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 By Ralph Ansami    News    July 18, 2015

Art Park dedicated at Festival Ironwood

IRONWOOD — Many of the 118 people who donated to Ironwood's new Art Park attended the Friday afternoon ribbon-cutting ceremonies on Aurora Street. Jen Tucker, a community assistance specialist with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation,... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    July 16, 2015

Hurley council takes action allowing beauty salon to open

HURLEY — The Hurley City Council agreed to add one-chair beauty salons to its conditional use ordinance on Tuesday. Mayor Joe Pinardi said a woman on Maple Street plans on opening a one-chair salon in her house, but the ordinance didn’t cover... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    July 14, 2015

Soggy June in Ironwood produced few warm days

IRONWOOD — The National Weather Service office in Marquette has logged some soggy statistics about June in Ironwood. The 5.4 inches of rain for the month was 150 percent above normal, according to Kevin Crupi, of the Marquette NWS office. It was a... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    July 13, 2015

Blight, payments on commission agenda

IRONWOOD — Some blight issues and major payments will be considered by the Ironwood City Commission this evening. The meeting will begin at 5:20 p.m. with a public hearing on a blight violation at 225 Frenchtown Road. During the regular agenda,... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    July 11, 2015

Turn of last century postcard finds its way back to Ironwood

IRONWOOD - Ironwood Mayor Kim Corcoran doesn't know Lowell Joerg, a retired insurance salesman from California. It seems he knows a little bit about Ironwood, however. Corcoran was opening her city... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    July 9, 2015

Kimball resident denies involvement in blast

By RALPH ANSAMI IRONWOOD - A elderly Kimball, Wis., man Wednesday described how his house was raided Monday by federal and county law enforcement officers in a continuing i... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    July 9, 2015

Brecke charged in heroin death

BESSEMER — A 32-year-old Ironwood man has been arraigned in Gogebic County District Court on a charge of delivery of heroin, causing death. Martin Henry Brecke, of 114 Flink St., appeared in court in Bessemer, charged in the death of Patrick... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    July 8, 2015

Man jailed in heroin death

IRONWOOD — A suspect is incarcerated in the Gogebic County Jail at Bessemer for delivery of heroin, causing death, in Ironwood. According to Ironwood Public Safety Department Director Andrew DiGiorgio, a 911 call was received around 1:55 a.m.... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    July 6, 2015

Fire, explosions at asphalt plant in Kimball probed

KIMBALL, Wis. - An early Saturday fire that caused a series of explosions at a blacktop company's quarry in Kimball is under investigation by the Iron County Sheriff's Department. The state fire... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    July 2, 2015

Aspirus Grand View plans $16 million clinic project

IRONWOOD - Aspirus Grand View Hospital on Wednesday announced plans for a $16 million, 43,600-square-foot family medicine, cancer and specialty care clinic. Hospital spokesman David Sim said the... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    July 1, 2015

Man receives jail time for running over friend twice

HURLEY - A 58-year-old former Manitowish Waters, Wis., resident was sentenced to 90 days in the Iron County Jail Tuesday for running over a companion with his vehicle. James Heller, 58, of Duluth,... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    July 1, 2015

Warm weather predicted for Fourth of July across region

IRONWOOD — Monday afternoon’s severe thunderstorms throughout the Gogebic Range caused sporadic power outages, a few downed trees and heavy downpours. Streets that are under construction in Ironwood flooded around mid-afternoon as the sky turned... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    June 30, 2015

2 Ironwood men face coyote torture charges

BESSEMER — Two Ironwood men will be arraigned in Gogebic County Circuit Court on July 7 on charges relating to the alleged torture of a coyote. Jason Charles Roberts, 34, and Dale Scott Allen, 45, were bound over to circuit court for trial by 98th... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    June 15, 2015

One-eyed hawk star of Mercer Lupine Junefest

MERCER, Wis. - Mercer's annual Lupine Junefest went to the birds on Saturday. It was the ninth celebration of the colorful lupine plants, but first year of the bird festival at the Loon Capital of... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    June 13, 2015

Michigan court system videoconferencing cuts costs, adds safety factor

BESSEMER — When two people suspected of dealing heroin in an Ironwood motel were arraigned in court this week, it was accomplished by videoconferencing, even though the Gogebic County Jail is only a short walk from the county courthouse in... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    June 11, 2015

County board signs papers for summer airport project

BESSEMER — The Gogebic County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday approved signing paperwork for the $1,176,000 summer airport taxiway project. The west end of the parallel taxiway will be constructed, the second half of the project at the... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    June 9, 2015

Camp 911 kicks off at IPSD headquarters

IRONWOOD - The first day of Camp 911 kicked off Monday at the Ironwood Public Safety Department, with 41 youngsters participating. The camp, for children aged 8 to 12, is designed to teach... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    June 5, 2015

Ironwood budget shows minor increase in taxes

IRONWOOD — The 2015-’16 budget the Ironwood City Commission will consider Monday includes a small increase in city property taxes. According to the proposed budget resolution, property taxes of $1,777,000 are projected, compared to the... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    May 30, 2015

Alternative school graduates thankful for varied support

IRONWOOD - "Most of you don't know how important this school is to us," Trystam MacPherson said Friday at Gogebic County Community School graduation ceremonies. "Many of us were told we wouldn't grad... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    May 30, 2015

Wakefield comes out best in sewer-water comparison

By RALPH ANSAMI As the Ironwood City Commission was reviewing utility increases this week, a rate comparison chart of area communities was presented. It shows Wakefield customers pay the lowest sewer-water bills on the... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    May 28, 2015

Ironwood moves ahead with Aurora plat project

IRONWOOD — The Ironwood City Commission decided Tuesday to move ahead with an Aurora land platting project. City officials had budgeted $20,600 for platting residences in the Aurora neighborhood that are currently under the ownership of the Aurora... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    May 26, 2015

Ironwood graduating class honored by 50-year reunion

IRONWOOD - While the Luther L. Wright High School graduating Class of 1965 was more than three times bigger than this year's graduating class, the two classes face common challenges. "Life is going... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    May 16, 2015

Gogebic County resolution backs state wolf control

BESSEMER — A resolution in support of the state of Michigan controlling the wolf population in the Upper Peninsula was approved by the Gogebic County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday. Denny Ellos, secretary of the Western U.P. Citizens on Wolf... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    May 15, 2015

Winter exited mildly in April in Ironwood

After a raucous start to winter 2014-’15, April in Ironwood bowed out rather mildly. In fact, the average temperature of 39.8 degrees was just above the 110-year average of 39.3 and the 13 inches of snow was just 1.6 inches more than normal. April... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    May 14, 2015

Gogebic County 911 surcharge increased by 30 cents per month

BESSEMER — The Gogebic County Board of Commissioners agreed Wednesday to increase a special 9-1-1 monthly surcharge by 30 cents per telephone or mobile device. The present charge is $1 per phone or device, but county voters authorized charging up... Full story


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