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Articles from the July 22, 2015 edition

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  • Semi truck brings down utility lines

    Tom Stankard|Jul 22, 2015

    IRONWOOD - A semi-truck driver knocked down utility lines on Houk Street on Tuesday afternoon. According to an Xcel Energy employee on the scene, a semi truck driver traveling on the street was too tall and snagged the wires, causing two poles to break. Wires ended up on the ground. Electricity, telephone and cable service was interrupted in the area, including three residences on Houk Street. The Xcel Energy employee said the driver left the scene but later found by police. Jim Kilponen, one... Full story

  • Planning Committee debates electronic signage

    Richard Jenkins|Jul 22, 2015

    MERCER - Although no formal action was taken during the meeting, the Iron County Comprehensive Planning, Land and Zoning Committee discussed what types of electronic signs are allowed under the county's ordinances. The discussion stemmed from a request from Zoning Administrator Thomas Bergman for clarification on what the committee considered to be a blinking sign. "So there have been a lot of sign requests in the town of Mercer lately," said Bergman, at the beginning of the discussion. "I just... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Jul 22, 2015

    Wednesday, July 22 Christian Men of the Northland, 6:30 a.m., Uptown Cafe, Ironwood. Mentoring of Moms, 9-10:30 a.m., Range Community Bible Church, Hurley. 715-561-4355. Mercer Area Play Group, 9:30-11 a.m., all welcome, Mercer (Wis.) Public Library. 715-476-2366. Alcoholics Anonymous, open meeting, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. DOVE Support Group, noon-2 p.m. 906-932-4990. Mercer Public Library, 1p.m., screening of the short documentary, “Water is Life,” about the “Give Me Water, Lord” project, 2648W Margaret Street, Mer... Full story

  • Congratulations to GCC Board of Trustees

    Jul 22, 2015

    To the Editor: Congratulations to the Gogebic Community College Board of Trustees for the renovation of the Lindquist Center. The updated facility reflects the college’s commitment to a vibrant future for the college, its students and its community. While there was no mention of the swimming pool in the Daily Globe article of July 11, I hope that future includes the beautiful, competitive pool that is a key feature of the Lindquist Center. The article does state that “the Lindquist Center was built in 1993 to provide opportunities for physical... Full story

  • Iron County Heritage Festival kicks off Friday

    Tom Stankard|Jul 22, 2015

    HURLEY— Step back in time and experience Iron County’s past through the Iron County Heritage Festival, beginning Friday through Aug. 9. Officials from the Iron County Development Zone annually spearhead the collection of events across the county to help citizens experience the county’s heritage. ICDZ Director Kelly Klein said there will never be a dull moment. “The heritage festival is an umbrella for a lot of smaller events gathered into a two week-period,” he said. “There’s something going on all the time. Somebody ought to find somethin... Full story