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 By Ralph Ansami    News    March 30, 2015

Jumpers raise funds for Regional Hospice

WAKEFIELD - They plunged for the health of it into Sunday Lake on Saturday afternoon and to remember loved ones through Regional Hospice. The ninth annual Polar Plunge went off under sunshine and... Full story

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    March 30, 2015

RICC educates community at disability awareness event

ONTONAGON - Purple "Disable the Label" shirts were everywhere at the Regional Inclusive Community Coalition disability awareness event Friday in Ontonagon. March is developmental disability awareness... Full story

 
 By Kelsey Hansen    News    March 30, 2015

Annual event helps send kids to summer camp

HURLEY - The Hurley Lions Club held its annual pancake breakfast fundraiser Sunday morning at the Bell Chalet. The Lions Club has been hosting the pancake fundraiser for 35 years and the proceeds... Full story

 
 By Alissa Pietila    News    March 28, 2015 

Bessemer set to celebrate World Autism Awareness Day next week

BESSEMER - Students and faculty at A.D. Johnston High School have been preparing to celebrate the eighth annual World Autism Awareness Day on April 2. Students will be tested with trivia about autism... Full story

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    March 27, 2015

Gogebic County schools get DHS grant money

Schools throughout Gogebic County will be safer in the upcoming months after they are equipped with special classroom door locks as part of a Upper Peninsula-wide grant from the Department of... Full story

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    March 27, 2015

Local schools compete in western UP science fair

HOUGHTON - Students from Ironwood, Watersmeet and Ewen-Trout Creek traveled to the Michigan Tech campus Monday to compete in the Western Upper Peninsula Science Fair. The students competed based on a... Full story

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    March 27, 2015

New chair provides more mobility to Aspirus patients

ONTONAGON - Ryon Hokens, Director of Rehabilitation at Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital, said the Evole Chair, purchased by the Aspirus Ontonagon Foundation, has helped many patients at the hospital. The... Full story

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    March 26, 2015

Ironwood schools seek funds for playground equipment

IRONWOOD - Nicholas Steinmetz, the elementary school principal for the Ironwood Area School District, is looking to raise funds to purchase new playground equipment for the district's third through si... Full story

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    March 26, 2015

Gogebic County Board approves four-year contract for Novascone

BESSEMER — Tom Novascone’s job as equalization director for Gogebic County was extended by four years Wednesday. The Gogebic County Board of Commissioners approved a new four-year contract for Novascone. Novascone will be paid $42,000 annually... Full story

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    March 26, 2015

G-TAC closure puts mining committee on hold

HURLEY — With the future of the Iron County Mining Impact Committee uncertain following the Feb. 27 announcement by Gogebic Taconite that it was closing the company’s Hurley office, committee Chairwoman Leslie Kolesar thanked the committee for... Full story

 
 By Alissa Pietila    News    March 25, 2015

Fiscal budget approved for Bessemer Township

RAMSAY - The main topic on the agenda for Bessemer Township's annual meeting on Monday night was setting the budget for the next fiscal year. The budget begins on April 1 and runs through March 31,... Full story

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    March 25, 2015

Commission recommends temporary CAFO moratorium

HURLEY- The Iron County Comprehensive Planning/Land and Zoning Committee voted to recommend that the Iron County Board of Supervisors approve a temporary moratorium on the creation or development of... Full story

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    March 25, 2015

Ironwood board suspends driver for bus crash

IRONWOOD — The Ironwood Area Schools Board of Education approved a one-day unpaid suspension for school bus driver Jerry Hitter after the bus he was driving was involved in an accident in Negaunee while returning home from the regional basketball... Full story

 
 News    March 24, 2015

Wakefield Mayor Pro Tem Bolen leads officials in Lansing and D.C.

LANSING - Wakefield Mayor Pro Tem Dick Bolen has been playing a leading role in more than just the city of Wakefield recently, as part of his role as the president of the Michigan Municipal League,... Full story

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    March 24, 2015

Township to seek Bessemer, Carnegie library proposals

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP - The Ironwood Township Board of Trustees voted to seek proposals from both the Ironwood Carnegie Library and the Bessemer Public Library for the township's future library services a... Full story

 
 By Alissa Pietila    News    March 24, 2015

No decision made for Gogebic Miners football coaches

BESSEMER — The A.D. Johnston library was filled for Monday night’s school board meeting, with the hopes of a new Gogebic Miners (Bessemer-Wakefield-Marenisco) football coach being announced. A committee was put in place to hire a new football... Full story

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    March 23, 2015

Ironwood schools host kindergarten orientation

IRONWOOD - Students from the Gogebic-Ontonagon Community Action Agency Head Start program and the Great Start Readiness Program got a chance to see where they would be going next fall as the Ironwood... Full story

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    March 23, 2015

Ironwood schools host 23rd annual 3-on-3 tourney

IRONWOOD - Both of the gyms in Luther L. Wright were full of basketball players Saturday as the school hosted its 23rd annual three-on-three basketball tournament. This year's tournament featured 64... Full story

 
 News    March 23, 2015

Efforts in Ontonagon County to hold Vietnam wall museum

ROCKLAND – The names of nine Ontonagon County men are carved on the Vietnam Moving Wall, and an effort is underway to turn that wall into a museum in Ontonagon County. The moving wall is one of two... Full story

 
 By Alissa Pietila    News    March 21, 2015

Artists 'Paint the Masters' for upcoming show

IRONWOOD - Local artists, members of the Range Art Association, have been studying master painters for the upcoming "Paint the Masters" show. Seventeen local artists have been studying famous master... Full story

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    March 21, 2015

Bessemer gets state school safety grant

BESSEMER — The Bessemer Area Schools are soon going to be more secure as the district has been awarded a grant from the Michigan State Police Department as part of the department’s efforts to support school safety initiatives. Bessemer was one...

 
 By Alissa Pietila    News    March 21, 2015

Sunday marks 22nd World Water Day

Twenty-two years ago, the United Nations General Assembly designated March 22 as World Water Day. Each year, a different issue is spotlighted, with this year's theme focusing on Water and Sustainable... Full story

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    March 20, 2015

Spring comes in cold

Snowflakes fell Thursday across the Gogebic Range, the day before the official arrival of spring. Better days lie ahead, however. The national Climate Prediction Center forecasts a greater than... Full story

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    March 20, 2015

Students represent Iron County at Superior Days

Six Iron County students traveled to Madison during the last week in February as part of the delegation from Douglas, Bayfield, Ashland and Iron counties that were in the state capital for the 30th... Full story

 

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