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 News    March 27, 2017 

Participants take annual plunge for Regional Hospice

By ISABELLE KLEINSCHMIDT news@yourdailyglobe.com WAKEFIELD - Regional Hospice held its Annual Polar Plunge on Saturday afternoon in Wakefield. This is the 11th year of the event. Sunday Lake was...

 

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Monday, March 27 Iron County Food Pantry, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 72 Michigan Ave., Montreal, Wis. 715-561-4450. U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman staff availability, 10 a.m. to noon, Ironwood Memorial Building. Finnish Women’s Auxiliary, 10 a.m., Little Finland,...

 

Summer airport project to proceed; future of EAS funding uncertain

By RALPH ANSAMI ransami@yourdailyglobe.com BESSEMER — Gogebic County Board of Commissioners members on Wednesday authorized signing of a summer airport project resolution that won’t be affected by federal budget cuts. The county board...

 

Community calendar

Saturday, March 25 Community Pickleball Paddlers, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Mercer School gymnasium. 715-776-4588. Regional Hospice Polar Plunge, registration 12:30 p.m., event 2 p.m., Sunday Lake, Wakefield. Free Supper, 5-6 p.m., Apostolic Lutheran Church,...

 

Blaze destroys Ironwood house

By RALPH ANSAMI ransami@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD - Firefighting efforts at 401 N. Hemlock St. in Ironwood continued into Wednesday afternoon after a spectacular blaze that produced thick smoke was...

 

Board approves Tauer for new job effective May 1

By RALPH ANSAMI ransami@yourdailyglobe.com BESSEMER — The Gogebic County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday agreed sheriff’s department deputy Brandon Tauer will become a full-time data processing manager-courthouse security officer effective...

 

Community calendar

Thursday, March 23 Cuddlebugs Story Time, 9:30 a.m., Ironwood Carnegie Library. Pickleball, 10 a.m. to noon, Ironwood Memorial Building. Gogebic County Veterans Service Officer, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Wakefield City Hall; 1-2 p.m., Watersmeet Township;...

 

Body found in Ironwood house

By RALPH ANSAMI ransami@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD — The body of a person who had been dead for perhaps years was found Monday afternoon in a house that’s being considered for demolition in Ironwood. The Ironwood Public Safety Department...

 

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Wednesday, March 22 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. Alcoholics Anonymous, open meeting, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood....

 

Mercer forum gives soapbox to candidates

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com MERCER, Wis. - The candidates in Mercer's two contested race in April's election had the opportunity to make their cases to voters Tuesday night at the M...

 

Illinois man nabbed in Mercer on fugitive escape warrant

By RALPH ANSAMI ransami@yourdailyglobe.com HURLEY - An Illinois resident waived extradition to that state in Iron County Court Monday afternoon to face charges of being a sexually violent person...

 

Community calendar

Tuesday, March 21 Pickleball, 10 a.m. to noon, 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,...

 

Unemployment on mark with seasonal work ending

By JAN TUCKER jantuck@jamadots.com Ontonagon County was one of only three counties in the Upper Peninsula which did not see an increase in unemployment in January, according to the Michigan Bureau of Management and Budget. In Ontonagon County the une...

 

Community calendar

Monday, March 20 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. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, Salem Lutheran...

 

Community calendar

Saturday, March 18 Community Pickleball Paddlers, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Mercer School gymnasium. 715-776-4588. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Sunday, March 19 Alcoholics Anonymous, 1 p.m., closed meeting,...

 

Martell explains food labels to Washington school elementary students Thursday

By IAN MINIELLY iminielly@yourdailyglobe.com BESSEMER - Gene Goss' fifth grade class at the Washington School in Bessemer hosted Megan Martell from the Michigan State University Gogebic County Extensi...

 

DNR awards area Iron Belle grants

Three area projects along Michigan's Iron Belle Trail will receive grants through the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. In the third round of Iron Belle Trail funding, the DNR received 41 appl...

 

Community Calendar

Thursday, March 16 Gogebic-Ontonagon Community Action Agency food commodity distribution, seniors, mothers, infants, children, 9:45-10 a.m. EST, Lake Gogebic Senior Center, Bergland; 10:20-10:35 a.m. EST, Porcupine Mountain Senior Center, White...

 

Ironwood sweeps GCC Quiz Bowl

By IAN MINIELLY iminielly@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD - Gogebic Community College played host to 24 teams from 12 high schools Tuesday for a Quiz Bowl competition, with Ironwood coming away with two...

 

Community calendar

Wednesday, March 15 Christian Men of the Northland, 6:30 a.m., Uptown Cafe, Ironwood. Gogebic-Ontonagon Community Action Agency food commodity distribution, 9-10 a.m., Pioneer Park Apartments, Ironwood. 906-932-4200. Alcoholics Anonymous, open meetin...

 

Suicide prevention groups join to spread message

By IAN MINIELLY iminielly@yourdailyglobe.com BESSEMER — The Gogebic County Mental Health Facility in Wakefield hosted the Range Suicide Prevention Council on Friday. The groups discussed the combining of the Gogebic-Ontonagon Suicide Prevention...

 

Community calendar

Tuesday, March 14 Pickleball, 10 a.m. to noon, Ironwood Memorial Building. Tiny Tot Story Hour, 10 a.m., Wakefield Public Library. Gogebic County Veterans Service Officer, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Ironwood Memorial Building. 906-667-1110. Friends of the...

 

Community calendar

Monday, March 13 Gogebic-Ontonagon Community Action Agency food commodity distribution, seniors, mothers, infants, and children, 9 a.m.-noon, 100 Mill St., Bessemer. 906-667-0283. Iron County Food Pantry, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 72 Michigan Ave., Montreal,...

 

City commission sets Monday hearing on playground grant

By RALPH ANSAMI ransami@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD — A 5:25 p.m. Monday public hearing on a grant application for a playground will precede the regular Ironwood City Commission meeting. The purpose of the hearing is to receive comments on a Michig...

 

Community calendar

Saturday, March 11 Community Pickleball Paddlers, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Mercer School gymnasium. 715-776-4588. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Sunday, March 12 Story Time, 10 a.m., Wakefield Public Library....

 

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