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Articles from the January 25, 2018 edition

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  • County board OKs $25,000 for study of fair buildings

    Jan 25, 2018

    By RALPH ANSAMI [email protected] BESSEMER — A lengthy debate over whether to apply for a matching grant for window replacements on a fairgrounds building led to a compromise vote by the Gogebic County Board of Commissioners Wednesday. Board members weren’t comfortable with matching a possible $25,000 grant from the state with $25,000 in county money for 113 new windows in the cattle barn. Instead, they agreed to appropriate $25,000 to be used for a structural study of the fairgrounds buildings. Commissioner Tom Laabs, of Iro...

  • Waist deep in winter

    Jan 25, 2018

  • City of Wakefield supports retiree medical coverage

    Jan 25, 2018

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield city council voted Monday to support current city policy that allows qualifying city employees to receive medical insurance from the time they retire until age 65 or whenever Medicare coverage occurs. The vote includes the caveat that the council will reevaluate its insurance coverage before the next union contract is set. Under current policy, city employees may continue to receive insurance coverage for themselves (but not spouses) until they turn 65 or until Medicare c...

  • Community calendar

    Jan 25, 2018

    Thursday, Jan. 25 Pickleball, 10 a.m. to noon, Ironwood Memorial Building. Gogebic County Veterans Service Officer, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Wakefield City Hall; 1-2 p.m., Watersmeet Township; 2:45-3:15 p.m., Marenisco Township. 906-667-1110. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Range Suicide Prevention Council, 2 p.m., Gogebic County Mental Health. Hurley Strong Women class, 4-5 p.m., Iron County Aging Unit, Ironwood Carnegie Library Board, 4 p.m. Open Community Dinner, 5-6 p.m., Wakefield Methodist Church, Putnam... Full story

  • Robert W. 'Bob' Morin

    Jan 25, 2018

    IRONWOOD, Mich. - Robert W. "Bob" Morin, 77, of Ironwood, died unexpectedly Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, at home. He was born May 31, 1940, in Ironwood, son of the late Kenneth and Ruth (Minkin) Morin, attended Newport Grade School and graduated from Luther L. Wright High School in 1958. He was drafted into the U.S. Army on Sept. 9, 1963, serving stateside, and was honorably discharged as a SP-4 on Sept. 9, 1965. Following his discharge, Bob returned to Ironwood and was employed at Wayne Nasi Construc... Full story

  • Samsons win 3OT thriller over Bay College

    Jason Juno|Jan 25, 2018

    IRONWOOD - Samsons' coach Dennis Mackey could feel the energy and enthusiasm while watching the women's game before his own team took the court Wednesday night. GCC had a new rival -- Bay College. When his team took the court, there was no doubt. "The guys were excited, it was a good crowd, you could just feel the energy was different than other nights," Mackey said. Gogebic Community College struck first blood in the new rivalry, prevailing 96-89 in a back-and-forth triple overtime thriller....