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 By Larry Holcombe    News    March 30, 2023

Wisconsin voters head to polls Tuesday

Tuesday is Election Day in Wisconsin. A race for an open seat on the state Supreme Court will appear on ballots statewide, but there are local contests and ballot initiatives across the state, including here in Iron County. Polls are open 7 a.m. to 8...


Ironwood City Commission looks ahead to projects

IRONWOOD — The Ironwood City Commission approved vacating the alley south of the 400 and 500 blocks of East Birch Street, as well as Deane Street between the two blocks, at its meeting Monday evening. Michael and Greta Erm requested the move, as...


Ironwood City Commission OKs Zoning Ordinance update

IRONWOOD – The Ironwood City Commission passed a resolution Monday updating the city’s Zoning Ordinance through a series of amendments. Community Development Director Tom Bergman said the update was a longtime coming, something they had been...


Chilstrom, ELCA's first bishop, dies at age 88

GREEN VALLEY, Ariz. - The Rev. Herbert W. Chilstrom, 88, the first presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, died Jan. 19 at his home in Green Valley. He is survived by his...

 By Larry Holcombe    News    January 9, 2020

Iron County ballots set for April 7 election

Ballots are set for the spring election in Iron County after Tuesday’s filing deadline. Besides the county board of supervisors, there are also elections on April 7 for mayor and city council seats in Hurley and Montreal, the Mercer town board and... Full story

 By Larry Holcombe    News    April 1, 2019

Wisconsin heads to polls Tuesday

Tuesday is election day in Wisconsin with many candidates across the state running for local offices. In Iron County, the elections are for town offices and school boards, as well as a pair of seats on the Montreal city council. There’s also a...

 By Larry Holcombe    News    January 5, 2019

'Star' born again at HIT

IRONWOOD - Before there was Lady Gaga, there was Barbra Streisand. And before there was Streisand there was Judy Garland; and before there was Garland, there was Janet Gaynor. All four starlets have shown brightly in their own versions of the movie "...


Area schools prepare holiday concerts

One of the highlights for any school music program is the annual holiday concert. Whatever the name - Christmas program, holiday performance or winter concert - it's a great time to make music as...


Bessemer, MDOT officials plan public hearing on proposal to change lanes

BESSEMER - Three lanes or four? The Michigan Department of Transportation is planning to reconstruct U.S. 2 across the city of Bessemer in 2021 and city officials have planned a public hearing on the...

 By Larry Holcombe    News    August 18, 2018

Dianda calls on Snyder to halt Ojibway closure

State Rep. Scott Dianda said he has sent a letter to Gov. Rick Snyder asking that the Ojibway Correctional Facility in Marenisco remain open. The state this week said it would close Ojibway on Dec. 1. On Friday Dianda, D-Calumet, sent a letter to...


Ironwood native finds outlet for fitness passion

GREEN BAY, Wis. - Ironwood native Nik Patrick has a passion and job that fit well together - crossfit training and working at Titletown Crossfit in Green Bay, where he is director of operations and...

 By Larry Holcombe    News    June 23, 2017

Honor Flight's mission brings veterans to Washington

WASHINGTON - The idea was simple, if not brilliant - once the National World War II Memorial opened in Washington, so began an effort to have as many aging WWII veterans see it as possible. "What... Full story

 By Larry Holcombe    News    April 8, 2017

HOPE Animal Shelter celebrates 25 years by looking to future

IRONWOOD - HOPE Animal Shelter is celebrating its 25th anniversary by looking forward. Randy Kirchhoff, director of the Help Orphaned Pets Everywhere shelter located in the Ironwood Industrial Park, s...


Hurley residents no longer without grocery store

HURLEY - After a wait of 1,014 days, Hurley finally has a grocery store again. The wait was just a little longer Friday, as final preparations pushed a 10 a.m. store opening to 1:30 p.m., but a...


A survivor's journey

IRONWOOD - Meghan Movrich had a plan for the fall, like many other young adults, to head back to school. Those who know the active 27-year-old mother of a 3-year-old daughter aren't surprised she has...

 By Larry Holcombe    News    October 8, 2016

Mount Zion adds adaptive ski equipment

IRONWOOD — Mount Zion ski hill has expanded its opportunities this winter to those who need adaptive equipment to ski. The Gogebic Community College Board approved an $8,000 purchase of two adaptive sit-skis that will allow paraplegic and quadriple...


Voters to decide county, local ballot measures Tuesday

When Gogebic County voters head to the polls Tuesday, they will not only be casting their ballots for state and local primary races, they will also be decided a number of area ballot proposals. A total of six proposals will be on area ballots,...

 By Larry Holcombe    News    July 23, 2016

Officials discuss storm assistance programs

HURLEY - Fifteen officials from various state agencies met with nine Iron County and local town officials Friday to discuss assistance programs and other information in the wake of the July 11-12...

 By Larry Holcombe    News    July 6, 2016

July Fourth celebrations bring 50-50 winners

As the smoke clears from the fireworks and people begin to wind down and clean up from the big Fourth of July weekend, many are checking their 50-50 tickets bought at various community celebrations across the Gogebic Range in recent days....


Students seek career leads at job fair

By LARRY HOLCOMBE [email protected] EWEN - Ewen-Trout Creek hosted a job fair for its junior and senior high school students Wednesday. Superintendent/principal Alan Tulppo said the... Full story

 By Larry Holcombe    News    April 28, 2015

GCC Foundation hosts Taste of Gogebic

IRONWOOD - A dozen area restaurants offered their finest fare to nearly 200 people at the Gogebic Community College's sixth annual Taste of the Gogebic Range fundraiser at the Lindquist Center Monday... Full story

 By Larry Holcombe    News    April 25, 2015

Wausau flys 28 World War II veterans to be honored in Washington

WAUSAU, Wis. — Mercer’s Joseph Aski and Norbert Brossmer will be among the honored passengers on a Never Forgotten Honor Flight to Washington D.C. Monday. The Never Forgotten Honor Flight organization based in Wausau will fly 28 World War II... Full story

 By Larry Holcombe    News    April 23, 2015

County Board puts brakes on 911 surcharge increase

BESSEMER - The Gogebic County Board of Commissioners tabled a request Wednesday by the 911 Committee to increase the monthly surcharge on phone lines. Emergency Services Director Jim Loeper presented... Full story

 By Larry Holcombe    News    March 2, 2015

Annual turkey feed helps fund fire deparment

KIMBALL, Wis. — It was turkey with all the fixings all Sunday afternoon at the Kimball Volunteer Fire Department’s 33rd annual Turkey Dinner fundraiser. Fire Chief John Smith called the turn out “very good” with a mid-afternoon rush that... Full story


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