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Articles from the March 16, 2021 edition


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  • MECCA Trails all public after land acquisition

    Mar 16, 2021

    By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] MERCER, Wis. — The MECCA Cross Country Ski Trails are now entirely on public land after the Iron County Forestry Department completed a recent land purchase. The purchase acquired a 40-acre parcel that the trail had been on for years after the past owner, Jim Kichak, was interested in selling it. “We’re very pleased to now be on 100% public property. It gives us a long-term ability to plan and expand and enhance the trails without risk of having to reroute trails,” said MECCA President...

  • Family benefits, school meals extended

    Mar 16, 2021

    By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD — Social service extensions and free school meals will continue through summer in support of families during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to announcements from Michigan and Wisconsin. State social service departments in coordination with school districts are working to continue benefits for families with children who are missing free or reduced price school meals because of the COVID-19 pandemic for the 2020-2021 school year, the announcements said. “It looks like the free meals...

  • Whitecap ends skiing season; three other hills still open

    Mar 16, 2021

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] Given scarce snow all season and a current warming trend, the skiing season is now closed for Whitecap Mountains Resort in Upson, Wis. "This is the last day," said Tom Backerud from the front desk on Sunday. "We've gotten about half the snow we usually get, so it's been a little off," added Backerud, who handles reservations. The total regional snow count as of the end of last week was under 80 inches. Even so, Backerud said that business throughout the...

  • Community Calendar

    Mar 16, 2021

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Tuesday, March 16 Pickleball, 9 a.m.-noon, Ironwood Memorial Building. Iron-Gogebic Integrated Family Services, 9-10:30 a.m., Iron County Courthouse, Hurley. 906-663-4045 or 715-561-2191. Wisconsin Veterans Employment Services Representative, 9-11:30 a.m., veterans service office, Hurley. 715-392-7808. Gogebic-Ontonagon Community Action Agency food commodity distribution for seniors, Pioneer Park Apartments tenants only, Ironwood, 9-10... Full story