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Owls and bats at night, oh my!

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] HURLEY - The Hurley Public Library summer kids program continued Wednesday at Riccelli Park with "Critters of the night," a presentation on the unique...

 
 News    July 30, 2021 

County to consider broadband proposal

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] HURLEY — The Iron County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday scheduled a public hearing for a broadband access project. The 4 p.m. Aug. 31 hearing is to discuss the proposed Rural Open Access Design to...

 

Marenisco recovers from severe storm

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] MARENISCO - Clean-up continues in Marenisco after Monday night weather events took the town literally by storm. Marenisco Township Supervisor Bruce Mahler said...

 

Iron County sales taxes hits record for July

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] HURLEY — Sales tax revenues for July are the highest yet recorded, according to reports at the Iron County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday. In the county clerk’s report, Michael Saari said...

 

Storm leaves thousands without power

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD - The region is cleaning from a thunderstorm that rolled through Monday evening, leaving a string of fallen trees and power lines that left...

 

Wakefield gets outpouring of federal funding

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] IRONWOOD — Giddy moods prevailed on Monday evening as Wakefield City Manager Robert Brown Jr. reported to the City Council that two substantial sources of federal funding had been confirmed. According to...

 

Artist restoring a lost tradition to her people

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD - There were many lessons to learn by observing the process of basket weaving, from sourcing and processing of wood into materials and...

 

Heritage Festival to kick off this week

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] Iron County residents will celebrate their heritage over the next two weeks with a variety of events, including the county fair. It all leads up to the annual Iron County Heritage Festival — a compilation...

 

Airport board chooses jet service

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD - The Gogebic-Iron County Airport Board will recommend a jet service carrier to become the next Essential Air Service (EAS) provider, following...

 

Job fair attracts crowd to Depot Park

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] IRONWOOD — The Upper Peninsula Michigan Works! Office held its first job fair since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic on Thursday in Ironwood’s Depot Park. The job fair offered job seekers a chance to...

 

Kids learn about bubble-ology

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] HURLEY - Bubbles are fun to make, but a group of kids attending a weekly Hurley Public Library summer program found that they enjoyed learning about...

 

Storm sewer issues cause delays for Bessemer project

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] BESSEMER — The city of Bessemer’s water and sewer project is running behind schedule as a result of “quite a few” storm sewer issues on Galena Street, according to Kelly Heidbrier, an engineer with...

 

Gogebic County sees surge in COVID-19 cases

By Zachary Marano [email protected] IRONWOOD — Since the Western U.P. Health Department’s last update on July 1, there has been a surge in COVID-19 cases in Gogebic County. In the 19-day period between July 2-20, 33 people in the county...

 

Bessemer alleys to be paved

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] BESSEMER - The Bessemer City Council approved the paving of eight "maintained" alleys on Monday during its regular meeting. "The project contract was bid...

 

Hurley Education Foundation presents annual report

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] HURLEY - The Hurley Education Foundation presented its annual report to the Public School Board on Monday, with plenty of thanks in a celebration of givi...

 

Ironwood 'shifts gears' to school year

By Zachary Marano [email protected] IRONWOOD — The Ironwood Area Schools Board of education met Monday at Luther L. Wright High School to prepare for the start of the next school year. “It’s summer, at the same time a calm and very,...

 

Festival Ironwood closes with high praise

By P.J. GLISSON and TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD - After a long weekend that was jam-packed with a wide range of activities, Festival Ironwood came to a close and was declared a...

 

Mercer discusses renting and fireworks permits

By Zachary Marano [email protected] MERCER, Wis. — The town of Mercer Board of Supervisors met on Thursday to discuss a piece of property that is being operated as a tourist rooming house without a permit and the enforcement of the town...

 

Festival Ironwood pays tribute to founding member

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] IRONWOOD - Festival Ironwood kicked off at Depot Park on Thursday with a tribute to one of its founding members, A. Chris Bergquist, who died last year from...

 

Civic Center grand opening soon

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD — A grand opening for the Pat O’Donnell Civic Center is within sight now that the city has received a temporary occupancy permit to assume control of the facility. The city of Ironwood has...

 

Ironwood Walk, Run, Roll set for Saturday

By Zachary Marano [email protected] IRONWOOD - Festival Ironwood's weekend events will start with the Walk, Run and Roll on Saturday morning. Activities will include a two-mile walk/run and...

 

Airport schedules EAS interviews

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD — The Gogebic-Iron County Airport Board will hold two special meetings to interview three Essential Air Service applicants on July 22, according to a Wednesday news announcement.  The two...

 

Hurley looks to refinance bonds

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] HURLEY — The city of Hurley took another step toward refinancing water and sewer bonds with a resolution to seek bids for an opportunity to save millions of dollars over the existing bond rates. The...

 

Legion to dedicate flags today

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD - A renovated downtown war memorial will be dedicated this afternoon by members of the American Legion Post 5. A veterans honor guard will open...

 

Ironwood will not increase marijuana licenses

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD — The Ironwood City Commission did not act on the city planning commission recommendation to increase the number of available marijuana retail establishment licenses on Monday, with members...

 

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