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  • Ironwood not to rename Hiawatha statue

    May 16, 2024

    By PAMELA JANSSON [email protected] IRONWOOD - The Ironwood City Commission rejected a request to rename its 52-foot Hiawatha statue but agreed to authorize plans to develop an educational display at the site. The action at the commission's Monday evening meeting was in response to a request from the city's Human Relations and Equity Committee. "We were approached a year ago by people who felt it was time to correct the situation," said Carol Erickson, who leads the committee....

  • GCC celebrates graduates

    May 16, 2024

    By MEGAN HUGHES [email protected] IRONWOOD - The Gogebic Community College 90th commencement ceremony was held on Friday in the Lindquist Student and Conference Center gymnasium. The ceremony began with a welcome from GCC President Chris Patritto. This was Patritto's first graduation ceremony as the president of GCC, and he made it memorable, talking about various experiences he had in the weeks leading up to the ceremony. This year's commencement address was by GCC alumni Ian Lewis. L...

  • Construction design on horizon for Gogebic County Fairgrounds

    May 16, 2024

    By PAMELA JANSSON [email protected] BESSEMER — Reconstruction at the Gogebic County Fairgrounds is moving closer to reality, thanks to action taken at a May 8 meeting of the county’s Economic Development and Capital Improvements Committee. Committee members voted to advise engineers and the county’s insurer to collaborate on preparing plans to rebuild a 4-H horse barn, a hay barn and a grandstands structure. All three were lost to fire nearly eight months ago. The Michigan Municipal Risk Management Authority is the county’s insurer...

  • County officials table action on fairground storage

    May 16, 2024

    By PAMELA JANSSON [email protected] Members of the Gogebic County Personnel and Negotiations Committee on May 8 tabled action in relation to county fairground winter storage. The motion recognized the associated need to gather additional information from Marlene Saari-Mieloszyk, former fairground coordinator. An as-yet-undated letter signed by Daniel Siirila, committee chairman, includes a list of questions in relation to how fairground storage has been managed. He already had sent a letter of similar questions to Thomas Hampston, a...

  • U.S. 51 utility project progressing in Hurley

    May 16, 2024

    By PAMELA JANSSON [email protected] HURLEY — The U.S. 51 utility reconstruction project, which began on April 29, is entering its second phase, and construction officials are reporting positive results so far. “Things are going well,” said Jeff Seamandel, project manager, at a Tuesday evening meeting of the Hurley City Council. Seamandel, who is employed by MSA Professional Services in Rhinelander, said that sanitary sewer and water utilities have been replaced on the highway stretch from Silver to Copper streets. The next phase...

  • Ironwood OKs agreement with Veterans Affairs Office

    May 16, 2024

    By PAMELA JANSSON [email protected] IRONWOOD — The Ironwood City Commission on Monday adopted a memorandum of understanding between the city and the Gogebic County Council of Veterans Affairs. Effective July 1, the agreement says that the city will provide its traditional proportion of cost to the county’s Veterans Services Office “as budget appropriations allow.” The action was in response to a request from John Frello, the county’s Veterans Services officer, who in turn was responding to the city’s claim earlier this year that s...

  • Ironwood Carnegie Library book sale a success

    May 16, 2024

    By Megan Hughes [email protected] IRONWOOD - The Friends of the Ironwood Carnegie Library spring book sale was a big hit, according to Library Director Lynne Wiercinski, with almost $2,000 being raised over the two-day event that was held at the Ironwood Memorial Building. The sale is a tradition that is maintained year to year by the Friends of the Ironwood Carnegie Library, with members working together to sort through the mountains of donated books each year to pick out those that are...

  • ACCENT!

    May 16, 2024

  • Nancy Lee Gutowski

    May 16, 2024

    BESSEMER, Mich. - Nancy Lee Gutowski, 87, of Bessemer, passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 8, 2024, at the Aspirus Ironwood Hospital, in Ironwood, with her loving family at her side. The former Nancy Buehler was born April 29, 1937, in Chelsea, Michigan, a daughter of the late William C. and Leona G. (Culhane) Buehler. On May 13, 1956, Nancy married the love of her life, Donald Wayne Gutowski, in Angola, Indiana. They were blessed with four children. Donald preceded her in death on Feb. 26,...

