The Daily Globe from Ironwood, Michigan on December 12, 1997 · Page 4
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Ironwood, Michigan
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Friday, December 12, 1997
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Area News THE DAILY GLOBE. Ironwood. Ml — Friday. Dec. 12.1997 Pago U Obituaries EDC scores a new success Gordon Seid Sr. ROCKLANO - O.-.r'i.'U A S Sr , 67. of KockUr.d. ;..i - -<•< St Paul's l.'n,U-. pita! sn MiiiiH-" At tnt- rt-'jvj- -! James Perkins Sur^.-t ship, di 1997, a ! >• -i M.i.--. "i M. V ,) •< pi Kn William Ho atte Gap. James tht n -••rv.', Army from AU;T • ' 8, 19-1"\ m ic< : >.".'! gland Follow:';.' v ' a sergeant, h.- ::. ••- • kc-e wh. r,' h- w , - . : the I ' r; : tin i« h ir< r% '.: due to ill iie..!i;i ,it ' in 1976, nn<i movir^ 1 Towns Sip H' 1 wa- :i rrvmbiT any Community <"h wood, the In '.wo 1S23. the r >."> Pius Irun County Senior C:ti/- !v- (Yr ter James was an ,r. i<i Ailanr Braves fin nnd -•'•.j'i'.e-J h'.intirn ;ind i' ir<i(Tii:uT in hi ! ~ th> d ' > r \V ron- I'ost the James had a tremendous U>ff of life, even thmugh ad- rertitv and great pain, maintaining his sense of humor through it alL He teas a icon- dtrful hunband, father, grandfather, and great- grandfather, and icill be dearly missed by all tcho /wr</ him. Op. Fob 1. 19-11, he wa.- mar- rud to tht- fur:r>-r Martha i. Jaionen in Dubuque. \»v.--.t M it- tha surviv.^ Also surviving :s n sun. Janu .J Perkjnii iLar.da' of Menorn'iriee Falls. Wis , two d;vight« r-. Marjone Mickels'-m 'Roberts of Iron wood and Marline Bruce '('*er- aid) of Detroit, Mich . neral S'-rvice A f^ravesuiv service will bt" held in the spnmj at the Woodluwn < Ysrn ters\ Rockland Ti.e C.ine Funeral Home, On'.. '..i^-.n. is n> ihar^e of :ir [•r.uxii'Kil'lrefi, .J.ivne Reran r.r.;f!!r> (>' Syracuse, N Y . Di- .i:,-:i Mriijenovich (Paiih of Hur!< v. HoLiTt [ J , Mitk.lson ( Karen i >•! S,jpr-nor, \V:s.. Jon Mickelson H..itheri of Iror.w<x>d. Jill C-.rv.>r l<i!l. ,-.f N.-w \VhiU-land. i.i.i . K<i!a:ui \';n-on of Detroit. Arv r<«rn:i-.h Mark of Owens;,(.•-(, Kv , am.) Michael ImotxT- .-•'•;T Kr:< of Milwaukee, 1'2 ..•r. ,,t .'r,,n,J. KiM-en, David. Rob- hv. K.l- Erirm. Andri-w. Tho-, K.rv'.i, Amanda. Nicholas, Kiniberly, Holly, nnd Marcus, a .-isti-r. ihttie Felty of Abmpdon, \'a ; an-l numerous nieces and Hi side- h;>- parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers Dvwoj, Jaik, John, and Charles }\ rkins, :>nd two sistt'rs, Annit- T iv'i.i- and Ida Duncan Fuii'-rai services will be held at iO:Uj am Monday, Doc. 15, !'.<!.i7. a! the !U>thar.y Community (.'Ji'.jr^h in Ironw<K>d. the Rov. K..(«-rt C. Mickelson officiating. Sjirin^ bunal will be in the Sunset Acres Ci-metery, Iron- wmxi Township. A flai: presentation ceremony uiil tie tonducted by Tom Dc- Car'o arid Tom Mitchell. Visitation will be held at the McKcvitt Patrick Funeral Home in Ironwood from 5 to 8 p.m on Financial pressures mount By JAN TUCKER Globe Staff Wnter ONTON'ACON — At a time of economic pressures for the orpa- mzation, the Ontonagon County EconomiL 1 I'W'velopmenl Corporation is espenencmg mounting success The EDC learned Thursday another business will move into one or two White Pine buildings in 199H KOC administrative secretary Dorothy Bussipre told the board an "Uppor Peninsula company with 30 years >n business will expand its business in the White Pine Industrial Park " She ;said the business wilt occupy one and possibly two buildings. Bussiere said she was not at liberty to divulge the name of the company. The announcement brings to five the number of buildings that will be operated from the site of the former White Pine Mine There are 12 buildings available for business use in the industrial park. Custom Fabrication, Iron Mountain, wilt occupy two buildings; Northland Electric, a portion of one building, and the new business one or two buildings Bussiere said in nine months, five buildings have been spoken for "That's a successful year," she noted The bad news for the EDC was that with all the need for increased activity to bringing business to Ontonagon County, it must tighten its belt. The loss cf $30,000 to $32.000 in revenues from the Ontonagon Harbor has forced the EDC to cut deeply into its fund balance and restrict expenditure*. The largest chunk of the corporation'* income" came from fees charged to coal companies for unloading for Copper Range at the EDC dock Since Copper Range no longer has such deliveries, revenues have dropp-ed drastica!