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Daily Globe (Newspaper) - November 5, 1991, Ironwood, Michigan Show your GLADIATORS Special sections in Wednesday's Daily Globe will allow every Gogebic Range and Onton- agon County resident to show support for Ironwood, Bessemer, Wakefield and Onton- agon as the teams battle Saturday in the Michigan High School Athletic Association football playoffs. Root for the home team! CARDINALS The Iron wood Daily Gl IRONWOOD, MICH, TUESDAY, NOV. 45 CENTS, 33 CENTS DELIVERED Weather Winter storm watch tonight Snow squalls and consider- able blowing and driftinr. snow. For the 24-hour perioc to 9 a.m. in Ironwood: high 16, low, 8. Previous 24-hour peri- od: high 17, low 8. Year ago, high 32, low 27. Snow during the 24-hour period: .1 inch. Snow to date: 11.6 inches More weather, Page 2. Today Voting light Voting in Ironwood, Besse- mer and Wakefield is very light today. In Ironwood, voters are cast- ing ballots for the city commis- sion race and a county com- missioner in Precinct Three. "As of 11 a.m., we have had 363 votes cast for the city'com- mission race, with 98 absentee Anita Zak, city clerk said. "Eighty-eight votes have been cast for the county com- mission seat in Precinct 3, with 30 absentee ballots." In Bessemer, city manager Bruce Carlson said that voter turnout is and he ex- pects it to remain light. As of a.m., 93 votes were cast for the city council race there, which includes absentee bal- lots. The votes cast total about 5 percent of the registered vot- ers in Bessemer. In Wakefield, city manager John Siira also said that voter turnout is "light." As of 11 a.m., 126 votes were cast for the city council race there, which is about 8 percent of its registered voters. Polls are open until 8 p.m. in all three communities. Abduction try reported Monday MONTREAL, Wis. Schools and area law enforce- ment agents have been noti- fied of an attempted child ab- duction incident that occurred Monday evening in the City of Montreal. The Iron County Sheriffs Department said a blond- haired man with a mustache, about 30 years old or younger, attempted to pick up a 12- year-old boy and his friend. The youngsters were sledding on a hill by the old Roosevelt School. When the youngsters refused the man's offer of candy as an enticement to enter the car, the man became angry with the younsters, according to the report. The suspect's vehicle is a brown, full-sized vehicle, pos- sibly a 1982 model. A woman accompanied the man. Deputies said they notified school officials, the Gogebic County Sheriffs Department, and the Ironwood. Public Safety Department of the inci- dent. Index Business...........................10 Comics..............................14 Obituaries...........................9 Opinion...............................6 IRONWOOD DEVILS Consolidation: First session held Monday at Wakefield By LISA SELIN Globe Staff Writer Gerard Globe The Ironwood Red Devils move indoors to prepare for their Michigan High School Athletic Association playoff game against 7-2 Clare at Newberry Saturday afternoon. With Onton- agon, Bessemer and Wakefield, the Red Devils represent the largest playoff-bound group in the history of Western Upper Peninsula football. Tournament notebook: Excitement mounts as 4 teams gear up for grid playoff action By The Dally Globe Staff As teams from Bessemer, Wakefield, Ontonagon and Iron- wood gird for football playoff ac- tion Saturday, we contacted area schools for data on tournament preparations. CLASS CC Region 1 Clare (7-2) vs. Ironwood-L.L. Wright at Newberry High School, Saturday, p.m. "Right now we're in the process of planning for student fan bus- says Ironwood principal-ath- letic director Tim Kolesar. "I think well have two, right now." The mood in the halls? "Kids are looking forward to it, especially the football Kolesar says. "I think they've al- ready for gotten the Ontonagon game and focusing on the fact that their goal is to beat Clare and hopefully play in the dome against Negaunee. "We'd love to be able to caravan it down with all the teams from the western end of the U.P. "Friday well probably have a pep assembly for the team." CLASS C Region 1 Rogers City (7-1) vs. Ontonagon at Munising High School, Saturday, p.m. (EST) ONTONAGON The game originally Gladstone, has been moved to Munising. Coach Bob Carlson, is a native of Gladstone and was football star there. "It would be kind of scary, but very neat" to coach a playoff game in