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 By Tom Stankard    News    August 29, 2015 

Western Gateway Trail to reach Bessemer in fall 2016

IRONWOOD — Following a “successful” phase I of the Western Gateway Trail project, the trail authority looks to trek on. Construction of phase I in Ironwood began earlier in the summer and was completed in mid-July. Ironwood City Manager Scott... Full story

 By Tom Stankard    News    August 29, 2015 

Watersmeet gives Pease a chance as superintendent

WATERSMEET - The Watersmeet Township School District has a new superintendent for the 2015-'16 school year. Gerald Pease was born in southern Illinois and spent most of his adult life in Montana.... Full story

 By Tom Stankard    News    August 28, 2015

Lac Vieux Desert gives to Watersmeet School

WATERSMEET — The Lac Vieux Desert Tribe continued its longstanding relationship with Watersmeet Township Schools by sharing a portion of its semi-annual revenue fund with them. Twice a year, the tribe presents the money, also known as 2 percent... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    August 27, 2015

Curbside recycling begins next month

IRONWOOD - Eagle Waste's new recycling service for Ironwood customers begins next month. Jim Whittinghill, of the Eagle River, Wis., company, on Wednesday morning said people who now receive curbside... Full story

 By Richard Jenkins    News    August 27, 2015

Broadband committee looks at grants to fund increased internet access

HURLEY — While more information is needed to see whether its a viable option, the Gogebic Range Broadband Committee discussed applying for grants from the state of Wisconsin to expand broadband internet access to Iron county residents at the... Full story

 By Kelsey Hansen    News    August 26, 2015

Dianda reports on energy legislation

IRONWOOD - State Representative Scott Dianda, D-Calumet, spoke Tuesday evening at the Memorial Building in Ironwood about energy in the U.P. and the future of the area based on energy types. Ironwood... Full story

 By Tom Stankard    News    August 26, 2015

Gogebic CC begins fall semester

IRONWOOD - Gogebic Community College was filled with the sounds and sights of students, faculty and staff on campus Tuesday as the fall term began this week. Welcome signs, emblazoned with the... Full story

 By Ralph Ansami    News    August 26, 2015

15 mph speed limit proposed for Miners Park ATV trail

IRONWOOD — A representative of the local Western U.P. Snow Shakers assured the Ironwood City Commission Monday that if an all-terrain vehicle trail is opened in the Miners Memorial Heritage Park, it will not be a “scramble area.” Rob... Full story

 News    August 25, 2015  
 By Richard Jenkins    News    August 25, 2015

Johnson picked as noxious weed officer

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP — The Ironwood Township Board of Trustees approved naming Zoning Administrator Leroy Johnson as the township’s noxious weed officer at Monday’s meeting, pending Johnson’s acceptance of the position. Several board members... Full story

 By Tom Stankard    News    August 25, 2015

Bessemer board makes staff changes

BESSEMER - With school starting Sept. 8, the Bessemer Area School District Board of Trustees approved several staff hirings and accepted other resignation letters Monday. With the board's approval,... Full story

 By Richard Jenkins    News    August 24, 2015

Residents clean up Montreal River

IRONWOOD - A group of residents gathered at the pavilion in Ironwood's Depot Park Saturday morning to receive assignments for the summer clean-up of the Montreal River. The clean-up was one of three... Full story

 By Richard Jenkins    News    August 24, 2015

Iron County Farmers Market celebrates 25 years at Pavilion

KIMBALL, Wis. - The Iron County Farmers Market was especially crowded Saturday as the market dedicated a new sign commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Lucy Luoma Hantala Pavilion, the market's... Full story

 By Richard Jenkins    News    August 24, 2015

Marty's picnic full of family fun

BESSEMER - It was a party in Bessemer's Bluff Valley Park Saturday as the park was the site of the annual town picnic, hosted by Marty's Goldenaires. The day featured a variety of games for both... Full story

 News    August 24, 2015

Bump, Set, Spike

THE SUPERIOR Volleyball League held its annual end of the season tournament Saturday at Carey Park in Hurley. Estimates by participants put attendance at the event around 100 people. Among the teams... Full story

 News    August 22, 2015  
 By Richard Jenkins    News    August 22, 2015

Wakefield post unveils drop box for unused medicine

WAKEFIELD - Area residents now have another avenue to dispose of old medication with the Michigan State Police Wakefield Post unveiling a new medicine drop-off box on Friday. The box will be... Full story

 By Tom Stankard    News    August 21, 2015

Library hosts book reading, tea party

IRONWOOD - Girls and boys dressed in their finest clothes for the sixth annual Fancy Nancy Tea Party on Thursday afternoon, hosted by the Ironwood Carnegie Library. For the "year's biggest event,"... Full story

 News    August 21, 2015  
 By Richard Jenkins    News    August 21, 2015

Solid waste board looks for further meetings with Bessemer

IRONWOOD — The Gogebic Range Solid Waste Management Authority board decided Thursday to make another effort to meet with the city of Bessemer to reach a resolution to the city’s exit from the authority. The decision came after Bessemer... Full story

 By Tom Stankard    News    August 20, 2015

4-H livestock market auction nears record

IRONWOOD - Following the Gogebic County Fair last weekend, the Gogebic County 4-H Market Livestock Group remains shy of the $1 million mark. At the annual Animal Auction, the group raised $47,887. Wit... Full story

 News    August 20, 2015  
 By Richard Jenkins    News    August 20, 2015

Erwin Township commission begins anew

ERWIN TOWNSHIP — Wednesday’s Erwin Township Planning Commission began with township Supervisor Larry Grimsby running the meeting before the commission elected its officers. William Hellen was elected chairman, John Nuce was elected vice chairman... Full story

 News    August 19, 2015

City commission meets to decide future of park

IRONWOOD - The next two months will be crucial in developing a 20-year master plan for the Miners Memorial Heritage Park. About 25 people gathered Monday evening in the auditorium at the Ironwood... Full story

 By Tom Stankard    News    August 19, 2015

Aho completes Camino de Santiago

SANTIAGO, Spain - Tiffani Aho's life changed forever while watching television in May. For Aho, it was a normal Sunday at home in Hurley as she was watching her favorite show, "Oprah." Then, Aho said... Full story


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