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A survivor's journey

IRONWOOD - Meghan Movrich had a plan for the fall, like many other young adults, to head back to school. Those who know the active 27-year-old mother of a 3-year-old daughter aren't surprised she has...

 
 By Larry Holcombe    News    October 8, 2016

Mount Zion adds adaptive ski equipment

IRONWOOD — Mount Zion ski hill has expanded its opportunities this winter to those who need adaptive equipment to ski. The Gogebic Community College Board approved an $8,000 purchase of two adaptive sit-skis that will allow paraplegic and quadriple...

 

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,...

 
 By Larry Holcombe    News    July 23, 2016

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...

 
 By Larry Holcombe    News    July 6, 2016

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....

 

Students seek career leads at job fair

By LARRY HOLCOMBE lholcombe@yourdailyglobe.com EWEN - Ewen-Trout Creek hosted a job fair for its junior and senior high school students Wednesday. Superintendent/principal Alan Tulppo said the...

 
 By Larry Holcombe    News    April 28, 2015

GCC Foundation hosts Taste of Gogebic

IRONWOOD - A dozen area restaurants offered their finest fare to nearly 200 people at the Gogebic Community College's sixth annual Taste of the Gogebic Range fundraiser at the Lindquist Center Monday...

 
 By Larry Holcombe    News    April 25, 2015

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...

 
 By Larry Holcombe    News    April 23, 2015

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...

 
 By Larry Holcombe    News    March 2, 2015

Annual turkey feed helps fund fire deparment

KIMBALL, Wis. — It was turkey with all the fixings all Sunday afternoon at the Kimball Volunteer Fire Department’s 33rd annual Turkey Dinner fundraiser. Fire Chief John Smith called the turn out “very good” with a mid-afternoon rush that...

 
 By Larry Holcombe    News    June 11, 2014

ICHD aims to promote health at Hurley School

HURLEY - Besides cleaning out the desk and helping the teacher tidy up the stacks of books, what better thing to do on the last day of school than learn about healthy things to do this summer? At...

 
 By Larry Holcombe    News    May 13, 2014

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....

 
 By Larry Holcombe    News    April 9, 2014

Chippewa Valley Bank has new office in Hurley

HURLEY - Chippewa Valley Bank officials are calling their new office in Hurley "lucky No. 13." "We're really excited to be here. Small towns are what we're all about," said CVB board member Randy...

 
 By Larry Holcombe    News    March 10, 2014

Girl Scouts active in community goodwill projects

For more than 100 years, the Girl Scouts have been working on their mission of building girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. Juliette Gordon Low organized...

 

Boy Scouts of America celebrates 104th birthday

In a scene worthy of an episode of Downton Abbey, William Boyce, an American visiting London in the early 20th century, got lost in the thick London fog. A scout helped Boyce find his way, but refused...

 

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,...

 
 By Larry Holcombe    News    January 7, 2014

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...

 

Festivale Italiano fills Hurley with music, food

HURLEY — Hundreds of people celebrated their Italian heritage, or pretended to be Italian for a day, during the annual Festivale Italiano in downtown Hurley Saturday. Hurley Area Chamber of Commerce...

 
 By Larry Holcombe    News    August 27, 2013

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...

 

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...

 
 By Larry Holcombe    News    April 15, 2013

'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...

 
 By Larry Holcombe    News    April 8, 2013

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...

 
 By Larry Holcombe    News    April 6, 2013

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...

 
 By Larry Holcombe    News    March 27, 2013

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...

 

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