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  • 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...

  • Junefest bike tour goes on - despite rain

    Jun 13, 2024

    By PAMELA JANSSON [email protected] MERCER - Steady rain put a temporary damper on the annual Junefest bike tour on June 8 in Mercer. However, it did not stop a small group of participants from leaving at the designated group departure time of 8 a.m. "These northerners are wusses," kidded Jenny Leigh, who had driven about four hours up from Wauwotosa in Milwaukee County. She said that she had loaded up on carbs while her partner, Betsy Bolte, of the same locale, said they had been...

  • Study underway toward linking Iron, Vilas trails

    Jun 13, 2024

    By PAMELA JANSSON [email protected] MERCER — An ongoing effort to connect separate bike trails in Iron and Vilas counties is seeing progress, with a feasibility study that is expected to be complete by the end of this year. That’s the word from Brenda Nelson, who is leading the push with fellow members of ICORE and the Mercer town park board. Nelson spoke to The Globe during Mercer’s Junefest bike tour on June 8. ICORE is an acronym for the Iron County Outdoor Recreation Enthusiasts. So far, said Nelson, the Wisconsin Depar...

  • Lupine Season

    Jun 13, 2024

  • 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....

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • Community Calendar

    Jun 6, 2024

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, June 6 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....

  • Iron County moves to Phase 2 on budget reconciliation

    May 30, 2024

    By PAMELA JANSSON [email protected] HURLEY — The Iron County Board of Supervisors approved on Tuesday Part A of Phase II of the county’s budget reconciliation plan, as presented by board member Kurt Wolff. As lead coordinator of the process, Wolff reminded board members that the county incurred a $2.6 million deficit by dropping carbon credits and stumpage from the 2024 budget. He said that $1,750,000 of the debt has been resolved during the past three months. Wolff added that remaining progress will be possible with further exp...

  • Mercer offers six diplomas, plus scholarships

    May 30, 2024

    By PAMELA JANSSON [email protected] MERCER - Six new graduates of Mercer High School not only received their diplomas Sunday, but also nearly $70,000 in scholarships from their local community. The financial support tied in with a message from guest speaker Sandy Karpen, who teaches 7-12 Business and 9-12 English at the school. "Have you ever heard the saying 'It takes a village to raise a child'?" asked Harden. She said it's her favorite response when people ask what a small school can offer. Harden said that students' families and...

  • Cheryl Ann (Muntifering) Gransee

    May 30, 2024

    ST. MICHAEL, Minn. - Cheryl Ann (Muntifering) Gransee, of St. Michael, Minnesota, passed away May 20, 2024 at the age of 71. She was born on March 25, 1953, in St. Cloud as the second of 10 children to Frederick and Donna Mae (Cremers) Muntifering. Cheryl grew up working in her family's bakery and farm, and graduated from Buffalo High School, in Buffalo, with the class of 1971. After graduating, she obtained a degree in court reporting and quickly found work in Michigan as a stenographer before...

  • Bruce S. Wraalstad

    May 30, 2024

    MERCER, Wis. - Bruce S. Wraalstad, 68, of Mercer, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Bruce was born to Selvin and Patricia (Wilson) Wraalstad on Oct. 25, 1955, in Mercer. He was united in marriage on Sept. 17, 1983, with Sally Eggleson. Bruce was a Vietnam veteran serving in the Navy. He worked in aircraft on the ships and was accommodated for his skills in that field. Bruce and Sally met in Fort Atkinson and began their lifelong partnership. He went back t...

  • Community Calendar

    May 30, 2024

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, May 30 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. Al...

  • Mercer's Ruiz going to state in triple jump

    May 30, 2024

    By JASON JUNO [email protected] CAMERON, Wis. --- Ona Ruiz played basketball all her life in Spain. She played it when she came to Mercer as an exchange student. She’s going to state in track-and-field. Ruiz started triple jumping about six weeks before the WIAA Division 3 postseason started. She won the regional to advance to sectionals where she then needed a top-four finish to advance to state. A couple of sleepless nights later, Ruiz crushed her personal best, left the school record in shambles and finished in third place to p...

  • Mercer library prepares for summer of fun, games, reading

    May 23, 2024

    By MEGAN HUGHES [email protected] MERCER — The Mercer Public Library is preparing for an exciting summer, according to Library Director Teresa Schmidt. “We have a lot planned,” she said, “as we always do at the Mercer Library.” From June 20 through mid-August, the library will offer children’s programming, ranging from nature programs to touring theater groups. “We are going to have weekly fun things happening for kids, most of which will be happening on Thursdays, maybe Fridays,” said Schmidt. The library also will offer programming...

  • Community Calendar

    May 23, 2024

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, May 23 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....

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • Speedboys second at Ashland

    May 9, 2024

    ASHLAND, Wis. — The Bessemer boys finished runner-up to host Ashland at the 13-team Welker Invitational Monday. Ashland also won the girls event with Ironwood third and Mercer fourth. It was much cooler at the meet, which was held not far from Lake Superior, than it was in the Ironwood area Monday. The Bessemer boys took first in several events — Tommy Trudgeon in the 200 dash, Alvin Holst-Larsen in the high jump and Neal Rand in the discus. Ironwood’s Talon Hughes was fastest in the 100 hurdles. The Speedgirls’ Emily Johnston placed first i...

  • Vietnam vets' annual steak feed draws crowd in Hurley

    May 2, 2024

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] HURLEY - The 33rd annual Steak Feed for Chapter 529 of the Vietnam Veterans of America filled the Iron County Memorial Building Saturday night. The fundraiser for the Gogebic-Iron Range group included a full dinner, along with a performance by Marty's Goldenaires Drum and Bugle Corps of Bessemer and additional live music by the Madd Trappers, a Hurley band. Door prizes and a raffle featuring a 65-inch smart TV also were part of the fun. People also had the...

  • Dennis R. Thomas

    May 2, 2024

    WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. - Dennis R. Thomas, 74, of Wisconsin Rapids, a former resident of Hurley, and Ironwood, Michigan, passed away on March 28, 2024. He peacefully departed at his home, surrounded by his wife of 52 years and his loyal companion and dog, Joey, after bravely battling chronic illness. Dennis was born on April 29, 1949, in Ironwood, to Charles G. Thomas of Hurley and Lucille Barnecott of Ironwood, both of whom preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Ch...

  • Community Calendar

    May 2, 2024

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, May 2 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....

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