- ly Because of the declining income, the EDC fund balance is a'so dropping. It decreased from $105.196 in January to an estimated $26,838 next September The proposed 1998 revenues are $9,200 and exptn^rs $65,732. That deficit will be taken from the fund balance The board approved several cost-saving measures to slow the tide of expenditures. The board agreed to: —Cancel the sign board in Go- County which promotes the Rallyists need to be safe, sober from 930 a.m ,-it tht; church to on Sunday, and s^rvicr 1 tim< M.-.nday {'allbt-arers will be James' four i,-randson,s, Robert B. Mickelson, Jon Mickelson. Roland Vmsdn, and Micharl Imoberstcg'. his r ephew, Russell Sipponen; and his prandson-in-law, Paul Mrd- Memorials are preferred to the Bethany Community Church. MiKevitt-Patnck Funeral Home, Ironwood. i? in charpe of arrangements. U.P. News Construction crew member killed CRYSTAL F.-U.IJ>, Mni: A!' — A road constru-tior. en vi worker was killed arv-r I .-mi struck by a pa fine . ••! ...-• ,r.j thonties said Kyle E Erick.-oti, Li't. ii i;- : River, who was \x**r ( r n .• a- .s •:' veyor for SuruiLv r,• ('..r. > ;i .;. Associates He wa.- :;.' \ : .> '.•<.<• Chevrolet pickup » r 1 .., !> :.-.. ,. ;. Robert Caitutto. ti.">. ot Iro: !-: ; ., r said Sgt V'orner S «.i--n :• : : ::. Iron Shir.:]'- ! ! . ,ir ment ("ailr,tto. who was traveling ir 1 ; his wife. Joanne, 59. was ot irresN-d Once the police re- I'ompleted, it will be re- for possible charges, So- : -'»! ri-;lt- Falls, Cry-;: it F.ilis Mir-i'i^ Jo sderit (X'curred about HST on L r .S. 2. about we.-t of the city of in Iron County's Township. The. urna of Marquette re- CC1 will dismantle buildings ISHPEMINc;. The Cleveland ( pany plan^ to iii move build:r.^s from several :, r. ing and pr-ni-- Marquette ('i -ar.t mantled arc Plant and Plant in N-.^Humboldt I' Me;! at I' ip and facilities .Nfine in Republic. are being finalized 1 T the buildings and i Park Corporation . a company that Us m:nt' equipment . .v.i'i of the faciiitii-s •> 'n, sa;<i Dun Ryan. .'.'.- In.n Company . i/.-r for public af- Iron County Department of Natural ,Resources conservation warden Sue Miller said gnowmo- bilers should play it safe and sober for this weekend's Red Light Rally. Law enforcement efforts will be beefed up for the rally, which attracts thousands of snowmobilers to the Hurley area. Law enforcement night patrols are planned. The Iron County Sheriffs Department patrol expects to be out in force, as well as the moreased DNR patrols. Miller said. "Both Wisconsin and Michigan DNR officers are planning on patrolling during the Red Light Rally," she added. In the paat, numerous citations have been issued "Snowmobile safety should be the theme this year at the Red Light Rally. Over the past year, the Hurley and Iron County communities have done a great deal in informing snowmobilers about responsible and safe operation. "A lot of planning has gone into this year's rally, including information to snowmobilers about intoxicated operation and ways to avoid drinking and driving," Miller said. "Law enforcement personnel will again b* in the area to try to keep trails safe. An information booth will be located trailside in No information on court assault BESSEMER — Gogebic County Sheriff Donald Pezzetti released no additional information regarding Monday's assault m probate court, except to say there were no injuries requiring medical attention. The investigation continues, Pezzetti said. He indicated prosecutor Wayne Groat would release information Groat said did not have an opportunity to review the report from the sheriffs department which was submitted to him Wednesday. The sheriffs department was called to probate court Monday about 10 41 am when an alarm sounded on the sheriffs department radio and on the courthouse intercom downtown Hurloy on Saturday. It will bv manned by law enforcement personnel "Afternoon patrols will be on the trails to assist snowmobilers. give information as requested and encourage snowmobilers to use the shuttle buses if they plan on drinking. Wo will also have night patrols to try to discourage drinking and driving," Miller said. "Mo«t snowmobilers are safe, responsible operators and do not ovenndulge in drinking. We en- bootha. courage alt snowmobilers to take Mine farming