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 By Alissa Pietila    News    April 7, 2015

City council hears complaints about medical marijuana

BESSEMER - The main topic of contention at Monday's city council meeting surrounded the laws on the use and growing of medical marijuana. Bethany Hellen, who owns a dance studio in Bessemer, along wit... Full story

 By Alissa Pietila    News    April 6, 2015

Mercer Lions host annual Easter egg hunt

MERCER, Wis. - Families lined the hallway with each child gripping an Easter basket or bucket in the hopes of finding treats at the Mercer Lions' annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday. Kids of all ages... Full story

 By Alissa Pietila    News    April 3, 2015

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

WAKEFIELD — More than 3,000 people were killed in distracted-affected crashes nationwide in 2012. The Michigan State Police and National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration seek to educate the public about the dangers of distracted driving.... Full story

 By Alissa Pietila    News    April 1, 2015

Students take part in day-long conflict resolution, mentoring training

HURLEY - Around 650 students from Hurley, Ironwood and Bessemer schools took part in a day-long event held at the Hurley K-12 School on Tuesday. Michael McGowan, President of McGowan and Associates,... Full story

 By Alissa Pietila    News    April 1, 2015

GCC board hears three presentations

IRONWOOD - The Gogebic Community College board heard three separate presentations to start Tuesday's monthly meeting. First, Diane Oliver, the President of Snowflake Aquatics, thanked the board for... Full story

 By Alissa Pietila    News    March 28, 2015

Bessemer set to celebrate World Autism Awareness Day next week

BESSEMER - Students and faculty at A.D. Johnston High School have been preparing to celebrate the eighth annual World Autism Awareness Day on April 2. Students will be tested with trivia about autism... Full story

 By Alissa Pietila    News    March 25, 2015

Fiscal budget approved for Bessemer Township

RAMSAY - The main topic on the agenda for Bessemer Township's annual meeting on Monday night was setting the budget for the next fiscal year. The budget begins on April 1 and runs through March 31,... Full story

 By Alissa Pietila    News    March 24, 2015

No decision made for Gogebic Miners football coaches

BESSEMER — The A.D. Johnston library was filled for Monday night’s school board meeting, with the hopes of a new Gogebic Miners (Bessemer-Wakefield-Marenisco) football coach being announced. A committee was put in place to hire a new football... Full story

 By Alissa Pietila    News    March 21, 2015

Artists 'Paint the Masters' for upcoming show

IRONWOOD - Local artists, members of the Range Art Association, have been studying master painters for the upcoming "Paint the Masters" show. Seventeen local artists have been studying famous master... Full story

 By Alissa Pietila    News    March 21, 2015

Sunday marks 22nd World Water Day

Twenty-two years ago, the United Nations General Assembly designated March 22 as World Water Day. Each year, a different issue is spotlighted, with this year's theme focusing on Water and Sustainable... Full story

 By Alissa Pietila    News    March 18, 2015

Washington Elementary hosts Family Wellness Night

BESSEMER - Area families attended the 10th annual Family Wellness Night at Washington Elementary on Tuesday evening. The event is mostly organized by physical education teacher, Janet Hellman. "I... Full story

 By Alissa Pietila    News    March 17, 2015

Bessemer City council hears public discussion on sewer rate increases

BESSEMER — The Bessemer City Council chamber was filled with about a dozen members of the public on Monday evening, with public comment focused on sewer rate increases for the city customers.... Full story

 By Alissa Pietila    News    March 12, 2015

Jendrusina honored with Congressional Award Gold Medal

BESSEMER - U.S. Rep. Dan Benishek, R-Crystal Falls, who serves Michigan's First District, awarded a Congressional Award Gold Medal to A.D. Johnston senior James Jendrusina on Wednesday. After a short... Full story

 By Alissa Pietila    News    March 11, 2015

Planning Commission to send recreation plan to township board

RAMSAY - The only item on the agenda for Bessemer Township's Planning Commission on Tuesday was an update on the Five-Year Recreation Plan. Phil Strong, a project engineer for Coleman Engineering, upd... Full story

 By Alissa Pietila    News    March 10, 2015

Bessemer Township adopts several resolutions

RAMSAY - The Bessemer Township board met Monday to discuss support for several resolutions. The first resolution focused on poverty guidelines and exemptions on property taxes for qualifying individua... Full story

 By Alissa Pietila    News    March 5, 2015

Science Olympiad teams to head to state tournament

BESSEMER - This year, Bessemer's high school Science Olympiad team, with 36 total players including alternates, won first place in the Upper Peninsula regional competition at Northern Michigan... Full story

 By Alissa Pietila    News    March 3, 2015

City hears about Chamber of Commerce plans for the year

BESSEMER - The Bessemer City Council heard from Bessemer Chamber of Commerce president Kathy Whitburn about the chamber's plans for the year. "We are very excited to keep supporting, and keep... Full story

 By Alissa Pietila    News    March 2, 2015

Frost Fest draws many out on Saturday

By ALISSA PIETILA [email protected] IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP - Ironwood Township celebrated Frost Fest Saturday activities for kids, food and vendors filling the gymnasium and most of the basement.... Full story


Gogebic Community College to expand Copper Country campus

IRONWOOD - The Gogebic Community College Board of Trustees met on Tuesday night to a approve Copper Country Campus expansion plans. Chairman John Lupino said the board had quite a bit of discussion... Full story


Students attend day-long Life Quest Program at GCC

IRONWOOD - Area high school students gathered in the gymnasium of Gogebic Community College's Lindquist Center for a Life Quest Program on Monday. The event was not open to the general public due to a... Full story


The Cat's Pajamas set to perform at Ontonagon Theater

EWEN - The Ewen-Trout Creek School music program has enlisted the vocal band, The Cat's Pajamas, to perform at the Ontonagon Theater to raise money for the program. Music director Brad Besonen said... Full story


Bessemer city council hears sheriff's report; discusses land offer

BESSEMER - Gogebic County Sheriff Peter Matonich was first on the agenda for Bessemer's city council meeting on Monday night. Matonich said the sheriff's department has been adding some new services... Full story


Van Buskirk families relive history 'On the Rocks'

ERWIN TOWNSHIP - Descendants of the original Van Buskirk school children gathered on a chilly, but sunny Sunday to recreate an old photo and share some laughs. The original photo was taken on Feb.... Full story


GCC president Lorenson named to state legislative committee

IRONWOOD - Gogebic Community College President James Lorenson was recently named to the Michigan Community College Association Legislative Committee to a two-year position. There are 12 members on... Full story


Council hears about business closure

BESSEMER - In a short meeting on Monday night, the city council heard of a downtown business closure. La Panetteria, a bakery on Sophie Street, plans to close the doors on Friday at 4 p.m. Bessemer... Full story


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