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Commission hears court planning update

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] BESSEMER — County judges reported Wednesday that an ongoing strategic plan process, although slowed by the coronavirus pandemic, has exceeded expectations in terms of participation and results. The rep...

 

More ballots return as clerks ready for weekend hours

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] As Election Day nears on Tuesday the city and county clerks of Gogebic County will be open Saturday, and some on Sunday, to allow for absentee voters to pick up and drop off ballots in person the final...

 

Ironwood library moves to curbside service

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] IRONWOOD – The Ironwood Carnegie Library reverted back to curbside only services this week as a result of the recent spike in COVID-19 cases in Gogebic County....

 

County board approves forestry work plan

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] HURLEY — The Iron County Board of Supervisors approved the 2021 work plan for the county forestry department, as well as a resolution allowing the county to seek grants to administer the county...

 

World Fest begins again

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD - With a little pandemic imagination the partnership that brings international performers to Ironwood will continue to educate in the schools...

 

Gogebic County MTA meeting features departing members

Gogebic County MTA meeting features departing membersning that the total years represented two different stints in charge. "I've enjoyed it most of the time." He said he has appreciated the past...

 

City approves odor nuisance ordinance

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD — The city of Ironwood continues to revise the city code related to the adult-use marijuana ordinance. The commission 4-0 approved to amend the city nuisance ordinance to address odors at its...

 

Preparations begin again for new school windows

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] BESSEMER - Dan Niemi, superintendent of Bessemer Area Schools told the school board Monday that workers from St. George Glass of Iron Mountain have started...

 

Jack Frost parade canceled, new events emerge

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD — The Jack Frost Parade has been canceled due the increase in COVID-19 cases in the area leading to local spread of the virus, but the Ironwood Area Chamber of Commerce has several ideas to...

 

COVID numbers continue to rise

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to increase in the region so has the death toll. Gogebic County has had a total of 259 positive cases and 110 probables since the virus was first confirmed...

 

GCC Ironwood campus goes virtual

IRONWOOD – The Ironwood campus of Gogebic Community College switched to a virtual learning platform on Monday, in an effort to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, according to a press release. “While challenging, we are still able to...

 

'Giving Fence' provides winter accessories to Wakefield kids

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] WAKEFIELD - Students in need of new hats, gloves and scarves were welcome to pick them up throughout Saturday at the Wakefield-Marenisco K-12 School. As part of...

 

Ironwood moves K-6 to remote learning

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] IRONWOOD -- The Ironwood Area Schools is moving its elementary students to remote learning for at least the rest of the month, district officials announced Thursday night. The district cited the...

 

Miskovich resigns from council

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] BESSEMER — Bessemer City Councilman Lou Miskovich officially resigned on Thursday, claiming a lack of communication and “petty behavior” among the councilors as reasons for his decision to step down....

 

Hurley home damaged in fire

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] HURLEY - Two Hurley residents were displaced due to an early Friday morning fire on the corner of Hematite Street and 6th Avenue South. The Hurley Fire...

 

Voters to decide on Ironwood schools millage renewal

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] IRONWOOD -- Among the items voters within the boundaries of the Ironwood Area Schools district will be deciding in the Nov. 3 election is a renewal of the district’s operating millage. The ballot...

 

Township plans remote meeting

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP -- After last week’s board of trustees meeting was canceled due to a possible COVID-19 exposure, Ironwood Township officials are expecting the Oct. 26 meeting to be held remotely....

 

Washington Elementary remains virtual, ADJ returns to in-person learning

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] BESSEMER - Students at A.D. Johnston Junior and Senior High School returned to in-person learning on Thursday for the first time since 11 positive cases of C...

 

Gogebic County tops 100 active COVID cases

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] HANCOCK -- Gogebic County has over 100 active cases of COVID-19, according to the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department -- a stark contrast from the single-digit case numbers reported less than one...

 

No change in Hurley School pandemic policy

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] HURLEY — The Hurley K-12 School administrator recommended no changes regarding pandemic attendance policies at the Monday school board meeting. Last March no one could predict what the situation would...

 

Churches to ring bells to remember those who have died

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] IRONWOOD - The Lutheran churches that are part of the Northern Great Lakes Synod are inviting churches of all faiths to ring their bells for five minutes...

 

Ironwood board passes extended learning plan

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] IRONWOOD -- In what will likely be the first of many such votes, the Ironwood Area Schools’ board of education approved the district’s Extended Continuity of Learning Plan Monday. Superintendent...

 

Holiday decorations will go up along US 2

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD - A lot of time and effort has gone into beautifying the downtown but some of that love is now going to the Ironwood business route along U.S. 2...

 

Hurley K-12 School budget approved

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] HURLEY — The Hurley K-12 School District Board unanimously approved its 2020-21 budget following a hearing and annual meeting on Monday. The board approved a general fund amount of $2,774,576. The...

 

United Way fund drive underway

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] IRONWOOD — The Gogebic Range United Way fund-drive campaign for 2021 is underway, despite being forced to cancel its annual fundraising dinner, because of COVID-19 restrictions on large gatherings. The...

 

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