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 By Richard Jenkins    News    July 30, 2016 

Work on extending Gateway Trail to Bessemer continues

IRONWOOD - As residents continue to use the Western Gateway Trail in Ironwood, work continues to extend the popular trail into Bessemer. The first section of the trail runs from the Montreal River to...

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    July 30, 2016 

Camp Josh receives food plot funding

ONTONAGON — The state of Michigan has awarded Camp Josh a grant under the Upper Peninsula Deer Habitat Improvement Partnership Initiative. Under the partnership agreement, Camp Josh will construct a 3.4-acre food plot on the 40-acre parcel that it...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    July 29, 2016

AmeriCorps volunteers help with storm cleanup

HURLEY - As Iron County continues to recover from the storms and flooding that hit the region earlier this month, a group of AmeriCorps volunteers arrived to help residents cleanup storm damage in the...

 
 By Larry Holcombe and Richard Jenkins    News    July 29, 2016

Voters to decide county, local ballot measures Tuesday

When Gogebic County voters head to the polls Tuesday, they will not only be casting their ballots for state and local primary races, they will also be decided a number of area ballot proposals. A total of six proposals will be on area ballots,...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    July 27, 2016

FEMA arrives in Iron County

HURLEY - Town, county and state officials gathered at the Iron County Forestry and Highway building Tuesday morning to meet with representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency regarding...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    July 26, 2016

Township treasurer resigns; board requests MSP investigation into township finances

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP — Monday’s Ironwood Township Board of Trustees meeting began with the addition of Treasurer Jyl Renee Olson-DeRosso’s resignation to the meeting agenda. Following a closed session to discuss personnel issues, the board...

 
 By Isabelle Kleinschmidt    News    July 25, 2016

Wash Day teaches kids about old ways

WAKEFIELD - The Wakefield Historical Society Museum held its annual Wash Day on Saturday afternoon. Several local children attended the event. The museum had several vintage washing implements out on...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    July 25, 2016

Iron County youth attend summer camps

Iron County students attended the county’s annual 4-H summer camps earlier this month, an opportunity to get away from home and interact with their peers in a different setting. Children in third through fifth grade attended the traditional camp at...

 
 By Larry Holcombe    News    July 23, 2016

Officials discuss storm assistance programs

HURLEY - Fifteen officials from various state agencies met with nine Iron County and local town officials Friday to discuss assistance programs and other information in the wake of the July 11-12...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    July 22, 2016

Co-defendant in Sunset Road meth case pleads guilty

BESSEMER — The second defendant in the Sunset Road methamphetamine lab case pleaded guilty in Gogebic County Circuit Court Tuesday to one count of operating/maintaining a meth lab. Sara Anne Harris, 31, of Ironwood Township, pleaded guilty to the...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    July 21, 2016

Saxon Harbor boat recovery nears end

SAXON, Wis. - Workers at Saxon Harbor on Wednesday retrieved the final sunken boat they had locations for as they continued to deal with the aftermath of the July 11-12 storm that flooded Saxon Harbor...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    July 20, 2016

Highway committee approves County A repairs

HURLEY - The Iron County Highway Committee authorized an agreement with the state of Wisconsin that will allow repairs to the portion of County A in Saxon washed out during last week's storm to begin...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    July 19, 2016

Gov. Snyder takes helicopter tour of Little Girl's Point devastation

LITTLE GIRL'S POINT - Gov. Rick Snyder took an aerial tour of Little Girl's Point Monday morning to see the after effects of last week's storm. Snyder - who declared a state of emergency for Gogebic...

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    July 19, 2016

Ontonagon sets bond proposal for buses, improvements

ONTONAGON — The Ontonagon Area Board of Education Monday approved placing a millage request on the November ballot. The request, if approved, would cost voters less in taxes than they are presently paying. Superintendent Jim Bobula said, if...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    July 18, 2016

Casperson tours Little Girl's Point damage

LITTLE GIRL'S POINT - State Sen. Tom Casperson, R-Escanaba, toured part of Little Girl's Point to see first hand the damage to Lake Road resulting from the heavy rains and flooding following a July...

 
 By Isabelle Kleinschmidt    News    July 18, 2016

Festival Ironwood draws crowd for music, food, games

IRONWOOD - Festival Ironwood wrapped up four days of fun and frolic in Depot Park Saturday. Live music was provided under the tent by a variety of groups through the four-day event with Saturday's mus...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    July 18, 2016

U.S. 2 reopens to 'light vehicle' traffic

ASHLAND, Wis — Most drivers can once again get to and from Ashland using U.S. 2, after the highway reopened for “car and light vehicle” traffic Saturday. The highway had been closed after storms the night of July 11 washed out part of the road...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    July 16, 2016

Access to part of Point restored, Snyder declares state of emergency

LITTLE GIRL'S POINT - With cheering occupants, a line of cars crossed the bridge over Oman's Creek, heading east on Lake Road shortly before 4 p.m. Friday, signaling the restoration of access to part...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    July 16, 2016

Gov. Walker orders flags at half-staff to honor Koski

MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Scott Walker issued an executive order Friday directing state and federal flags to be flown at half-staff Monday to honor Mitch Koski, who died during the flooding at Saxon Harbor on Monday night. “I, Scott Walker, Governor...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    July 15, 2016

Most Iron County ATV trails reopen

HURLEY — The Iron County Forestry and Parks Department has reopened most of the county’s all-terrain vehicle trails. According to information on the department’s website, all the trails are reopened, except for Trail 2, from its intersection...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    July 14, 2016

Storm damages Saari farm in Oma

OMA, Wis - While most of the attention following Monday night's storm was on the northern part of Iron County, Jim Saari's farm in Oma also sustained considerable damage. The Iron County Sheriff's...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    July 14, 2016

Iron County updates road closures

HURLEY - Iron County officials held a brief press conference Wednesday to provide an update on road closures in the county and the aftermath of Monday's storm. According to county officials: - While...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    July 13, 2016

Gov. Walker surveys damage

SAXON, Wis. — Gov. Scott Walker made an unexpected trip to Iron County Tuesday to meet with local officials and get a first-hand picture of the damage caused by Monday night’s storm. “What a huge impact on something so beautiful,” Walker...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    July 12, 2016

Township board approves zoning ordinance update

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP — The Ironwood Township Board of Trustees approved an update to the township’s zoning ordinance Monday. The approval comes after the township’s planning commission recommended the adoption of the document’s latest draft in...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    July 9, 2016

Little Girl's Point erosion control efforts appear successful

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP - The barriers the Michigan Department of Natural Resources installed last fall to try and prevent erosion at Oman's Creek at Little Girl's Point appear to have worked. The DNR's...

 

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