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  • Donna Marie Finley

    Apr 25, 2024

    ALAMEDA, Calif. - Donna Marie Finley, 77, passed away in Alameda, California, on April 10, 2024. She was born Donna Marie Olson on July 8, 1946, in Ironwood, Michigan, the eldest of nine children. Donna attended Ironwood Area Schools and graduated from St. Joseph School of Nursing in Hancock, Michigan, in 1967. It was there that she met her husband, Jimmy A. Finley, who was studying geology at Michigan Technological University. They were married in 1968 and had two children, Aidan and Gaylan.... Full story

  • Watersmeet, Marenisco townships question PILT funds

    Apr 18, 2024

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] BESSEMER — Members of the Gogebic County Board of Commissioners voted April 10 to undertake discussions with Watersmeet and Marenisco townships regarding how PILT funds are distributed. The acronym PILT stands for “payment in lieu of taxes,” and representatives of the two townships approached commissioners with their related frustration in what they view as unfair allotments. According to the U.S. Department of the Interior, “Payments in Lieu of Taxes are federal payments that help local governm...

  • Lee James Cummings

    Apr 18, 2024

    IRONWOOD, Mich. - Lee James Cummings, 57, of Ironwood, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family and close friends at his home on Thursday, April 11, 2024, after a long heroic battle with cancer. Lee was born on Sept. 6, 1966, in Ironwood, the son of the late Ernest and Janice (Brace) Cummings. On April 23, 1988, he was united in marriage to Gina Pedrin at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Ironwood Township. Lee grew up in Hammond, Indiana, and graduated from high school in 1985. Afte... Full story

  • Kenneth 'Ken' Jussila

    Apr 18, 2024

    ESCANABA, Mich. - Kenneth "Ken" Heino Jussila, 85, of Escanaba, passed away at home surrounded by family on Tuesday, April 9, 2024, following years of ongoing health issues. Ken was born in McMillan Township, and raised in Ironwood. He was the oldest of four children born to Heino and Donna (Cobb) Jussila. He graduated from Luther L. Wright High School in Ironwood in 1958. Ken married Debra (Debbie) Moran on Oct. 16, 1976, and together shared many wonderful life events as well as his health... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Apr 18, 2024

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, April 18 Bessemer St. Vincent de Paul, financial assistance, 9-10 a.m.; food pantry, 10 a.m. to noon. 906-663-4436. 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. Ironwood St.... Full story

  • Black River Harbor

    Apr 11, 2024

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  • Gogebic County, Ironwood disagree on veterans' payment

    P.J. Glisson|Apr 4, 2024

    BESSEMER — A question of whether or not to allot funds to the Gogebic County Council of Veterans Affairs has created a difference of opinions among governmental entities in Gogebic County. The issue was discussed at the March 27 meeting of the Gogebic County Board of Commissioners and has been scheduled for the next meeting’s agenda, as well. The commissioners’ discussion arose after learning that the city of Ironwood had informed the CVA that it will not pay its current requested allotment of $8,517. The 2024 budget for the CVA is $67,7...

  • Lac Vieux Desert Band donates to Search and Rescue

    P.J. Glisson|Apr 4, 2024

    BESSEMER - Last week's Gogebic County Board of Commissioners began on a high note with a donation of $10,000 to the county's Search and Rescue Team from the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians. Commissioner George Peterson III presented the check on behalf of the tribe. "They are wonderful people," said Peterson of the tribe, led by James Williams Jr. Peterson praised the tribe's ongoing generosity to a number of local causes. The commissioner's sweatshirt also included a...

  • Calendar

    Apr 4, 2024

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, April 4 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.... Full story

  • Ironwood man taking path to become deacon

    P.J. Glisson|Apr 4, 2024

    IRONWOOD - Gerard Lauzon drives a school bus for the Ironwood Area Schools, and he used to run a photography business. As of last fall, he also participated in a Rite of Candidacy Mass at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Marquette. That event celebrated his commitment in studying to become a deacon. "I'm actually now finishing up my second year of the education and formation process," said Lauzon. "I still have three more years. It's a 5-year process." Along with his mentors, he...

  • Marenisco to act on 2024-2025 fiscal year budget

    Mar 28, 2024

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] MARENISCO TOWNSHIP — Members of the Marenisco Township Board of Trustees will meet on Friday evening to adopt their proposed $1.1 million budget for 2024-2025. According to Township Supervisor Bruce Mahler, a related public hearing on Monday evening drew no opposition. The public hearing was part of a regular board meeting. In a Tuesday phone call, Mahler underscored the effect that inflation has had on the budget for the fiscal year starting on April 1. “We found especially in this last year that inf...

  • Community Calendar

    Mar 28, 2024

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, March 28 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. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Government Downtown Ironwood Development Authority, 8 a.m., Women’s Club Room, Memorial... Full story

  • Gogebic County officials address 911, ambulance issues

    Mar 21, 2024

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] BESSEMER — The Gogebic County Board of Commissioners took action on several issues relating to public safety at the most recent March 13 meeting. Commissioners voted to approve a resolution that authorizes the continuation of a surcharge to fund 911 services. “It will take effect on July 1,” said Heidi DeRosso, the county’s Emergency Services/911 coordinator. DeRosso said that the county’s 911 Committee recommended continuing the same charge that is currently in effect. According to the resolutio...

