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Articles from the November 15, 2018 edition

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  • Depot Tree Lighting

    Nov 15, 2018

  • Hurley council supports ICORE, tightens drain rules

    Nov 15, 2018

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] HURLEY - The Hurley City Council Tuesday authorized members of the Iron County Outdoor Recreation Enthusiasts to continue working toward their ultimate goal of expanding a nonmotorized trail from the Montreal River to Cary Park or beyond. So far, said ICORE member Mike Fauerbach, the unnamed, paved trail runs about 300 feet from U.S. 51 to the Montreal River, where a bridge provides access to Ironwood's Iron Belle Trail. Fauerbach said ICORE hopes, at a...

  • Township man pleads to criminal sexual conduct

    Nov 15, 2018

    By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] BESSEMER — An Ironwood Township man appeared in Gogebic County Circuit Court Wednesday to confess to sexually assaulting a child. Jason Elliot Irvine, 47, pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal sexual conduct-first degree, a crime that carries a potential maximum sentence of life in prison. In exchange for pleading guilty to the two counts, three additional first-degree criminal sexual conduct charges are expected to be dismissed at sentencing. Irvine’s plea agreement also stipulates pro...

  • Gogebic board advances $6.6 million airport project

    Nov 15, 2018

    By RALPH ANSAMI [email protected] BESSEMER — The Gogebic County Board of Commissioners Tuesday agreed to sign the necessary documents for a $6.6 million project at the Gogebic-Iron County Airport. The project will involve resurfacing the runway and lighting improvements, according to board member Jim Oliver, of Ironwood. Gogebic County’s share of the federally-funded project will be 2.5 percent, or around $116,000. Iron County, Wis., will be responsible for the same amount. The county will again deal with the Mead and Hunt firm for...

  • Community calendar

    Nov 15, 2018

    Thursday, Nov. 15 Pickleball, 9-11 a.m., Ironwood Memorial Building. Gogebic-Ontonagon Community Action Agency food commodity distribution, seniors, Bergland, Lake Gogebic Senior Center, 9:45 a.m. to 10 a.m., White Pine Porcupine Mountain Senior Center, 10:20 a.m. to 10:35 a.m., Ontonagon Holy Family Catholic Church, 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., Mass City Resource Center, 1:15 to 1:45 p.m. Gogebic County Veterans Service Officer, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Wakefield City Hall; 1-2 p.m., Watersmeet Township; 2:45-3:15 p.m., Marenisco Township.... Full story