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 Calendar    March 5, 2015 

Community Calendar

Thursday, March 5 Ojibway Correctional Facility Community Liaison Committee, 9 a.m., Ojibway Correctional Facility, Marenisco. 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.... Full story

 
 Opinion    March 4, 2015

Mining in Penokee Hills was artificially inflated

To the Editor: Gogebic Taconite closed its doors, it says because of the abundance of wetlands and fear of the EPA. Throughout the past four years other culprits blamed have been oppressive state laws and local zoning ordinances, the DNR,... Full story

 
 Obituaries    March 3, 2015

Janet Marie Setterlund

KIMBALL, Wis. — Janet Marie Setterlund, 73, of Hurley passed away Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015. Janet was born on Oct. 28, 1941, in Ironwood, Mich., daughter of Hjalmer and Vivian (Luoma) Setterlund. She was a longtime resident of the Iron County... Full story

 
 News    February 28, 2015

Accident on US 2 sends people to hospital

KIMBALL, Wis. - Area law enforcement officers and the Hurley Fire Department responded to the scene of a 10 p.m. Friday personal injury accident on U.S. 2, near the Corkscrew liquor store, east of... Full story

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    February 26, 2015

Head lice cases tackled at Hurley K-12 school

By RALPH ANSAMI ransami@yourdailyglobe.com HURLEY — There have been eight cases of head lice in the past few weeks in the Hurley School District. Zona Wick, of the Iron County Health Department, said precautions are being taken to hold down the... Full story

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    February 25, 2015

Iron County board OKs changes to G-Tac lease option

HURLEY - After two failed motions to postpone action, the Iron County Board of Supervisors voted 8-7 to approve the proposed amendments to mining company Gogebic Taconite's lease option for its... Full story

 
 Calendar    February 25, 2015

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Feb. 25 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., all welcome, Mercer (Wis.) Public... Full story

 
 Opinion    February 24, 2015

G-Tac doesn't deserve lease extension

To the Editor: Since board members at the Meet the Candidates forum at the Hurley High School said they wouldn’t have signed the lease if they knew what was in it and Iron County Chairman Joe Pinardi said he was working to renegotiate the lease,... Full story

 
 Obituaries    February 23, 2015

James J. Lambert

MERCER, Wis. - James J. Lambert, 72, of Mercer, passed away peacefully on Feb. 19, 2015, at home with his family surrounding him. Jim was born Oct. 17, 1942, in Lockport, Ill., the son of Daniel and... Full story

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    February 19, 2015

House burns to ground in Saxon

SAXON, Wis. - The Iron County Sheriff's Department was investigating a Wednesday morning fire that destroyed the former Jack Steinmetz residence on Carlson Road in Saxon. A deputy said the fire was... Full story

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    February 14, 2015

Rolandos' love endures

BESSEMER - Dennis and Delores Rolando have been together for 56 years. That's long enough that they sometimes finish each other's thoughts. That doesn't mean they aren't still capable of surprising... Full story

 
 Obituaries    February 10, 2015

Dora 'Dordean' Carlson

ASHLAND, Wis. - Dora "Dordean" Carlson, 84, of Saxon, died peacefully Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, at Ashland Health and Rehabilitation Center in Ashland. The former Dora Clement was born Nov. 15, 1930, in... Full story

 
 Opinion    February 10, 2015

GTAC deal is a bad one for Iron County, residents

To the Editor: It would take pages to address the reasons Iron County should not agree to the lease option extension drafted January 23rd by GTAC’s lawyers. Here are a handful: 1. The lease is a bad deal for taxpayers. Iron County gets virtually... Full story

 
 By Kelsey Hansen    News    February 9, 2015

Snowshoe Extravaganza raises money for Hurley 4th of July fireworks

GILE, Wis. - Organizers of the Hurley 4th of July fireworks held their second annual fundraising Snowshoe Extravaganza Saturday afternoon on the Gile Flowage. A total of 144 race participants showed... Full story

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    February 7, 2015

Gogebic Community College to host financial aid assistance event

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP — Gogebic Community College will host a college financial aid assistance event on Wednesday as part of the Michigan-wide collaborative “College Goal” program designed to improve access to financial aid. Volunteers will be in... Full story

 
 Calendar    February 7, 2015

Community Calendar

Saturday, Feb. 7 Alcoholics Anonymous, 11 a.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Winter Fling, 10:30 a.m., Northland College, Ashland. Mercer Sno-Goers Chili Cook-off, 11:30 a.m., $5 per bowl with all proceeds to the club. 5070 N.... 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 Ralph Ansami    News    January 27, 2015

Myhre sentenced for sexually assaulting child

HURLEY - A 30-year-old Juneau, Wis., man received an eight-year prison sentence Monday in Iron County Court for sexually assaulting a young child on several occasions. Brett Myhre was sentenced by... 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

 
 By Alissa Pietila    News    January 26, 2015

Winter Formal held in Hurley

HURLEY - A Winter Formal was held at the Iron County Memorial Building on Saturday night for area high schoolers. Ninth through 12th grade students from Hurley, Ironwood, Bessemer,... 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

 
 Obituaries    January 24, 2015

Adeline A. Kovales

HURLEY, Wis. - Adeline A. Kovales, 100, of Hurley, died Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, at Sky View Nursing Center in Hurley. The former Adeline Schneider was born Sept. 9, 1914, in Park Falls, daughter of... Full story

 
 By Cortney Ofstad    News    January 23, 2015

Iron County Mining Impact Committee ponders loss of $50,000 donation

HURLEY - The Iron County Mining Impact Committee heard an update on funding sources for a mining impact analysis Thursday evening. Jason Laumann, of the Northwest Regional Planning Commission, talked... 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

 

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