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Johnson raises funds, awareness for HOPE

WAKEFIELD - A crowd gathered at the beach at Eddy Park in Wakefield on Friday afternoon to celebrate Ardie Johnson's 72nd birthday. For the event, Ardie decided to swim across Sunday Lake as a way to...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    August 27, 2016 

Xcel Energy begins switch to LED street lights

Xcel Energy workers began upgrading area street lights to LED this week, a measure expected to save costs for communities and be environmentally beneficial. The Gogebic Range is one of three areas where workers are replacing 3,700 street lights,...

 

Charles D. Sikonia

HARLINGENG, Texas - Charles D. Sikonia, 88, passed away peacefully on Aug. 23, 2016, at an assisted living facility in Harlingeng. He was born in Ironwood, on Dec. 30, 1927, son of the late Carl and...

 

Michelle M. Vinoski

DULUTH, Minn. - Michelle M. Vinoski, 49, of Superior, Wis., formerly of Ironwood, Mich., passed away peacefully after a brief illness, Thursday afternoon, Aug. 25, 2016, at Essentia Health St. Mary's...

 

Community Calendar

Saturday, Aug. 27 Community Pickleball Paddlers, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Mercer School gymnasium. 715-776-4588. Alcoholics Anonymous, 11 a.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Free Supper, 5-6 p.m., Apostolic Lutheran Church, Aurora Street,...

 
 By Jason Juno    Sports    August 26, 2016

Ironwood's Niemi sticks with lead pack, finishes 3rd at Ashland Invite

ASHLAND, Wis. - Ironwood sophomore Nick Niemi's goal for this season is to win the Division 2 U.P. Finals in October. If Thursday is any indication, that's a realistic goal. The top two runners,...

 
 By Tom Stankard    News    August 26, 2016

Wakefield wins Youth Challenge at Gogebic fair

IRONWOOD - Sunny skies welcomed the beginning of the Gogebic County Fair Thursday. During the afternoon, children and the young in heart rode carnival rides and played games in the midway. While the...

 

Community Calendar

Friday, Aug. 26 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,...

 
 By Tom Stankard    News    August 25, 2016

National Guard, IPSD host regional hazmat drill at college

IRONWOOD - National Guard Civil Support Teams were on hand to conduct hazardous materials training with local law enforcement and fire departments Wednesday at Gogebic Community College. At the...

 

Engineers gather for Copper Peak planning session

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP - Experts from around the world gathered in Ironwood Township Wednesday for the first day of a two-day meeting focused on the design improvements necessary to prepare Copper Peak for...

 
 By Tom Stankard    News    August 25, 2016

Juice Newton to appear at Gogebic County Fair

IRONWOOD — Judith Kay Newton, better known as Juice, was part of the first wave of country singers raised on folk rock music and is excited to perform on stage Friday during the Gogebic County Fair. Over her career, Newton has been nominated for a...

 

Community Calendar

Thursday, Aug. 25 Pickleball, 9-11 a.m., Hurley High School Tennis Courts. Cuddlebugs Story Time, 9:30 a.m., Ironwood Carnegie Library. Gogebic County Veterans Service Officer, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Wakefield City Hall; 1-2 p.m., Watersmeet Township;...

 

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Aug. 24 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....

 
 By Tom Stankard    News    August 24, 2016

Fair readied for weekend

IRONWOOD - The final preparations are being made for the 95th annual Gogebic County Fair, set to run Thursday through Sunday at the fairgrounds in Ironwood. Fair Board President Jim Gribble said the...

 

Body recovered from Black River

BLACK RIVER HARBOR - The body of a 32-year-old Negaunee man who slipped into Black River near Sandstone Falls was found Monday afternoon. Gogebic County Sheriff Pete Matonich said the body was...

 

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Aug. 23 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....

 

William M. McDonald

IRONWOOD, Mich. - William M. McDonald, 92, of Ironwood, died peacefully Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, at Westgate Nursing, Rehabilitation and Assisted Living Community in Ironwood, surrounded by his loving...

 
 By Tom Stankard    News    August 22, 2016

Thunder roars through fairgrounds

SAXON,Wis. - Sounds of roaring engines echoed across Saxon during Rolling Thunder races Saturday at the Iron County Fairgrouds. As rain poured, snowmobiles, pickup trucks, sport utility vehicles,...

 

Community Calendar

Monday, Aug. 22 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,...

 

Steven J. Leiphart

DULUTH, Minn. - Steven J. Leiphart, 79, of Ironwood, Mich., went peacefully home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus on Saturday morning, Aug. 20, 2016, at Essentia Health St. Mary's Medical Center...

 

State of Michigan grant provides defibrillator to two counties

The Gogebic-Ontonagon Medical Control Authority has received a grant from the state of Michigan that will allow six additional automated external defibrillators be placed at various locations throughout the two counties. The grant, provided by the...

 

Township treasurer rescinds resignation

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP — Jyl Olson-DeRosso will remain Ironwood Township treasurer, at least until November’s election, after the township board accepted her request to rescind her resignation from the office Friday. Olson-DeRosso had submitted a...

 

Karen I. Bielawski

MARQUETTE, Mich. — Karen I. Bielawski, 77, of Marquette, passed away Thursday morning, Aug. 11, 2016, at Mill Creek Assisted Living in Marquette with her loving family at her side and under the care of Lake Superior Hospice. Karen was born on Oct....

 

Community Calendar

Saturday, Aug. 20 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, 11 a.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org....

 

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