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Articles from the September 19, 2020 edition


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  • Mercer to consider blight officer

    Tom LaVenture|Sep 19, 2020

    MERCER — The town of Mercer Board of Supervisors on Thursday discussed the possibility of hiring a part time blight officer while determining a course of action for repeated violations. A complaint from a neighbor brought an individual to the attention of the town board who had also had a 2019 motorhome violation that resulted in a permit purchase after several communications. The motorhome is back along with reported blight issues and the board discussed whether the township or Iron County should take action. Town attorney Fritz Schellgell r...

  • Local groups plan virtual races across region

    Richard Jenkins|Sep 19, 2020

    IRONWOOD - With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic preventing large in-person gatherings, two Gogebic Range organizations are hosting virtual versions of their annual races. Both the organizers of the Bridges and Bluffs half marathon and Copper Peak Trails Fest are hoping the community comes out to support the virtual events this year as they are the biggest fundraisers of the year for the Friends of the Iron Belle Trail and Sisu Dirt Crew respectively. Rather than completing the race on a single...

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    Sep 19, 2020

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  • Absent voter ballot applications available

    Sep 19, 2020

    IRONWOOD — Ironwood citizens unable to vote at the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 3, may apply for absent voter ballots at the city clerk’s office in the Memorial Building at 213 S. Marquette St. Application can be made during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The city clerk’s office will also be open for such applications on Saturday, Oct. 31, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Completed ballots can be mailed back, dropped off at the clerk’s office or put in a special drop box scheduled to be placed near the flag pole in f... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Sep 19, 2020

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Saturday, Sept. 19 Community Pickleball, 9-noon, Patterson Tennis Court, weather permitting. Union Station Food Pantry and Northern Food Bank, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 252 E. Ayer St., Ironwood. Alcoholics Anonymous, 11 a.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Community Pickleball Paddlers, 2-5 p.m., Mercer School gymnasium. 715-776-4588. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Sunday, Sept. 20... Full story