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 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

 By Ralph Ansami    News    May 22, 2014

Coldest winter in Ironwood continued throughout April

IRONWOOD - Ironwood's coldest winter in 100 years continued into April, with temperatures for the month nearly 6 degrees below normal. April 2014 in Ironwood enters the weather statistic books as the... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    May 8, 2014

Schneller outlines US 2 summer project plans

IRONWOOD - The general contractor for this summer's Ironwood U.S. 2 reconstruction project said Wednesday work on the detour route will begin around the middle of next week. Tom Schneller, of Snow Cou... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    April 30, 2014

IPSD serves as haz-mat response team for UP

IRONWOOD - The Ironwood Public Safety Department has been chosen as the hazardous materials response team to cover the entire Upper Peninsula. IPSD Director Andrew DiGiorgio said Monday eight of the... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    April 30, 2014

New garbage service starts in Ironwood

IRONWOOD - Just a few days before a new garbage contractor is to begin serving Ironwood, city residents were told Monday the new company will do all it can to make the transition smooth. "Customer... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    April 28, 2014

Iron Vietnam veterans' chapter continues fund-raising efforts

HURLEY - "It has been growing every year," former Iron County, Wis., Veterans Services Officer Bob Morzenti said of Saturday's 24th annual steak feed at the Memorial Building in Hurley. Iron County... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    April 26, 2014

Iron County jobless rate again worst in Wisconsin

Iron County regained the dubious distinction of having the worst unemployment rate in Wisconsin in March. According to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, Iron County’s jobless rate shot up to 13.1 percent for March, compared with 12... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    April 23, 2014

No insurance means no jobs for school district bidders

HURLEY -The Hurley School Board's strict policy requiring proof of insurance with bids came to light again Monday. As the board considered bids for refinishing the gymnasium floor, three of four bids... Full story


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