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Preparations begin again for new school windows

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] BESSEMER - Dan Niemi, superintendent of Bessemer Area Schools told the school board Monday that workers from St. George Glass of Iron Mountain have started...


COVID numbers continue to rise

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to increase in the region so has the death toll. Gogebic County has had a total of 259 positive cases and 110 probables since the virus was first confirmed... Full story


'Giving Fence' provides winter accessories to Wakefield kids

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] WAKEFIELD - Students in need of new hats, gloves and scarves were welcome to pick them up throughout Saturday at the Wakefield-Marenisco K-12 School. As part of...


Ironwood moves K-6 to remote learning

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] IRONWOOD -- The Ironwood Area Schools is moving its elementary students to remote learning for at least the rest of the month, district officials announced Thursday night. The district cited the... Full story


Hurley home damaged in fire

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] HURLEY - Two Hurley residents were displaced due to an early Friday morning fire on the corner of Hematite Street and 6th Avenue South. The Hurley Fire...


Washington Elementary remains virtual, ADJ returns to in-person learning

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] BESSEMER - Students at A.D. Johnston Junior and Senior High School returned to in-person learning on Thursday for the first time since 11 positive cases of C...


Churches to ring bells to remember those who have died

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] IRONWOOD - The Lutheran churches that are part of the Northern Great Lakes Synod are inviting churches of all faiths to ring their bells for five minutes...


Ironwood board passes extended learning plan

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] IRONWOOD -- In what will likely be the first of many such votes, the Ironwood Area Schools’ board of education approved the district’s Extended Continuity of Learning Plan Monday. Superintendent... Full story


Holiday decorations will go up along US 2

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD - A lot of time and effort has gone into beautifying the downtown but some of that love is now going to the Ironwood business route along U.S. 2...


United Way fund drive underway

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] IRONWOOD — The Gogebic Range United Way fund-drive campaign for 2021 is underway, despite being forced to cancel its annual fundraising dinner, because of COVID-19 restrictions on large gatherings. The... Full story


Fire destroys hay barn in Ewen

EWEN - Local firefighters responded to a fire at a hay farm in Ewen Thursday evening. The fire was at the old Woracheck homestead on Fair Oaks Road. The farm is owned by a Wisconsin group and...


Bergman talks TV with county commission

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] BESSEMER - The congressman for Michigan's First Congressional District spoke on the issue of local network television options for county residents at...


CNA students become pen pals with seniors

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] IRONWOOD - Students in the Gogebic -Ontonagon Intermediate School District 's CNA program have become pen pals with the residents at the Westgate Nursing... Full story


Tribal officer saves toddler's life

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] WATERSMEET - Nineteen-month-old Camillé McGeshick is still alive today thanks to the quick actions of Lt. Nick Christ of the Lac Vieux Desert Tribal... Full story


November election to shape local school boards

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] Among the items on the November ballot are a variety of contested and uncontested school board races in Gogebic and Ontonagon counties. Ironwood Area Schools Three names appear in the school board race,...


Locals await information on Michigan water infrastructure investment

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] LANSING — Locals are waiting to see whether any of the $500 million for water infrastructure upgrades Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced last week will make it to the region. Whitmer called the...


Wakefield Township gets thumbs up on fiscal year audit

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] WAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP - Members of the Wakefield Township Board of Trustees received good news on an audit of the fiscal year that ended March 31. CPA Karl "Gus"...


Hurley School is live-streaming sports on NFHS Network

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] HURLEY - The Hurley K-12 School has come up with a way to provide public access to sports and other events through a live-feed video subscription...


Ruth Marie Kettula

WAKEFIELD, Mich. — Ruth Marie Kettula, 94, of Ironwood, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, in the morning of Sept. 29, 2020, at the Gogebic Medical Care Facility in Wakefield. Ruth was born on Feb. 20, 1926, daughter of the late... Full story


Plaidurday draws crowd

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD - There was a damp chill in the air from the season's first snowfall but that didn't stop people from sporting plaid shirts, jackets, hats and...


Wakefield-Marenisco hosts Saturday Homecoming game

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] WAKEFIELD - The sky was gray during Saturday's game between the Gogebic Miners and the Manistique Emeralds, but rain never interfered with the considerable...


Fatal accident temporarily closes US 51

HURLEY — A fatal car accident temporarily closed a section of U.S. 51 in northern Iron County Thursday evening. The Iron County Sheriff’s Office received a call about the three-vehicle crash on U.S. 51 near Spruce Road just south of Hurley at app... Full story

 By Charity Smith    News    October 3, 2020

Bessemer parks and rec holds outdoor meeting

BESSEMER - The Bessemer parks and recreation committee held its first meeting since March on Thursday afternoon at Bluff Valley Park. This was the first time that any of the city's sub-committees and...

 By Tom LaVenture    News    October 2, 2020

Absentee ballots mailed in Ironwoood

IRONWOOD - The city of Ironwood is showing a 237% increase in absentee ballot applications from the last presidential election and the requests are still coming in, according to city clerk Karen... Full story


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