  • Gogebic County OKs multi-county approach to materials management

    Mar 21, 2024

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] BESSEMER — Members of the Gogebic County Board of Commissioners voted last week to approve a resolution that commits to a multi-county approach to materials management planning. The action followed a report by Commissioner Joseph Bonovetz, who is this county’s representative on the commission for the Western Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Region in Hancock. Jerald Wuorenmaa, WUPPDR’s executive director, told county commissioners several months ago of the state-driven movement to upgrade each...

  • Community Calendar

    Mar 21, 2024

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, March 21 Bessemer St. Vincent de Paul, financial assistance, 9-10 a.m.; food pantry, 10 a.m. to noon. 906-663-4436. 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. Ironwood St....

  • Keith Alan Thiede

    Mar 21, 2024

    WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Keith Alan Thiede, 65, of Wakefield, passed away peacefully on Feb. 24, 2024, at the Lake Shore Home in Wakefield. Keith was born the son of Marvin and Dorothy (Fisher) Thiede on July 25, 1958, in Ironwood, Michigan. He was a graduate of Luther L. Wright High School in Ironwood. He enjoyed doing his art in his younger years. Keith loved laying in the grass on nice sunny days listening to his music. Keith loved listening to Elton John and the Beatles. Keith loved to take walks... Full story

  • Carol K. Pesola

    Mar 21, 2024

    ANOKA, Minn. - Carol K. Pesola, 87, of Anoka, Minnesota, passed away on March 12, 2024. She was born on Sept. 7, 1936. Carol grew up in Erwin Township in northern Michigan and graduated from Luther L. Wright High School in Ironwood, Michigan, in 1954. Shortly after her graduation she married her high school sweetheart, Ray, and they were married 64 years. Ray and Carol lived in New Brighton for most of the first 30 years. When they were ready for a townhouse, they moved to Anoka and attended...

  • Work on Ironwood water treatment plant continues

    Mar 14, 2024

    By LARRY HOLCOMBE [email protected] IRONWOOD - Construction continues on the city of Ironwood's new water treatment facility near its well fields in Ironwood Township. On Monday, the city commission approved a Rural Development package for $375,134 for the ongoing Phase 1 of the project. $343,045 of that was to CD Smith Construction, with remainder going to engineering services, said city manager Paul Anderson. Anderson said the mild winter has helped construction and the company continues to do numerous wall pours as the concrete...

  • Muk UP ski race draws competitors of all ages

    Mar 14, 2024

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] BESSEMER TOWNSHIP - This year's mild winter resulted with more grass than snow on Saturday, but skiers still threw plenty of powder as they competed in the annual Muk UP at Black River Basin. Snowmaking at the Snowriver Mountain Resort site made it possible for the fundraising event for Team Z to proceed as usual with a crowd of supportive spectators at the bottom of the hill. "The snow is great here right now," said Dan Tregembo, director of Team Z, a...

  • Community Calendar

    Mar 14, 2024

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, March 14 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.... Full story

  • Lack of snow takes toll on ski season

    Mar 7, 2024

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] In what has been called a no-snow or low-snow winter, area ski hills are ending a short season early. In Wisconsin, Whitecap Mountains Resort in Upson closed on March 1. In Gogebic County, Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort and Mt. Zion Ski Hill closed on Sunday. The latter is on the campus of Gogebic Community College. In Ontonagon County, the Porcupine Mountains Ski Area and Adventure Mountain - due to their reliance only on natural snow - have each been ope...

  • Board ends hope of 2024 fair at Gogebic Fairgrounds

    Mar 7, 2024

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] BESSEMER — At their most recent meeting last week, the Gogebic County Board of Commissioners delivered a hard no to any attempts to retain the 2024 fair at the county fairgrounds. The agenda included two items: 1. Reconsideration of the board’s Oct. 11, 2023, vote to close this year’s fair at the fairgrounds, along with any other major events there; and 2. Subsequent action to consider a revised proposal by county Fair Board members, who have been pushing for a smaller version of the fair that would...

  • Patrick J. Niemi

    Mar 7, 2024

    IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Patrick J. Niemi, age 55, of Ironwood Township, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Feb. 23, 2024. Patrick was born on Dec. 1, 1968, in Ironwood, to the late Olive and Raymond Niemi. He is survived by his loving sons, Andrew and Michael Niemi; brother, Raymond Niemi Jr.; sister-in-law, Paulette Niemi; nephews, Anthony and Nick Niemi; and an aunt, Lillian Sullivan. Patrick attended St. Ambrose Catholic School for most of his schooling and graduated from Luther L. Wright... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Mar 7, 2024

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, March 7 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.... Full story

  • Ironwood City Commission looks to future

    Feb 29, 2024

    By LARRY HOLCOMBE [email protected] IRONWOOD — The Ironwood City Commission spent time looking forward at its meeting Monday evening, approving a list of goals and hiring a firm to update the city Comprehensive Plan. Commissioners previously pared down a list of goals and then voted on the 12 remaining. City Manager Paul Anderson reported the results on Monday, listing them in a chart titled Fiscal Year 2024-2025 Goals. They included: 1. New Civic Center ice making system, 2. Coordinate, communicate and expand city recreational s...

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