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Bessemer considering Special Assessment Tax

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] BESSEMER — The Bessemer City Council is considering implementing a special assessment tax to cover police and fire services. If passed, the tax would allow the city to generate additional revenue by...

 

Ironwood Township discusses health insurance premiums

By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] IRONWOOD — The Ironwood Township Board held a special meeting at the Ironwood Township Office on Monday for a workshop for the 2022 proposed budget. Supervisor Jay Kangas said that according to the renew...

 

Election Day ballot includes city races, ambulance question

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] Voters in the cities of Bessemer, Ironwood and Wakefield will choose their city councils and commissions, along with city and countywide ballot proposals in the Nov. 2 general election. The county’s...

 

Singer tells her story at meet and greet

By MEGAN HUGHES [email protected] IRONWOOD - Singer and songwriter Kelly Jackson performed alongside her band at the Historic Ironwood Theatre on Saturday evening, but before she took the stage...

 

Western U.P. sees more than 250 new COVID-19 cases

By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] HOUGHTON — The Western Upper Peninsula has seen its highest seven-day case count since the Western U.P. Health Department resumed its weekly updates on Aug. 26, according to a release from the health...

 

Iron County broadband question will move to vote

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] HURLEY — The Iron County Board of Commissioners will consider joining other rural Wisconsin counties in taking out an approximately $8 million bond that would allow a privately-owned company to...

 

Ambulance committee to conduct study

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] BESSEMER — The Ambulance Committee of the Gogebic County Board is currently seeking a firm to conduct a long-term feasibility study regarding rural service operations. Ambulance committee chair James...

 

Ironwood selfie stands in place

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD - The city of Ironwood is providing reminders for visitors and residents to captures the moment with a selfie when visiting the historical...

 

Hurley approves bond refinancing

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] HURLEY — The Hurley City Council on Tuesday approved a water and sewer bond refinancing that is intended to save the city approximately $2.1 million from current bond rates through 2049. The city’s...

 

Recreation Committee reviews site plans for trailhead

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] BESSEMER — The Bessemer Recreation Committee took a field trip across the street last week to the site of the city’s new Iron Belle trailhead, to be located behind city hall. City manager Charly Loper...

 

Ironwood well rehab completed

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD — The Ironwood City Commission on Monday approved payments and bid requests regarding the city wells, building demolitions and new equipment for public works.  The city commission approved th...

 

Wakefield to have transformer installed

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] WAKEFIELD — After going unnoticed for nearly 20 years, a transformer will soon be installed in pump No. 2, one of the city’s three variable-frequency drives, at the main lift station in the City of Wakef...

 

COVID outbreak forces cancellation of events

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] BESSEMER — An outbreak of COVID-19 within the Bessemer Area School district has forced the cancellation of multiple events, according to district superintendent Dan Niemi. The district was forced to...

 

Luther L. Wright celebrates homecoming

By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] IRONWOOD - Students from Luther L. Wright High School in Ironwood celebrated homecoming on Friday with a parade through downtown Ironwood, a football game...

 

Apportionment committee approves changes

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] BESSEMER — The Gogebic County Apportionment Committee on Thursday approved the new population-based voting district map to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2022.  The committee membersall favored the same...

 

Junior firefighters

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] HURLEY - Elementary students of Hurley K-12 School spent Thursday afternoon getting a first hand look at fire department equipment and learned about...

 

Hurley road work continues through fall

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] HURLEY — The city of Hurley Streets Department is working to get as many road and park projects completed as possible while the fall weather still allows. In his report to the Hurley Board of Public...

 

State superintendent visits Ironwood schools

By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] IRONWOOD - Michael F. Rice, Michigan's superintendent of public instruction, visited Luther L. Wright K-12 School Wednesday afternoon as part of his tour...

 

Marijuana retailers prepare sites

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD — Two companies that plan to open retail marijuana shops in Ironwood may soon start working on their facilities along Cloverland Drive. In the adult use marijuana establishments license...

 

Roundabout opens to traffic

By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] HURLEY - The new roundabout at the intersection of U.S. 2 and U.S. 51 opened to traffic on Wednesday. Construction on the area around roundabout is...

 

Community welcomes Denver Air

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD — The lobby of the Gogebic-Iron County Airport terminal was more full than most people could remember on Monday. There were several passengers arriving from Chicago, along with 22 passengers...

 

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