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Aspirus ready for potential surge

By TOM LAVENTURE tlaventure@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD — With the expectation that the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases will increase, medical officials are calling for calm, continued self-isolation and to call ahead before going to a hospital...

 
 News    April 4, 2020 

Area funeral homes grapple with COVID restrictions on size of gatherings

By CHARITY SMITH csmith@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD — With rules against gatherings of more than 10 people in one place to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the funeral industry has had to make some adjustments. McKevitt-Patrick Funeral Home in...

 
 News    April 4, 2020 

Mercer board approves building improvements

By TOM LAVENTURE tlaventure@yourdailyglobe.com MERCER, Wis. — The Town of Mercer Board of Supervisors approved a new snowplow loan, bids for roof and siding, and a mowing contract at its regular meeting Thursday. There were 32 people who attended...

 

Whitmer suspends face-to-face classes for rest of year

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com LANSING - Michigan students almost certainly won't be returning to their classrooms this spring, after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Thursday she was...

 

Grocers install cashier shields

By TOM LAVENTURE tlaventure@yourdailyglobe.com The two major grocery stores in Ironwood and neighboring Hurley, Wisconsin have installed plexiglass shields at checkout stands. The shields are in place...

 

Hurley elementary teachers transition to online learning

By TOM LAVENTURE tlaventure@yourdailyglobe.com HURLEY, Wis. - Hurley elementary teachers say online learning was already utilized in the classroom setting and has made for a smooth transition in the...

 

WUPHD releases COVID-19 testing data

By TOM LAVENTURE and CHARITY SMITH news@yourdailyglobe.com HANCOCK — The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Gogebic County is now at two, and there are zero cases reported in Ontonagon County. The information released Tuesday from Western U.P....

 

Officials hear questions on enforcement of mandate

By CHARITY SMITH csmith@yourdailyglobe.com When Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer mandated that residents “stay at home” to help slow the spread of COVID-19, many residents wondered how this was to be enforced, and essential business owners...

 

Wisconsin seeks major disaster declaration for coronavirus

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com MADISON, Wis. -— Gov. Tony Evers is seeking a major disaster declaration for Wisconsin as the state continues to work to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Evers sent a letter to the Federal Emergency Man...

 

Transfer Station to remain closed

By TOM LAVENTURE tlaventure@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD - The Gogebic Range Solid Waste Management Authority plans to continue the shutdown of its transfer station and recycling facility for the...

 

Trump authorizes National Guard use for pandemic response

LANSING — The Michigan National Guard is now authorized to perform humanitarian missions around the state after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Monday President Donald Trump granted her request to allocate up to 3,000 members of the Michigan Army...

 

Absentee ballot requests soar in face of coronavirus

By CHARITY SMITH csmith@yourdailyglobe.com With the threat of the coronavirus looming everywhere, a record number of voters in Iron County, Wisconsin, are choosing to vote absentee in this year's...

 

Nursing homes work to maintain resident morale during pandemic

By CHARITY SMITH csmith@yourdailyglobe.com WAKEFIELD — Activities are continuing as scheduled for residents at Gogebic Medical Care Facility, they even enjoyed a visit and photo op with the Easter Bunny last week, in spite of the looming threat...

 

Ironwood changes meal distribution schedule

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD -- The Ironwood Area Schools is reducing the number of days it is distributing meals while classes remain cancelled in response to the...

 

Michigan schools look to state for direction as closure continues

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com As students across the state of Michigan continue to stay home in compliance with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s order closing schools in response to the coronavirus pandemic, districts await word on whether...

 

Area's COVID-19 exposure sites identified

IRONWOOD — The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department has identified sites that were visited by an individual who recently tested positive for the COVID-19 disease from the coronavirus pandemic. Local residents visiting these sites may be at...

 

Mercer school starts morning together online

By TOM LAVENTURE tlaventure@yourdailyglobe.com MERCER, Wis. - For students of the Mercer School District, homeroom is now literally homeroom. Since the school shutdown due to the coronavirus...

 

Agate hunting helps with cabin fever

By TOM LAVENTURE tlaventure@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP — The Lake Superior shoreline attracted several area residents during the warm sunshine on Friday. Lori Danella, of Hurley, said the...

 

Stormy Kromer filling medical mask, gown shortages

By TOM LAVENTURE tlaventure@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD - As a non-essential business during the coronavirus pandemic, Stormy Kromer found its niche making medical masks and gowns at a wartime...

 

First COVID-19 deaths in Iron, Gogebic counties reported

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com The presence of the coronavirus on the Gogebic Range was confirmed Thursday, not just with the announcement of the first positive cases but with the deaths of two people -- one each in Iron and Gogebic c...

 

Wisconsin election officials urge absentee voting

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Election Commission is urging the state’s voters to consider casting their votes in next month’s election via absentee ballot as a means of preventing the spread of...

 

Stores discourage hoarding, daily shopping

By TOM LAVENTURE tlaventure@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD - Local grocers are saying product shortages are temporary, and usually refilled in a day or two, while also emphasizing social distancing and...

 

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