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WELCOME TO SUMMER FUN Abelman Clothing & Footwear ABR, Inc Agogebic Press Angelo’s Pizza Arbor Vitae Homes Around the Corner Pub Ashland Lake Superior Lodge Aspirus Grandview Hospital Associated Title & Closing Bad River Casino Beaver Lodge Ben Franklin Bessemer Historical Society Big Valley Ford Branding Iron Breakwater Restaurant Char’s Café Christ Lutheran Parish Cloverland Motors Copper Peak Adventure Ride Cornerstone Builders Creative Spirits El Dorado Elk & Hound Explorer’s Point Restaurant & Blue Heron Bar Fabric Patch Forslund’s Building Supply Gene’s Service Giovanoni’s True Value Hardware Gogebic Community College Gogebic Iron County Airport Gogebic Lodge

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Quality Collision R J Hoeft Construction Raetta’s Hair Salon Range Art Association Range Beverage Real Estate Store Rigoni’s Bakery Rigoni’s Inn Section 12 Automotive Settlers Co-op Sharon Lutheran Church Sharon’s Coffee & Catering Smokey’s Restaurant St Mary’s Church of the Seven Dolars State Bank of Ewen Steigers Ace Hardware Sunday Lake Supermarket Sylvania Outfitters Tacconelli’s & Tacconell’s To Go The Rustic Roadhaus Timber Ridge Golf Toni’s Place Trackside Pub Trinity Lutheran Church UP Coin & Card Uptown Café Wakefield Chamber of Commerce Watersmeet Trout Hatchery Wesley United Methodist Church West Shore Resort Z Place Gallery & Gifts

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BESSEMER FOURTH

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BESSEMER FOURTH

Bessemer Blast 2013 set for June 27 to July 4

BESSEMER — Bessemer is celebrating it’s 25th annual Fourth of July festival, an eight day extravaganza of small-town fun, ending with the “Thunder on the Mountain” fireworks display at 10 p.m. on Thursday July 4. Events kick off on June 27 at 4 p.m. with a recitation of the Declaration of Independence on the Gogebic County Courthouse steps. From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. there is a spaghetti dinner at the Bessemer American Legion Post 27. At 7 p.m. the fourth annual Tree of Honor lighting ceremony will take place in the Pocket Park. Thursday also marks the beginning of the poker run, geocaching, and 50/50 sales. On Friday June 28 at 4 p.m. local businesses and organizations are cooking up fish fries. Also at 4 p.m. is the second annual water balloon toss, followed at 5 p.m. by the second annual outdoor war

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tournament. Lip Synching is also at 5 p.m. From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. there will be a children’s dance, followed by a teen dance from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. The 25th annual Hometown Run and 4th annual Tot Trot start at 8:30 Saturday morning, at Bessemer City Hall. From 9-2 there is a craft and vendor day at the Sophie Street lot across from Abelman’s, as well as the second annual kids games in the pocket park. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. there will be pony rides and a petting zoo. At 11 a.m. there is a whiffle ball tourney at Steiger’s Little League Field. Also from 11 am. to 1 p.m. is a salad luncheon at Sharon Lutheran Church. At 1 p.m. the eight annual mud Continues on page 8 Open Seven Days A Week

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BESSEMER FOURTH

From page 7

run kicks off in the pit area on North Moore Street. From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. the Bessemer Lion’s Club will be serving a chicken dinner, and at 5 p.m. is the second annual five pound burger challenge in the VFW parking lot. Karaoke with the P.O.E.T.s starts at 8 p.m. at J.J.’s Yale Bar. Sunday June 30 events begin at 7 a.m. with the Knights of Columbus pancake breakfast in the St. Sebastian school gym. From 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. the gym will also host a silent auction and bake sale for Daughters of Isabella and Our Lady of Guadalupe Circle 746. At 9 a.m. Bluff Valley Park hosts a community worship service. The demolition derby is back this year at 1 p.m. in the pit area on North Moore Street. From 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. a polka dance featuring Hank Thundander happens at the Bessemer VFW. The half a new years party is at 8 p.m. on Sophie Street. July 1 the fifth annual Swings and Wings Golf Scramble is hosted by Boulder Creek Golf Course at 4 p.m. From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. the Bessemer VFW is putting on the second annual pig roast. The second annual outdoor smear tournament is at 6 p.m. at Barnum’s Gin Mill. At 7 p.m. the fifth annual outdoor electronic dart tournament is outside the Pit Stop. The Science Blast at MSU-Extension office is at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday July 2. From 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Hamburgers and Freedom Fries will be available at the Bessemer VFW. The Fat Tire Bike Tour starts at 6 p.m. at Bluff Valley Park. Also at 6 p.m. is the 22nd annual dominos fall Continues on page 10

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STREET GAMES ADD TO COMMUNITY FUN

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BESSEMER FOURTH

dance on Mary Street with music by Oh Snap! The poker run ends at midnight. Independence day activities begin at 6 a.m. with at A.D. Johnston High School Gym. From 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. the second annual relay races are on So- Poncho’s Memorial Salute at Massie Field. Family phie Street, directly followed by karaoke at the Games and Races follow. The Children’s Parade is at 1:30, and at 6 p.m. there is marching band music, same location. The twenty second Bessemer Education Straw- a memory lane car cruise, and a Duluth Air National berry Social starts at noon on July third in the City Guard F-16 Flyover. At 7 p.m. the parade begins, Hall Auditorium. Street Bowling is at 5 on Sophie and the last float will announce the 50/50 winner. Street, followed by slingshot water balloons and Last year’s winner collected $23,253. “Thunder on Simon Says, with Marty’s Goldenaires performing the Mountain” Fireworks start at 10 p.m. at Massie at 7:30 p.m. The evening is capped off by a street Field, ending the festival with a bang. From page 8

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IRON COUNTY WATERFALLS

Roaring rivers add to sights, sounds of nature

Iron County, Wis., offers some spectacular views at dozens of waterfalls. Many are located off–the beaten path, unspoiled by crowds. Play it safe around natural areas, use care and enjoy the falls from a safe distance. Here are some of the best ones: Superior Falls: 90 feet high on the Montreal River, at Lake Superior. Take Wisconsin 122 north of U.S. 2 4.2 miles, crossing the Wisconsin–Michigan border. Continue another .5 mile, then turn left on a gravel road, marked by Xcel Energy. Potato River Falls: 90 feet high on the potato River in Gurney. Head south from U.S. 2 on Wisconsin 169, 2.8 miles (through town of Gurney). Turn west on Potato River Falls Road, continue for 1.5 miles. Rustic picnic campsites available. Peterson Falls: 35 feet high on the east branch Montreal River in the Hurley area. Take U.S. 2 west

of Hurley for .6 miles to a gravel road at Ero Nasi Construction sign. Follow road straight eat; do not take any side roads. Continue for .3 mile and park at small turnaround. Follow foot path located on north side of parking area. One–quarter mile walk to falls. Upson Falls: 18 feet high on the Potato River in the Upson area. Take Wisconsin 77 west from Hurley into Upson. Turn north at Upson Town Park sign, then left at end of street. After crossing the river, turn left into Upson Town Park, Camping and picnic area available. Kimball Falls: 10 feet high on the west branch of the Montreal River in the Hurley area. Head west out of Hurley on U.S. 2 for 3 miles, turn south (left) on Park Road and continue .2 mile. Turn west (right) on Town Park Road. Cross the one–lane bridge to enter the park just below the falls.

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BLACK RIVER HARBOR

Recreation area offers beach, camping, hiking

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BLACK RIVER HARBOR — Black River Harbor and Recreation Area, the only Great Lakes harbor administered by the U.S. Forest Service, is located on Lake Superior, 15 miles north of Bessemer. The harbor has services for day and transient boaters, including several dock-side picnic tables. Scenic hiking trails through old-growth hemlock and hardwood forests and five waterfalls make it one of our favorite scenic stops around Lake Superior. In 1904, County 519 to the harbor was a wagon road from Bessemer to Lake Superior. It was repaired last summer by the Gogebic County Road Commission. The park includes a picnic area, playground, pavilion, campground and sandy beach, in addition to a bridge that extends over the Black River, which contains fish that migrate from the lake. The campground has 40 wooded campsites on a bluff overlooking Lake Superior. There is a dump station and fresh water. Hiking trails lead to the harbor park and beach. There are dozens of fishing boats at the harbor and charter services are available for pursuing salmon and trout by trolling.

FESTIVAL ITALIANO

Hurley celebrates its rich heritage

HURLEY — Hurley’s Festival Italiano, featuring plenty of good food and musical entertainment, is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 31 in downtown Hurley. A craft fair and flea market is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marty’s Goldenaires Drum and Bugle Corps will perform and there will be live music outdoors, food booths and kids’ games, including a spaghetti-eating contest. It’s all based on Hurley rich Italian heritage. For more information, call the Hurley Chamber at 715-5614334.

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COPPER PEAK

Ski flying jump offers adventure ride to vast overlook

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP — The Copper Peak Adventure Ride provides a unique experience. It involves an 800-foot chairlift ride to the top of the hill, and an 18-story elevator ride to the main observation deck near the top of the world’s largest ski flying platform. From the main observation deck, or from the very top of the ski structure, one can overlook more than 2,500 square miles of the Lake Superior basin and see a flyer’s perspective of what it takes physically and mentally to strap on a pair of eight-foot skis, accelerate to 65 mph down the 469-foot inrun, and with a leap of faith, soar more than 600 feet down to the bottom of the hill. The view from atop Copper Peak is untainted by development. On a clear day it is possible to see 85 miles across Lake Superior to northern Minnesota near the Canadian border. One can observe such historic landmarks ad the Apostle Islands (40 miles to the northwest), Isle Royale (80 miles north-northeast), the Porcupine Wilderness State Park (25 miles northeast), the Gogebic-Penokee Range (to the south) and downhill ski area. Fall color, as viewed from Copper Peak, can contend with any place in the world. It usually peaks around the last week in September and/or the first week in October, when the chairlift is mot often ridden. Copper Peak is a registered Michigan historic site and a member of the Western Upper Peninsula Heritage Trail Network. The network contains some 70 of the most unique, scenic and historic sites in the western counties of the Upper Peninsula.

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COPPER PEAK SKI FLYING HILL

Copper Peak is located 10 miles north of Bessemer on Black River Road (County Road 513). The adventure ride is open daily from mid-June to Labor Day. For more information visit the website at copperpeak.org.

GILE FLOWAGE

Bluegills, muskies, walleyes await anglers

GILE, Wis. — The expansive Gile Flowage offers a variety of fishing opportunities, from bluegills to monster muskies. There are four boat landings on the Montreal River Flowage that is controlled by Xcel Energy. The landings in Gile and BOAT LANDING AVAILABLE ON NORTH END OF FLOWAGE IN GILE on County C offer ample space for parking boat trailers and also shore fish- the spring and tend to move deeper during the summer months. They can readily be caught from shore ing opportunities. The 3.138-acre flowage has a maximum depth of in spring on bait or with artificial lures, like Rapalas. There’s also an abundant population of small25 about feet, but that’s deep enough to hold a mouth bass, northern pike, muskies and panfish, large population of walleyes. Walleyes inhabit shallow water after spawning in like crappies.

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HURLEY FOURTH

Hurley fireworks shine bright

HURLEY — Fireworks will light up the sky over nesses, organizations and residents will begin at Lake Michele on July 4 in Hurley. dusk. The fireworks, sponsored by the Hurley Fourth of Members of the Hurley Fire Department will light July Committee, through donations from area busi- the fireworks.

