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Students attend CPR training class at A.D. Johnston High School

BESSEMER - Students from local schools took part in a cardio-pulmonary resuscitation training course in the A.D. Johnston High School library in Bessemer on Friday. Jim LaJoie, executive director of... Full story


Rowe raves about Bessemer Quiz Bowl, Science Olympiad teams

BESSEMER - Science teacher Dave Rowe gave a presentation about the school's Quiz Bowl and Science Olympiad teams to the school board on Monday night. Two tournaments are held for the Quiz Bowl team.... Full story


Winter Formal held in Hurley

HURLEY - A Winter Formal was held at the Iron County Memorial Building on Saturday night for area high schoolers. Ninth through 12th grade students from Hurley, Ironwood, Bessemer,... Full story


Friendships forged through ice fishing

BERGLAND - Mild temperatures drew more than 100 locals and visitors to Lake Gogebic for AJ's Walleye Lodge's annual Lake Gogebic north shore ice fishing tournament this weekend. Owners Jim, Mary Beth and Anthony Eismueller have owned the lodge for... Full story


Blood drive held at A.D. Johnston

BESSEMER - As of about 10 a.m. Thursday, at least 22 individuals had made appointments to donate blood at the A.D. Johnston High School's American Red Cross Blood Drive. "A lot more have come through... Full story


Bessemer City Council approves new memorial site

BESSEMER - The Bessemer City council approved the Downtown Development Authority plan to pursue a new memorial site at its meeting on Tuesday. City manager Mike Uskiewicz gave an initial presentation... Full story


Bessemer school board members sworn in

BESSEMER - Two new board members and two incumbents were sworn in at a special school board meeting on Wednesday. Bob Berg and Annette Lillie along with newcomers Beth Steiger and Mary Beth Trudgeon... Full story


Planning Commission finalizes draft of recreation plan

RAMSAY - The Bessemer Township Planning Commission met on Tuesday night to discuss final changes to the five-year recreation plan. The main discussion focused on the timeline and amounts necessary to... Full story


Bessemer Township appoints Ormes to board of review

RAMSAY - The Bessemer Township board held it's first meeting of the year on Monday night to discuss the board of review, a grant advisory committee and fire department purchases. Recently, the... Full story


Bitter weather shortens, delays Sisu events

IRONWOOD — The Sisu Ski Fest races today were shortened and set for later in the day because of the bitter cold. Sisu Ski Fest board president Ric Olson said Friday, “The race jury has decided... Full story

 By Alissa Pietila    News    January 9, 2015

Wolverine Trails expands snowshoe system

IRONWOOD - Wolverine Nordic Trail system recently added three new snowshoe trails to the already existing Hospital Loop. "Many don't know about the new snowshoe options that are available," said... Full story

 By Alissa Pietila    News    January 7, 2015

Re-elected board members sworn in at GCC

IRONWOOD - The Gogebic Community College board held its reorganizational meeting on Tuesday night and swore in three returning members. Robert Burchell, Thomas Brown and John Lupino were led in the... Full story

 By Alissa Pietila    News    January 6, 2015

City council changes meeting time again

BESSEMER - The city council held its first meeting of 2015 Monday night and most of the discussion focused on changing the meeting time again. "I don't think it's been enough time to evaluate it,"... Full story


Blackjack, Indianhead ski resorts merge; casino mulled

By ALISSA PIETILA [email protected] During the summer, Indianhead Mountain Resort, near Wakefield, and Blackjack Ski Area, near Bessemer, were brought under one new owner, Art Dumke. At the start of this year’s winter season, Big Snow... Full story


'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer' celebrates 50

2014 marks the 50th anniversary of one of the most beloved holiday classics of all time, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer." Rudolph originally premiered on NBC on Dec. 6, 1964, and is still loved by... Full story


Methodists serve up 'Christmas Love'

IRONWOOD - Congregation and community members gathered at Wesley United Methodist Church in Ironwood on Wednesday night for a "Christmas Love" dinner. Pastor Rosemary DeHut said they hold this event... Full story


Gogebic Community College hires three to fill positions

IRONWOOD - Gogebic Community College's board approved the hiring of three new personnel at their meeting on Tuesday night. GCC almunus and Ironwood native, Adam Arthur, will fill the newly created... Full story


Bessemer students enjoy gingerbread

BESSEMER - First graders at Washington Elementary in Bessemer, along with some teachers, parents and grandparents built gingerbread houses on Monday afternoon. Chattering echoed in the cafeteria as... Full story


Absenteeism up at Bessemer due to illness

BESSEMER - The Bessemer School Board at its Monday meeting heard absenteeism is up recently due to illness. Teacher Sherry Nyquist was suppose to make a presentation to the board, but was out sick... Full story


51-member band spreads holiday cheer at Ewen-Trout Creek

EWEN – Family and friends of Ewen-Trout Creek's junior high and high school students gathered for the annual Christmas concert on Wednesday night. The concert began with a short introduction and... Full story


Bessemer Township to receive new 2015 Ford truck

RAMSAY — The Bessemer Township board met on Monday night to discuss new business including garbage concerns, health insurance and tax collection. Communications and reports were put on file and... Full story


Homemade items delight at 'Christmas at the Crossing'

BRUCE CROSSING - Many gathered for the 25th annual "Christmas at the Crossing" Children's Christmas Party held on Saturday. The Settler's Depot Gallery had a wide display of goods, including homemade... Full story


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