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Washington Elementary to hold vaccine clinic

BESSEMER — Washington Elementary students will have an opportunity to get their COVID-19 vaccines on Friday. The school is hosting a vaccine clinic for its students to get their first dose from 9 a.m. to noon. The clinic is offered in conjunction...


Hurley School Board grants funds for hockey players

HURLEY, Wis — The Hurley School Board awarded the Hurley/Ashland co-op hockey team a $500 grant per player during its regular meeting on Monday night. The district has been participating in the co-op for four years, and every year participation...


Bessemer enacts freezing water lines policy, eliminates ordinance

BESSEMER — A policy to reimburse residents some of the cost for freezing water lines was enacted, and an ordinance dealing with the same issues was repealed, following a public hearing during Tuesday’s Bessemer City Council meeting. The new...


Bessemer mulls funding for trailhead

BESSEMER — The Bessemer Recreation Commission discussed ongoing plans for a new trailhead for the Iron Belle Trail behind city hall on Thursday evening. The commission heard from city manager Charly Loper that the Bessemer Area Historical Society...

 By Charity Smith    News    August 21, 2021

Bessemer Area Schools hold open house for students, parents

BESSEMER - The Bessemer Area School District held an open house at both Washington Elementary and A.D. Johnston Junior/Senior High School on Thursday afternoon. According to science teacher David...

 By Charity Smith    News    August 17, 2021

Indoor mask use required at GCC this fall

IRONWOOD — Gogebic Community College officials announced Friday that the college will require face masks to be worn indoors. The decision follows the recommendation of both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Michigan Department...

 By Charity Smith    News    August 5, 2021

GCC holds open house

IRONWOOD — Prospective students took a closer look at Gogebic Community College on Tuesday at an open house on the Ironwood campus. The event started in the courtyard outside the Lindquist Student Center and included visits with staff, campus...

 By Charity Smith    News    June 12, 2021

GCC looking to fix bridges on Mt. Zion nature trail

IRONWOOD - Behind the ski chalet of Mt. Zion lies a hidden gem - a nature walk through the woods, over a small stream, covering approximately a mile. The walk has been used year round for hiking,...

 By Charity Smith    News    April 8, 2021

Bessemer 4th of July is a go

BESSEMER — The Bessemer City Council gave the organizers of local Fourth of July festivities its “blessing” Monday to go ahead with plans for this year’s events. “I’ll be happy with absolutely anything that we can have just to bring our...

 By Charity Smith    News    April 3, 2021

Council approves resolution for flexible meeting platforms

BESSEMER — The Bessemer City Council approved a resolution to allow flexibility in meeting platforms during its first in-person meeting in over a year on Friday. The special meeting was called in order to address the issue of whether or not to...

 By Charity Smith    News    April 3, 2021

Slimed for a cause

BESSEMER - Students at Washington Elementary got to pour slime on Mark Switzer, the school's dean of instruction, on Thursday, as a reward for the kids' fundraising efforts in the Kids Heart...

 By Charity Smith    News    April 2, 2021

ADJ learns about autism

BESSEMER - Students and staff at A.D. Johnson Junior-Senior High School spent Thursday learning about autism in preparation for Autism Awareness Day today. "The theme for world wide autism is to also...

 By Charity Smith    News    April 1, 2021

GCC medical coding, billing program lauded

IRONWOOD — Gogebic Community College was singled out for having one of the best medical coding and billing degree programs in 2021 by, an online magazine that rates post-secondary education programs. GCC president George McNulty tol...

 By Charity Smith    News    March 31, 2021

Mercer Library offers variety of online activities

MERCER, Wis. - While the Mercer Library is open, the staff continues to offer a variety of online events as they are not hosting any in-person gatherings due to social distancing concerns. "We are...

 By Charity Smith    News    March 20, 2021

Watersmeet Bible Church has new pastor

WATERSMEET — For the first time in many years the Watersmeet Bible Church has a permanent pastor. Robert Yerks was officially appointed to the position on March 1. “His love of Jesus Christ, people, and the beauty of creation make him a great...

 By Charity Smith    News    March 19, 2021

Area schools earn scholarships through blood drives

IRONWOOD - Four area schools will host blood drives over the coming weeks. The American Red Cross blood drives could provide scholarship opportunities. "The Red Cross offers these schools a...


Washington School kitchen heats up

BESSEMER - Bessemer school officials were able to turn on the heat in the Washington Elementary School kitchen for the first time in months Wednesday as a repairs were made to the building's heating...

 By Charity Smith    News    October 3, 2020

Bessemer parks and rec holds outdoor meeting

BESSEMER - The Bessemer parks and recreation committee held its first meeting since March on Thursday afternoon at Bluff Valley Park. This was the first time that any of the city's sub-committees and...

 By Charity Smith    News    October 2, 2020

Bruce Crossing VFW gets new sign

BRUCE CROSSING - VFW members in Bruce Crossing recently erected a new sign in front of the post on M-28. The sign, which cost more than $1,000, according to Roger Anttilla, commander of the Henry A....


MSP honors Rockland man

ROCKLAND - The Michigan State Police awarded a Rockland man with the "Distinguished Citizen Award," on Wednesday evening - the highest honor it can give to a civilian. The award was presented to... Full story


Bessemer seeks input from residents for master plan

BESSEMER — The city of Bessemer mailed a survey to all residents on Tuesday to gain their input for the city’s master plan, according to city manager Charly Loper. This three-question survey is designed to help the city figure out the “why...

 By Charity Smith    News    August 27, 2020

GCC welcomes new staff

IRONWOOD - The Gogebic Community College board worked to welcome the new school year with the hiring of four new staff members Tuesday, filling the positions of registrar, career counselor, Nordic ski... Full story

 By Charity Smith    News    August 14, 2020

DAP completes outdoor art-science series

HURLEY - The Downtown Art Place completed its outdoor art and science classes for children on Thursday with a study of trees at Riccelli Park in Hurley. The series of classes was coordinated by Sue...

 By Charity Smith    News    July 18, 2020

GCC creates STEM retention scholarships with Xcel grant

IRONWOOD — The Gogebic Community College Foundation is creating retention scholarships for students enrolled in science, technology, engineering or mathematics, from grant monies received from the Xcel Energy Foundation. “The Xcel grant offers...

 By Charity Smith    News    July 17, 2020

COVID-19 testing done in Wakefield

WAKEFIELD - COVID-19 testing was conducted by the Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center in conjunction with the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department at the Wakefield Post of the Michigan State... Full story


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