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 By Cortney Ofstad    News    January 29, 2015

Marquette Diocese Bishop celebrates Catholic Schools Week

IRONWOOD - Bishop John Doerfler, of the Marquette Diocese, on Wednesday made a stop at All Saints Catholic Academy to celebrate National Catholic Schools Week with students, staff and community... Full story

 
 By Cortney Ofstad    News    January 28, 2015 

G-Tac proposes new lease agreement

HURLEY - The Iron County Board of Supervisors learned on Tuesday that mining company Gogebic Taconite was unable to make its lease payment for county property for its proposed mine site near Upson.... Full story

 
 By Cortney Ofstad    News    January 27, 2015

Ironwood, Hurley chambers laud area businesses, individuals

IRONWOOD - From singing German polkas to Finnish jokes, the night was filled with laughter and recognition during the 20th annual Joint Installation Chamber Banquet Monday night at Gogebic Community... Full story

 
 By Cortney Ofstad    News    January 26, 2015

Saxon-Gurney Fire Department holds fundraiser

SAXON, Wis. - Nearly 200 people dined on roast beef and all the fixings during a benefit dinner and gun raffle for the Saxon-Gurney Fire Department on Sunday afternoon. According to department members... Full story

 
 By Cortney Ofstad    News    January 26, 2015

Power restored in Wakefield

WAKEFIELD — Residents in the city of Wakefield had their power restored on Saturday evening after power outages started early Friday night. The outages began momentarily on Friday afternoon, around 3:30 p.m. But by 5 p.m., power was out entirely... Full story

 
 By Cortney Ofstad    News    January 24, 2015

Reclamation plans focus on environmental impact

HURLEY - Gogebic Taconite provided information on its current work for a proposed mine near Upson, Wis., as well as possible reclamation ideas during an Iron County Mining Impact Committee meeting on... Full story

 
 By Cortney Ofstad    News    January 23, 2015

Iron County Mining Impact Committee ponders loss of $50,000 donation

HURLEY - The Iron County Mining Impact Committee heard an update on funding sources for a mining impact analysis Thursday evening. Jason Laumann, of the Northwest Regional Planning Commission, talked... Full story

 
 By Cortney Ofstad    News    January 22, 2015

150 participate in Ironwood blood drive

IRONWOOD - Nearly 150 people donated blood on Wednesday afternoon at the Ironwood Memorial Building through the American Red Cross Blood Drive. According to event coordinator Betsy Slabaugh, over the... Full story

 
 By Cortney Ofstad    News    January 21, 2015

Group means to acquire Interstate Falls

KIMBALL, Wis. - An effort is taking place to acquire property at Interstate Falls in Kimball, Wis., as part of the Riverside Trail project. The goal of the project is to connect two waterfalls in... Full story

 
 By Cortney Ofstad    News    January 17, 2015

Easton first baby of 2015 at Aspirus Grand View

HURLEY - Twelve days into the new year, Monica and Justin Colassaco, of Hurley, welcomed a son, Easton Thomas, the first baby born in 2015 at Aspirus Grand View Hospital in Ironwood. "It was... Full story

 
 By Cortney Ofstad    News    January 16, 2015

First baby of 2015 arrives early

IRONWOOD - Newborn Sara Esther Bilc surprised her parents by arriving one month early, on Jan. 4, instead of Feb. 4. On Thursday, her parents, Esther and Andrei Bilc, of Ironwood, were further... Full story

 
 By Cortney Ofstad    News    January 14, 2015

Students learn about food preservation

HURLEY - From planting to growing, harvesting to eating, youth in Iron County are getting a hands dirty approach to learning more about the food they eat. Over the last three years, fifth through... Full story

 
 By Cortney Ofstad    News    January 12, 2015

Township receives grant from Trans-Canada gas company

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP - The Ironwood Township Volunteer Fire Department was recently awarded a grant to purchase automated external defibrillator (AED) units. The department received $3,500 from... Full story

 
 By Cortney Ofstad    News    January 7, 2015

Sisu VI: Skiers anticipate annual cross country race this weekend

IRONWOOD - The sixth annual Sisu Ski Fest kicks off this week, featuring a variety of events. Friday features registration and bib pick-up from 4 to 10 p.m. for race participants at the Ironwood Memor... Full story

 
 By Cortney Ofstad    News    January 5, 2015

Garden City Hot Club offers jazz, blues at Ironwood Historic Theatre

IRONWOOD – Local residents spent the evening listening to various styles of jazz and blues during a concert with Steve Jones and the Garden City Hot Club at the Historic Ironwood Theatre on... Full story

 
 By Cortney Ofstad    News    January 5, 2015

Volunteers key to annual snowmobile event

IRONWOOD – About 1,000 people braved chilly weather to witness the fifth annual Ironwood Snowmobile Olympus at the Gogebic County Fairgrounds on Saturday, but poor visibility caused Sunday's races... Full story

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    January 2, 2015

Tingstad steps down from bench after 32-year career

BESSEMER - Andy Tingstad has seen many changes in both the court system and the community in his 32 years as District Judge for Gogebic and Ontonagon Counties. He retired effective Thursday at noon. T... Full story

 
 By Cortney Ofstad    News    December 29, 2014

Ironwood to host exhibit featuring local history

IRONWOOD — The team working on the “The Way We Worked” display have been busy lining up events for the displays arrival in April. The exhibit, through the Smithsonian Institution and National Archives, will be on display for eight weeks at the... Full story

 
 By Cortney Ofstad    News    December 27, 2014

IPSD hazmat team assists in semi tanker accident

WATERSMEET - The Ironwood Public Safety Department hazardous materials team broke in equipment for the first time on Wednesday during a semi tractor and trailer accident on U.S. 2 in Watersmeet.... Full story

 
 By Cortney Ofstad    News    December 26, 2014

Local shops see late holiday traffic

With Christmas 2014 officially in the books, local residents are enjoying time with family and friends, eating leftovers or maybe even opening a late present or two. Many were seen out and about... Full story

 
 By Cortney Ofstad    News    December 24, 2014

Ironwood Schools commit to Accelerated programs

IRONWOOD - After seeing success in reading and math scores at the elementary level, teachers in the middle and high school level in the Ironwood Area School District decided to incorporate similar... Full story

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    December 23, 2014

Ontonagon sells building to JCR Fabricating

A building that was constructed by the Village of Ontonagon in the early 2000's as an incentive to bring business to the area has finally achieved that goal. In a special meeting Monday, the... Full story

 
 By Cortney Ofstad    News    December 22, 2014

Ironwood students donate to HOPE

IRONWOOD - Students at Luther L. Wright School in Ironwood used their Christmas spirit to help out some furry friends on Friday. Students in Michelle Giackino, Michelle Trier, Tony Bunt and Rachel Boy... Full story

 
 By Cortney Ofstad    News    December 20, 2014

Ironwood elementary kids celebrate season

IRONWOOD - Students at Luther L. Wright School had a busy day Friday, before heading out for Christmas vacation. Throughout the morning, students at Sleight Elementary (kindergarten through second... Full story

 
 By Cortney Ofstad    News    December 19, 2014

Ironwood students learn dangers of meth

IRONWOOD - Students in Ted Sim's history and social studies classes listened to presentations by fellow students on the harmful effects of methamphetamines throughout the day on Thursday at Luther L.... Full story

 

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