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Tipler Wisconsin family welcomes 2020 with new addition

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD - It may have been close to a week, but Aspirus Ironwood Hospital and Clinic welcomed its first baby of the new year - and new decade - into...

 

Solid Waste board approves officers

By TOM LAVENTURE tlaventure@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP — The Gogebic Range Solid Waste Management Authority decided to keep its board leadership in place at its meeting Thursday. The Authority’s board approved keeping the chair, vice-ch...

 

Community calendar

Saturday, Jan. 18 Union Station Food Pantry and Northern Food Bank, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 252 E. Ayer St., Ironwood. Alcoholics Anonymous, 11 a.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Community Pickleball Paddlers, 2-5 p.m., Mercer School...

 

Michael 'Don' Hitt

SALEM, Wis. - Michael Don Hitt died from cancer Jan. 8, 2020, in Salem, Wis. He was born Jan. 14, 1957, in Los Angeles, Calif. to Robert W. and Patricia J. (Etter) Hitt. He grew up in San Jose,...

 

Irene M. Johnson

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Irene M. Johnson of St. Paul. Born Nov. 29, 1919 peacefully passed away Jan. 10, 2020. Preceded in death by her beloved husband of 60 years, William A Johnson Sr. and son, William...

 

Eleanor Kathryn Kinnunen

WAKEFIELD, Mich. — Eleanor Kathryn Kinnunen, 96, of Ironwood, passed away on Jan. 14, 2020 at Gogebic Medical Care Facility in Wakefield. She was born on March 21, 1923, in Stambaugh, the daughter of the late Kazmer and Laura (Wierzbicki) Lenart....

 

Sisu aims for 800 skiers in 2021

By TOM LAVENTURE tlaventure@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD - By all accounts it was a very successful event, said Jackie Powers, race director of the 11th Sisu Ski Fest on Saturday. "I think it's...

 

Community calendar

Friday, Jan. 17 Mercer Cribbage, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Mercer Senior Center. Double Trouble, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Serenity Center, Ironwood. Mercer Food Pantry, noon-1 p.m., Railroad Street, Mercer, Wis. Emergencies: 715-476-7655. Alcoholics Anonymous/...

 

Community calendar

Thursday, Jan. 16 Gogebic-Ontonagon Community Action Agency food commodity distribution for seniors, Bergland Lake Gogebic Senior Center, 9:45-10 a.m. EST; White Pine Township Hall, 10:20-10:35 a.m. EST; Ontonagon Holy Family Catholic Church,...

 

Leo Zaine Switzer

WOODRUFF, Wis. - Leo Zaine Switzer, 3, of Mercer, went to Heaven on Jan. 8, 2020, so his great-grandmothers could spoil him. Leo was born on Sept. 25, 2016, in Duluth, Minn., son of Jennifer Thomas....

 

Jeannette O. Barron

DULUTH, Minn. — Jeannette O. Barron, 81, of Hurley, passed away on Jan. 12, 2020, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth. Jeannette was born on Aug. 23, 1938, the daughter of James and Eloise (Hopkins) Minier. She was preceded in death by her parents,...

 

Fauerbach remembered with ABR bench

By TOM LAVENTURE tlaventure@yourdailyglobe.com ERWIN TOWNSHIP - Just prior to the start of the 11th Sisu Ski Fest on Saturday morning a group of family and friends dedicated a spot where a longtime...

 

ICORE gets foundation grant for trail effort

HURLEY — The Gogebic Range Health Foundation recently awarded Iron County Outdoor Recreation Enthusiasts a $20,000 grant to help develop local non-motorized trails in the area. The money will help...

 

Community calendar

Wedneday, Jan. 15 Gogebic-Ontonagon Community Action Agency food commodity distribution for seniors, ; Marenisco Town Hall, 9:15-9:30 a.m; Watersmeet Food Pantry, 10-10:30 a.m.; Bruce Crossing, Stannard Township ballpark, 1-1:30 p.m. EST. Christian...

 

Thomas E. 'Tom' Popko Jr.

Hurley, Wis. - Thomas E. "Tom" Popko Jr., 91, of Hurley, passed away Jan. 7, 2020, at Villa Maria Nursing Home in Hurley after a brief illness. Tom was the eldest of nine children, born May 30, 1928,...

 

Kathleen (Kapets) Eklund

IRONWOOD, Mich. — Kathleen (Kapets) Eklund, 74, of Ironwood, passed away Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. Kathleen was born on June 12, 1945, in Ironwood, a daughter of John and Lucille (Piasecki) Kapets. She...

 

Township receives clean audit

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP — A few weeks after hearing it received a clean 2017 audit, the Ironwood Township board of trustees heard the same good news about the 2018 audit. Karl “Gus” Ahonen — with the...

 

Wakefield Council decides to create alcohol use policy

By P.J. GLISSON news@yourdailyglobe.com WAKEFIELD - The Wakefield City Council voted Monday evening to create a policy that will provide guidelines regarding how alcohol may be consumed on city proper...

 

Community calendar

Tuesday, Jan. 14 Gogebic-Ontonagon Community Action Agency food commodity distribution for seniors, Pioneer Park Apartments tenants only, Ironwood, 9-10 a.m.; Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Ironwood, parking lot, 10:30-11:15 a.m.; Mill Trace...

 

Event promotes winter biking

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP - Technology is catching up to the outdoors lifestyles of the Upper Peninsula. Youth and adults alike converged on the Wolverine Nordic Ski Trail on Sunday to take part in the...

 

Wetzel wins Sisu XI

IRONWOOD - The race was just a few hours but it took a year of preparation to make the 2020 Sisu Ski Fest a success, according to organizers and the skiers who praised the friendly, smooth-running...

 

Community Calendar

Monday, Jan. 13 Gogebic-Ontonagon Community Action Agency food commodity distribution for seniors, GOCAA, 100 S. Mill St., Bessemer, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Wakefield VFW, 9-9:30 a.m.; Sunset Manor Apartments, Wakefield, community room, 9:45-10 a.m.;...

 

Excitement builds for Sisu

By TOM LAVENTURE tlaventure@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD - The downtown was buzzing with excitement Friday as organizers expected to have the maximum number of skiers registered for the 11th Sisu Ski F...

 

Wakefield Township eyes closer relations with city

By P.J. GLISSON news@yourdailyglobe.com WAKEFIELD — The city of Wakefield and Wakefield Township are taking steps to work more closely in the future, with an eye to reducing costs and increasing efficiency. Wakefield Township Supervisor John Cox to...

 

Northstars win at Ironwood

By JASON JUNO sports@yourdailyglobe.com 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,...

 

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