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 By Cortney Ofstad    News    July 26, 2014

Odanata Art Gallery part of Northwoods Art Tour

MERCER, Wis. - Odonata Art Gallery is again taking part in the annual Northwoods Art Tour this weekend. The tour consists of art galleries across northern Wisconsin. Some locations also include... Full story

 By Cortney Ofstad    News    July 19, 2014

Iron County Extension agent helps bring 4-H to Africa

KOFORIDUA, Ghana - Being in 4-H can take people a lot of places, but Neil Klemme never imagined it would take him to the heart of Africa. Klemme, a youth development agent with the Iron County... Full story

 By Cortney Ofstad    News    July 19, 2014

Summit to focus on 'aging friendly' communities

HURLEY - Iron County will host a second annual Iron County Aging-Friendly Communities Summit Friday, July 25, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Oma Town Hall. The event is designed to help make Iron... Full story

 By Cortney Ofstad    News    July 16, 2014

Mykkanen to perform at Historic Ironwood Theatre

IRONWOOD - It's been a "whirlwind" year for Bessemer native Miles Mykkanen. While working towards his master's degree in music with an emphasis in vocal performance at The Juilliard School, Mykkanen... Full story

 By Cortney Ofstad    News    July 14, 2014

Secret Garden Tour event to kick off Thursday with 6 locations

IRONWOOD - Local residents will have the chance to view six private gardens in the Ironwood area during the annual Secret Garden Tour through the 46th Parallel Planters Gardening Club on Thursday.... Full story

 By Cortney Ofstad    News    July 11, 2014

Iron officials hear update on delinquent taxes

HURLEY - The Iron County Finance Committee heard an update on tax-delinquent properties in Iron County during a meeting Thursday morning. Nineteen properties throughout Iron County are on a list for b... Full story

 By Cortney Ofstad    News    July 10, 2014

Find 'fun' during Iron County Heritage Festival parade

HURLEY - Local residents are encouraged to express what they find to be "fun" in Iron County with a float during the annual Iron County Heritage Festival parade. The parade will be July 26 through... Full story

 By Cortney Ofstad    News    July 9, 2014

Wet weather dominates June

IRONWOOD - The Gogebic Range saw a bit of everything when it came to weather during the month of June, but wet weather dominated much of the forecast throughout the Upper Peninsula. Ironwood saw 5.52... Full story

 By Cortney Ofstad    News    July 9, 2014

Students get help for 'summer slide'

IRONWOOD - In addition to family vacations, playing outside, swimming and enjoying the sunshine, Ironwood elementary students are doing homework. But instead of traditional textbooks and paper,... Full story

 By Cortney Ofstad    News    July 8, 2014

Duo traveling Pacific Coast Trail have chance meeting in Ironwood

IRONWOOD - He's biking across the 48 continental U.S. states. She is hiking the North Country Trail, stretching from New York to North Dakota. What do they have in common? They both spent Monday... Full story

 By Cortney Ofstad    News    July 5, 2014

Mercer celebrates with pedals, paddles

MERCER, Wis. - Hundreds of people lined U.S. 51 through downtown Mercer Friday to celebrate the Fourth of July. The town held its annual parade, featuring floats, classic cars, motorcycles and fire... Full story

 By Cortney Ofstad    News    July 3, 2014

Wrong flag displayed for Cornish at Ethnic Commons

BESSEMER - One flag pole sits empty at the Bessemer Ethnic Commons Park after the wrong flag was raised to represent the Cornish, an ethnic group representing the country of Cornwall. The park... Full story

 By Cortney Ofstad    News    July 1, 2014

Busy night for IASB

IRONWOOD - The Ironwood Area Schools Board of Education adopted a projected budget for the 2014-2015 school year during a meeting Monday evening. The estimated fund balance for the year is $512,158. A... Full story

 By Cortney Ofstad    News    June 30, 2014

51 children bring 'madness' to HIT

IRONWOOD - Theatre-goers took a trip down the rabbit hole with 51 local children during performances of "Alice in Wonderland" Saturday at the Historic Ironwood Theatre. The play was organized by... Full story

 By Cortney Ofstad    News    June 28, 2014

AVG holds explosion disaster drill

IRONWOOD - Employees at Aspirus Grand View Hospital prepared for the worst on Friday, participating in a mock disaster drill. The drill featured a mock explosion at an Ironwood home, with eight... Full story

 By Cortney Ofstad    News    June 26, 2014

DAP wraps up annual 12-by-12 Art Sale

IRONWOOD - Saturday marks the final day to turn in projects for the second annual Foot in the Door12-by-12-inch Art Sale at the Downtown Art Place. For months, artists have picked up square, wooden... Full story

 By Cortney Ofstad    News    June 24, 2014

Airport Park nearing completion

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP - The Ironwood Township Board of Trustees discussed finishing up some projects at the Airport Recreation Park during a meeting Monday evening. John Garske, of Coleman Engineering in... Full story

 By Cortney Ofstad    News    June 20, 2014

Gurney prepares for centennial celebration

GURNEY, Wis. - This year marks the 100th birthday of Gurney and the town is preparing a centennial celebration for July 5. The event is co-sponsored by the Gurney Centennial Committee, Gurney... Full story

 By Cortney Ofstad    News    June 20, 2014

Get informed, know surroundings, be safe with fireworks

As the nation prepares to celebrate Independence Day, emergency personnel offer tips for a safe and successful holiday. Each year, the night sky fills with fireworks, offering excitement and... Full story

 By Cortney Ofstad    News    June 18, 2014

Children enjoy Lunch and Legos in Depot Park

IRONWOOD - Nearly 20 kids spent part of the afternoon on Tuesday building cars, buildings, towers and other creations out of Legos during the first session of "Lunch and Legos" at Depot Park. The... Full story

 By Cortney Ofstad    News    June 17, 2014

Science projects, books keep kids interested this summer

WAKEFIELD - Monday kicked off the annual summer reading program at the Wakefield Public Library, featuring science projects, books and fun. According to library director Denise Engel, the summer... Full story

 By Cortney Ofstad    News    June 16, 2014

Books and Brunch encourages children to read during summer

IRONWOOD - On Friday's throughout the summer, students will have a chance to read a book and grab some lunch during Books and Brunch at the Ironwood Carnegie Library. According to Lynne Wiercinski,... Full story

 By Cortney Ofstad    News    June 14, 2014

Locals enjoy sweets, conversation at holiday social

BESSEMER - Local residents dined on decadent sweets during the annual benefit coffee social in honor of Flag Day Friday in Bessemer The social, hosted by the Bessemer Woman's Club, has been going on... Full story

 By Cortney Ofstad    News    June 13, 2014

IC Finance Committee recommends switching to Chippewa Valley Bank

HURLEY - The Iron County Finance Committee hired two employees Thursday morning, creating a new position, and backed switching the county's depository to another bank. New bank The committee heard a p... Full story

 By Cortney Ofstad    News    June 12, 2014

West Nile a danger, even up north

HURLEY - With summer comes sunshine, swimming, barbecues, family vacations and mosquitos, lots of mosquitos. Because of the high-level of mosquitos, people are asked to guard against the spread of... Full story


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