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1 dead in Ironwood fire

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD - A downtown Ironwood fire that destroyed two buildings Wednesday is also responsible for a loss of life. Ironwood Public Safety Director...

 

Precautionary water advisory issued in downtown Ironwood

IRONWOOD — The city of Ironwood experienced diminished water quality Wednesday because of firefighting operations on East Aurora Street and the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department issued tips to affected city customers. High velocity water...

 

Fatal fire repeats history

By RALPH ANSAMI ransami@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD - The early Wednesday morning fire at 102 E. Aurora St. in downtown Ironwood that resulted in one death and other injuries wasn't the first fatal...

 

Burns odd man out in state primary, last in Iron County

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com HURLEY - It didn't matter who took first, just as long as they didn't finish last Tuesday in Wisconsin's State Supreme Court primary. The race featured...

 

Smart Knapsack program collects for kids in Gogebic County

By IAN MINIELLY iminielly@yourdailyglobe.com BESSEMER - The Eat Smart Knapsacks program, sponsored by the Great Start Collaborative and Michigan State University Extension office in Bessemer, is...

 

Ironwood avoids Monday snow blast

By RALPH ANSAMI ransami@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD — Ironwood was spared the brunt of the winter blast that socked much of Minnesota, northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula Monday. The weather station at the Gogebic-Iron Wastewater Treatment...

 

Massive fire burning in downtown Ironwood

Firefighters battled an early morning blaze at 102 E. Aurora Street in Ironwood for several hours early Tuesday morning. Flames and heavy smoke were visible as they fought to keep the fire from...

 

Ironwood votes against bus privatization

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD — The Ironwood Area Schools will continue to operate its own busing service, after the district’s board of education voted against privatization Monday. Dave Martinson, who spoke on behalf...

 

Hurley School Board OKs switch to five-day pre-K

By RALPH ANSAMI ransami@yourdailyglobe.com HURLEY — Looking at some small numbers for some small students, the Hurley School Board on Monday decided to extend the district’s pre-kindergarten program to five days a week for the next school year. B...

 

Anderson speaks to Ontonagon School Board

By JAN TUCKER jantuck@jamadots.com ONTONAGON - Terry Anderson, speech language pathologist with the Early On program of the Gogebic Ontonagon Intermediate School District, explained the program to...

 

Wakefield fishing tournament raises funds for volunteer fire department

By IAN MINIELLY iminielly@yourdailyglobe.com WAKEFIELD - The weather was excellent for Saturday's fishing derby to raise funds for Wakefield's Volunteer Fire Department. Whereas last year there was a...

 

Ladies first in Mercer Lions Club ice tourney

By P.J. GLISSON news@yourdailyglobe.com MERCER - A nearly 30-inch northern pike made Angie Grimm the first-place winner of $125 at Saturday's Mercer Lions Club annual ice fishing tournament. Matt...

 

Artist Kate Greenough explores new possibilities

By P.J. GLISSON news@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD — When Kate Greenough of Bessemer began studying art at Oakland Community College, she focused on ceramics. That was years ago, and she’s had a considerable journey since then, she said in a Saturd...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    February 17, 2018

Reward offered for Iron murder suspect

EAGLE RIVER, Wis. — A day after news broke that an Iron County murder suspect unsuccessfully tried to turn himself in to the Vilas County Jail a week ago, a reward for his arrest was announced. James B. Lussier, 19, of Arbor Vitae, showed up at the...

 

Vilas sheriff says murder suspect visited jail, left

EAGLE RIVER, Wis. — A published story says a 19-year-old man wanted in an Iron County, Wis., murder case tried to turn himself in to Vilas County authorities last Friday. The Lakeland Times reported Thursday that James B. Lussier, 19, of Arbor Vit...

 

Bessemer student in class by himself

By IAN MINIELLY iminielly@yourdailyglobe.com BESSEMER - Byron Hooyman, A.D. Johnston High School student, learned last September, with about 16,000 other students nationwide, that his academic...

 

Gogebic five-year recreation plan lists improvement projects

By RALPH ANSAMI ransami@yourdailyglobe.com BESSEMER — A five-year recreation plan adopted by the Gogebic County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday outlines yearly capital improvements projects. The plan was approved on a 5-0 vote, with Joe...

 

Fe University teaches second ski class

MERCER, Wis. — Because of popular demand after its last offering, Fe University will again hold a two-day cross country skiing class. Chad McGrath will teach the class, which runs from 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 27 and March 1 at the MECCA warming cabin in...

 

MDOT awards County 519 project $4.7 million grant

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com LANSING — Much like the road itself, a more than $4.7 million state grant announced Wednesday to improve County Road 519 is intended to smooth the way for the development of the Copperwood copper...

 

Gogebic-Iron ambulance service talks continue

By RALPH ANSAMI ransami@yourdailyglobe.com BESSEMER — Beacon Ambulance and Aspirus Ironwood Hospital officials are trying to come up with a long-term plan to retain ambulance service in Gogebic and Iron Counties. Gogebic County Emergency...

 

Michigan drivers responsibility fees to be eliminited

LANSING - Secretary of State Ruth Johnson made the following statement regarding the announced deal to eliminate Driver Responsibility Fees:  "This announced deal to address and fully eliminate...

 

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