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OTTAWA NATIONAL FOREST

Plenty of trails for hiking, biking, riding

The Ottawa National Forest offers over 1 million acres of fun. Known as “Waterfall Country,” the Ottawa’s beauty truly has to be seen to be believed. With five waterfalls easily accessible in the Black River Harbor Falls Trail area south of Bessemer alone, there are more than 20 waterfalls to enjoy. More than 196 miles of walking and backpacking trails allow for touring the area, with options for every skill level. Many of the designated trails are also open to mountain bikes, ATVs, ORVs, snowmobiles and horses. Careful sharing of trails is a must. Camping is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Twelve campgrounds beckon from the forest. The Ottawa contains over 500 named lakes and nearly 2,000 miles of rivers and streams. The Michigan trout season runs from the last Saturday in April until Sept. 30. Canoeing, kayaking, hunting and mountain biking are other attractions in the Ottawa. The Ottawa National Forest Supervisor’s Office in Ironwood, Iron River Ranger District Office and Ottawa Visitors Center in Watersmeet are fully accessible. Other district offices in Bessemer, Kenton, and Bergland are partially accessible.

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The Ottawa Visitor Center is at the junction of U.S. 2 and U.S. 45 in Watersmeet. It features exhibits, a nature trail, a film presentation on the Ottawa every half hour daily, and special free programs every Thursday evening at 7 p.m. beginning May 30. This season’s programs include: ‘Anatomy of a Timber Sale,’ May 30, ‘Lights in the Sky,’ June 6, ‘Entomology and Forest Insects,’ June 13, ‘Maple vs. Spruce,’ June 20, ‘Fire on the Landscape!,’ June 27, ‘Ottawa Bears,’ July 4, ‘Bats in the U.P.,’ July 11, ‘Bioindicators of Stream Health,’ July 18, ‘Green Fire,’ July 25, ‘Loons,’ Aug. 1, ‘The Cutover,’ August 8, ‘Maple Syrup: An Ottawa Product,’ Aug. 15, ‘Trees for Tomorrow,’ Aug. 22, and ‘Weird Things we see in the Woods,’ Aug. 29. Canoeing and kayaking enthusiasts will fine several fine locations, from the south and west branches of the Ontonagon River, the Black River near Bessemer, the east, west and south branches of the Presque Isle River, the Brule and Pain rivers near Iron River and the Sturgeon River near Kenton. For more information, please call the Ottawa National Forest Supervisor’s Office in Ironwood at 906932-1330.

FLAMBEAU FLOWAGE

Trails lead to nature-filled wonderland

IRON COUNTY — The Turtle Flambeau Scenic Waters Area encompasses 195 islands on a 14,000-acre flowage and is located southwest of Mercer. Camping opportunities abound, with 60 campsites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. These are accessible only by water, and there is no registration or fee for use of these sites. Five trails provide opportunities to hike, bike, snowshoe, back-country cross country ski and hunt. The Hidden Rivers Nature Trail is the only one that’s wheelchair friendly, and it is 2 miles long. The other trails include Big Island, Deadhorse, Little Turtle and Wilson Hills. The Little Turtle Trail is famous for bird watching, since it guides visitors through the only open prairie in Iron County. Birds found include bald eagles, osprey, loons, black terns, merlins, trumpeter swans and more

than 150 others. Other wildlife to be seen, if you are patient, include deer, bear, bobcat, timber wolves and moose. The flowage is known for its walleye, although crappie, muskie, and smallmouth bass may also be angled. Lake of the Falls county park is a good place to fish from shore. Canoeing and kayaking are also popular ways to tour the water and islands, with a voluntary quiet area between the narrows near Blair Lake upstream to the property boundaries near the confluence of the Bear and Manitowish Rivers. Six boat landings provide access to the water. If kayakers are looking for a wilder ride, they can enjoy the white water rapids of the Flambeau River, Turtle River, Manitowish River or Bear River. For more information, contact the Mercer Ranger Station at 715-476-2240 or visit mercercc.com.

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GOLFING

Area courses offer variety of challenges

Golfing the courses on the Gogebic Range is an excellent way to spend a summer day. From the panoramic views from the Skye course on Whitecap Mountains near Iron Belt to the 18 holes at the Lac Vieux Desert Casino in Watersmeet, there are plenty of tree-lined challenges for golfers of all levels. The Gogebic Country Club in Ironwood (906-932-2525) offers 18 holes on a mostly flat layout, with plenty of interesting holes that offer a variety of options. Perhaps the signature hole is the dogleg par four No. 14, guarded by deep bunkers on both sides. A steeply sloped green adds to the challenge. The long par 5 finishing hole, with a green that can be viewed from the dining area of the clubhouse, is another favorite. At the Eagle Bluff Golf Club in Hurley (715-561-3552), the sloped greens are a challenge and the back nine can be brutal under windy conditions. Still, there are plenty of short holes that present birdie opportunities following accurate drives. The toughest hole is the par four No. 11, which doglegs right. It takes a healthy drive to get a look at the green and keeping the ball in play off the tee can be tough. Five is a good score on the 420-yard hole. Boulder Creek, north of Bessemer (906-9329066), offers nine holes suitable for outing such as scrambles. There’s a driving range and a beautiful creek running through the course. The Skye course (715-561-2227), offers four or

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AREA GOLFER EYES UP A PUTT

five tees on every hole, making it as tough as a championship course or easier for senior players. Watersmeet’s Lac Vieux Desert (906-358-0303) course, with its blue grass fairways, is right next to the casino. The back nine is as challenging as any course in the area. Tahoe Lynx near Mercer (715-476-0050), offers nine holes in a wooded setting. Other courses include the Ontonagon Golf Club, the Mellen Country Club and the Chequamegon Bay course in Ashland.

SYLVANIA WILDERNESS

Quiet camping, fishing, hiking, canoeing await

WATERSMEET — Seven miles east of Watersmeet is 18,327 acres of camping, fishing, hiking and canoeing called Sylvania Wilderness and Recreational Area. There are 34 named lakes in an old growth forest, with a wide range of wild life including threatened and endangered plants and animals. Camping is by permit only at either the 50 wilderness camp sites or the 48 sites at the Clark Lake campground, which is accessible by automobile. To obtain a permit, visit the Sylvania Entrance Station, or call 877-444-6777. Camp sites are

limited to six people. Amenities include picnic tables, a boat ramp, toilets, drinking water and parking. The recreation area has a day-use building, hot showers, and carry-down boat landings, as well as a swimming beach. No cans, bottles, styrofoam, or non-burnable food or beverage containers are allowed. Containers of fuel, insect repellant, medications, toiletries and reusable plastic containers are permitted. No bicycles are allowed, and dogs are only permitted if on a sixfoot leash. They are not allowed at the Clark Lake beach.

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IRONWOOD — Every year in July, Ironwood hosts Festival Ironwood, located on the grounds of the Old Depot Museum downtown. Billed as a mid-summer celebration, Festival Ironwood features a variety of fun activities and entertainment. This year’s event is scheduled for July 17-20, the traditional Thursday through Sunday set-up. A diverse assortment of events is designed every year to offer fun for the whole family. Events are held at the festival grounds on the

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Ironwood Depot Park. Added to the mix is a new pavilion at the park that marks the first phase of a Depot Park project. The event annually offers the World’s Largest Duck Pick, one of the many games that entertains the kiddies. There’s plenty of music, good food and fellowship for the annual celebration of summer. For more information, call the Ironwood Chamber at 906-932-1122.

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MERCER

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MERCER — Big things are taking place this summer in the Loon Capital of the Northwoods. Throughout the summer, Mercer has numerous events planned to keep everyone entertained.

Fourth of July The day starts with the annual Run for a Vet race on Mecca Trail, starting at 7 a.m. The event continues with a parade through downtown Mercer, as well as a picnic and fireworks. The theme of this year’s parade is Claire D’ Loon’s Summer Vacation, paying homage to the towns loon statue. The parade features children scrambling to grab candy and colorful and creative floats. After the parade, the party continues at Carow Park where there is a swimming beach on Grand Portage Lake, shelter for picnics and updated restrooms. To complete the evening, the Mercer Volunteer Fire Department lights off fireworks at dusk over the water to end the celebration with flare.

Loon Day For over 25 years, Mercer has celebrated Loon Day on the first Wednesday in August. This year, the event takes place on Aug. 7. Some 200 artists and crafters fill the street for two blocks, selling one-of-a-kind products. There’s also an overflow section of after-market vendors offering other items. There’s wearable art in fabric and beads, fine art, lathe-turned wood bowls and chainsaw-carved wood bears, lawn ornaments and indoor decor. The aroma of kettle corn and brats on the grill makes a mouth watering backdrop to the art. Around noon, residents and visitors of all ages give their best impersonation of the honored loon, with the crowd packed in tight, cheering their favorite loon call.

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dle Weekend on June 8. The event kicks off with the seventh annual Lupine Junefest, featuring recreational bike rides of various lengths. The fest celebrates the wildflower that grows tall and thick along sunny roadsides.There is also chalk drawing and photo contests, food, music and more. The weekend also features the first ever Turtle River Canoe Races from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Rugger’s Landing in Mercer. The event features both canoeing and kayaking events, including a nine, six Continues on page 25

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or one mile races, with different classes for age groups. The event is sponsored by the chamber, Rugger’s Landing and the Subway of Mercer. The weekend concludes with live music and more in Mercer. Garden Fun and More On July 27, the Woods and Blooms Garden Club organizes a self-guided garden tour of four or five sites throughout the area. Throughout the summer, there are also pancake breakfasts, outdoor advocates sharing their expertise at library talks, a car wash by Lioness members in formal wear, fishing tournaments, pontoon boat wildlife tours and shops and restaurants to explore. For more information on any of the event, contact the Mercer Chamber at 715-476-2389.

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MARTY’S GOLDENAIRES

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BESSEMER — The Bessemer American Legion Post 27 has had a drum and bugle corps for many years, according to quartermaster Pearce Graham. After World War II, Marty Lamereaux took over in the 1950s, so the name Marty’s Goldenaires was taken in his honor. In the mid ‘60s, the group stopped marching. In 1976 they started back up, under Joe Bonavetz and Myron Re. This year there are 58 members and they are still recruiting. “We are smaller than in previous years, but we will be strong,” said Pearce. Tom DeCarlo is the oldest member, at 87, and the youngest member is 16. The director is Don Pitrone, assisted by Dustin

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Pitrone. Much of their music is standard patriotic melodies, with an occasional big band number or oldtime rock ‘n’ roll tune thrown in from time to time. The season for the Goldenaires usually begins during the second week of June. They’ll head to Muskyfest in Hayward on June 23. The corps generally has 20-25 performances through the summer, including all area nursing homes. Marty’s is a staple of the Wakefield, Bessemer, Marenisco and Ramsay Fourth of July celebrations, and will play in Two Harbors, Minn., on July 5. Marty’s will also play at their annual picnic on Aug. 24 or 25 at Bluff Valley Park in Bessemer — a fundraising event for the group.

