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Ironwood Schools honors those who served

IRONWOOD - Ironwood students, members of the public and area veterans gathered in Luther L. Wright's John Krznarich Gymnasium Friday for the district's annual Veterans Day ceremony. The ceremony...

 

A survivor's journey

UPSON, Wis. - Everything seemed to line up right for Karen Bjork as she faced breast cancer, and her message to other women is that it can be the same for them. "Cancer is a devastating word," Bjork s...

 

Ironwood Carnegie Library kicks off National Novel Writing Month

IRONWOOD - The Ironwood Carnegie Library held its kick-off to National Novel Writing Month Thursday evening with local author Jodi Hughes. Hughes, who writes under the name Auria Jourdain, has...

 

A survivor's journey

IRONWOOD - Meghan Movrich had a plan for the fall, like many other young adults, to head back to school. Those who know the active 27-year-old mother of a 3-year-old daughter aren't surprised she has...

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    October 8, 2016

A survivor's journey

ONTONAGON - Sara Domitrovich is a teacher. Although now retired, she still has the curiosity of a teacher to learn all about her subject. When she was diagnosed with extensive lobular ductile breast...

 
 By Larry Holcombe    News    October 8, 2016

Mount Zion adds adaptive ski equipment

IRONWOOD — Mount Zion ski hill has expanded its opportunities this winter to those who need adaptive equipment to ski. The Gogebic Community College Board approved an $8,000 purchase of two adaptive sit-skis that will allow paraplegic and quadriple...

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    October 1, 2016

A survivor's journey

WHITE PINE - For Jane Dickow, it was a positive attitude and a surprising "God Wink" that got her through her experience with breast cancer. When Dickow had her regular mammogram 10 years ago, the...

 

FCC accepting comments on Wausau satellite proposal

HURLEY — The Federal Communications Commission is currently accepting public comment on a petition by Gray Television/WSAW-TV to include Ashland and Iron counties in its Wausau, Wis., satellite television market. According to information presented...

 

9/11 memories become history lesson

HURLEY - With Sunday marking the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorists' attack, several area teachers taught lesson plans Friday centered on the day's events to students with little to no...

 

Prelim exam date set in Iron County identity theft case

HURLEY — A preliminary examination date has been set in the case of an Iron County woman accused of identity theft. A preliminary exam will be held Oct. 4 in the case of Wendy Sue Wuorinen, 47, of Ironwood Township. Wuorinen is facing 26 felony...

 

Fish populations appear healthy after July flooding

Despite the heavy rains and flooding that caused widespread damage, it appears the fish populations of the rivers in Ashland and Iron counties came away from the storms of July 11-12 relatively...

 

Iron County seeks input on Saxon Harbor rebuild

HURLEY — Iron County is distributing surveys in an effort to gather public input on the Saxon Harbor rebuilding process. The survey, which is available both online and in paper copies, is open to anyone who uses Saxon Harbor, and are not limited...

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    September 6, 2016

Thousands celebrate 60th annual Labor Day Festival

ONTONAGON - Huge crowds and great weather ushered in the 60th anniversary of the Ontonagon Labor Day Festival in Ontonagon over the weekend. It was estimated that 5,000 people lined the streets for...

 

Iron County holds hearing on grant to aid storm damage victims

HURLEY — The Iron County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing Tuesday regarding the county’s community development block emergency assistance grant application to secure funds for residents and businesses impacted by the July 11 storm....

 

Ironwood tennis team involved in crash

IRONWOOD - Three members of the Ironwood Red Devils tennis team and a coach were involved in an accident with a logging truck; and while no serious injuries were reported, the four went to Aspirus...

 

Hurley woman pleads to Gogebic drug charges

BESSEMER — A Hurley woman pleaded guilty in Gogebic County Circuit Court Tuesday to two drug charges as part of a plea agreement in a pair of cases against her. Carolyn Elizabeth Kauffman, 23, pleaded guilty to one count of delivery of methamphetam...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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