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 By Richard Jenkins    News    August 30, 2016 

Walker visits Saxon Harbor, announces planning grant

SAXON, Wis - Gov. Scott Walker visited Saxon Harbor Monday, touring the cleanup effort and announcing Iron County has been awarded a Coastal Management grant to help the planning stage of the...

 
 By Tom Stankard    News    August 30, 2016 

Classes begin at Gogebic Community College

IRONWOOD - Gogebic Community College was filled with sounds and sights of students, faculty and staff on campus Monday for the first day of classes of the fall semester. The first day of school is...

 
 By Tom Stankard    News    August 30, 2016 

Festival Italiano to celebrate Italian heritage Saturday

HURLEY — The Italian heritage of Iron County will be celebrated during Festival Italiano Saturday in downtown Hurley. The festival kicks off early with a new event, the two-mile “Dago Dash” at 8 a.m. Folks can pick up forms at the Hurley Area...

 

Fair offers food, fun, festivities

IRONWOOD - The Gogebic County Fair drew crowds Saturday and Sunday, with Sunday's sunny skies offsetting Saturday's showers. "We've got a good fair. We've had lots of good comments," Fair Board...

 
 By Tom Stankard    News    August 29, 2016

Hundreds gather to enjoy music festival

PORCUPINE MOUNTAINS - The strum of guitar strings and stomps of bass drums rang through the Porkies this weekend as hundreds sat on blankets, in fold-up chairs or beneath tents to listen to a number...

 

Johnson raises funds, awareness for HOPE

WAKEFIELD - A crowd gathered at the beach at Eddy Park in Wakefield on Friday afternoon to celebrate Ardie Johnson's 72nd birthday. For the event, Ardie decided to swim across Sunday Lake as a way to...

 

Xcel Energy begins switch to LED street lights

Xcel Energy workers began upgrading area street lights to LED this week, a measure expected to save costs for communities and be environmentally beneficial. The Gogebic Range is one of three areas where workers are replacing 3,700 street lights,...

 
 By Tom Stankard    News    August 26, 2016

Wakefield wins Youth Challenge at Gogebic fair

IRONWOOD - Sunny skies welcomed the beginning of the Gogebic County Fair Thursday. During the afternoon, children and the young in heart rode carnival rides and played games in the midway. While the...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    August 26, 2016

Bidding process under way for Point storm repair work

BESSEMER — Bids will be received by the end of next week for some of the numerous projects necessary to repair the Little Girl’s Point area following the July 11-12 storm. Gogebic County Road Commission Manager-Engineer Darren Pionk spoke to...

 
 By Tom Stankard    News    August 25, 2016

National Guard, IPSD host regional hazmat drill at college

IRONWOOD - National Guard Civil Support Teams were on hand to conduct hazardous materials training with local law enforcement and fire departments Wednesday at Gogebic Community College. At the...

 

Engineers gather for Copper Peak planning session

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP - Experts from around the world gathered in Ironwood Township Wednesday for the first day of a two-day meeting focused on the design improvements necessary to prepare Copper Peak for...

 
 By Tom Stankard    News    August 25, 2016

Juice Newton to appear at Gogebic County Fair

IRONWOOD — Judith Kay Newton, better known as Juice, was part of the first wave of country singers raised on folk rock music and is excited to perform on stage Friday during the Gogebic County Fair. Over her career, Newton has been nominated for a...

 
 By Tom Stankard    News    August 24, 2016

Fair readied for weekend

IRONWOOD - The final preparations are being made for the 95th annual Gogebic County Fair, set to run Thursday through Sunday at the fairgrounds in Ironwood. Fair Board President Jim Gribble said the...

 

Man lost in Black River identified

BLACK RIVER HARBOR — The Negaunee man, whose body was recovered from the Black River Monday, has been identified. Searchers found Jeramiah Joseph Truckey, 32, at approximately 9:30 a.m., Monday; ending the search that began shortly after 7:45...

 

Body recovered from Black River

BLACK RIVER HARBOR - The body of a 32-year-old Negaunee man who slipped into Black River near Sandstone Falls was found Monday afternoon. Gogebic County Sheriff Pete Matonich said the body was...

 

Second person charged in Bear Trap fire

HURLEY — Special prosecutor Richard Dufour brought charges against Jessica M. Carli, of Saxon, Thursday, the second person charged in the March fire that burned down the Bear Trap Inn and resulted in the death of Lisa Waldros. Carli, 41, of Church...

 

Marty's picnic fun not dampened by rain

BESSEMER - Despite the rain, the annual Marty's Goldenaires Drum and Bugle Corps' town picnic was held on Saturday afternoon at Bluff Valley Park. Picnic goers stayed dry beneath the tents while...

 
 By Tom Stankard    News    August 22, 2016

Thunder roars through fairgrounds

SAXON,Wis. - Sounds of roaring engines echoed across Saxon during Rolling Thunder races Saturday at the Iron County Fairgrouds. As rain poured, snowmobiles, pickup trucks, sport utility vehicles,...

 

State of Michigan grant provides defibrillator to two counties

The Gogebic-Ontonagon Medical Control Authority has received a grant from the state of Michigan that will allow six additional automated external defibrillators be placed at various locations throughout the two counties. The grant, provided by the...

 

Township treasurer rescinds resignation

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP — Jyl Olson-DeRosso will remain Ironwood Township treasurer, at least until November’s election, after the township board accepted her request to rescind her resignation from the office Friday. Olson-DeRosso had submitted a...

 

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