was married to Beverly Ann Hill in Wakefield, by the Rev. Gust A. Wuorinen. Kenneth and Beverly resided on Fire... Full story

  • Patricia Ann Severin

    Feb 23, 2023

    IRONWOOD, Mich. - Patricia Ann Severin, 84, of Ironwood, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023, after complications from dementia at the Villa Maria Health and Rehabilitation Center in Hurley, Wisconsin. Patricia was born on Sept. 2, 1938, to Dominic and Ruth Jezek in Montgomery, Minnesota. Pat grew up with her two younger brothers, Dan and Mike. Her youth was spent playing outside like everyone else of that era. To pass her time she would play sports, softball and tennis. She was... Full story

  • Hurley School Board weighs in on CESA purchase

    Jan 19, 2023

    By LARRY HOLCOMBE [email protected] HURLEY — The Hurley School Board unanimously approved a resolution by the CESA 12 Board of Control to purchase a building as a new home for CESA’s operations in Ashland. District Administrator Kevin Genisot said 75% of the 17 school districts in the northern Wisconsin Cooperative Educational Service Agency need to approve such a motion before CESA moves ahead with a second proposal to purchase the former Hickman Chiropractic office on U.S. 2 in Ashland, as it looks to move from its current loc...

  • Wakefield home offers cheer with vintage Christmas lights

    Dec 22, 2022

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] WAKEFIELD - Christmas often inspires memories of childhood and other bygone days, especially those most reminiscent of the greatest holiday spirit. That is especially the case with Jason Gustafson, whose yard on Indianhead Road in Wakefield is a testament to vintage holiday lights. "I always go back to nostalgia," said Gustafson, who is the superintendent of the Wakefield-Marenisco School District. He lives with his wife, Stephanie, and their daughter,...

  • Stoked for the season

    Dec 1, 2022

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] BESSEMER TOWNSHIP - Skiers and snowboarders flocked to Black River Basin last weekend as Snowriver Mountain Resort opened the site on Thanksgiving Day - the first to open in the region for the season. Sunshine and temperatures in the mid-40s made for spring-like skiing, with a steady flow of activity at the Bessemer Township site while The Globe visited on Friday. Josh Johnson of Bessemer was helping his son, Jack, 4, as he continued to improve his...

  • Richard Arthur Blomberg

    Oct 27, 2022

    BESSEMER, Mich. - Richard Arthur Blomberg, 73, of Bessemer, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022, at his home. Richard was born on Jan. 5, 1949, to Arthur and Clara (Behrendt) Blomberg. He attended school in North Ironwood and graduated from Luther L. Wright High School in 1967. Richard attended Gogebic Community College and received an associate degree before transferring to Northern Michigan University to pursue a career in teaching, but he left before graduating to enlist in the... Full story

  • Iron County board hears update on Northwoods Tech

    Jul 1, 2022

    By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] HURLEY — The Iron County Board of Supervisors heard a presentation by John Will, president of Northwood Technical College, at their regular meeting on Tuesday. Will told the board that students earned $694,409 worth of college credits during the 2020-2021 school year. Four NTC students placed at the Business Professionals of America National Leadership Conference in Dallas and two apprentice students took first and second place in the ABC Carpentry state competition. The presentation also h...

  • Mark D. Miljevich

    Feb 8, 2022

    WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Mark D. Miljevich, "The Mighty Oak," 43, of Wakefield, passed away peacefully Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Mark was the second of four very well loved children. He experienced a happy childhood with many fond memories of growing up in Wakefield. He was a graduate of Wakefield High School class of 1996, attended Gogebic Community College and received a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Michigan Technological University. He pass... Full story

  • Kathie Jo Brady

    Jan 29, 2022

    WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Kathie Jo Brady, 51, of Wakefield, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021, due to COVID-19, at Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center, in Duluth, Minnesota, with her loving children at her side. Kathie was born on March 18, 1970, in Bessemer Township, to Dorothy (Brownell) and Donald Sabec. She graduated from Wakefield High School in 1988. On Oct. 22, 1987, Kathie married the love of her life, Douglas G. Brady, in Bessemer. They bought a house in Bruce Crossing, and later... Full story

  • Area ski hills open for season

    Dec 31, 2021

    By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] All area ski resorts are officially up and running. Blackjack Mountain Resort was the first to open for the season on Dec. 3, Indianhead opened the following weekend on Dec. 10, Whitecap opened on Dec. 22 and Big Powderhorn Mountain opened on Dec. 23. All resorts are reporting that they are seeing a number of skiers, despite a lack of natural snow. As of Thursday, the region had received 59.6 inches of snow for the season, but a warm, windy Dec. 15-16...

  • James J. Kehoe Jr.

    Nov 12, 2021

    WOODRUFF, Wis. - James J. Kehoe Jr. went to join his loved ones in heaven on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021, after his valiant crusade with multiple illnesses and a continuing love of life. Jim passed holding hands with his wife, Mary, and sons, Nate and Adam, in Woodruff. Jim was born on Dec. 21, 1957, in Menominee, Michigan, to James J. Kehoe and Zoa LeErma "Mickey" Jones Kehoe. Surviving are his wife, Mary Jane (Molter) Kehoe of Conover; sons, Nathan of Miami, Florida, and Adam (Shannon Johnson) of... Full story

  • Katherine Karjala-Johnson

    Oct 22, 2021

    IRONWOOD, Mich. - Katherine Karjala-Johnson, 97, of Ironwood passed away on Oct. 19, 2021, at Westgate Nursing Rehabilitation and Assisted Living Community in Ironwood. She was born on Dec. 10, 1923, in Ironwood, the daughter of Antonio and Antonia (Dal Degan) Benetti. She attended school at St. Ambrose High School graduation June 2, 1940. She then attended Gogebic Community College graduating June 4, 1942, and afterward attended Northern Michigan University in Marquette, graduating on May 31,... Full story

  • Raymond Joseph Baker

    Sep 14, 2021

    WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Raymond Joseph Baker, 71 of Wakefield passed away peacefully on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, at Gogebic Medical Care Facility in Wakefield. Raymond was born June 23, 1950, to Ina and Delore Baker and was the youngest of 11 siblings. Raymond was proud to be a reliable American dairy farmer. He was a member of the Michigan Milk Producers Association and the National Farmers Organization. He loved to share his knowledge of agriculture and helped many 4-H youth with their gardening... Full story

  • Wakefield Township opts out of Indianhead water system

    P.J. Glisson|Sep 11, 2021

    WAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP — Members of the Wakefield Township Board of Trustees voted on Tuesday evening to refuse an offer to take over the Indianhead Mountain water system. “My thoughts are that we don’t have a water operator,” said Supervisor Mandy Lake. Moreover, she added, “Billing — we’re not set up for that.” In short, she stated, “We are not in a position to take it over right now.” Treasurer Denise Laessig and Trustee Michael Heikkila voiced support for Lake’s views before the unanimous vote was taken. While summarizing an Aug. 12 meeting of...


    Sep 11, 2021

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