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Voters to decide county, local ballot measures Tuesday
When Gogebic County voters head to the polls Tuesday, they will not only be casting their ballots for state and local primary races, they will also be decided a number of area ballot proposals. A total of six proposals will be on area ballots,...
Officials discuss storm assistance programs
HURLEY - Fifteen officials from various state agencies met with nine Iron County and local town officials Friday to discuss assistance programs and other information in the wake of the July 11-12...
July Fourth celebrations bring 50-50 winners
As the smoke clears from the fireworks and people begin to wind down and clean up from the big Fourth of July weekend, many are checking their 50-50 tickets bought at various community celebrations across the Gogebic Range in recent days....
Wausau flys 28 World War II veterans to be honored in Washington
WAUSAU, Wis. — Mercer’s Joseph Aski and Norbert Brossmer will be among the honored passengers on a Never Forgotten Honor Flight to Washington D.C. Monday. The Never Forgotten Honor Flight organization based in Wausau will fly 28 World War II... Full story
County Board puts brakes on 911 surcharge increase
BESSEMER - The Gogebic County Board of Commissioners tabled a request Wednesday by the 911 Committee to increase the monthly surcharge on phone lines. Emergency Services Director Jim Loeper presented... Full story
Ironwood City Commission approves funding for US 2 project
IRONWOOD - With a May 19 start date set for the beginning of a two-year U.S. 2 reconstruction project in Ironwood, the city commission approved the project's funding at its meeting Monday evening.... Full story
Cannon seeks congressional seat in Michigan's 1st District
IRONWOOD - Retired Maj. Gen. Jerry Cannon is looking to extend a career dedicated to public service by being elected to Congress in 2014. Cannon, D-Fife Lake, a former Guantanamo Bay commander,... Full story
Brand new addition, family welcomes first baby of new year
IRONWOOD - The first flower of 2014 bloomed in the wee hours of Jan. 2. Sandy blonde hair, blue eyes, a bundle of joy, according to the new parents, Ron and Aubre Hoeft, of Ironwood. Iris Lillian... Full story
Resident volunteers time to clean up city property
WAKEFIELD — Wakefield resident Scott Favero received permission from the Wakefield City Council Monday evening to clean up an eye-sore on city property. Favero plans to remove some old storage... Full story
Rising water levels force bridge on M-28 to close
EWEN — The Michigan Department of Transportation closed the bridge on M-28 over the South Branch of the Ontonagon River just east of Ewen Monday at 2 p.m. At 3:30, the water was still rising...
'Suspicious' backpack prompts downtown Hurley evacuation
HURLEY — A backpack left near the front door of Gogebic Taconite’s office in downtown Hurley led to the evacuation of the area for more than six hours Saturday until a bomb squad declared there...
The hills are alive
IRONWOOD — The Ironwood Theatre was alive with “The Sound of Music” Saturday evening as upwards of 200 folks took part in a sing-a-long showing of the 1965 Academy Award winning film. The...
Open for business
IRONWOOD — Some kids spend their spring break visiting grandma’s house. Others are able to enjoy a trip to Florida, which maybe also includes a trip to grandma’s house. Still others fashion...
Bessemer school board seeks bond referendum
BESSEMER — The Bessemer Area Schools Board of Education is asking voters to approve a $6.67 million bond referendum for what officials are calling a “major infrastructure update.” The district...
Piano concert to benefit Hurley Education Foundation Wednesday
HURLEY — Alex Marciniak will present a piano concert to benefit the Hurley Education Foundation Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. in the Hurley K-12 School auditorium. The concert will include the...
Lac Vieux Desert Tribe donates 2 percent funds
WATERSMEET — The Lac Vieux Desert Tribe presented its semi-annual revenue sharing funds to Watersmeet Township and Watersmeet Township School officials Friday afternoon at the casino. The funds, also known as 2 percent funds, are presented to...