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Rise in lake levels tie for 1952 record

By KIM E. STROM IRONWOOD - High water levels in Lake Superior for the month of August 2019 have tied the record with that of 1952, according to Keith Kompoltowicz, chief of...


Michael 'Mike' Frederick Pogliano

SALINE, Mich. - Michael "Mike" Frederick Pogliano, 79, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019 at the St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. He was born on April 8, 1940 in Bessemer Township, Mich, the son of Seco... Full story


Saxon Harbor marina reopens today

SAXON, Wis. — It’s been 3 years, 1 month and 19 days since flooding from the July 11, 2016 storm, destroyed Saxon Harbor. Today, for the first time since that storm, boats will be able to use the harbor’s marina again. The marina’s new docks...


Xcel looks to reroute lines in Iron County

By RICHARD JENKINS HURLEY — In what they called the first step in the process, several Xcel Energy officials provided the Iron County Board of Supervisors with a broad outline of a proposal to reroute transmission lines...


Niilo Arthur Vuorenmaa

SAXON, Wis. - Niilo Arthur Vuorenmaa, 87, of Saxon, passed away Thursday morning, Aug. 15, 2019. Niilo was born on Sept. 27, 1931, in Ironwood, Mich., a son of Eric and Selina (Kitula) Vuorenmaa. He... Full story


Dorothy E. Peterson

VIROQUA, Wis. — Dorothy E. Peterson, 89, formerly of Ironwood, Mich. and Westby, Wis., died June 25, 2019, while in residence at the Bland-Bekkedal Center for Hospice Care in Viroqua. Dorothy was born in Cashton, daughter of the late Bernard... Full story


Community calendar

Tuesday, Aug. 13 Pickleball, 9 a.m.-noon, Patterson courts or Ironwood Memorial Building. Gogebic-Ontonagon Community Action Agency food commodity distribution for seniors, Pioneer Park Apartments tenants only, Ironwood, 9-10 a.m.; Our Lady of Peace... Full story


Mud Run delights crowds

By TOM LAVENTURE IRONWOOD - Big machines are as much a part of county fairs as 4-H and agriculture as the fans showed Sunday by cheering on the 15th annual Mud Run, one...


Baldwin tours Saxon Harbor

By RICHARD JENKINS SAXON, Wis. — As work continues to reopen Saxon Harbor’s marina three years after it was destroyed in the July 2016 storm, U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisconsin, toured the site Wednesday to see the p...


Last Union soldier honored in Saxon

By TOM LAVENTURE SAXON, Wis. - A unique ceremony was held Saturday at the graveside of a Civil War veteran in Lake View Cemetery in Saxon. More than 100 people watched...


Iron County Fair draws crowds

By RICHARD JENKINS SAXON, Wis. - The town of Saxon was the hot place to be this weekend as the Iron County Fair drew crowds from around the region. "(The fair) went really...


Fair-goers enjoy warm Saxon night on midway

By TOM LAVENTURE SAXON, Wis. - The midway wasn't officially open until 6 p.m. Friday, but that didn't stop hundreds of people from coming early to play games, eat food...


Iron County Fair kicks off with entries

By BRYAN HELLIOS SAXON - Tables were hosed off by the Saxon/Gurney fire department and animals bathed on Thursday in preparation for Iron County Fair. Brock Swartz, vice pr...


4-H fair exhibits see increase

By TOM LAVENTURE SAXON, Wis. - A fair without 4-H is not much of a fair. Around 41 members of 4-H will present more than 250 projects at the Iron County Fair from Friday...


Community calendar

Thursday, Aug. 1 Iron County Fair, Thursday-Sunday, Iron County Fairgrounds, Saxon. Pickleball, 9 a.m.-noon, Patterson courts or Ironwood Memorial Building. Gogebic County Veterans Service Officer, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Wakefield City Hall; 1-2 p.m.,... Full story


6 rescued from Marble Point

SAXON, Wis. - Six people are safe after the U.S. Coast Guard and local personnel rescued them Tuesday after they became stranded on the shores of Lake Superior in northern Iron County. The Ashland...


Iron County board approves placement loan

By RICHARD JENKINS HURLEY — It may be little consolation to the fact Iron County has to borrow close to $1 million, but the loan the Iron County Board of Supervisors approved Tuesday is for less money than what was...


Community calendar

Wednesday, July 31 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


Hurley Foundation inducts four

By RICHARD JENKINS HURLEY - The Hurley K-12 Commons Saturday was full as the community gathered to see the Hurley Education Foundation induct four new distinguished...


August 'Ray' Savera

PENCE, Wis. - August "Ray" Savera, 88, of Pence, passed away at his home on July 21, 2019, in the arms of his wife, Kathy, with his sister-in-law, Sally, by his side. He was born on Dec. 28, 1930, in... Full story


Documentary shows roots of 'flower power'

By TOM LAVENTURE IRONWOOD - Patrons said the topic of a music documentary drew them to the Historic Ironwood Theatre on Friday, but to have the filmmaker present with a...


Gogebic County 4-H holds day camp

By BRYAN HELLIOS IRONWOOD - Roughly 50 children participated in Gogebic County 4-H's Summer Day Camp held at the Gogebic County Fairgrounds on Wednesday. Ashley Dennis,...


David W. 'Hagar' Sears

SAXON, Wis. - David W. "Hagar" Sears, 72, of Saxon, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, June 20, 2019. He was born to William and Frances (Mashl) Sears on Nov. 11, 1946, in Ashland,... Full story


Franklin G. DuCharme

IRON BELT, Wis. – Franklin G. DuCharme, 86, a longtime resident of Iron Belt, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 30, 2019. Franklin was born on April 11, 1933, in Saxon, a son of Arthur and Anna (Ylitalo) DuCharme. He attended Saxon High... Full story


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