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'It's About Love'

Editor's note: The Daily Globe recently ran an "It's About Love" contest that asked readers to submit an essay sharing their Valentine's story. Mary Nemetz's essay was selected as the winner. She and...

 By Kelsey Hansen    News    October 24, 2015

A survivor's journey

HURLEY - Joanne Bruneau's breast cancer diagnosis started with her typical mammogram at the end of February. About a week later, she was called back to Aspirus Grand View Hospital for a second... Full story

 By Kelsey Hansen    News    October 21, 2015

Wakefield's new municipal building get dedication

By KELSEY HANSEN [email protected] WAKEFIELD - Monday night marked the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the recently purchased Wakefield Municipal Building. More than 60 people attended the event,... Full story

 By Kelsey Hansen    News    October 17, 2015

A survivor's journey

WAKEFIELD - Karen Varian, of Wakefield, has always been an optimistic, energetic and ambitious woman, always on the move and ready to take on the next task. She and her husband moved to the... Full story

 By Kelsey Hansen    News    October 3, 2015

A survivor's journey

IRONWOOD - Barbara Kucera, known as Bobbie by her friends and family, was diagnosed with breast cancer almost nine years ago - the anniversary of her surgery will be April 26, 2016. And she has had... Full story


Wakefield holds 10th annual marathon; Boston qualifier

By KELSEY HANSEN [email protected] WAKEFIELD - The 10th annual First National Bank of Wakefield Marathon took place Saturday morning, with a record 27 individuals finishing. The 26.2 mile race a... Full story


GCC hosts 2nd annual suicide prevention walk/run

By KELSEY HANSEN [email protected] IRONWOOD - The second annual "Break Through Silence Walk Through Pain" suicide awareness walk/run was held Saturday morning at the Lindquist Center at the Goge... Full story

 By Kelsey Hansen    News    August 26, 2015

Dianda reports on energy legislation

IRONWOOD - State Representative Scott Dianda, D-Calumet, spoke Tuesday evening at the Memorial Building in Ironwood about energy in the U.P. and the future of the area based on energy types. Ironwood... Full story

 By Kelsey Hansen    News    August 8, 2015

Matherne, Buckles share writings in Wakefield

WAKEFIELD — A second installment of the U.P. Women’s Author Tour was held Thursday evening at the Wakefield Municipal Building. Presented by the Wakefield Public Library, two authors, Beverly Matherne and Julie Buckles, read aloud some of their... Full story

 By Kelsey Hansen    News    August 6, 2015

Mercer hosts 35th annual Loon Day

MERCER-Hundreds of people took in the array of goods and crafts Wednesday during the 35th annual Loon Day art and craft show. Merchants and visitors flocked from all over the country, including New... Full story

 By Kelsey Hansen    News    August 3, 2015

Pies, mud and music: Iron County fair draws big crowds

SAXON, Wis. - The 88th annual Iron County Fair had a successful weekend, seeing beautiful weather and lots of fair-goers. Saturday was the busiest day, hosting a number of events, Earl's Rides,... Full story

 By Kelsey Hansen    News    July 28, 2015

Wakefield council discusses waste management costs

WAKEFIELD - The Wakefield City Council discussed the latest update with the Gogebic Range Solid Waste Management Authority Monday night. A meeting was held with the authority Thursday, in which it... Full story

 By Kelsey Hansen    News    June 25, 2015

W-M School approves budget, accepts resignations

WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield-Marenisco Board of Education held its budget/truth-in-taxation hearing Monday night before the regular board meeting. Business Manager Tina Trevarthen and Superintendent Catherine Shamion reported on the final 2014-15... Full story

 By Kelsey Hansen    News    June 23, 2015

Wakefield city council hears of progress on blight control, sewer work, park improvements

WAKEFIELD - Work continues on tearing down an old laundromat along Sunday Lake Street in Wakefield. The building had been condemned by the Wakefield city council. At the council's meeting Monday... Full story

 By Kelsey Hansen    News    June 5, 2015

Angelo Luppino leaves mark on community

IRON BELT, Wis. - The man who brought the color pink to his Iron Belt construction business, Angelo Luppino, died this week of cancer at 82. He was born and raised in Hurley, graduating from the... Full story

 By Kelsey Hansen    News    June 1, 2015

Group helps clean up Montreal River

IRONWOOD—A group met Saturday morning at the Michigan Welcome Center to help clean up the banks alongside the Montreal River. Led by the Forest Service Department, the group met first to discuss safety procedures, protective equipment and the... Full story

 By Kelsey Hansen    News    May 30, 2015

Ewen-Trout Creek holds commencement

EWEN - Thirteen graduates received diplomas Friday night during the 48th commencement ceremony at Ewen-Trout Creek High School. The 2015 graduating class had two co-valedictorians, both of whom spoke... Full story

 By Kelsey Hansen    News    May 23, 2015

Wakefield-Marenisco holds graduation

WAKEFIELD-Thirteen graduates were awarded diplomas Friday night at the Wakefield-Marenisco 2015 graduation ceremony. Superintendent Catherine Shamion said a few opening words and introduced the... Full story

 By Kelsey Hansen    News    May 18, 2015

Heifetz shares Jewish heritage of Gogebic Range

HURLEY-Cardiologist Dr. Steven Heifetz from Minneapolis spoke Saturday afternoon at the Iron County Historical Museum as part of "The Way We Worked" traveling exhibit activities. Heifetz gave a... Full story

 By Kelsey Hansen    News    May 18, 2015

Area sixth graders enjoy weekend at Camp Superior

LITTLE GIRLS POINT - The annual spring retreat for area wide sixth graders was held at Camp Superior this past weekend. Typically held in the middle of the week, this year the camp was held on the... Full story

 By Kelsey Hansen    News    May 18, 2015

Wakefield hosts first Lumberjack Festival in conjunction with 'The Way We Worked'

WAKEFIELD - The first Lumberjack Festival took place on Saturday at Eddy Park along Sunday Lake in Wakefield. As part of the events for the Smithsonian's "The Way We Worked" traveling exhibit, as well as part of Wakefield's goal in drawing new... Full story

 By Kelsey Hansen    News    May 16, 2015

Northwoods Manufacturing welcomes community into shop

HURLEY - Northwoods Manufacturing held its second annual open house all day on Friday at the Hurley K-12 School. A steady stream of visitors flooded the shop throughout the day, talking with the... Full story

 By Kelsey Hansen    News    May 12, 2015

Wakefield council looks for reduced garbage rate

WAKEFIELD - The Wakefield City Council heard updates on the Gogebic Range Solid Waste Management Authority, city blight properties and budget considerations, as well as made a final decision on a... Full story

 By Kelsey Hansen    News    May 9, 2015

Why My Mom is the Queen of All Moms

HURLEY - Kamryn Swartz, 9, entered the Daily Globe's Mother's Day essay contest as a project with her class at the Hurley K-12 School. Along with gifts she and her classmates made, they also wrote... Full story

 By Kelsey Hansen    News    May 4, 2015

Storytellers relate how community shaped lives

IRONWOOD - A special program of "How Our Community Shaped our Lives: The Norrie Rascals" took place Sunday afternoon at the Theatre North. The program started with Nicole Ellet-Petersen, one of the... Full story


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