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  • Gogebic County joins interlocal materials management unit

    Jun 20, 2024

    By PAMELA JANSSON [email protected] BESSEMER — The Gogebic County Board of Commissioners voted on June 12 to enter an interlocal agreement with several other western U.P. counties in relation to materials management. Board Chairman James Lorenson said that the Western U.P. Planning and Development Region will serve as the central planning agency for the interlocal group. No discussion occurred on the decision, but board members had agreed in previous meetings that it made sense to team up with the other counties, which include O...

  • Ground breaks for new Ramsay Post Office

    Jun 20, 2024

    By MEGAN HUGHES [email protected] RAMSAY - Construction is now underway in Ramsay toward a new U.S. Post Office. That was the word Tuesday from Josh Barrett of Lang Contractors in Flushing, Mich. "We're the prime contractor for the Post Office for the whole state of Michigan," he said. "And Florida." Ground was broken for the project on June 13. In relation to the base, Barrett said, "We've got everything dug out for the footings and stem walls," adding that stem walls are foundation walls...

  • Gogebic County emergency services prepare for August millage vote

    Jun 20, 2024

    By PAMELA JANSSON [email protected] BESSEMER — Members of the Ambulance Committee of the Gogebic County Board of Commissioners learned at their June 12 meeting that the county is preparing for an Aug. 6 vote on its ambulance millage. According to James Lorenson, who chairs both the committee and the board, the county now receives 3-part support in ambulance services from Beacon Ambulance Service Inc. in Ironwood; Aspirus MedEvac of Wausau, Wisconsin; and a group of first responders in Watersmeet. “Beacon is interested in a ren...

  • AKC holds national large-pack championship

    Jun 20, 2024

    By PAMELA JANSSON [email protected] GOGEBIC RANGE - While many folks were sleeping in on Saturday morning, a flurry of activity was occurring at the park pavilion of the Gogebic-Iron County Airport in North Ironwood. Shortly after dawn, dogs were everywhere - specifically elite, purebred, fully qualified beagles - in anticipation of the American Kennel Club's large-pack championship. Butch Saari of North Ironwood, who was one of the local event representatives, said it has been about...

  • Like, wow! Area museums hop with activity

    Jun 20, 2024

    By DAMIIAN LANG [email protected] GOGEBIC RANGE - In case you did not already know it, area museums have a lot going on this summer. In the past week, The Globe visited just two area museums in Erwin Township and in Marenisco Township. But the tri-county area has 11 total museums listed here, and each of them make a unique mark on regional heritage. These houses of history are filled with a great variety of interest, fascination and intrigue, and offer unique opportunities for family outin...

  • District pairings announced for next year

    Jun 20, 2024

    By JASON JUNO [email protected] IRONWOOD --- The Ironwood boys basketball team will be staying home in the district tournament, while the girls basketball and volleyball teams ended up with as tough a draw as anybody in the Upper Peninsula. The Michigan High School Athletic Association announced the district pairings and sites this month. The Red Devils move up to Division 3 for all three sports in the 2024-25 school year thanks to a bump in enrollment. The boys basketball team is the host of the D-3 District 65 tournament. It last host...

  • Ironwood City Commission passes $30 million budget

    Jun 13, 2024

    By PAMELA JANSSON [email protected] IRONWOOD — The Ironwood City Commission voted Monday evening to approve a budget of nearly $30 million for the fiscal year of 2024-2025. The budget total represents an increase of 57% over the 2023-24 budget of $18.6 million. The action — which included approval of related millage rates and city fees — followed a public hearing that included a budget summary by Paul Linn, city finance director and treasurer. No public comment occurred. “The proposed millages remain exactly the same as last year,...

  • Bessemer City Council sets value on city manager role

    Jun 13, 2024

    By DAMIIAN LANG [email protected] BESSEMER — The Bessemer City Council voted Monday evening to offer $70,000 to $90,000 to a successful candidate for city manager. The offer would be contingent upon the candidate possessing at least five years of municipal government experience and a bachelor’s degree. According to related statements, the candidate also would receive standard city benefits, including a 2% defined benefit pension; medical, dental and vision insurance; and paid time off. In other news, the council also approved sug...

