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 By Richard Jenkins    News    May 23, 2015 

Hurley attempts UTV parade world record

HURLEY — Silver Street was packed with off-road vehicles Friday for the 30th annual Memorial Day Weekend ATV/UTV Rally, the highlight of which was an attempt by the Hurley Chamber of Commerce to set the Guinness World Record for most Utility Task...

 By Kelsey Hansen    News    May 23, 2015 

Wakefield-Marenisco holds graduation

WAKEFIELD-Thirteen graduates were awarded diplomas Friday night at the Wakefield-Marenisco 2015 graduation ceremony. Superintendent Catherine Shamion said a few opening words and introduced the...

 By Jan Tucker    News    May 23, 2015 

Polakowski urges grads to set goals

ONTONAGON - Thirty years ago, Steve Polakowski graduated from the Ontonagon Area High School. On Friday night, he stood before the 31 OAHS graduates as their commencement speaker. In the interim 30...

 News    May 22, 2015  
 By Richard Jenkins    News    May 22, 2015

18th annual John Jarvi run to be held Saturday

IRONWOOD — For the 18th time, area runners will run in the memory of John Jarvi Jr. as the Ironwood cross country team hosts its annual fundraiser in downtown Ironwood on Saturday. Jarvi, who was an avid runner and supporter of the community,...

 By Richard Jenkins    News    May 21, 2015

Hurley students paint mural on Montreal River bridge

HURLEY - The Hurley riverfront is getting more colorful as members of the Hurley High School art program, taught by Terry Davis, have started a mural on the base of the former railroad bridge that...

 By Richard Jenkins    News    May 21, 2015

Linguistics professor provides insight into 'Yooper' accent trends

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP - Approximately 40 people gathered in one of the classrooms in the Solin Business Center of Gogebic Community College Wednesday to hear Wil Rankinen present a talk based on his...

 By Jan Tucker    News    May 21, 2015

4 GOISD schools earn bronze awards from US News and World Report

BERGLAND — Four of the six high schools in the Gogebic-Ontonagon Intermediate School District have received bronze ratings from U.S. News and World Reports. Ironwood, Besssmer, Watersmeet and Ontonagon high schools received the awards for...

 News    May 20, 2015  
 News    May 20, 2015  
 By Richard Jenkins    News    May 20, 2015

Authority hires special accountant to help with Bessemer withdrawal

IRONWOOD — The Gogebic Range Solid Waste Management Authority Board approved hiring a specialized accountant at the board’s May 12 meeting, to provide the board with insight into the financial implications of Bessemer’s decision to leave the...

 News    May 19, 2015  
 By Richard Jenkins    News    May 19, 2015

Pinardi recognized for anti-drug ordinances

HURLEY - Representatives from the Iron County Human Services Department and the Marshfield Clinic Center for Community Outreach gathered in the county's board meeting room Monday to recognize Joe...

 By Kelsey Hansen    News    May 18, 2015

Heifetz shares Jewish heritage of Gogebic Range

HURLEY-Cardiologist Dr. Steven Heifetz from Minneapolis spoke Saturday afternoon at the Iron County Historical Museum as part of "The Way We Worked" traveling exhibit activities. Heifetz gave a...

 By Kelsey Hansen    News    May 18, 2015

Area sixth graders enjoy weekend at Camp Superior

LITTLE GIRLS POINT - The annual spring retreat for area wide sixth graders was held at Camp Superior this past weekend. Typically held in the middle of the week, this year the camp was held on the...

 By Alan Schneider    News    May 18, 2015

Mercer celebrates Claire d'Loon's 34th birthday; chamber receives JEM grant

MERCER, Wis. - Claire d'Loon, Mercer's 16-foot, 2,000-pound loon, located on U.S. 51, celebrated her 34th birthday, complete with a present - a new voice - Saturday. Under the bow and wrapping was a...

 By Kelsey Hansen    News    May 18, 2015

Wakefield hosts first Lumberjack Festival in conjunction with 'The Way We Worked'

WAKEFIELD - The first Lumberjack Festival took place on Saturday at Eddy Park along Sunday Lake in Wakefield. As part of the events for the Smithsonian's "The Way We Worked" traveling exhibit, as well as part of Wakefield's goal in drawing new...

 By Kelsey Hansen    News    May 16, 2015

Northwoods Manufacturing welcomes community into shop

HURLEY - Northwoods Manufacturing held its second annual open house all day on Friday at the Hurley K-12 School. A steady stream of visitors flooded the shop throughout the day, talking with the...

 By Ralph Ansami    News    May 16, 2015

Gogebic County resolution backs state wolf control

BESSEMER — A resolution in support of the state of Michigan controlling the wolf population in the Upper Peninsula was approved by the Gogebic County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday. Denny Ellos, secretary of the Western U.P. Citizens on Wolf...

 By Richard Jenkins    News    May 15, 2015

Heifetz to speak on region's Jewish history

HURLEY - Steven Heifetz, the great-grandson of a long-time rabbi for the Hurley and Ironwood Jewish communities, will be presenting the information he has gathered regarding the Gogebic Range's...

 By Ralph Ansami    News    May 15, 2015

Winter exited mildly in April in Ironwood

After a raucous start to winter 2014-’15, April in Ironwood bowed out rather mildly. In fact, the average temperature of 39.8 degrees was just above the 110-year average of 39.3 and the 13 inches of snow was just 1.6 inches more than normal. April...

 News    May 14, 2015  
 News    May 14, 2015

Lake Road closure in effect today

IRONWOOD - The Gogebic County Road Commission said Lake Road, in Ironwood Township, was closed to traffic at Maki Creek beginning at 7 a.m. today. The road closure near Little Girl's Point is located...

 By Ralph Ansami    News    May 14, 2015

Gogebic County 911 surcharge increased by 30 cents per month

BESSEMER — The Gogebic County Board of Commissioners agreed Wednesday to increase a special 9-1-1 monthly surcharge by 30 cents per telephone or mobile device. The present charge is $1 per phone or device, but county voters authorized charging up...

 News    May 13, 2015  

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