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  • Gambles building scheduled for demolition

    Jun 20, 2024

    By DAMIIAN LANG [email protected] BESSEMER — Members of the Bessemer Downtown Development Authority learned on June 12 that the demolition of what is known as “the old Gambles building” on Sophie Street has been scheduled for directly after July 4. Demolition of the building has been made possible by funding from the State Land Grant Authority, with coordination by Gogebic County Treasurer Lisa Hewitt. Members voted to purchase two signs to be placed on the building. The signs read “Big Things Are Happening” and “Bessemer DDA Project in P...

  • Gogebic County joins interlocal materials management unit

    Jun 20, 2024

    By PAMELA JANSSON [email protected] BESSEMER — The Gogebic County Board of Commissioners voted on June 12 to enter an interlocal agreement with several other western U.P. counties in relation to materials management. Board Chairman James Lorenson said that the Western U.P. Planning and Development Region will serve as the central planning agency for the interlocal group. No discussion occurred on the decision, but board members had agreed in previous meetings that it made sense to team up with the other counties, which include O...

  • Gogebic County emergency services prepare for August millage vote

    Jun 20, 2024

    By PAMELA JANSSON [email protected] BESSEMER — Members of the Ambulance Committee of the Gogebic County Board of Commissioners learned at their June 12 meeting that the county is preparing for an Aug. 6 vote on its ambulance millage. According to James Lorenson, who chairs both the committee and the board, the county now receives 3-part support in ambulance services from Beacon Ambulance Service Inc. in Ironwood; Aspirus MedEvac of Wausau, Wisconsin; and a group of first responders in Watersmeet. “Beacon is interested in a ren...

  • AKC holds national large-pack championship

    Jun 20, 2024

    By PAMELA JANSSON [email protected] GOGEBIC RANGE - While many folks were sleeping in on Saturday morning, a flurry of activity was occurring at the park pavilion of the Gogebic-Iron County Airport in North Ironwood. Shortly after dawn, dogs were everywhere - specifically elite, purebred, fully qualified beagles - in anticipation of the American Kennel Club's large-pack championship. Butch Saari of North Ironwood, who was one of the local event representatives, said it has been about...

  • Like, wow! Area museums hop with activity

    Jun 20, 2024

    By DAMIIAN LANG [email protected] GOGEBIC RANGE - In case you did not already know it, area museums have a lot going on this summer. In the past week, The Globe visited just two area museums in Erwin Township and in Marenisco Township. But the tri-county area has 11 total museums listed here, and each of them make a unique mark on regional heritage. These houses of history are filled with a great variety of interest, fascination and intrigue, and offer unique opportunities for family outin...

  • Ironwood airport votes to change meeting time

    Jun 13, 2024

    By MEGAN HUGHES [email protected] IRONWOOD — The Gogebic-Iron County Airport held its June meeting on Monday. The board voted to change the time that they meet to be at 5 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month, a change that came about due to conflicting schedules for several board members. The meeting location will remain at the airport offices at E5560 Airport Road in Ironwood Township. The board also heard a presentation from airport manager Jeremy Busch regarding the goings-on of the airport and how everything was running at this...

  • High scoring all-stars put on a show in Border Bash

    Jun 13, 2024

    By CORTNEY OFSTAD Special to The Globe IRONWOOD - Scoring was not in short supply as more than 400 points were scored between two games during the annual Kiwanis Classic All Star Border Bash on Thursday night at the Lindquist Center at Gogebic Community College. The spectators in attendance got an offensive show during game 1, as the Northern Michigan girls defeated the Northern Wisconsin girls 118-98. According to Russ Maki, event organizer and Kiwanis member, it was a new record for the highes...

  • Community Calendar

    Jun 13, 2024

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, June 13 Bessemer St. Vincent de Paul, financial assistance, 9-10 a.m.; food pantry, 10 a.m. to noon. 906-663-4436. Ironwood St. Vincent de Paul, food pantry and financial assistance, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., located behind Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. 906-932-4325. 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. 906-667-1110.... Full story

  • Ironwood mayor throws hat to state's 110th District

    Jun 6, 2024

    By PAMELA JANSSON [email protected] IRONWOOD - Mayor Kim Corcoran of Ironwood said Monday that she will campaign for the fall election for the 110th District of the Michigan House of Representatives. Corcoran is already registered as a Democrat in the contest that also includes incumbent Greg Markkanen (R-Hancock), who began the role in Jan. 1, 2019 after first being elected at the end of 2018. The 110th District includes Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw and Ontonagon counties. In...

