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Racers take to Wolverine for 8th annual Yooperbeiner

By MEGAN HUGHES [email protected] IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP - The eighth annual Yooperbeiner snowshoe race/walk was held Saturday at the Wolverine Nordic Ski Trails. Prior to the race, lead organizer...


Saxon-Gurney Fire Department holds fundraiser

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] SAXON, Wis. - The turnout was very good for the Saxon-Gurney Fire Department's largest fundraiser event on Sunday, according to Fire Chief Stacy Ofstad....


Fauerbach remembered with ABR bench

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] ERWIN TOWNSHIP - Just prior to the start of the 11th Sisu Ski Fest on Saturday morning a group of family and friends dedicated a spot where a longtime...


Thomas E. 'Tom' Popko Jr.

Hurley, Wis. - Thomas E. "Tom" Popko Jr., 91, of Hurley, passed away Jan. 7, 2020, at Villa Maria Nursing Home in Hurley after a brief illness. Tom was the eldest of nine children, born May 30, 1928,... Full story


Mary Loreti-Sears

SAXON, Wis. - Mary (Loreti) Sears passed away peacefully at Aspirus Hospital in Ironwood, Mich., on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. Despite all the physical problems Mary dealt with throughout her life, she... Full story

 By Larry Holcombe    News    January 9, 2020

Iron County ballots set for April 7 election

Ballots are set for the spring election in Iron County after Tuesday’s filing deadline. Besides the county board of supervisors, there are also elections on April 7 for mayor and city council seats in Hurley and Montreal, the Mercer town board and... Full story

 By Tom LaVenture    News    January 9, 2020

Board seeks counsel for Gogebic County's reimbursement case

BESSEMER — The Gogebic County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday approved 7-0 a new attorney to provide legal counsel for the ongoing retirement funds issue with the Western Upper Peninsula Manpower Consortium. Wendy Marcotte of Marquette, will pr... Full story


Don Stanley

IRONWOOD, Mich. - Don Stanley, 82, of Ironwood, passed away Sunday morning, Jan. 5, 2020. Don was born on May 28, 1937, in Iron River, a son of Edward and Florence (Sunn) Stanley. He attended... Full story


Snowshoeing through drizzle for cause

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD - With temperatures hovering around freezing and a cold drizzle coming down, people still showed up for the annual fundraising event Saturday ev...


Gogebic Range recovers from weekend snow storm

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD - The second storm of the week brought about 20.1 inches of new snow to the west and northwest of Ironwood over the weekend, said Taylor...


ADRC looks to move soon

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] HURLEY, Wis. — Staff of the Aging and Disability Resource Center of the North (ADRC) looks to move into the former Veterans of Foreign Wars building in Hurley by the end of the month, according to a re...


Karen Lauren

SCHOFIELD, Wis. - Karen Lauren, 77, of Gurney, went into the presence of our Lord on Nov. 20, 2019. Karen was born on May 26, 1942, in Saxon to Hilding and Ruth Norman. Karen graduated from Saxon... Full story


Hurley School District gets good report card

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD - Hurley School District is getting good marks from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction but it's just a snapshot report and the work...


Iron County enters into agreement with Enbridge

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] HURLEY — The Iron County Board of Supervisors approved an option agreement Tuesday that gives Enbridge Inc. the ability to purchase an easement on Iron County land if the company moves forward with a p...


Enbridge Energy gives pump station tour at Saxon facility

By KIM E. STROM [email protected] SAXON, Wis. - In an effort to be transparent, Enbridge Energy invited the media to attend a tour of its pump station in Saxon Thursday and was available to...


WHEAP accepting applications for energy assistance

By KIM E. STROM [email protected] HURLEY — The Iron County Department of Human Services is now taking application for the 2019-20 Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program by appointment only. New applicants must apply in person and must set...


Rise in lake levels tie for 1952 record

By KIM E. STROM [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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...


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