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 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...

 

A survivor's journey

UPSON, Wis. - Everything seemed to line up right for Karen Bjork as she faced breast cancer, and her message to other women is that it can be the same for them. "Cancer is a devastating word," Bjork s...

 

Ironwood Carnegie Library kicks off National Novel Writing Month

IRONWOOD - The Ironwood Carnegie Library held its kick-off to National Novel Writing Month Thursday evening with local author Jodi Hughes. Hughes, who writes under the name Auria Jourdain, has...

 

A survivor's journey

IRONWOOD - Meghan Movrich had a plan for the fall, like many other young adults, to head back to school. Those who know the active 27-year-old mother of a 3-year-old daughter aren't surprised she has...

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    October 8, 2016

A survivor's journey

ONTONAGON - Sara Domitrovich is a teacher. Although now retired, she still has the curiosity of a teacher to learn all about her subject. When she was diagnosed with extensive lobular ductile breast...

 
 By Larry Holcombe    News    October 8, 2016

Mount Zion adds adaptive ski equipment

IRONWOOD — Mount Zion ski hill has expanded its opportunities this winter to those who need adaptive equipment to ski. The Gogebic Community College Board approved an $8,000 purchase of two adaptive sit-skis that will allow paraplegic and quadriple...

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    October 1, 2016

A survivor's journey

WHITE PINE - For Jane Dickow, it was a positive attitude and a surprising "God Wink" that got her through her experience with breast cancer. When Dickow had her regular mammogram 10 years ago, the...

 

FCC accepting comments on Wausau satellite proposal

HURLEY — The Federal Communications Commission is currently accepting public comment on a petition by Gray Television/WSAW-TV to include Ashland and Iron counties in its Wausau, Wis., satellite television market. According to information presented...

 

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...

 

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