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 By Tom Stankard    News    July 3, 2015 

Bessemer Historical Society members read Declaration of Independence

BESSEMER - To celebrate the U.S.'s liberation from King George and Great Britain on July fourth, the Declaration of Independence was read during Bessemer's week-long celebration Thursday at Ethnic...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    July 2, 2015

Aspirus Grand View plans $16 million clinic project

IRONWOOD - Aspirus Grand View Hospital on Wednesday announced plans for a $16 million, 43,600-square-foot family medicine, cancer and specialty care clinic. Hospital spokesman David Sim said the...

 
 By Tom Stankard    News    July 2, 2015

Businesses feel construction blues

IRONWOOD - As construction continues on Cloverland Drive/U.S. 2 in Ironwood, businesses east of Curry Street are suffering the consequences. It's the second of a two-year project that will widen...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    July 2, 2015

Michigan State Police Wakefield Post to hold open house

WAKEFIELD — Michigan State Police’s Wakefield Post is opening its doors to the community during its annual open house on Friday. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the post at 100 Sunday Lake St. residents will get to interact with representatives from...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    July 1, 2015

Man receives jail time for running over friend twice

HURLEY - A 58-year-old former Manitowish Waters, Wis., resident was sentenced to 90 days in the Iron County Jail Tuesday for running over a companion with his vehicle. James Heller, 58, of Duluth,...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    July 1, 2015

Warm weather predicted for Fourth of July across region

IRONWOOD — Monday afternoon’s severe thunderstorms throughout the Gogebic Range caused sporadic power outages, a few downed trees and heavy downpours. Streets that are under construction in Ironwood flooded around mid-afternoon as the sky turned...

 
 By Tom Stankard    News    June 30, 2015

Kotarba teaches children about wildlife

IRONWOOD - Northwoods Wildlife Center Education Director Bart Kotarba came to Ironwood Carnegie Library on Monday to teach children what happens to injured animals. As part of the library's "Every...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    June 30, 2015

2 Ironwood men face coyote torture charges

BESSEMER — Two Ironwood men will be arraigned in Gogebic County Circuit Court on July 7 on charges relating to the alleged torture of a coyote. Jason Charles Roberts, 34, and Dale Scott Allen, 45, were bound over to circuit court for trial by 98th...

 
 By Alan Schneider    News    June 29, 2015

Bessemer begins week of Fourth of July activities

BESSEMER - The weather was clear and warm as the Bessemer Blast 2015 festivities continued on Saturday. The morning included the annual Hometown Run/Walk and Tot Trot, and events held at the Sophie...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    June 29, 2015

Ironwood hosts UP Historical Conference

IRONWOOD - The Ironwood Area Historical Society played host to the 2015 Upper Peninsula History Conference, which wrapped up Sunday. Around 150 history idividuals attended the conference - which ran...

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    June 29, 2015

Unemployment up across most of Western UP

Unemployment rose in five of the six western Upper Peninsula counties in May, according to the Bureau of Labor Market. The civilian labor market grew in both Gogebic and Ontonagon counties with both total employment and the unemployment rate rising...

 
 By Tom Stankard    News    June 27, 2015

HIT Idol winners to perform at Summerfest

BESSEMER - The seven winners of last fall's HIT Idol have been invited to perform with American Idol contestant Naima Adedapo at Summerfest in Milwaukee on July 4. According to HIT Idol producer...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    June 27, 2015

Tree lighting kicks off Bessemer 4th of July festivities

BESSEMER - A small crowd gathered at the pocket park on Sophie Street in downtown Bessemer Friday for the sixth annual Tree of Honor tree lighting ceremony that kicks off the city's 4th of July...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    June 26, 2015

4-H Trailblazers explore great outdoors

HURLEY - A group of Iron County kids cycled along County Road C to the Gile Flowage on Thursday to explore the shoreline before continuing on to Mount Zion in Ironwood Township as part of the county...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    June 26, 2015

4th of July celebrations 'blast' off in Bessemer

BESSEMER - Bessemer's 4th of July celebrations are set to begin today with the city's sixth annual Tree of Honor Lighting Ceremony at 7 p.m. in the pocket park on Sophie Street. Each year the...

 
 News    June 26, 2015

Armed man reported in downtown Ironwood

IRONWOOD — The Ironwood Public Safety Department received a report of someone walking through the alley between Suffolk and Lowell streets with a long gun at 10:34 p.m. Wednesday, according to an IPSD report. The report indicates that the caller...

 
 By Kelsey Hansen    News    June 25, 2015

W-M School approves budget, accepts resignations

WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield-Marenisco Board of Education held its budget/truth-in-taxation hearing Monday night before the regular board meeting. Business Manager Tina Trevarthen and Superintendent Catherine Shamion reported on the final 2014-15...

 
 By Tom Stankard    News    June 25, 2015

Finnish student-teacher pursues dream in Hurley

HURLEY - Devoted to her passion for teaching English, student-teacher Taina Takamaki, 45, came to America with her family to teach at Hurley K-12 for summer school. A long way from home in Finland,...

 
 By Tom Stankard    News    June 25, 2015

Gogebic Community College hosts Red Cross blood drive

IRONWOOD - Gogebic Community College hosted an American Rec Cross blood drive on Wednesday. First-time donors, frequent donors and everyone in-between showed up to give blood. Second-time donor...

 
 By Tom Stankard    News    June 24, 2015

All the world's a story

IRONWOOD - Narrative consultant Jenifer Strauss came to the Ironwood Carnegie Library on Tuesday to help kids learn to write and express their imaginations. To begin her workshop, Strauss told the...

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    June 24, 2015

National Weather Service to build station at Ontonagon marina

ONTONAGON — Ontonagon residents will be able to get their marine weather information close to home under an agreement signed by the Ontonagon Village Council Monday. The village agreed to lease village property at the Ontonagon marina to the...

 

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