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Articles from the September 25, 2015 edition

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  • 3 people jailed in bust

    Sep 25, 2015

    IRONWOOD - Three people were arrested on drug and gun charges following a Thursday morning raid on a Coolidge Avenue residence. Gogebic-Iron Area Narcotics Team members and the Gogebic-Iron SWAT team members responded before 11 a.m. The names of the three people who were arrested were not included in a short GIANT press release. Officers entered the house with a search warrant, according to GIANT team leader Sgt. Chris Colassaco, of the Hurley Police Department. The three people who were... Full story

  • GCC pool a blessing in era of childhood inactivity, obesity

    Sep 25, 2015

    To the Editor: Most would agree that it is rare these days to see kids playing a game of pick-up-ball, let alone getting exercise of any kind. After all, child obesity rates have tripled over the past 20 years to nearly 20 percent. For 70 local kids, however, the pool at Gogebic Community College has provided them with the opportunity to swim competitively, often swimming five days a week all fall and winter. Last year, the Barracuda Swim Team sent five kids to state competition. As the only lap pool within a 60-mile radius, the GCC pool is a... Full story

  • Local community groups gather to provide updates

    Richard Jenkins|Sep 25, 2015

    By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP - Representatives from groups working to promote and enhance the Gogebic Range gathered at Gogebic Community College Thursday to provide updates on their efforts and network with like-minded people. The event grew out of the Gogebic Range Next Generation Initiative, a group that began in 2008 as an effort to attract and retain young people. "That's what this is really all about, creating the kind of community that is attractive to... Full story

  • County board hears update on harbor work

    Ralph Ansami|Sep 25, 2015

    By RALPH ANSAMI [email protected] BESSEMER — The boat ramp at Black River Harbor will be closed from Oct. 5 to Nov. 13, the Gogebic County Board of Commissioners learned on Wednesday. Ottawa National Forest District Ranger Norman Nass updated the board on construction plans at the harbor. Work will begin on the retaining wall on the north bank of the river, immediately downstream from the suspension bridge. The retaining wall maintains a stable river bank, which supports a segment of the Lake Superior beach access trail. Nass said r... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Sep 25, 2015

    Friday, Sept. 25 Bessemer Pumpkinfest, all day, various events, Bessemer. Double Trouble, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Serenity Center, Ironwood. Mercer Food Pantry, noon-1 p.m., Railroad Street, Mercer, Wis. Emergencies: 715-476-7655. Ironwood Carnegie Library Board, noon. Alcoholics Anonymous/Al-Anon, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Harbortown AA, 7:30 p.m. EDT, Ontonagon Village Housing, 100 Cane Court, Ontonagon. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Ironwood. Saturday, Sept.... Full story

  • Helen M. Boline

    Sep 25, 2015

    IRONWOOD, Mich. — Helen M. Boline, 94, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, died on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, at Aspirus Grand View Hospital. Helen was currently residing at the Hillcrest Apartments in Bessemer. She was born on Aug. 22, 1921, in Ewen, the daughter of Christian Louis and Isabel (Townsend) Anderson. She attended Wakefield Schools, graduating in 1938 and then received an associate business degree from Gogebic Community College in 1939. On April 1, 1944, Helen married Arthur William “Bill” Boline in Ontonagon. Bill prece... Full story

  • College board to have opportunity to improve pool, commnunity with vote

    Sep 25, 2015

    To the Editor: “Go Bold, Go Gogebic.” What a bold statement Gogebic Community College has made in its new marketing campaign. On Sept. 29, the college board will have an opportunity to do just that, “Go Bold.” The board will make a very bold statement to the community when it decides the fate of its pool. Is the board willing to improve the facility that in 1993 was dedicate to students and higher education, and designed to provide opportunities for balanced physical education, social and recreational activities, or will they close the pool? W... Full story