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 By Richard Jenkins    News    April 27, 2015 

Jamerson performs songs, stories about Civilian Conservation Corps

IRONWOOD - The audience at the historic Ironwood Theatre Saturday night were treated to an evening dedicated to the men who signed up for the Civilian Conservation Corps, or CCC, as Bill Jamerson...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    April 27, 2015 

Vietnam Veterans of America hold annual steak dinner

HURLEY - The smell of meat on the grill wafted through the parking lot of the Iron County Memorial Building on Saturday as the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 529 held its 25th annual steak dinner. The chapter uses the money raised from the...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    April 27, 2015 

Ironwood Township farmers market to hold informational meeting

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP — The Ironwood Township Farmers Market will host a vendor informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at the township hall for anyone interested in more information on this year’s markets. Ostensibly run by the township for...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    April 25, 2015

UPNorth Elementary Honors Choir performs at Ironwood Theatre

IRONWOOD - The historic Ironwood Theatre's stage played host to the debut performance of the UPNorth Elementary Honors Choir, a new regional honors choir for elementary school students, on Friday....

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    April 25, 2015

Public hearing held on mining ordinance

OMA - Even though Gogebic Taconite's development of the mine site near Upson Wis., has been put on hold, the Iron County Comprehensive Planning and Zoning Commission continued to move forward with...

 
 By Larry Holcombe    News    April 25, 2015

Wausau flys 28 World War II veterans to be honored in Washington

WAUSAU, Wis. — Mercer’s Joseph Aski and Norbert Brossmer will be among the honored passengers on a Never Forgotten Honor Flight to Washington D.C. Monday. The Never Forgotten Honor Flight organization based in Wausau will fly 28 World War II...

 
 News    April 24, 2015

DNR fisheries experts offer opening-day tips

Fishing may be a 12-months-a-year sport in Michigan, but there's little doubt that the last Saturday of April is one of the biggest days of the year for anglers. It marks the opening day of trout...

 
 By Kelsey Hansen    News    April 24, 2015

Bessemer City Council approves multiple contracts

BESSEMER—The normally scheduled Monday night Bessemer City Council meeting was moved to Thursday night this week. Gogebic County Sheriff Pete Matonich spoke to the council about approving his proposed 3-year police contract that included...

 
 By Stacy Dodd    News    April 23, 2015

Group seeks to break cycle of child abuse

IRONWOOD - The Gogebic County Children's Trust Fund held its annual spring banquet at Gogebic Community College Wednesday evening. The group was established to help break the cycle of child abuse and...

 
 By Larry Holcombe    News    April 23, 2015

County Board puts brakes on 911 surcharge increase

BESSEMER - The Gogebic County Board of Commissioners tabled a request Wednesday by the 911 Committee to increase the monthly surcharge on phone lines. Emergency Services Director Jim Loeper presented...

 
 News    April 23, 2015

No action taken toward Hurley principal

HURLEY — Hurley K-12 School District administrator Chris Patritto confirmed Wednesday that the school board has taken no action pertaining to high school principal Jeff Gulan. Gulan was placed on leave March 23, at which point Patritto assumed his...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    April 22, 2015

Colder weather returns to Gogebic Range

IRONWOOD - The colder temperatures that replaced last week's warm weather can be expected to remain for the next several days, according the National Weather Service office in Marquette, although...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    April 22, 2015

Ironwood students experience farm life Tuesday

IRONWOOD - A number of Ironwood students got the chance to see some young farm animals as the Gogebic County 4-H brought a number of animals to the front lawn of the Luther L. Wright School Tuesday. T...

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    April 22, 2015

Ontonagon County's Kiloran steps down

ONTONAGON — The Ontonagon County board Tuesday said goodbye to long time treasurer Dee Killoran Tuesday. Killoran has worked for the county for 44 years and nine months, 32 of those years were as County Treasurer. Killoran is retiring at the end...

 
 News    April 21, 2015

Hurley's Silver Express to offer annual 'Spectacular'

HURLEY - In 1985, the Hurley High School music program tuned up a new idea, and 30 years later Silver Express is still going strong and full speed ahead, according to director Ryckie Holm. This...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    April 21, 2015

Hurley school board declines to discuss personnel issues

HURLEY - In the first meeting since Hurley High School Principal Jeff Gulan was placed on leave, the Board of Education declined to discuss any personnel issues in open session Monday, citing...

 
 News    April 21, 2015

Highland Copper enters into leases of additional mineral rights

LONGUEUIL, Quebec — Highland Copper Company announced Monday that the company had entered into an agreement to secure additional mineral rights in White Pine, located in Ontonagon County, from a private Michigan limited liability company,...

 
 By Kelsey Hansen    News    April 20, 2015

Bessemer Women's Club vintage quilt, fashion show, tea party

BESSEMER - It was a busy day Saturday for the Bessemer Women's Club as it hosted a vintage quilt show, tea party and fashion show. As part of the Smithsonian's "The Way We Worked" exhibit, the Besseme...

 
 By Kelsey Hansen    News    April 20, 2015

Awareness Matters run, walk, stroll a success

WAKEFIELD - Domestic Violence Escape hosted an "Awareness Matters" run-walk-stroll Saturday morning at Sunday Lake in Wakefield. The purpose of the event was to raise awareness for sexual assault in...

 
 News    April 20, 2015

Highly wanted man across many states arrest by area narcotics team

BESSEMER — The Gogebic-Iron Area Narcotics Team arrested a 30-year-old male in Bessemer on Friday evening at 11:45 on multiple warrants and local charges. The subject was arrested on a felony warrant for the Gogebic County Sheriff’s Department,...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    April 18, 2015

Carnegie Library fetes history

IRONWOOD - In connection with the "The Way We Worked" exhibit that is open throughout the region, the Ironwood Carnegie Library hosted an "Andrew Carnegie Day" open house Friday. The event featured...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    April 18, 2015

Xcel Energy offers hotline for reporting power outages

Spring thunderstorms have already arrived on the Gogebic Range and Xcel Energy officials said it’s time to prepare for possible severe weather. “We’ve already experienced some strong winds and the first heavy thunderstorms of the year are...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    April 17, 2015

Planning commission re-approves eight gravel pits, tables three

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP - Following a short public hearing, the Ironwood Township Planning Commission re-approved permits for eight of the township's gravel pits Thursday, while tabling another three...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    April 17, 2015

City commissioners adopt sick leave donation policy

IRONWOOD — A policy in which a city of Ironwood employee can donate sick leave time to a fellow worker was approved by the city commission on Monday. City treasurer Paul Linn said the city had nothing in writing on sharing sick leave and he researc...

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    April 17, 2015

Ironwood clean-up days planned

IRONWOOD — City officials are preparing for the annual spring clean-up days. On Saturday, May 2, it will be “Make a Difference Day” in Ironwood, with volunteers and city employees gathering at 8 a.m. at the Depot to fan out across the city to...

 

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