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Articles from the June 12, 2020 edition


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  • Iron County Museum to open

    Jun 12, 2020

    By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] HURLEY - The Iron County Museum will open for the summer season, next week, with a few adjustments for the new normal. The museum will open to visitors beginning Monday, said Kristin Kolesar, board treasurer of the Iron County Museum. The decision to open was made recently made after consultation with the Iron County Health Department regarding requirements for COVID-19 policies and procedures. "We encourage area residents and guests to visit the... Full story

  • County approves local tax rate requests

    Jun 12, 2020

    By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] BESSEMER — The Gogebic County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday approved the rate request for the biannual property tax levy for municipalities, school districts and other taxing units. The board action allows local units to start billing for the summer property tax levy for the cities and school districts, while the townships have the property tax levy in the winter, said Kathy Jo Koval, director of the Gogebic County Equalization Department. Koval said Tuesday that the normal county o...

  • Bessemer parks open again

    Jun 12, 2020

    By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] BESSEMER - The city of Bessemer announced Wednesday that all city parks are open for public use, but the bathrooms and kitchens remain closed because of COIVD-19 guidelines. Park goers are asked to wear a mask when one cannot maintain social distancing of 6 feet, bring hand sanitizer, wash their hands often, and clean up their garbage, according to a press release. The city also asks that park goers not share personal sporting equipment with people...

  • Community Calendar

    Jun 12, 2020

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Friday, June 12 Mercer Cribbage, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Mercer Senior Center. Double Trouble, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Serenity Center, Ironwood. Mercer Food Pantry, noon-1 p.m., Railroad Street, Mercer, Wis. Emergencies: 715-476-7655. Alcoholics Anonymous/ Al-Anon, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Harbortown AA, 7:30 p.m. EST, Ontonagon United Methodist Church basement, next to Holiday gas station, Ontonagon. area74.org.... Full story

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