MINERS MEMORIAL PARK

Heritage Park includes trail for hiking, biking

IRONWOOD — It’s summertime and Ironwood’s Miners Memorial Heritage Park lends itself well to the season. The park is owned by the city of Ironwood and managed by the Friends of the Miners Memorial Heritage Park, a group created to promote, maintain and create the park within the mining areas of Ironwood. The park is a 167-acre rustic area in the center of the city, encompassing former iron ore mining locations, locally known as the Caves area. The park overs 5.7 miles of trails for walking, hiking, biking, snowshoeing and skiing. The discovery of these mines resulted in the establishment of the city in the latter part of the 19th century. The last iron ore mine in Ironwood closed in 1966. The park is dedicated to those who toiled underground to work these mines. In July 2010, the city

commission created the park at the request of the FMMHP. The group works to improve trails, signage and other features of the park. The park encourages visitors to learn about and respect the mining heritage of the area and provides four-season exercise and recreational venues. Non-motorized trails will be used for activities, including hiking, biking, running, walking, skiing, snowshoeing and cross country skiing, while providing safe corridors between many locations within the city and the opportunity for regional trail connections. Hikes are also hosted through the spring and summer, beginning at Lorenson Field on Ayer Street in Ironwood. For more information on the trails or specific event, visit fmmhp.com. Northe r Wiscon n sin’s Premie r Pu Golf Co blic urse

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MEMORIAL DAY ATV RALLY Iron County hosts annual ride

The 28th annual Memorial Day Weekend ATV Rally in Iron County is set for May 23-27. Co-sponsored by the Hurley and Mercer Area chambers of commerce, this year’s event promises to be an adventure — some weekend rides for participants, along with fun-filled time for spectators. Iron County offers 200 miles of trails with access to many scenic areas including waterfalls, breathtaking views of Lake Superior, the Penokee Mountains and more. Registration for the event will be held Thursday at both the Hurley and Mercer chamber offices. Friday’s ATV parade down Hurley’s historic Silver Street will kick off the annual event. The parade begins at 6 p.m. Line-up for floats will begin at 5 p.m., along the west side of Fifth Avenue. ATVs and utility terrain vehicles will line up in the field across from BP Cary Mine Convenience on Wisconsin 77. The units will leave the field at about 5:30 p.m. Food and beverages will also be for sale in the field. MUD PIT IS A BIG DRAW FOR ATV RIDERS Last year, the event was covered by a crew from “Discover Wisconsin,” and Iron just about anywhere in the county during the fourCounty was featured in an ATV-themed episode. day rally. Eating establishments throughout will be Show host Emmy Fink was named as the parade offering daily specials. Music and dancing will also be featured at many marshall for the 2012 parade. Those ATVers who are looking for a challenge, taverns and lodges throughout the county. Memorial Day is once again set aside for ATVers both themselves and their machines, can head to the famous mud pit on the Iron Horse Trail in Hurley to get out and ride the county’s routes and trails. For more information about the Memorial Rally on Sunday. Registration for the mud run will begin Parade or any other rally details, contact the Hurley at noon, with racing set for 1 p.m. During this year’s rally, ATV riders will once again Chamber at 715-561-4334, or the Mercer Chamber by able to stop for breakfast, lunch and dinner at at 715-476-2389.

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MINERS MURAL

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IRONWOOD — After three and a half years, the Miner’s Mural is finally complete. The mural, features 111 painted miners who all worked on the Gogebic Range, and is located at McLeod Avenue. A complete list of the miners is featured in a compiled book, available at North-

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IRONWOOD — Steve Holy is headlining the 92nd Gogebic County Fair, set for Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 8-11. Holy has had 15 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, with ‘Good Morning Beautiful’ and ‘Brand New Girlfriend’ reaching No. 1. Out of his three albums, Blue Moon went gold in 2009. He will play Friday night at 7:30 p.m., with Vince Anthony opening at 6 p.m. Other music includes the Empty Handed Vagabonds, of Texas, on the small stage, at a time to be announced. Marty’s Goldenaires will kick off the fair at 6:30 p.m. Thursday with the Grandstand show, fol-

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lowed by the “High School Challenge.” Harness racing is back on Friday and Saturday at 1 p.m. The 10th annual Mud Run is Saturday at 7 p.m. Sunday morning at 9 brings Stateline motocross racing. The final grandstand show is 6 p.m. Sunday, featuring bull riding and fireworks. All of the entertainment is included in the paid admission ticket. Senior Citizen Day is Friday, so seniors will get in free on that day. For updated information, please visit gogebiccountyfair.homestead.com.

ONTONAGON LABOR FESTIVAL

Long weekend celebration includes music, food, fun

ONTONAGON — The 56th annual Labor Festival Celebration in Ontonagon is slated for four days Friday, Aug. 30 through Monday, Sept. 2. Many of the familiar activities are again on the bill, but other new events are being planned, according to co-chairmen Bill Chabot and Jan Tucker. A community picnic, dance, Maxwell Street Day, free antique appraisals, auto show, 5K and 10K run sponsored by Aspirus, a parade featuring five bands, community festival and kiddies parade are just some of the events. The festival parade on Sunday, Sept. 1, at 2 p.m. EST will include some large home-built floats for which the festival is known. Bands include Marty’s Goldenaires drum and bugle corps, which will also perform following the parade. Contact Tucker at 906-884-4196 for more information.

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SAXON HARBOR

Boat dock, campground, picnic area, beach offered

SAXON, Wis. — Boating season heats up in May and doesn’t end until well into the fall at Saxon Harbor on Lake Superior. From small crafts in the spring to big trolling boats in the summer, there are plenty of ways to get out on the big water to fish for trout and salmon. The harbor was reconstructed a few years ago to provide more berths for boats and the major project by the Iron County Forestry Commission in 2012 was the construction of a new pavilion in the park. There are 90 boat slips for seasonal rental and numerous transient slips available. Three boat landings are available and the Saxon Harbor Boating Club operates a boat-lift for the large trolling boats. Water and electricity are available to boaters, as well pump-out and gasoline facilities. There are also showers and a fish cleaning station building. The Saxon Harbor campground has 32 electrical sites and 11 tent sites, including five rustic walk-in sites on picturesque Parkers Creek and five lakeside tent sites.

All sites have firepits and picnic tables. The sandy swimming beach is a short walk from the campgrounds. Day use parking is allowed for a $3 fee. Seasonal park stickers cost $15 for Iron County residents and $20 for non-residents. Reservations can be made by contacting the Iron County Forestry Department at 715-561-2697 or Saxon Harbor Boating Club at 715-893-2242. The 2013 boat slip rates vary, based on both lengths and slip positions. Camping costs $20 per day at all electrical sites and $13 per day at tent sites. The weekly rate is $120 at electrical sites and $75 per week at tent sites. Upper campground rental costs $335 per month. Pavilion rental costs $50 per day or $100 per day for the pavilion and kitchen. The daily boat use fee for trailered boats is $5 and it’s $30 for a seasonal sticker. Transient docking costs $1 per boat foot per night. All pets must be leashed at all times and fireworks are not allowed.

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FOURTH OF JULY

Ramsay, White Pine, Bruce Crossing plan celebrations

Ramsay to have parade, fireworks

RAMSAY — Festivities begin on July 4 in Ramsay in the morning with a children’s parade, followed by a general parade at 10 a.m. Fireworks will be July 5 at dusk. Several fundraisers are planned to support the events, including a 50/50 raffle. For more information on parade registration others details, call Dana Cebolski at 906-663-4196.

White Pine celebrates on July 6

WHITE PINE — White Pine will celebrate an oldfashioned Fourth of July on Saturday, July 6. The White Pine celebration has been held since the 1950s with the highlight — a parade at 1 p.m. The annual parade features many floats and large groups of children in costume.

After the parade, there will be games for all at the Recreation Center. Following the games, the action moves to the Konteka for more games, food and fireworks at dusk.

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BRUCE CROSSING — The Independence Day celebration in Bruce Crossing will honor past, present and future farmers of the area. The celebration will be held Sunday, July 7. The highlight of the day will be the parade and feature Marty’s Goldenaires, floats and children. Other scheduled activities include: 3-on-3 basketball tourney, horseshoe and volleyball tournaments, pie social, VFW breakfast, Lion’s Club barbeque, frozen T-shirt contest, tractor show, fun run, and activities by the Ontonagon Valley Sportsmen’s Club.

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SAXON, Wis, — The Iron County Fair in Saxon returns for its 86th edition Aug. 2-4. Billed as a good old country fair, there are activities and exhibits for all ages, from carnival rides and a mud run to a pie auction on Sunday afternoon. The fair will again be part of the Iron County Heritage Festival, which packages many events under one umbrella in late July and August. The fair has returned to its roots and that is reflected in an antique tractor show that is a highlight of Sunday events. Friday night also features an ATV pull. The Red Clay Classic Mud Run on Saturday afternoon draws competitors from throughout northern Wisconsin

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and the Sunday old-fashioned horse pulling contest is a priority for many fair-goers. A livestock auction, 4-H horse shows and plenty of musical entertainment for all three days are other popular events. Food booths and refreshments are also available. To get to the fair from Ironwood or Hurley, take U.S. 2 west to Saxon, then turn left at either the County Trunk B intersection or the Wisconsin 122 intersection. There will be signs in both locations advertising the fair. For more information as the fair draws closer, contact 715-893-2226.

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PAAVO NURMI MARATHON

Iron County hosts 45th annual race Aug. 10

The second Saturday of every August, runners converge on Iron County, Wis. The 45th Paavo Nurmi Marathon, Wisconsin’s oldest marathon, is set for Saturday, Aug. 10. The race offers a rare midsummer marathon and is wellsupported by hundreds of volunteers and spectators along its scenic course. The Paavo starts at 7:30 a.m. in Upson, Wis., and travels through the hills of Iron County to its eventual finish on Silver Street in downtown Hurley. The fourth annual halfmarathon starts in Gile, Wis., at 7:30 a.m. and also finishes in SEVEN-TIME CHAMPION BEN SCHNEIDER downtown Hurley. The marathon continues to crew that comes back year after year. offer two-person and five-person relay events. A link to registration is available on the The Paavo also continues to be a qualifier for the marathon’s website at paavonurmimarathon.com. Boston Marathon. Registration day is set for Friday, Aug. 9 from 10 Ben Schneider of Minneapolis has won seven a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hurley K-12 School. The straight Paavo Nurmi Marathons. His wife, Candice, spaghetti feed is also at the school that day from 4 won the women’s full-marathon the past two years. to 8 p.m. Aid stations are available throughout the course. See paavonurmimarathon.com for more informaThey are staffed by the Paavo’s large volunteer tion.

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The Run the Range series of races continues in 2013 and consists of four races in the Gogebic Range. They are: —John Jarvi Jr. Memorial Run (10-kilometer and 5K), downtown Ironwood, Saturday, May 25, 8:30 a.m.

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—Bessemer Hometown Run (10K and 2-mile), Bessemer, Saturday, June 29, 8:30 a.m. —Sunday Lake Run (run around the lake, 2.8 miles), Wakefield, Thursday, July 4, 8 a.m. —Festival Ironwood Walk, Run & Roll (5-mile and 2-mile), down-

town Ironwood, Saturday, July 20, 8:30 a.m. More information is available at uprrc.org or northlandrunner.com. Some registration forms are available. Contact Mark Massoglia at mmassoglia@oneil.com for more information.

LAKE GOGEBIC

State, counties, township offer campgrounds at parks along shore BERGLAND — Year round enjoyment can be found on Lake Gogebic, the largest inland lake in Michigan at 13,380 acres. Located in Gogebic and Ontonagon counties, the lake is surrounded by many choices for scenic hiking, waterfalls, forests, and wildlife. May 18-19 marks the opening of the Lake Gogebic Area Chamber of Commerce’s eighth annual Spring Walleye Fishing Tournament. The lake is home to not only walleye, but perch, whitefish, smallmouth bass, and northern pike. Kayaking is relatively new to Lake Gogebic, with several bays and streams around the lake. For a listing of local summer events in the area, call the chamber at 888-464-3242 or visit lakegogebicarea.com. Many lodging and camping options are available, including camping at Lake Gogebic State Park, 906-842-3341, Gogebic County Park, 906663-4517, Bergland Township Park, 906-5758733, and Ontonagon County Park, 906-884-4255. For those who don’t want to rough it, other lodging options include cabin rentals, motels and resorts. For information on those, call the chamber.

