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  • Paul Earl Cyr

    Jul 27, 2023

    IRONWOOD, Mich. - Paul Cyr, 96, of Ironwood, passed away with his family by his side on July 18, 2023. He was born Aug. 7, 1926, to Paul William and Agnes Gertrude (Granger) Cyr. Paul was a man of many interests, including belonging to the boxing club at Cretin High School in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he won the Golden Gloves tournament. He was also a Boy Scouts leader and president of the PTA at Roosevelt School in Ironwood Township, and was involved in the bowling league, a caller for square... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Jul 13, 2023

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, July 13 Bessemer St. Vincent de Paul, financial assistance, 9-10 a.m.; food pantry, 10 a.m. to noon. 906-663-4436. Ironwood St. Vincent de Paul, food pantry and financial assistance, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., located behind Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. 906-932-4325. 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

  • Gogebic Range offers fun for all ages during July 4 period

    Jun 29, 2023

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] The tri-county region will have no end of Independence Day activities before, during and after July 4 as a variety of communities take turns offering holiday fun for both residents and visitors. Celebrations occur over days and times will allowing people of all ages to attend events in more than one community. Below is a list of some of the activities. Gogebic County Wakefield’s annual town picnic will begin in the main pavilion of Eddy Park on July 3 at noon. Live music, games and other fun will be...

  • Margaret Ann 'Peggy' Nordberg

    Jun 29, 2023

    MARENISCO, Mich. - Margaret Ann (MacLeod) "Peggy" Nordberg, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 20, 2023, while the dew was still on the roses at the Howard Young Hospital. Peggy was born on Feb. 11, 1938, to Frances MacLeod. She graduated from the Roosevelt School in Marenisco. During high school she worked part-time as a telephone operator in Marenisco. Following high school, she worked at the White Pine copper mine and Kimberly Clark in Marenisco. There she met her soon to be husband... Full story

  • James Anthony Cebolski

    Jun 29, 2023

    BESSEMER, Mich. - James Anthony Cebolski, 86, of Bessemer, passed on to eternal life on Friday, June 23, 2023, at Aspirus Ironwood Hospital. Jim was born on Aug. 17, 1936, in Bessemer, the son of Pearl and John Cebolski. He graduated from A.D. Johnston High School in 1954. Jim worked in his younger years whitewashing barns. He went on to work at the White Pine Copper Mine and the city of Bessemer. Jim then worked for his father at the company his father started and he eventually became the owner... Full story

  • Kenneth Isaac Wuorinen

    Jun 15, 2023

    BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - Kenneth Isaac Wuorinen, 85, of Bloomington, passed away at Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina, on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023. Kenneth was born on Sept. 14, 1937, in Wakefield, Michigan, a son of Matt Walfred and Saima Salina (Johnson) Wuorinen. He attended Wakefield schools and graduated in 1956. Kenneth was active on the Wakefield track team. On Aug. 4, 1956, he was married to Beverly Ann Hill in Wakefield, by the Rev. Gust A. Wuorinen. Kenneth and Beverly resided on Fire... Full story

  • Nicholas James 'Nick' Nelson

    Jun 8, 2023

    IRONWOOD, Mich. - Nicholas James "Nick" Nelson, 69, of Ironwood, passed away on Saturday, June 3, 2023, in Madison, Wisconsin, with his loving wife by his side. Nick was born to Helen (Madden) and Walter Nelson of Wakefield on Oct. 25, 1953, and graduated from Wakefield High School in 1971. He married Marcia Holm, the love of his life, on Feb. 10, 1973, and they recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister-in-law, Doreen (Holm)... Full story

  • Dale E. Sain

    May 25, 2023

    EWEN, Mich. - Dale E. Sain, 91 of Ewen, passed away Dec. 8, 2022, in Wausau, Wisconsin, surrounded by family. Dale was born June 11, 1931, to the late Richard and Arla Sain in Ewen. He was a lifelong resident of Ewen and graduated from Ewen High School. In 1949, he married the former Lorraine Syria. He served in the U.S. Navy Seabees during the Vietnam Era. Dale worked for the Ontonagon County Road Commission and White Pine Copper Mine until his retirement. In retirement, he enjoyed going to... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    May 18, 2023