plan advances, EDC learns an active role m curbing thoso lesa responsible snowmobiiers they may encounter on the trails. One bad operator can reflect negatively on ali snowmobilers and can endanger more than themselves Law enforcement officers cannot do it ail on their own and any assistance is appreciated," Miller said. Snowmobilers with questions regarding snowmobiling or those who wish to express opinions any of the information ONTONAGON — An underground growth center in the depths of the Whjte Pine Mine took another step forward Thursday with an agreement by the Ontonagon County Economic Development Corporation to assist the proposed project. Prairie Plant Systems of Saskatchewan, Canada, ia planning a $201,000 project for a full feasibility and marketing study and business plan which would enable them to move on to a pilot project in the mine. The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Michigan State is applying to the United States Department of Agriculture for $100,000 for the study. Prairie Plant Systems will pay $56,000 for the study and plan and requested a grant from the EDC for $45.000. EDC officials said the $-15,000 could come from a $100,000 planning grant which was approved to be taken from the county Revolving Loan Fund. The marketing study would in- dicate what kind of markets would exist for herbs, orchids and specialty mushrooms which could be grown in the mine. The board approved the grant contingent on the Department of Agriculture grant approval, approval by the Department of Environmental Quality and EPA and two years of financial statements. The board also strongly supported a Western U.P. Planning and Development region proposal for a $266,650 project which would, in part, provide a manager for the White Pine Industrial Park and marketing money for the Renaissance Zone. The board welcomed its newest member, Mark Pierpont. Pierpont, Ontonagon County Equalization Director, replaces Roger McDonald. The board also received a resignation from Dick Polkky, Bruce Crossing. Porcupine Mountain Ski Aria ir ; the winter and summer r--o-> ation in the summer —Limit the administrative -j- t retary's overtime to 205 hours m the next mm> months lUcauo- - >t the work in recruitim: I u>mi-s-, to White Pine and marki-tuu: i>mic! ings, Bussiere had 42 r h<-nr- • ovi-rtimi 1 last year —Limit truv"i costs —Reduce promotional ai'tiv: ties. —Appoint a cumniittt i- to d> u-r mine how to rai-e rfvn.u,--- : : the organsz.-iti- n IM ' .-••i. 1 .- '.vr ; ins letters to M-K tor ii- t..ii —Limit t!i-.- i-orj/.'- : .: l-i:-. ness dr-veh pment s"j- ; • - it .1 r. ral business eiUer}r.-.. ^'r.u,! i not received. The board approved its i-ontr.i. ' with Bussit-re with t!>e terms a> last year, at .1\ ••• $24,OOO, with ovennn. straight time Snowmobiler seriously hurt DULUTH — An Iroruv i woman is in serious condition !• a Duluth h<jspital !ollMV\ ins: ;\ snowmcbilo accident Thur-dav Annette Hedloj. 17. -•! lj:i K Oak, Ironwcwid. was insured :>'. : transported to Grand View 11-pita! by ambulance att> r .. s n ou mobile accident about 7 ."> She was then transported Mary's Hospitiil. where li- ing treated in the neur > intensive care unit. Doctors are still assessi injunes, acrordinc to a h spokesman. Hedlofs snowmohili- L with a pickup that crosswia<> on Nordheim near Powuerhorn Rnad m Iron wood Township, while an attached trailer was bein:r .straightened. There was morierate <iam age to the snowmobile The accident is stiil under in vestigation, according to the (;<> gebic County Sheriffs Depart ment, and citations arc- pendmn Polar Bears busy at home Ironwood Polar Berir Huiki . teams have a busy hnn:c -che.t ule this week at ttv- ['a: ODonnell Civic Center Much of the action take- Saturday. The Squirt H'- Iron River. Wis, at 11 i* and 5:30 p.m. The Squirt A Price County at 10 am p.m. Also on Saturday, the IVi play Price County at ! p TI the Bantams play Prire ( at 2 30 p.m. On Sunday, the Squirt H's >,, Mosinee at nonn, an(i Ashlan.i 2:30. h. K> plao pi av t a nt s pl.v. and ! \V, ,. >.!.•: ''.Ul,t- Notice The Watersmeet Township monthly board meeting will be postponed until further notice. Watersmeet Township Board * Notice * Eagle Bluff Club Members Who Have Swim Passes at Holiday Inn. These Must Be Used Up Before Dec. 31,1997-New Management Will Not Accept the Passes After That Date. 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