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  • Iron County Board welcomes new members, leaders

    Apr 18, 2024

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] HURLEY — As a result of an April 2 election, four new members of the Iron County Board of Supervisors took their oath of office on Tuesday afternoon. New leadership also was elected. The new members are Mario Loreti of District 2, Hurley Ward 2; Roxanne Lutgen of District 13, Mercer Ward 3; Doug Swartz of District 7, Kimball; and Paul Mullard of District 1, Hurley, Ward 1. A fifth new member — Rick Boes of District 11, Mercer Ward 1 — also was elected but was absent on a preplanned vacation. He filled the...

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    Apr 18, 2024

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    Apr 18, 2024

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  • Emberlight Festival looks to fourth season

    Apr 18, 2024

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] IRONWOOD - A launch party for the fourth annual Emberlight Festival, which will run for eight weeks this summer, took place Saturday night at Theatre North in Ironwood. It was an opportunity for festival co-founders Miles Mykkanen and Cindy Franck - who are also the creative director and artistic producer, respectively - to announce the new season's lineup of entertainment while also kicking off a fundraising raffle. "It's a little insane to me that we...

  • Hurley School District hires second counselor

    Apr 18, 2024

    By LARRY HOLCOMBE [email protected] HURLEY – The Hurley School Board agreed Monday to hire Jackie Franzoi as a school counselor beginning for the 2024-2025 school year. Her hire means the district will now have two school counselors. Franzoi will work with grades 6-12, while current K-12 counselor Sarah Eder will focus on K-5 beginning in the fall. Franzoi, a Hurley High School graduate, comes from a school counselor position at the Winter School District. The board meeting began w...

  • Watersmeet, Marenisco townships question PILT funds

    Apr 18, 2024

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] BESSEMER — Members of the Gogebic County Board of Commissioners voted April 10 to undertake discussions with Watersmeet and Marenisco townships regarding how PILT funds are distributed. The acronym PILT stands for “payment in lieu of taxes,” and representatives of the two townships approached commissioners with their related frustration in what they view as unfair allotments. According to the U.S. Department of the Interior, “Payments in Lieu of Taxes are federal payments that help local governm...

  • Dahlbacka, Kasper join Hurley City Council

    Apr 18, 2024

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] HURLEY — Two new faces joined the Hurley City Council on Tuesday as members took their oath of office from Clerk/Treasurer Stacey Wiercinski in a reorganizational meeting. Logan Dahlbacka and Joseph Kasper were newly elected on April 2 when the following incumbents were also re-elected: Jamey Francis, Rita Franzoi, Robert Lanctoe and Stephanie Innes. Joanne Bruneau was also re-elected as mayor. Seven persons had run for the six at-large council seats. Former Councilman Joseph Pinardi lost his seat by g...

  • Community Calendar

    Apr 18, 2024

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, April 18 Bessemer St. Vincent de Paul, financial assistance, 9-10 a.m.; food pantry, 10 a.m. to noon. 906-663-4436. Gogebic-Ontonagon Community Action Agency food commodity distribution for seniors, Bergland, Lake Gogebic Senior Center, 9:25-9:40 a.m. EDT; White Pine, Carp Lake Township Hall, 10-10:15 a.m. EDT; Ontonagon, Holy Family Catholic Church, 11-11:30 a.m. EDT; Mass City Resource Center, 12:30-1 p.m. EDT. Ironwood St.... Full story

  • Pioneers beat Devils at Mercer

    Apr 18, 2024

    By JASON JUNO [email protected] MERCER, Wis. — The first two batters went out in the bottom of the first inning. Jenny Klopatek still drove in a run, herself, diving in just ahead of the throw for an inside-the-park home run. It was an exciting first run for Butternut-Mercer’s first game in Mercer since the co-op formed in the 2017 season. It set the tone for a 12-5 Pioneers’ win over Ironwood in a non-conference game Tuesday night. And it was pretty fitting how the first inning went. The two batters who went out were from Butte...

