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 By Cortney Ofstad    News    April 17, 2014

Consolidation informational meetings planned for April 29, May 8

BERGLAND — The Gogebic Ontonagon Intermediate School District is hosting two informational meetings dealing with possible consolidation of the Bessemer and Wakefield-Marenisco School districts. The... Full story

 By Cortney Ofstad    News    April 16, 2014

Oaths taken by Iron County Board

HURLEY - The Iron County Board of Supervisors held its annual re-organizational meeting Tuesday in Hurley. The board welcomed three newly elected supervisors, Brad Matson, of Sherman; Karl Krall, of... Full story

 By Cortney Ofstad    News    April 12, 2014

Iron County Extension office aims for active summer

HURLEY - During the summer, the calendar quickly fills up with vacations, activities and social gatherings because of warmer weather. Some people plan a camping vacation, host a party or travel... Full story

 By Cortney Ofstad    News    April 11, 2014

More than 70 attend Special Olympics bowling day

IRONWOOD - More than 70 people participated in the annual bowling day through Special Olympics Thursday in Ironwood. According to Barb Siira, director of the Special Olympics in Gogebic and Ontonagon... Full story

 By Cortney Ofstad    News    April 10, 2014

Local role models honored at GCC

IRONWOOD - Four local high school seniors and one organization were honored during the 2014 Children's Trust Fund banquet at Gogebic Community College Wednesday evening. CTF was established in 1982... Full story

 By Cortney Ofstad    News    April 9, 2014

Lehto wins fourth annual Idea Bounce at Gogebic Community College

IRONWOOD - Five students shared their business ideas during the fourth annual Idea Bounce at Gogebic Community College, Tuesday. The students presented on a wide variety of ideas and were judged on... Full story

 By Cortney Ofstad    News    April 8, 2014

Hurley third graders publish book about pioneers

HURLEY - Hurley third graders held a book party Monday to celebrate the publishing of the class's book on pioneers in the old West. Students in Kristen Kolesar's class wrote fictional stories about... Full story

 By Cortney Ofstad    News    April 4, 2014

'America and Me' essay contest names local winners

BESSEMER - Three Bessemer eighth grade students were named local winners of the 45th annual America and Me Essay Contest. English teacher Diana Mickelson surprised her students by announcing the... Full story

 By Cortney Ofstad    News    April 4, 2014

Cancer research important in UP

BESSEMER - Local residents kicked off the 2014 Relay for Life Thursday night. For more than 20 years, people have participated in Relay for Life in Gogebic County, walking to help raise money for canc... Full story

 By Cortney Ofstad    News    April 3, 2014

$25,000 grant to assist in Sunset Park renovations

IRONWOOD - Ironwood Township is in the running for a $25,000 grant to assist with the Sunset Road Park renovation project. The township is one of 12 finalists in the Bridgestone Rethink Green... Full story

 By Cortney Ofstad    News    April 2, 2014

Iron County Board gets 3 new members

Three incumbents were unseated from the 15-seat Iron County Board of Supervisors in Tuesday's general election. Ten of the 15 seats were contested. All were seeking two-year terms. The three new... Full story

 By Cortney Ofstad    News    April 1, 2014

Dianda tours arts locations, offers praise

IRONWOOD - State Rep. Scott Dianda, D-Calumet, toured three downtown arts locations Monday, including the Historic Ironwood Theatre, Downtown Art Place and the Art Studios on Aurora Street. While at... Full story

 By Cortney Ofstad    News    April 1, 2014

Ironwood students create Civil War themed projects

IRONWOOD - With today's rapidly changing technology, textbooks, pencils and paper are becoming things of the past in the classroom. Teachers and students are finding creative ways to discuss... Full story

 By Cortney Ofstad    News    March 31, 2014

17 vendors raise money for Memorial Building Restoration Committee

HURLEY - People explored a variety of items during a craft fair Saturday at the Iron County Memorial Building in Hurley. According to event organizer Kathy Koski, all of the proceeds from the fair... Full story

 By Cortney Ofstad    News    March 31, 2014

Icy dive raises awareness for care of terminally ill

WAKEFIELD - More than 50 people braved frigid water temperatures for the eighth annual Polar Plunge benefitting Regional Hospice. Jumpers took to the shores of Sunday Lake in Wakefield to dive in... Full story

 By Cortney Ofstad    News    March 29, 2014

Local trails enjoy 'excellent' cross country ski season

Cold temperatures and snow in other parts of the country adversely impacted the local cross country ski business this winter. Despite the setbacks, many trail organizers said the season went well,... Full story

 By Cortney Ofstad    News    March 28, 2014

Winter tourism starts to wind down

With many residents thinking spring, local winter attractions are wrapping up in preparation for warmer weather. Frigid weather dominated the ski season, leading to a drop in numbers at local ski... Full story

 By Cortney Ofstad    News    March 26, 2014

Radovich delivers update on bond referendum

BESSEMER - The Bessemer City Council heard an update on the proposed bond referendum. Tuesday, from Dave Radovich, superintendent of the Bessemer Area School District. Radovich spoke about the... Full story

 By Cortney Ofstad    News    March 25, 2014

Consolidation issue heats up Bessemer school board meeting

BESSEMER - The Bessemer Area School District Board of Education held a contentious meeting Monday, debating the proposed bond issue with one board member. Bill McDonald, an outspoken opponent of the... Full story

 By Cortney Ofstad    News    March 22, 2014

Most important meal

IRONWOOD - As the old saying goes, "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day." For students at Sleight Elementary School in Ironwood, breakfast is a given. Each day, students are able to eat... Full story

 By Cortney Ofstad    News    March 21, 2014

Third graders slide through 4th annual Lapset Loppet race

By CORTNEY OFSTAD ERWIN TOWNSHIP - More than 90 kids navigated ABR Ski Trails Thursday during the fourth annual River Valley Bank Lapset Loppet Race. Third grade students... Full story

 By Cortney Ofstad    News    March 19, 2014

Wakefield's Tabb visits Ukraine, experiences revolution firsthand

WAKEFIELD - For Wakefield resident Jeannie Tabb, Ukraine is home away from home. It's a place where she teaches, learns and sees history in the making. Recently, Tabb returned from Kiev after a... Full story

 By Cortney Ofstad    News    March 18, 2014

Ironwood discusses contract renewals, pink slips

IRONWOOD - The Ironwood Area School Board of Education held a busy meeting Monday at Luther L. Wright School. The board discussed a variety of topics including the possibility of moving students in... Full story

 By Cortney Ofstad    News    March 15, 2014

Ironwood names local essay contest winners

IRONWOOD - Three Ironwood eighth grade students were named the local winners of the 45th annual America and Me Essay Contest recently. Angelina Jarvi placed first in the event, while MaKenzie... Full story

 By Cortney Ofstad    News    March 14, 2014

Ironwood captures varsity Quiz Bowl

IRONWOOD - Sixteen high schools, including 26 teams, competed in the annual Spring High School Quiz Bowl Invitational Tournament at Gogebic Community College Thursday. Schools were Bessemer,... Full story


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