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Oversight Committee hears testimony in prison closure

By BRYAN HELLIOS IRONWOOD - The Michigan Senate Oversight Committee met Tuesday in Lansing to hear testimony regarding an auditor general's report concerning the Michigan Depar...


DAP recognizes national Youth Art Month

IRONWOOD - The Downtown Art Place will celebrate Youth Art Month in March as it continues to provide an opportunity for area students to showcase their artwork and for the public to recognize the...


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Wednesday, Feb. 20 Christian Men of the Northland, 6:30 a.m., Uptown Cafe, Ironwood. Alcoholics Anonymous, open meeting, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. DOVE Support Group, noon-2 p.m. 906-932-4990. Ironwood-Hurley Rotary Club,... Full story


Elaine Senia Niemi

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - On the morning of Feb. 18, 2019, Elaine Senia Niemi sat down for a long awaited chat and a cup of tea with her mom. At age 70, Elaine passed away at her home in Ironwood... Full story


Melinda S. Sanchez-Torres

CEDARTOWN, Ga. - Melinda S. Sanchez-Torres, 37, of Cedartown, formerly of Wakefield, Mich., passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. Melinda was born on Oct. 6, 1981, in Ironwood, Mich., a... Full story


Marenisco board discusses possible marijuana enterprise

By P.J. GLISSON MARENISCO - The question of how to manage the recreational marijuana business was a topic at a Monday evening meeting of the Marenisco Township board. Board...


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Tuesday, Feb. 19 Iron-Gogebic Integrated Family Services, 9-10:30 a.m., Iron County Courthouse, Hurley. 906-663-4045 or 715-561-2191. Wisconsin Veterans Employment Services Representative, 9-11:30 a.m., veterans service office, Hurley. 715-392-7808.... Full story


Donald L. DeRosie

BESSEMER, Mich. - Donald L. DeRosie, 90, of Bessemer, passed away Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 13, 2019. Donald was born on March 10, 1928, in Ironwood, a son of Napoleon and Sophie (Hewitt) DeRosie. He... Full story


Jennifer Lynn Kerkes

DULUTH, Minn. - My sweet daughter, Jennifer Lynn Kerkes, 45, passed away on Feb. 10, 2019, at St. Mary's Hospital in Duluth, with her loved ones at her side. She was born on Sept. 1, 1973, to... Full story


Olympus crews, volunteers help make races happen

By BRYAN HELLIOS IRONWOOD - The Ironwood Snowmobile Olympus featured USSA Prostar racing Saturday and Sunday at the Gogebic County Fairgrounds. Race Director Tom Auvinen said...


Wakefield Fire Department holds fishing contest

By BRYAN HELLIOS WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield Fire Department held its 10th annual fishing contest on Saturday on Sunday Lake. Volunteer fireman and chairman of the fishing...


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Monday, Feb. 18 Iron County Food Pantry, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 72 Michigan Ave., Montreal, Wis. 715-561-4450. Gogebic-Ontonagon Community Action Agency food commodity distribution, seniors, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m., 100 Mill St., Bessemer. 906-667-0283.... Full story


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Email calendar items and community news to For more information, call 906-932-2211. Saturday, Feb. 16 Union Station Food Pantry and Northern Food Bank, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 252 E. Ayer St., Ironwood. Alcoholics Anonymous,... Full story


Red Bull 400 returns

IRONWOOD - The Red Bull 400 will return to Copper Peak May 11. Last year, the inaugural competition saw more than 450 local, regional and international competitors in a 400-meter race which included s...


Accidental gun shot locks down Ironwood Walmart

By RICHARD JENKINS IRONWOOD — The accidental discharge of a gun drew a police response and temporarily locked down the Ironwood Walmart Thursday afternoon. Deputies with the Gogebic County Sheriff’s Department...


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Friday, Feb. 15 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


Superior man sentenced for fatal accident

By RICHARD JENKINS HURLEY — A Superior, Wis., man pleaded no contest to three counts and was sentenced in Iron County court Wednesday for his role in a fatal car crash in the town of Saxon. Jesse Troy Gasper, 35, was...


Lorenson appointed to Gogebic County Board of Commissioners

By BRYAN HELLIOS BESSEMER - The Gogebic County Board of Commissioners approved James Lorenson's appointment to the board and he was sworn into office by County Clerk Gerry...


GCC negotiating with presidential candidate

IRONWOOD — Gogebic Community College officials are in contract negotiations with Stacy Young, of Goshen, Ind., with hopes she'll become the next president of the college. “Dr. Young is a forward thinking and entrepreneurial leader. She is...


Community calendar

Thursday, Feb. 14 Pickleball, 10 a.m.-noon., Ironwood Memorial Building. Strong Bones Class, 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.. Mercer Community Center. Gogebic County Veterans Service Officer, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Wakefield City Hall; 1-2 p.m., Watersmeet... Full story


GIANT search leads to Ironwood arrest

IRONWOOD — One man is in custody following the execution of a search warrant in the city of Ironwood Tuesday. The Gogebic Iron Area Narcotics Team executed the warrant as part of an investigation into the sale of methamphetamine in Michigan and...


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