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 By Richard Jenkins    News    March 23, 2016

Ironwood Memorial Building hosts family fun night

IRONWOOD - The Ironwood Memorial Building auditorium was filled with the sounds of excited children Tuesday as the building played host to the eighth annual family fun night. The event featured a...

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    March 19, 2016

Unemployment increases in western UP

Employment numbers worsened in all western Upper Peninsula counties in January, according to the Michigan Labor Market Bureau. Gogebic County’s unemployment rate rose from 5.5 percent in December to 6.7 percent in January. The leap came despite 75...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    March 12, 2016

Erwin Township chooses Eagle Waste, adds recycling program

ERWIN TOWNSHIP — Township residents will soon be able to recycle some of their garbage after the Erwin Township Board of Trustees approved a contract with Eagle Waste Wednesday. The agreement will have township residents receive garbage collection...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    February 27, 2016

Ironwood looks to M-STEP results for baseline

IRONWOOD — With the state of Michigan recently releasing results of the first year of the M-STEP testing taken in the spring of 2015, Ironwood K-12 Principal Denise Woodward cautions against judging the data against previous years, when a...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    February 6, 2016

Iron County trail group provides progress update

HURLEY — Members of the Iron County Regional Trail Committee got some good news Thursday as they were informed the group’s Coastal Management Grant had cleared an initial hurdle and is one step closer to being funded. In October, the county...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    January 30, 2016

Students learn about snow at Wolverine

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP - Ironwood second graders learned about snowflakes prior to hitting theWolverine Nordic Ski Trails on a field trip Friday. Students learned a brief lesson from Marcy Erickson, with...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    January 30, 2016

Aging unit to conduct assessments for homebound meal program

HURLEY — The Aging Unit of Iron County will conduct an assessment of participants in its delivered meals program, according to interim executive director Leslie Kolesar, to ensure all participants are receiving the appropriate services. Kolesar sai...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    January 16, 2016

Hurley DMV now offers registration services

HURLEY - The Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicles Hurley branch now offers an expanded array of services, including vehicle registrations. "They used to provide drivers' licenses and identification...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    January 16, 2016

Finance committee approves health officer raise

HURLEY — The Iron County Board of Supervisors Finance Committee this week approved about a $3,000 raise for Iron County Health Officer Zona Wick, bringing her salary closer to what several of the county’s other department heads make. Iron County...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    January 2, 2016

Parade and fireworks kick off weekend snowmobile races

Even though it took a bit longer than last year for the trails to open, the recent snowfall meant snowmobilers could travel the Gogebic Range, with a parade of vintage snowmobiles traveling from Ironw...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    December 19, 2015

Iron County approves new jail deal with Lac du Flambeau tribe

HURLEY — The Iron County Board of Supervisors Wednesday approved a deal allowing Lac du Flambeau inmates to be incarcerated in the Iron County Jail. “I’ve got room to house prisoners,” sheriff Tony Furyk told the board of supervisors’ finan...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    December 5, 2015

Iron County officials work to develop mass care plan

HURLEY — Officials from a number of Iron County agencies met Friday at the Iron County Memorial Building to participate in a table-top exercise to develop a mass care plan for the county. The plan would be used in instances where the county needed...

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    November 7, 2015

Community turns out to give opinions on future of Ontonagon waterfront

ONTONAGON - Large crowds returned Friday to the Michigan Works Building to vote on specific planning options for the Ontonagon waterfront which were identified at a public meeting Thursday. Participan...

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    October 31, 2015

A survivor's journey

ONTONAGON - Cancer dealt a double whammy for Gail Ollila, of Ontonagon. Ollila was a custodian at the Ontonagon Area Elementary-Junior High School when she met and married teacher and elementary...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    October 31, 2015

Ironwood students enjoy fun frolic

IRONWOOD - Ironwood students in kindergarten through sixth grades got the chance to take a break from their regular classes and celebrate Halloween Friday during the school's "fun frolic" event. The...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    October 10, 2015

State mining board issues reimbursements

HURLEY — Members of the Wisconsin Investment and Local Impact Fund Board met Friday to discuss four applications for reimbursement of costs incurred by communities related to Gogebic Taconite’s failed development of a mine site near Upson,...

 
 By CONNIE PRICCO    News    October 9, 2015

Steckling family performs next weekend

IRONWOOD - Directors for Theatre North and Ironwood Theatre's joint production of "Mary Poppins" had a big surprise at auditions in May when a couple with three children all tried out for the show. T...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    October 9, 2015

Ironwood second graders tour cranberry marsh

MANITOWISH WATERS, Wis. - The cranberry harvest is now in full swing and Ironwood's second graders got a first-hand look into what exactly goes into wrangling the tart berries. They took an adventure...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    October 8, 2015

LLW uses grant to expand school breakfast program

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD - Ironwood's sixth through 12th graders have been enjoying the option of smoothies several times a week after the district received a...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    October 7, 2015

Work begins on extending trail to U.S. 51

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com HURLEY - In an effort to complete the project before the cold weather sets in, work has begun on extending the paved portion of the regional...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    October 5, 2015

Superior Horns and Blue Ice performs

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD - One might say the house was rocking for The Superior Horns and Blue Ice's performance at the Historic Ironwood Theatre Saturday night - but...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    October 5, 2015

Chuck Gervasio named Jack Frost grand marshall

IRONWOOD — Chuck Gervasio’s role in Ironwood’s annual Jack Frost Festival of Lights Parade is going to be a bit different this year, as parade organizers named Gervasio the grand marshall. The parade’s theme, “Christmas is ON the Air,”...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    October 3, 2015

Trail group seeks grant for ownership research

HURLEY — While the deadline is roughly a month away, the Iron County Regional Trail Committee agreed Thursday to pursue a coastal management grant through the Wisconsin Department of Administration to help develop the Wisconsin portion of a...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    October 2, 2015

DNR combats erosion at Little Girl's Point

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP - Michigan Department of Natural Resources employees were busy installing new barriers along a section of the Lake Superior shoreline...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    October 1, 2015

JROTC rappels to greater confidence

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com WAKEFIELD - Members of Ironwood's JROTC program tested their personal limits Wednesday as the program practiced rappelling outside of Wakefield. The...

 

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