  • Ironwood library kicks off summer of adventure

    Jun 13, 2024

    By MEGAN HUGHES [email protected] IRONWOOD - The Ironwood Carnegie Library has kicked off its summer of fun, with their annual reading program. This year's theme, "Adventure begins at your library," celebrates adventure stories, and the library has a variety of events planned for kids of all ages. The kickoff to the summer reading was held on Tuesday, with kids gathering at the library to meet Smokey the Bear, sign up for events and library cards, and register for the summer reading. B...

  • Ironwood airport votes to change meeting time

    Jun 13, 2024

    By MEGAN HUGHES [email protected] IRONWOOD — The Gogebic-Iron County Airport held its June meeting on Monday. The board voted to change the time that they meet to be at 5 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month, a change that came about due to conflicting schedules for several board members. The meeting location will remain at the airport offices at E5560 Airport Road in Ironwood Township. The board also heard a presentation from airport manager Jeremy Busch regarding the goings-on of the airport and how everything was running at this...

  • High scoring all-stars put on a show in Border Bash

    Jun 13, 2024

    By CORTNEY OFSTAD Special to The Globe IRONWOOD - Scoring was not in short supply as more than 400 points were scored between two games during the annual Kiwanis Classic All Star Border Bash on Thursday night at the Lindquist Center at Gogebic Community College. The spectators in attendance got an offensive show during game 1, as the Northern Michigan girls defeated the Northern Wisconsin girls 118-98. According to Russ Maki, event organizer and Kiwanis member, it was a new record for the highes...

  • Community Calendar

    Jun 13, 2024

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, June 13 Bessemer St. Vincent de Paul, financial assistance, 9-10 a.m.; food pantry, 10 a.m. to noon. 906-663-4436. Ironwood St. Vincent de Paul, food pantry and financial assistance, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., located behind Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. 906-932-4325. Gogebic County Veterans Service Officer, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Wakefield City Hall; 1-2 p.m., Watersmeet Township; 2:45-3:15 p.m., Marenisco Township. 906-667-1110....

  • Antoinette Wallenius

    Jun 13, 2024

    IRONWOOD, Mich. - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Antoinette Wallenius, age 95. She passed away on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2023. Toni was born on Sept. 13, 1928, in Ironwood, the daughter of Samuel and Therese (Collontonio) Federico. She attended St. Ambrose Catholic School's grade school and then graduated in 1971 from the Ironwood Community Schools. On Jan. 12, 1946, she was married to Eugene Wallenius at the St. Ambrose Church rectory by the late Msgr. J.B. Moriarity. Toni...

  • Clyde Martin Taivalmaa

    Jun 13, 2024

    IRONWOOD, Mich. - Clyde Martin Taivalmaa, 77, of Erwin Township, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2024, at home, surrounded by family. Clyde was born July 4, 1946, the son of Martin and Helmi (Salo) Taivalmaa. After graduating from A.D. Johnston High School in Bessemer, he enlisted in the National Guard for six years, attaining the rank of sergeant. He then worked at United Parcel Service for 32 years. On July 20, 1968, Clyde was united in marriage to his loving and devoted wife, the former...

  • Thomas P. Sertich

    Jun 13, 2024

    CORTLAND, Ohio - Thomas P. Sertich, 84, passed away in his home in Cortland, Ohio, on Thursday, June 6, 2024. Tom was born on July 13, 1939, at the Newport Hospital to the late John and Sylvia Sertich; the second of five boys. Tom attended Newport Grade School and graduated from St. Ambrose Catholic High School in 1957. Tom attended Jordan Catholic Seminary in Menominee, Michigan; served in the United States Air Force; attended Gogebic Community College, Northern Michigan University in...

