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New Michigan 'Move Over Law' takes effect

By BRYAN HELLIOS news@yourdailyglobe.com Wakefield — The Michigan State Police issued a legal update on its “Move Over Law” to expand the law from all emergency vehicles to now include snowplows, garbage trucks, wrecker, utility vehicles and...

 

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Email calendar items and community news to news@yourdailyglobe.com. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Saturday, Feb. 16 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

 

Wakefield municipal building remodeling done for now

By P.J. GLISSON news@yourdailyglobe.com WAKEFIELD - Remodeling of the office areas in the Wakefield municipal building is complete, and a public-use agreement for the building's new gym is official....

 

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Thursday, Feb. 14 Pickleball, 10 a.m.-noon., Ironwood Memorial Building. Strong Bones Class, 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.. Mercer Community Center. Gogebic County Veterans Service Officer, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Wakefield City Hall; 1-2 p.m., Watersmeet... Full story

 

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Wednesday, Feb. 13 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

 

Apryl J. Anderson

FARMINGTON, Minn. - Apryl J. Anderson, 38, of Farmington, formerly of Bessemer, Mich., passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in Minnesota. Apryl was born on April 15, 1980, in Hibbing, a da... Full story

 

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Tuesday, Feb. 12 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, Mercer, Wis. Pickleball, 10 a.m.-noon., Ironwood Memorial Building. A Matter... Full story

 

Raymond H. Berg

WAKEFIELD, Mich. — Raymond H. Berg, 77, passed away on Feb. 10, 2019 at the Gogebic Medical Care Facility in Wakefield. He was born Feb. 19, 1941, son of Walter and Mildred (Kleimola) Berg. He attended Roosevelt School and graduated from A. D. John... Full story

 

Wakefield council finalizes contract for new manager

By P.J. GLISSON news@yourdailyglobe.com WAKEFIELD - Wakefield city council members voted Monday evening to accept a counter offer from Robert Brown, Jr., who was their first choice for a new city...

 

GOCAA fundraiser includes snow golf on Sunday Lake

By P.J. GLISSON news@yourdailyglobe.com WAKEFIELD - A snow golf event on Sunday Lake was offered for the first time as part of a Saturday fundraiser for the Gogebic-Ontonagon Community Action Agency....

 

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Monday, Feb. 11 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. Tai Chi, 9-10:15 a.m., Mercer Community Center,... Full story

 

Eugene Edwin 'Haka' Willing

WAKEFIELD, Mich. – Eugene Edwin "Haka" Willing, 87, a lifelong resident of Wakefield, passed away Wednesday morning, Feb. 6, 2019, after a long battle with multiple myeloma. Haka was born on May... Full story

 

Wakefield MSP trooper gets Samuel A. Mapes award

By Bryan Hellios news@yourdailyglobe.com WAKEFIELD — The Michigan State Police announced that 11 troopers from the Upper Peninsula were awarded the Cpl. Samuel A. Mapes Criminal Patrol and Investigation Award, including a local trooper. Tpr. Alexan...

 

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Thursday, Feb. 7 Pickleball, 10 a.m.-noon., 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. Strong Bones... Full story

 

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Wednesday, Feb. 6 Christian Men of the Northland, 6:30 a.m., Uptown Cafe, Ironwood. Iron County Health Department Walk In Clinic, 8:30 a.m.—noon, health department. Alcoholics Anonymous, open meeting, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.o... Full story

 

Robert Michael Mattila

WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Robert Michael Mattila, 77, of Wakefield Township, passed away late Sunday evening, Feb. 3, 2019, at his home, surrounded by family. Robert was born on July 1, 1941, in Wakefield, a... Full story

 

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Tuesday, Feb. 5 Gogebic County Veterans Service Officer, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Ironwood Memorial Building. 906-667-1110. Pickleball, 10 a.m.-noon, Ironwood Memorial Building. A Matter of Balance, 10 a.m.-noon, first floor conference room, Aspirus... Full story

 

Elaine Esther (Liikanen) Hoff

WAKEFIELD, Mich. — Elaine Esther (Liikanen) Hoff, 87, a longtime resident of Bessemer and Wakefield, passed away Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019. She was surrounded by loved ones and dear family members who... Full story

 

Vernon D. Johnson

NOVA, Ohio - Retired Staff Sgt. Vernon D. Johnson, 81, passed away suddenly in his home in Nova on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. He was born April 10, 1937, to Arthur and Rose P. (Brazzo) Johnson in... Full story

 

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Monday, Feb. 4 Iron County Food Pantry, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 72 Michigan Ave., Montreal, Wis. 715-561-4450. Tai Chi, 9-10:15 a.m., Mercer Community Center, 715-776-3993. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Overeaters... Full story

 

Robert John Linn

WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Robert John Linn, 92, a longtime resident of Wakefield, passed away Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette. Bob was born on Jan. 3, 1927, in... Full story

 

Polar Plungers pursuing pledges

WAKEFIELD — Regional Hospice will host its 13th annual Polar Plunge on Saturday, March 9, in Sunday Lake at Wakefield. Organizers are asking members of the public — those willing to jump — to solicit pledges in support of their leap. The...

 

James Wayne 'Jim' Ansami

SAXON, Wis. - James Wayne "Jim" Ansami, 62, of Saxon, died peacefully at St. Mary's Hospital in Duluth Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, about two weeks after being diagnosed with brain cancer. The son of... Full story

 

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Email calendar items and community news to news@yourdailyglobe.com. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Saturday, Feb. 2 Men’s Breakfast, 8 a.m., Havenwood Baptist Church, 501 Copper Street, Hurley. Union Station Food Pantry and Northern Food... Full story

 

Wakefield's municipal gym to offer batting practice

By P.J. GLISSON news@yourdailyglobe.com WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield city council voted Monday to grant members of 4 the Kids permission to use batting net equipment in the community room gym of the municipal building. Peter Koruga, co-chair of 4 the...

 

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