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  • Iron County Board addresses Oma land dispute again

    Mar 2, 2023

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] HURLEY — At a Tuesday evening meeting, members of the Iron County Board of Supervisors voted to approve a resolution that will formulate a county forest law withdrawal application in relation to a pending land exchange between Iron County and Paul DeRosso of Oma. As part of the resolution, DeRosso will pay for a related survey, and Iron County will enroll into the county’s forest program about 33 acres of land from section 20 in Mercer, so as to replace the county forest lost from land that is exp...

  • Sno-Cats on parade

    Feb 9, 2023

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] BESSEMER TOWNSHIP - After a run of days with sub-zero temperatures, Saturday's mild temperatures filled the ski slopes at Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort. But the base of the hill also had an additional crowd of folks reveling in the 2023 Midwest Cat Clowder, which provided an opportunity to view a parking lot full of vintage Sno-Cats and groomers. A playful sign warned "Caution: Cat Crossing" while some of the engines rumbled, emitting the dense, distinct...

  • Saxon-Gurney FD raises money

    Feb 9, 2023

    By MEGAN HUGHES [email protected] SAXON, Wis. — The Saxon-Gurney Fire Department offered their annual roast beef fundraiser on Sunday, bringing back the tradition after a two-year absence. The crowd at the Community Center exceeded expectations, according to Chief Stacie Ofstad. “We have had about 200 people come through so far, and the day isn’t quite over yet.” He said the last time it was held they served about 125. “It started 30 to 35 years ago as a gun raffle,” he said. “About 18 to 20 years ago we switched to this weekend, the...

  • William B. Leppala

    Feb 9, 2023

    CRESCENT VALLEY, Nev. - William B. "Bill" Leppala, 81, of Crescent Valley, died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023. He died at home, in Nevada, at his home he had built out of straw bales on his 80 acres. He was surrounded by his family, including his wife, Patti, of 38 years. Bill was born on Jan. 7, 1942, in Saxon, Wisconsin, to Bill Leppala and Margaret (Lindsey) Leppala. He had no siblings, but had a brotherly relationship with his cousin, Roger Lindsey, who resides in Ixonia, Wisconsin. Bill grew up in... Full story

  • Carolyn 'Carol' Ann Alonen

    Jan 5, 2023

    KIMBALL, Wis. - Carolyn Ann Alonen, 60, of Kimball, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022, after a brief, but courageous battle with cancer with her loving family by her side. Carol was born on Dec. 9, 1962, to Roger and Kathleen (Raivio) Baker in Kenosha. She was a 1981 graduate of J.E. Murphy High School in Hurley and a 1983 graduate of Gogebic Community College. Carol was an active 4-H member all her childhood and as an adult became a leader. Most recently, she received the honor... Full story

  • Wakefield home offers cheer with vintage Christmas lights

    Dec 22, 2022

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] WAKEFIELD - Christmas often inspires memories of childhood and other bygone days, especially those most reminiscent of the greatest holiday spirit. That is especially the case with Jason Gustafson, whose yard on Indianhead Road in Wakefield is a testament to vintage holiday lights. "I always go back to nostalgia," said Gustafson, who is the superintendent of the Wakefield-Marenisco School District. He lives with his wife, Stephanie, and their daughter,...

  • Donna Marie Eifolla

    Dec 1, 2022

    MARSHFIELD, Wis. - Donna Marie Eifolla, 67, of Saxon, passed away on Monday, Nov. 14, 2022, at the Marshfield Medical Center. She was born to Norbert J. and Mayona (Rowe) Buinowski on April 17, 1955, in Bessemer Township, Michigan. She attended Sleight and Holy Trinity-St. Michael's grade schools and graduated from Luther L. Wright High School in Ironwood, Michigan, in 1973. She furthered her education at Gogebic Community College in Ironwood where she earned her LPN degree. Then she went on to... Full story

  • Donna M. Eifolla

    Nov 23, 2022

    MARSHFIELD, Wis. – Donna M. Eifolla, 67, of Saxon, passed away on Monday, Nov. 14, 2022, at the Marshfield Medical Center. Private family services are taking place. A full obituary to follow. The family has chosen McKevitt-Patrick Funeral Home to honor Donna's legacy of life. For more information visit Full story

  • Pearl D. Cornetto

    Nov 23, 2022

    GILE, Wis. — On Nov. 15, 2022, after 100 years, Pearl D. Carnetto began her final journey. She was born on Aug. 11, 1922, in Boniface, Michigan, to David P. and Helen A. Galarno. The family settled in Gurney, Wisconsin. Pearl graduated salutatorian from Saxon High School. In 1941, she married Joseph Cornetto, her husband of 57 years, and they raised three children in Gile. She worked at Rigoni's Bakery and Sellstroms. Pearl was passionate about travel, and in her lifetime she had adventures in all 50 states as well as 29 countries. She v... Full story

