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 Obituaries    January 30, 2015

Thomas Joseph 'Tom' Verbos Sr.

KENOSHA, Wis. - Thomas Joseph "Tom" Verbos Sr., 76, of Kenosha, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at Aurora Medical Center in Kenosha. Born in Ironwood, Mich., on April 3, 1938, he... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    January 29, 2015

Michigan committee hears testimony on wolf legislation

IRONWOOD - Many Upper Peninsula residents aren't hunting anymore because they fear their dogs will be killed by wolves, state Sen. Tom Casperson, R-Escanaba, said Wednesday. Casperson presided at a... Full story

 By Cortney Ofstad    News    January 28, 2015

G-Tac proposes new lease agreement

HURLEY - The Iron County Board of Supervisors learned on Tuesday that mining company Gogebic Taconite was unable to make its lease payment for county property for its proposed mine site near Upson.... Full story

 By Cortney Ofstad    News    January 26, 2015

Power restored in Wakefield

WAKEFIELD — Residents in the city of Wakefield had their power restored on Saturday evening after power outages started early Friday night. The outages began momentarily on Friday afternoon, around 3:30 p.m. But by 5 p.m., power was out entirely... Full story

 Obituaries    January 26, 2015

Dr. Donald "Don" James Foster

OREGON, Ill. - Dr. Donald "Don" James Foster, B.S., M.S., Ed.D., professor, President Emeritus, passed away on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at Serenity House, in Oregon, Ill., following many years of... Full story

 By Cortney Ofstad    News    January 24, 2015

Reclamation plans focus on environmental impact

HURLEY - Gogebic Taconite provided information on its current work for a proposed mine near Upson, Wis., as well as possible reclamation ideas during an Iron County Mining Impact Committee meeting on... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    January 22, 2015

Kloth sentenced to Iron jail in mining protest

HURLEY - A Weston, Wis., woman was sentenced to nine months in jail and seven years of probation Wednesday on two charges that resulted from a heated 2013 confrontation at a proposed iron mine site... Full story

 Calendar    January 19, 2015

Community Calendar

Monday, Jan. 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. Pre-school story time, 1:45 p.m., Ironwood Carnegie Library, Ironwood.... Full story

 News    January 19, 2015

Former riding students assist at Passuello's benefit dinner

KIMBALL, Wis. - Friends of Doreen (Martinson) Passuello raised funds for her on Saturday afternoon with a spaghetti meal, raffles and music. People from across the Gogebic Range and farther turned... Full story

 Obituaries    January 19, 2015

Judy A. Valenti

PENCE, Wis. - Judy A. Valenti, 55, of Pence, died unexpectedly Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, at home. The former Judy Rice was born Jan. 18, 1959, in Ironwood, Mich., daughter of the late Rollin and Toni... Full story

 Calendar    January 19, 2015

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Jan. 20 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 a.m., veterans service office, Hurley. 715-392-7808.... Full story

 By Cortney Ofstad    News    January 14, 2015

Students learn about food preservation

HURLEY - From planting to growing, harvesting to eating, youth in Iron County are getting a hands dirty approach to learning more about the food they eat. Over the last three years, fifth through... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    January 6, 2015

Area braced by frigid temperatures

Wind chill readings that dipped to minus 40 degrees and lower canceled school across the Gogebic Range Monday and wiped out Sunday's Ironwood Snowmobile Olympus races. The official low for Ironwood... Full story

 By Cortney Ofstad    News    January 5, 2015

Volunteers key to annual snowmobile event

IRONWOOD – About 1,000 people braved chilly weather to witness the fifth annual Ironwood Snowmobile Olympus at the Gogebic County Fairgrounds on Saturday, but poor visibility caused Sunday's races... Full story

 By Pat Krause    Sports    January 5, 2015

Mother Nature wins again

IRONWOOD - The 2015 Ironwood Snowmobile Olympus enjoyed good weather conditions and excellent snowmobile racing that brought out good-sized crowds on Saturday. But for the second year in a row, Mother Nature forced the cancelation of Sunday's races... Full story

 By Pat Krause    News    January 3, 2015

Quebec woman competes in all-male field

IRONWOOD - Those attending the 2015 Ironwood Snowmobile Olympus races at the Gogebic County Fairgrounds this weekend are likely to see something unique in snowmobile racing. Eighteen-year-old Sabrina... Full story

 Obituaries    January 3, 2015

Sarah F. Aili

WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Sarah F. Aili, 79, of Ironwood, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, in Wakefield. She was born Dec. 14, 1935, in Ironwood, to the late Henry and Minnie (Kangas) Aili. Sarah graduated from... Full story

 By Jan Tucker    News    January 2, 2015

Tingstad steps down from bench after 32-year career

BESSEMER - Andy Tingstad has seen many changes in both the court system and the community in his 32 years as District Judge for Gogebic and Ontonagon Counties. He retired effective Thursday at noon. T... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    December 31, 2014

Coldest winter on record marks top story of 2014

IRONWOOD - The Deep Freeze of last winter will continue to affect Gogebic Range communities for years to come. The coldest winter on record in Ironwood drove the frost deep and ruptured pipes and... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    December 30, 2014

Ironwood construction won't slow down in '15

IRONWOOD — While 2014 marked an extremely busy year in Ironwood, city manager Scott Erickson said it will pale in comparison to 2015. Recently, Erickson quickly ticked off to the city commission a list of some of the 24 projects ahead for next... Full story

 By Alissa Pietila    News    December 29, 2014

Blackjack, Indianhead ski resorts merge; casino mulled

By ALISSA PIETILA During the summer, Indianhead Mountain Resort, near Wakefield, and Blackjack Ski Area, near Bessemer, were brought under one new owner, Art Dumke. At the start of this year’s winter season, Big Snow... Full story

 By Cortney Ofstad    News    December 29, 2014

Ironwood to host exhibit featuring local history

IRONWOOD — The team working on the “The Way We Worked” display have been busy lining up events for the displays arrival in April. The exhibit, through the Smithsonian Institution and National Archives, will be on display for eight weeks at the... Full story

 By Cortney Ofstad    News    December 27, 2014

IPSD hazmat team assists in semi tanker accident

WATERSMEET - The Ironwood Public Safety Department hazardous materials team broke in equipment for the first time on Wednesday during a semi tractor and trailer accident on U.S. 2 in Watersmeet.... Full story

 News    December 26, 2014

Overturned semi tanker closes US 2

WATERSMEET - Deputies responded to a semi tractor-trailer accident on Wednesday at 6:20 a.m. and U.S. 2 remained closed through around 5 p.m. The accident occurred near mile marker 59, according to... Full story


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