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WAKEFIELD FOURTH

Sunday Lake plays host to fireworks display

COMMUNITY GATHERS AROUND SUNDAY LAKE FOR A GRAND SHOW

WAKEFIELD — Wakefield is well-known for its Fourth of July celebration, and it’s one you won’t want to miss. The Wakefield Fireworks Committee “Picnic in the Park” will be July 3 at the new pavilion at Eddy Park, followed that evening by the fireworks over Sunday Lake. The annual Sunday Lake Run kicks off the Fourth of July at 8 a.m. Runners take one 2.8-mile lap around the lake. Late, the big parade on July 4 passes through downtown — first the kids and then the big show including Marty’s Goldenaires Drum and Bugle Corps. Summer is a great time to be in Wakefield, espe-

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cially with the beautiful natural setting of Sunday Lake. The Eddy Park and Sunday Lake Campground will open around Memorial Day weekend. For reservations, call city hall at 906-229-5131. The annual Matt Ahonen Softball Tournament will take place the last weekend in June at the softball fields in Wakefield. The event draws a lot of people, and is a great time for sports fans. The North Country 100 Bicycle Tour is scheduled for July 20. The Wakefield visitors’ center, located on M-28 at Sunday Lake. The center staff maintains daytime business hours during the summer months, and can be reached at 906-224-2222.

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MUSIC IN THE PARK

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ONTONAGON — An event which started with just a few families camping at the Ontoagon Township Park and enjoying music has turned into a major summer event in Ontonagon. Music in the Park will be held July 13, with 12 acts offering 13 hours of music. There will be a craft fair and food, as well. Last year the event drew 600 people to the park on the shore of Lake Superior. This will be the fourth annual event. Bob Burrows has seen the program grow from a simple weekend of visiting with family and a few friends, to a major entertainment event in Onton-

agon. He said performers this year come from as far away as Chicago. Members of the band Greenstone were friends of the Burrows family and they met at the park every year to visit and play music. Soon, nearby campers would bring their chairs over to the Burrows camper. It was not long before campers would ask when the families planned to have their outing again. It grew so large that Burrows and others decided to open the  fun to the community. The craft fair, sponsored by the Ontonagon Chamber of Commerce, will start at 11 a.m. with music from noon until 1 a.m.

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IRON COUNTY HERITAGE

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Iron County celebrates its heritage in a big way, including over two weeks of events, including parades, parties, golf outings, a marathon and even a county fair. The Iron County Heritage Festival runs from July 25 to Aug. 11 and gets started with the Hurley Quarterback Club’s Scramble Golf Tournament at Eagle Bluff, featuring 75 two-person teams on that Friday. As on Friday, the Iron County Historical Society will offer an open house, including a blacksmithing event. On Saturday, it’s a big day for the festival, including a parade down Silver Street, the Hurley Education Foundation open house and brunch and Distinguished Alumni and Friends award ceremony

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and the Hurley High School Athletic Hall of Fame ceremony. To enter the 2 p.m. parade, contact the Hurley Chamber office. There will also be a walking tour of Hurley’s tavern district that day. Following the parade, the Iron County Memorial Building Heritage Committee will be hosting the All Class Reunion. The location will be announced at a later date. The annual Loon Day celebration in Mercer will also draw a huge crowd on Aug. 7. The Range Art Association will hold it’s annual art show at the Iron County Memorial Building in HurContinues on page 43

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ley, July 26-28. The art show will run from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 26-27 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 28. Also on July 28, there will be an artists’ reception from 4-5 p.m. This year, three items will also be raffled from the show on July 28, with the proceeds benefitting the Iron County Memorial Building Restoration Committee. The show includes fine art and sculptures. A special space will be available for students to display their work. Entry is available on July 24-25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, or to pick up an entry form, contact Gail Kniska at 715-561-2072, or by email at gkniska@msn.com. Also on July 28, St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Hurley is hosting the annual bazaar on the church grounds, starting at noon. The event features food,

beverages, kid’s games, bingo, bake sales and raffles. For more information, call the church office at 715-561-2606. July 26-28, there is the Northwoods Art Tour in Mercer, which is a self-guided tour of artists’ studios that are rarely open to the public. There will be demonstrations and artwork for sale at every location, and maps for the event will be available at the Mercer Chamber and Odonata Art Studio. For more information, visit northwoodsarttour.com. The annual Iron County Fair takes place in Saxon Aug. 2-4, and the festival finishes up with the annual Paavo Nurmi Marathon on Aug. 10. Numerous preand-post Paavo events are scheduled, including a torch lighting ceremony, children’s race and postrace party. For more information on any of the heritage events, contact the Hurley Chamber at 715-5614334 or the Mercer Chamber at 715-476-2389.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS May

15: Opening day for walleye, northern and musky fishing in Michigan. 18: Ontonagon County 4-H Small Animal Swap, 9 a.m.-noon EDT, recreation park, Bruce Crossing. 18: 12th annual Trout Creek Art and Photo Show, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, Trout Creek. Paintings, photography, sculpture and fiber art. 18: Wakefield city- and township-wide garage sale. Maps available at Wakefield Visitor Center. 906-224-2222. 18: Clair d’Loon’s a-May-zing Birthday Bash, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., parade, luncheon and fashion show, games, more, Mercer, Wis. 715-476-2389. 23-27: Memorial Weekend ATV Rally, Iron County, Wis. Registration, Thursday, Hurley or Mercer chamber of commerce; ATV parade, Friday, 6 p.m., Silver Street, Hurley; mud run, 1 p.m., Iron Horse Trail, Hurley. 715-561-4334 or 715-4762389. 25: John Jarvi Jr. Memorial Run, 10-kilometer and 5K, 8:30 a.m., downtown Ironwood. Part of the Run the Range Series. uprrc.org. 25: Birds of Prey program, Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park Visitor Center, near Silver City. michigan.gov/porkies or 906-885-5275. 25: Opening day for bass fishing in Michigan. 25: Opening day for musky fishing in Wisconsin. 25: Old Victoria in Rockland opens for the season. Open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. EDT daily. oldvictoria.net. 29: Superior Bike Ride, 6:30 p.m., departs from Maplewood Steakhouse, Ironwood. Rides from 8 to 15 miles and 1 to 1/12 hours; 906-932-2020. 29: Bergland Historical Museum opens for season. Hours are Wednesday-Saturday from noon-4 p.m. EDT. 30: “Anatomy of a Timber Sale,” 7 p.m., interpretive program with Charlotte Bofinger, Ottawa National Forest Visitor Center, Watersmeet. May 30-June 2: Adaptive Sportsmen ATV Rally, for people with disabilities, family and friends, Pine Forest Lodge, Mercer, Wis. 715-476-2241.

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MUD CENTRAL TO ATV RALLY

31: “From the Heart,” 7 p.m. EDT, an evening of old-fashioned gospel and folk music, Ontonagon Theater of Performing Arts. Featuring many area musicians, the Kivajat Dancers and Ilon Kaiku, a kantele group.

June

1: Ironwood Citywide Rummage Sale, maps available at Ironwood Chamber of Commerce. 906932-1122. 1-2: Free Wheel ‘N Weekend, Iron County, Wis. Free to ride county ATV trails with no registration; guided trail rides and picnic. 715-561-4334 or 715476-2389. 1-2: Wisconsin Free Fishing Weekend. 5: Superior Bike Ride, 6:30 p.m., departs from Rigoni’s Bar, Ironwood. Rides from 8 to 15 miles and 1 to 1/12 hours; 906-932-2020. 6: “Lights in the Sky,” 7 p.m., interpretive program on Northern Lights with Josh Lopac, Ottawa Na-

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tional Forest Visitor Center, Watersmeet. 7-9: Third annual Rollin’ Iron Bike Fest, poker run, motorcycle parade, street dance, pig roast and more, Iron County, Wis. 715-561-4334. 8: “My Junk, Your Treasure” garage sales, Hurley area. Maps available at Hurley Chamber of Commerce office. 715-561-4334 or hurleywi.com. 8: Seventh annual Lupine Junefest, bike rides, chalk drawing and photo contests and food, Mercer, Wis. 715-476-2389. 8: Lake Gogebic Fireflies All-Lake Garage Sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. around Lake Gogebic. Crafts at west shore fire station on M-64. 906-575-3406. 8: Pedal and Paddle Weekend, with Turtle River canoe races, other canoe and kayak races, 9 a.m.5 p.m., Rugger’s Landing, Mercer, Wis. 715-4762389. 8: Music Jam at the Porkies, 7-9 p.m. EDT, old

American folk jam for acoustic musicians, Folk School, Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, near Silver City. porkies.org. 8-9: Michigan Free Fishing Weekend. No license required for any age. 11: Wakefield Museum opens, 306 Sunday Lake St. Open Tuesday-Saturday, 1-4 p.m., through Labor Day weekend. 12: Superior Bike Ride, 6:30 p.m., departs from Brewster’s, Ironwood. Rides from 8 to 15 miles and 1 to 1/12 hours; 906-932-2020. 13: “Entomology and Forest Insects,” 7 p.m., interpretive program with Christopher Hohnholt, Ottawa National Forest Visitor Center, Watersmeet. 14-15: Wakefield Historical Society garage sale, Wakefield Museum, 306 Sunday Lake St. 15: Conga Se Menne in concert, 7 p.m. EDT, Finnish reggae group, Ontonagon Theater of Performing Arts.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

15-16: Second annual SPORT Ride sponsored by Michigan Department of Natural Resources and MI-TRALE. mi-trale.org. 15-16: Jack and Jill Softball Tournament, Bergland Township park. 906-287-1334. 19: Superior Bike Ride, 6:30 p.m., departs from Olde Suffolk Ale House, Ironwood. Rides from 8 to 15 miles and 1 to 1/12 hours; 906-932-2020. 20: “Maple vs. Spruce,” 7 p.m., program on the temperate-boreal forest transition in the western Great Lakes region, Ottawa National Forest Visitor Center, Watersmeet. 21: Relay for Life, noon start, through Saturday, June 22, Massie Field, Bessemer. 22: Mercer, Wis., townwide rummage sale, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Maps available Friday at local businesses. 715-476-2389. 23: Movie showing, “1913 Massacre,” 7 p.m. EDT, Ontonagon Theater of Performing Arts. Onehour documentary on Calumet Italian Hall disaster followed by questions and discussion. 26: Superior Bike Ride, 6:30 p.m., departs from Don and GG’s, Ironwood. Rides from 8 to 15 miles and 1 to 1/12 hours; 906-932-2020. 27: “Fire on the Landscape,” 7 p.m., program on fire ecology and its ecosystem benefits, Ottawa National Forest Visitor Center, Watersmeet. 27: Bessemer Blast 2013 begins. Ongoing poker run, geocaching and 50/50 raffle begin. Spaghetti dinner and Tree of Honor lighting ceremony. bessemer4th.com. 28: Bessemer Blast 2013 continues. Water balloon toss, outdoor war tournament, lip synching, children’s street dance and teen dance. bessemer4th.com. 29: Pine Mountain Music Festival UPstarts, 7 pm. EDT, featuring Upper Peninsula musicians, Ontonagon Theater of Performing Arts. 29: Bessemer Blast 2013 continues. Hometown Run and Tot Trot, craft and vendor day, kids’ games, pony rides and petting zoo, whiffle ball tournament, salad luncheon, mud run, chicken dinner and 5pound burger challenge. bessemer4th.com. 29: 25th annual Hometown Run, 10K and 2-mile,

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KIDS GAMES ADD TO FOURTH OF JULY FUN

8:30 a.m., Bessemer. Part of the Run the Range Series. uprrc.org. 29: Mercer Lions spaghetti dinner, 4-7 p.m., Mercer (Wis.) Senior Center. 715-476-2865 or 715-4762332. 30: Bessemer Blast 2013 continues. Pancake breakfast, silent auction and bake sale, community worship service, demolition derby and polka dance. bessemer4th.com. 30: Annual Michigan Log Cabin Day, Old Victoria, near Rockland. oldvictoria.net.