  • Richard 'Dick' Grenfell

    May 16, 2024

    IRONWOOD, Mich. - Richard "Dick" Grenfell, of Ironwood, took his last breath on earth and his first breath in heaven with family by his side on a May morning. Dick was a lifelong resident of the area and was well liked in the community. As a child, he was introduced to the art of business at the local bakery-exchanging his sweeping skills for fresh donuts! He married the girl next door and the love of his life, Georgene. The wedding was at St. Ambrose Church, now known as Our Lady of Peace...

  • James 'Mugga' Magdziak

    May 16, 2024

    IRONWOOD, Mich. - James "Mugga" Magdziak, 67, of Ironwood, passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2024, at the Aspirus Ironwood Hospital. James was born on May 29, 1956, to Frank and Lillian (Gallo) Magdziak in Ironwood. He was employed at Action Floors in Mercer before retiring in 2018. Mugga enjoyed spending time at the camp, going hunting or fishing, and playing cribbage or Smear. He is survived by his brother, Joe (Karen) Magdziak of Ironwood; sister-in-law, Karen Magdziak of Lafayette, Indiana;...

  • Community Calendar

    May 16, 2024

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, May 16 Gogebic-Ontonagon Community Action Agency food commodity distribution for seniors, Bergland, Lake Gogebic Senior Center, 9:25-9:40 a.m. EDT; White Pine, Carp Lake Township Hall, 10-10:15 a.m. EDT; Ontonagon, Holy Family Catholic Church, 11-11:30 a.m. EDT; Mass City Resource Center, 12:30-1 p.m. EDT. Bessemer St. Vincent de Paul, financial assistance, 9-10 a.m.; food pantry, 10 a.m. to noon. 906-663-4436. Ironwood St. Vin...

  • Trudgeon breaks 100 dash record, Speedboys win Bracket

    May 16, 2024

    By JASON JUNO [email protected] BESSEMER --- Bessemer’s Tommy Trudgeon put his name in one record book Thursday and he’s hoping to rewrite a couple more before his senior season is finished. His time of 11.60 seconds was the fastest 100-meter dash in the history of Bessemer’s Marcy Bracket Invitational. “It was on my radar,” Trudgeon said. “I still got the school record to beat.” The old record was 11.62 seconds, set by South Shore-Washburn’s Brett Bulovsky in 2014. “It’s awesome, I am so happy for him,” Bessemer coach Valerie Aijala...

  • Northstars in line to share Northern Lights Conference title

    May 16, 2024

    HURLEY --- The Hurley baseball team avenged an early-season loss with a 6-5 victory over Washburn Wednesday, May 8. “Great win tonight,” Hurley coach Bart Innes said. Carter Hall tripled to tie the game in the fifth inning and he scored the go-ahead run on a single by Jayden Zaleski. Hall picked up the win on the mound. He struck out 11 in a complete-game effort with two walks, five hits and five runs (four earned) allowed. “Carter pitched another dandy,” Innes said. Devin Soltis finished with two triples and Hall, Jack Caudill and Zaleski...

  • Ironwood sweeps 1st LaBlonde Memorial meet

    May 16, 2024

    IRONWOOD --- The host Ironwood boys and girls both won the first Jim LaBlonde Memorial track-and-field invite Saturday. The school started the meet to honor LaBlonde, a member of the school’s athletic hall of fame who died five years ago. The 1997 graduate still holds the school records in the 100 and 200 dashes with times of 11.13 and 22.78 seconds, respectively. His parents, Jim and Marlene and his sister Dena Lundin and brother-in-law Dave Lundin attended the meet. “The LaBlonde Invite was more than just a typical track meet; it was a celebr...

  • Pantti, Gladiator girls win Ironwood invite

    May 16, 2024

    By JASON JUNO [email protected] IRONWOOD --- The Ontonagon girls won the large Ironwood golf invite Wednesday, May 8 at Gogebic Country Club. The Gladiators’ Madyson Pantti earned medalist honors with a score of 108. She led the Gladiators to a team title with Drummond finishing second. Pantti finished fourth at U.P. Finals last year and the junior is having a strong season as Ontonagon’s top golfer with the graduation of last year’s U.P. champion, Emmy Bobula. “She’s always been a very good golfer,” Ontonagon coach Jim Jessup said. “S...

