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 By Cortney Ofstad    News    September 16, 2014

New trooper at Wakefield State Police post

WAKEFIELD - After more than 10 years as a trooper at a Michigan State Police post in Hart, trooper John Kelly made a change, traveling nearly 400 miles north to Wakefield. On Aug. 30, Kelly became a... Full story

 
 By Cortney Ofstad    News    September 11, 2014

Hurley Education Foundation receives $35,000 from Midland

HURLEY - Hurley football fans were surprised during a game Friday against Lake Linden-Hubbell. It wasn't the score that sent them cheering, but a check presentation to the Hurley Education Foundation... Full story

 
 By Cortney Ofstad    News    September 9, 2014

Rocket launches Ironwood students into literacy challenge

IRONWOOD - Students at Luther L. Wright School in Ironwood participated in a "Lift Off to Literacy" event Monday, which also marked International Literacy Day. Elementary, middle and high school... Full story

 
 By Cortney Ofstad    News    September 8, 2014

'Man Therapy' aims to give men safe place to vent

HURLEY - Suicide is something that has touched the lives of nearly every person. They know someone who has lost a loved one to suicide, or have had someone they love take their own life. It's a... Full story

 
 By Associated Press    News    September 5, 2014

Comedian Joan Rivers dead at 81

Joan Rivers, the raucous, acid-tongued comedian who crashed the male-dominated realm of late-night talk shows and turned Hollywood red carpets into danger zones for badly dressed celebrities, died Thu... Full story

 
 By Cortney Ofstad    News    September 3, 2014

Luther L. Wright opens school year with K-12 students

IRONWOOD - The first day of school provides a unique set of challenges for students. New teachers, classmates and lockers can make the day seem daunting. For students in the Ironwood Area School... Full story

 
 By Cortney Ofstad    News    September 2, 2014

Festivale Italiano successful despite rain

HURLEY - After a rainy start, Festivale Italiano went off without a hitch on Saturday afternoon in downtown Hurley, with more than 1,000 people attending the annual event. Rain caused the event to be... Full story

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    September 2, 2014

Creative floats highlight Ontonagon Labor Festival parade

ONTONAGON - Beautiful weather, large crowds, music, floats and some surprises highlighted the 57th annual Ontonagon Labor Festival parade Sunday in Ontonagon. The parade featured a special... Full story

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    August 30, 2014

Labor Day offers years of memories

When you have been involved with an organization as long as I have with the Ontonagon Labor Festival, you have many memories. For more than 50 years, with many chairmen and groups, the annual event... Full story

 
 By Cortney Ofstad    News    August 29, 2014

Inter-agency partnership benefits domestic violence victims

HURLEY - Since 2005, numerous agencies across Iron County have come together to respond to cases of domestic and sexual violence. The Iron County Coordinated Community Response Team is a partnership... Full story

 
 By Cortney Ofstad    News    August 28, 2014

Festivale Italiano to entice taste buds, draw crowds

HURLEY - Grab a fork and prepare to dine on authentic Italian cuisine during the annual Festivale Italiano in downtown Hurley on Saturday at 11 a.m. According to Dorrene O'Donnell, executive director... Full story

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    August 28, 2014

Highland Copper president to be parade marshal

ONTONAGON - Ontonagon Labor Festival officials learned Highland Copper president Dave Fennell will be the parade marshal at the Festival Parade Sunday at 2 p.m. The Ontonagon County Economic... Full story

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    August 23, 2014

Ontonagon County leads state in unemployment

Ontonagon and Baraga counties were the only two western Upper Peninsula counties to see unemployment rates improve in July, according to the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget. In Ontonagon County, the jobless rate fell from... Full story

 
 By Cortney Ofstad    News    August 22, 2014

Fancy Nancy Tea delights young readers

IRONWOOD - Young girls, and a few boys, dressed in their best finery on Thursday afternoon to attend the fifth annual Fancy Nancy Tea Party, hosted by the Ironwood Carnegie Library. The event was in t... Full story

 
 By Cortney Ofstad    News    August 21, 2014

Johnson tours Mercer business, mine site

MERCER, Wis. - U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Oshkosh, toured Action Floor Systems in Mercer Wednesday, the proposed iron mine site near Upson and visited the Hurley K-12 School. Johnson, kicked off the... Full story

 
 By Cortney Ofstad    News    August 20, 2014

Airport park grand opening sees rain

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP - About 40 people came out on a drizzly Tuesday evening to celebrate the grand opening of the Airport Recreation Park in Ironwood Township. The event allowed local residents to view... Full story

 
 By Cortney Ofstad    News    August 19, 2014

Office space contentious point for school board

IRONWOOD - The location of offices inside Luther L. Wright School in Ironwood were a focal point of discussion that split the board during an Ironwood Area Schools Board of Education meeting Monday... Full story

 
 By Cortney Ofstad    News    August 16, 2014

Airport Recreation Park celebrates grand opening

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP - Ironwood Township will celebrate the grand opening of the Airport Recreation Park on Tuesday. The event runs from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the pavilion at the park. According to... Full story

 
 By Cortney Ofstad    News    August 15, 2014

Tax delinquent properties action eyed

HURLEY - Enough is enough. The Iron County Finance Committee took steps Thursday to prevent tax delinquent properties from showing up year after year. There are around 13 properties in Iron County... Full story

 
 By Cortney Ofstad    News    August 14, 2014

Community rallies around Colassaco-DeRosso

HURLEY - Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S., with one person dying every four minutes as a result. The symptoms are silent, sudden and leave devastating effects on those who... Full story

 
 By Cortney Ofstad    News    August 13, 2014

Bewley vs. Deutch, Meyers vs. Francis will headline local November ballot

Party battles came to a head during the primary election across Wisconsin on Tuesday. Votes during the election were cast along party lines, and in Iron County, more people voted on the Democratic... Full story

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    August 12, 2014

Ontonagon house leveled by early morning explosion

ONTONAGON - The cause of an early Monday morning fire and explosion in Ontonagon remains under investigation, according to the Ontonagon County Sheriff's Department and Michigan State Police. A fire m... Full story

 
 By Cortney Ofstad    News    August 12, 2014

Township plans Airport Park open house

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP - The Ironwood Township Board of Trustees was busy Monday, discussing the final details of two events taking place in a few weeks. The township is hosting an open house to celebrate... Full story

 
 By Cortney Ofstad    News    August 8, 2014

Garden to Market program grows in Hurley

HURLEY - Students at the Hurley K-12 School are getting their hands dirty while planting, growing and selling produce from the school garden at the Iron County Farmers Market. Every Wednesday,... Full story

 
 By Cortney Ofstad    News    August 7, 2014

Loon Day delight

MERCER, Wis. – Thousands of people enjoyed sunshine, shopping and the occasional sound of a loon call during the annual Loon Day celebration in downtown Mercer on Wednesday. Attendees browsed... Full story

 

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