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Monday, Oct. 15 Gogebic County Health and Human Services Agency Board, 9 a.m., Gogebic County Medical Care Facility, Wakefield. Tai Chi for Health and Balance, 9 a.m., Mercer Community Center. Iron County Food Pantry, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 72 Michigan... Full story

 

Rural ambulance costs high, rising in Gogebic County

Editor’s note: This is the second story in a three-part series on the Nov. 6 ambulance millage vote for Gogebic County. By RALPH ANSAMI ransami@yourdailyglobe.com While Beacon Ambulance presently provides ambulance service to much of Gogebic...

 

A survivor's journey

By P.J. GLISSON news@yourdailyglobe.com MARENISCO - Nan Powell of Marenisco used to be a teacher in the Watersmeet Township School District. "I'm retired," she kidded in a recent interview with The...

 

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Saturday, Oct. 13 Union Station Food Pantry/Food Bank, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 252 E. Ayer St., Ironwood. Story Time, 10 a.m., Wakefield Public Library. Stories, activities and a craft. 906-229-5236. Alcoholics Anonymous, 11 a.m., Salem Lutheran... Full story

 

Flood watch on in Gogebic County

BESSEMER — Gogebic County Emergency Government Coordinator Jim Loeper told the county board of supervisors Wednesday there were high water issues throughout the county, including possible flooding of the Presque Isle River in the Marenisco area....

 

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Thursday, Oct. 11 Pickleball, 9-11 a.m. Hemlock Avenue tennis courts, if raining, Ironwood Memorial Building. 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... Full story

 

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Wednesday, Oct. 10 Christian Men of the Northland, 6:30 a.m., Uptown Cafe, Ironwood. Mentoring of Moms, 9-10:30 a.m., Range Community Bible Church, Hurley. 715-561-4355. Alcoholics Anonymous, open meeting, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood.... Full story

 

Company holding Marenisco job fair Saturday, explores expanding to area

By STEVE NEWMAN news@yourdailyglobe.com MARENISCO — Waupaca Foundry, a company subsidiary based in Waupaca, Wis., held a job fair Friday that continues today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Marenisco Town Hall, with the possibility of locating a...

 

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Thursday, Oct. 4 Pickleball, 9-11 a.m. Hemlock Avenue tennis courts, if raining, Ironwood Memorial Building. 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... Full story

 

MDOC requests lawsuit dismissal

MARENISCO — A judge’s decision on a lawsuit filed by Marenisco Township to attempt to prevent closure of the Ojibway Correctional Facility could come as soon as a week. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette filed a response Monday to the...

 

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Wednesday, Oct. 3 Christian Men of the Northland, 6:30 a.m., Uptown Cafe, Ironwood. Walk-in clinic, 8 a.m.-noon, Iron County Health Department, 502 Copper St., Hurley. Red Cross Blood Drive, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Hurley Elementary School. Alcoholics... Full story

 

Duane 'Dewey' Lane

WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Duane "Dewey" Lane, 87, a lifelong resident of Wakefield, passed away suddenly Saturday evening, Sept. 29, 2018, at his home. Dewey was born on April 10, 1931, in Wakefield, to... Full story

 

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Thursday, Sept. 27 Pickleball, 9-11 a.m. Hemlock Avenue tennis courts, if raining, Ironwood Memorial Building. 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... Full story

 

100 years ago today, Bessemer soldier died on first day of war

By RALPH ANSAMI ransami@yourdailyglobe.com BESSEMER - REQUIESCAIT IN PACE (rest in peace) is engraved in Latin on the bottom of a prominent tombstone in Bessemer's Hillcrest Cemetery, where the...

 

Veterans, family, friends enjoy fall color ORV ride

By P.J. GLISSON news@yourdailyglobe.com WAKEFIELD - Off-road vehicle drivers lined up in Wakefield Saturday for the 5th annual Color Ride for Veterans, which was sponsored by the Western U.P. Trail...

 

Community calendar

Wednesday, Sept. 26 Christian Men of the Northland, 6:30 a.m., Uptown Cafe, Ironwood. Mentoring of Moms, 9-10:30 a.m., Range Community Bible Church, Hurley. 715-561-4355. Alcoholics Anonymous, open meeting, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood.... Full story

 

WUPTA shares passion for western UP trails

Editor’s Note: The following story is the second of a three-part series. Part 1, published on Friday, provided an overview of the status of an unnamed, multi-use trail connecting Wakefield to Marenisco. WAKEFIELD — The Western Upper Peninusla...

 

Backwoods trail represents link between local towns

By P.J. GLISSON news@yourdailyglobe.com Editor's note: The following story is the first of a three-part series. WAKEFIELD - Many people may drive by the Wakefield Fire Hall on the city's main street...

 

Ojibway closing ends dog training program

By RALPH ANSAMI ransami@yourdailyglobe.com MARENISCO — As the effort to keep the Ojibway prison in Marenisco from closing as scheduled on Dec. 1 continues, the potential effects are being felt in many ways, including among man’s best friends....

 

Community calendar

Thursday, Sept. 20 Pickleball, 9-11 a.m. Hemlock Avenue tennis courts, if raining, Ironwood Memorial Building. 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... Full story

 

Marenisco Township sues state over prison closure

MARENISCO (AP) — A township in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is suing to stop the closing of a prison. Marenisco Township in Gogebic County says the state didn’t do an economic-impact study as required by law. However, a judge on Monday rejected...

 

Community calendar

Wednesday, Sept. 19 Christian Men of the Northland, 6:30 a.m., Uptown Cafe, Ironwood. Cuddlebugs Story Time, 9:30 a.m., Carnegie Library, Ironwood. Alcoholics Anonymous, open meeting, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. DOVE Support... Full story

 

Kasey Gene Ozzello

WATFORD CITY, N.D. – Kasey Gene Ozzello, 31, of Watford City, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. Kasey was born on Sept. 11, 1987, at Howard Young Medical Center in... Full story

 

Dianda, Summers lend support to fight OCF closure

By P.J. GLISSON news@yourdailyglobe.com WAKEFIELD - Organizers of a Sunday spaghetti feed at the Wakefield VFW hope the event will add to legal coffers aimed at disputing a recent state decision to...

 

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