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 By P.J. Glisson    News    March 30, 2023

Bessemer seeks solution to growing deer population

BESSEMER — Increasing numbers of deer within city limits have led members of the Bessemer City Council to vote unanimously to request a state permit for an archery hunt. “I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many deer,” said Councilwoman Linda...

 By P.J. Glisson    News    March 30, 2023

Spring delight

Spring skiers should note that their days are numbered with more and more snow melting as temperatures continue to rise. The last day for skiing at Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort will be Saturday in...

 By P.J. Glisson    News    March 30, 2023

Wakefield votes to apply for campground expansion grant

WAKEFIELD — Members of the Wakefield City Council voted on Monday evening to submit an application for state grant funding that would help finance an expansion of the Eddy Park Campground. City Manager Robert Brown shared the news by phone on...

 By P.J. Glisson    News    February 16, 2023

City of Bessemer seeks to fill slots on DDA, commissions

BESSEMER — The City Council of Bessemer is reaching out to encourage membership in three of its sub-groups that help to keep the town running effectively. A total of five vacancies now exist on two of the city’s commissions and on its Downtown...

 By P.J. Glisson    News    February 16, 2023

Gogebic County Board approves 911 plan

BESSEMER — A resolution to adopt a final 911 Service Plan was approved by a vote of the Gogebic County Board of Commissioners last week. According to the resolution, the plan will be “pursuant to the Emergency Telephone Service Enabling Act, 1986...

 By P.J. Glisson    News    December 15, 2022

Trail 2 rerouted from Ramsay to Wakefield

RAMSAY - A rerouting of snowmobile Trail 2 between Ramsay and Wakefield was expected to be complete today, with a ribbon cutting set for Saturday at 10 a.m. The event will take place in Ramsay where... Full story

 By P.J. Glisson    News    September 8, 2022

Festivale Italiano thrives on Silver Street

HURLEY - Festivale Italiano drew a hefty crowd on Saturday, packing Silver Street with people of all ages exchanging smiles, hugs and shout-outs. The 70-ish temperatures were warm with just enough...

 By P.J. Glisson    News    September 8, 2022

Emberlight Festival leans into future after successes of second seasson

IRONWOOD - Aug. 27 represented the end of this year's Emberlight Festival: a 2-month round-up that included multiple art shows, a global film festival, performance infusions, and three main stage...

 By P.J. Glisson    News    August 13, 2022

It's fair time!

IRONWOOD - The Gogebic County Fair kicked in on Thursday afternoon as registrations continued throughout the evening. The Midway was busy with games in gear, fair food flowing, and long lines at...

 By P.J. Glisson    News    August 12, 2022

Survey aims to study local impact of arts and culture

A survey now underway is aimed at gauging the economic and social impact of arts and culture in this region. "It kicked off a couple months ago," said Howard Sandin, vice chair of the Upper Peninsula...

 By P.J. Glisson    News    August 11, 2022

Draft horses pull off a great show at Iron County Fair

SAXON, Wis. - One of the most popular events at this year's Iron County Fair was the draft horse pulling contest, in which four 2-horse teams pulled thousands of pounds in an attempt to show who's...

 By P.J. Glisson    News    August 9, 2022

Iron County Fair draws large crowd to Saxon fairgrounds

SAXON, Wis. - Saxon had a high-energy weekend with three fun-filled days of activities at the Iron County Fair. As the aroma of familiar fair foods wafted throughout the air, ongoing music - whether...

 By P.J. Glisson    News    August 5, 2022

Sunny Loon Day

MERCER, Wis. - Wednesday's Loon Day in Mercer was a huge success, with dozens of tented stalls lining Railroad Street, Lakeview Avenue and neighboring locales. The shopping extravaganza lured a...

 By P.J. Glisson    News    July 7, 2022

Bessemer planners pave way for housing project

BESSEMER - Members of the Bessemer Planning Commission cleared the way for a new housing complex by voting on Tuesday evening to change zoning on city land that is directly south of the Iron Belle Tra...

 By P.J. Glisson    News    July 5, 2022

Wakefield's annual picnic fills Eddy Park

WAKEFIELD - Despite the threat of thunderstorms, a community picnic in honor of July 4 went off without a hitch on Sunday, drawing a large crowd of people who enjoyed the entirety of Eddy Park. There...

 By P.J. Glisson    News    July 5, 2022

Ramsay celebrates July 4 with music, fireworks

RAMSAY - It could be said that the crowd at Ramsay's Independence Day celebration was so full of energy that no pyrotechnics show was even needed. However, the actual fireworks - aptly named "Rumble...

 By P.J. Glisson    News    July 2, 2022

Wakefield poised to revise master plan

WAKEFIELD — Thanks to a Monday evening vote, the city of Wakefield is now positioned for a revision of its master plan. “We will start working on that probably within about a month,” said City Manager Robert Brown, Jr. in a Wednesday phone call...

 By P.J. Glisson    News    June 25, 2022

Bessemer kicks off July 4 with Geocache Dash

BESSEMER - The 13th annual Geocache Dash starts today in Bessemer, as numerous Fourth of July events begin to unfold more than a week before the actual holiday. "It's very family-friendly," said dash...

 By P.J. Glisson    News    June 10, 2022

Dozen kindergarteners graduate from Watersmeet

WATERSMEET - Pint-sized pomp and circumstance took the lead on Thursday as Watersmeet K-12 School celebrated its kindergarten graduation in the cafeteria. Superintendent and Principal George R....

 By P.J. Glisson    News    June 7, 2022

Wakefield-Marenisco students relish last day of school

WAKEFIELD - Monday's beautiful weather was a great send-off for kids finishing their final day of the year at Wakefield-Marenisco K-12 School. In celebration of the event, the kids lined up to...


Wakefield Township opts out of Indianhead water system

WAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP — Members of the Wakefield Township Board of Trustees voted on Tuesday evening to refuse an offer to take over the Indianhead Mountain water system. “My thoughts are that we don’t have a water operator,” said Supervisor...

 By P.J. Glisson    News    August 19, 2021

Wakefield-Marenisco board encourages mask use in school

WAKEFIELD - Unless advisories from health officials change, masks are a must on buses but only encouraged on school property for students in the Wakefield-Marenisco K-12 School. The 5-2 vote by the...

 By P.J. Glisson    News    August 17, 2021

Gogebic County Fair celebrates anniversary in grand style

IRONWOOD - Great weather and solid crowds graced the 100th anniversary of the Gogebic County Fair in the final two days of its Thursday-to-Sunday run. The public clearly welcomed the return of the...

 By P.J. Glisson    News    July 10, 2021

Marenisco VFD members receive MedEvac training

MARENISCO TOWNSHIP - Members of the Marenisco Township Volunteer Fire Department received several layers of MedEvac training in recent weeks, thanks to flight staff who work in the local region. The...

 By P.J. Glisson    News    July 3, 2021

Wakefield's Hometown Variety Show offers loads of talent

WAKEFIELD - Thursday evening's 45th Annual Hometown Variety Show was loaded with local talent, including several musicians, a living history performer, a 45-year-old comedy act, and - for the first...


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