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Ironwood celebrates winter with Jack Frost Festival

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD - As they have for 25 years, residents of Ironwood and the surrounding area came out to celebrate winter Saturday during the city's Jack Frost...

 

Russell L. Rundell

IRONWOOD, Mich. - Russell L. Rundell, 87, a longtime Ironwood resident, passed away on Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. Russ was born on Nov. 22, 1932, in North Bessemer, a son...

 

Mercer Candy Cane Celebration major hit

By P.J. GLISSON news@yourdailyglobe.com MERCER - Mother Nature smiled along with local residents as temperatures near 30 degrees helped to make the Mercer Candy Cane Christmas Celebration a big...

 

Gov. Whitmer announces new resource for sexual assault survivors

YPSILANTI — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced a new resource for sexual assault survivors last week that is designed to improve access to counseling resources. Whitmer announced Tuesday that, in addition to calling the state’s 855-VOICES4 sexual...

 

Mercer snowmobile trails open

By TOM LAVENTURE tlaventure@yourdailyglobe.com MERCER, Wis. - Around half of the 255 miles of funded snowmobile trails in the Mercer area are now open, according to the nonprofit group that maintains...

 

MTA members retain same leadership for 2020

By P.J. GLISSON news@yourdailyglobe.com MARENISCO - Members of the Gogebic County Chapter of the Michigan Townships Association voted Thursday evening to reinstate the same officers for duty in 2020....

 

Town of Pence gets over $600,000 in USDA funds

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com WASHINGTON — The town of Pence is in line to receive over $600,000 in federal funds to help with a sewer project, the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Rural Development announced recently. “It's great...

 

Bond reduced in Kimball asphalt plant bombing case

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com HURLEY — The bond for a Kimball, Wisconsin man accused of bombing an asphalt plant in 2015 was reduced in Iron County court Wednesday, and a date was set for the case to go to trial. Judge Ann...

 

Bessemer Public Library to hold Gingerbread House build

BESSEMER — The Bessemer Public Library will host its eighth annual Gingerbread House building and decorating event in the Bessemer City Hall’s auditorium on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. The library will hold a second helping of the event on...

 

Mercer to consider trails with road repair

By TOM LAVENTURE tlaventure@yourdailyglobe.com MERCER, Wis. — Several members of the Sno-Goers snowmobile club attended the town of Mercer Board of Supervisors meeting Thursday, to advocate for improvements to a road that will allow a new trail...

 

Families join Ironwood students for holiday lunch

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD - The Luther L. Wright K-12 School's cafeterias were extra crowded during lunch Wednesday as the district hosted the first of this year's...

 

Mercer cemetery records updated to digital age

By TOM LAVENTURE tlaventure@yourdailyglobe.com MERCER, Wis. - A Mercer official has spent the better part of a year updating the records of a 110-year-old town cemetery. Opal Roberts, who has been an...

 

Ironwood Memorial Building evacuated for gas leak

By TOM LAVENTURE tlaventure@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD — A gas leak resulted in a brief evacuation of the city of Ironwood Memorial Building on Wednesday morning. When staff arrived to open the building there was a smell of gas, said Karen...

 

Wakefield board discusses snowmobile noise complaints

By P.J. GLISSON news@yourdailyglobe.com WAKEFIELD - Snowmobile season in Gogebic County started on Sunday, and it is expected to start in Iron County on Thursday at 8 a.m. That means drivers of such...

 

Bessemer boards discuss plans, successes

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com BESSEMER — The boards, commissions, committees and councils that run the city of Bessemer gathered Tuesday night to discuss their efforts over the past year and what they hope to accomplish in 2020....

 

Troopers concerned about scams

By TOM LAVENTURE tlaventure@yourdailyglobe.com WAKEFIELD — The Michigan State Police say they are concerned about a recent rise in area residents falling victim to scams. People most often call law enforcement about a possible scam, and they...

 

Gogebic Range recovers from weekend snow storm

By TOM LAVENTURE tlaventure@yourdailyglobe.com 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...

 

Ontonagon prepares for Home Town Christmas

By JAN TUCKER jantuck@jamadots.com ONTONAGON — Home Town Christmas in Ontonagon has become a favorite way to welcome the holidays to Ontonagon over the last 19 years. The festival starts Thursday and ends with a big parade and a visit by Santa...

 

Former Bessemer drug dealer arrested in Duluth fentanyl bust

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com DULUTH — A Chicago man who was sentenced to federal prison for dealing heroin in Bessemer in 2016 was arrested late last month in Duluth, in what authorities there say may be the biggest fentanyl...

 

Storm no match for Warren Miller film buffs

By P.J. GLISSON news@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD - Despite a winter storm stirring, locals and tourists packed the Historic Ironwood Theatre on Saturday night to watch the latest Warren Miller film ca...

 

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