  • Northstars win home opener

    Apr 18, 2024

    By JASON JUNO [email protected] HURLEY --- Hurley’s home opener came exactly one month earlier than last year’s May 11 game against South Shore. The Northstars defeated Butternut-Mercer 14-4 Thursday, April 11, and have since played two more home games. A more consistent schedule should give them more chances to play — and more chances to get better — compared to last year when it didn’t stop snowing until early May and they didn’t get outside here to even practice until after their 12th game. “We’ve got a lot to work on, we got to c...

  • 5 votes enough to win Iron County Board seat

    Apr 11, 2024

    By LARRY HOLCOMBE [email protected] HURLEY - A canvass of the April 2 election in Iron County by the county's Board of Canvass on Monday morning showed no problems, according to county officials. Board members included interim County Clerk Christan Brandt, Deputy Clerk Kathy Brauer and Clara Maki. Besides being the statewide presidential primary, the ballot also offered voters races for many local county, city, town and school board seats. A school bond referendum in Mercer was also...

  • Hurley's US 51 project set to start by end of month

    Apr 11, 2024

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] HURLEY — The start of Hurley’s U.S. 51 utility reconstruction project is now less than three weeks away as remaining snow quickly melts. “We should start the job on the 29th,” said Scott Santini, Hurley’s Public Works Director, at a Tuesday evening meeting of the Hurley City Council. He added that the city is already preparing for the work. “We’re figuring out some of the sewer issues,” said Santini. “We’re cameraing those, getting things set up so we don’t have any setbacks when they start later this...

  • Emma, Bree Besonen named to All-UP team

    Apr 11, 2024

    By JASON JUNO [email protected] MARQUETTE --- Ewen-Trout Creek's Bree Besonen joined a pretty exclusive club last week. The eighth grader was named to the All-U.P. Second Team at the 49th annual Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association girls basketball meeting last week. She's believed to be one of just three girls to ever be named to the All-U.P. team as an eighth grader. She knows the other two pretty well - they're her sisters. Elise Besonen made it in 2017 and...

  • Dolores 'Doey' C. Sullivan

    Apr 11, 2024

    MERCER, Wis. - Dolores "Doey" C. Sullivan (nee Mlynarczyk), 82, of Mercer, Wisconsin, formerly of Hurley, Sauk Village and Chicago, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2024. Dolores was born on June 9, 1941, in Chicago, daughter to Ceceila (Grabarek) and Francis Mlynarczyk. She married James T. Sullivan on Feb. 11, 1961, at St. Florian Catholic Church in Chicago. Surviving are her daughters, Kathy (Ron) Henchel of Sun Prairie, Sheila (Jeff) Gize of Mercer and Jenny Luse (Chip Orlikowski) of... Full story

  • Iron County voters turn out to polls

    Larry Holcombe|Apr 4, 2024

    While Mercer voters approved a school bond proposal, several incumbents in various local races across Iron County lost in Tuesday's election. The Mercer School District asked voters to approve a bond proposal to raise $800,000 a year beginning with the 2024-2025 school year, through the 2028-2029 school year for maintaining operations, programs and facilities. The measure passed 455 to 286, or 61% to 39%. A similar proposal failed last year 393-365 (52%-48%). Also in Mercer, Tanner Hiller...

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    Apr 4, 2024

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  • Iron County Forestry and Parks report numbers mixed

    P.J. Glisson|Apr 4, 2024

    HURLEY - The 2023 annual report of the Iron County Forestry and Parks Department includes both good and bad news. On one hand, the report summarized, "2023 proved to be a challenging financial year for the ICFD. Declining stumpage prices, lack of consistent pulpwood markets, and continued high inflation caused lower revenues and a higher cost of doing business." On the other hand, the report added, "The department still had another busy year with many recreational users visiting our county parks...

