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Powell: Ironwood finances improved since '17-18 audit

By RICHARD JENKINS IRONWOOD — While Thursday’s audit presentation isn’t expected to bring good news regarding the state of the Ironwood Area Schools’ fund balance at the end of last year, Superintendent Travis...


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Tuesday, Oct. 16 Iron-Gogebic Integrated Family Services, 9-10:30 a.m., Iron County Courthouse, Hurley. 906-663-4045 or 715-561-2191. Gogebic-Ontonagon Community Action Agency food commodity distribution, 9-10 a.m., Pioneer Park Apartments,... Full story


Maxine Louise (Buccanero) Zelinski

MERCER, Wis. — Maxine Louise (Buccanero) Zelinski, of Mercer, passed away on Sept. 30, 2018, at the age of 94. Maxine was born to Louis and Jessie Buccanero on May 5, 1924, in Iron Belt. She grew up in the mining community of Iron Belt with a... Full story

 By Steve Newman    News    October 15, 2018

Color Peak

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP - The sun came out Saturday to help outdoor enthusiasts enjoy their visit to Copper Peak for the facility's first "Light to Night Festival." The festival ran from noon into the...


Pie social draws crowd to township church

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP - The parking area next to St. John's Lutheran Church was full and cars lined a section of Airport Road in Ironwood Township Saturday as the church held its annual pie social...


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Monday, Oct. 15 Gogebic County Health and Human Services Agency Board, 9 a.m., Gogebic County Medical Care Facility, Wakefield. Tai Chi for Health and Balance, 9 a.m., Mercer Community Center. Iron County Food Pantry, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 72 Michigan... Full story


Arloa (Lillstrom) Barnabo

MANITOWISH WATERS, Wis. - Arloa (Lillstrom) Barnabo died peacefully at her home on Oct. 11, 2018. She was born on Father's Day, June 18, 1933, to Mauri and Hilma (Johnson) Lillstrom. Arloa graduated f... Full story

 By Steve Newman    News    October 15, 2018

Madison Bach Musicians fill theatre with joyful music

IRONWOOD — A small but enthusiastic crowd enjoyed a musical performance from the Madison Bach Musicians Saturday night at the Historic Ironwood Theatre. The group is passionate about bringing the authentic sound of the Baroque musicians of the...


Rural ambulance costs high, rising in Gogebic County

Editor’s note: This is the second story in a three-part series on the Nov. 6 ambulance millage vote for Gogebic County. By RALPH ANSAMI While Beacon Ambulance presently provides ambulance service to much of Gogebic...


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Saturday, Oct. 13 Union Station Food Pantry/Food Bank, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 252 E. Ayer St., Ironwood. Story Time, 10 a.m., Wakefield Public Library. Stories, activities and a craft. 906-229-5236. Alcoholics Anonymous, 11 a.m., Salem Lutheran... Full story


Bernard J. McKevitt

IRONWOOD, Mich. - Bernard J. McKevitt, 84, a lifelong Ironwood resident, died unexpectedly on Oct. 2, 2018, at his home. Bernie was born on July 15, 1934, in Ironwood to Bernard and Francis... Full story


NMU places idea kiosk in GCC student lounge

By LARRY HOLCOMBE IRONWOOD - Gogebic Community College student Savannah Westie, of Mass City, knows about hard work, having hauled hay at a friend's farm near her home...


Gogebic County voters face crucial ambulance question

Editor’s note: This is the first story in a three-part series explaining the ambulance millage request that will be on the Gogebic County ballot in the Nov. 6 election. By RALPH ANSAMI BESSEMER — While Michigan’s Nove...


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Friday, Oct. 12 Mercer Cribbage, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Mercer Senior Center. Double Trouble, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Serenity Center, Ironwood. Mercer Food Pantry, noon-1 p.m., Railroad Street, Mercer, Wis. Emergencies: 715-476-7655. Alcoholics Anonymous/... Full story


Steady downpour sets record here

By RALPH ANSAMI IRONWOOD - Record rainfall for the 24-hour period to 7 a.m. Wednesday has sent Ironwood's 2018 precipitation total to nearly 11 inches above average. A...


Gogebic-Iron airport to receive $650,000 fire-rescue vehicle

By RALPH ANSAMI BESSEMER — It appears Gogebic County will receive a $650,000 fire and rescue vehicle for the Gogebic-Iron Airport at a cost of $8,125. The county board of supervisors on Wednesday approved a resolution...


Flood watch on in Gogebic County

BESSEMER — Gogebic County Emergency Government Coordinator Jim Loeper told the county board of supervisors Wednesday there were high water issues throughout the county, including possible flooding of the Presque Isle River in the Marenisco area....


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Thursday, Oct. 11 Pickleball, 9-11 a.m. Hemlock Avenue tennis courts, if raining, Ironwood Memorial Building. 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... Full story


Margaurite E. Wiele

WAKEFIELD, Mich - Margaurite E. Wiele, 88, of Ironwood, passed away on Oct. 8, 2018. Margaurite was born on May 12, 1930, in Edgeley, North Dakota, to Leonard and Antoinetta (Oleson) Orness. After... Full story


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Wednesday, Oct. 10 Christian Men of the Northland, 6:30 a.m., Uptown Cafe, Ironwood. Mentoring of Moms, 9-10:30 a.m., Range Community Bible Church, Hurley. 715-561-4355. Alcoholics Anonymous, open meeting, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood.... Full story


Ironwood's gas plant cleanup share $170,000

By RALPH ANSAMI IRONWOOD — The city of Ironwood must pay $170,000 as its share of the costs regarding the 2012 gasification plant clean-up project by the Environmental Protection Agency. The consent decree with the EPA...


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Tuesday, Oct. 9 Gogebic County Veterans Service Officer, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Ironwood Memorial Building. 906-667-1110. Friends of the Mercer Public Library, 10 a.m., library, Mercer, Wis. Pickleball, 9-11 a.m. Hemlock Avenue tennis courts, if raining,... Full story


William Leroy Friedli

IRONWOOD, Mich. - William Leroy Friedli, 89, of Bruce Crossing, passed away Sept. 29, 2018, at home with family by his side. "Bill" was born on May 3, 1929, in Bergland, son of the late Christopher... Full story


Gogebic Democrats open Ironwood office

IRONWOOD - With the mid-term elections only a month away, the Gogebic County Democratic Party has opened an Aurora Street office next to the Bake Superior business, which is in the former Ronnie's...


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