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 By Cortney Ofstad    News    January 29, 2015 

Marquette Diocese Bishop celebrates Catholic Schools Week

IRONWOOD - Bishop John Doerfler, of the Marquette Diocese, on Wednesday made a stop at All Saints Catholic Academy to celebrate National Catholic Schools Week with students, staff and community... Full story

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    January 29, 2015 

Michigan committee hears testimony on wolf legislation

IRONWOOD - Many Upper Peninsula residents aren't hunting anymore because they fear their dogs will be killed by wolves, state Sen. Tom Casperson, R-Escanaba, said Wednesday. Casperson presided at a... Full story

 
 News    January 29, 2015 

Indiana Military Museum acquires retired F-16 fighter jet

VINCENNES, Ind. (AP) - Judge Jim Osborne is at it again, adding another exhibit to his collection of military history. The founder of the Indiana Military Museum and several volunteers on Sunday... Full story

 
 By Cortney Ofstad    News    January 28, 2015

G-Tac proposes new lease agreement

HURLEY - The Iron County Board of Supervisors learned on Tuesday that mining company Gogebic Taconite was unable to make its lease payment for county property for its proposed mine site near Upson.... Full story

 
 By Alissa Pietila    News    January 28, 2015

Rowe raves about Bessemer Quiz Bowl, Science Olympiad teams

BESSEMER - Science teacher Dave Rowe gave a presentation about the school's Quiz Bowl and Science Olympiad teams to the school board on Monday night. Two tournaments are held for the Quiz Bowl team.... Full story

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    January 27, 2015

Myhre sentenced for sexually assaulting child

HURLEY - A 30-year-old Juneau, Wis., man received an eight-year prison sentence Monday in Iron County Court for sexually assaulting a young child on several occasions. Brett Myhre was sentenced by... Full story

 
 By Cortney Ofstad    News    January 27, 2015

Ironwood, Hurley chambers laud area businesses, individuals

IRONWOOD - From singing German polkas to Finnish jokes, the night was filled with laughter and recognition during the 20th annual Joint Installation Chamber Banquet Monday night at Gogebic Community... Full story

 
 News    January 27, 2015

US drone strikes resume in Yemen despite turmoil

SANAA, Yemen (AP) - A U.S. drone strike targeted al-Qaida in Yemen on Monday, signaling Washington's determination to keep fighting the militants despite political paralysis brought on by a Shiite... Full story

 
 By Cortney Ofstad    News    January 26, 2015

Saxon-Gurney Fire Department holds fundraiser

SAXON, Wis. - Nearly 200 people dined on roast beef and all the fixings during a benefit dinner and gun raffle for the Saxon-Gurney Fire Department on Sunday afternoon. According to department members... Full story

 
 By Cortney Ofstad    News    January 26, 2015

Power restored in Wakefield

WAKEFIELD — Residents in the city of Wakefield had their power restored on Saturday evening after power outages started early Friday night. The outages began momentarily on Friday afternoon, around 3:30 p.m. But by 5 p.m., power was out entirely... Full story

 
 By Alissa Pietila    News    January 26, 2015

Winter Formal held in Hurley

HURLEY - A Winter Formal was held at the Iron County Memorial Building on Saturday night for area high schoolers. Ninth through 12th grade students from Hurley, Ironwood, Bessemer,... Full story

 
 By Alissa Pietila    News    January 26, 2015

Friendships forged through ice fishing

BERGLAND - Mild temperatures drew more than 100 locals and visitors to Lake Gogebic for AJ's Walleye Lodge's annual Lake Gogebic north shore ice fishing tournament this weekend. Owners Jim, Mary Beth and Anthony Eismueller have owned the lodge for... Full story

 
 News    January 26, 2015

Ontonagon Community Service

Ontonagon High School seniors Taylor Behr, left, and Ashley Heryman show off the window display they put up at Forever Flowers in Ontonagon as part of their Senior Service Project class. Ontonagon seniors are required to find school and community... Full story

 
 By Cortney Ofstad    News    January 24, 2015

Reclamation plans focus on environmental impact

HURLEY - Gogebic Taconite provided information on its current work for a proposed mine near Upson, Wis., as well as possible reclamation ideas during an Iron County Mining Impact Committee meeting on... Full story

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    January 23, 2015

2014 coldest year for many UP communities

MARQUETTE - While headlines over the past two weeks point out 2014 was the warmest year on record in terms of global temperatures, Upper Peninsula communities posted some of their coldest readings in... Full story

 
 By Cortney Ofstad    News    January 23, 2015

Iron County Mining Impact Committee ponders loss of $50,000 donation

HURLEY - The Iron County Mining Impact Committee heard an update on funding sources for a mining impact analysis Thursday evening. Jason Laumann, of the Northwest Regional Planning Commission, talked... Full story

 
 By Alissa Pietila    News    January 23, 2015

Blood drive held at A.D. Johnston

BESSEMER - As of about 10 a.m. Thursday, at least 22 individuals had made appointments to donate blood at the A.D. Johnston High School's American Red Cross Blood Drive. "A lot more have come through... Full story

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    January 22, 2015

Kloth sentenced to Iron jail in mining protest

HURLEY - A Weston, Wis., woman was sentenced to nine months in jail and seven years of probation Wednesday on two charges that resulted from a heated 2013 confrontation at a proposed iron mine site... Full story

 
 By Cortney Ofstad    News    January 22, 2015

150 participate in Ironwood blood drive

IRONWOOD - Nearly 150 people donated blood on Wednesday afternoon at the Ironwood Memorial Building through the American Red Cross Blood Drive. According to event coordinator Betsy Slabaugh, over the... Full story

 
 By Cortney Ofstad    News    January 21, 2015

Group means to acquire Interstate Falls

KIMBALL, Wis. - An effort is taking place to acquire property at Interstate Falls in Kimball, Wis., as part of the Riverside Trail project. The goal of the project is to connect two waterfalls in... Full story

 
 By Alissa Pietila    News    January 21, 2015

Bessemer City Council approves new memorial site

BESSEMER - The Bessemer City council approved the Downtown Development Authority plan to pursue a new memorial site at its meeting on Tuesday. City manager Mike Uskiewicz gave an initial presentation... Full story

 
 By Kelsey Hansen    News    January 20, 2015

Wakefield-Marenisco School board elects officers

WAKEFIELD - The Wakefield-Mareisco School Board welcomed some new faces as well as seasoned members onto the 2015 board Monday night. Back on the board this year is Brad Dalbec as president, Micki... Full story

 
 News    January 20, 2015

New Ironwood school board re-elects Thomas as president

IRONWOOD - Four members of the Ironwood Area Schools Board of Education took their oath of office during an organizational meeting Monday at Luther L. Wright School after being re-elected during the N... Full story

 

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