March 11, 2013 | Vol. 94, No. 58

Dianda hears civic center, county fair funding concerns

IRONWOOD — Concerns about grant funding for ice-making equipment at the Patrick O’Donnell Civic Center and the Gogebic County Fair were heard by State Rep. Scott Dianda, D-Calumet, Saturday.

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Michigan State Rep. Scott Dianda, D-Calumet, center, listens to area citizens’ concerns Saturday at Mike’s Restaurant on Cloverland Drive. At left is Tom Hampston and at right is Brian Roehm.

Dianda fielded questions at a town hall meeting at Mike’s Restaurant on Cloverland Drive.

Brian Roehm, manager of the civic center, told Dianda the Ironwood City Commission last Monday approved a $275,000 bond for a $500,000 civic center project.

Roehm explained the problem in seeking grant money for the center is that it is owned by the city of Ironwood, but is located in Ironwood Township on the...