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 News    July 11, 2020 

Wakefield postmaster honored

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] WAKEFIELD - Wakefield postmaster Drew Tikkanen has been named the "2019 Engagement Leader of the Year," for the Greater Michigan District of the U.S. Postal...

 

Campground nears completion

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] SAXON, Wis. - There's a light at the end of the tunnel for the rebuilding of Saxon Harbor, following its destruction in the July 2016 storm, as work on t...

 

Ironwood Township hears good news in audit report

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP — The Ironwood Township Board of Trustees heard good news recently as the township’s auditor said there were zero deficiencies or findings in the township’s 2019 audit. This...

 

Michigan unemployment claim system under fire

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] WAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP — An aide for Rep. Greg Markkanen, R-Hancock, visited the Tuesday evening meeting of the Wakefield Township Board of Trustees and quickly heard complaints regarding delayed processing of... Full story

 

Iron County US 2 project begins

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] SAXON, Wis. - Drivers traveling on U.S. 2 near Saxon may notice some increased construction activity as work began on several culverts Wednesday. The...

 

3 new Gogebic COVID cases reported

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] HANCOCK — As local health officials report new cases connected to the coronavirus pandemic in Gogebic County, the Bayfield County Health Department is warning people attending a hockey tournament in... Full story

 

Mercer events draw big crowds

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] MERCER, Wis. - With so many Fourth of July events canceled in the area, the Mercer community hosted a large crowd Saturday for its Fourth of July parade... Full story

 

County board stresses importance of census participation

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] HURLEY — Iron County needs more of its residents to complete the census. That seemed to be the consensus at the Iron County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday. Iron County residents are filling out... Full story

 

Marty's Goldenaires offer 4th of July concert

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] BESSEMER - Marty's Goldenaires Drum and Bugle Corps recorded its Fourth of July concert Wednesday evening at Massie Field in Bessemer. The concert will be...

 

Iron County reports new COVID case

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] HURLEY — The number of positive COVID-19 cases in Iron County continues to climb as the Iron County Health Department reported another positive case Tuesday. The post on the department’s Facebook... Full story

 

Ironwood begins graduation ceremonies

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] IRONWOOD - In the past, graduation in Ironwood has meant families filling the upper level of the John Krznarich Gymnasium and rows of graduates in robes...

 

Ironwood school changes food distribution plans

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] IRONWOOD - Now that the staff and volunteers had a couple weeks of experience with various food distribution events the district offers, the Ironwood... Full story

 

Sheriff's department looks for tips in bridge arson

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP - The Gogebic County Sheriff's Department is looking for the public's help in identifying who is responsible for burning a bridge in...

 

Anglers come out for Can-Yak tournament

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] MERCER, Wis. - Anglers hit the waters of southern Iron County over the weekend as they took part in the Mercer Area Chamber of Commerce's sixth annual...

 

Ironwood passes budget, awaits word on possible state cuts

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] IRONWOOD — With no information on how much state funding the district will receive next year, the Ironwood Area Schools’ board of education passed a budget Monday that mostly maintained the...

 

Work starts on City Square project

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD - Construction crews broke ground Thursday to start the summer long project of building the Downtown City Square in Ironwood. Bordered by... Full story

 

Walmart evacuated for gas leak

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD - The Ironwood Walmart store was evacuated briefly on Tuesday afternoon after maintenance work resulted in a clipped natural gas line behind... Full story

 

Filmmakers look at health care in small towns

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] BESSEMER - A barber shop is often considered a centerpiece in the community conversation and a documentary film crew selected Misky's Haircuts in...

 

Patricia Treat Mills

Wakefield, Mich. - Patricia Treat Mills, 93, passed away peacefully on June 18, 2020, at Gogebic Medical Care Facility in Wakefield. She was born in Denver, Colorado on April 28, 1927. She attended... Full story

 

Marenisco holds annual clean-up

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] MARENISCO - When towns and townships sponsor annual clean-up days, residents have the opportunity to clear their homes, garages and yards of any items deemed no...

 

New Gogebic County COVID-19 case reported

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] HANCOCK — The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department announced a new positive COVID-19 case in Gogebic County Thursday afternoon — the first positive case locally since mid-May. No additional...

 

Washington Elementary to get new windows

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected]rdailyglobe.com BESSEMER - The Bessemer Area Schools Board of Education held a special meeting on Wednesday to approve a bid for the installation of new windows at... Full story

 

Drive-thru COVID-19 testing set for Wakefield

WAKEFIELD — A COVID-19 drive thru test site will be available that will allow the community to be tested from the convenience of their own vehicle, according to a Michigan State Police Wakefield Post press release on Wednesday. The Upper Great Lake...

 

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