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Articles from the August 14, 2020 edition


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  • Health department requests increase

    Tom LaVenture|Aug 14, 2020

    BESSEMER — The Gogebic County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday heard a request for an allocation increase from the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department. Kate Beer, the health officer for WUPHD, attended the county board meeting to discuss the fiscal year 2021 county allocation request and said the department is losing approximately $150,000 annually due mostly to a loss in Medicare reimbursements following federal adjustments and to the unfunded pension liability. “Right now we are paying over $800,000 annually, about 50% of the pay...

  • Saxon Harbor campground opening announced

    Richard Jenkins|Aug 14, 2020

    SAXON, Wis. - For the first time since the former location was flooded in the July 2016 storm, people will be able to camp at Saxon Harbor's campground today. Although the campground is only scheduled to open for the weekend before closing to allow for some final work to be done, the plan is to reopen for the season Thursday. "It will be nice to see a full facility again," said Eric Peterson, Iron County's forestry and parks administrator. The campground opens today at 4 p.m., on a first-come,...

  • DAP completes outdoor art-science series

    Charity Smith|Aug 14, 2020

    HURLEY - The Downtown Art Place completed its outdoor art and science classes for children on Thursday with a study of trees at Riccelli Park in Hurley. The series of classes was coordinated by Sue Spaete, a retired Wakefield kindergarten teacher. She said she wanted to do a series of outdoor classes which integrated both art and science for children. Each class in the series had a different theme - insects, birds, shoreline and trees - and the classes - taught by local artists and naturalists...

  • Community Calendar

    Aug 14, 2020

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, Aug. 13 Community Pickleball, 9-noon, Patterson Tennis Court, weather permitting. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Grief Support Group, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Dr. Kate Hospice office, 1571 Highway 51 North in Arbor Vitae. Alcoholics Anonymous, 6:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Hurley. area74.org. Klassic Kruisers Car Club, 6:30 p.m., Gogebic Community College Jacob Solin Center, Room B 22,...

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