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  • 46th Parallel Planters readying for spring

    Megan Hughes|Apr 4, 2024

    IRONWOOD — The 46th Parallel Planters are preparing for the spring planting, according to Marlene Zaleski, president of the club. Zaleski said the club recently held a presentation on how to get an early start to the growing season with starting seedlings indoors, and maintaining gardening equipment. The 46th Parallel Planters has around 25 regular members, said Zaleski, and people are encouraged to come “join the fun.” The club oversees the care of the Norrie Park garden in Ironwood, which Zaleski said will be putting out signups for garde...

  • Hurley School celebrates Festival de Navidad

    Megan Hughes|Dec 28, 2023

    HURLEY - The Hurley K-12 School students celebrated Festival de Navidad on Wednesday, Dec. 20, the last day of school before the holiday break. Students from the school's Spanish classes worked to put on a fun event for the student body. "Our Spanish 1 and 2 students put it on every year," said teacher Kirsten "Kirkie" Pecotte. "They pick a Spanish speaking country, and base either a craft, a food or an activity off of it." The students this year were set up around the elementary gymnasium as...

  • Students compete in poetry reading

    Megan Hughes|Dec 7, 2023

    IRONWOOD - The Ironwood Memorial Building's auditorium acted as a competition hall for the Poetry Out Loud competition on Monday morning, with five students from area schools aiming to earn their place in the coming state competition. Event coordinator Rebecca Binkley of the Gogebic-Ontonagon Intermediate School District said the competition is a national competition where high school students select two poems from an anthology to read to judges. Students are judged on accuracy of the reading,...

  • President McNulty resigns from GCC

    Megan Hughes|Mar 30, 2023

    IRONWOOD — The Gogebic Community College board of trustees accepted a letter of resignation from president George McNulty at their regular meeting on Wednesday, March 22. McNulty will be leaving his position June 30, and the board approved the start of a search for his replacement. “We wish him and his family the very best in his future endeavors and sincerely thank him for his steadfast service to Gogebic Community College,” said Susan Beals, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees. McNulty has served as president for four years, and wrote in hi...

  • Wednesdays with snowshoes

    Megan Hughes|Feb 16, 2023

    The 2023 Superior Snowshoe Walks season has a few more walks to go. Organizer Sam Davey said the season has gone really well, with warmer weather allowing for people to dress in fewer layers. Speaking at the Feb. 8, Wednesday afternoon walk at Schomberg Park in Oma, Wisconsin, Davey said he advises people to dress for warmer weather than it is. "Once you get going, start working up a sweat, it feels a lot warmer," said Davey. "We had one week of cold weather, but that was really it. ... I usuall...

  • Airport board re-elects Harrison chairman

    Megan Hughes|Feb 16, 2023

    IRONWOOD — The Gogebic-Iron County Airport Board held its monthly meeting on Monday, with board members discussing their annual reorganization, the purchase of a vehicle and ongoing plans for future projects. Patrick Harrison was unanimously re-elected chairman, Dan Siirila elected vice-chair, and Brandon Snyder was chosen as recording secretary. The board also voted to change the meeting time of its monthly meeting to the second Monday of the month at 3 p.m. to better fit into the schedule of multiple board members. The board held a lengthy d...

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