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Articles from the July 21, 2020 edition

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  • Gogebic-Iron County Airport open

    Tom LaVenture|Jul 21, 2020

    IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP - The Gogebic-Iron County Airport officially opened again Saturday evening after more than a month of runway reconstruction. The runway rehabilitation and runway lighting reconstruction project required the airport closure on June 1. The $5.19 million project was to be completed on July 15, but weather and scheduling issues delayed the project until July 18. "We're going back to work," said Michael Harma, airport manager. There were engineers on the field who were overseeing... Full story

  • COVID case numbers grow

    Richard Jenkins|Jul 21, 2020

    HURLEY — As the number of local COVID-19 cases continues to rise, the Iron County Health Department announced it is partnering with the Wisconsin National Guard to increase the availability of COVID-19 testing in Iron County later this week. There are a pair of testing events planned, with one scheduled in Hurley and a second in Mercer. The Hurley event will take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Hurley K-12 School and the Mercer event will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the Department of Natural Resources Ranger Station at 5...

  • Presque Isle bridge work underway in Marenisco

    Jul 21, 2020

    MARENISCO - Renewal of a U.S. 2 bridge over the Presque Isle River continues directly east of the M-64 turn-off to the unincorporated area of Marenisco. The project funded by the Michigan Department of Transportation began on June 1, along with a concurrent road project on M-64, south of Marenisco's "downtown" region. Hebert Construction Company, of Iron River, is in charge of the bridge project. "The old one was all broken up," said John Donati, an Hebert employee, on Friday. "The water was... Full story

  • Dorothea Lenore Peterson

    Jul 21, 2020

    SUN CITY, Ariz. - Dorothea Lenore Peterson, 103, passed away Thursday, July 16, 2020, at Banner hospital, in Sun City. Dottie was born to Sam and Louise (Turner) Graham on Aug. 12, 1916, in Hutchinson, Kansas. At a very young age, she and her parents moved to Ironwood, Michigan. In 1922, Sam, Louise and their two children, Dottie and Joseph, resettled in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. They returned to Ironwood in 1931. Dottie graduated from Luther L Wright High School. Dottie married Raymond E.... Full story

  • Robert S. Brown

    Jul 21, 2020

    IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Robert S. Brown, 86, of Ironwood Township, passed away at his home on July 12, 2020, in Ironwood Township. He was born on Dec. 22, 1933, in Ironwood. He attended Roosevelt School and graduated from Luther L. Wright High School in 1952. After graduation, Bob worked locally and then was called to serve in the U.S. Army in 1956 and was based at Fort Bliss, Texas. Upon his discharge, he moved to Milwaukee and worked at American Motors starting in 1959 until retirement in... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Jul 21, 2020

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Tuesday, July 21 Community Pickleball, 9-noon, Patterson Tennis Court, weather permitting. 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 County Veterans Service Officer, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Ironwood Memorial Building. 906-667-1110. Blood Pressure... Full story