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Ice blows out at Saxon Harbor

By RALPH ANSAMI ransami@yourdailyglobe.com SAXON, Wis. — Slowly, but surely, there are a few signs that spring is arriving on Lake Superior. On Wednesday, the ice blew out of Saxon Harbor, ending a bang-up winter of ice fishing on the lake. It...

 

Wisconsin election today

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com Iron County voters head to the polls today to take part in Wisconsin's spring election. Voters will cast their ballots in a variety of state and local...

 

Raymond Don Kivi

KIMBALL, Wis. - Raymond Don Kivi, 80, a lifelong resident of Kimball, passed away Sunday evening, March 25, 2018, at his residence. Raymond was born on Aug. 24, 1937, in Kimball, the son of Louis and...

 

1 dead, 2 injured in Saxon accident

By RALPH ANSAMI ransami@yourdailyglobe.com SAXON, Wis. - A Wisconsin State Patrol reconstruction expert was called to the scene of an early Tuesday morning fatal accident on U.S. 2 in Saxon. The...

 

Penokee Range 4H Livestock Club holds annual fun frolic

By STEVE NEWMAN news@yourdailyglobe.com KIMBALL - The Kimball Community Center was a hive of activity on Saturday as Penokee Range 4-H Livestock Club presented their annual 4-H Fun Frolic. Carol...

 

Mary Ann Bowman

HURLEY, Wis. - Mary Ann Bowman, 77, of Ironwood, passed away on Friday, March 9, 2018, at Skyview Nursing Home in Hurley. Mary Ann was born on April 26, 1940, in Ironwood, Mich., to Peter and Pat...

 

Wilbert E. Luoma

HURLEY, Wis. - Wilbert E. Luoma, age 91, of Saxon, passed away on Feb. 27, 2018 at a local nursing home. Wilbert was born on March 14, 1926, in Ironwood, Michigan, to Emil and Alina (Ekron) Luoma. He...

 

Sun shines on Saxon Harbor ice anglers

By RALPH ANSAMI ransami@yourdailyglobe.com SAXON, Wis. - Winter doldrums evaporated with 40-degree temperatures on the Lake Superior ice at Saxon Harbor Saturday morning. With only a faint south...

 

100 years ago, Hurley, UP defied Prohibition

By RALPH ANSAMI ransami@yourdailyglobe.com HURLEY - One-hundred years ago the Spanish Flu shut down much of the Gogebic Range, but not Hurley's booming tavern industry. It was the same year Michigan...

 

Kendall C. Koski

IRON BELT, Wis. - Kendall C. Koski, age 58, Iron Belt, Wis., passed away on Feb. 16, 2018. Kendall was born April 16, 1959, in Ironwood, Mich., to Raymond and Marion (Lantta) Koski. He was a 1977...

 

Iron County awards Saxon Harbor dredging contract

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com HURLEY — Another item on the to-do list for rebuilding Saxon Harbor was accomplished Tuesday as the Iron County Board of Supervisors awarded the county’s dredging contract to M. Jolma Inc. The...

 

Georgia Moore

SAXON, Wis. - Georgia Moore joined our Lord in Heaven on Feb. 5, 2018. Georgia Ellen Moore was born to William and Marion Jewel (Livingston) Kitzman on March 26, 1939. Throughout her life, she was bet...

 

Warmer weather halts ice on Lake Superior

From Saxon Harbor to Duluth, it doesn’t look like a good winter for jigging for trout and salmon through the ice of Lake Superior. Lake Superior was only about 14 percent ice-covered as of Wednesday, according to the Great Lakes Environmental...

 

State to take over Iron County murder case

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com HURLEY — The state of Wisconsin will be responsible for prosecuting the five defendants accused of being involved in the death of a missing Lac du Flambeau man whose body was found in Mercer. Wayne...

 

Iron County board discusses limiting finance committee power

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com HURLEY — In Iron County, a lot of financial decisions live and die at the Iron County Board of Supervisors’ Finance Committee. The county board debated changing that Tuesday as it discussed whether...

 

Tracy Lynn (Corbley) Niehaus

HURLEY, Wis. - Tracy Lynn (Corbley) Niehaus, age 45, of Mercer, Wis., passed away on Jan. 28, 2018. Tracy was born on Feb. 10, 1972, in Joliet, Ill., to James and Sandra (Pierson) Corbley. She was a...

 

Accident used to teach students in Hurley personal finance class

By RALPH ANSAMI ransami@yourdailyglobe.com HURLEY — After Hurley High School teacher Aaron Bender’s vehicle slid off icy U.S. 2 in Saxon early in the winter and plunged down an embankment near a bridge, he is using the experience in his personal...

 

Continuing snow, cold produce bang-up bird action at feeders

An upside to the cold and snow that has arrived on the Gogebic Range is it has brought backyard bird feeders to life. As the snow piles up and temperatures again plummet, the birds have not been bashf...

 

Iron County to seek bids for Saxon Harbor creek project

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com HURLEY — Iron County is looking for a company to clear sections of Oronto and Parker creeks at Saxon Harbor this spring, after the Iron County Forestry and Parks Committee approved going out for bids o...

 

John S. 'Jack' Kallas

HURLEY, Wis. - John S. "Jack" Kallas, 93, of Hurley, died peacefully Sunday evening, Jan. 7, 2018, at Villa Maria Health and Rehabilitation Center in Hurley. Jack was born July 14, 1924, in Hurley, so...

 

New report explains Wisconsin tax bills

By RALPH ANSAMI ransami@yourdailyglobe.com The Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance notes in a new report the state’s relatively high property taxes are mostly because there are so many fingers in the pie. Wisconsin has more units of government dipping...

 

Iron County completes Saxon land acquisition

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com HURLEY — Even though it can’t be the site of Saxon Harbor’s campground, Iron County has completed the acquisition of a piece of land directly east of the harbor. The county first began the process...

 

July storm continued to make headlines in 2017

Editor’s note: The Daily Globe is counting down the top five local stories of 2017. The rebuilding effort following the July 2016 storm was chosen as the second biggest story of the year. By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com Last year’s...

 

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