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  • Specialists to pinpoint water break

    Tom LaVenture|Mar 4, 2021

    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 a water main break before they started digging. The break occurred on Friday but city crews were unable to narrow the search to a specific area, according to Scott Erickson, city manager. A resident in the 600 block of Ayer Street reported to city officials hearing "a running water sound in their...

  • Watercolor event set for First Friday

    Tom LaVenture|Mar 4, 2021

    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 classroom studio of Downtown Art Place at 6 p.m. Friday. The event will be broadcast on Facebook Live with links to the event from, and DAP websites or Facebook pages. In his report to the Downtown Ironwood Development Authority on Feb. 25, Tim Erickson, city commu...

  • State gives COVID survival grants to Gogebic, Ontonagon businesses

    Richard Jenkins|Mar 4, 2021

    Businesses in Gogebic and Ontonagon counties have received more than $175,000 in grant money through the Michigan Small Business Survival Grant Program, the state recently announced. Twenty-five businesses in Gogebic County received a total of $125,876 in grant funding, according to information from InvestUP, and eight Ontonagon County businesses received a total of $52,250. InvestUP was the economic development organization responsible for administering the grants in the Upper Peninsula. “The Michigan Small Businesses Survival Grant Program p...

  • Community Calendar

    Mar 4, 2021

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, March 4 Pickleball, 9 a.m.-noon, Ironwood Memorial Building. Gogebic-Ontonagon Community Action Agency quarterly food commodity distribution for registered families — Gogebic County: Bessemer VFW from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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 C...

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