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Kangas ends 28-year career on Gogebic County Board


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LEROY KANGAS, of Ironwood Township, foreground, attends his last meeting as a Gogebic County Commissioner on Wednesday. He did not seek re-election and Dan Siirila will represent the township next year. Also shown are commissioners Tom Laabs, of Ironwood, center, and Bob Orlich, of Wakefield.


BESSEMER - Leroy Kangas concluded a 28-year career as a Gogebic County Commissioner Wednesday by announcing a new road commission board member.

John Matonich, who serves on the Michigan Natural Resources Board, was the interview committee's choice among four candidates for the position, Kangas said. The board then unanimously voted for Matonich.

Matonich will fill the term of the late Don Bennetts, of Bessemer, who died earlier this year. The term extends through 2020, county board chair Joe Bonovetz, of Bessemer, said.

Matonich, brother of sheri...

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