  • GCCE alternative program celebrates 14 graduates

    Jun 6, 2024

    By DAMIIAN LANG news@ yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD - The Gogebic County Community Education Alternative High School Completion Program celebrated the graduation of 14 students on May 29. Rose, gold and white balloons - representative of the class colors - led the path to the ceremonial room, filled with family members and friends of the graduates. "Each of you sitting here today has had a positive impact on one or more of these graduates," said Travis Powell, superintendent of Ironwood Area...

  • Now open: local parks offer variety of fun

    Jun 6, 2024

    By DAMIIAN LANG [email protected] GOGEBIC RANGE - Something for everyone awaits visitors to the area's many local parks, which are now all open in the tri-county region of Gogebic and Ontonagon counties in Michigan and Iron County in Wisconsin. In addition to playground equipment and an abundance of campgrounds, each park also offers its own unique twist on fun. For instance, Black River Harbor, Little Girl's Point, the Ontonagon Township Park, the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State...

  • Community Calendar

    Jun 6, 2024

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, June 6 Bessemer St. Vincent de Paul, financial assistance, 9-10 a.m.; food pantry, 10 a.m. to noon. 906-663-4436. Ironwood St. Vincent de Paul, food pantry and financial assistance, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., located behind Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. 906-932-4325. 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. 906-667-1110.... Full story

  • Iron County moves to Phase 2 on budget reconciliation

    May 30, 2024

    By PAMELA JANSSON [email protected] HURLEY — The Iron County Board of Supervisors approved on Tuesday Part A of Phase II of the county’s budget reconciliation plan, as presented by board member Kurt Wolff. As lead coordinator of the process, Wolff reminded board members that the county incurred a $2.6 million deficit by dropping carbon credits and stumpage from the 2024 budget. He said that $1,750,000 of the debt has been resolved during the past three months. Wolff added that remaining progress will be possible with further exp...

  • Bessemer honors Memorial Day at Hillcrest Cemetery

    May 30, 2024

    By Damiian Lang [email protected] BESSEMER — A beautiful, sunny morning at Hillcrest Cemetery was the setting for a Memorial Day Ceremony in Bessemer. Hosting the ceremony were the Bessemer VFW Post 3673 and American Legion Post 27. VFW Vice Commander William McDonald and American Legion Commander Donna Frello shared the platform with other key participants, including Bessemer Mayor Peter Tacconelli. Master of Ceremonies John Frello, the Gogebic County Veterans Affairs officer, welcomed the approximately 150 veterans and civilians in a...

  • Gogebic County to hire caseworker to aid indigents

    May 30, 2024

    By PAMELA JANSSON [email protected] BESSEMER — The Gogebic County Board of Commissioners approved on May 22 the hiring of a caseworker to help process indigent residents in need of services in this county. County administrator Juliane Giackino said that Joel Massie, the local administrator for the Michigan Indigent Defense Commission, will hire the new employee. The expected terms for the new hiree will be 20 hours per week at $30 per hour, said Giackino. Giackino told commissioners that the person hired will pose no cost to the c...

  • Ironwood observes Memorial Day at cemetery

    May 30, 2024

    By JASON JUNO [email protected] IRONWOOD --- Memorial Day is a big weekend, as Ross Solberg pointed out to a crowd at Ironwood's annual observance Monday. It's a time for graduation celebrations, an extended weekend, and the unofficial changeover from spring to summer, or as he said for Yoopers, "Many times, it signifies the end of winter and the beginning of summer." The reason for Memorial Day is much more significant for Solberg, the guest speaker at Ironwood's service Monday, and... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    May 30, 2024

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, May 30 Bessemer St. Vincent de Paul, financial assistance, 9-10 a.m.; food pantry, 10 a.m. to noon. 906-663-4436. Ironwood St. Vincent de Paul, food pantry and financial assistance, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., located behind Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. 906-932-4325. 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. 906-667-1110. Al... Full story