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1: Bessemer Blast 2013 continues. Fifth annual Swings and Wings Firecracker Golf Scramble, pig roast, outdoor smear tournament and outdoor electric dart tournament. bessemer4th.com. 2: Community variety show, 7 p.m., Wakefield-

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Marenisco School, Wakefield. 906-285-0720. 2: Bessemer Blast 2013 continues. Hamburgers and freedom fries dinner, 4-H science blast, Fat Tire bike tour, 22nd annual dominos fall, relay races and karaoke on Sophie Street. bessemer4th.com. 3: Fireworks, 10 p.m., over Sunday Lake, Wakefield. 3: Bessemer Blast 2013 continues. Strawberry social, street bowling, slingshot water balloon toss, Simon says, Marty’s Goldenaires on Main Street and street dance. Poker run ends at midnight. bessemer4th.com. 4: Sunday Lake Run, 2.8 miles around the lake, 8 a.m., Wakefield. Part of the Run the Range Series. uprrc.org. 4: Marenisco Fourth of July. Firemen’s pancake breakfast, parade, kids’ games, food booths, raffles, mini log race, volleyball tournament, alumni softball game, turkey feed and fireworks at dusk at Kimberly Field. 4: Mercer (Wis.) Fourth of July. Run for a Vet race, 5-kilometer or 1-mile, Mecca Trails, 7 a.m.; parade, picnic, fireworks, live music, downtown and Carow Park. 715-476-2389. 4: Fireworks, over Lake Michele, Hurley. 4: Bessemer Blast 2013. Poncho’s memorial salute, family games and races, children’s parade, fire department open house, Memory Lane car cruise, F16 flyover, 7 p.m. parade, 9:10-9:55 p.m. Marty’s Goldenaires concert at Massie Field, “Thunder on the Mountain” fireworks display, 10 p.m., Massie Field. Geocaching ends, 2 p.m.; 50/50 raffle ends, 7 p.m., winning number announced on last float in parade. bessemer4th.com. 4: “Ottawa Bears,” 7 p.m., featuring the “Big Black Bear Game” with prizes, Ottawa National Forest Visitor Center, Watersmeet. 5: Marenisco Fire Department street dance. marenisco.org. 5: Fourth of July fireworks, Watersmeet. 6: Mercer (Wis.) School Gala. 715-476-2389. 6: White Pine Old-Fashioned Fourth of July, 1 p.m. parade, games, food and fireworks at dusk,

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White Pine. 6: Watersmeet parade and picnic, 1 p.m. start, with Marty’s Goldenaires, floats, prizes and more. 7: Bruce Crossing Independence Day Celebration, parade, 3-on-3 basketball tournament, horseshoe and volleyball tournaments, pie social, barbecue, frozen T-shirt contest and more, Bruce Crossing. 7: 12th annual Cardboard Boat Race, 2 p.m. EDT, for kids and adults, Hoop ‘N Holler, Merriweather. 906-575-5555. 7: Pancake breakfast, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Mercer (Wis.) Senior Center. 10: Superior Bike Ride, 6:30 p.m., departs from Pit Stop, Bessemer. Rides from 8 to 15 miles and 1 to 1/12 hours; 906-932-2020. 11: “Bats in the U.P.,” 7 p.m., with Bill Scullon, Ottawa National Forest Visitor Center, Watersmeet. 13: Music in the Park, noon start, with 12 live acts, 13 hours of music, craft fair and food, Ontonagon Township Park. 13: Music Jam at the Porkies, 7-9 p.m. EDT, old American folk jam for acoustic musicians, Folk School, Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, near Silver City. porkies.org. 14: Leah Reichardt and Alex Marciniak in concert, 7 p.m. EDT, vocal artist with piano accompaniment, Ontonagon Theater of Performing Arts. 17: Superior Bike Ride, 6:30 p.m., departs from Festival Ironwood at Depot Park. Rides from 8 to 15 miles and 1 to 1/12 hours; 906-932-2020. 17-20: Festival Ironwood, Depot Park, downtown Ironwood. Live music, food, kids’ activities, car show, more. 906-932-1122 or ironwoodchamber.org. 18: “Bioindicators of Stream Health,” 7 p.m., with fish biologist Holly Jennings, Ottawa National Forest Visitor Center, Watersmeet. 18: 46th Parallel Planters Garden Club annual “Secret” Garden Tour, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Wakefield. Six gardens in Wakefield to be viewed; meet at Wakefield-Marenisco School parking lot at 5:30 p.m. for free map. Donation of two non-perishable food items requested. 46thparallelplanters.shutter-

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fly.com. 20: North Country 100 Bike Race, 7 a.m. start from Sunday Lake east pavilion, Wakefield. Routes include 100 miles, 100 kilometers and 25 miles. Open to riders 12 and up. Registration required by July 13; wakefield-chamber.com/nc-100 or 906224-2222. 20: Festival Ironwood Walk, Run and Roll, 5-mile and 2-mile, 8:30 a.m., downtown Ironwood. Part of the Run the Range Series. uprrc.org, aspirusgrandview.org or 906-932-2525. 20: Mercer Lioness Formal Car Wash, Anchor Inn, Mercer, Wis. Proceeds benefit Angel On My Shoulder. 21: Lake Superior Days, Ontonagon. ontonagonmi.org or 906-884-4735. 24: Superior Bike Ride, 6:30 p.m., departs from Iron Nugget parking lot, Hurley. Rides from 8 to 15 miles and 1 to 1/12 hours; 906-932-2020. 25: “Green Fire,” 7 p.m., documentary showing on Aldo Leopold, Ottawa National Forest Visitor Center, Watersmeet. 25-28: Ontonagon County Fair, fairgrounds, Greenland. Exhibits, stock car races, motocross, horse games, old-fashioned kids’ games, antique tractor show and more. July 25-Aug. 11: Iron County Heritage Festival, Iron County, Wis. Golf scramble, organization open houses, parade, walking tours of Hurley, all-class reunion, more. Call Hurley Chamber of Commerce, 715-561-4334, or Mercer Chamber of Commerce, 715-476-2389. 26-28: Range Art Association 58th annual art show, Iron County Memorial Building, Hurley. Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday with artists reception from 4-5 p.m. All media types accepted through July 13; rangearts.com or 715-561-2072. 26-28: 43rd annual Marenisco Sports Club softball tournament. marenisco.org. 26-28: Northwoods Summer Art Tour, self-guided tour of artist-owned galleries and studios in Iron, Vilas, Oneida and Langlade counties in Wisconsin. northwoodsarttour.com.

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p.m., at the church, Mercer, Wis. 4: Pancake breakfast, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Mercer (Wis.) Senior Center. 6: ‘Twas the Night Before Loon Day Street Dance, 7-11 p.m., downtown Mercer, Wis. Live music, food and refreshments. 7: Loon Day, Mercer, Wis. Craft and artist booths, food, loon-calling contest, more. 715-476-2389. 8: Superior Bike Ride, 6:30 p.m., departs from Don and GG’s, Ironwood. Rides from 8 to 15 miles and 1 to 1/12 hours; 906-932-2020. 8: “The Cutover,” 7 p.m., short play about 19th century lumberjack, farmer’s wife and forest ranger, written by area historians, Ottawa National Forest Visitor Center, Watersmeet. 8-11: Gogebic County Fair. Music, animals, rides, livestock auction, mud run, motocross, more. goge1: “Loons,” 7 p.m., with biologist Jim Caron, Ot- biccountyfair.homestead.com. 9-10: 45th annual Paavo Nurmi Marathon, Hurtawa National Forest Visitor Center, Watersmeet. 2-4: Iron County Fair, fairgrounds, Saxon, Wis. ley. Friday, registration, spaghetti feed, kids’ race, Live music, antique tractor show, ATV pull, livestock Pink for a Purpose 5-kilometer and torch lighting auction, food and more. 715-893-2226. ceremony; Saturday, full and half marathon and 3: Free youth fishing clinic, Bergland Centennial relay, awards ceremony. paavonurmimarathon.com Park. Sponsored by Lake Gogebic Chapter of or 715-360-9352. 9-11: Fourth annual Marenisco Milltown Heritage Walleyes for Tomorrow and National Professional Anglers Association. 906-575-3542. Days, Marenisco. Strongest man contest, street 3: Mercer Methodist Church turkey dinner, 4-7 dance, flea market, classic car show, food vendors, 27: Copper Peak Christian Music Festival, noon9 p.m., Copper Peak, Black River Road, Ironwood Township. copperpeakmusicfestival.com. 27: Woods and Blooms Garden Club Self-Guided Garden Tour, four or five sites around Mercer, Wis. 715-476-2389. 27: Best of ‘50s, ‘60s and Broadway, 7 p.m. EDT, Ontonagon Theater of Performing Arts. 28: St. Mary’s Catholic Church annual bazaar, noon, food, kids’ games, bingo, bake sales and raffles, at the church, Hurley. 31: Superior Bike Ride, 6:30 p.m., riders’ choice.. Rides from 8 to 15 miles and 1 to 1/12 hours; 906932-2020.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Gogebic Range Dance Band and more. 10: Third annual Mercer Lions Duck Race, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Mercer, Wis. Tickets available throughout summer. 715-476-2389. 10: Music Jam at the Porkies, 7-9 p.m. EDT, old American folk jam for acoustic musicians, Folk School, Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, near Silver City. porkies.org. 10: Turtle Flambeau Flowage Association Pig and Corn Roast, 4 p.m., Midway Bar, Butternut, Wis. 715-769-3680. Proceeds benefit association activities. 11: Lake Gogebic Fire Department annual chicken dinner, serving noon-3 p.m. CDT with events continuing to 6 p.m., fire department, west shore of Lake Gogebic. 50/50 raffle drawn at 5 p.m. 14: Superior Bike Ride, 6:30 p.m., departs from Manny’s Restaurant, Ironwood. Rides from 8 to 15 miles and 1 to 1/12 hours; 906-932-2020. 15: “Maple Syrup: An Ottawa Product,” 7 p.m., with retired forester Roger Bofinger, Ottawa National Forest Visitor Center, Watersmeet. 17: White Pine town-wide garage sale. 18: Old Victoria Craft Fair, Old Victoria, near Rockland. oldvictoria.net. 21: Superior Bike Ride, 6 p.m., departs from Olde Suffolk Ale House, Ironwood. Rides from 8 to 15 miles and 1 to 1/12 hours; 906-932-2020. 22: “Trees for Tomorrow,” 7 p.m., program on local accredited natural resources school with executive director Maggie Bishop, Ottawa National Forest Visitor Center, Watersmeet. 23-24: Porcupine Mountains Music Festival, ski hill, Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, near Silver City. 28: Superior Bike Ride, 6 p.m., departs from Brewster’s, Ironwood. Rides from 8 to 15 miles and 1 to 1/12 hours; 906-932-2020. 29: “Weird Things We See in the Woods,” 7 p.m., with forest botanist Sue Trull, Ottawa National Forest Visitor Center, Watersmeet. Aug. 30-Sept. 2: 56th annual Labor Day Festival, Ontonagon. Events include community picnic, dance, Maxwell Street Day, auto show, Ed Hansen Memorial 5K and 10K run. Sunday, parade, 2 p.m.

