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Whitmer suspends face-to-face classes for rest of year

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com LANSING - Michigan students almost certainly won't be returning to their classrooms this spring, after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Thursday she was... Full story

 

Grocers install cashier shields

By TOM LAVENTURE tlaventure@yourdailyglobe.com The two major grocery stores in Ironwood and neighboring Hurley, Wisconsin have installed plexiglass shields at checkout stands. The shields are in place...

 

Transfer Station to remain closed

By TOM LAVENTURE tlaventure@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD - The Gogebic Range Solid Waste Management Authority plans to continue the shutdown of its transfer station and recycling facility for the... Full story

 

Ironwood changes meal distribution schedule

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD -- The Ironwood Area Schools is reducing the number of days it is distributing meals while classes remain cancelled in response to the... Full story

 

Michigan schools look to state for direction as closure continues

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com As students across the state of Michigan continue to stay home in compliance with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s order closing schools in response to the coronavirus pandemic, districts await word on whether...

 

Area's COVID-19 exposure sites identified

IRONWOOD — The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department has identified sites that were visited by an individual who recently tested positive for the COVID-19 disease from the coronavirus pandemic. Local residents visiting these sites may be at...

 

Mercer school starts morning together online

By TOM LAVENTURE tlaventure@yourdailyglobe.com MERCER, Wis. - For students of the Mercer School District, homeroom is now literally homeroom. Since the school shutdown due to the coronavirus...

 

Stormy Kromer filling medical mask, gown shortages

By TOM LAVENTURE tlaventure@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD - As a non-essential business during the coronavirus pandemic, Stormy Kromer found its niche making medical masks and gowns at a wartime...

 

Wisconsin election officials urge absentee voting

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Election Commission is urging the state’s voters to consider casting their votes in next month’s election via absentee ballot as a means of preventing the spread of...

 

Stores discourage hoarding, daily shopping

By TOM LAVENTURE tlaventure@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD - Local grocers are saying product shortages are temporary, and usually refilled in a day or two, while also emphasizing social distancing and...

 

Gogebic County approves pay, delays forestland hearing

By TOM LAVENTURE tlaventure@yourdailyglobe.com BESSEMER - A public hearing on a county resolution to seek grant funding to purchase forestland was delayed due to lack of mobility from the...

 

Restaurant owner endures three quarantines

By TOM LAVENTURE tlaventure@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD - Anny Lin said she understands the urgency to stop the spread of the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19 after experiencing quarantines and re...

 

Corrections officers graduate Marquette training academy

by JAN TUCKER jantuck@jamadots.com MARQUETTE - On Feb. 11 Sheriff Dale Rantala with approval of the Ontonagon County Commission sent two corrections officers from the Ontonagon County Sheriff's...

 

Bessemer board meets virtually, welcomes Osier as trustee

By P.J. GLISSON news@yourdailyglobe.com BESSEMER - At a Monday meeting of the Bessemer Area School Board, members voted to appoint a new trustee and to limit access to the schools, while also...

 

Churches take congregations to creative levels

By P.J. GLISSON news@yourdailyglobe.com Fears of COVID-19, a strain of coronavirus that has resulted in new national and state precautions, have changed the nature of American society, resulting in a...

 

Skiing season closes early amidst coronavirus warnings

By P.J. GLISSON news@yourdailyglobe.com The skiing season ended this past weekend on a busy note, despite recent warnings of coronavirus and various health mandates from state and national officials....

 
 By Tom LaVenture    News    March 21, 2020

Mercer approves COVID-19 plan

MERCER, Wis. - The town of Mercer Board of Supervisors on Friday approved its COVID-19 emergency plan during a special meeting on Friday, to include additional support for first responders. The board...

 

Mercer to hold telephonic meetings

By TOM LAVENTURE tlaventure@yourdailyglobe.com MERCER, Wis. - The town of Mercer Board of Supervisors on Thursday unanimously approved a recommendation to conduct meetings by phone or video...

 

Dollar General devotes hour to shoppers at high risk of coronavirus

By CHARITY SMITH csmith@yourdailyglobe.com WAKEFIELD - The Dollar General announced Monday it is requesting the first hour of store operations each day to be designated for customers who are most...

 

HOPE open by appointment only

By TOM LAVENTURE tlaventure@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD - H.O.P.E. Animal Shelter in Ironwood is limiting access to the facility to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus that causes...

 
 By Tom LaVenture    News    March 18, 2020

Seniors receive drive-by lunches

HURLEY, Wis. - With the spirit of the drive-in restaurants the staff of the Hurley Senior Center are enjoying the switch to takeout lunches. On Monday the Iron County congregate meal sites in Hurley,...

 
 By Tom LaVenture    News    March 17, 2020

Hurley K-12 School continues working around coronavirus

HURLEY, Wis. - The new coronavirus pandemic that causes coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) was the central topic the Hurley Public School Board meeting on Monday. Two Iron County Health Department staff,...

 
 By Charity Smith    News    March 16, 2020

Churches react to coronavirus

HURLEY - Worshipers at St. Mary of the Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Hurley on Sunday refrained from shaking hands as ordered by the bishop, but instead offered each other a wave or threw up the pea...

 

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