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 By Miranda Anderson    News    April 15, 2014

Wakefield council hears updates on spillway gate

By MIRANDA ANDERSON WAKEFIELD - The Wakefield City Council discussed updates on the spillway gate project at Sunday Lake during its meeting Monday evening. "Because of extreme... Full story

 By Miranda Anderson    News    April 14, 2014

Bessemer chamber hosts Easter egg hunt

BESSEMER - The Bessemer Chamber of Commerce held an Easter egg hunt at Bessemer City Hall Saturday morning. There were also refreshments, a visit from the Easter bunny and a showing of the movie... Full story

 By Miranda Anderson    News    April 14, 2014

Porkies ski hill finishes 'amazing' season

ONTONAGON – The Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park's ski hill closed this past weekend after receiving 255 inches of snow for the season. Just as the amount of snow that fell for the season... Full story

 By Miranda Anderson    News    April 2, 2014

SAM director offers comments on ski season

IRONWOOD – With a good amount of snow for the season, Mount Zion closed on March 23. The ski season wasn't great but it wasn't bad, said Jim Vanderspoel, director of the ski area management program... Full story

 By Miranda Anderson    News    March 31, 2014

Wakefield library honors Eugene Maki

WAKEFIELD - The Wakefield Public Library held an open house for former library board president Eugene Maki Sunday afternoon. Maki served as board president for 50 years, until this past winter when... Full story

 By Miranda Anderson    News    March 31, 2014

Regional Hospice hires three new faces

BESSEMER - Regional Hospice of Bessemer recently hired three new faces for its organization: the Rev. Kurt Kovanen, social services worker Jennifer Rye and social worker Ken Hansen. Kovanen was hired... Full story

 By Miranda Anderson    News    March 25, 2014

Wakefield council denies request to deed city property on Olson Avenue

WAKEFIELD - The Wakefield city council denied a request to deed city property near Olson Avenue to Martha Vestich. The council discussed gaining right-of-way to the remainder of the city property... Full story

 By Miranda Anderson    News    March 24, 2014

Bessemer PTO holds 6th annual auction

BESSEMER - The Bessemer Parent-Teacher Organization held its sixth annual action night Saturday evening at the VFW. "Beach party" was the theme of the event. All attendees were given leis upon entry.... Full story

 By Miranda Anderson    News    March 18, 2014

Wakefield-Marenisco hires head track coach

WAKEFIELD - The Wakefield-Marensico school board hired physical education teacher Lauren Korpi as head track coach for all high school and junior high students at its meeting Monday evening.... Full story

 By Miranda Anderson    News    March 17, 2014

McInnis' Kitchen hosts céilí at Ironwood Theatre

IRONWOOD - McInnis' Kitchen, a Celtic performance group, entertained the crowd at the Historic Ironwood Theatre Saturday evening. The group delighted the audience with a variety of Irish and Scottish... Full story

 By Miranda Anderson    News    March 17, 2014

Wakefield chamber names 2013 Citizen of the Year

WAKEFIELD - The Wakefield Chamber of Commerce named Jerald Rocco as the 2013 "Citizen of the Year" Sunday afternoon. "It's quite an honor and I am truly humbled," Rocco said. Rocco is the Lakeside... Full story

 By Miranda Anderson    News    March 11, 2014

Wakefield city council conducts hearing on 5-year recreation plan

WAKEFIELD - The Wakefield city council held a public hearing on its five-year recreation plan Monday evening. No public comments were made. The council adopted resolution 213, which approved the... Full story

 By Miranda Anderson    News    March 3, 2014

Kimball fire department holds 32nd turkey feed

HURLEY – The Kimball Volunteer Fire Department held its 32nd annual turkey dinner fundraiser at the Kimball Community Center Sunday afternoon. The cost was $9 for adults and $4 for children ages 5... Full story

 By Miranda Anderson    News    February 25, 2014

Wakefield city manager John Siira to retire after 26 years

WAKEFIELD - City manager John Siira announced his retirement at the Wakefield city council meeting Monday evening. "After much time and consideration, I have decided to retire in the spring," Siira... Full story

 By Miranda Anderson    News    February 24, 2014

2nd annual YooperBeiner a success

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP – The Aspirus Grand View hospital held its second annual YooperBeiner Snowshoe Race and Tour Saturday morning at the Wolverine Nordic trails. This year's race was the first... Full story

 By Miranda Anderson    News    February 24, 2014

Bowl for Kids raises funds for local mentoring programs

IRONWOOD – The 14th annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids was held at Larry's Lucky Strikes Saturday afternoon. The event included 3 sessions of bowling. About 100 bowlers and children... Full story

 By Miranda Anderson    News    February 11, 2014

Wakefield city council hears sheriff's year end report

WAKEFIELD - Sheriff Pete Matonich presented the sheriff department's 2013 year end report at the Wakefield city council meeting Monday evening. Included in this report was a count of 43 issued... Full story

 By Miranda Anderson    News    January 31, 2014

Bessemer school board re-elects officers

BESSEMER - The Bessemer school board discussed enrollment and graduation rates at its meeting Thursday evening. "Bessemer's flying high, both athletically and academically," said superintendent Dave... Full story

 By Miranda Anderson    News    January 29, 2014

GCC board launches intervention team

IRONWOOD - The Gogebic Community College board discussed the launch of a Behavioral Intervention Team at its meeting Tuesday evening. The team will work with students dealing with drug and alcohol... Full story

 By Miranda Anderson    News    January 28, 2014

School summer tax collection to continue

WAKEFIELD - The Wakefield city council discussed the Wakefield-Marensico School District summer tax collection at its meeting Monday evening. The council agreed to continue collecting summer taxes for... Full story

 By Miranda Anderson    News    January 27, 2014

Hundreds compete in ice fishing tournament

MERCER, Wis. - Hundreds of fishermen competed in four divisions at the ninth annual Justin Donner Memorial ice fishing tournament Saturday. The tournament was held from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Donner's... Full story

 By Miranda Anderson    News    January 24, 2014

Comprehensive plan meetings aim at approving new document

IRONWOOD - Planning consultants for Ironwood's comprehensive plan revision held an open house at the Memorial Building Thursday afternoon. The event highlighted ideas and concepts developed by... Full story

 By Miranda Anderson    News    January 21, 2014

W-M board hears update on local consolidation

WAKEFIELD - The Wakefield-Marenisco school board discussed updates on the proposed consolidation of the Bessemer and Wakefield-Marenisco school districts at its meeting Monday evening. Superintendent... Full story

 By Miranda Anderson    News    January 14, 2014

Gogebic Community College begins spring semester

IRONWOOD - Monday marked the first day of the spring semester for Gogebic Community College students. Spring enrollment numbers are still fluctuating as students can add and drop courses for the first... Full story

 By Miranda Anderson    News    January 14, 2014

Wakefield City Council discusses policies

WAKEFIELD - The Wakefield City Council discussed the policy for closing the city offices at Monday evening's meeting. The city closed its offices early last week due to the severe cold temperatures.... Full story


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