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FEMA begins payment process for 2018 storms

By RICHARD JENKINS HURLEY — The process of reimbursing local communities for damaged sustained during a pair of storms last year is under way as the Federal Emergency Management Agency has begun issuing checks to Iron...


Contractor recommended for Saxon Harbor campground rebuild

By RICHARD JENKINS HURLEY — Iron County won’t be able to officially award the contract until federal officials sign off, but the county’s forestry committee recommended a contractor for building Saxon Harbor’s camp...

 By Larry Holcombe    News    April 1, 2019

Wisconsin heads to polls Tuesday

Tuesday is election day in Wisconsin with many candidates across the state running for local offices. In Iron County, the elections are for town offices and school boards, as well as a pair of seats on the Montreal city council. There’s also a...


Peter Roy Stevens

WAUSAU, Wis. — Peter Roy Stevens, 50, of Saxon, passed away on March 9, 2019, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital in Wausau after a brief illness surrounded by his friends and family. Peter was born July 19, 1968, to Clarence and Gay (Pollari) Stevens in... Full story


Committee approves new campground, marina prices

By RICHARD JENKINS HURLEY — The Iron County Forestry and Parks Committee approved new rates for some of the county’s campgrounds and the Saxon Harbor marina Tuesday, partially in recognition of the improvements made...


Stuart Anderson

ASHLAND, Wis. — Stuart Anderson, 54, of Saxon, passed away on Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, at the Golden Living Center in Ashland, with his sister by his side. Stuart was born Nov. 2, 1964, to Rodman and... Full story


Rowe gives instruction on making maple syrup

By RICHARD JENKINS SAXON, Wis. — Residents interested in learning more about maple syrup had a chance to learn more about the process of tapping maple trees and making...


State considers reclassifying County A

By RICHARD JENKINS HURLEY — The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is considering reclassifying Iron County’s County Road A in the town of Saxon, changing it from a rural major collector to a rural minor...


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...


Charlotte Alice Sunie

HURLEY, Wis. - Charlotte Alice Sunie, 92, of Carey Township, passed away, surrounded by her loving family, on Feb. 2, 2019, at Sky View Nursing Center in Hurley. Charlotte was born on June 17, 1926,... Full story


James Wayne 'Jim' Ansami

SAXON, Wis. - James Wayne "Jim" Ansami, 62, of Saxon, died peacefully at St. Mary's Hospital in Duluth Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, about two weeks after being diagnosed with brain cancer. The son of... Full story


Sheriff Samardich announces Iron County department promotions

HURLEY - Iron County Sheriff Paul Samardich recently announced several promotions within the Sheriff's Department. Deputy Jason Geach was promoted to chief deputy. He will be second in command in the...


Iron County undersheriff position eliminated, Geach named chief deputy

By RICHARD JENKINS HURLEY — Iron County’s sheriff department no longer has an undersheriff. Instead, a chief deputy will be the department’s second highest-ranking employee after the Iron County Board of Supervisors...


Robert "Snuffy" Parrell Ofstad

GURNEY, Wis. - Robert "Snuffy" Parrell Ofstad, 88, of Gurney, Wis., passed away with his family by his side on Jan. 27, 2019. Robert was born Aug. 5, 1930 in Superior, Wis., to parents Inga (Swanson)... Full story


GRTA heats up cold day with pancake breakfast

By STEVE NEWMAN WAKEFIELD — Even with below-zero temperatures, the atmosphere in the Wakefield VFW was jumping Saturday morning as the Gogebic Range Trail Authority held its inaugural pancake breakfast for hungry residents...


Edward Roland Huhtala

IRONWOOD, Mich. - Edward Roland Huhtala, 77, of Saxon, passed away on Jan. 17, 2019. Edward was born on July 9, 1941 in Saxon to Lauri and Aune (Rinta) Huhtala. He was a graduate of Saxon High School... Full story


Whitecap resort back in business day after lodge burns

By P.J. GLISSON UPSON, Wis. - Despite a Friday fire that destroyed its main lodge, the Whitecap Mountains Resort was open for business on Saturday. "The lifts were operational...


Senators seek answers on border wall impact on local projects

By RICHARD JENKINS Michigan’s two senators are looking for answers regarding whether any Great Lakes projects could be impacted by President Donald Trump’s effort to build a wall on the southern border. Citing a...


Iron County spring ballot takes shape

By RICHARD JENKINS Iron County voters will head to the polls on April 2 for the state’s spring election, but before that one town — Mercer — will see a primary election on Feb. 19. The race for two spots on the...


Michael 'Mike' Frederick Fauerbach

IRONWOOD, Mich. - Michael "Mike" Frederick Fauerbach, 67, of Saxon, Wis., passed away on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, while doing what he loved - skiing in the woods. Mike was born on April 21, 1951, to... Full story


Local competitor dies in Sisu's Heikki Lunta ski race

By RICHARD JENKINS IRONWOOD — The death of a competitor cast a cloud over the 10th annual Sisu Ski Fest this weekend, as Mike Fauerbach passed away on-course during the 15K Heikki Lunta cross country ski race Saturday. ...


Guy Richard Tilton

HURLEY, Wis. - Guy Richard Tilton Sr., 67, of Hurley, passed away on Jan. 10, 2019, at his home. Guy was born on Sept. 25, 1951, in Ironwood, Mich., to William James Tilton and Rosemary (Wiita) Tilton... Full story


Forestry committee recommends Saxon Harbor swap

By RICHARD JENKINS MERCER, Wis. — While the future of the Saxon Harbor campground remains uncertain, the Iron County forestry committee is recommending a land swap if the decision is to made to proceed with its construct...


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