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Articles from the July 30, 2020 edition


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  • Ironwood holds second workshop on commercial marijuana

    Jul 30, 2020

    By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD — The Ironwood City Commission on Monday held its second workshop to try and address details that led to a proposed adult-use marijuana manufacturing ordinance failing a split vote in March. Tom Bergman, director of community development, updated the commission from the previous workshop with a map that reflected concerns with more detailed restrictions with commercial marijuana within zoning commercial, industrial and light industrial that border with residential areas. He also... Full story

  • County board approves Enbridge Line 5 easement purchase

    Jul 30, 2020

    By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] SAXON HARBOR, Wis. - Iron County is getting a seven-figure payday after the Iron County Board of Supervisors approved an easement agreement with Enbridge Inc. for use of the land the company needs for a potential reroute of its Line 5 pipeline Tuesday. The deal will have the company pay Iron County $1.5 million for the easement on the property, along with a $51,790 road-access fee, for a total of $1,551,790. "That money would be paid up front to...

  • GCC masks up for fall in-person class

    Jul 30, 2020

    By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] IRONWOOD — Gogebic Community College is preparing for in-person and online classes to resume this fall, with safety measures to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus for those returning to campus. “We’re doing a great job in putting things in place right now as far as risk,” said GCC president George McNulty during the board meeting, held via Zoom on Tuesday. “As we speak today, we are preparing for classes to begin in person on Aug. 24.” McNulty said that while they do have a...

  • Alicia M. Schmalz

    Jul 30, 2020

    IRONWOOD, Mich. - Alicia M. Schmalz, 82, of E6690 W. Harding Road, Bessemer, died Thursday morning July 23, 2020, at Westgate Nursing, Rehabilitation and Assisted Living Community in Ironwood. She was born Dec. 8, 1937, in Ironwood, daughter of the late Raymond and Alice (Saippa) Simmons Sr. She attended St. Ambrose Grade School and graduated from St. Ambrose High School in 1955. After moving from Ironwood following graduation, Alicia worked as a secretary in Chicago and then as a secretary at... Full story

  • Donald Henry Klingman

    Jul 30, 2020

    WATERSMEET, Mich. — Donald Henry Klingman, beloved son, loving father, caring brother and attentive grandfather passed on July 26, 2020. He was born July 17, 1953, in Milwaukee, to Alice Jean Poler May and Henry Adam Klingman. Donald was a graduate from Watersmeet Township High School in 1971. He continued his education and his love of basketball at Soumi College. He went on to play the sport of baseball in the minor leagues as a well renowned pitcher, which he’s still known for. He lived it, played it, watched it and passed his ability... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Jul 30, 2020

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, July 30 Community Pickleball, 9-noon, Patterson Tennis Court, weather permitting. 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. area74.org. SMART Recovery, 4:30 p.m., 101 E. Mary St., Bessemer. Alcoholics Anonymous, 6:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church,... Full story

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