  • Iron County passes nearly $20 million budget for 2023

    Nov 10, 2022

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] HURLEY — The Iron County Board of Supervisors voted to approve a 2023 budget of nearly $20 million at its Monday evening meeting. The vote followed a related public hearing in which Iron County Clerk Michael Saari presented the numbers. “It came out pretty well,” said Saari, despite the county projecting $19,917,378.47 in expenses next to revenue of $14,221,583.47. According to Saari, the difference of $5,695,795 was the actual tax levy. However, he said that was mediated by an increase of $166,...

  • Jean Marilyn (Mattson) Holst

    Oct 27, 2022

    ASHLAND, Wis. - Jean Marilyn (Mattson) Holst of Ironwood Township, Michigan, passed away peacefully at North Shore Healthcare in Ashland on Oct. 16, 2022. She was born on Feb. 6, 1933, the daughter of Hjalmer and Signe (Smith) Mattson. She attended A.L. Norrie School and graduated from Luther L. Wright High School in Ironwood, Michigan, with the class of 1950. She then attended the Northwest Institute of Medical Technology in Minneapolis. Her first job was in the lab at St. Joseph's Hospital in... Full story

  • Stella K. Niemi

    Oct 20, 2022

    IRONWOOD, Mich. — Stella K. Niemi, of Ironwood, passed away on Nov. 30, 2021, at Westgate Nursing Home in Ironwood. Stella was born Sept. 22, 1919, the daughter of the late Stanley Sr. and Genevieve (Ruks) Magiera. She attended Weber Grade School in Saxon, Wisconsin, and graduated in 1937 from Luther L. Wright High School in Ironwood. She was a proud homemaker and caregiver for the remainder of her life. She was married in 1951 to Steve Levandowski until his passing in 1970, then to Werner N... Full story

  • Virginia Mae (Clement) Carpenter

    Oct 6, 2022

    HURLEY, Wis. - Virginia Mae (Clement) Carpenter, age 93, passed away peacefully at the Villa Maria Health and Rehabilitation Center in Hurley on Sept. 23, 2022. Born on Aug. 11, 1929, Virginia was the daughter of Joseph and Gladys Clement. She grew up in Saxon, and was a long-time resident of Ironwood Township, Michigan. She was preceded in passing by her husband, Emrill Carpenter; her parents, Joseph (Gladys) Clement; her brothers, Kenneth and Robert Clement; and sisters, Dordean Carlson and Mi... Full story

  • Festivale Italiano thrives on Silver Street

    P.J. Glisson|Sep 8, 2022

    HURLEY - Festivale Italiano drew a hefty crowd on Saturday, packing Silver Street with people of all ages exchanging smiles, hugs and shout-outs. The 70-ish temperatures were warm with just enough wind to feel a little crisp at times. "Not too hot, not too cold - this is perfect," said Benjamin Romanowski of Hurley, who was there with his daughter, Breanna, 10. Romanowski, who was wearing a "Hurley Pride" sweatshirt, said that, earlier in the day, his daughter had played in Wakefield's 3-on-3...

  • Fair brings weekend thrills

    Aug 16, 2022

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] IRONWOOD - Despite interruptions from Mother Nature, the Gogebic County Fair drew lively crowds over the past weekend and allowed local residents to participate in a wide range of fun over a 4-day weekend schedule. Light rain hit the Ironwood fairgrounds, off and on, from Friday evening through Saturday, but it was not enough to cancel activities. One unfortunate casualty was that a new performance by the Stateline Drill Team - a mounted horse show...

  • Draft horses pull off a great show at Iron County Fair

    P.J. Glisson|Aug 11, 2022

    SAXON, Wis. - One of the most popular events at this year's Iron County Fair was the draft horse pulling contest, in which four 2-horse teams pulled thousands of pounds in an attempt to show who's boss. It turns out that every team left with an award, but that seemed less important than the sheer excitement that the Sunday contest generated among all parties: horses, drivers and members of the audience who watched in anticipation from the fairground grandstands or from behind a fence...

  • Iron County Fair draws large crowd to Saxon fairgrounds

    P.J. Glisson|Aug 9, 2022

    SAXON, Wis. - Saxon had a high-energy weekend with three fun-filled days of activities at the Iron County Fair. As the aroma of familiar fair foods wafted throughout the air, ongoing music - whether live or piped in - provided an additional lift, along with the squeals of kids enjoying a host of carnival rides. Rain posed a threat on Saturday, but resulted only in some inconsequential sprinkles during festivities that drew a steady stream of people of all ages moving in every direction....

