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Marty's Goldenaires Drum & Bugle Corps holds annual picnic

BESSEMER - Marty's Goldenaires Drum and Bugle Corps held its annual fundraising picnic at Bluff Valley Park Saturday. "The corps started in 1950," said assistant musical director Dustin Pitrone, "And... Full story


Little Finland holds annual membership potluck Sunday

HURLEY - Little Finland held its annual potluck Sunday afternoon. "This is our membership picnic," president Sonja Luoma said, "We've had this at least every year since 1980." Average attendance is about 40 people. "Our membership is large, about... Full story


Gogebic County Fair hosts new 'commodity carnival' activity

IRONWOOD - A new game, the "commodity carnival", was available at the Gogebic County Fair this past weekend. The activity is designed to walk fairgoers through the steps of bringing steer and cattle t... Full story


Old Victoria Society holds 32nd annual craft fair, museum tour

ROCKLAND - The Society for Old Victoria held its 32nd annual craft fair and museum tour at Old Victoria Sunday. "It's our annual fundraiser," tour guide Lynette Webber said. "At least one-third of our... Full story


Wakefield City Council to hold tire collection event on Sept. 17

WAKEFIELD - The Wakefield City Council authorized a tire collection event for Sept. 17 at its meeting Monday evening. The event is aimed to address the blight and safety issues scrap tires create on... Full story


Relay for Life wraps ups with pancakes

BESSEMER - Gogebic County's Relay for Life wrapped up Saturday morning with a fundraising pancake breakfast at the Bessemer VFW. With a menu of pancakes, French toast, eggs, baked goods, orange juice... Full story


White Thunder Riders hosts grass drags

SAXON, Wis. - The White Thunder Riders Snowmobile Club held its third annual vintage grass drags at the Iron County Fairgrounds Saturday. "We just decided to do a racing event and there are a lot of v... Full story


Colors brighten 5K run in Hurley

HURLEY - The "Show Your Colors" 5-kilometer fun run starting and ending at the Hurley K-12 School Friday raised money for the volleyball team. A total of 115 runners ran around the school track and... Full story


Kids fishing clinic held Saturday

BERGLAND - More than 40 people attended the fourth annual kid's fishing clinic at Bergland Centennial Park Saturday morning. The event was hosted by the Lake Gogebic chapter of Walleyes for Tomorrow,... Full story


U.S. Senator Stabenow holds meet-and-greet

IRONWOOD - U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow held a meet and greet at the Ironwood Memorial Building Sunday afternoon. Stabenow, a Democrat, is not up for reelection in Michigan until 2018, but decided to... Full story

 By Miranda Anderson    News    July 31, 2014

Wakefield-Marenisco in line for federal aid for 2004 consolidation

WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield-Marenisco School Board authorized a ballot proposal to renew the 1 mill building site sinking fund Monday. The proposal will appear on the November ballot. The board heard federal Impact Aid money not paid to the district... Full story

 By Miranda Anderson    News    July 29, 2014

Wakefield council proceeds with condemnation of structures

WAKEFIELD - The Wakefield city council held a hearing for the condemnation of two structures at its meeting Monday evening. It decided to proceed with condemnation of the buildings at 111 Bedell Ave.... Full story

 By Miranda Anderson    News    July 28, 2014

International German band performs for Marenisco Heritage Days

MARENISCO - The Fire Brigade Band of Kropp, Germany, held a concert Saturday evening as part of the fourth annual Marenisco "Milltown" Heritage Days. The band played various styles of music, ranging... Full story

 By Miranda Anderson    News    July 22, 2014

Ironwood Area Schools awarded safe routes grant

IRONWOOD - The Ironwood Area Schools Board of Education heard the city and IAS were awarded the Safe Routes to School Grant of $386,614 at its meeting Monday evening. The grant is intended to cover... Full story

 By Miranda Anderson    News    July 21, 2014

Hiawatha celebrates 50th birthday

IRONWOOD - The Ironwood Area Chamber of Commerce drew tourists from the Midwest for a 50th birthday celebration for the Hiawatha Indian statue Saturday morning. "We didn't know what to expect," said I... Full story

 By Miranda Anderson    News    July 15, 2014

Wakefield City Council proclaims July 3 'John Siira Day'

WAKEFIELD - The Wakefield City Council approved a proclamation to name July 3 as "John Siira Day" and rename the renovated pavilion as the "John Siira Pavilion." The proclamation was presented to form... Full story

 By Miranda Anderson    News    July 14, 2014

Mercer Loons hold 16th memorial bike rally

MERCER, Wis. - The Mercer Loons Motorcycle Club held its 16th annual memorial run bike ride Saturday afternoon. "We hold it in memory of all our passed club members," said member Dave Riegler. Member... Full story

 By Miranda Anderson    News    July 7, 2014

Hoop 'N Holler Tavern holds 13th annual cardboard boat race

MERRIWEATHER - The Hoop 'N Holler Tavern held its 13th annual cardboard boat race on Lake Gogebic Sunday afternoon. The race consisted of five different age groups, including children up to age 5,... Full story

 By Miranda Anderson    News    July 1, 2014

W-M School Board approves 2014-15 budget

WAKEFIELD - The Wakefield-Marenisco School Board approved the 2014-15 budget at its meeting Monday evening. "The projected fund balance for June 30, 2015, is $72,237," said business manager Tina Treva... Full story

 By Miranda Anderson    News    June 30, 2014

Friends of the Miners hold 'Art in the Park' exhibit

IRONWOOD - Local residents got some exercise and viewed eco-friendly art pieces during the "Art in the Park" exhibition in Ironwood on Saturday. The event was sponsored by the Friends of the Miners... Full story

 By Miranda Anderson    News    June 30, 2014

Lumberjacks compete in Bessemer Fourth festivities

BESSEMER - Axes were flying during the first ever lumberjack show on Massie Field over the weekend, as part of Bessemer Blast 2014. According to Linda Nelson, chair of the Bessemer Blast Committee,... Full story

 By Miranda Anderson    News    June 24, 2014

Wakefield City Council urges residents to eliminate personal property tax

WAKEFIELD - The Wakefield City Council adopted a "resolution supporting local community stabilization and personal property tax without raising taxes" at its meeting Monday evening. The resolution... Full story

 By Miranda Anderson    News    June 23, 2014

Mercer Education Foundation holds Taste of the Northwoods

MERCER, Wis. - The Mercer Education Foundation held a Taste of the Northwoods event at the Mercer Community Center Saturday afternoon. "It's an opportunity for the community to experience the great culinary professionals around here," said... Full story

 By Miranda Anderson    News    June 16, 2014

Field ornithologist bands hummingbirds for research

MARENISCO - Field ornithologist Allen Chartier, of Detroit, banded several hummingbirds at a local residence in Marenisco Saturday morning. "It's a project I've been doing with hummingbirds since... Full story

 By Miranda Anderson    News    June 16, 2014

Bicyclists enjoy 8th annual Lupine Junefest tours

MERCER, Wis. - Bicycle enthusiasts grabbed their bikes and headed out to the eighth annual Lupine Junefest Saturday in Mercer. The event pays homage to the lupines which grow along the roadside throug... Full story


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