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 By Richard Jenkins    News    June 19, 2017

Ironwood quiz bowl competes in national tournament

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP — For a second year in a row; the Ironwood Area Schools quiz bowl team competed in a national tournament, taking 12th place in a tournament in Chicago Monday. Ironwood was among the over 200 teams from around the country that...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    June 17, 2017

Michigan House passes recreation funding bill

LANSING - The Michigan House of Representatives passed its version of Senate Bill 76 Thursday, which funds Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund projects across the state, including several in...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    June 17, 2017

Planning commission approves gravel pit permit

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP — The Ironwood Township Planning Commission approved a special use permit for a new gravel pit following a public hearing Thursday. The pit, which will be operated Angelo Luppino Inc., is located off Black River Road, near Maple...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    June 3, 2017

Ironwood students plant wildflowers

IRONWOOD - The Ironwood Area Schools' second graders took advantage of the warm weather Friday to plant native wildflower seeds along the non-motorized Iron Belle Trail through the city. The students...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    June 3, 2017

Wakefield looks to grow community garden

WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield Community Garden has already won something, and it’s not even built yet. Wakefield City Manager Richard Brackney said the idea for the garden began when he saw Michigan Tech University was looking for communities...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    May 6, 2017

Third drug defendant remanded to district court

BESSEMER — An Ashland man was remanded to district court Tuesday, the third co-defendant to be remanded in a Gogebic County drug case. Corey Allan Tutor, 34, was facing one 10-year felony count of possession of methamphetamine and a misdemeanor cha...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    April 26, 2017

Ironwood woman's police chase trial begins

BESSEMER — The first day of the trial of an Ironwood woman accused of fleeing the police ended Tuesday with both sides resting their cases in Gogebic County Circuit Court, leaving just closing arguments and deliberations prior to the verdict. Gina...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    April 22, 2017

GCC students pull semi truck in fundraiser precursor

IRONWOOD - Gogebic Community College students and staff used a somewhat unconventional way to move one of the college's semi trucks Friday, pulling it with a rope, tug-of-war-style, in preparation...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    April 14, 2017

County board chooses Saxon Harbor engineering company

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com HURLEY — The Iron County Board of Supervisors approved hiring Foth Infrastructure & Environment, LLC as the engineering firm for the reconstruction of Saxon Harbor Tuesday. It’s a key step to...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    April 13, 2017

New faces get to work at Mercer chamber

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com MERCER, Wis. — There are some new faces at the Mercer Area Chamber of Commerce, including new director Chelcie Pinsonneault. Pinsonneault, who started her position March 27, said she has enjoyed the...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    April 10, 2017

Advocates make case for medical marijuana in Bessemer

BESSEMER - Medical marijuana advocates made the case for supporting the industry in the Gogebic Range at an informational event, held Saturday at the Bessemer City Hall. Beginning with an informal...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    April 8, 2017

Sherman voters return incumbents to Chequamegon school board

SPRINGSTEAD — While district-wide totals won’t be official until the canvass is completed, two incumbents who appeared on the ballot in the town of Sherman won another term on the Chequamegon School District’s board of education in Tuesday’s...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    April 7, 2017

Hurley trail acquisition moves forward, officials negotiate land purchase

HURLEY — The effort to acquire a section of land between the Montreal River and Second Avenue in Hurley — while nearing its final stages — still has several steps that need to be completed, according to information at the Thursday’s Iron...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    April 4, 2017

Iron County heads to polls today

HURLEY - Iron County voters head to the polls today in a series of state and local races. At the state level, voters will decide between incumbent Tony Evers and Lowell Holtz to see who will be the...

 

Hurley students connect with Purdue University

HURLEY - A group of Hurley K-12 students had the opportunity to talk to students in Purdue University's Forestry and Natural Resources program via Skype Friday afternoon. The interaction provided...

 

Bessemer, W-M learn about importance of not bullying

BESSEMER - A group of Bessemer and Wakefield-Marenisco students took a break from classes Friday to learn about an important topic, the problems associated with bullying. The day's events centered on...

 

Jury convicts Ironwood man on six counts

BESSEMER - It took the jury just over an hour Friday to convict an Ironwood man of all six charges it was asked to deliberate on. Donovan Howard Payeur, 32, was found guilty of possession of...

 

Ironwood Schools honors those who served

IRONWOOD - Ironwood students, members of the public and area veterans gathered in Luther L. Wright's John Krznarich Gymnasium Friday for the district's annual Veterans Day ceremony. The ceremony...

 

FCC accepting comments on Wausau satellite proposal

HURLEY — The Federal Communications Commission is currently accepting public comment on a petition by Gray Television/WSAW-TV to include Ashland and Iron counties in its Wausau, Wis., satellite television market. According to information presented...

 

9/11 memories become history lesson

HURLEY - With Sunday marking the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorists' attack, several area teachers taught lesson plans Friday centered on the day's events to students with little to no...

 

Prelim exam date set in Iron County identity theft case

HURLEY — A preliminary examination date has been set in the case of an Iron County woman accused of identity theft. A preliminary exam will be held Oct. 4 in the case of Wendy Sue Wuorinen, 47, of Ironwood Township. Wuorinen is facing 26 felony...

 

Fish populations appear healthy after July flooding

Despite the heavy rains and flooding that caused widespread damage, it appears the fish populations of the rivers in Ashland and Iron counties came away from the storms of July 11-12 relatively...

 

Iron County seeks input on Saxon Harbor rebuild

HURLEY — Iron County is distributing surveys in an effort to gather public input on the Saxon Harbor rebuilding process. The survey, which is available both online and in paper copies, is open to anyone who uses Saxon Harbor, and are not limited...

 

Iron County holds hearing on grant to aid storm damage victims

HURLEY — The Iron County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing Tuesday regarding the county’s community development block emergency assistance grant application to secure funds for residents and businesses impacted by the July 11 storm....

 

Ironwood tennis team involved in crash

IRONWOOD - Three members of the Ironwood Red Devils tennis team and a coach were involved in an accident with a logging truck; and while no serious injuries were reported, the four went to Aspirus...

 

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