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Drug court program shows signs of success

By JAN TUCKER jantuck@jamadots.com ONTONAGON — The Regional Driving Under the Influence and Drug Court program in the five-county Western Upper Peninsula is four years old and has achieved some significant success. It covers 97th and 98th district...

 

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Sept. 28 Christian Men of the Northland, 6:30 a.m., Uptown Cafe, Ironwood. Mentoring of Moms, 9-10:30 a.m., Range Community Bible Church, Hurley. 715-561-4355. Mercer Area Play Group, 9:30-11 a.m., Mercer, Wis., Public Library....

 

Virginia M. LaFave

WOODRUFF, Wis. - Virginia M. LaFave, 84, of Ironwood, Mich., passed away Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, in Woodruff. She celebrated her 85th birthday with her Lord and Savior in Heaven, after being called...

 

Plea deal reached in drug, assault cases

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com BESSEMER — A plea agreement was reached in the two cases against a man authorities say is a key figure in the Gogebic Range drug trade which will see him serve at least eight years in prison. In Gogebi...

 

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Sept. 27 Pickleball, 9-11 a.m., Ironwood Memorial Building. Gogebic County Veterans Service Officer, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Ironwood Memorial Building. 906-667-1110. Breakfast For Your Brain, 10 a.m., Mercer, Wis., Community Center....

 

Community Calendar

Monday, Sept. 26 Little Finland, Finnish classes: 3 p.m. beginners, 4 p.m. advanced at Little Finland, Kimball. WI. 906-932-1608. Iron County Food Pantry, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 72 Michigan Ave., Montreal, Wis. 715-561-4450. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon,...

 

Community Calendar

Friday, Sept. 23 Double Trouble, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Serenity Center, Ironwood. Mercer Food Pantry, noon-1 p.m., Railroad Street, Mercer, Wis. Emergencies: 715-476-7655. Ironwood Carnegie Library Board, 4 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous/Al-Anon, noon,...

 

Senior broadband summit planned

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com HURLEY - In an effort to gauge the strengths and weaknesses of broadband service in Iron County, particularly the resources offered to senior residents,...

 

Community Calendar

Thursday, Sept. 22 Pickleball, 9-11 a.m., Hurley High School Tennis Courts. Gogebic County Veterans Service Officer, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Wakefield City Hall; 1-2 p.m., Watersmeet Township; 2:45-3:15 p.m., Marenisco Township. 906-667-1110. Alcoholics...

 

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Sept. 21 Christian Men of the Northland, 6:30 a.m., Uptown Cafe, Ironwood. Mercer Area Play Group, 9:30-11 a.m., Mercer, Wis., Public Library. 715-476-2366. Alcoholics Anonymous, open meeting, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood....

 

Bessemer approves Iron Street closure

By TOM STANKARD tstankard@yourdailyglobe.com BESSEMER - Pending approval of the Bessemer Area School District's upcoming May referendum, the Bessemer City Council Monday approved the closure of Iron...

 

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Sept. 20 Pickleball, 9-11 a.m., Ironwood Memorial Building. Iron-Gogebic Integrated Family Services, 9-10:30 a.m., Iron County Courthouse, Hurley. 906-663-4045 or 715-561-2191. Wisconsin Veterans Employment Services Representative, 9-11:30...

 

Ruth G. Helin

IRONWOOD, Mich. - Ruth G. Helin, 91, of Gile, Wis., passed away peacefully Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, at Westgate Nursing, Rehabilitation and Assisted Living Community in Ironwood, with her family by...

 

Community Calendar

Monday, Sept. 19 Iron County Food Pantry, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 72 Michigan Ave., Montreal, Wis. 715-561-4450. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Alcoholics Anonymous, 6 p.m., Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church,...

 

Community Calendar

Saturday, Sept. 17 Community Pickleball Paddlers, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Mercer School gymnasium. 715-776-4588. Children’s Story Hour, 10 a.m., Marenisco Public Library. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org....

 

Matonich supports ORV trail extension to Lake Gogebic Park

By RALPH ANSAMI ransami@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD — Michigan Natural Resources Chair John Matonich said he’d like to see an off-road vehicle trail extended to the Lake Gogebic State Park. Speaking at last week’s NRC meeting at Gogebic...

 

18 Ojibway prisoners transferred after fights

By RALPH ANSAMI ransami@yourdailyglobe.com MARENISCO — Eighteen prisoners were transferred out of the Ojibway Correctional Facility after six different fights broke out. Deputy warden Mike Yon recapped the events of Aug. 17 at a Sept. 8 quarterly...

 

CommunityCalendar

Thursday, Sept. 15 Pickleball, 9-11 a.m., Hurley High School Tennis Courts. Gogebic County Veterans Service Officer, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Wakefield City Hall; 1-2 p.m., Watersmeet Township; 2:45-3:15 p.m., Marenisco Township. 906-667-1110. Alcoholics...

 

Ironwood man charged in collision with house

By TOM STANKARD tstankard@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD — The driver who crashed into the house across the street from the Ironwood McDonald’s on Aug. 21 was arraigned Monday in Gogebic County District Court in Bessemer. On Aug. 21, Brandon Dennis...

 

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Sept. 14 Christian Men of the Northland, 6:30 a.m., Uptown Cafe, Ironwood. Mentoring of Moms, 9-10:30 a.m., Range Community Bible Church, Hurley. 715-561-4355. Mercer Area Play Group, 9:30-11 a.m., Mercer, Wis., Public Library....

 

Road Commission explores transfer of natural spring to Ironwood Township

By Tom Stankard tstankard@yourdailyglobe.com BESSEMER — The Gogebic County Road Commission made progress Monday towards transfering ownership of the Lake Road spring discharge pipe to Ironwood Township. Road commissioner Roy D’Antonio said the...

 

Commissioners undecided on 11th archery deer hunt

By RALPH ANSAMI ransami@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD — After 10 years of a fall archery deer hunt within the city of Ironwood, a 2016 season has not yet been approved. The city commission on Monday tabled a resolution that would have approved a...

 

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Sept. 13 Pickleball, 9-11 a.m., Ironwood Memorial Building. Gogebic County Veterans Service Officer, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Ironwood Memorial Building. 906-667-1110. Friends of the Mercer Public Library, 10 a.m., library, Mercer, Wis. Tiny Tot...

 

Community Calendar

Monday, Sept. 12 Gogebic County Human Services Agency Board, 9 a.m., Gogebic County Medical Care Facility, Wakefield. Iron County Food Pantry, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 72 Michigan Ave., Montreal, Wis. 715-561-4450. National Finnish America Festival Inc....

 

Community Calendar

Saturday, Sept. 10 Community Pickleball Paddlers, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Mercer School gymnasium. 715-776-4588. Harding Club, 1 p.m., club house, Bessemer Township. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Sunday, Sept....

 

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