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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... Full story

 

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...

 

State of Michigan grant provides defibrillator to two counties

The Gogebic-Ontonagon Medical Control Authority has received a grant from the state of Michigan that will allow six additional automated external defibrillators be placed at various locations throughout the two counties. The grant, provided by the...

 

Township treasurer rescinds resignation

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP — Jyl Olson-DeRosso will remain Ironwood Township treasurer, at least until November’s election, after the township board accepted her request to rescind her resignation from the office Friday. Olson-DeRosso had submitted a...

 

Last-minute plea reached in coyote case

BESSEMER — With the trial scheduled to begin Thursday morning, a last-minute plea agreement was reached in the case against an Ironwood Township man facing charges in connection to a YouTube video of the killing of a coyote. Dale Scott Allen, 46, p...

 

Ironwood board reaffirms support for consolidation

IRONWOOD — The topic of area districts consolidating once again came up at the Ironwood Area Public School’s Board of Education meeting Monday, with the board reaffirming its support for consolidating after hearing a report on a recent meeting...

 

Human Services Board OKs exploring software attorney hire

HURLEY — The Iron County Human Services Board directed the department to join with other departments statewide in potentially hiring a software attorney to explore the possibility of the counties keeping the financial software they use. The move...

 

37th annual corn roast fundraiser draws big crowd

SPRINGSTEAD, Wis - The Sherman-Springstead Volunteer Fire Department held its annual corn roast fundraiser Saturday. Department Chief Ron King said turnout at the event was a little better than...

 

Competition among friends turns into annual Springstead triathlon

SPRINGSTEAD, Wis - A decade after it began, the latest running of the Springstead Sprint triathlon was held Saturday. A sprint-length event - meaning a shorter course - the race included a 400-meter...

 

Finance committee hears Saxon Harbor update

HURLEY - The Iron County Board of Supervisors' Finance Committee heard an update on the state of Saxon Harbor Thursday, including the fact it could be as long as three to four years before the harbor...

 

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