  • Mary Kay Kivi

    Jun 13, 2024

    IRONWOOD — Mary Kay Kivi, 66, of Ironwood, Michigan, was called to her heavenly home on May 31, 2024, at her Ayer Street home. Mary Kay was born on Jan. 18, 1958, to George and Phyllis Kivi. She lived a life full of challenges. The family is very grateful for the many years of guardianship provided by her cousin, Connie Lekander, and also a big thank you to Beth Turonie for being an amazing caregiver at the group home. They always assured the family that Mary Kay was safe and well cared for. Mary Kay is survived by her sister, Ginger Kivisto (...

  • 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,...

  • Ironwood mayor throws hat to state's 110th District

    Jun 6, 2024

    By PAMELA JANSSON [email protected] IRONWOOD - Mayor Kim Corcoran of Ironwood said Monday that she will campaign for the fall election for the 110th District of the Michigan House of Representatives. Corcoran is already registered as a Democrat in the contest that also includes incumbent Greg Markkanen (R-Hancock), who began the role in Jan. 1, 2019 after first being elected at the end of 2018. The 110th District includes Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw and Ontonagon counties. In...

  • GCCE alternative program celebrates 14 graduates

    Jun 6, 2024

    By DAMIIAN LANG news@ yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD - The Gogebic County Community Education Alternative High School Completion Program celebrated the graduation of 14 students on May 29. Rose, gold and white balloons - representative of the class colors - led the path to the ceremonial room, filled with family members and friends of the graduates. "Each of you sitting here today has had a positive impact on one or more of these graduates," said Travis Powell, superintendent of Ironwood Area...

  • Find Your North

    Jun 6, 2024

  • Jon Axel Bergquist

    Jun 6, 2024

    GILE, Wis. – Jon Axel Bergquist, 85, of Gile, passed away Saturday, May 11, 2024, at Iron River Care Center in Iron River, Michigan. Jon, a son of George and Gertrude (Trier) Bergquist, was born April 21, 1939, in Ironwood. On Sept. 7, 1964, he was united in marriage to Roberta (Bobbie) Peterson at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Hurley. She preceded him in death Sept. 5, 2022. Jon is survived by his sons, Scott and Cory; his grandchildren, Breanna and Brenden; his brothers, Nik (Judy) and G...

  • Margaret 'Peggy' Brunner

    Jun 6, 2024

    DATELINE, State - Margaret "Peggy" Brunner, 96, of Mercer, passed away on Tuesday, May 28, 2024 at her home. Peggy was born on June 15, 1927, to Frank Jr. and Hazel (Girsch) Brunner in Ironwood, Michigan. Peggy was a pillar of the Mercer community, she loved to give her time to better the area. Peggy won the Volunteer of the Year award from the Mercer Chamber. She coached baseball, was on the park commission, the Mercer School Advisory Board, the advisory board for Chairman John Raabe, was the...

  • Joanne Marie Tomczak

    Jun 6, 2024

    MAUSTON, Wis. - Joanne Marie Tomczak, age 69, a resident of Mauston, Wisconsin, died at her home on May 13, 2024. Joanne was born in Wakefield, Michigan, and grew up in Bessemer, Michigan. She graduated from A.D. Johnston High School in 1973. She worked as a physical therapist aide at Grandview Hospital for many years. She also was a nurse's aide at several facilities and in the home as well as a housekeeper and seamstress. Joanne enjoyed things such as coloring, looking at photos, and visiting...

  • Peter 'Hawk' Aimone

    Jun 6, 2024

    DULUTH, Minn. - Peter "Hawk" Aimone, 72, of Hurley, Wisconsin, passed away on Friday, May 24, 2024, at the Essentia Hospital in Duluth, after a brief battle with CLL cancer. Peter was born Dec. 18, 1951, to Peter and Helmi (Koivisto) Aimone in Ironwood. He graduated from the Hurley High School in the class of 1970. He had a love of sports and was inducted into the Hurley Athletic Hall of Fame. Peter worked in wood products, retiring in 2016. He was a member of Salem Lutheran Church in Ironwood....

  • End of Year Fun

    Jun 6, 2024

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