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DIDA starts preparing a downtown development plan

By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] IRONWOOD — The Downtown Ironwood Development Authority held an initial meeting on Thursday with the Grand Rapids-based firm McKenna for the preparation of a downtown development plan and the...

 
 News    May 28, 2022 

Bessemer graduates attend senior tea

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] BESSEMER - Members of the Bessemer high school class of 2022 celebrated their graduation with the return of the annual senior tea on Thursday afternoon at th...

 

Ewen-Trout Creek presents Evening of the Arts

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] EWEN - The Ewen-Trout Creek School offered its Evening of the Arts on Wednesday and it was chock-full of melodic voices, jazzy instrumentation, delightful art...

 

John Jarvi Memorial Run returns Saturday

By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] IRONWOOD — After being canceled two years in a row because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the John Jarvi Jr. Memorial Run is returning to Ironwood on Saturday morning. The race is being organized by Luther L....

 

Highland Copper eyes Copperwood development in 2023

By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] LONGUEIL, Quebec — The Canadian copper development company Highland Copper Company reported on Wednesday that it is aiming to initiate construction activities at its Copperwood Project in Gogebic County...

 

Author talk draws attention to history

By MEGAN HUGHES [email protected] IRONWOOD - The Ironwood Carnegie Library, through the Library of Michigan, hosted author John Smolens for an "evening with author" on Tuesday evening. The event...

 

Gogebic Conservation Service offers many benefits

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] BESSEMER - The Gogebic Conservation District has been based in Bessemer for more than six decades, but Mayor Adam Zak noted at Monday evening's Bessemer City...

 

Ironwood recognizes EMTs, city manager

By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] IRONWOOD — In recognition for saving the life of an area resident, an Ironwood Public Safety officer and three staff from Beacon Ambulance Service were honored by the Ironwood City Commission at its...

 

Bessemer VFW holds fundraiser for Honor Flights

By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] BESSEMER — The Honor Flight Network celebrates America’s veterans by inviting those who served from 1941-1975 on all-expenses-paid trips to Washington D.C. to visit and reflect at the nation’s...

 

Northwoods Manufacturing holds open house

By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] HURLEY - Hurley School District students enrolled in the Northwoods Manufacturing program had a chance to show how the student-run business functions on a...

 
 By Charity Smith    News    May 21, 2022

Bessemer detour to begin May 31

BESSEMER - Construction season is fast approaching and Bessemer is gearing up for the second phase of its two large construction projects: a rebuilding of U.S. 2 through town and the city's water and...

 
 By Zachary Marano    News    May 21, 2022

COVID-19 community levels increase in Gogebic, Ontonagon

HANCOCK — New COVID-19 cases in the western Upper Peninsula continued to rise over the past seven days as Gogebic and Ontonagon counties moved from low to medium COVID-19 community levels, according to an update from the Western Upper Peninsula...

 

Ironwood school students learn local history through art project

By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] IRONWOOD - To help students from Luther L. Wright K-12 enjoy the warmer weather and learn about the western Upper Peninsula's history of mining...

 

Lashua gets down to business

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] IRONWOOD — Now that Chad Lashua has taken on the role of vice president of business services, Gogebic Community College now has all its vice presidential positions filled. Lashua is the former director of...

 

Iron County ATV/UTV trails to open Friday

By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] HURLEY — At the Iron County Forestry and Parks Committee meeting last week, department head Eric Peterson said they anticipated that the county ATV/UTV trails would open by the end of the month. On...

 

Wakefield-Marenisco Schools hold spring concerts

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] WAKEFIELD - A large crowd filed into the Wakefield-Marenisco gymnasium twice on Tuesday to hear students in the school's music program perform in their...

 

Ironwood Schools approve 2022-2023 calendar

By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] IRONWOOD — Students at Luther L. Wright K-12 School will have a somewhat different academic year when they return from summer break in August. The Ironwood Board of Education approved the 2022-2023 schoo...

 

Ontonagon Labor Festival looks back to normal after two years

ONTONAGON — The Ontonagon Labor Festival will be back looking like the festivals of old after two years of altered format because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The festival will celebrate its 66th year as the welcome to fall Sept. 2-4. The Labor Day...

 

'Click-it or Ticket' encourages driving safety

MARQUETTE — Michigan State Police and other local law enforcement officials are reminding the public about the importance of wearing a seatbelt as the Memorial Day holiday weekend approaches. The Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning is...

 

Accent! performs at the HIT

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] IRONWOOD - Luther L. Wright middle and high school vocal students offered their annual spring concert at the Historic Ironwood Theatre on Saturday night....

 

DDA not eligible for stamped concrete; MDOT to lay grass

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] BESSEMER - Several people came to the Bessemer Downtown Development Authority meeting on Wednesday evening to hear a discussion about the possibility of...

 

Western UP's seven-day COVID-19 case count increases to 92

By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] HANCOCK — There were almost 100 new COVID-19 cases but zero deaths across the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department’s five counties in seven days from May 4-11, a Wednesday briefing from the...

 

Gogebic Range Trail Authority to clean trails in the county

By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] The Gogebic Range Trail Authority will perform a spring cleaning on Saturday of the snowmobile and ATV trails going from Marenisco west to the Montreal River and the border with Wisconsin, trail authority...

 

Wakefield pickleball players wish to share tennis courts with planned skateboard park

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] WAKEFIELD - After months of anticipation, planning and fundraising to build a skate park on the Eddy Park tennis courts by middle school students at the...

 

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