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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...
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...
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...
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...
Thousands celebrate 60th annual Labor Day Festival
ONTONAGON - Huge crowds and great weather ushered in the 60th anniversary of the Ontonagon Labor Day Festival in Ontonagon over the weekend. It was estimated that 5,000 people lined the streets for...
Camp Josh receives food plot funding
ONTONAGON — The state of Michigan has awarded Camp Josh a grant under the Upper Peninsula Deer Habitat Improvement Partnership Initiative. Under the partnership agreement, Camp Josh will construct a 3.4-acre food plot on the 40-acre parcel that it...
Ontonagon sets bond proposal for buses, improvements
ONTONAGON — The Ontonagon Area Board of Education Monday approved placing a millage request on the November ballot. The request, if approved, would cost voters less in taxes than they are presently paying. Superintendent Jim Bobula said, if...
Ontonagon, Ewen-Trout Creek students partipiate in Camp 911
ONTONAGON - Fifth grade students from Ontonagon and Ewen-Trout Creek schools, along with most of the law enforcement and emergency services representatives were at 911 Camp in Ontonagon Wednesday....
Unemployment increases in western UP
Employment numbers worsened in all western Upper Peninsula counties in January, according to the Michigan Labor Market Bureau. Gogebic County’s unemployment rate rose from 5.5 percent in December to 6.7 percent in January. The leap came despite 75...
Community turns out to give opinions on future of Ontonagon waterfront
ONTONAGON - Large crowds returned Friday to the Michigan Works Building to vote on specific planning options for the Ontonagon waterfront which were identified at a public meeting Thursday. Participan... Full story
Ontonagon grads to celebrate all school reunion
ONTONAGON — Up to a thousand Ontonagon Area High School graduates and their families and friends are expected to celebrate the 2015 All School Reunion in Ontonagon this upcoming Friday and Saturday, July 24-25. The reunions have been held every... Full story
Unemployment up across most of Western UP
Unemployment rose in five of the six western Upper Peninsula counties in May, according to the Bureau of Labor Market. The civilian labor market grew in both Gogebic and Ontonagon counties with both total employment and the unemployment rate rising... Full story
National Weather Service to build station at Ontonagon marina
ONTONAGON — Ontonagon residents will be able to get their marine weather information close to home under an agreement signed by the Ontonagon Village Council Monday. The village agreed to lease village property at the Ontonagon marina to the... Full story
Ontonagon to add agriculture class to curriculum
ONTONAGON — The Ontonagon Area Board of Education heard about a new program which will be included in the Ontonagon curriculum through the Gogebic-Ontonagon Intermediate School District. Superintendent-Principal Jim Bobula said an agriculture... Full story
Ontonagon village manager expects dollar store permit request shortly
ONTONAGON – Ontonagon Village Manager Joe Erickson told the Village Council Monday that engineers for a new dollar store in Ontonagon have been on the proposed site for the store and he expects a request will be made next week for a building permi... Full story
4 GOISD schools earn bronze awards from US News and World Report
BERGLAND — Four of the six high schools in the Gogebic-Ontonagon Intermediate School District have received bronze ratings from U.S. News and World Reports. Ironwood, Besssmer, Watersmeet and Ontonagon high schools received the awards for... Full story
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... Full story