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 By Richard Jenkins    News    May 27, 2015

Iron County agrees to radio maintenance contract

HURLEY — The Iron County Board of Supervisors approved a plan Tuesday to contract with Iron County Sheriff's Department deputy Darrell Petrusha to continue maintaining the county's radio equipment once he retires from the sheriff's department....

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    May 26, 2015

Ironwood gathers to remember veterans

IRONWOOD — Even though rain cancelled the parade portion of Ironwood’s Memorial Day celebration, the remainder of the ceremony continued as residents gathered Monday to remember those who died while serving their country. The ceremony began with...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    May 23, 2015

Hurley attempts UTV parade world record

HURLEY — Silver Street was packed with off-road vehicles Friday for the 30th annual Memorial Day Weekend ATV/UTV Rally, the highlight of which was an attempt by the Hurley Chamber of Commerce to set the Guinness World Record for most Utility Task...

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    May 23, 2015

Polakowski urges grads to set goals

ONTONAGON - Thirty years ago, Steve Polakowski graduated from the Ontonagon Area High School. On Friday night, he stood before the 31 OAHS graduates as their commencement speaker. In the interim 30...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    May 22, 2015

18th annual John Jarvi run to be held Saturday

IRONWOOD — For the 18th time, area runners will run in the memory of John Jarvi Jr. as the Ironwood cross country team hosts its annual fundraiser in downtown Ironwood on Saturday. Jarvi, who was an avid runner and supporter of the community,...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    May 21, 2015

Hurley students paint mural on Montreal River bridge

HURLEY - The Hurley riverfront is getting more colorful as members of the Hurley High School art program, taught by Terry Davis, have started a mural on the base of the former railroad bridge that...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    May 21, 2015

Linguistics professor provides insight into 'Yooper' accent trends

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP - Approximately 40 people gathered in one of the classrooms in the Solin Business Center of Gogebic Community College Wednesday to hear Wil Rankinen present a talk based on his...

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    May 21, 2015

4 GOISD schools earn bronze awards from US News and World Report

BERGLAND — Four of the six high schools in the Gogebic-Ontonagon Intermediate School District have received bronze ratings from U.S. News and World Reports. Ironwood, Besssmer, Watersmeet and Ontonagon high schools received the awards for...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    May 20, 2015

Authority hires special accountant to help with Bessemer withdrawal

IRONWOOD — The Gogebic Range Solid Waste Management Authority Board approved hiring a specialized accountant at the board’s May 12 meeting, to provide the board with insight into the financial implications of Bessemer’s decision to leave the...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    May 19, 2015

Pinardi recognized for anti-drug ordinances

HURLEY - Representatives from the Iron County Human Services Department and the Marshfield Clinic Center for Community Outreach gathered in the county's board meeting room Monday to recognize Joe...

 
 By Alan Schneider    News    May 18, 2015

Mercer celebrates Claire d'Loon's 34th birthday; chamber receives JEM grant

MERCER, Wis. - Claire d'Loon, Mercer's 16-foot, 2,000-pound loon, located on U.S. 51, celebrated her 34th birthday, complete with a present - a new voice - Saturday. Under the bow and wrapping was a...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    May 15, 2015

Heifetz to speak on region's Jewish history

HURLEY - Steven Heifetz, the great-grandson of a long-time rabbi for the Hurley and Ironwood Jewish communities, will be presenting the information he has gathered regarding the Gogebic Range's...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    May 12, 2015

Mercer students work to install ball field bleachers

MERCER - Spectators at the community baseball diamond in Mercer will soon have improved seating as they watch the ballgame as students in the Mercer technological education classes have been busy...

 
 By Alan Schneider    News    May 11, 2015

10th annual Brian Nasi Memorial run raises heart awareness

HURLEY - The 10th annual Brian Nasi Memorial Heart Run/Walk was held Saturday starting and finishing at the Hurley K-12 School. It was a popular spot for families as young and old participated in the...

 
 By Alan Schneider    News    May 11, 2015

Ironwood's annual spring clean up draws crowd on Saturday

IRONWOOD - The city of Ironwood's spring garbage drop off was held Saturday in a vacant lot on East Ayer Street. According to City Manager Scott Erickson, the most popular items to be thrown away...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    May 8, 2015

Friends of Carnegie Library to host book sale

IRONWOOD - The Friends of the Carnegie Library will host a used book sale this weekend at the Ironwood Memorial Building. It begins today with a members-only preview for those who are members of the...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    May 7, 2015

Officials, citizens near consensus on Montreal River trail route

HURLEY - A mix of citizens and local officials gathered Wednesday near the two railroad bridges that connect Ironwood and Hurley across the Montreal River to discuss the proposed Riverside Trail that...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    May 6, 2015

Wakefield-Marenisco district voters approve bus millage

WAKEFIELD - By a margin of just 58 votes, voters within the boundaries of the Wakefield-Marenisco School District approved the district's request for a 0.6 mill increase to fund the purchase of new...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    May 5, 2015

Council approves road repair bid

BESSEMER - With only one bid submitted, it was a relatively easy choice for the Bessemer City Council Monday night when they accepted Snow Country Contracting's bid for the reconstruction of North...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    May 5, 2015

Michigan voters head to polls today

BESSEMER — While most Michigan voters taking part in today’s election will only be voting on a statewide proposal to change the way state roads are funded, voters within the limits of the Wakefield-Marenisco School District will also be voting...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    May 4, 2015

Superior Riders to begin summer biking season

IRONWOOD — With the arrival of warm weather, the Superior Riders will soon begin another season of weekly bike tours throughout the area. The weekly rides will begin at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday — the starting time will switch to 6 p.m., on Aug....

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    May 4, 2015

Findlay, Pollard sworn in to new Ontonagon County posts

ONTONAGON - Ontonagon County has a new prosecutor and treasurer. Friday, Judge Roy Gotham swore in Michael Findlay as prosecutor and Ontonagon County Clerk Stacy Preiss swore in the new treasurer, Jeanne Pollard. Gotham told the crowd gathered for...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    May 2, 2015

Wakefield-Marenisco voters to decide school bus millage

WAKEFIELD — In addition to deciding a statewide ballot proposal regarding changing the way Michigan’s road construction is funded, voters within the boundaries of the Wakefield-Marenisco School District will also be asked to vote on a tax levy...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    May 1, 2015

Township to stick to original road work schedule

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP — Despite an apparent change in the timeline suggested by the Gogebic County Road Commission, the Ironwood Township Board of Trustees voted Monday to keep the original road repair schedule that it approved on Feb. 9. The original...

 
 By Larry Holcombe    News    April 28, 2015

GCC Foundation hosts Taste of Gogebic

IRONWOOD - A dozen area restaurants offered their finest fare to nearly 200 people at the Gogebic Community College's sixth annual Taste of the Gogebic Range fundraiser at the Lindquist Center Monday...

 

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