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, May 18 Bessemer St. Vincent de Paul, financial assistance, 9-10 a.m.; food pantry, 10 a.m. to noon. 906-663-4436. Gogebic-Ontonagon Community Action Agency food commodity distribution for seniors, Bergland, Lake Gogebic Senior Center, 9:25-9:40 a.m. EDT; White Pine, Carp Lake Township Hall, 10-10:15 a.m. EDT; Ontonagon Holy Family Catholic Church, 11-11:30 a.m. EDT; Mass City Resource Center, 12:30-1 p.m. EDT. Mercer Health and... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    May 11, 2023

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, May 11 Bessemer St. Vincent de Paul, financial assistance, 9-10 a.m.; food pantry, 10 a.m. to noon. 906-663-4436. Mercer Health and Wellness, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Mercer Community Center. Ironwood St. Vincent de Paul, food pantry and financial assistance, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., located behind Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. 906-932-4325. Gogebic County Veterans Service Officer, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Wakefield City Hall; 1-2 p.m.,... Full story

  • Edwin Michael Edmark

    Apr 27, 2023

    HURLEY, Wis. - Edwin Michael Edmark, 74, of Hurley, passed away on Tuesday, April 11, 2023. Edwin "Eddy" was born on Aug. 2, 1948, to Edwin F. and Lillian E. Edmark in Wakefield, Michigan. Eddy attended Wakefield High School and graduated in 1966. He served in the U.S. Army, enlisting in 1968, fought in the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged in 1970. Eddy was a member of the Wakefield Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9084. In 1974, he graduated from Michigan Career Institute in diesel... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Apr 20, 2023

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, April 20 Bessemer St. Vincent de Paul, financial assistance, 9-10 a.m.; food pantry, 10 a.m. to noon. 906-663-4436. Gogebic-Ontonagon Community Action Agency food commodity distribution for seniors, Bergland, Lake Gogebic Senior Center, 9:25-9:40 a.m. EDT; White Pine, Carp Lake Township Hall, 10-10:15 a.m. EDT; Ontonagon Holy Family Catholic Church, 11-11:30 a.m. EDT; Mass City Resource Center, 12:30-1 p.m. EDT. Mercer Health... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Apr 13, 2023

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, April 13 Bessemer St. Vincent de Paul, financial assistance, 9-10 a.m.; food pantry, 10 a.m. to noon. 906-663-4436. Mercer Health and Wellness, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Mercer Community Center. Ironwood St. Vincent de Paul, food pantry and financial assistance, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., located behind Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. 906-932-4325. Gogebic County Veterans Service Officer, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Wakefield City Hall; 1-2 p.m.,... Full story

  • Michael Clement 'Mike' Mesich

    Apr 13, 2023

    IRONWOOD, Mich. - Michael Clement "Mike" Mesich, 94, of Ironwood, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 4, 2023, in his daughter and son-in-law's home in Montreal, Wisconsin. Mike was born on Sept. 29, 1928, in Ironwood, a son of John Carl and Anna Mary (Yelich) Mesich. Mike attended Newport grade school and graduated from Luther L. Wright High School in 1947. After graduation, he went to Milwaukee and worked for Nash-Kelvinator Corporation until 1950, when he was drafted into the U.S. Army... Full story

  • George Nygard

    Apr 6, 2023

    ONTONAGON, Mich. - George Nygard, 83, of Ontonagon passed away surrounded by his children on Saturday, March 18, 2023, at Aspirus Hospital in Wausau, Wisconsin. He was born March 5, 1940, in Ontonagon to the late Walter and Bessie (Bally) Nygard. Upon graduation from Ontonagon High School, George enlisted with the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in Texas and then Spain, where he worked in communications. After his service in the Air Force, George attended the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.... Full story

  • Clarence 'Kelly' Helgren

    Apr 6, 2023

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Clarence "Kelly" Helgren, 92, formerly of Ironwood, Michigan, died peacefully on March 24, 2023, in Nashville. Kelly was born in 1930 in the Helgren family home in Erwin Township, Michigan, that was built by his grandparents, John and Anna Helgren, in 1906. Despite only having an eighth-grade education, Kelly earned an associate degree from Gogebic Community College, and later a bachelor's degree from Northern Michigan University, and a master's degree from the University of... Full story

  • Paul Matthew Puuri

    Mar 30, 2023

    WHITE PINE, Mich. - Paul Matthew Puuri, age 95, passed away on Friday, March 24, 2023, at his home in White Pine. Paul was born in Detroit, on Jan. 9, 1928. He was baptized at Apostolic Lutheran Church. During his growing-up years, Paul lived with his family on their family farm. Paul went to school in Liminga for kindergarten through 8th grade; Redridge for 9th-10th grades. Paul graduated from Houghton High School in 1946. On April 8, 1950, Paul was united in marriage to Lucille Helen Bekkala.... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Mar 16, 2023