his he says. Gladstone's field was wet, caus- ing the move, but Carlson is con- cerned that Munising is in the snowbelt. It could end up in Gladstone again if there's a big star. Pep assemblies for girls' basket- ball and boys' football teams will be held Thursday. Student fan buses are being or- ganized. CLASS DD Region 1 Wakefield (6-2) vs. Central Lake at Manistique High School, Saturday, p.m. WAKEFIELD "We contacted Manistique yesterday and the athletic director down there is Jim said Wakefiejd principal-athletic director Bob Mercure. "We're the white team, the vis- iting team with the lower record. We'll be playing at p.m., cen- tral time. We developed an itiner- ary which is being typed up he said. "The player bus is going to leave at a.m. They're proba- bly going to have a brunch at the Big Boy in Escanaba. (Sce-TOURNAMENT, page 9) Ironwood Chamber sets forth mission at banquet WAKEFIELD "There is no question in my mind. It is as plain as day. Consolidation can't said Richard Adams, chair- person of the Bessemer Consoli- dation Committee, during Mon- day night's meeting of the Besse- mer and Wakefield school boards. Related stories, Page 9) The public meeting was held to inform residents of Wakefield and Bessemer about the consoli- dation issue. Virginia Lindquist was ap- pointed chairperson pro tern of Monday's meeting. Presentations were made by staff and adminis- trators from both school districts, ranging from the possible curric- ulum that would be established if consolidation were to take place, to the cost to taxpayers if a bond issue were to be voted on for the purpose of building a now 9-12 school between Bessemer and Wakefield. A possible slate of 106 classes could be offered to students if consolidation takes place. Walt Rickard, Bessemer and Bob Mer- cure, Wakefield, principals at their respective schools, worked out a curriculum along with their teaching staffs. Some of those classes could be combined. For example, advanced compo- sition and modern literature, could be offered as a semester course each. The slate of classes that could be offered include: English English 9, English 10, English 11, English 12, ad- vanced comp and modern lit, journalism and drama, speech and applied communications, the novel and world lit, humanities and creative writing. Social studies Civics, world history, American history, Michi- gan history, geography, psycholo- gy, social problems and current events, government and econom- ics, multi-media. Page 9) By MARGARET LEVRA Globe Staff Writer "The purpose of the Ironwood Area Chamber of Commerce shall be to advance the commer- cial, industrial, professional, civic and general welfare of the Iron- wood Area." Related story, Page 9 That is the mission of the Iron- wood Area Chamber of Com- merce over the next five years, chamber president Alger New- berry told a group of over 200 persons at Monday's 80th annual chamber dinner held at the Towne House Motor Inn in Iron- wood. "It is difficult to do these things Newberry said, noting the chamber has become involved in relationships with other organi- zations. The chamber recently ap- "When you rely on some- one else to think for you, it is going to end up a pretty pa- thetic said Rep. Stephen Dresch, R-Hancock, as he encouraged the Iron- wood Area Chamber of Com- merce to take the lead role in the promotion of the city. Dre- sch was the guest speaker at Monday's 80th annual dinner held at the Towne House Mo- tor Inn. preached city officials, tourism groups, educational groups, church groups and social groups offering requesting joint efforts in the promotion of the Ironwood area. "The he said, "urges groups to contact chamber offi- cials if the chamber. We can help in the promotion of their groups. United forces can do positive things. "A journey of one thousand miles begins with a single step." Some of the faces on the cham- ber's baord of directors will change shortly. The seats of Jo- seph Zylinski, James Grote, An- gelo Luppino and Richard Ander- son are expiring. (See-CHAMBER, Page 9) Margaret Globe Brian Lindquist, left, of Lindquist Electric, Ironwood, accepts the Business of the Year award from Ironwood Area Chamber of Commerce President Alger Newberry. Brian and his parents, Kenneth and Mae, were honored lor operating the "Business of the Year" at Monday's Ironwood Area Chamber of Commerce annual dinner. KEEP IN DAILY GLOBE USE OUR NEW EXPRESS 800 NUMBER
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