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 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 rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com 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 rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com 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...

 

Wakefield City Council agrees to contract with Merit Network for Internet services

WAKEFIELD - The Wakefield City Council agreed to a 5-year contract for Internet services through the Merit Network Monday evening. The council spent some time discussing the network, the contract, and...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    April 10, 2017

Advocates make case for medical marijuana in Bessemer

BESSEMER - Medical marijuana advocates made the case for supporting the industry in the Gogebic Range at an informational event, held Saturday at the Bessemer City Hall. Beginning with an informal...

 
 By Larry Holcombe    News    April 8, 2017

HOPE Animal Shelter celebrates 25 years by looking to future

IRONWOOD - HOPE Animal Shelter is celebrating its 25th anniversary by looking forward. Randy Kirchhoff, director of the Help Orphaned Pets Everywhere shelter located in the Ironwood Industrial Park, s...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    April 8, 2017

Sherman voters return incumbents to Chequamegon school board

SPRINGSTEAD — While district-wide totals won’t be official until the canvass is completed, two incumbents who appeared on the ballot in the town of Sherman won another term on the Chequamegon School District’s board of education in Tuesday’s...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    April 7, 2017

Hurley trail acquisition moves forward, officials negotiate land purchase

HURLEY — The effort to acquire a section of land between the Montreal River and Second Avenue in Hurley — while nearing its final stages — still has several steps that need to be completed, according to information at the Thursday’s Iron...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    April 4, 2017

Iron County heads to polls today

HURLEY - Iron County voters head to the polls today in a series of state and local races. At the state level, voters will decide between incumbent Tony Evers and Lowell Holtz to see who will be the...

 

Hurley students connect with Purdue University

HURLEY - A group of Hurley K-12 students had the opportunity to talk to students in Purdue University's Forestry and Natural Resources program via Skype Friday afternoon. The interaction provided...

 

Bessemer, W-M learn about importance of not bullying

BESSEMER - A group of Bessemer and Wakefield-Marenisco students took a break from classes Friday to learn about an important topic, the problems associated with bullying. The day's events centered on...

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    December 24, 2016

Ontonagon County jobless rate rises in November; Gogebic steady

Ontonagon County took a big hit in unemployment numbers in November, while Gogebic County remained practically the same as in October. The Ontonagon County rate jumped from 6.9 percent in October to 8 percent in November. While the civilian labor...

 

Jury convicts Ironwood man on six counts

BESSEMER - It took the jury just over an hour Friday to convict an Ironwood man of all six charges it was asked to deliberate on. Donovan Howard Payeur, 32, was found guilty of possession of...

 

Hurley residents no longer without grocery store

HURLEY - After a wait of 1,014 days, Hurley finally has a grocery store again. The wait was just a little longer Friday, as final preparations pushed a 10 a.m. store opening to 1:30 p.m., but a...

 

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...

 

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