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, March 16 Bessemer St. Vincent de Paul, financial assistance, 9-10 a.m.; food pantry, 10 a.m. to noon. 906-663-4436. Gogebic-Ontonagon Community Action Agency food commodity distribution for seniors, Bergland, Lake Gogebic Senior Center, 9:25-9:40 a.m. EDT; White Pine, Carp Lake Township Hall, 10-10:15 a.m. EDT; Ontonagon Holy Family Catholic Church, 11-11:30 a.m. EDT; Mass City Resource Center, 12:30-1 p.m. EDT. Mercer Health... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Mar 9, 2023

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, March 9 Bessemer St. Vincent de Paul, financial assistance, 9-10 a.m.; food pantry, 10 a.m. to noon. 906-663-4436. Mercer Health and Wellness, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Mercer Community Center. Ironwood St. Vincent de Paul, food pantry and financial assistance, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., located behind Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. 906-932-4325. Gogebic County Veterans Service Officer, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Wakefield City Hall; 1-2 p.m.,... Full story

  • Peter Dominic Rigoni

    Mar 2, 2023

    IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. - Peter Dominic Rigoni, 86, of Iron Mountain and formerly of White Pine, passed away on Monday, Feb. 20, 2023, at Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain. Peter was born on March 29, 1936, in Ironwood, son of the late Dominic and Annette Rigoni. Peter married the love of his life, Geri (Powell) Rigoni, on Oct. 9, 1965. Peter graduated from Luther L. Wright High School in Ironwood, in 1954. After high school he worked as a seaman on the Great Lakes before joining... Full story

  • James 'Tiny' 'Jim' Paynter

    Feb 23, 2023

    BESSEMER, Mich. - James M. "Tiny" Paynter, 73, of Bessemer, passed away on Monday, Feb. 20, 2023, in Wakefield. Jim was born in 1949, in Wakefield, a son of Walter and Vivian (Kelto) Paynter. Jim was raised in Bessemer and graduated from A.D. Johnston High School with the class of 1968. He continued his education at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, where he pursued a degree in education. Jim played football for the Northern Michigan Wildcats while attending classes. Jim worked at White... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Feb 16, 2023

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, Feb. 16 Gogebic-Ontonagon Community Action Agency food commodity distribution for seniors, Bergland, Lake Gogebic Senior Center, 9:25-9:40 a.m. EST; White Pine, Carp Lake Township Hall, 10-10:15 a.m. EST; Ontonagon Holy Family Catholic Church, 11-11:30 a.m. EST; Mass City Resource Center, 12:30-1 p.m. EST. Bessemer St. Vincent de Paul, financial assistance, 9-10 a.m.; food pantry, 10 a.m. to noon. 906-663-4436. Mercer Health... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Feb 9, 2023

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, Feb. 9 Bessemer St. Vincent de Paul, financial assistance, 9-10 a.m.; food pantry, 10 a.m. to noon. 906-663-4436. Mercer Health and Wellness, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Mercer Community Center. Ironwood St. Vincent de Paul, food pantry and financial assistance, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., located behind Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. 906-932-4325. Gogebic County Veterans Service Officer, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Wakefield City Hall; 1-2 p.m.,... Full story

  • Donna Jean Doney

    Feb 2, 2023

    WAKEFIELD, Mich. — Donna Jean Doney, 76, of Wakefield, died on Friday, Jan. 13, 2023, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. She was born Sept. 26, 1946, in Marenisco, the daughter of Roy and Delcie (Hicks) Dean. Donna attended Marenisco schools graduating with the class of 1964. She attended beauty school in Marquette where she met the love of her life, Donald Doney from Wakefield. They married on Aug. 21, 1965, at the Assembly of God Church in Ironwood. Donna started her beauty career in Ironwood. After working for various shops, she struck out on her... Full story

  • Highland Copper CEO discusses industry status

    Jan 26, 2023

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] The global status of copper mining, as well as its future potential, was the subject of a virtual session last week that included the man who for six years has led Highland Copper Company Inc., a Canadian-based enterprise with interests in Wakefield Township and the broader Copper Country. Titled “The Doctor Is In,” the Jan. 20 session included five participants with worldwide expertise in business and finance, digital information, geology and mining engineering. Lobo Tiggre, founder and CEO of Louis...

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