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 By Richard Jenkins    News    September 3, 2015 

Trail Committee looks to focus on extending trail

HURLEY - Over 20 people attended Tuesday's meeting of the Iron County Regional Trail Committee, leading to the election of new leaders and the reaching of a consensus on how to move forward with... Full story

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    September 2, 2015

'Conservation on Tap' wraps up with moose lecture

MERCER, Wis. - The Iron County Land and Waters Conservation Department's "Conservation on Tap" lecture series wrapped up Tuesday, at The Pines in Mercer, with a presentation by Wisconsin Department... Full story

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    September 2, 2015

Ironwood students rewarded for summer school participation

IRONWOOD - Incoming Ironwood second grader Kaitlynn McCracken not only kept up with her studies over the summer by participating in the Ironwood Area School District's summer program but also... Full story

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    September 1, 2015

School begins today in Hurley, Mercer

Although they probably wish otherwise, today was the first day of the 2015-16 school year for students in the Hurley and Mercer school districts. Classes began at 8 a.m. for Mercer students and 8:05... Full story

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    August 27, 2015

Broadband committee looks at grants to fund increased internet access

HURLEY — While more information is needed to see whether its a viable option, the Gogebic Range Broadband Committee discussed applying for grants from the state of Wisconsin to expand broadband internet access to Iron county residents at the... Full story

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    August 25, 2015

Johnson picked as noxious weed officer

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP — The Ironwood Township Board of Trustees approved naming Zoning Administrator Leroy Johnson as the township’s noxious weed officer at Monday’s meeting, pending Johnson’s acceptance of the position. Several board members... Full story

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    August 24, 2015

Residents clean up Montreal River

IRONWOOD - A group of residents gathered at the pavilion in Ironwood's Depot Park Saturday morning to receive assignments for the summer clean-up of the Montreal River. The clean-up was one of three... Full story

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    August 24, 2015

Iron County Farmers Market celebrates 25 years at Pavilion

KIMBALL, Wis. - The Iron County Farmers Market was especially crowded Saturday as the market dedicated a new sign commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Lucy Luoma Hantala Pavilion, the market's... Full story

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    August 24, 2015

Marty's picnic full of family fun

BESSEMER - It was a party in Bessemer's Bluff Valley Park Saturday as the park was the site of the annual town picnic, hosted by Marty's Goldenaires. The day featured a variety of games for both... Full story

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    August 22, 2015

Wakefield post unveils drop box for unused medicine

WAKEFIELD - Area residents now have another avenue to dispose of old medication with the Michigan State Police Wakefield Post unveiling a new medicine drop-off box on Friday. The box will be... Full story

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    August 21, 2015

Solid waste board looks for further meetings with Bessemer

IRONWOOD — The Gogebic Range Solid Waste Management Authority board decided Thursday to make another effort to meet with the city of Bessemer to reach a resolution to the city’s exit from the authority. The decision came after Bessemer... Full story

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    August 20, 2015

Erwin Township commission begins anew

ERWIN TOWNSHIP — Wednesday’s Erwin Township Planning Commission began with township Supervisor Larry Grimsby running the meeting before the commission elected its officers. William Hellen was elected chairman, John Nuce was elected vice chairman... Full story

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    August 18, 2015

Highland gifts mapping technology to Ontonagon

ONTONAGON - Geological engineers from Highland Copper demonstrated to the Ontonagon Area Board of Education Monday the application and advantage of the ArcGIS system, a collaboration between the... Full story

 
 By Associated Press    Sports    August 17, 2015

What a Day

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) - Given a third straight chance to finally win a major, Jason Day promised a fight to the finish in the PGA Championship. Turns out the biggest fight was to hold back the tears. Worried that this year might turn out to be a... Full story

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    August 14, 2015

Finance committee approves reclassifying social worker

HURLEY — The Iron County Board of Supervisors’ Finance Committee approved reclassifying Sarah Eder from a level 2 to a level 3 social worker Thursday. Iron County Human Services Director Carolyn Kolson-Janov said Eder has been with the county... Full story

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    August 13, 2015

Gogebic County Fair begins today

IRONWOOD - Once again, its time for the annual tradition that is the Gogebic County Fair, which opens today and runs through Sunday. Starting at 10 a.m., today, the public can explore the fairgrounds... Full story

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    August 13, 2015

Grimsby updates board on township's back taxes

ERWIN TOWNSHIP — Erwin Township hasn’t been up-to-date on paying taxes to the federal government. That was the news township Supervisor Larry Grimsby delivered to the board of trustees Wednesday. “It was discovered that we’re on the verge,... Full story

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    August 11, 2015

Township board tables Mill Trace tax break request

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP — With a deadline a couple months away and more information needed, the Ironwood Township Board of Trustees tabled a request from the Upper Peninsula Commission for Area Progress for a temporary reduction of taxes on the Mill... Full story

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    August 10, 2015

Duluth paddle boarder stops here while circling Superior

Jared Munch, 23, of Duluth, Minn., recently became the first person to travel around Lake Superior on a stand-up paddle board; a 1,350 mile journey that included a stop at Little Girl’s Point in Ironwood Township. Munch — a senior at the... Full story

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    August 8, 2015

Paavo weekend begins with kids' fun runs

HURLEY - The weekend of events surrounding the 47th annual Paavo Nurmi Marathon began Friday as registration for the marathon - today from Upson to Hurley - was held at the Hurley K-12 school. Along... Full story

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    August 5, 2015

Local leaders meet with mine site owners to discuss future

HURLEY — A group of local leaders met with representatives from La Pointe Iron Co., last week in Hurley to discuss the possible reception a renewed development of the mine site near Upson Wis., — by a company other than Gogebic Taconite —... Full story

 
 By Associated Press    Sports    August 4, 2015

Ngata on injury list at start of practice for Lions

ALLEN PARK (AP) - Ndamukong Suh's replacement began fall practice on the injured list. Detroit Lions defensive tackle Haloti Ngata missed the team's first practice of training camp Monday with a strained hamstring. The five-time Pro Bowler, whom the... Full story

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    August 4, 2015

Wakefield State Police post welcomes two newest members

WAKEFIELD - The Michigan State Police's Wakefield Post has some new faces as the post recently welcomed two new members, fresh from the state police academy's most recent graduating class. Troopers... Full story

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    August 1, 2015

Iron County Forestry works to improve Saxon Harbor, parks

SAXON, Wis. - Visitors to Saxon Harbor may have noticed a new sidewalk and several new docks this summer at the harbor's north basin. The improvements are part of the first phase of an effort by the... Full story

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    July 30, 2015

Residents turnout for Aspirus walking program at Airport Park

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP - Area residents have continued to turn out for Aspirus Grand View's Healthy Step Challenge, held at the township's Airport Park each Tuesday since July 7. The challenge runs from 4... Full story

 

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