  • Mahler to retire as Marenisco Township supervisor

    May 23, 2024

    By PAMELA JANSSON [email protected] MARENISCO TOWNSHIP — After nearly four years as Marenisco Township’s supervisor, Bruce Mahler has announced that he plans to retire as of the November election. “It’s time for me to do other things,” said Mahler, who also served as the township’s police chief for 17 prior years. Mahler also owns 5 Sons Brewing in Marenisco. “I’m not going anywhere,” he told The Globe on Tuesday. But he added that his pending retirement will give him more freedom. “Now, if I decide to go on a golf trip for a mon...

  • Ironwood memorial service honors UP's fallen officers

    May 23, 2024

    By PAMELA JANSSON [email protected] IRONWOOD - A memorial service for regional residents who died in the line of duty while employed in law enforcement was held in Ironwood on May 15. The annual U.P. Peace Officers' Memorial Service took place in the Lindquist Center of Gogebic Community College. The event honored officers of the U.P., as well as of border agencies in Wisconsin and Canada. Keynote speaker was Tiffany Romans, sister-in-law of Ervin Romans II, who died at the age of 43...

  • Jeffrey P. Hendrickson

    May 23, 2024

    CHOCOLAY TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Jeffrey P. Hendrickson, 75, of Chocolay Township, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Monday, May 13, 2024, working in his garden, doing what he loved. Jeff was born in Mt. Clemens, to Phillip A. and Ruth (Helmes) Hendrickson, the eldest of seven children. He grew up in Ironwood, attending the McKinley and Roosevelt Grade Schools and graduated in 1966 from Luther L. Wright High School. He attended Gogebic Community College in Ironwood for two years, majoring in bus... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    May 23, 2024

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, May 23 Bessemer St. Vincent de Paul, financial assistance, 9-10 a.m.; food pantry, 10 a.m. to noon. 906-663-4436. Ironwood St. Vincent de Paul, food pantry and financial assistance, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., located behind Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. 906-932-4325. 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. 906-667-1110.... Full story

  • Construction design on horizon for Gogebic County Fairgrounds

    May 16, 2024

    By PAMELA JANSSON [email protected] BESSEMER — Reconstruction at the Gogebic County Fairgrounds is moving closer to reality, thanks to action taken at a May 8 meeting of the county’s Economic Development and Capital Improvements Committee. Committee members voted to advise engineers and the county’s insurer to collaborate on preparing plans to rebuild a 4-H horse barn, a hay barn and a grandstands structure. All three were lost to fire nearly eight months ago. The Michigan Municipal Risk Management Authority is the county’s insurer...

  • County officials table action on fairground storage

    May 16, 2024

    By PAMELA JANSSON [email protected] Members of the Gogebic County Personnel and Negotiations Committee on May 8 tabled action in relation to county fairground winter storage. The motion recognized the associated need to gather additional information from Marlene Saari-Mieloszyk, former fairground coordinator. An as-yet-undated letter signed by Daniel Siirila, committee chairman, includes a list of questions in relation to how fairground storage has been managed. He already had sent a letter of similar questions to Thomas Hampston, a...

  • Gogebic County receives clean audit for 2022-23 year

    May 16, 2024

    By PAMELA JANSSON [email protected] The Gogebic County Board of Commissioners received a clean audit for the fiscal year of 2022-23. CPA Joe Verlin of Gabridge and Company of Grand Rapids provided the related report at the board's May 8 meeting. "Everything came back clean as of Sept. 30, 2023," said Verlin in the virtual presentation. "Your numbers were verifiable." Verlin said that county staff members were able to provide "accurate financial statements" and other related data. "Is...

  • Gogebic commissioners approve revised Fair Board bylaws

    May 16, 2024

    By PAMELA JANSSON [email protected] The Gogebic County Board of Commissioners on May 8 approved revised bylaws for the county Fair Board. The action followed a recommendation by the board’s Personnel and Negotiations Committee, which met just prior to the board meeting. No related discussion occurred in either meeting, but revisions made by James Lorenson were included within committee agenda materials. Lorenson chairs the county board and also is a member of the Fair Board. The first change reads as follows, under Article 1 Name, P...

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