  • Carole Patricia Ozzello

    Aug 9, 2022

    WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Carole Patricia (Gulan) Ozzello, 92, of Wakefield, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, at her home. Carole was born on April 6, 1930, in Saxon, Wisconsin, a daughter of Anton and Theodosia Gulan. On Oct. 30, 1960, she married James D. "Chocolate" Ozzello, in Hurley, Wisconsin. Carole was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband, James, on Jan. 25, 2008; a son, Robert, on May 16, 1976; her son-in-law, Rusty Hearns, on Nov. 11, 2005; seven brothers, John, Alex,...

  • Iron County Fair now underway at fairgrounds in Saxon

    Aug 6, 2022

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] SAXON, Wis. - The Iron County Fair got off to a rolling start with registrations starting on Thursday evening at the fairgrounds in Saxon. There was activity throughout the grounds, with riders running their horses in formation on one end of the property while 4-H exhibits stood ready on the other end. In between, stalls for cattle and goats were mostly full while registrations were expected to continue into Friday. Spread throughout were food and...

  • Hurley Education Foundation honors alumni

    Aug 2, 2022

    By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] HURLEY — The Hurley Education Foundation inducted three distinguished alumni from schools in the Hurley School District into their list of Distinguished Alumni and Friends at their 19th annual induction ceremony on Saturday. Col. Michael Downey, a salutatorian of the Saxon High School class of 1958, was the first of the new inductees to be honored at Saturday’s ceremony. Maj. Gen. Rodney Hannula, another Saxon graduate who was inducted into the foundation in 2019, gave a brief presentation on Dow...

  • Iron County Heritage Festival starts Friday

    Jul 23, 2022

    By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] The Iron County Heritage Festival, a series of events that aim to tell the full story of the Wisconsin county from past to present, starts on Friday and will continue through Aug. 14. The first event is appropriately an open house at the Iron County Historical Museum on 303 Iron St. in Hurley from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday. According to, the museum offers “three floors of intriguing, nostalgic and educational exhibits – including logging, mining, farming, weaving, clothing, hom...

  • Iron County passes last TRH permit under old ordinance

    Jul 22, 2022

    By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] HURLEY — The Iron County Comprehensive Planning/Land and Zoning Committee passed its last conditional use permit for a tourist rooming house at their meeting on Tuesday. Under the county’s new land use ordinance, property owners must now apply for a TRH administrative permit through the zoning department. The last CUP for a tourist rooming house went to a site on Lipp Lane in the town of Mercer. When he presented the amended ordinance to the county board in May, Assistant Zoning Administrator Ger...

  • Sue Gilbertson

    Jul 16, 2022

    PHOENIX, Ariz. — Sue Gilbertson, 80, born Dec. 5, 1941, passed away on May 10, 2022, at Banner-University Hospital in Phoenix from complications after a long battle with cancer. Sue is survived by her daughter, Wendy Gilbertson; her sister, Nancy (Tom) Maas; and her brother, Michael (Jane) Jost. She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren Gilbertson; and her son, Eric Gilbertson; along with her parents, James Jost and Margaret Kosek Jost. Sue’s gentle heart and giving nature made all tho... Full story

  • Jack 'Ronnie' Hill

    Jul 8, 2022

    HURLEY, Wis. - Jack "Ronnie" Hill passed away on Dec. 15, 2021. At the time he was living in Austin, Texas, with his granddaughter and her husband. He was born July 25, 1932, in Gile. It was Ronnie's wish to be buried alongside his parents, Jack and Ida Hill, in the Hurley Cemetery. Please join us on Saturday, July 23, at 2 p.m. at the Frontier Bar at 11296 U.S.2 in Saxon, for a celebration of life for Ronnie. This was one of his favorite bars and we'd like to raise a glass to his memory there.... Full story

  • Bessemer city, township feature four nights of live bands

    Jun 30, 2022

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] BESSEMER — Persons looking for a rockin’ good time will have no trouble finding it as the Fourth of July period has a list of live bands set to perform across the region. Bessemer alone will feature three bands tonight, Friday and Sunday evenings in the downtown area. Ramsay, in Bessemer Township, also will have a Saturday night live band. Flashback, which is the only local band, will perform tonight from 8 p.m.-midnight on Sophie Street in Bessemer. The Dweebs, from the Twin Cities of Minnesota, wil...

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