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 By Alissa Pietila    News    March 5, 2015 

Science Olympiad teams to head to state tournament

BESSEMER - This year, Bessemer's high school Science Olympiad team, with 36 total players including alternates, won first place in the Upper Peninsula regional competition at Northern Michigan... Full story

 By Richard Jenkins    News    March 4, 2015

More than 100 students take part in Lapset Loppet

ERWIN TOWNSHIP - Roughly 120 children participated in the Lapset Loppet, the final event of the 2015 Sisu Ski Fest, at the ABR Ski Trails on Tuesday. Participants completed a 2.2k course on cross coun... Full story

 By Richard Jenkins    News    March 4, 2015

Youth group brings madcap murder mystery to HIT stage

IRONWOOD - The stage of the Historic Ironwood Theatre will be turned over to high school students this weekend as The Awkward Stage Youth Drama Club stages three productions of "While the Lights Were... Full story

 By Alissa Pietila    News    March 3, 2015

City hears about Chamber of Commerce plans for the year

BESSEMER - The Bessemer City Council heard from Bessemer Chamber of Commerce president Kathy Whitburn about the chamber's plans for the year. "We are very excited to keep supporting, and keep... Full story

 By Kelsey Hansen    News    March 2, 2015

Bowl for Kids helps fund family programs

IRONWOOD - It was the Bowl For Kids fundraising event Saturday at Larry's Lucky Strikes for the U.P. Kids Big Brothers Big Sisters program. Mentors and kids from the program as well as community... Full story

 By Alissa Pietila    News    March 2, 2015

Frost Fest draws many out on Saturday

By ALISSA PIETILA IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP - Ironwood Township celebrated Frost Fest Saturday activities for kids, food and vendors filling the gymnasium and most of the basement.... Full story

 By Larry Holcombe    News    March 2, 2015

Annual turkey feed helps fund fire deparment

KIMBALL, Wis. — It was turkey with all the fixings all Sunday afternoon at the Kimball Volunteer Fire Department’s 33rd annual Turkey Dinner fundraiser. Fire Chief John Smith called the turn out “very good” with a mid-afternoon rush that... Full story

 News    February 28, 2015

Accident on US 2 sends people to hospital

KIMBALL, Wis. - Area law enforcement officers and the Hurley Fire Department responded to the scene of a 10 p.m. Friday personal injury accident on U.S. 2, near the Corkscrew liquor store, east of... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    February 27, 2015

Lake Superior Ice Caves may open Saturday

BAYFIELD, Wis. - Ice has formed with enough thickness along the Apostle Islands Ice Caves to allow viewing along the mainland unit of Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.  If conditions remain the... Full story

 By Jan Tucker    News    February 27, 2015

Ontonagon looks to provide jobs, recreational opportunities

ONTONAGON - Instead of Ontonagon being at the end of the trail, village manager Joe Erickson wants it to be a place to start vacations and obtain jobs. The village and its council are taking a... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    February 26, 2015

U.P. health department regionalization talks end

By RALPH ANSAMI BESSEMER — The Michigan Department of Community Health won't proceed with Upper Peninsula regionalization health depa... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    February 26, 2015

County board seeks bids on new roof for annex

BESSEMER — The Gogebic County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday agreed to call for bids on a new roof on the annex to the courthouse. The building and grounds committee recommended seeking bids. The bid opening will be on March 23, according to... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    February 26, 2015

Head lice cases tackled at Hurley K-12 school

By RALPH ANSAMI HURLEY — There have been eight cases of head lice in the past few weeks in the Hurley School District. Zona Wick, of the Iron County Health Department, said precautions are being taken to hold down the... Full story

 News    February 26, 2015

Chimney Fire

FIREFIGHTERS WATCH as a chimney fire gets put out in a home on Rock Road in Ironwood on Wednesday night. The Ironwood Fire Department was called to the fire just before 8 p.m. The fire was put out... Full story

 News    February 26, 2015

Snow Removal

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP resident Paul Kleimola clears the snow off his roof for the third time this winter.... Full story

 By Richard Jenkins    News    February 25, 2015

Iron County board OKs changes to G-Tac lease option

HURLEY - After two failed motions to postpone action, the Iron County Board of Supervisors voted 8-7 to approve the proposed amendments to mining company Gogebic Taconite's lease option for its... Full story

 By Alissa Pietila    News    February 25, 2015

Gogebic Community College to expand Copper Country campus

IRONWOOD - The Gogebic Community College Board of Trustees met on Tuesday night to a approve Copper Country Campus expansion plans. Chairman John Lupino said the board had quite a bit of discussion... Full story

 By Alissa Pietila    News    February 24, 2015

Students attend day-long Life Quest Program at GCC

IRONWOOD - Area high school students gathered in the gymnasium of Gogebic Community College's Lindquist Center for a Life Quest Program on Monday. The event was not open to the general public due to a... Full story

 By Richard Jenkins    News    February 24, 2015

Township delays decision on unionization request

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP - Citing, in part, that job descriptions were in the process of being rewritten, the board of trustees voted to table Rachel Peck's request to join Michigan Council 25 of the... Full story

 By Richard Jenkins    News    February 23, 2015

Sun shines on Yooperbeiner

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP -Seventy-five snowshoers gathered on a sunny Saturday morning at Wolverine Ski Trail to participate in the annual Yooperbeiner Snowshoe Race/Tour. The day featured a 5k and 10k race... Full story


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