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Ironwood native finds outlet for fitness passion

GREEN BAY, Wis. - Ironwood native Nik Patrick has a passion and job that fit well together - crossfit training and working at Titletown Crossfit in Green Bay, where he is director of operations and...


Morning fire destroys Ironwood house

IRONWOOD - A fire early Friday morning has left an Ironwood house a total loss. The Ironwood Public Safety Department responded to a 1:50 a.m. report of a structure fire at 321 Alfred Wright Blvd....


Motion hearing set for Aging Unit lawsuit

HURLEY - Lawyers representing the Aging Unit of Iron County and its former director are expected to be in court Monday for a motion hearing in a lawsuit regarding a dispute about the benefits the director is owed. A motion for summary judgement in...


Dredging re-opens Oman's Creek

LITTLE GIRL'S POINT - Dredging once again took place this week at Little Girl's Point as workers attempt to keep Oman's Creek open and unblocked by sediment. The Department of Natural Resources has...


No broadband grant for Iron County

HURLEY — It appears Iron County will have to wait to implement its latest broadband internet project after the county failed to be awarded a state grant in the latest round of funding. Last week, the Wisconsin Public Service Commission awarded $1.5...

 By Richard Jenkins    News    July 15, 2017

Lumberjack shows 'Channel the Flannel'

IRONWOOD - Wood chips and sawdust were flying Friday outside Jacquart Fabric Products' Stormy Kromer facility as lumberjacks competed in various races as part of a "Channel the Flannel" Summer Bash. L...

 By Richard Jenkins    News    July 11, 2017

More charges brought in Gogebic jail escape case

BESSEMER — Two more charges have been brought against Daniel Ferguson, stemming from his multi-day escape from the Gogebic County Jail. Ferguson, 26, was arraigned Friday on two felony counts of breaking and entering a building with intent to...

 By Richard Jenkins    News    July 5, 2017

Wakefield celebrates Fourth of July with parade

WAKEFIELD - It was clear skies and warm weather Tuesday in downtown Wakefield as crowds gathered for the city's Fourth of July parade. The afternoon began with a short parade of classic cars,...

 By Richard Jenkins    News    July 3, 2017

Bessemer recites Declaration of Independence

BESSEMER - While the Fourth of July weekend has become filled with cookouts and fireworks, a small crowd gathered in downtown Bessemer Sunday to recite the Declaration of Independence and mark the...

 By Richard Jenkins    News    July 3, 2017

Erwin marks 50 years of fellowship

By RICHARD JENKINS ERWIN TOWNSHIP - The Erwin Township Hall was packed Sunday for the township's annual picnic. Now in its 50th year, the Erwin Area Picnic started... Full story

 By Richard Jenkins    News    July 1, 2017

Ironwood hosts 'Sciencepalooza'

IRONWOOD - It may have been the weather, but the Ironwood Memorial Building was filled with kids Friday afternoon for the Ironwood Carnegie Library's Sciencepalooza Science Fair. "I think the rain... Full story

 By Larry Holcombe    News    June 23, 2017

Honor Flight's mission brings veterans to Washington

WASHINGTON - The idea was simple, if not brilliant - once the National World War II Memorial opened in Washington, so began an effort to have as many aging WWII veterans see it as possible. "What... Full story

 By Richard Jenkins    News    June 19, 2017

Ironwood quiz bowl competes in national tournament

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP — For a second year in a row; the Ironwood Area Schools quiz bowl team competed in a national tournament, taking 12th place in a tournament in Chicago Monday. Ironwood was among the over 200 teams from around the country that...

 By Richard Jenkins    News    June 17, 2017

Michigan House passes recreation funding bill

LANSING - The Michigan House of Representatives passed its version of Senate Bill 76 Thursday, which funds Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund projects across the state, including several in...

 By Richard Jenkins    News    June 17, 2017

Planning commission approves gravel pit permit

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP — The Ironwood Township Planning Commission approved a special use permit for a new gravel pit following a public hearing Thursday. The pit, which will be operated Angelo Luppino Inc., is located off Black River Road, near Maple...

 By Jan Tucker    News    June 3, 2017

Mayer addresses 26 Ontonagon graduates

ONTONAGON - Eighteen years ago, Ben Mayer sat where the 26 Ontonagon Area 2017 graduates sat Friday night in the Ontonagon gym. Mayer, who teaches band, history and coaches the Gladiator football...

 By Richard Jenkins    News    June 3, 2017

Ironwood students plant wildflowers

IRONWOOD - The Ironwood Area Schools' second graders took advantage of the warm weather Friday to plant native wildflower seeds along the non-motorized Iron Belle Trail through the city. The students...

 By Richard Jenkins    News    June 3, 2017

Wakefield looks to grow community garden

WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield Community Garden has already won something, and it’s not even built yet. Wakefield City Manager Richard Brackney said the idea for the garden began when he saw Michigan Tech University was looking for communities...


Wakefield-Marenisco holds ceremony for class of 2017

WAKEFIELD - The Wakefield-Marenisco school held its graduation ceremony on Friday evening, as 19 seniors were dressed in red and blue as they stepped up to receive their diplomas. The school's...

 By Richard Jenkins    News    May 6, 2017

Third drug defendant remanded to district court

BESSEMER — An Ashland man was remanded to district court Tuesday, the third co-defendant to be remanded in a Gogebic County drug case. Corey Allan Tutor, 34, was facing one 10-year felony count of possession of methamphetamine and a misdemeanor cha...

 By Richard Jenkins    News    April 26, 2017

Ironwood woman's police chase trial begins

BESSEMER — The first day of the trial of an Ironwood woman accused of fleeing the police ended Tuesday with both sides resting their cases in Gogebic County Circuit Court, leaving just closing arguments and deliberations prior to the verdict. Gina...

 By Richard Jenkins    News    April 22, 2017

GCC students pull semi truck in fundraiser precursor

IRONWOOD - Gogebic Community College students and staff used a somewhat unconventional way to move one of the college's semi trucks Friday, pulling it with a rope, tug-of-war-style, in preparation...

 By Jan Tucker    News    April 15, 2017

Aspirus completes Ontonagon Hospital expansion project

ONTONAGON - More than 200 people turned out to celebrate the $2.8 million expansion project at Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital Thursday. The state-of-the-art 8,210-square-foot expansion and in-patient...

 By Richard Jenkins    News    April 14, 2017

County board chooses Saxon Harbor engineering company

By RICHARD JENKINS HURLEY — The Iron County Board of Supervisors approved hiring Foth Infrastructure & Environment, LLC as the engineering firm for the reconstruction of Saxon Harbor Tuesday. It’s a key step to...

 By Richard Jenkins    News    April 13, 2017

New faces get to work at Mercer chamber

By RICHARD JENKINS MERCER, Wis. — There are some new faces at the Mercer Area Chamber of Commerce, including new director Chelcie Pinsonneault. Pinsonneault, who started her position March 27, said she has enjoyed the...


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