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EDT. 31: Festival Italiano, food, live music, craft fair and flea market from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., spaghetti eating contest and kids’ games, downtown Hurley. 715-561-4334. 31: Easy Money “Reunion” Band, 8-10 p.m. EDT, Ontonagon Theater of Performing Arts. “Through the Years 40th Anniversary Concert” to fundraise for the theater.

September

1: Pancake breakfast, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Mercer (Wis.) Senior Center. 4: Superior Bike Ride, 6 p.m., departs from Rigoni’s Bar, Ironwood. Rides from 8 to 15 miles and 1 to 1/12 hours; 906-932-2020. 6-8: 36th annual Lake Gogebic Fall Walleye Tournament. lakegogebicarea.com. 7: Ontonagon Valley Sportsmen’s Club annual turkey shoot, Sucker Creek Range, Paulding. 10: Black bear hunting season opens in Michigan. 11: Superior Bike Ride, 6 p.m., departs from Pit Stop, Bessemer. Rides from 8 to 15 miles and 1 to 1/12 hours; 906-932-2020. 14: Music Jam at the Porkies, 7-9 p.m. EDT, old American folk jam for acoustic musicians, Folk School, Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, near Silver City. porkies.org. 18: Superior Bike Ride, 6 p.m., departs from Hautala’s Bar, Ironwood Township. Rides from 8 to 15 miles and 1 to 1/12 hours; 906-932-2020. 25: Superior Bike Ride, 6 p.m., departs from Maplewood Steakhouse, Ironwood. Rides from 8 to 15 miles and 1 to 1/12 hours; 906-932-2020. 27-28: Log Jamboree, Ewen. Friday, craft sale and Log Jam Variety Show, Ewen-Trout Creek School; Saturday, 11 a.m. parade, kids’ games and 8 p.m. dance with music by Borderline. 28: “Growing Mushrooms for Fun or Profit,” 9:30 a.m., with Joe Krawczyk, Gogebic Community College, Ironwood Township. Reservations required at $5 per person; call Lynn Adams at 906-9323509.

CHURCHES MICHIGAN IRONWOOD

Apostolic Lutheran. 326 W. Aurora. 10:45 a.m., worship service. Assembly of God. 2100 E. Cloverland Drive. Sunday school, 9 a.m., worship, 10 a.m. First Presbyterian. Norfolk and Aurora. Open door Sunday school, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m., fellowship to follow. Barrier free. Immanuel Lutheran (Missouri). Little Girl’s Point, Saturday worship, 5 p.m. Jehovah’s Witnesses. Superior Street. Sunday public talk, 9:30 a.m., Watchtower study, 10:30 a.m. Lighthouse Faith Center. 777 E. Ayer St.; Sunday worship and nursery, 10 a.m., Sunday school, 10:10-10:50 a.m.; Wednesday service, 6:30 p.m., youth meeting, Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. Services online at lfcironwood.org/tv. Living Water Missionary Assembly. 236 S. Mansfield. Sunday services, 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. worship; Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.; lwmissionary.org. Our Lady of Peace Catholic. Marquette Street. Saturday confession, 11 a.m. to noon; Mass, 4 p.m.; Sunday Mass, 8 and 11 a.m. 906-932-0174. Peace Lutheran Church (Independent). 102 S. Mansfield St. Evening service, Sunday, 6 p.m. Family Bible Hour, Wednesday, 6 p.m.; peacefulchurch.info. St. John’s Lutheran (ELCA). Airport Road. Second and fourth Sundays, 11 a.m.; Communion, fourth Sunday. Third Sunday, Christ Lutheran Parish joint worship, service rotates between the four CLP churches. St. Paul Lutheran (ELCA). 111 S. Curry. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Coffee fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Third Sunday, Christ Lutheran Parish joint worship, service rotates between the four CLP churches. St. Simon Eastern Orthodox. 226 E. Harding. Sunday, liturgy, 10 a.m. 906-932-0674. Salem Lutheran (ELCA). 333 E. Marquette. Sunday, 9 a.m. (broadcast on WJMS); Third Sunday, CLP joint worship, service rotates between the four CLP churches. Transfiguration, Episcopal. 336 E. Aurora. Sunday, 10 a.m. Trinity Lutheran (Missouri). E5104 Margaret St. Saturday, 5:30 p.m., Saturday Night Alive; Sunday, 8 and 10:30 a.m. worship services, 9:15 a.m. Sunday school and Bible study. Wesley United Methodist. 500 E. McLeod. Sunday, adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m., service, 11 a.m., youth group, 7 p.m., Tuesday, kid’s club, Wednesday after school. Woodland Church (BGC). N10234 Curry St., Sunday Bible study, 9 a.m.; worship, 10 a.m.; fellowship to follow. 906-932-1102 or woodlandchurchironwood.com. Zion Lutheran (ELCA). Midland and Lowell. Sunday worship with communion, 9 a.m. Parish praise service, Saturday, 5 p.m. Third Sunday, Christ Lutheran Parish joint worship, service rotates between the four CLP churches.

BERGLAND

Calvary Baptist (Fundamental). Sunday, 11 a.m.; Wednesday prayer service, 7 p.m. St. Ann Catholic. Sunday, Mass, 11 a.m. Trinity Lutheran (Missouri). Sunday, 9 a.m. Communion second and fourth Sundays. Pastor: the Rev. Timothy Steckling. United Methodist. Sunday, 11 a.m. Communion first Sunday.

BESSEMER

Christ Community Church of SDA. 507 E. Cinnabar Street.

C HRIST

LUTHERAN PARISH invites you to worship at: SALEM

ST. PAUL

ST. JOHN’S

ZION – SALEM LUTHERAN C HURCH –

333 E. Aurora St., Ironwood, MI • 906-932-1510 Sunday 9am • Radio Broadcast 9am 590 AM WJMS

– ST. J OHN’S LUTHERAN C HURCH – E5071 Airport Rd., Ironwood Township 2nd & 4th Sunday 11am

– ST. PAUL LUTHERAN C HURCH –

111 S. Curry, Ironwood, MI • 906-932-0601 Sunday 10:30 am

– Z ION LUTHERAN C HURCH –

100 W. Midland Ave., Ironwood, MI • 906-932-1320 Sunday 9am, Saturday Praise Worship 5pm ELCA Summer Fun & Dining Guide – Page 51

CHURCH LISTINGS

Saturday, 11 a.m., Sabbath school, 9:30 a.m.; Wednesday prayer meeting, 6:30 p.m. Our Redeemer Lutheran (Missouri). Sanders Road. Sunday, worship, 10:15 a.m. Communion first and third Sunday. St. Sebastian Catholic. Saturday Mass, 4 p.m.; Sunday Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sharon Lutheran (ELCA). Saturday worship, 5 p.m.; Sunday school, 8:50 a.m.; Sunday worship, 9 a.m., fellowship follows.

BRUCE CROSSING

Apostolic Lutheran. Sunday School, noon, worship, 1 p.m. Communion second Sunday. Bruce Crossing Bible Church, Sunday 9 a.m.; adult Sunday school to follow. Bethany Lutheran (Wisconsin), Sunday, 5 p.m.

COVINGTON

Bethany Lutheran. Sunday worship, 11 a.m. Trinity Lutheran. M-28. Sunday worship, 9 a.m.

EWEN

First Lutheran (ELCA). Sunday, 9 a.m. Wednesday, children’s Bible school, after school. 906-988-2594. Sacred Heart Catholic. Sunday worship 9 a.m. United Methodist. Sunday worship, noon. Communion, first Sunday.

GREENLAND

United Methodist. Sunday worship, 11:40 a.m.

ST. MARY’S OF THE SEVEN DOLORS

Frank Kordek, O.F.M.

404 Iron St., Hurley, WI 54534

715-561-2606

Services Weekday: Monday-Communion Service 8 a.m. Tuesday-Mass 5:30 p.m. Wednesday-ThursdayFriday Mass 8 a.m.

Services Weekend: Saturday-Vigil Mass - 4 p.m. Sunday-Mass 7 a.m. 11 a.m.

St. Mary’s church has several involved organizations: The Catholic Women’s Council. They have a group of dedicated lectors, Eucharistic ministers, altar servers and several lay ministers. they have an active communion distribution group for shut-ins and nursing homes and they provide many other ministries. They also have committed Pastoral and finance Councils in place. They have an active music ministry, which is led by Jody DeCarloSchneider, Choir director, as well as a Religious Education and Youth Ministry. They also have an active Prayer Shawl Ministry. Headed by Donna Putzer

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MARENISCO

Messiah Lutheran (Missouri). Saturday worship, 6 p.m. St. Catherine’s Catholic. Sunday Mass, 8 a.m.

MASS CITY

St. Paul’s Lutheran. Sunday, 10 a.m. Communion first and third Sundays.

ONTONAGON

Assembly of God. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m., Sunday worship, 10:45 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday, youth group and adult Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Holy Family Catholic. Michigan Avenue and Pine Street. Daily Masses: Monday, 9 a.m.; Tuesday, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 a.m.; Thursday, 9 a.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.; Saturday, 6 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.; confessions, Saturday, 11 a.m., and half an hour before each Mass. Pastor: the Rev. Michael Jacobus. Redeemer Free Lutheran. Sunday worship, 9 a.m., Sunday school, 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday, Bible study, 7 p.m. St. Paul Lutheran (Missouri). Sunday worship, 9 a.m.; Wednesday, church school, 3:30 p.m., service, 7 p.m. Siloa Lutheran (ELCA). Sunday worship, 9 a.m.; church school, Wednesday, 3:30 p.m. 906-884-2655. United Methodist. Sunday, 9 a.m., Contemporary worship, 7 p.m.

PAYNESVILLE

Our Saviour Lutheran (ELCA). Sunday, worship, 11 a.m., Friday, children’s Bible school, after school. 906-988-2594.

RAMSAY

Cornerstone Christian. Saturday worship, 6 p.m.; Sunday worship, 9:30 a.m., Intercessory prayer, 8:30 a.m., children’s church, 10:30 a.m. Grace Open Fellowship, 9 a.m., worship, 9:30 a.m.; Wednesday, Bible study, prayer meeting, 6:30 p.m.

ROCKLAND

St. Mary’s Catholic. Saturday: confessions, 3:30 p.m.; Mass, 4 p.m. Pastor: the Rev. Michael Jacobus. St. Paul United Methodist. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m.

TROUT CREEK

Assembly of God. Sunday worship, 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Trinity Lutheran (ELCA). Saturday worship, 4:30 p.m. 906-9882594. United Presbyterian. Sunday worship, 11 a.m.; communion, first Sunday of the month.

WAINOLA

Lutheran. Saturday, 5 p.m. Communion, first and third Saturdays.

WAKEFIELD

All Saints Lutheran (ELCA). Saturday worship, 5 p.m.; Sunday worship, 10:15 a.m.; Sunday school, 9 a.m. Calvary Baptist. Sunday school, 10 a.m., Sunday worship, 11

SHARON LUTHERAN CHURCH 100 East Sellar Street, Bessemer – 906-667-0891 (up the hill from the traffic light)

Worship with us:

Saturday - 5:00 p.m. or Sunday - 9:00 a.m. Fellowship to Follow Sunday School - 9:00 a.m.

