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 By Ralph Ansami    News    August 19, 2014

Levin: Afghanistan effort not a failure

IRONWOOD - As Carl Levin prepares to leave office after spending the past 36 years as a U.S. senator, he wants Americans to know the effort in Afghanistan has not been a failure. While he said polls... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    August 16, 2014

Potato River, Bond Falls listed in online top 10

Two of the area's numerous waterfalls have been identified by as in the top 10 in America. The secluded Potato River Falls, in Gurney, Wis., and Bond Falls, in Paulding, are among the best in... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    August 15, 2014

Ideal weather greets opening of fair here

IRONWOOD - Cool, precipitation-free weather greeted Gogebic County Fairgoers on opening day Thursday as entries continued to be accepted in all departments. In front of the grandstand, area high... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    August 7, 2014

Detour will continue after project paving

IRONWOOD - The present detour set-up will remain the same when half of U.S. 2 is paved this summer during the reconstruction project. When the infrastructure work is completed, including placement... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    August 2, 2014

Iron fair opens three-day run in Saxon with ideal weather

SAXON, Wis. - Nicholas Walesewicz was keeping a close watch on his rabbits as the 84th Iron County Fair opened Friday at Saxon. Ideal weather greeted fair-goers as the crowd grew around 6 p.m., while... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    August 1, 2014

Michigan National Guard bridge company fills up school lot here

IRONWOOD - The Luther L. Wright School parking lot would normally be deserted on a late July day, but it was the scene of 38 huge military vehicles on Thursday evening. Area residents can rest... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    August 1, 2014

Car crashes into U.S. 2 building

IRONWOOD - The manager of the Ready Money store on Cloverland Drive was not injured when a car crashed through the front of the building around 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Christina Youngberg said the noise w... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    July 24, 2014

Air Choice One welcomed to airport

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP - Air Choice One was welcomed to the Ironwood area at Wednesday day-long festivities at the Gogebic-Iron County Airport. The Chicago-based airlines has been operating out of the... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    July 23, 2014

School board learns about new Hurley STEM classes

HURLEY - Hurley School District teacher Dan Rye on Monday showed school board members how seventh and eighth grade students will better be prepared for high school technology classes. Rye said two... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    July 19, 2014

Lake Gogebic project aims to increase baitfish

BERGLAND - The Lake Gogebic Chapter of Walleyes for Tomorrow believes sinking 550 tons of boulders will be a big boost to fishing on the lake. The $45,000 rock-sinking project was expected to conclude... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    July 15, 2014

Grant for $386,614 will fund safe routes to Ironwood school

IRONWOOD - The city of Ironwood has received a $386,614 Safe Routes to School grant from the Michigan Department of Transportation. It will fund new sidewalks and bicycle paths near the Luther L.... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    July 3, 2014

Area soldier meets Obama at Normandy Beach ceremony

NORMANDY, France - A 1994 graduate of A.D. Johnston High School in Bessemer had the honor of meeting President Barack Obama at the 70th anniversary of the Normandy Beach invasion on June 6. Army... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    June 28, 2014

Crash victim's son says memorial honors all who served country

HURLEY - The son of one of the six men who lost their lives in two B-47 crashes near Hurley in 1961 said Friday the memorial dedicated today will be a "testament to those killed in defense of their c... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    June 25, 2014

Summer ice skating test begins

IRONWOOD - The new ice-making system at the Patrick O'Donnell Civic Center is allowing summer open skating for the first time. Civic center manager Brian Roehm said Tuesday he hopes for a good... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    June 23, 2014

Ashland, Saxon fish crews win boating club tourney

SAXON, Wis. - Intermittent fog didn't keep the trolling boats off Lake Superior for the weekend's Saxon Harbor Boating Club's annual fishing derby. The derby was delayed about a month because of floating ice on Lake Superior that lingered up until... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    June 14, 2014

Brutal winter didn't knock out northern Wisconsin grouse

Ruffed grouse populations in Wisconsin have shown another slight decline this spring, but northern Wisconsin numbers were the exception, as they were up about 3 perent, according to a survey. It... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    June 12, 2014

Little League field, park updates eyed

IRONWOOD - Renovation of Ironwood's Little League park, including the addition of a second field, could be a three- to five-year project, the city commission learned this week. City manager Scott... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    June 11, 2014

GCC networking session focuses on using resources

IRONWOOD - Regional recreational leaders and business people gathered at Gogebic Community College Tuesday to discuss how to better capitalize on natural resources. The day-long seminar in the... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    June 7, 2014

Sunnyside Plaza adapts to US 2 project

IRONWOOD - The fact that the parking lot at the U.S. 2 Michigan welcome center was empty around 5 p.m. Thursday shows the impact of the highway reconstruction project. The highway was open to the... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    June 5, 2014

Mercer 'hero' honored for saving fleeing teen girl

HURLEY - A Mercer, Wis., man was honored Wednesday for his role in saving a 14-year-old girl from prostitution. Pat Brandt was presented with a plaque from the Iron County Sheriff's Department for his... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    June 2, 2014

Volunteers spruce up Ironwood

IRONWOOD - Ironwood's bag men and ladies hit the streets on a sun-filled Saturday morning. They collected any garbage they could find during the annual Make a Difference Day. "We have a small, but... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    May 31, 2014

11 graduate from Gogebic community school

BESSEMER - Emotions ran high at Friday's Gogebic County Community School alternative education graduation ceremony at the St. Sebastian School gymnasium in Bessemer. Not only were students choked up... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    May 28, 2014

City crew to tackle more leaks

IRONWOOD - City commissioners learned Tuesday that since Ironwood's U.S. 2 reconstruction project is now under way, city workers will tackle some water leaks along Cloverland Drive with the reduced... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    May 27, 2014

Five Hurley graduates combine to deliver commencement address

HURLEY - Five heads are better than one, or at least that's what the Hurley class of 2014 figures. When four classmates tied for valedictorian honors with perfect 4.0 grade point averages, it was... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    May 24, 2014

'Curious' 14 form W-M Class of 2014

WAKEFIELD - Wakefield-Marenisco superintendent Cathy Shamion said Friday the Class of 2014 is a "curious" bunch and valedictorian Brianna Greenough agreed. "Curiosity will not always kill the cat,"... Full story


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