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Wakefield-Marenisco hears good, bad news on audit

By P.J. GLISSON WAKEFIELD - The Wakefield-Marenisco School Board heard an audit report of good and bad news from accountant Karl Ahonen of Ironwood at its Monday evening...


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Wednesday, Dec. 19 Christian Men of the Northland, 6:30 a.m., Uptown Cafe, Ironwood. UPHP Blood Drive, 11 a.m.- 2:30 p.m., Wakefield Municipal Bldg. Alcoholics Anonymous, open meeting, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. DOVE Support... Full story


Wesley James Paquette

WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Wesley James Paquette was born in Kingsford, on May 4, 1929. He was the son of Otis and Clara (Borlee) Poquette. Wesley graduated from Kingsford High School in 1947. He worked for... Full story


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Tuesday, Dec. 18 Iron-Gogebic Integrated Family Services, 9-10:30 a.m., Iron County Courthouse, Hurley. 906-663-4045 or 715-561-2191. Wisconsin Veterans Employment Services Representative, 9-11:30 a.m., veterans service office, Hurley. 715-392-7808.... Full story


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Monday, Dec. 17 Gogebic County Health and Human Services Agency Board, 9 a.m., Gogebic County Medical Care Facility, Wakefield. Iron County Food Pantry, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 72 Michigan Ave., Montreal, 715-561-4450. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, Salem... Full story


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Saturday, Dec. 15 Children’s Story Time, 10 a.m., Wakefield Public Library. Union Station Food Pantry and Food Bank, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 252 E. Ayer St., Ironwood. Alcoholics Anonymous, 11 a.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Full story


Leona Hill

WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Helmi Leona Hill, 90, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, at the Gogebic Medical Care Facility, Wakefield. She was born in Wakefield Jan. 3, 1928, a daughter of Alfred and Sofia (Palomak... Full story


Wakefield municipal building ready for sports practice

By P.J. GLISSON WAKEFIELD - The Wakefield city council voted Monday to adopt temporary rules regarding the use of its newly remodeled community room. In the past 10 months, a...


MSP stresses importance of cleaning windshields

WAKEFIELD — With winter set in on the Gogebic Range, local law enforcement officials are reminding drivers to fully clean off their windshields and windows before hitting the road. Not only is cleaning windshields safer, according to Michigan...


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Thursday, Dec. 13 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. WordPress 101... Full story


Bruce L. Bolen

NILES, Ohio - Bruce L. Bolen, Sr. 83, of Niles, entered into eternal rest Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, at home. He was born April 30, 1935, in Wakefield, the son of Clifford and Anna (Anderson) Bolen.... Full story


Norma A. (Mattson) LaMaide

WAKEFIELD, Mich. — Norma A. (Mattson) LaMaide, 65, a lifelong resident of Wakefield, passed away Wednesday morning, Dec. 12, 2018, at her residence, surrounded by her loving family, after a courageous battle with cancer. Norma was born on Feb. 20,... Full story


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Wednesday, Dec. 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


Wakefield council leans to discouraging marijuana business

By P.J. GLISSON WAKEFIELD - The Wakefield city council voted Monday to have city attorney Ray O'Dea draw up an ordinance stating the city will opt out of allowing marijuana...


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Tuesday, Dec. 11 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. Cookie... Full story


Richard L. 'Rich' Giackino

WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Richard L. "Rich" Giackino, 81, of Wakefield, passed away Saturday morning, Dec. 8, 2018. Rich was born on Aug. 24, 1937, in Ironwood, a son of Louis and Fanny W. (Kahila)... Full story


Donald C. Decker Sr.

KIMBALL, Wis. - Donald C. Decker Sr., 77, of Kimball, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, at his home. He was born on March 13, 1941, in Chicago, but raised in Kenosha. Donald worked for the Kenosha... Full story


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Monday, Dec. 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 Inc. board, 10 a.m.,... Full story


Iron County gets jump on opening snowmobile trails

By RALPH ANSAMI While Iron County opened its snowmobile trails this week, other Wisconsin counties will wait until Dec. 15 to do so. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources officials said lack of snow and trail easements...


TRIO students hear dangers of impaired driving

By RICHARD JENKINS IRONWOOD - While the members of Gogebic Community College's TRIO program have undoubtedly heard they shouldn't drink and drive before, Michigan state...


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Thursday, Dec. 6 Red Cross Blood Drive, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Hurley Elementary School. Pickleball, 10 a.m.-noon., Ironwood Memorial Building. Gogebic-Ontonagon Community Action Agency quarterly food commodity distribution for registered families, 10... Full story


Carol Jean (Leinonen) Lindberg

IRONWOOD, Mich. - Carol Jean (Leinonen) Lindberg, 86, a long-time resident of Ironwood Township, passed away Sunday morning, Dec. 2, 2018. Carol was born on Dec. 19, 1931, in Ironwood, a daughter of... Full story


Mary L. 'Cookie' Conterio

MARENISCO, Mich. — Mary L. “Cookie” Conterio, 73, of Marenisco, passed away early Tuesday morning, Dec. 4, 2018. Mary was born on Dec. 25, 1944, in Bessemer Township, the daughter of BJ and Dorothy Conterio. She was a graduate of Marenisco... Full story


Ex-wrestler spreads message of inspiration to area students

By RALPH ANSAMI IRONWOOD - Marc Mero went from having a dream as a kid to living it, then losing it all. At 55, he's living a new dream. The motivational speaker addressed...


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