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 News    April 4, 2020 

Area funeral homes grapple with COVID restrictions on size of gatherings

By CHARITY SMITH csmith@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD — With rules against gatherings of more than 10 people in one place to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the funeral industry has had to make some adjustments. McKevitt-Patrick Funeral Home in...

 

Community Calendar

Email calendar items and community news to news@yourdailyglobe.com. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Saturday, April 4 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

 

Walter N. Saubert

WAUSAU, Wis. - Walter N. Saubert, 80, of Bergland, Michigan, passed away on March 23, 2020, at the Aspirus Hospital in Wausau. He was born on June 8, 1939, the son of the late Raymond and Roberta (Hig... Full story

 

Officials hear questions on enforcement of mandate

By CHARITY SMITH csmith@yourdailyglobe.com When Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer mandated that residents “stay at home” to help slow the spread of COVID-19, many residents wondered how this was to be enforced, and essential business owners...

 

Transfer Station to remain closed

By TOM LAVENTURE tlaventure@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD - The Gogebic Range Solid Waste Management Authority plans to continue the shutdown of its transfer station and recycling facility for the... Full story

 

Nursing homes work to maintain resident morale during pandemic

By CHARITY SMITH csmith@yourdailyglobe.com WAKEFIELD — Activities are continuing as scheduled for residents at Gogebic Medical Care Facility, they even enjoyed a visit and photo op with the Easter Bunny last week, in spite of the looming threat...

 

Ironwood changes meal distribution schedule

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD -- The Ironwood Area Schools is reducing the number of days it is distributing meals while classes remain cancelled in response to the... Full story

 

Debra Ann Granato

WAKEFIELD - Debra Ann Granato, 60, entered into eternal life unexpectedly on March 19, 2020. She was born in Waukegan, Illinois on Aug, 17, 1959 to the late Clifford Mattila and Ruby Brackney. She... Full story

 

June H. Luoma

IRONWOOD, Mich. - June H. Luoma, 83, of Erwin Township, passed away on March 25, 2020, in Ironwood, Michigan. She was born on June 22, 1936, daughter of Donald and Martha (Kuitunen) Hakala. June... Full story

 

Marian J. Brentar

BERGLAND, Mich. — Marian J. Brentar, 74, passed away at Aspirus Wausau Hospital on March 23, 2020. She was born the daughter of Stanley C Kaczmarek Sr. and Mary H. (Galamba) Kaczmarek in Wakefield. She graduated from Wakefield High School and on... Full story

 

A. Chris Bergquist

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Arthur Christian Bergquist, 77, of Ironwood Township, passed away Monday, March 23, 2020, at Aspirus Ironwood Hospital. Chris, a son of George and Gertrude (Trier) Bergquist... Full story

 

Arvella Marie Hellman

BESSEMER, Mich. - Arvella Marie Hellman, 89, of Bessemer, passed away Monday, March 23, 2020. Arvella was born on Jan. 16, 1931, in Wakefield, a daughter of Arvo John and Marion Lempi (Hakenen)... Full story

 

Marian J. Brentar

BERGLAND, Mich. — Marian J. Brentar, 74, passed away at Aspirus Wausau Hospital on March 23, 2020. She was born the daughter of Stanley C Kaczmarek Sr. and Mary H. (Salamba) Kaczmarek in Wakefield. She graduated from Wakefield High School and on... Full story

 

Churches take congregations to creative levels

By P.J. GLISSON news@yourdailyglobe.com Fears of COVID-19, a strain of coronavirus that has resulted in new national and state precautions, have changed the nature of American society, resulting in a...

 

Skiing season closes early amidst coronavirus warnings

By P.J. GLISSON news@yourdailyglobe.com The skiing season ended this past weekend on a busy note, despite recent warnings of coronavirus and various health mandates from state and national officials....

 

Community calendar

Monday, March 23 Iron County Food Pantry, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 72 Michigan Ave., Montreal, Wis. 715-561-4450. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Overeaters Anonymous, 5:30 p.m., All Saints Lutheran Church, Wakefield.... Full story

 

Dollar General devotes hour to shoppers at high risk of coronavirus

By CHARITY SMITH csmith@yourdailyglobe.com WAKEFIELD - The Dollar General announced Monday it is requesting the first hour of store operations each day to be designated for customers who are most...

 

Community calendar

Thursday, March 19 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. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood....

 

Community calendar

Wednesday, March 18 Christian Men of the Northland, 6:30 a.m., Uptown Cafe, Ironwood. Alcoholics Anonymous, open meeting, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. DOVE Support Group, noon-2 p.m. 906-932-4990. Ironwood-Hurley Rotary Club,... Full story

 

Community Calendar

Monday, March 16 Iron County Food Pantry, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 72 Michigan Ave., Montreal, Wis. 715-561-4450. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Overeaters Anonymous, 5:30 p.m., All Saints Lutheran Church, Wakefield. A... Full story

 

Leola Irene 'Ducky' (Dalbeck) Cook

MERRIWEATHER, Mich. - Leola Irene "Ducky" (Dalbeck) Cook, 82, a longtime resident of Merriweather, passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Leola was born on May 8, 1937, in Wakefield, a daughter of... Full story

 

Sandra Lee Snarski-Smith

IRONWOOD, Mich. – Sandra "Sandi" Snarski-Smith, 54, of Ironwood, passed away peacefully Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. Sandi was born on Sept. 1, 1965, in Bessemer Township. She grew up in Hurley,... Full story

 

Michigan schools to close Monday

By DAILY GLOBE STAFF news@yourdailyglobe.com LANSING - Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced late Thursday that she was ordering the closure of all public, private and boarding K-12 school...

 

Daily Globe's Juno, Jenkins take home photography awards

Two Daily Globe staff members were honored for their photography by the Michigan Press Association as part of its 2019 Better Newspaper Contest in awards announced Friday. Sports Editor Jason Juno took first place in the feature photo category for hi...

 

Local governments take precautionary measures to prevent spread of coronavirus

By CHARITY SMITH and TOM LAVENTURE csmith@yourdailyglobe.com tlaventure@yourdailyglobe.com In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, city officials in Bessemer announced Thursday they are limiting the...

 

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