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 By Larry Holcombe    News    June 11, 2014

ICHD aims to promote health at Hurley School

HURLEY - Besides cleaning out the desk and helping the teacher tidy up the stacks of books, what better thing to do on the last day of school than learn about healthy things to do this summer? At... Full story

 By Larry Holcombe    News    May 13, 2014

Ironwood City Commission approves funding for US 2 project

IRONWOOD - With a May 19 start date set for the beginning of a two-year U.S. 2 reconstruction project in Ironwood, the city commission approved the project's funding at its meeting Monday evening.... Full story

 By Larry Holcombe    News    April 9, 2014

Chippewa Valley Bank has new office in Hurley

HURLEY - Chippewa Valley Bank officials are calling their new office in Hurley "lucky No. 13." "We're really excited to be here. Small towns are what we're all about," said CVB board member Randy... Full story

 By Larry Holcombe    News    March 10, 2014

Girl Scouts active in community goodwill projects

For more than 100 years, the Girl Scouts have been working on their mission of building girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. Juliette Gordon Low organized... Full story


Boy Scouts of America celebrates 104th birthday

In a scene worthy of an episode of Downton Abbey, William Boyce, an American visiting London in the early 20th century, got lost in the thick London fog. A scout helped Boyce find his way, but refused... Full story


Cannon seeks congressional seat in Michigan's 1st District

IRONWOOD - Retired Maj. Gen. Jerry Cannon is looking to extend a career dedicated to public service by being elected to Congress in 2014. Cannon, D-Fife Lake, a former Guantanamo Bay commander,... Full story

 By Larry Holcombe    News    January 7, 2014

Brand new addition, family welcomes first baby of new year

IRONWOOD - The first flower of 2014 bloomed in the wee hours of Jan. 2. Sandy blonde hair, blue eyes, a bundle of joy, according to the new parents, Ron and Aubre Hoeft, of Ironwood. Iris Lillian... Full story


Festivale Italiano fills Hurley with music, food

HURLEY — Hundreds of people celebrated their Italian heritage, or pretended to be Italian for a day, during the annual Festivale Italiano in downtown Hurley Saturday. Hurley Area Chamber of Commerce... Full story

 By Larry Holcombe    News    August 27, 2013

Resident volunteers time to clean up city property

WAKEFIELD — Wakefield resident Scott Favero received permission from the Wakefield City Council Monday evening to clean up an eye-sore on city property. Favero plans to remove some old storage... Full story


Rising water levels force bridge on M-28 to close

EWEN — The Michigan Department of Transportation closed the bridge on M-28 over the South Branch of the Ontonagon River just east of Ewen Monday at 2 p.m. At 3:30, the water was still rising...

 By Larry Holcombe    News    April 15, 2013

'Suspicious' backpack prompts downtown Hurley evacuation

HURLEY — A backpack left near the front door of Gogebic Taconite’s office in downtown Hurley led to the evacuation of the area for more than six hours Saturday until a bomb squad declared there...

 By Larry Holcombe    News    April 8, 2013

The hills are alive

IRONWOOD — The Ironwood Theatre was alive with “The Sound of Music” Saturday evening as upwards of 200 folks took part in a sing-a-long showing of the 1965 Academy Award winning film. The...

 By Larry Holcombe    News    April 6, 2013

Open for business

IRONWOOD — Some kids spend their spring break visiting grandma’s house. Others are able to enjoy a trip to Florida, which maybe also includes a trip to grandma’s house. Still others fashion...

 By Larry Holcombe    News    March 27, 2013

Bessemer school board seeks bond referendum

BESSEMER — The Bessemer Area Schools Board of Education is asking voters to approve a $6.67 million bond referendum for what officials are calling a “major infrastructure update.” The district...

 By Larry Holcombe    News    March 19, 2013

Piano concert to benefit Hurley Education Foundation Wednesday

HURLEY — Alex Marciniak will present a piano concert to benefit the Hurley Education Foundation Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. in the Hurley K-12 School auditorium. The concert will include the...

 By Larry Holcombe    News    March 16, 2013

Lac Vieux Desert Tribe donates 2 percent funds

WATERSMEET — The Lac Vieux Desert Tribe presented its semi-annual revenue sharing funds to Watersmeet Township and Watersmeet Township School officials Friday afternoon at the casino. The funds, also known as 2 percent funds, are presented to...

 By Larry Holcombe    News    March 12, 2013

Benishek visits GCC campus, looks forward to second term

IRONWOOD — U.S. Rep. Dan Benishek, R-Crystal Falls, is looking forward to his second term in Congress, despite a rocky start with the uncertainty surrounding federal budget cuts and a looming...


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