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Articles from the August 4, 2022 edition

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  • Gogebic Community College extends closure through today

    Aug 4, 2022

    By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] IRONWOOD — Gogebic Community College faculty decided on Tuesday to close its Ironwood campus, including the Lindquist Center, on Wednesday and today “due to recent threats and uncertainty.” A Facebook post from the college says that Ironwood campus staff will be working remotely and the Copper Country Center in Houghton will remain open on these days. The Gogebic County Sheriff’s Department received a bomb threat directed at Gogebic Community College on Monday. College president Dr. George McNulty...

  • Gogebic County voters cast ballots

    Aug 4, 2022

    By LARRY HOLCOMBE [email protected] Voters in Gogebic County renewed two millages in Tuesday's primary election - continuing support of the HOPE Animal Shelter and a parttime animal control officer; as well as the Gogebic Medical Care Facility. The animal control program millage renewal passed with 84% of the vote, 2,099 to 410. It calls for an annual levy of 0.2 mills over four years to support the operation of the HOPE Animal Shelter and part-time animal control officer. The...

  • Cecil James 'Jim' Branning

    Aug 4, 2022

    IRONWOOD, Mich. - Cecil James "Jim" Branning, 79, of Ironwood, passed on to be with his Lord God on July 31, 2022, at home in the care of hospice and with his wife, Mary Ann. Jim was born in Iowa Falls, Iowa, on March 24, 1943, to Cecil P. and Blanche (Thompson) Branning. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy. After being honorably discharged, he returned to Chicago where he met and married his wife of 56 years, Mary Ann Spagnoletti, and had two children, Kenneth and James. Jim spent 23 years working for... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Aug 4, 2022

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, Aug. 4 Pickleball, 9 a.m.-noon, Patterson Courts, Ironwood. Bessemer St. Vincent de Paul, financial assistance, 9-10 a.m.; food pantry, 10 a.m. to noon. 906-663-4436. Ironwood St. Vincent de Paul, food pantry and financial assistance, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., located behind Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. 906-932-4325. Gogebic County Veterans Service Officer, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Wakefield City Hall; 1-2 p.m., Watersmeet... Full story