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 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...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    April 27, 2015

Jamerson performs songs, stories about Civilian Conservation Corps

IRONWOOD - The audience at the historic Ironwood Theatre Saturday night were treated to an evening dedicated to the men who signed up for the Civilian Conservation Corps, or CCC, as Bill Jamerson...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    April 27, 2015

Vietnam Veterans of America hold annual steak dinner

HURLEY - The smell of meat on the grill wafted through the parking lot of the Iron County Memorial Building on Saturday as the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 529 held its 25th annual steak dinner. The chapter uses the money raised from the...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    April 27, 2015

Ironwood Township farmers market to hold informational meeting

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP — The Ironwood Township Farmers Market will host a vendor informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at the township hall for anyone interested in more information on this year’s markets. Ostensibly run by the township for...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    April 25, 2015

UPNorth Elementary Honors Choir performs at Ironwood Theatre

IRONWOOD - The historic Ironwood Theatre's stage played host to the debut performance of the UPNorth Elementary Honors Choir, a new regional honors choir for elementary school students, on Friday....

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    April 25, 2015

Public hearing held on mining ordinance

OMA - Even though Gogebic Taconite's development of the mine site near Upson Wis., has been put on hold, the Iron County Comprehensive Planning and Zoning Commission continued to move forward with...

 
 By Larry Holcombe    News    April 25, 2015

Wausau flys 28 World War II veterans to be honored in Washington

WAUSAU, Wis. — Mercer’s Joseph Aski and Norbert Brossmer will be among the honored passengers on a Never Forgotten Honor Flight to Washington D.C. Monday. The Never Forgotten Honor Flight organization based in Wausau will fly 28 World War II...

 
 By Stacy Dodd    News    April 23, 2015

Group seeks to break cycle of child abuse

IRONWOOD - The Gogebic County Children's Trust Fund held its annual spring banquet at Gogebic Community College Wednesday evening. The group was established to help break the cycle of child abuse and...

 
 By Larry Holcombe    News    April 23, 2015

County Board puts brakes on 911 surcharge increase

BESSEMER - The Gogebic County Board of Commissioners tabled a request Wednesday by the 911 Committee to increase the monthly surcharge on phone lines. Emergency Services Director Jim Loeper presented...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    April 22, 2015

Colder weather returns to Gogebic Range

IRONWOOD - The colder temperatures that replaced last week's warm weather can be expected to remain for the next several days, according the National Weather Service office in Marquette, although...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    April 22, 2015

Ironwood students experience farm life Tuesday

IRONWOOD - A number of Ironwood students got the chance to see some young farm animals as the Gogebic County 4-H brought a number of animals to the front lawn of the Luther L. Wright School Tuesday. T...

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    April 22, 2015

Ontonagon County's Kiloran steps down

ONTONAGON — The Ontonagon County board Tuesday said goodbye to long time treasurer Dee Killoran Tuesday. Killoran has worked for the county for 44 years and nine months, 32 of those years were as County Treasurer. Killoran is retiring at the end...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    April 21, 2015

Hurley school board declines to discuss personnel issues

HURLEY - In the first meeting since Hurley High School Principal Jeff Gulan was placed on leave, the Board of Education declined to discuss any personnel issues in open session Monday, citing...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    April 18, 2015

Carnegie Library fetes history

IRONWOOD - In connection with the "The Way We Worked" exhibit that is open throughout the region, the Ironwood Carnegie Library hosted an "Andrew Carnegie Day" open house Friday. The event featured...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    April 17, 2015

Planning commission re-approves eight gravel pits, tables three

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP - Following a short public hearing, the Ironwood Township Planning Commission re-approved permits for eight of the township's gravel pits Thursday, while tabling another three...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    April 16, 2015

GCC to host business symposium

IRONWOOD — Gogebic Community College will host a series of business-related events on Monday and Tuesday as part of the annual symposium centered around the college’s Spring Idea Bounce business plan competition. Motivational speaker Patty...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    April 14, 2015

Two-state high-speed chase ends with arrest

BESSEMER — A high-speed pursuit that allegedly topped speeds of 100 mph and went through both Wisconsin and Michigan ended with the arrest of Paul Edward Harley, 59, of Wakefield. The saga began with a report of a black Buick Enclave running...

 
 By Associated Press    Sports    April 13, 2015

Spieth captures Masters victory for the ages

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Jordan Spieth tapped in his final putt to cap off a record performance and bent over in relief. He just as easily could have been taking a bow. This was a Masters for the ages. Not since Tiger Woods in 1997 has a 21-year-old faced so...

 

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