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 By Ralph Ansami    News    October 16, 2017

Iron County Museum hosts haunted history tour

HURLEY - Call it ghoulish history. Twelve at a time, groups heard tales of horror and despair as they made their way through the Iron County Courthouse Museum in Hurley Saturday night. The second...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    October 14, 2017

Bergman pledges to continue support for Great Lakes Initiative

BESSEMER — The Gogebic County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution supporting continued funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and the board received an update this week from U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Watersmeet. Bergman said he...

 

County board may seek new round of bids on audit

BESSEMER — The three-year audit for Gogebic County is up for renewal, so the county board of commissioners decided to seek bids from companies to perform the work. At its meeting on Wednesday, the board received only a single audit bid and it came...

 

Ironwood Theatre, DAP awarded grants

IRONWOOD — Grants totaling $58,255 for 2018 were announced Friday for the Ironwood Theatre and Downtown Art Place. The downtown theater will receive two grants of $17,500 and $29,505, or 70 percent of its request, according to the Michigan Council...

 

Deck with a view

IRONWOOD - The new overlook on Mt. Zion is a result of a lot of positive efforts falling together, Ironwood Mayor Annette Burchell said Friday. "It only happened because of a unique collaboration,"...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    September 9, 2017

Wisconsin access to Little Girl's Point closed for repairs

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP - The Gogebic Range continues to cope with the aftermath of the flooding of July 2016 with reconstruction projects. Lake Road, north of the Wisconsin-Michigan border line bridge,...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    September 2, 2017

Deer heads to be collected during Ironwood's bow hunt

IRONWOOD — A twist has been added to the city of Ironwood’s bow deer hunt this year. Deer heads will be collected to be checked for chronic wasting disease, the city commission learned on Monday. It will be the 12th year of the inner city...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    August 5, 2017

Winners chosen early as fair opens Friday

SAXON, Wis. - The poultry and rabbits were active with a cool north breeze drifting through their weekend home at the Iron County Fair in Saxon on Friday. Two geese were cackling in their cage, greeti...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    July 11, 2017

Koski remembered one year after flood

MONTREAL, Wis. - One year after 12 inches of rain in four hours destroyed Saxon Harbor, the Montreal man who lost his life in the storm is being remembered. City of Montreal Mayor Todd Haeger on...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    July 8, 2017

Ironwood begins First Friday effort

IRONWOOD - Threatening skies cleared in time for Ironwood's initial First Friday downtown promotional effort. After Friday afternoon events at Deport Park, people headed downtown for the evening...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    May 6, 2017

Galaxies in running for Michigan Rock Hall

IRONWOOD - Ironwood's Galaxies may be entering Michigan's Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame. The four-man group that performed in the late 1950s and early 1960s, when rock was young, is in the running for...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    April 14, 2017

NMU representatives explain UP broadband expansion plans

By RALPH ANSAMI ransami@yourdailyglobe.com BESSEMER - Two weeks ago, Northern Michigan University in Marquette announced it had received a $6.5 million grant to provide educational broadband services...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    April 13, 2017

Sentencing moved back in Iron murder-arson case

By RALPH ANSAMI ransami@yourdailyglobe.com HURLEY — The Donald Rick sentencing hearing in the Bear Trap murder-arson case has been changed from today to June 1 at 10 a.m. Rick, 45, of Saxon, admitted to murdering Lisa Waldros of Kimball in the...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    April 12, 2017

Ironwood street projects ahead

IRONWOOD - Ironwood City Manager Scott Erickson told the city commission Monday at least two road projects are on the horizon. Van Buskirk Road will be seal-coated. The project is expected to begin...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    April 12, 2017

Man jailed for bail jumping

HURLEY — A $2,500 bond was set Monday in Iron County Court for an Ironwood man who faces a felony bail jumping charge in connection with numerous other cases. LeRoy Hamm, 34, appeared before Judge Patrick Madden, who ordered a blood draw for...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    April 11, 2017

Ironwood woman sentenced to jail in credit union theft

HURLEY — A 48-year-old Ironwood woman was sentenced Monday afternoon in Iron County Court to a year in jail and three years probation for a single count of identity theft. Wendy Wuorinen had originally been charged with 26 counts of theft for...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    April 1, 2017

Sentencing delayed in Iron DHS theft case

HURLEY — A planned plea and sentencing hearing scheduled for Friday morning for a 52-year-old Hurley woman who is charged with five counts of theft from a business setting was postponed in Iron County Court. Joseph Rafferty, the attorney for Mary...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    March 9, 2017

Winds cause widespread damage

Gusty west winds that continued on Wednesday morning combined with snow on the Gogebic Range to create some hazardous driving conditions and power outages. Trees and branches fell across many...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    March 9, 2017

Noren to retire in September; board considers replacement

BESSEMER — The Gogebic County Board of Commissioners Wednesday tabled a proposal to move a sheriff’s department deputy into a part-time data processing position for a three-month period to prepare for the retirement of Brad Noren. The proposal...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    February 3, 2017

Planning commissioners advance five-year city plan

IRONWOOD — The Ironwood Planning Commission Thursday approved a five-year Capital Improvement Plan for the city. The plan will go before the five-member city commission for final approval. The CIP is part of the city’s comprehensive plan and is...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    January 21, 2017

Thaw breaks record high reading here

IRONWOOD — After narrowly missing a record high the day before, a new daily high temperature was set for Ironwood on Friday. For the 24-hour period to 7 a.m. on Friday, the high was a balmy 50 degrees, which broke the old mark of 48 set in 1981....

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    January 14, 2017

County board approves UP panel appointments

BESSEMER — Three appointments to Upper Peninsula agencies were approved at Wednesday’s reorganizational meeting of the Gogebic County Board of Commissioners. Joe Bonovetz, of Bessemer, who stepped down as chairman of the county board earlier in...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    January 7, 2017

Jack Frost parade moves to Saturday

IRONWOOD — Ironwood Chamber of Commerce Director Michael Meyer told the city’s Economic Development Corporation Wednesday why the December Jack Frost parade has been shifted from Friday to Saturday. Meyer said the primary reason for the change...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    December 3, 2016

Colorful floats mark annual Jack Frost parade

IRONWOOD - A couple inches of snow on Thursday night added sparkle to Friday's Jack Festival Parade in downtown Ironwood. The patriotic theme of the parade brought out vibrant reds, whites and blues...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    November 12, 2016

Iron canvass supports Tingstad's DA victory

HURLEY — A Friday canvass of the Iron County, Wis., election turned up five fewer votes for District Attorney winner Matt Tingstad, but he’s still in line to take office on Jan. 1. The canvass vote count at the courthouse was 1,704 for Tingstad,...

 

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