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Heritage Festival to kick off this week

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] Iron County residents will celebrate their heritage over the next two weeks with a variety of events, including the county fair. It all leads up to the annual Iron County Heritage Festival — a compilation...

 

Regina Margaret McPherson

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Regina Margaret McPherson, 87, of Ironwood Township, passed away on July 5, 2021, at her home. She will be greatly missed by everyone. Regina was born on Jan. 14, 1934, in... Full story

 

Dorinda A. Holm

SAXON, Wis. - Dorinda A. (nee Lund) Holm, 72, of Saxon, passed away peacefully Friday, July 2, 2021, with her loving family at her side. Dorinda was born on Oct. 24, 1948, in Ironwood, Michigan. She... Full story

 
 By Tom LaVenture    News    July 3, 2021

Iron County sales tax revenue up

HURLEY — Iron County sales tax is up and it may be due to online shopping, or at least its ability to track purchaser origin for tax purposes, according to reports at the county board of supervisors meeting on Tuesday. The monthly sales tax for Jun...

 

Bass tournament on flowage brings smiles

By MEGAN HUGHES [email protected] GILE Wis. - The third annual Luoma's Saxon Pub Bass Tournament took place Saturday, with fishermen, local and visiting, gathering early in the morning to put...

 

Roque Guso

SAXON, Wis. — Roque Guso, 96, of Saxon, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, at his home in Saxon. Roque was born on Sept. 27, 1924, in Havana, Cuba, the son of Roque and Grace (Garcia)... Full story

 

Hurley approves Heritage Fest parade

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] HURLEY — The annual Iron County Heritage Festival parade and related events in Hurley are now approved to go forward, according to Mayor Jay Aijala. The Hurley City Council discussed the details of...

 

Contested short term rental permit passes committee

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] HURLEY — A contested conditional use permit to operate a tourist rooming house in Mercer passed the Iron County Comprehensive Planning, Land and Zoning Committee on Tuesday, with owners, neighbors and...

 

Keum Melander

DULUTH, Minn. - Keum Melander, 84, of Saxon, Wisconsin, passed away on Friday, June 4, 2021, at Essentia Health-St. Mary's Hospital in Duluth due to surgery complications. She has passed into the... Full story

 
 By Tom LaVenture    News    May 27, 2021

ATV-UTV Rally opens summer riding season

HURLEY — Local and visiting all-terrain and utility vehicle riders will converge on Iron County this weekend for the Memorial Day ATV/ UTV Rally from today through Sunday as the kick-off event of the summer trail riding season. The annual rally...

 

Memorial Day events return from pandemic

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] Area posts of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars are again hosting Memorial Day events as the pandemic rules now allow for most outdoor...

 

Iron County Fair set for Aug. 5-8

SAXON, Wis. — The Iron County Fair Board met Thursday and voted to go ahead with the 2021 fair for this summer. “After the incredible progress our community has made over the last year, the board felt confident that the fair could take place...

 

Iron County looks to add highway ATV access

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] HURLEY — Two area highways may soon allow all-terrain vehicle traffic to serve as connection segments with area trail systems, following action at the Iron County Highway Department Committee meeting o...

 

Spring planting

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] SAXON, Wis. - Lake Superior was stocked with approximately 25,000 yearling brown trout fish at Saxon Harbor on Wednesday by the Wisconsin Department of...

 

Iron County mulls Germania Hill access road

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] HURLEY — Iron County will soon consider building its own access road or updating its arrangement with a private landowner to reach a communication tower on Germania Hill in Hurley. At its Thursday...

 
 News    May 4, 2021

Kids get their own fishing opener

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] UPSON, Wis. - The Saturday Wisconsin fishing opener offered good weather and anglers at Weber Lake had a little extra special fun for families attending...

 

Jim Danielson

SAXON, Wis. - Jim Danielson, 62, of Ironwood, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 10,, 2021, while doing what he loved the most - spending time outdoors. Jimmy was born on August 19, 1958, in... Full story

 

Donald 'Don' Valkama

SAXON, Wis. - Donald "Don" Valkama, age 75, of Saxon, went to the abundant hunting and fishing area in the sky on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, unexpectedly at his home. Don was born on Feb. 8, 1945, to... Full story

 

Joyce M. Kallas (Baron)

HURLEY, Wis. - Joyce M. Kallas (Baron), 91, of Hurley, died peacefully Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021, at Villa Maria Health and Rehabilitation Center in Hurley after a lengthy illness of dementia. Her... Full story

 

Roundabout among 2021 road projects in Iron County

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] HURLEY - The plan for this season's road work in Iron County, including the construction of the county's first roundabout, is beginning to take shape...

 

Lightning blamed for power outage

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD - Lightning is said to have caused an equipment failure at an Ironwood substation, leading to a Monday morning power outage for much of Gogebic...

 

Kenneth Clement

AHSLAND, Wis. - Kenneth Clement, 80, of Saxon, passed away on Feb. 27, 2021. Kenneth was born on Aug. 13, 1940, in Saxon, the son of Joseph and Gladys Clement. Ken attended school in Saxon and... Full story

 

Iron County board discusses possible referendum

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] HURLEY — There may be a local referendum issue on the ballot next year after the Iron County Board of Supervisors discussed sending a proposal raising the county’s levy limit to voters Tuesday....

 

Robert J. Pieti

HURLEY, Wis. - Robert J. Pieti, 92 of Hurley, died peacefully at the Villa Maria Health and Rehabilitation Center on Dec. 18, 2020. He was born Sept. 1, 1928, in Saxon, the son of the late Carlo and... Full story

 

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