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October First Friday returns to the street

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD — Ironwood’s First Friday celebration moves outdoors again for the first time since the monthly events went virtual last April due to the coronavirus pandemic. The October First Friday...

 

Wildcat Falls protected as a Community Forest

WATERSMEET - Several groups involved with the effort to protect Wildcat Fallson the Scott and Howe Creek near Watersmeet are declaring success with the acquisition of property that will put the area...

 

WUPHD reports first Baraga COVID death

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] HANCOCK — The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department confirmed Saturday that a third person in the region has died of complications surrounding COVID-19, as Baraga County had its first death tied...

 

Community Calendar

Email calendar items and community news to [email protected] For more information, call 906-932-2211. Tuesday, Sept. 29 Community Pickleball, 9-noon, Patterson Tennis Court, weather permitting. Gogebic County Veterans Service Officer,...

 

Resorts optimistic for regional skiing

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD — Area ski resort managers are optimistic that more regional skiers will stay closer to home this season and help boost the struggling...

 

UPSET seizes drugs in Bruce Crossing traffic stop

BRUCE CROSSING — A traffic stop in Bruce Crossing Thursday that was part of an ongoing drug investigation has led to the seizure of alleged crystal methamphetamine and the execution of a search warrant in the city of Hancock, a spokesperson with...

 

New bills seek change to mine inspector law

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] LANSING — Gogebic County and other Upper Peninsula counties without active iron or copper mines for decades have had difficulty finding qualified candidates for elected mining inspectors....

 

Water trail needs regional support

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD — The fate of a proposed water trail project may be with city, county and state collaborations, according to discussion at the Downtown Ironwood Development Authority meeting on Thursday. The...

 

Bessemer students return to class

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] BESSEMER — All fourth grade students were able to return to school on Thursday after a student in question tested negative for COVID-19. Students in one of the two fourth grade cohorts, along with their...

 

Ironwood board approves administrative contracts

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] IRONWOOD — The board of education for the Ironwood Area Schools approved new contracts for several district administrative positions Monday, as well as a change to the master administrator contract....

 

Bessemer extends comment period for US 2 detour

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] BESSEMER — The Bessemer City Council tabled the approval of the detour route for the U.S. 2 project on Monday to allow ample time for those residents that were unable to attend Monday's public hearing to...

 

GCC host canner gauge testing

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] IRONWOOD - Locals interested in canning foods got some assistance making sure their equipment was operating properly as Gogebic Community College hosted a...

 

Iron County announces new flu-shot dates

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] HURLEY — The Iron County Health Department announced several additional drive-thru flu clinics Tuesday as department staff encourage residents to get immunized in an effort to avoid an influenza...

 

Hurley School to end at-home learning next semester

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] HURLEY — A survey in which 90% of teachers say there are insurmountable challenges with combining in-school and at-home learning prompted the Hurley K-12 School Board to unanimously approve ending the...

 

More features appear at Downtown City Square

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD - Components of the Downtown City Square project are taking shape this week including the fountain-splash pad, pergola and bandshell canopy....

 

Bessemer sends home two classes as COVID precaution

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] BESSEMER — The Bessemer Area Schools sent home a kindergarten and fourth-grade class Monday as a precaution against COVID-19 after a student in each of the classes became ill. Bessemer Superintendent Dan...

 

Iron County changes flu-shot clinic dates

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] HURLEY — A delay in the shipping of the vaccine means the Iron County Health Department is delaying one of its planned drive-thru flu vaccine clincs, the health department announced Friday. “The...

 

Local farms host fall farm tour

By MEGAN HUGHES [email protected] SAXON, Wis. - Sunday was a beautiful day to be out and about in Saxon, Wisconsin. Local farms had gotten together and organized their "Saxon Fall Farm Market...

 

Mercer retires flags on Friday

By MEGAN HUGHES [email protected] MERCER, Wis. - People gathered at the Mercer Veteran's Memorial Friday evening in honor of the seventh annual flag retirement ceremony. The ceremony, held...

 

Mercer to consider blight officer

MERCER — The town of Mercer Board of Supervisors on Thursday discussed the possibility of hiring a part time blight officer while determining a course of action for repeated violations. A complaint from a neighbor brought an individual to the...

 

Local groups plan virtual races across region

IRONWOOD - With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic preventing large in-person gatherings, two Gogebic Range organizations are hosting virtual versions of their annual races. Both the organizers of the...

 

Absent voter ballot applications available

IRONWOOD — Ironwood citizens unable to vote at the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 3, may apply for absent voter ballots at the city clerk’s office in the Memorial Building at 213 S. Marquette St. Application can be made during regular business hours,...

 

Watersmeet begins school year on positive note

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] WATERSMEET - Wednesday's first full day of school this year "went as well as it could," according to Gerald Pease, superintendent of the Watersmeet K-12...

 

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