  • Ironwood school funding renewal passes

    May 9, 2024

    By MEGAN HUGHES [email protected] RONWOOD — The Ironwood Area Schools’ proposed operating millage has passed. The non-homestead property tax rate for the school will now continue to be 18 mills, or $18 per every $1,000 of taxable valuation, and it will allow the school to continue to receive its maximum funding. The district must ask voters to approve the tax paid by business and rental property owners every four years. It does not impact taxes for residents who live in the home they own, according to Ironwood Superintendent Travis Powel...

  • Fair Board ponders final planning, funding for 2024 fair

    May 9, 2024

    By Pamela Jansson [email protected] IRONWOOD — Funding and task management were the major topics of concern at Monday evening’s meeting of the Gogebic County Fair Board. Scheduled for Aug. 8-11, this year’s fair is now three months away. Despite it being a smaller event to be held at Ironwood’s Pat O’Donnell Civic Center, many of the same tasks as in any other year must be addressed. Fair Board members spent part of the meeting studying a list of nearly 50 responsibilities that must be addressed in the time left. Prepared by Marlen...

  • Huotari named GRHF executive director

    May 9, 2024

    IRONWOOD — Gogebic Range Health Foundation, a nonprofit community-based organization dedicated to advancing health outcomes across the Gogebic Range, is announced the appointment of Kassi Huotari as its new executive director, effective immediately. An area native, Huotari brings seven years of nonprofit and institutional management experience, with a proven track record of driving organizational growth, fostering collaboration, and implementing strategic and financial initiatives, according to GRHF officials.. Most recently, she served as b...

  • Mother's Day art exhibit set for Historic Ironwood Theatre

    May 9, 2024

    By Pamela Jansson [email protected] IRONWOOD - A new view on moms will be offered on Mother's Day at the Historic Ironwood Theatre. Hosted by the Downtown Art Place, an art exhibit honoring moms will take place on Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. in the theater's concourse. The event will include tea, appetizers and an opportunity to speak with the artists. "Four artists explore the complexities and intricacy of losing Mom – from things they wished they had asked and said, to special m...

  • Pancake Day

    May 9, 2024

  • 10 miles of new trail opens in Ironwood

    May 9, 2024

    IRONWOOD - A crowd of excited bikers gathered for a ribbon cutting at the Bonnie Street Trailhead, on Friday afternoon, to celebrate the grand opening of 10 miles of singletrack mountain bike trails being added to the Miners Memorial Heritage Park. The ceremony was kept short and sweet, as community members were eager to get out and explore the new trails, with members from Sisu Dirt Crew including president Dustin Filippini, and vice president Brad Kusz speaking about how excited they were to...

  • Dorothy Anne Kusz

    May 9, 2024

    IRONWOOD, Mich. - Dorothy "Dots" Anne Kusz, 96, of Ironwood, passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, at the Aspirus Ironwood Hospital in Ironwood, with her family at her side. Dorothy was born on March 21, 1928, in Ironwood, a daughter of Clinton and Teresa Hagelin. On Nov. 18, 1948, Dorothy married John Kusz Sr. at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Ironwood. The late Rev. Frank Ronkowski officiated. Dorothy loved her family gatherings. Doors were always open and everyone was welcome. She was...

  • Community Calendar

    May 9, 2024

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, May 9 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....

  • Red Devils win four games, lose one

    May 9, 2024

    IRONWOOD - The Ironwood baseball team won four games Friday and Saturday before dropping one to Chequamegon to wrap up a busy period Monday. "Good weekend after coming off of five straight losses," Ironwood coach Cody Kurta said. The Red Devils beat Ewen-Trout Creek 13-6 and 20-6 Friday at Lorenson Field. Robert Roberts earned both wins on the mound for Ironwood. He struck out seven and gave up two hits and a walk in 5 1/3 innings. Ironwood's Landon Buerger was 4 for 6 with three RBIs and three...

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