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Highline celebrates 50 years of service

HURLEY — Since 1966, Highline has continued to provide rehabilitation services for individuals with disabilities in Iron County and the surrounding area. When the disability services program became incorporated in 1966, people thought it...

 

Dedication ceremony held in Mercer

MERCER, Wis. — Representatives of the Mercer Veterans Memorial on Friday dedicated a POW/MIA memorial and the Ladies Auxiliary Memorial at Veterans Memorial Park. Rhiannon Stryjewski, 15, of Mercer, sang the Star Spangled Banner in front of about...

 

New Pabst Mine mural to be featured in Ironwood

IRONWOOD - Based the success of the first miners mural in Ironwood, the Gogebic Range Murals and Attractions Committee is in the process of establishing a new mural that will feature the Pabst Mine....

 
 By Tom Stankard    News    September 3, 2016

Radovich outlines Bessemer school expansion project plans

BESSEMER - Bessemer Area Schools Superintendent David Radovich has released preliminary floor plans for the proposed A.D. Johnston High School expansion project that calls for closing Washington...

 
 By Tom Stankard    News    September 2, 2016

School begins for Hurley, Mercer

Hurley and Mercer students returned from summer vacation Thursday for the first day of school. The school bell rings to start school at Merer K-12 at 8 a.m. and school lets out at 3:45 p.m. At Hurley...

 
 By Tom Stankard    News    September 1, 2016

Gogebic 4-H auction hits $1 million mark

IRONWOOD — After coming close last year, the Gogebic County 4-H Market Animal Auction surpassed the $1 million in total sales mark Saturday at the Gogebic County Fair. Coming into the auction, the c...

 
 By Tom Stankard    News    August 30, 2016

Classes begin at Gogebic Community College

IRONWOOD - Gogebic Community College was filled with sounds and sights of students, faculty and staff on campus Monday for the first day of classes of the fall semester. The first day of school is...

 
 By Tom Stankard    News    August 30, 2016

Festival Italiano to celebrate Italian heritage Saturday

HURLEY — The Italian heritage of Iron County will be celebrated during Festival Italiano Saturday in downtown Hurley. The festival kicks off early with a new event, the two-mile “Dago Dash” at 8 a.m. Folks can pick up forms at the Hurley Area...

 
 By Tom Stankard    News    August 29, 2016

Hundreds gather to enjoy music festival

PORCUPINE MOUNTAINS - The strum of guitar strings and stomps of bass drums rang through the Porkies this weekend as hundreds sat on blankets, in fold-up chairs or beneath tents to listen to a number...

 
 By Tom Stankard    News    August 26, 2016

Wakefield wins Youth Challenge at Gogebic fair

IRONWOOD - Sunny skies welcomed the beginning of the Gogebic County Fair Thursday. During the afternoon, children and the young in heart rode carnival rides and played games in the midway. While the...

 
 By Tom Stankard    News    August 25, 2016

National Guard, IPSD host regional hazmat drill at college

IRONWOOD - National Guard Civil Support Teams were on hand to conduct hazardous materials training with local law enforcement and fire departments Wednesday at Gogebic Community College. At the...

 
 By Tom Stankard    News    August 25, 2016

Juice Newton to appear at Gogebic County Fair

IRONWOOD — Judith Kay Newton, better known as Juice, was part of the first wave of country singers raised on folk rock music and is excited to perform on stage Friday during the Gogebic County Fair. Over her career, Newton has been nominated for a...

 
 By Tom Stankard    News    August 24, 2016

Fair readied for weekend

IRONWOOD - The final preparations are being made for the 95th annual Gogebic County Fair, set to run Thursday through Sunday at the fairgrounds in Ironwood. Fair Board President Jim Gribble said the...

 
 By Tom Stankard    News    August 22, 2016

Thunder roars through fairgrounds

SAXON,Wis. - Sounds of roaring engines echoed across Saxon during Rolling Thunder races Saturday at the Iron County Fairgrouds. As rain poured, snowmobiles, pickup trucks, sport utility vehicles,...

 
 By Tom Stankard    News    August 18, 2016

Chipman weaves stories to help build imagination of young listeners

HURLEY - Even though there are hundreds of books in the Hurley Public Library, storyteller Tracy Chipman didn't use any to tell stories Wednesday in an effort to inspire children to use their... Full story

 
 By Tom Stankard    News    August 18, 2016

Western Gateway Trail hits road block in Bessemer

BESSEMER — As work on the second phase of the Western Gateway Trail progresses from Ironwood to Moore Street in Bessemer, the authority governing the trail found out Wednesday the later phases of the project may have hit a road block. In Bessemer,...

 
 By Tom Stankard    News    August 13, 2016

Father on the mend

May 28 was supposed to be a beautiful day for enjoying what the Northwoods has to offer. Paul Semo, of Rhinelander, Wis., and his 11-year-old daughter, Alexius, said they planned an outing on a...

 
 By Tom Stankard    News    August 12, 2016

GCC gears up for new semester

IRONWOOD - The fall semester at Gogebic Community College is scheduled to begin Monday, Aug. 29. GCC Marketing Director Kim Zeckovich said enrollment numbers are comparable to a year ago. "We...

 
 By Tom Stankard    News    August 11, 2016

Butterflies on display at Hurley Library

HURLEY - Children migrated to Hurley Public Library Wednesday afternoon to learn about monarch butterflies. Standing in front of a container of several butterflies, North Lakeland Discovery Center...

 
 By Tom Stankard    News    August 10, 2016

Glow Run set for Friday before Paavo torch lighting

HURLEY - The Hurley High School cheerleaders and football program will sponsor a 2.62-mile Glow Run to the Torch Friday evening. The run, in anticipation of Saturday's 48th annual Paavo Nurmi...

 
 By Tom Stankard    News    August 9, 2016

Road commission agrees to keep spring flowing

BESSEMER - The Gogebic County Road Commission agreed Monday not to close the Lake Road spring, after coliform was detected there. Instead, they decided to put warning signs by it and see if Ironwood...

 

Fair draws good crowds

SAXON, Wis. - The Iron County Fair drew in a large number of people Saturday and Sunday under sunny skies. On Saturday afternoon, the Rice Bulls and Barrels Shock and Awe rodeo tour drew a good-sized...

 
 By Tom Stankard    News    August 8, 2016

Hurley cheerleaders go to camp

HURLEY - To hone in their skills, the Hurley Midgets cheerleaders participated in a Universal Cheerleaders Association camp Friday and Saturday at the Hurley K-12 School. Watching the team practice,...

 
 By Tom Stankard    News    August 8, 2016

Wisconsin heads to polls Tuesday

Iron County voters head to the polls Tuesday for Wisconsin’s August primary. At the county level, clerk Michael J. Saari, treasurer Clara J. Maki and register of deeds Daniel Soine are all running unopposed as Democrats. They likely won’t be chal...

 
 By Tom Stankard    News    August 6, 2016

Iron County Fair opens with horse show, music

SAXON, Wis. - Sounds of children laughing and cows mooing filled the air in Saxon Friday to mark the beginning of the 89th annual Iron County Fair. Under sunny skies, children played traditional carni...

 

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