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Ironwood-Bessemer trail nears completion

By RALPH ANSAMI IRONWOOD - City Commissioner Jim Mildren is impressed with the new stretch of the Iron Belle Trail from Ironwood to Bessemer. City commissioners learned...


Community Calendar

Thursday, Sept. 29 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... Full story


Ruotsala speaks to GOISD, GCC students about Cole's Foundation

IRONWOOD -The Gogebic Community College Registered Nursing students, along with the Certified Nursing Assistant students from the Gogebic-Ontonagon Intermediate School District, heard a presentation...


GCC trustees approve budget

By TOM STANKARD IRONWOOD - The Gogebic Community College Board of Trustees approved the college's 2016-17 budget Tuesday evening. GCC Dean on Business Services Erik...


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.... Full story


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... Full story


Elaine Brackett Glaser

BELGIUM, Wis. - Elaine Glaser, 86, of Belgium, formerly of Pence and Milwaukee, passed away Friday evening, Sept. 23, 2016, at Belgium Gardens, where she had resided for the last six years. Elaine... Full story


Commission honors lifesaving efforts

By RALPH ANSAMI IRONWOOD - "I cannot thank you enough," Kenneth Wegmeyer, of Ironwood, said Monday as the people who saved his life on Aug. 17 were honored. The Ironwood...


Plea deal reached in drug, assault cases

By RICHARD JENKINS 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.... Full story


Joseph B. 'Jake' Kasper

GURNEY, Wis. - Joseph B. "Jake" Kasper, 55, of Gurney, died peacefully Wednesday morning, Sept. 14, 2016, in his home, surrounded by his loving family, following a courageous, 14-month battle with... Full story


Lila J. Bantz

IRONWOOD — Lila J. Bantz, age 89, of Ironwood died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, in Ironwood. She was born Feb. 28, 1927 in Ironwood, daughter of the late Nante and Lillian (Kinnunen) Holappa. Lila attended Ironwood schools, graduating from Luther L.... Full story


Cole's Foundation raises $15,000 with cancer gala

By TOM STANKARD IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP - To support the fight against cancer, more than 50 residents attended a Touch of Gold gala, benefiting Cole's Foundation Saturday...


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,... Full story


Midgets survive L'Anse upset bid, qualify for playoffs

L'ANSE - Hurley defensive tackle Mitchell Hissa felt a lot better in the second half when he switched from drinking water that didn't agree with him to Gatorade. Everybody on the Hurley sideline felt...


Fast start keys Northland Pines' win over Devils

IRONWOOD - Northland Pines was looking to get back in the playoff race by improving their 1-4 record. They may not be a playoff caliber team yet, but the Eagles played solidly in defeating Ironwood...


Community Calendar

Saturday, Sept. 24 Community Pickleball Paddlers, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Mercer School gymnasium. 715-776-4588. Story Time, 10 a.m., Wakefield Public Library. Free Supper, 5-6 p.m., Apostolic Lutheran Church, Aurora Street, Ironwood. Alcoholics Anonymous,... Full story


Nadya (Anderson) Kangas

HURLEY, Wis. - Nadya (Anderson) Kangas, 73, died on Sept. 21, 2016, at Villa Maria Health and Rehabilitation Center in Hurley. She was born Jan. 8, 1943, in Manchester, England, to Wolf and Isabella... Full story


Niemi wins, Anderson 4th at Drummond invite

CABLE, Wis. — In as close to a WIAA Division 3 sectional preview as Hurley will get, Tori Anderson finished fourth Thursday at Telemark Golf Course. Ironwood's Nick Niemi found out he would have a...


Area residents raise awareness, funds to battle depression, suicide

By TOM STANKARD IRONWOOD - When Pat Gallinagh's sister died of suicide in 1967, he wanted to do something about it. To raise awareness of suicide, he joined the...


Theatre North begins season with classic comedy Oct. 20

By TOM STANKARD IRONWOOD — Theatre North is continuing its 53-year-old tradition of providing community entertainment by presenting three shows this season. The season begins with the classic American comedy “You Can...


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,... Full story


Trail work nears completion

By TOM STANKARD BESSEMER — The finishing touches are being made on Phase 2 of the Western Gateway Trail that will stretch from the Ironwood city limit to Bessemer by the end the construction season in October. The...


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... Full story


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