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 By Tom LaVenture    News    June 11, 2021

Pat O'Donnell Civic Center could open in July

IRONWOOD - The city could assume temporary occupancy of the Pat O'Donnell Civic Center in early July, according to reports at the Monday board meeting. With the final list of items for contractors to...

 
 By Tom LaVenture    News    June 4, 2021

EDC pleased with business growth

IRONWOOD — The Memorial Day weekend offered a glimpse of a city emerging from a pandemic and excited to be open again in time for the summer, according to members of the Ironwood Economic Development Corporation at their Thursday meeting.  John Wy...

 
 By Tom LaVenture    News    June 4, 2021

Veteran receives honorary diploma

BESSEMER - There was a senior among seniors at the A.D. Johnston High School commencement exercise this past Friday in Bessemer.  Bessemer Area School District presented an honorary diploma to...

 
 By Tom LaVenture    News    May 27, 2021

ATV-UTV Rally opens summer riding season

HURLEY — Local and visiting all-terrain and utility vehicle riders will converge on Iron County this weekend for the Memorial Day ATV/ UTV Rally from today through Sunday as the kick-off event of the summer trail riding season. The annual rally...

 
 By Tom LaVenture    News    May 22, 2021

Northwoods Manufacturing holds open house

HURLEY, Wis. - The students of the Northwoods Manufacturing program at the Hurley K-12 School opened their doors on Thursday for the first public event at the wood and metal shop since the $1.3...

 
 By Tom LaVenture    News    May 13, 2021

Miners Park adding new maintenance facility

IRONWOOD - Work started Tuesday with preparing the site where a maintenance facility will be placed at Miners Memorial Heritage Park in Ironwood.  The project, made possible by the Friends of Miners...

 
 By Tom LaVenture    News    May 13, 2021

Montreal studies revenue streams

MONTREAL, Wis. — Finding new ways to fund growing streets and infrastructure costs was the main topic of discussion at the Montreal City Council meeting on Tuesday. In a transportation utility study presentation Jeff Seamandel, a project manager...

 
 By Tom LaVenture    News    April 27, 2021

Mercer PRAT will still need legislative approval

MERCER, Wis. — The town of Mercer held its annual meeting on Thursday, where John Sendra, town board chair, asked the nearly 20 residents present to contact their elected state officials to ask their support for the town’s Premier Resort Area...

 
 By Tom LaVenture    News    April 27, 2021

Mercer students work in loon and lake study

MERCER, Wis. - Students of the Mercer School District are getting a first-hand experience with wildlife field research through a county program. Mercer School eighth- and ninth-graders are continuing...

 
 By Tom LaVenture    News    April 8, 2021

Mercer voters approve PRAT

MERCER, Wis. - Mercer voters approved a half-cent consumer tax to help pay for roads and infrastructure costs in Tuesday's spring election. The voter approved the Premier Resort Area Tax (PRAT) with...

 
 By Tom LaVenture    News    April 2, 2021

Mercer to decide on PRAT tax in Tuesday election

MERCER, Wisc. — Town of Mercer voters will decide whether or not to pass a half-cent consumer tax to pay for roads and infrastructure spending in an Election Day referendum on Tuesday. Voters may choose yes or no to the ballet question, “Should t...

 
 By Tom LaVenture    News    March 30, 2021

'Seeds of Change' demo set for First Friday 

IRONWOOD — The First Friday Committee is planning one more virtual event for the pandemic with a seeding demonstration from master gardeners to help residents with planting in their gardens. “Seeds of Change” will be a Facebook Live First...

 
 By Tom LaVenture    News    March 20, 2021

Hurley School expands syrup program

HURLEY - Hurley K-12 School students have made maple syrup for years, but funding now makes it possible to expand into a larger and more comprehensive learning experience. High school science...

 
 By Tom LaVenture    News    March 19, 2021

GRWA readies for Wakefield decision

RAMSAY — As the city of Wakefield prepares for a decision on assuming control of the Indianhead Water system, the board of the current operator, Gogebic Range Water Authority, sought to learn more about the option at its virtual meeting on March...

 
 By Tom LaVenture    News    March 4, 2021

Specialists to pinpoint water break

IRONWOOD - Specialists have joined the city of Ironwood Public Works Department in pinpointing a water break on Ayer Street. On Wednesday morning crews were still looking for the precise location of...

 
 By Tom LaVenture    News    March 4, 2021

Watercolor event set for First Friday

IRONWOOD — An area watercolor artist will provide a virtual demonstration event as part of March First Friday activities in Ironwood. The theme for this month is “An Artful Community.” Artist Peg Sandin will provide the demonstration from the...

 

County objects to vaccine diversion

BESSEMER — The Gogebic County Board of Commissioners will voice its objection to what they described as a diversion of COVID-19 vaccinations from rural to more populated areas of the state. The board Wednesday unanimously approved sending a letter...

 

Virtual Sisu Ski Fest set

IRONWOOD - The 12th Sisu Ski Fest will be a virtual event but organizers are excited about the prospect of the alternative event as they sent out registration packets on Monday. The 2021 Sisu... Full story

 

Ironwood looks at water system grant options

IRONWOOD — An Ironwood City Commission workshop on Monday revealed the benefits and consequences that come from choosing which grants to apply for in order to build a proposed water treatment and filtration system with a new pump station. Jeff...

 
 By Tom LaVenture    News    October 3, 2020

Ironwood to consider business industrial zone

IRONWOOD — An expansion in the city’s industrial zone could create a new business category to buffer non-industrial areas, according to reports at the Ironwood Planning Commission meeting on Thursday.  In his report to the commission, Tom Bergma...

 
 By Tom LaVenture    News    October 2, 2020

Absentee ballots mailed in Ironwoood

IRONWOOD - The city of Ironwood is showing a 237% increase in absentee ballot applications from the last presidential election and the requests are still coming in, according to city clerk Karen... Full story

 
 By Tom LaVenture    News    October 1, 2020

Theaters, bowling alleys study reopening order

IRONWOOD - A new executive order from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has theaters and bowling alleys preparing to open months before it was thought possible, along with more possibilities for outdoor events....

 

Mercer to consider blight officer

MERCER — The town of Mercer Board of Supervisors on Thursday discussed the possibility of hiring a part time blight officer while determining a course of action for repeated violations. A complaint from a neighbor brought an individual to the...

 

Officials mark 9/11 anniversary

IRONWOOD — The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 continue to affect our lives, even as the event itself happened 19 years ago. Scott Erickson, the manager for the city of Ironwood, said the anniversary is a good time for people to reflect on the...

 

Public hearing set on county budget

BESSEMER - The Gogebic County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a public hearing on the topic of the county's 2020-21 operational budget for its next regular meeting. The board 7-0 approved...

 

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