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 By Richard Jenkins    News    July 21, 2020

COVID case numbers grow

HURLEY — As the number of local COVID-19 cases continues to rise, the Iron County Health Department announced it is partnering with the Wisconsin National Guard to increase the availability of COVID-19 testing in Iron County later this week. There...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    July 18, 2020

Ironwood Township limits cash payments as COVID-19 precaution

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP — The Ironwood Township Board of Trustees moved to restrict cash payments at the township hall Monday as part of the township’s ongoing efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Along with closing the office to walk-in...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    July 17, 2020

Ironwood district looks to establish foundation, plan meeting for July 30

IRONWOOD — The leaders of the Ironwood Area Schools are looking for members of the community interested in joining a foundation being created later this summer that will be affiliated with the district, with an informational meeting about the...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    June 11, 2020

Montreal looks to fill 2 council seats

MONTREAL, Wis. — There will be some new faces on the Montreal council after two of its members resigned recently. Montreal Mayor Erik Guenard said at Tuesday’s council meeting that the city received letters of resignation from Rick Swartz and...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    June 4, 2020

Potential cuts threaten future of education

IRONWOOD — Local education officials warn that the Western Upper Peninsula could face disastrous consequences if nothing is done to prevent the state from slashing the amount districts receive in per-pupil funding. Officials told the Daily Globe...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    May 21, 2020

Forestry Committee approves Schomberg paving improvements

HURLEY — The Iron County Forestry and Parks Committee decided improvements to Schomberg Park were the best way to honor the memory of Thomas E. Popko, voting Monday to send a bid to pave the park’s gravel areas to the full county board. A former... Full story

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    May 21, 2020

Missing child found near McDonald Dam

ERWIN TOWNSHIP — A child who had been reported missing from a campsite near McDonald Dam Tuesday was located later that same day. The Gogebic County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a missing 4-year-old at approximately 10 a.m. Tuesday,...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    May 8, 2020

Ironwood offers families chance to get items still at LLW

IRONWOOD — With the in-person school year ending abruptly in March due to the corornavirus pandemic, many Ironwood students were unable to clean out their lockers or say goodbye to teachers. The district is planning a series of collection events...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    April 18, 2020

Local schools work on graduation plans

With the remainder of the school year now canceled in both Michigan and Wisconsin due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, area seniors and their families await information on what the new plan for their graduation ceremonies will be. Although many...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    March 17, 2020

Iron County declares a state of emergency

HURLEY — Following the declaration of a state of emergency, the Iron County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution regarding COVID-19, or the coronavirus pandemic, Monday. After Iron County Board Chairman Joe Pinardi declared a state of emergen...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    March 2, 2020

Community comes out to Hygge Hike

MONTREAL, Wis. - The difference in weather from last year's event was reflected in the turnout, as almost 60 people came out to the second annual Hygge Hike at the Montreal Ski Trails Saturday. "Last...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    March 2, 2020

Turkey dinner raises funds for Kimball VFD

KIMBALL, Wis. - The line stretched out the door and into the parking lot of the Kimball Community Center at one point, as residents came out to support the Kimball Volunteer Fire Department's annual...

 

Ironwood man acquitted of all charges

BESSEMER — After deliberating for roughly 4.5 hours, a jury found an Ironwood man not guilty of all charges in Gogebic County Circuit Court Friday. Jeremy James Richards, 42, was acquitted of four counts of first degree criminal sexual...

 

Fishing tourney raises funds for Flowage

GILE, Wis. - Ice fishing enthusiasts from as far away as Green Bay came to the Gile Flowage Saturday for the third annual Ice Fishing Jamboree. Organized by the Bank Club, the tournament had anglers...

 

Snowmobiler killed in Hurley crash

HURLEY — A woman is dead after a Sunday morning snowmobile crash in Hurley. Iron County Dispatch received reports of a snowmobile operator being unresponsive after her snowmobile went off the trail outside of Hurley at approximately 1:52 a.m....

 

Stabenow, Peters call for action in response to high Great Lakes water levels

WASHINGTON — Michigan’s two senators, Democrats Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters, annoucned Monday that they were calling on the Department of the Army and the Office of Management and Budget to address the high water levels around the Great... Full story

 

Foster children adopted into 'forever home'

BESSEMER - Thursday's Thanksgiving dinner will likely be extra special for a Caspian family after Gogebic County Judge Anna Talaska finalized the adoption of two brothers Tuesday afternoon - which hap...

 

Wakefield voters elect council, pass ballot measures

WAKEFIELD - There will be some new faces on the Wakefield City Council following Tuesday's election. A total of six candidates ran for the five council seats, with incumbent councilman Dale White rece...

 

NCT group hikes to Montreal Gorge

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP — The hardy few who braved the cold, wet, windy weather Saturday morning got the chance to preview the future path of the North Country Trail on Little Girl’s Points and enjoy one of the best views of fall leaves in the county a...

 

Saxon Harbor marina reopens today

SAXON, Wis. — It’s been 3 years, 1 month and 19 days since flooding from the July 11, 2016 storm, destroyed Saxon Harbor. Today, for the first time since that storm, boats will be able to use the harbor’s marina again. The marina’s new docks...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    June 22, 2019

Iron River man pleads to taking car

BESSEMER — An Iron River man pleaded guilty for taking a car from an Ironwood parking lot in Gogebic Circuit Court on Tuesday. Kyle Cal Kontney, 26, pleaded guilty to unlawfully driving away with a vehicle and use of methamphetamine as part of a pl...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    May 21, 2019

Lake Road crash victims identified

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP — The Gogebic County Sheriff’s Department released the names of those in the car involved in a single-vehicle crash that killed two teens near Little Girl’s Point Saturday morning. Lauren Powless, 18, and Madeline Jackson, 15...

 

Downtown Ironwood fire among top local stories of 2018

Editor's note: The Daily Globe is counting down the Gogebic Range's top five stories of 2018 each day through Monday, New Year's Eve. The editorial department staff sat down and came up with its annual list, naming a fatal fire in the early morning...

 

Pie social draws crowd to township church

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP - The parking area next to St. John's Lutheran Church was full and cars lined a section of Airport Road in Ironwood Township Saturday as the church held its annual pie social...

 

Bessemer Pumpkin Festival rings in fall

BESSEMER - While the temperature left little doubt fall has arrived on the Gogebic Range, the lack of rain or much wind meant the crowds were out in Bessemer Saturday for the 40th annual Pumpkin...

 

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