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 By P.J. Glisson    News    June 4, 2021

GOCAA helps provide nutrition

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] Area residents in need of groceries can find both relief and support in two federal programs aimed at helping persons who meet requirements relating to income,...

 By P.J. Glisson    News    May 27, 2021

Wakefield-Marenisco students enjoy group exercise again

WAKEFIELD - After a school shutdown in March of 2020, followed by fluctuating restrictions ever since, students at Wakefield-Marenisco K-12 School have just begun enjoying their regular activities in...

 By P.J. Glisson    News    May 22, 2021

E-TC presents 'Evening of the Arts'

EWEN - A Thursday Evening of the Arts at Ewen-Trout Creek School welcomed an appreciative audience, starting with a highly colorful art show and ending with a concert encore and a standing ovation....

 By P.J. Glisson    News    May 13, 2021

Wakefield-Marenisco cuts off school choir

WAKEFIELD — At the request of the district’s K-12 music teacher, members of the Wakefield-Marenisco Board of Education voted Monday evening to drop a grade 7-12 choir class in exchange for a new band option. The decision came only after some...

 By P.J. Glisson    News    March 30, 2021

Wakefield ponders solution to Iron Belle extension

WAKEFIELD — Last summer, an expansion of the Iron Belle Trail linked Bessemer to Ramsay, meaning that the trail in Gogebic County now stretches from Hurley to Ramsay, with a paved trail for silent sports such as hiking and biking. A new hurdle now...

 By P.J. Glisson    News    December 26, 2020

Wakefield-Marenisco board vents about irregular semester

WAKEFIELD — Students from kindergarten through high school attended Wakefield-Marenisco K-12 School on Monday and Tuesday after grades 9-12 had been on an extended break. The older students’ return followed a Dec. 18 announcement by Gov....

 By P.J. Glisson    News    November 18, 2020

Marenisco supervisor issues fond farewell to township

MARENISCO - The Marenisco Township Board of Trustees addressed a list of agenda items at its Monday evening meeting, but the biggest news was that it was the final occasion for Supervisor Richard...

 By P.J. Glisson    News    June 18, 2020

Marenisco police chief opening to be posted soon

MARENISCO — At a Monday evening meeting of the Marenisco Board of Trustees, Supervisor Richard Bouvette announced that the pending retirement of Police Chief Bruce Mahler begs the question of whether to replace him. “Yeah!” answered Trustee... Full story

 By P.J. Glisson    News    May 23, 2020

Prospective buyer shows interest in former OCF

MARENISCO — A prospective buyer from Chicago has shown interest in purchasing the former Ojibway Correctional Facility in Marenisco for use as a farm to grow, process and test marijuana. Marenisco Supervisor Richard Bouvette reported the news to...

 By P.J. Glisson    News    April 18, 2020

Spring brings new season for fishing fans

WAKEFIELD - Fishing is one of those curious pastimes that - funny enough - does not require a lot of success to enjoy. Kenny Kelch of Bessemer illustrated that while fishing at Sunday Lake last Saturd...

 By P.J. Glisson    News    January 28, 2020

Bessemer board elects Partanen as new president

BESSEMER - The Monday evening meeting of the Bessemer Area Board of Education resulted in a lot of people in new positions, including a new position of dean of students/head teacher at A.D. Johnston J...

 By P.J. Glisson    News    January 20, 2020

Crafters come out for Yooperfest

BESSEMER - A snowstorm that lingered through the weekend dropped a solid base on local ski hills, which also were busy with other activities such as live music and the annual Yooperfest at Big Snow...

 By P.J. Glisson    News    January 20, 2020

Bessemer board elects Partanen as new president

BESSEMER - The Monday evening meeting of the Bessemer Area Board of Education resulted in a lot of people in new positions, including a new position of dean of students/head teacher at A.D. Johnston J...

 By P.J. Glisson    News    December 23, 2019

Ho! Ho! Ho!

IRONWOOD - A Saturday morning "Christmas for Kids" event at the Ironwood Township Hall featured a steady line of children waiting for the chance to tell Santa what they hope to receive for Christmas....

 By P.J. Glisson    News    October 1, 2019

Aspirus Ironwood offers new help in detecting breast cancer

IRONWOOD - When cancer is confined only to the breast, 99% of patients survive for at least five more years, statistically. Once the cancer enters the lymph nodes, the same survival rates drop to... Full story

 By P.J. Glisson    News    July 8, 2019

Watersmeet celebrates Independence Day

WATERSMEET - The region's Fourth of July celebrations concluded on a sunny, warm Saturday with a full schedule of events in Watersmeet, which offered a parade, picnic, and fireworks, along with...

 By P.J. Glisson    News    June 22, 2019

Lively performance teaches Marenisco audience about CCC

MARENISCO - In a peppy Tuesday evening program in Marenisco, Bill Jamerson of Ironwood used both story and song to help local residents understand more about the Civilian Conservation Corps, which ope...

 By P.J. Glisson    News    May 25, 2019

Bessemer graduation raises mixed emotions

BESSEMER - Friday evening was bittersweet as graduates of A.D. Johnston Junior and Senior High School celebrated both big wins and heavy losses in a week steeped in emotion. Co-valedictorians Devon...

 By P.J. Glisson    News    April 8, 2019

Pachmayer celebrates 100th year with government honors

WAKEFIELD - The family of John M. Pachmayer aimed to have 100 people at his 100th birthday last Saturday, and that objective was likely achieved. The celebration began with a social time in the bar... Full story

 By P.J. Glisson    News    December 24, 2018

Family brightens holiday

WAKEFIELD - The corner of Nunnemacher Street and Ascherman Avenue in Wakefield shines in the dark winter night with a host of lit snowmen, Santas, various Walt Disney characters and a full manger scen...

 By P.J. Glisson    News    December 22, 2018

Art education grant helps Watersmeet kids to build wigwam

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] WATERSMEET - People walking into the lobby of the Watersmeet K-12 School are greeted by a life-sized wigwam made of paper. The project made by middle and high...

 By P.J. Glisson    News    December 1, 2018

State formally ends Ojibway's 47-year history here today

MARENISCO - Today is the official date of closure for the Ojibway Correctional Facility in Marenisco. It's a practical matter for the Michigan Department of Corrections and a personal one for local...


WUPTA shares passion for western UP trails

Editor’s Note: The following story is the second of a three-part series. Part 1, published on Friday, provided an overview of the status of an unnamed, multi-use trail connecting Wakefield to Marenisco. WAKEFIELD — The Western Upper Peninusla...

 By P.J. Glisson    News    September 1, 2018

MSP outlines school, road, home tips for safety

WAKEFIELD - With Gogebic County schools opening on the day after Labor Day, Michigan State Police want drivers to be mindful of buses on the roads and kids on crosswalks. In a Thursday interview at MS...

 By P.J. Glisson    News    July 28, 2018

History goes live at Iron County Museum

HURLEY - History was very much alive Friday as tours of the Iron County Historical Museum took place in Hurley, while various demonstrations also occurred both inside and outside of the building....


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