  • Jerome 'Jerry' Bolich

    Apr 4, 2024

    HURLEY, Wis. - Jerome "Jerry" George Bolich, age 86, of Hurley, went to his Heavenly home on Easter Sunday, March 31, 2024, at the Villa Maria Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Jerry was born the son of John and Wanda (Kasper) Bolich on Aug. 25, 1937, at the Newport Hospital in Ironwood. He attended Newport Elementary School and was a 1955 graduate of Luther L. Wright High School. Jerry went on to Michigan Technological University in Houghton majoring in civil engineering. Jerry was drafted... Full story

  • Robert Michael Helinski

    Apr 4, 2024

    HURLEY, Wis. - Robert Michael Helinski, 74, of Hurley, passed away on March 5, 2024, from natural causes. Robert was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Margaret; and his sister, Sue. He is survived by his two children, Margaret and Michael; and two grandchildren, Wes and Zack. Robert always found solace in places that were close to nature and farther from the world of man. Robert requested a cremation and that his ashes be scattered amongst a place that embraces the world's natural beauty.... Full story

  • Mary Ann Smith

    Apr 4, 2024

    IRONWOOD, Mich. - Mary Ann Smith, 82, of Ironwood, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, March 30, 2024. Mary was born the daughter of Earl and Mary (Ferrari) Proctor Sr. on June 20, 1941, in Detroit. Mary was united in marriage with Gerald Smith Sr. on Jan. 21, 1963. In her younger years, Mary owned and operated My Place Café in Ewen. She also worked as a CNA at Gogebic Medical Facility in Wakefield and at Josephson's Nursing Home in Ironwood. She spent many years as a hostess at... Full story

  • Calendar

    Apr 4, 2024

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, April 4 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

  • Tuesday Election Day in Wisconsin

    Mar 28, 2024

    By LARRY HOLCOMBE [email protected] Tuesday is Election Day in Wisconsin. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Not only is it the Presidential primary across the state, but there are also local county, city, town and school board seats up for election. There is also a bond proposal in the Mercer School District. While the presidential primary season is all but over because President Joe Biden, a Democrat, and former President Donald Trump, a Republican, are the only two candidates left standing before their parties’ conventions t...

  • Iron County board moves to Phase 2 of budget reform

    Mar 28, 2024

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] HURLEY — Members of the Iron County Board of Supervisors voted on Tuesday evening to approve Phase 1 recommendations for the 2024 budget. They also voted to establish a new capital fund that will be geared toward the ongoing goal of greater fiscal responsibility. Board Member Kurt Wolff, who has been leading the push for budgetary reform, summarized the results of Phase 1 that he had outlined in greater detail in a recent Finance Committee meeting. He said that, even after meeting with many department h...

  • Norma J. Pucilowski

    Mar 28, 2024

    BESSEMER, Mich. - Norma J. Pucilowski, age 86, formerly of Bessemer, died March 18, 2024. Norma Jane Schneider was born on Oct. 23, 1937, to the late Alfred and Mary (Selvig) Schneider in Jamestown, Michigan. Norma attended local schools in North Dorr, Michigan, and graduated high school from Catholic Central in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with the class of 1955. On Aug. 17, 1957, she was married to the late Donald "Patchy" Pucilowski at the Visitation Church in North Dorr. In 1969, they moved from... Full story

  • Kathryn Doris Jackson

    Mar 28, 2024

    IRONWOOD, Mich. - Kathryn Doris Jackson, age 77, of Ironwood, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 19, 2024, at Westgate Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after her long battle with multiple sclerosis. Kathy was born the daughter of Francis and Lois (Deringer) Chatterson on Nov. 8, 1946, in Park Falls, Wisconsin. She was a 1964 graduate of Hurley. Kathy was a seamstress for local manufacturers. She enjoyed flower gardening, playing Smear, and was a big Green Bay Packers fan. She will be... Full story

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