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Friday, September 4, 1998
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Area News THE DAILY GLOBE. Ironwood, Ml — Friday. Sept. 4.1998 Page 4 New nutrition location opens For the Record By PAMELA DAVENPORT Globe Staff Writer RAMSAY — The first hew nutrition site to open in Gogebic and Ontonagon counties in 20 years opened this week in Ramsay. The site is funded through the Gogebic-Ontonagon Comunity Action Agency for senior citizens and is open to anyone. "You don't have to live in Bessemer Township to eat here," said G. Jean Verbos, Bessemer Township supervisor. The site is located at the former Christ the King Catholic Church in Ramsay. When the church closed its doors, it gave the building to the township and the township is now donating the space to the nutrition site. The township is donating the site for the program as a place for people to go to have a nutritious meal," Verbos said, pointing out most nutrition sites have to rent the buildings where the meals are provided. "The township board felt it was such an important function, they decided to go with donating in-f stead of renting. "It's been a lot of hard work, but now we're ready to fly." The nutrition site will be open Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at noon. The suggested donation for those 60 and over (and their spouses) is $2; $4.30 for those under 60. Several area dignitaries at- tended the Wednesday's opening, including Gogebic County Sheriff Don Pezzetti, county clerk Rich Brown and his wife, Ann Marie, administrator for the Bessemer Area Sewer Authority, and Bessemer Township officials, clerk Hope Tarnaski, treasurer Cathy Syreini and trustee Robert Sailer. Sailer and his wife, Helen have been "instrumental" in getting the site open, Verbos said, "doing much cleaning and bringing the building up to code." - Other officials attended from Escanaba and Ironwood. Sally Bruce and Barbara Smith, quality assurance team members; Carol Gilligan, nutritionist; and Donna Grondine came from Escanaba. Carolynne Carlson, executive director of GOCAA in Ironwood, came with others members of her team, including Irene Sorelle, nutrition director, Kevin Maki, head chef, Christine Trolla, nutrition secretary, and Dixie Dennis, site manager for Ironwood Senior Center. • "A big special thank to all who helped make it possible," Verbos added, especially mentioning Public Works Supervisor Louis Sworab and the public works crew. "This is a big leap forward for a little township like ours that has had so many setbacks. It's good to have a success," Verbos concluded. POLICE REPORTS Michigan State Police A 24-year-old Kenton man was arrested and lodged in the Ontonagon County jail after he was stopped for crossing the center line into oncoming ' traffic on Bond Falls Road near U.S. 45 in Interior Township about 1:15 a.m. today. He was also charged with speeding (100 mph in a 55-mph zone), possession of. marijuana, drunk driving and .fleeing and eluding police. City of Bessemer Gogebic County deputies-confiscated a "deer-gutting" knife from a Bessemer 13-year-old at A.D. Johnston High School Thursday, based on information that the boy was threatening another student with it. At a meeting with the boy, his parents and ADJ principal Mike Bennett, the boy admitted to the deputies he had found the knife and threatened the other boy, but intended the threat as a joke. He was cited into probate court after the conversation. Gogebic County A garage at E7771 Mt. View Road, Bessemer Township, was broken into during the past two weeks, according to a report received by the Gogebic County Sheriff s Department. It appeared the thief took out a window and then replaced it, the account said. Stolen were: a l /z-- inch snap-on drill valued at $250; a snap-on air-dye grinder, $100; a set of snap-on air dye grinder bits, $100; and a Wagner electric paint sprayer, $50. 98th DISTRICT COURT Gogebic County William P. Rigoni, 30, rural Bessemer; drunk driving, unlawful blood-alcohol level (combined offense), revoked license, 40 days jail, $1,725 fine, court costs, crime victims' rights, outpatient treatment, no alcohol or drugs, substance abuse testing on demand of probation or police officer. Donald Bolich, 53, 400 Geneva St., Ironwood; careless driving, $115 fine, court costs. Man sentenced (Continued from Page 1) Sheasby told the court he was on his way between Superior and Sault Ste. Marie to return his girlfriend's father's truck. He was stopped in Wakefield for having a non-functioning headlight and when asked if he had any drugs with him, he admitted he did. He will serve his term in a jail in Superior per an agreement with Gogebic County prosecutor, Wayne Groat. Village mourns PEGGY'S COVE, Nova Scotia (AP) — Visitors from Europe and the United States who will journey to Peggy's Cove today will not take home the carefree memories of tourists typically drawn to the fishing village. The new arrivals will be family and friends of the 229 passengers and crew members who died in the crash of Swissair Flight 111 on Wednesday night. Swissair and the province of Nova Scotia are.providing what amounts to a sanctuary among the photogenic rocks of Peggy's Cove. Businesses wanted (Continued from Page 1) "We want business owners or prospective owners to know that it will be a big economic advantage to locate their buainew in Carp Lake Township," Rigoni said. Copper Range officials are giving the large chuck of