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Congrats to state champ Bantams
Congratulations to the Bantam B hockey state champion Polar Hawks. The co-op team of 12 players, ages 12 to 15, from the Ironwood Polar Bear and Iron River Ice Hawk hockey clubs went 5-0 at the state tournament in Marquette last weekend, including... Full story
Take steps to make holiday travel safer
The season of holiday travel is upon us and officials are offering wise words of caution as increased traffic on roadways often brings more accidents. Add a few drinks from the party and/or some bad weather and havoc can ensue, often ending in... Full story
Thanks to local emergency services
Every time we hear a siren or see flashing lights whiz by, there’s a good possibility someone is in peril. And while we sit back — mostly with relief when we see the fire engine didn’t turn toward our house or down our grandmother’s road —... Full story
Community newspapers continue strong
National Newspaper Week, Oct. 6-12, may not be marked in red on your calendar, and we’re pretty sure Hallmark has never written a card to celebrate the occasion, but we’d like to take the opportunity to share the importance of newspapers in... Full story
Local elections deserve attention
If the current upheaval in Washington over the shutdown of the federal government and looming debt ceiling deadline teaches us anything, perhaps it should be that we need to elect reasonable people. People who are willing to do the work of... Full story
Thanks for a great summer
School is back in session, footballs are flying through the air, a tinge of color is appearing amongst the leaves and temperatures are beginning to dip — all sure signs of fall. But before we get too far down the autumnal road, we say thank you to... Full story
Thanks to our local veterans
Thanks to all the local veterans and their various organizations that helped mark Memorial Day in so many ways on Monday. The services conducted in many area cemeteries and at local memorials were a honorable tribute to those soldiers who served to... Full story
Local authorities respond well to 'suspicious' backpack
The report of a suspicious backpack found at the door of Gogebic Taconite’s office in downtown Hurley Saturday morning caused quite a stir. The good news is the bomb squad called in from Marathon County, Wis., found nothing explosive in the...
Postal Service to continue Saturday mail delivery
News came Wednesday that the U.S. Postal Service has decided to continue Saturday mail delivery. This was good news indeed. The Postal Service had floated a plan in February to suspend most deliveries on Saturdays beginning in August in order to...
Proposed veterans cemetery a worthy perpetual honor
Last week’s return of the 1432nd Engineer Company of the Michigan National Guard was a reminder of how important the service of our soldiers is to our country. Their service is truly honorable. Their return was also a reminder of how crucial it is...
Welcome home local National Guard troops
It’s time to put out the flag and welome mat for a group of local soldiers returning from the war in Afghanistan. The men and women of the 1432 Engineer Company of the Michigan National Guard, based in Kingsford and Iron River, will return... Full story