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 By Richard Jenkins    News    March 31, 2015 

Ironwood team wins engineering olympics

IRONWOOD - For the fifth year in a row, the Ironwood physics team took first place in the Engineering Olympics at Michigan Tech University on March 24. The team - also known as the 22 students in... Full story

 By Jan Tucker    News    March 30, 2015

RICC educates community at disability awareness event

ONTONAGON - Purple "Disable the Label" shirts were everywhere at the Regional Inclusive Community Coalition disability awareness event Friday in Ontonagon. March is developmental disability awareness... Full story

 By Richard Jenkins    News    March 27, 2015

Gogebic County schools get DHS grant money

Schools throughout Gogebic County will be safer in the upcoming months after they are equipped with special classroom door locks as part of a Upper Peninsula-wide grant from the Department of... Full story

 By Richard Jenkins    News    March 27, 2015

Local schools compete in western UP science fair

HOUGHTON - Students from Ironwood, Watersmeet and Ewen-Trout Creek traveled to the Michigan Tech campus Monday to compete in the Western Upper Peninsula Science Fair. The students competed based on a... Full story

 By Jan Tucker    News    March 27, 2015

New chair provides more mobility to Aspirus patients

ONTONAGON - Ryon Hokens, Director of Rehabilitation at Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital, said the Evole Chair, purchased by the Aspirus Ontonagon Foundation, has helped many patients at the hospital. The... Full story

 By Richard Jenkins    News    March 26, 2015

Ironwood schools seek funds for playground equipment

IRONWOOD - Nicholas Steinmetz, the elementary school principal for the Ironwood Area School District, is looking to raise funds to purchase new playground equipment for the district's third through si... Full story

 By Richard Jenkins    News    March 26, 2015

G-TAC closure puts mining committee on hold

HURLEY — With the future of the Iron County Mining Impact Committee uncertain following the Feb. 27 announcement by Gogebic Taconite that it was closing the company’s Hurley office, committee Chairwoman Leslie Kolesar thanked the committee for... Full story

 By Richard Jenkins    News    March 25, 2015

Commission recommends temporary CAFO moratorium

HURLEY- The Iron County Comprehensive Planning/Land and Zoning Committee voted to recommend that the Iron County Board of Supervisors approve a temporary moratorium on the creation or development of... Full story

 By Richard Jenkins    News    March 25, 2015

Ironwood board suspends driver for bus crash

IRONWOOD — The Ironwood Area Schools Board of Education approved a one-day unpaid suspension for school bus driver Jerry Hitter after the bus he was driving was involved in an accident in Negaunee while returning home from the regional basketball... Full story

 By Richard Jenkins    News    March 24, 2015

Township to seek Bessemer, Carnegie library proposals

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP - The Ironwood Township Board of Trustees voted to seek proposals from both the Ironwood Carnegie Library and the Bessemer Public Library for the township's future library services a... Full story

 By Richard Jenkins    News    March 23, 2015

Ironwood schools host kindergarten orientation

IRONWOOD - Students from the Gogebic-Ontonagon Community Action Agency Head Start program and the Great Start Readiness Program got a chance to see where they would be going next fall as the Ironwood... Full story

 By Richard Jenkins    News    March 23, 2015

Ironwood schools host 23rd annual 3-on-3 tourney

IRONWOOD - Both of the gyms in Luther L. Wright were full of basketball players Saturday as the school hosted its 23rd annual three-on-three basketball tournament. This year's tournament featured 64... Full story

 By Richard Jenkins    News    March 21, 2015

Bessemer gets state school safety grant

BESSEMER — The Bessemer Area Schools are soon going to be more secure as the district has been awarded a grant from the Michigan State Police Department as part of the department’s efforts to support school safety initiatives. Bessemer was one...

 By Richard Jenkins    News    March 20, 2015

Students represent Iron County at Superior Days

Six Iron County students traveled to Madison during the last week in February as part of the delegation from Douglas, Bayfield, Ashland and Iron counties that were in the state capital for the 30th... Full story

 By Richard Jenkins    News    March 19, 2015

Ironwood girls soccer receives milk grant

IRONWOOD - Members of the Ironwood girls soccer team were sporting some unusual facial "hair" Thursday as the team celebrated receiving a "Chocolate Milk: Nature's Sports Drink" grant by posing for a... Full story

 By Richard Jenkins    News    March 19, 2015

Donations sought to fix railroad trestle

HURLEY - The University of Wisconsin's Iron County Extension Office is seeking donations to repair one of the train trestles that span the Montreal River, connecting Ironwood and Hurley, as part of a... Full story

 By Richard Jenkins    News    March 18, 2015

New 4-H camp offered for Iron County 6 and 7 graders

HURLEY - Neil Klemme, the youth development agent with the University of Wisconsin's Iron County Extension Office, is excited for the arrival of summer - not just because of the warm weather but also... Full story

 By Richard Jenkins    News    March 17, 2015

Ironwood board approves off campus privileges

IRONWOOD - After a brief presentation by Student Senate President Robert Burchell, the Ironwood Area Schools Board of Education approved Burchell's request to expand the school's senior privileges at... Full story

 By Richard Jenkins    News    March 13, 2015

Donkey basketball raises funds for Ironwood PTO

IRONWOOD - The Luther L. Wright gymnasium was filled to the rafters Thursday as the school held its first donkey basketball game in almost two decades. The game, which was a fundraiser for the... Full story

 By Richard Jenkins    News    March 13, 2015

Tree knocks out power for Ayer Street residents

IRONWOOD - Some residents on East Ayer Street lost electricity at approximately 11:30 a.m. Thursday after a tree fell onto power lines. Members of the Ironwood Public Safety Department responded to... Full story

 By Richard Jenkins    News    March 13, 2015

GCC hosts Quiz Bowl tournaments

IRONWOOD - High school students from around the region took over Gogebic Community College Thursday as the college hosted its annual spring invitational Quiz Bowl tournament. The tournament - which... Full story

 By Richard Jenkins    News    March 12, 2015

Ironwood, Bessemer chase quiz bowl success

As the Public TV 13's High School Bowl quiz bowl tournament nears its end, two local teams - Bessemer and Ironwood - have won their way into the semifinals and are eagerly hoping for a Gogebic Range... Full story

 By Richard Jenkins    News    March 12, 2015

Ironwood second graders play, learn at Wolverine

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP - Two classes of Ironwood second graders were able to get outside and enjoy the nice weather Wednesday when they took a field trip to Wolverine Ski Trail for some snowshoeing and a... Full story

 By Richard Jenkins    News    March 11, 2015

Anderson works to start area boys and girls club

IRONWOOD - Dustin Anderson, program director with Boys & Girls Club of the Northland, addressed students at Luther L. Wright Monday about the possibility of starting a Boys and Girls Club chapter... Full story

 By Jan Tucker    News    March 10, 2015

Ontonagon Village Council hears report on housing commission

ONTONAGON — The Ontonagon Village Council Monday heard a report from Manager Joe Erickson reviewing the operations of the Ontonagon Village Housing Commission. The housing commission governs the operation of Cane Court housing units for low income... Full story


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