copper, located at the entrance to the former administration building, to the township. The board discussed where it should be located and agreed the best place will be at the "Welcome to White Pine" sign off M-64 at the entrance to White Pine. KODAK VIDEO TAPE CASSETTE 8mm 120 min. ^ 98 each , Camera ' &Sound Mam Street, rronwood 932-3901 Picnic part of busy weekend in Wakefield Extra patrols planned Extra holiday travel will mean extra road patrols for Michigan State Police as the "Safe and Sober" campaign continues. Safe and Sober is an ongoing program designed to reduce traffic deaths and injuries. Over Labor Day weekend the emphasis will be on safety belts. "Don't risk your life or getting a citation," said Sgt. Jean Belanger, traffic safety grant coordinator. , Reports show occupants in crashes were 11 times more likely to be killed if they were not buckled because safety belts dramatically reduce the likelihood of ejection. When ejected from a vehicle, the severity of the injury is higher and the number of fatalities increased. Buckling up could prevent nine out of 10 serious and fatal rollover injuries. Buckle up on every trip, the MSP advises. About 75 percent of all crashes occur within 25 miles of home. Council meets tonight BESSEMER — Bessemer City Council will meet tonight at 5 instead of its usual meeting time on Monday because of the Labor Day holiday. Thomas Bunker, owner of the former Bunker Building site, will speak to the council regarding the building that was demolished in August of 1997. Also on the agenda are: —A presentation by the public works leadman on the purchase and rental of new graders. —Discussion regarding scheduling a public hearing about possible demolition of a house at 112 First Avenue. —Correspondence about financing for a street project on Silver Street. WAKEFIELD — One of the highlights of Wakefield's big Labor Day wtpkend activities calendar is the annual Fireworks Committee Community Picnic at Eddy Park on Sunday Lake. The picnic begins at noon on Saturday and continues until midnight. Special music is planned at the pavilion in the evening, Bingo will be played from noon until 6 and special kid's games are also on tap. ' A concession stand at the pavilion will provide food and refreshments throughout the day and evening. A huge bonfire will light up the night sky at 9 p.m. and other activities are planned. Also on the Labor Day card is a kids' fishing contest near the Wakefield Recreation Center from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The Labor Day weekend program started today with the Fall Harvest Fest and museum closing which will last until 4. Wakefield's 12th annual tip-off girls basketball tournament will continue this evening and Satur- ' day at Cardinal gymnasium. On Sunday the Wakefield VFW will bold a breakfast buffet at the Post Home 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; the Gogebic Medical Care Facility will stage its annual blueberry festival on the facility grounds Sunday afternoon, with activities for everyone; and the Wakefield American Legion will hold an outdoor pork barbecue feed at its River Street Post from 3 to 7 p.m. On Monday, Labor Day, the big weekend program is climaxed by the 15th annual Sunday Lake Fun Walk around Sunday Lake. Activities begin at 9 a.m. Area residents are invited to come and enjoy this full weekend ' program in Wakefield. Wakefield offices close WAKEFIELD — Wakefield city offices will be closed Monday due to the Labor Day holiday. Garbage will be collected on its regular schedule. Of ttit (Hmat trf lite 4: 1998 In Love, Joe, Mary, Julie, Jim, Tammy and Famines. U.S. 51 logging under way TOMAHAWK, Wis. — Motorists traveling along U.S. 51 north of Tomahawk will notice logging operations on the highway right- of-way this fall and next year. Timber harvesting along U.S. 51 between Tomahawk and U.S. 8 is under way in preparation for the nine-mile U.S. 51 expressway expansion project, which is scheduled to start in 1999. A timber harvest contract was awarded to Blomberg Logging, Inc. of Ogema. The contract includes salvaging timber that has commercial or fuel value and burning the unsalvageable branches and other slash. ' According to Dennis Brock, technical services manager for the Rhinelandcr transportation district, "The district competitively lets contracts to logging companies for harvesting timber that would otherwise be destroyed in the process of highway construction." "If there is enough timber that has commercial value, then it makes economic sense for someone to come in and harvest it. Otherwise, we include clearing brush and trees in crur grading contracts." The $22 million four-lane ex- It keeps more than ^memories alive. American Heart Association- 11 pressway construction project will begin in 1999 with work on the bridges and other structures. The expressway will be graded in 2000 and paved in 2001. Thank You The family of Alice Sturgul wish to thank all those who sent cards, flowers, food, mass cards, monetary gifts, and for all your kind words of sympathy on the passing of our aunt. A special thank you to Father O'Connell, Deacon Russ Lundgren, Mary Geach, The Catholic Women's Council, the staff at the Villa Marina Nursing Home, John Endrizzi, Marie White, Darlene Vokolek, Engstrom Funeral Home and Dr. Rocco. God Bless You AH Paul Sturgul and Family LABOR DAY SALE Racka of Clothing Starting at *10°° 20% STOREWIDE Excluding Sale Radcs. 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