CHURCH LISTINGS

a.m.; evening service, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, prayer and praise, 6 p.m. Grace Baptist. 512 Sunday Lake St. Sunday services, 10 and 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Immaculate Conception Catholic. Saturday Mass, 6 p.m.; Sunday Mass, 10:30 a.m. United Methodist. Sunday service, 12:30 p.m.

WATERSMEET

Immaculate Conception Catholic. Saturday Mass, 4 p.m.; Sunday Mass, 9:30 a.m. Bible. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m.; men’s and ladies’ Bible study, Wednesday, 6 p.m.

WHITE PINE

St. Jude Catholic. Sunday: confessions, 10:30 a.m., Mass, 11 a.m. Pastor: the Rev. Michael Jacobus. Community United Methodist. Sunday, worship, 8:45 a.m., youth group, 5 p.m.; Monday, Kids Club, after school.

WISCONSIN HURLEY

Community Christian Church. U.S. 51 South. Sunday worship, 9 a.m. First Presbyterian. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. worship, Sunday school and nursery. Havenwood Baptist. 501 Copper St. Sunday school, 10 a.m., services, 11 a.m., lunch and afternoon service following. Range Community Bible. Sunday school, 9 and 10:30 a.m.; worship, 9 and 10:30 a.m. St. Mary’s Catholic. Saturday Mass, 4 p.m., Sunday Mass, 7 and 11 a.m., Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, 8 a.m., Thursday, 8 a.m., Friday, 8 a.m. St. Paul’s Lutheran (Wisconsin). Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; worship, 11 a.m.

KIMBALL

Good Shepherd Community Apostolic Lutheran. Sunday worship 10:30 a.m., Sunday Bible study 10 a.m. Communion first Sunday.

LAC DU FLAMBEAU

Bible Baptist. Sunday, 11 a.m. St. Anthony’s Catholic. Saturday Mass, 4 p.m.; Sunday Mass, 9:30 a.m.

LAND O’LAKES

Hope Lutheran (Missouri). Sunday worship, 9:30 a.m., fellowship, 10:30 a.m. Land O’ Lakes Bible Church. Sunday school 9 a.m.; Sunday worship, 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday, women’s Bible study, 9:30 a.m.; Wednesday prayer service and Bible study 7 p.m. 715-547-3183.

MANITOWISH WATERS

Community Church (Presbyterian). Sunday, 9:30 a.m.

Trinity Lutheran Church Saturday Evenings:

5:30 p.m. - Saturday Night Alive! Contemporary Worship

Sunday Mornings: 8:00 a.m. ~ Worship, 10:30 a.m. ~ Family Worship 9:15 a.m. ~ Sunday School and Bible Study

E5104 Margaret Street • Ironwood, MI 49938

906-932-3022

Episcopal. Saturday: Episcopal Eucharist, 5 p.m. at Community Presbyterian Church, U.S. 51. Our Lady Queen of Peace (Catholic). Masses: Sunday, 8 a.m., Wednesday, 5:15 p.m., Thursday, 8:30 a.m., Saturday, 6 p.m.

MELLEN

Congregational United Church of Christ. Sunday, 10:45 a.m. Holy Rosary Catholic. Tuesday, 8 a.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.; Sunday Mass, 9 a.m.; first Friday Mass, 6:30 p.m.; first Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., second through fifth Thursday, 10:30 a.m., at Mellen Manor Nursing Home. Confessions, Saturday following Mass. Immanuel Lutheran. Sunday school 8:15 a.m.; Bible study 8:30 a.m.; regular service with Communion 9:30 a.m.

MERCER

Community Church of Nazarene. Sunday, worship, 10:00 a.m Faith Lutheran (Missouri). Sunday, worship, 9 a.m., Bible study, 10:30 a.m. St. Isaac Jogues Catholic. Masses Saturday, 6 p.m., April 30-Nov. 26; Sunday, 11 a.m.; Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. United Methodist. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Zion Lutheran (Wisconsin). Sunday, 9 a.m., Bible class, 10:15 a.m.

PRESQUE ISLE

Bethel Lutheran. Sunday, 11 a.m. St. Rita’s Catholic. Saturday, confessions, 3:30 p.m., Mass, 4 p.m.; Sunday Mass, 9 a.m.

SAXON

Community Presbyterian. Sunday, 11 a.m. St. Ann’s Catholic. Sunday Mass, 8:45 a.m.

WINCHESTER

Living Hope. Sunday, 9:30 a.m.; Thursday, Bible study, 7 p.m.

WESLEY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Sunday Service 11 a.m. Youth Group • Kids Club

“Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors”

500 East McLeod, Ironwood, MI 49938 • 906-932-3900

Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church

108 S. Marquette Street • Ironwood, MI 49938 • (906) 932-0174

Weekend Masses

Saturday at 4:00 P.M. Sunday at 8:00 and 11:00 A.M. Handicapped Accessible

Home of

All Saints Catholic Academy

A Catholic Elementary School for Pre-K to 6th grade, plus Virtual School. Open to students of all faiths! Call: (906) 932-3200 website: www.olopmi.org

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Summer

Dining 2013 AROUND THE CORNER PUB (1 blk east of Hwy. 51 in downtown Mercer) 2633 Railroad St., Mercer, WI 54547

715-476-2472 BAR HOURS 11am - Close; KITCHEN 11am - 11pm Daily MONDAY’S - “All You Can Eat” Wings & Fries TUESDAY’S - Mexican Special WEDNESDAY’S - Smelt & Fries

FRIDAY’S - “All You Can Eat” Fish Fry or Pub Chicken or COMBO of both!

With choice of Potato, Soup or Salad, Applesauce & Breadstick

– HOMEMADE PIZZA –

“All You Can Eat” Pub Chicken

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With choice of Potato, Soup or Salad, & Breadstick

Uptown Cafe 518 East McLeod Avenue • Ironwood, Mi

(906) 932-3321

BREAKFAST SPECIALTIES

Served all day. All come with toast choice: whole wheat, white, Italian, sourdough, English muffin.

Steak and Eggs*

Choice sirloin grilled to perfection with 3 eggs any style, hashbrowns or American fries. 7.50

Hearty Breakfast*

3 eggs any style with hashbrowns or American fries and choice of meat: sausage, bacon, or ham. 6.50

Corned Beef Hash Combo*

Generous portion of hash with 2 eggs any style.

Junior Breakfast*

4.75

2 eggs any style and choice of meat: sausage, bacon, or ham. 3.95

2 Egg Breakfast*

2 eggs any style and served with hashbrowns.

Stuffed Hashbrowns

With onion, green pepper, ham & cheese.

Uptown Breakfast Muffin*

4.00

4.95

Sausage patty, fried egg and melted cheese on an English muffin. 3.95

Uptown All American Breakfast

APPETIZERS, SOUPS AND SIDES Onion Rings - 4.00

Basket of Fries - 3.00

Wisconsin Cheese Curds - 4.25

DON’T FORGET FISH FRY FRIDAYS! BURGERS All our burgers are hand pattied fresh, choice ground beef from Sunday Lake Supermarket. Served with chips and pickle. Substitute fries 1.25 Plain

New! Deep Fried Green Beans

Fried crisp and golden brown with choice of dipping sauce. 5.95

Chicken Tenders (5) - 5.50

Cole Slaw or Seasonal Veggies - 1.75 Dinner Salad - 2.75

Soup or Chili 2.50 Chili cup - 2.75 2.75 Chili bowl - 3.00

Plain

1/3 Lb. Patties* 3.75 Cheese 4.00 Bacon and Cheese 5.00 1/2 Lb. Patties* 4.50 Cheese 5.00 Bacon and Cheese 6.00 1/3 Lb. Mushroom and Swiss* 5.25

Sauteed mushrooms and melted Swiss.

1/3 Lb. Patty Melt*

Grilled onions, melted Swiss and Texas grilled wheat toast. 4.50

1/3 Lb.California Burger*

Soup cup Soup bowl -

Topped with crisp lettuce, tomato, onion and our secret sauce. 4.75

SANDWICHES

Pizza Burger

Juicy Italian seasoned patty stuffed with mozzarella cheese. 4.50

2 eggs any style with hashbrowns or American fries and choice of sausage, ham or bacon. 5.50

All sandwiches served with chips and pickle. Substitute fries for 1.25

Add chocolate chips or berries for .75

Generous portion of beef with mashed potatoes and gravy. 5.50

All dinners include choice of tossed salad, coleslaw or soup.

Shave ham with choice of melted American or Swiss. 4.50

8 oz. hand-cut sirloin grilled to your liking with baked or fried potato, seasonal veggies and a roll. 8.25

Sliced corned beef with kraut and Swiss on fresh rye bread. 5.75

(Please allow 20 minutes for this item) Try our famous northern fried chicken. We start with fresh chicken, season it, coat it with our own special breading and pressure fry it until golden brown and crisp on the outside, tender and juicy on the inside.

PANCAKES

OR

FRENCH TOAST

Blueberry or Chocolate Chip Pancakes Two Cakes 3.75 Three Cakes 4.95 Cakes and Eggs* Two Cakes and 2 Eggs any style. 4.50 Two Cakes only 3.50 Three Cakes only 3.95 French Toast Two slices 3.25 Three slices 3.95 French Toast Combo* Two slices of French toast with 2 eggs and choice of bacon, sausage or ham. 6.50

OMELETTES

AND

SIDES

Served with toast choice: whole wheat, white, Italian, sourdough or English Muffin. Add extra veggies .25 per item. Add mushrooms .75

Hot Beef Sandwich

Hot Ham and Cheese Grilled Reuben

Chicken Filet Sandwich

Breaded chicken breast fried golden with lettuce, tomato and dressing. 5.00

French Dip

Sliced roast beef on a bakery fresh bun with au jus for dipping. 4.50

B.L.T.

The American classic.

4.50

Roast Beef Sandwich

DINNERS Steak Dinner*

Broasted Chicken*

1/4 Chicken - 5.95 1/2 chicken - 7.95 Roast Beef Dinner

Oven roasted and tender round of beef served with mashed potatoes, gravy, veggies and a roll. 7.50

Hamburger Steak*

Farmers*

Sliced roast beef with melted cheese on a bakery fresh bun. 4.50

Fresh ground beef seasoned, grilled and smothered with fried onions, Comes with mashed potatoes, gravy, veggies and a roll. 7.50

Meatlovers

Breaded haddock fried golden with crisp lettuce and tartar. 4.50

Tender slow cooked ham with mashed potatoes, gravy, veggies and a roll. 7.50

Ham, green pepper, onions, cheese and hashbrowns. 6.75 Ham, bacon and sausage with melted cheese and served with hashbrowns. 7.95 add extra veggies .25 per item

Ham and Cheese* 3 eggs with ham 5.75 Cheese only 4.75 Veggie*

Onions, mushrooms, green pepper, tomatoes and cheese. Served with hashbrowns. 6.50

Side Orders American Fries or Hashbrowns - 1.75 Toast - 1.25 One Pancake - 1.95 One Egg - .75 Ham - 2.25 Corned Beef Hash - 2.75 Three Sausage or Bacon - 2.00 Oatmeal 2.75 w/Raisins - 3.00

Fish Filet Sandwich

The Denver Sandwich*

Scrambled eggs, ham, onions and peppers.

