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Monday, June 24 Iron County Food Pantry, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 72 Michigan Ave., Montreal, Wis. 715-561-4450. Finnish Women’s Auxiliary, 10 a.m., Little Finland. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Iron County Mobile F... Full story

 

Thomas J. Richter

IRONWOOD, Mich. - Thomas J. Richter, 79, of Bessemer, passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, with his loving family at his side. Tom was born on May 8, 1940, in Ironwood to Erwin and Myrtle... Full story

 

Wakefield-Marenisco board rates superintendent 4 out of 4

By P.J. GLISSON news@yourdailyglobe.com WAKEFIELD — It’s been a year now since Jason Gustafson took on the role of superintendent for the Wakefield-Marenisco School District, and he’s pleased...

 

Frances 'Twiggy' Benton

WOODRUFF, Wis. - Frances "Twiggy" Benton, 91, passed away peacefully with loved ones by her side on June 17, 2019, after a courageous battle with cancer. Fran was born in Wakefield, Mich., to John and... Full story

 

John 'Jack' Peters

LAPEER, Mich. - John "Jack" Peters, 96, of Lapeer, died June 18, 2019 at home with his loving family beside him. Jack was born July 7, 1922 in Wakefield to the late William and Ida (McCleary) Peters.... Full story

 

Bus driver training held in Bessemer

By TOM LAVENTURE tlaventure@yourdailyglobe.com BESSEMER — Northern Michigan has a perfent safety rating for busing kids to and from school, and continuing education has a lot to do with that, said...

 

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Thursday, June 20 Pickleball, 9 a.m.-noon, Patterson courts or Ironwood Memorial Building. Gogebic-Ontonagon Community Action Agency food commodity distribution for seniors, Bergland Lake Gogebic Senior Center, 9:45-10 a.m. EDT; White Pine Porcupine... Full story

 

Wakefield-Marenisco passes $3 million budget for 2019-20

By P.J. GLISSON news@yourdailyglobe.com WAKEFIELD — In their first meeting after school ended last week, the Wakefield-Marenisco district board of education voted Monday to pass its 2019-20 fiscal budget, which includes just over $3 million for...

 

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Wednesday, June 19 Christian Men of the Northland, 6:30 a.m., Uptown Cafe, Ironwood. Alcoholics Anonymous, open meeting, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Gogebic-Ontonagon Community Action Agency food commodity distribution for... Full story

 

Gary D. Johnson

IRONWOOD, Mich. - Gary D. Johnson, 78, a longtime resident of Ironwood, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2019. Gary was born on Sept. 20, 1940, in Painesdale, a son of Hugo and Martha (Maki) Johnson. He... Full story

 

Sylvia A. Oja

WAKEFIELD, Mich. — Sylvia A. “Smo” Oja, 93, formerly of Putnam St., in Wakefield, passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 19, 2019. She was born on Oct. 5, 1925, in Wakefield, the third daughter of Elias and Maria (Hautaoja) Oja. Smo attended... Full story

 

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Monday, June 17 GOCAA distribution Iron County Food Pantry, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 72 Michigan Ave., Montreal, Wis. 715-561-4450. Gogebic-Ontonagon Community Action Agency food commodity distribution for seniors, GOCAA, 100 S. Mill St., Bessemer, from 9... Full story

 

Marvin E. Kangas

BESSEMER, Mich. - Marvin E. Kangas, 91, a longtime resident of Bessemer, passed away peacefully Thursday, June 13, 2019, with his dear family by his side. Marvin was born on June 8, 1928, in Ironwood... Full story

 

Richard L. 'Dick' Johnson

MARINESCO, Mich. - Richard L. "Dick" Johnson, 73, of Marenisco, formerly of Albany, Ill, died Thursday, May 2, 2019, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital in Wausau, Wis. Dick was born October 28, 1945, in... Full story

 

Solid waste authority looks to fill vacancies

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD — In a special meeting Thursday, the Gogebic Range Solid Waste Management Authority’s board took steps to fill several unexpected vacancies that disrupted trash collection several weeks...

 

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Thursday, June 13 Pickleball, 9 a.m.-noon, Patterson courts or 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 Township. 906-667-1110... Full story

 

Maxin G. LaMaide Sr.

WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Maxin G. LaMaide Sr., 91, a longtime resident of Wakefield, passed away Monday, June 10, 2019. He was born on Dec. 21, 1927, in Mellen, Wis., a son of George James and Helen... Full story

 

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Wednesday, June 12 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

 

Bessemer road construction to start soon

By TOM LAVENTURE tlaventure@yourdailyglobe.com BESSEMER — Various highway, bridge and street projects in Bessemer this summer are meant to make driving a lot less bumpy, officials said. “The work is to improve the ride quality of the roadway,...

 

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Tuesday, June 11 Pickleball, 9 a.m.-noon, Patterson courts or Ironwood Memorial Building. Gogebic County Veterans Service Officer, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Ironwood Memorial Building. 906-667-1110. Friends of the Mercer Public Library, 10 a.m., library,... Full story

 

Wakefield council grants raise to campground hosts

By P.J. GLISSON news@yourdailyglobe.com WAKEFIELD - The Wakefield City Council voted Monday evening to double the compensation of campground hosts for the Eddy Park Campground on Sunday Lake....

 

Drivers fired, hired for local garbage pickup

By TOM LAVENTURE tlaventure@yourdailyglobe.com RAMSAY — Recent disruption of garbage pickup to six municipalities has led to the dismissal of two drivers and hiring of their replacements, according to the supervisor’s report of the Bessemer...

 

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Monday, June 10 Men’s Bible study, 8 a.m., Bessemer Housing Community, community room, 906-667-0469. Iron County Food Pantry, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 72 Michigan Ave., Montreal, Wis. 715-561-4450. National Finnish American Festival board of directors, 10... Full story

 

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Email calendar items and community news to news@yourdailyglobe.com. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Saturday, June 8 Union Station Food Pantry and Northern Food Bank, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 252 E. Ayer St., Ironwood. Alcoholics Anonymous,... Full story

 

Helvia Irene Maki

WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Helvia Irene Maki, a longtime resident of Wakefield, passed away Monday, June 3, 2019, at the age of 103. Helvia was born on May 1, 1916, in Wakefield, a daughter of Jack Ludwig... Full story

 

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