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 News    July 17, 2018 

Ironwood hires new K-12 principal

By RICHARD JENKINS IRONWOOD — The Ironwood Area Schools has a new K-12 principal after the district’s board of education voted to hire Melissa Nigh Monday. Nigh was a principal in Mellen, Wis., from 2008-13, according...


Community calendar

Tuesday, July 17 Iron-Gogebic Integrated Family Services, 9-10:30 a.m., Iron County Courthouse, Hurley. 906-663-4045 or 715-561-2191. Gogebic-Ontonagon Community Action Agency food commodity distribution, 9-10 a.m., Pioneer Park Apartments,... Full story


Seniors get opportunity to ride area bike trails

RALPH ANSAMI HURLEY - Senior citizens who can no longer bicycle will be given the opportunity to ride the trails with a new bike that was on display Saturday at Cary Park...


Festival Ironwood kicks off Wednesday

By JEAN NORDINE The big top tent is being set up today for the 27th annual Festival Ironwood. The 2018 Festival gets in full swing this Wednesday and continues through Saturday, concluding on Sunday with church services...


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Monday, July 16 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, 715-561-4450. Gogebic-Ontonagon Community Action Agency food... Full story


Fallen soldier welcomed home

By RALPH ANSAMI IRONWOOD - Ironwood area residents gathered Friday evening to pay tribute to a war hero they never knew. The Patriot Guard caravan escorted the remains of...


Blood donation helps raise money for scholarship fund

By JEAN NORDINE HURLEY - The Hurley School held a blood drive Friday in the library of the school. The school participates in a scholarship program with the Red Cross. The...


Wakefield Township continues to support mining effort

By RICHARD JENKINS WAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP — The Wakefield Township board of trustees on Tuesday expressed its continued support for Highland Copper’s effort to develop a mine in the township. Wakefield Township Supervisor...


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Saturday, July 14 Alcoholics Anonymous, 11 a.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Community Pickleball Paddlers, 2-5 p.m., Mercer School gymnasium. 715-776-4588. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Full story


One dead in Bessemer accident

By RALPH ANSAMI BESSEMER - One person was killed and two were injured in a Thursday afternoon accident in the city of Bessemer that closed U.S. 2 for more than four hours....


Community calendar

Friday, July 13 Coffee With A Cop, Uptown Cafe, 8 a.m. Gogebic-Ontonagon Intermediate SchoolDistrict OISD Special Education activity, Lake Superior scavenger hunt, 8 a.m., meet at L.L. Wright High School. “Saving Our Lakes and Rivers” meeting, 9... Full story


Wesley United Methodist Church roof project continues, services return Sept 2

By JEAN NORDINE IRONWOOD - After 117 years of U.P. winters the Wesley United Methodist Church's roof was on the verge of collapsing. When the church was built in 1910 with...


Gogebic County joins suit for PILT money

By RALPH ANSAMI BESSEMER — Gogebic County has joined a class action lawsuit for the past three fiscal years, seeking additional payments from the federal government for payments in lieu of taxes. After Wednesday’s...


Community calendar

Thursday, July 12 Pickleball, 9-11 a.m. Hemlock Av. tennis courts, if raining, Ironwood Memorial Building. “Rocks & Minerals”, 10 a.m., Mercer Public Library. Gogebic County Veterans Service Officer, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Wakefield City Hall; 1-2 p.m... Full story


Barbara Jean 'Torchie' Aijala

HURLEY, Wis. - Barbara Jean "Torchie" Aijala, 86, of Hurley died peacefully on June 28, 2018 at the Villa Maria, after battling Parkinson's Disease, with her loving family by her side. Barbara was... Full story


Hurley City Council approves sewer rate increase

By RALPH ANSAMI HURLEY - The Hurley City Council approved sewer rate increases at Tuesday's regular monthly meeting. The increase to Hurley customers was necessary because...


Western UP meth ring gets federal sentence

By RICHARD JENKINS MARQUETTE — Four western Upper Peninsula drug dealers were sentenced to federal prison, the Department of Justice’s office in Michigan’s Western District announced Monday. Patrick Joseph Sievers,...


Community calendar

Wednesday, July 11 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. area7... Full story


Suspect arrested in Saxon fatality

By RALPH ANSAMI MOUNT MORRIS, N.Y. — A Superior, Wis., man who faces charges in the March 27 traffic death of Amanda Schiiller, formerly of Ironwood, was arrested on a warrant Saturday in Mount Morris. Jesse Troy Gasper,...


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Tuesday, July 10 Gogebic County Veterans Service Officer, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Ironwood Memorial Building. 906-667-1110. Friends of the Mercer Public Library, 10 a.m., library, Mercer, Wis. Pickleball, 9-11 a.m. Hemlock Avenue tennis courts, if raining... Full story


William 'Bill' Rowe

CHICAGO, Ill. - William "Bill" Rowe, 90, died on July 4, 2018, peacefully in his bed at home in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, surrounded by his wife, daughter, and beloved dog, Hercules. Bill is... Full story


Thomas Henry Potinsky

WAUSAU, Wis. - Thomas Henry Potinsky, 68, of Wausau, passed away July 7, 2018, at Hospice House. Thomas was born Jan. 19, 1950, in Ironwood, Mich., to the late Joseph and Betty (Zack) Potinsky. He... Full story


Mark Robert Celli

KING, Wis. — Mark Robert Celli, 87, passed away on June 27, 2018, at the Central Wisconsin Veterans Home in King. Mark was born on May 14, 1931, in Pence, to Peter and Catherine (Biondi) Celli. After his graduation from high school, he served his... Full story


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