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 By Richard Jenkins    News    August 31, 2016 

MSP citizens academy exposes people to police work

BESSEMER - A small group of area residents gathered at Saint Sebastian School Tuesday for the second week of the Michigan State Police's citizens academy. The academy is an eight-week course designed...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    August 31, 2016 

Coleman named planners for Saxon Harbor rebuild

HURLEY — A team of companies led by Coleman Engineering will be responsible for developing the plans to rebuild Saxon Harbor after the Iron County Board of Supervisors awarded the company the development contract Tuesday. The decision comes based...

 

Walker visits Saxon Harbor, announces planning grant

SAXON, Wis - Gov. Scott Walker visited Saxon Harbor Monday, touring the cleanup effort and announcing Iron County has been awarded a Coastal Management grant to help the planning stage of the...

 

Fair offers food, fun, festivities

IRONWOOD - The Gogebic County Fair drew crowds Saturday and Sunday, with Sunday's sunny skies offsetting Saturday's showers. "We've got a good fair. We've had lots of good comments," Fair Board...

 

Johnson raises funds, awareness for HOPE

WAKEFIELD - A crowd gathered at the beach at Eddy Park in Wakefield on Friday afternoon to celebrate Ardie Johnson's 72nd birthday. For the event, Ardie decided to swim across Sunday Lake as a way to...

 

Xcel Energy begins switch to LED street lights

Xcel Energy workers began upgrading area street lights to LED this week, a measure expected to save costs for communities and be environmentally beneficial. The Gogebic Range is one of three areas where workers are replacing 3,700 street lights,...

 

Engineers gather for Copper Peak planning session

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP - Experts from around the world gathered in Ironwood Township Wednesday for the first day of a two-day meeting focused on the design improvements necessary to prepare Copper Peak for...

 

Second person charged in Bear Trap fire

HURLEY — Special prosecutor Richard Dufour brought charges against Jessica M. Carli, of Saxon, Thursday, the second person charged in the March fire that burned down the Bear Trap Inn and resulted in the death of Lisa Waldros. Carli, 41, of Church...

 

Marty's picnic fun not dampened by rain

BESSEMER - Despite the rain, the annual Marty's Goldenaires Drum and Bugle Corps' town picnic was held on Saturday afternoon at Bluff Valley Park. Picnic goers stayed dry beneath the tents while...

 

State of Michigan grant provides defibrillator to two counties

The Gogebic-Ontonagon Medical Control Authority has received a grant from the state of Michigan that will allow six additional automated external defibrillators be placed at various locations throughout the two counties. The grant, provided by the...

 

Township treasurer rescinds resignation

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP — Jyl Olson-DeRosso will remain Ironwood Township treasurer, at least until November’s election, after the township board accepted her request to rescind her resignation from the office Friday. Olson-DeRosso had submitted a...

 

Last-minute plea reached in coyote case

BESSEMER — With the trial scheduled to begin Thursday morning, a last-minute plea agreement was reached in the case against an Ironwood Township man facing charges in connection to a YouTube video of the killing of a coyote. Dale Scott Allen, 46, p...

 

Ironwood board reaffirms support for consolidation

IRONWOOD — The topic of area districts consolidating once again came up at the Ironwood Area Public School’s Board of Education meeting Monday, with the board reaffirming its support for consolidating after hearing a report on a recent meeting...

 

Human Services Board OKs exploring software attorney hire

HURLEY — The Iron County Human Services Board directed the department to join with other departments statewide in potentially hiring a software attorney to explore the possibility of the counties keeping the financial software they use. The move...

 

37th annual corn roast fundraiser draws big crowd

SPRINGSTEAD, Wis - The Sherman-Springstead Volunteer Fire Department held its annual corn roast fundraiser Saturday. Department Chief Ron King said turnout at the event was a little better than...

 

Competition among friends turns into annual Springstead triathlon

SPRINGSTEAD, Wis - A decade after it began, the latest running of the Springstead Sprint triathlon was held Saturday. A sprint-length event - meaning a shorter course - the race included a 400-meter...

 

Finance committee hears Saxon Harbor update

HURLEY - The Iron County Board of Supervisors' Finance Committee heard an update on the state of Saxon Harbor Thursday, including the fact it could be as long as three to four years before the harbor...

 

Wisconsin National Guard finishes mission at Saxon Harbor

SAXON, Wis. - A small group of soldiers from the Wisconsin National Guard wrapped up its part of the cleanup of Saxon Harbor Thursday. Roughly 12 soldiers with the 950th Clearance Company, based in...

 

Finance committee approves UW-Extension office manager description

HURLEY — The Iron County Board of Supervisors’ Finance Committee Thursday approved the job description for the office manager of Iron County’s University of Wisconsin Extension office. Current office manager Joyce Gayan is retiring at the end...

 

Erwin Township increases dumpster size

ERWIN TOWNSHIP — One of the positives of Erwin Township’s recent switch to Eagle Waste for garbage service is the flexibility it allows. At Wednesday’s board meeting, the township’s board of trustees approved increasing the size of its...

 

Stella wins Iron County district attorney primary

HURLEY - It will be Anthony Stella facing Republican Matthew Tingstad in the Iron County District Attorney's race in November after Stella won Tuesday's Democratic primary. Stella received 483 votes...

 

City of Wakefield denied funds from FEMA

WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield City Council heard Monday night of the city’s continuing efforts with the Gogebic County Emergency Management Team to apply for funding to mitigate the costs corresponding to the severe storm on July 11-12. The city was...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    August 5, 2016

Lake Road spring to be closed due to coliform

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP - The recent detection of the presence of coliform bacteria in the water at the Lake Road spring, near Powers Road at Little Girl's Point, will likely lead to the spring's closure....

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    August 4, 2016

Mercer marks Loon Day

MERCER, Wis — It was a warm, sunny day Wednesday as the town of Mercer filled with people celebrating the 36th annual Loon Day Festival. “We’ve got a great day (today),” said Tina Brunell,...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    August 3, 2016

Boyd, Graser win in township; two trustee candidates out

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP - Among the contests decided in Tuesday's primary election were Ironwood Township's supervisor and treasurer races. Steven Boyd and Maria Graser won their races for supervisor and...

 

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