Fried Egg Sandwich* - 3.25

4.50

Tuna or Egg Salad - 3.25 Hot Dog - 2.75

SALADS Chef Salad

Crisp greens with tomatoes, onions, green pepper, ham, eggs and cheese. 6.50

Chicken Cashew Salad

Grilled chicken breast over fresh garden greens with onions, green pepper, tomatoes, eggs, cheese and cashews. 6.95

Ham Dinner

Liver and Onions

With 2 strips of bacon, sauteed onions, veggies and a roll. 6.95

SWEET TREATS

Fresh Home Baked Pie 2.25 per slice With Ice Cream 2.75 Sundaes

Chocolate or Strawberry

2.95

Old Style Shakes or Malts

A favorite of the staff. Ask for one to go.

3.50

Splitting charge of $1.00 on all meals. *Can be cooked to order. Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, shellfish or eggs can increase your risk of contracting a foodbourne illness.

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Home of the “Original Margaritas on Tap” served with fresh fruit Serving FISH FRY on Fridays and Herb Roasted PRIME RIB on Saturdays Full SOUP AND SALAD BAR Available

Hand-Cut STEAKS

cooked over our char broiler Bar Open at 4:30 • Dining at 5pm Wednesday thru Saturday evening 214 Silver St., Hurley, WI

715-561-4562

Most Authentic Mexican Food North of Chicago Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11-9; Friday & Saturday 11-10

2320 Lakeshore Drive, Ashland, WI 54806 • 715-682-9658 • www.eldoradoashland.com 135 E. Cloverland Dr., Ironwood, MI 49938 • 906-364-7550 • www.eldoradoironwood.com

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One block south of U.S. 2 on Country Club Rd.

HOURS:

Open 11 a.m. – 7 Days A Week

Serving Lunch and Dinner Specials Homemade Soups • Friday Fish Fry All Day All-U-Can-Eat Buffet on Fridays starting at 5:00 p.m. WE CATER ANY OCCASION, YOUR PLACE OR OURS Open to the Public • Phone 906-932-3742

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Sidekicks

Hwy. 77, Iron Belt, WI (7 short miles W. Hurley) 715-561-5515

Seven Days A Week Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner OUTSTANDING BREAKFAST Country Steak • Omelets • Skillets All favorite traditional entrees

FRIDAY NIGHT

• FISH FRY - HADDOCK $9.99 • PERCH PLATE .......... $12.99

(906) 827-3665 HOMEMADE SOUPS & PIES FAMOUS BREAKFAST SKILLETS & OMELETS FRIDAY FISH FRYS

U.S. Highway 45 South - P.O. Box 258 Bruce Crossing, Michigan 49912

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SATURDAY NIGHT

• SELECT ANGUS PRIME RIB OR TENDER BABY BACK RIBS All Dinners Served With Soup & Salad Bar

SUNDAY NIGHT

• DIFFERENT CHEF’S SPECIAL EVERY WEEK ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BROASTED CHICKEN SPECIAL SUNDAY— THURSDAY

— Nightly Homemade Italian & Delicious Pizzas — Also Complete Menu w/Specialty Sandwiches, Wraps, Salads and More!

Family Restaurant

• Homemade Specials Every Day • American & Italian Dishes • Homemade Hand-Dipped Fish Fry Friday • Homemade Pizza

Food so good, you’ll think we stole your Mama! Take Outs Available

CLOSED MONDAYS

106 E. Cloverland Dr., Ironwood, MI

906-932-0555

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Toni’s Place

Located in Downtown Ironwood on Business U.S. 2 112 W. Aurora Street, Ironwood, MI 49938 906-932-5114

All Our Pies are Homemade.

Featuring:

Daily Specials • Homemade Entrees Friday Fish Fry

Call Daily for our Specials Open: Monday-Friday 6 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday 6 a.m. -2 p.m.; Sunday 6 a.m.-2 p.m.

Liberty Bell Chalet 109 5th Ave. S. • Hurley, Wisconsin

715-561-3753

Serving Lunch Monday-Thursday 11-2 p.m. Serving Dinner 7 Days a Week at 4 p.m.

ITALIAN MARKET

Monday-Saturday 10-7 p.m. Closed Sunday

DAILY LS SPECIA

EXPLORER’S POINT RESTAURANT & BLUE HERON BAR

GORGEOUS 3-Level Dining with Spectacular Lake Views nestled among the Whittlesey and Fish Creek Estuaries on the Shores of Lake Superior

Lake Superior Fish, Burgers & Sandwiches, Steaks, Poultry, Pasta, and BBQ Ribs Homemade Soups and Full Salad Bar All Day Every Day! Serving Lunch & Dinner Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. (Sunday Brunch 10 a.m.-2 p.m.) FULL SERVICE BAR featuring Martinis, Premium Cocktails, Draft & Bottled Beers and an Extensive Wine Selection Planning A Gathering? Ask About Our Banquet Facilities & Catering Menu Accommodations up to 170 30580 US Hwy 2 • Ashland, WI • For Reservations call 715.682.0331 Just 1.5 Miles East of the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center Like us on fb.com/explorerspt

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Come get sidetracked at Trackside! – Ice Cold Beer – Home Made Pizza

Gas & Convenience Store

Featuring...

Rigoni’s Inn Tavern & Restaurant FRIDAY’S SPECIAL Icelandic Haddock

DEEP FRIED or STEAMED Serving 12 - 10 PM PLUS FULL MENU

WEDNESDAY’S Pasta Buffet 5 - 8 PM

Homemade Pizza Anytime – Take Out Available 925 E. Ayer, Ironwood

906-932-4601

Sharon’s

COFFEE COMPANY NOW SERVING Full Breakfast

Great Lunches, Burgers, Espressos, Smoothies, Specialty Coffee, Home-Made Desserts, and Ice Cream!

122 Silver St., Hurley

561-5500

OPEN 6:30-5:30 Monday-Saturday; 6:30-3 Sunday

Ma’s Place Cafe U.S. Highway 2 • Wakefield, Michigan • (906)224-3000

Daily Specials

Black Bear Resort White Pine, Michigan

(906)364-7501 N11394 Lake Rd., North Ironwood MI 49938

OPEN FOR LUNCH & DINNER 7-DAYS A WEEK

KONTEKA

NORTHERN FRIED CHICKEN (not available on Fridays)

Ask about our Buckets To Go

FRIDAY FISH F RY We Offer A Fantastic

FULL MENU ALSO AVAILABLE

–– OPEN DAILY 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. ––

Hunting & Fishing Licenses Trail Permits

The Black Bear Restaurant Kitchen open til 10pm •Friday Fish Fry •Saturday Prime Rib •Sunday Breakfast Buffet 9-1 •2nd Friday every month: Seafood Buffet!

The Black Bear Lounge

•Full service Bar •Dazzling Dance Floor •Giant Flat Screen Satellite TV

The Black Bear Lanes 8 lane Bowling Alley

The Black Bear Motel All Non-smoking rooms Pets Welcome!

Also available on-site... Gift Shop, laundry facility, tanning, convenient parking for all trucks & trailers 64 & Main - PO Box 675 White Pine, MI 49971

906-885-5170

www.thekonteka.com

Summer Fun & Dining Guide – Page 59

Open 7 Days A Week 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Homemade Cooking Desserts • Soups Catering

Located on Hwy. 2 in Ironwood, MI • (906) 932-8400 Ashland, WI Superior, WI

Featured Nightly Specials

# Thursdays — Pasta Night # Fridays — Fish Fry “All-You-Can-Eat” # Saturdays — Steak Night # Sundays — Broasted Chicken HAPPY HOUR 3-6pm 50¢ OFF All Drinks

Call for entertainment schedule — Open 11am Daily — Closed Wednesday

Serving Food & Homemade Pizza

6215 Hwy. M, Boulder Jct., WI 54512 (3 miles North of Boulder Jct) • 715-385-9288

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P.I. PUB PRESQUE ISLE, WI

TAP BEER 75¢ Tappers DAILY 11-5

HOME OF THE “AWESOME BURGER” BEST HOMEMADE PIZZAS AROUND KCS’ KILLER CHILI & SOUPS

GRILLED SANDWICHES • WRAPS APPETIZERS • SALADS • LOW CARB PLATES HOT & COLD BEVERAGES • KIDS MENU DAILY LUNCH & DINNER SPECIALS

HAPPY HOUR MON.-FRI. 3-5 $4.50 16 OZ. BLOODYS W/7 OZ. BEER SAT.-SUN. 11-5 SPORTS ON 5 TVS • VIDEO GAMES • POOL • INTERNET JUKE BOX • MEGATOUCH MEATLOAF MONDAY “WING DINGS” TUESDAY WACKY WEDNESDAY - 1/2 PRICE PIZZA FISH/SMELT FRY FRIDAY BAR & KITCHEN 11:00 A.M. - CLOSE

11583 COUNTY HWY. B • 715-686-2522

As Good As It Gets!

REALLY DELIVERS! • Fried Chicken • Pizza • BBQ Ribs • Salads • Sandwiches

down towne!

Purveyor of Great Food & Spirits

West U.S. 2 – Next to the Bessemer VFW

215 South Suffolk St. Downtown Ironwood www.tacconellis.com

906-663-9900

932-2101 Summer Fun & Dining Guide – Page 61

An e to get atosy place place to, a hard leave!

Million Dollar View!

• • • •

We Have A Full Menu Nightly

Wheelchair Accessible CLOSED Sunday - Tuesday Serving Dinner Nightly starting at 4:00 p.m. • Casual Dining

Off of Snowmobile Trail 10

Wednesday – 2-for-1 New York Strip Thursday – 1/2 price Pizza Friday – Fish Fry Saturday – 2-for-1 New York Strip

Sports TV * Fireplace * Full Liquor Bar Resort on Little Martha Lake

Dining, Motel and Bar

beaverlodgemercerwi.com 2010 Beaver Lodge Road, Mercer, WI 54547 • (715) 476-2149

On Wisconsin’s Beautiful Lake Superior • BUSINESS MEETINGS • RETREATS • WEDDINGS • CATERING

Dine with us & enjoy the Views of Lake Superior

OPEN DAILY FOR LUNCH & DINNER Serving 11:00 am To Close

– Classic Beer Battered Fish Fry – – Daily Drink Specials – Located in Hotel Chequamegon

OPEN ALL YEAR! 715-682-9095 • 800-946-5555

101 Lake Shore Dr. W., Ashland, WI 54806 • www.hotelc.com

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Over 30 Years of Service by the Berquist Family

Gogebic Lodge A “4-Season” Resort

Open Year Round

Welcome to

Live Lobster Boil July 13 & Oct. 5

Gogebic Lodge & Resort

on beautiful Lake Gogebic in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

A Full-Service Resort Complex providing: # # # # # #

Cabins and Chalets Outstanding Meals 7 Days A Week Banquet & Meeting Facilities Bar Facilities Sauna, Satellite TV, Free WIFI Bait

www.GogebicLodge.com

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Boat Rentals - including 4 Pontoons Campground Propane Fill Station & Gasoline Fishing & Hunting Licenses & Trail Permits Boat & Trailer Storage Weekly Outdoor Pavillion Parties

Gogebic Lodge

The Berquist Family – Your Hosts N9600 Hwy M-64 • Marenisco, Michigan 49947 8 Miles North of U.S. 2 on M-64 • (906) 842-3321 • Fax: (906) 842-3320 Summer Fun & Dining Guide – Page 63

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73370 US Hwy. 2, Odanah, WI 54861 www.badriver.com 715-682-7121 800-777-7449 Like Bad River on.....

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Snack Bar

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Falls Lounge Enjoy your favorite beverage, watch sports games or listen to entertainment.

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Bad River Lodge and Casino is proudly owned by the Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa.


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