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Michigan unemployment claim system under fire

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] WAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP — An aide for Rep. Greg Markkanen, R-Hancock, visited the Tuesday evening meeting of the Wakefield Township Board of Trustees and quickly heard complaints regarding delayed processing of...

 

Iron County US 2 project begins

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] SAXON, Wis. - Drivers traveling on U.S. 2 near Saxon may notice some increased construction activity as work began on several culverts Wednesday. The...

 

Human Services Board recommends counsel change in child cases

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] HURLEY — The Iron County Human Services Board is recommending the county board pass a resolution changing who will handle certain legal processes involving children in the county. The resolution ...

 
 News    July 8, 2020 

3 new Gogebic COVID cases reported

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] HANCOCK — As local health officials report new cases connected to the coronavirus pandemic in Gogebic County, the Bayfield County Health Department is warning people attending a hockey tournament in...

 
 News    July 8, 2020 

Work on new Iron Belle segment continues

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] BESSEMER TOWNSHIP — Work continues on building the next segment of the non-motorized Iron Belle Trail, which will extend the existing trail from Moore...

 
 News    July 8, 2020 

Hurley closes city offices due to COVID-19 increase

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] HURLEY — As of Tuesday, the Hurley City Hall building was again closed to general entry until further notice. The announcement Monday on the social media pages of the Hurley Chamber of Commerce and...

 

Mercer events draw big crowds

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] MERCER, Wis. - With so many Fourth of July events canceled in the area, the Mercer community hosted a large crowd Saturday for its Fourth of July parade...

 

Ontonagon gets first COVID-19 case

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] HANCOCK — Ontonagon County has its first case of COVID-19, the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department announced over the weekend. Department officials said they were notified of the positive test...

 

Planning commission to consider light industry zoning

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD — The city of Ironwood Planning Commission on Thursday directed community development staff to move forward with preparing a light industrial zone proposal to accommodate a local expansion....

 

County board stresses importance of census participation

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] HURLEY — Iron County needs more of its residents to complete the census. That seemed to be the consensus at the Iron County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday. Iron County residents are filling out...

 

Marty's Goldenaires offer 4th of July concert

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] BESSEMER - Marty's Goldenaires Drum and Bugle Corps recorded its Fourth of July concert Wednesday evening at Massie Field in Bessemer. The concert will be...

 

City eases back to regular summer business

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD — The city of Ironwood’s office of Community Development is now shifting focus back to long-term projects after concentrating almost exclusively on COVID-19 relief efforts for small...

 

Iron County reports new COVID case

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] HURLEY — The number of positive COVID-19 cases in Iron County continues to climb as the Iron County Health Department reported another positive case Tuesday. The post on the department’s Facebook...

 

Ironwood begins graduation ceremonies

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] IRONWOOD - In the past, graduation in Ironwood has meant families filling the upper level of the John Krznarich Gymnasium and rows of graduates in robes...

 

GCC board votes to increase tuition

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] IRONWOOD — The Gogebic Community College board voted to increase tuition by 2.4% for local students and 2.5% for out of district/state students on Tuesday, during its first in-person monthly board meeting...

 

Ironwood school changes food distribution plans

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenk[email protected] IRONWOOD - Now that the staff and volunteers had a couple weeks of experience with various food distribution events the district offers, the Ironwood...

 

Ontonagon discusses school budgets

By JAN TUCKER [email protected] ONTONAGON — Finances and budgets were heavily on the minds of the Ontonagon Area Board of Education Monday as they conducted both a public hearing on the budget and the annual meeting. The board faced the...

 

Enbridge awards public safety grants locally

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD — Area law enforcement and fire departments were awarded grants to assist with equipment purchases and training from Enbridge. This first round of the biannual grant has resulted in $7,500 awa...

 

Two new COVID-19 cases reported

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD — Two new area COVID-19 cases were reported over the weekend in Gogebic County and Iron County, Wisconsin. The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department has reported a seventh positive...

 

Sheriff's department looks for tips in bridge arson

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP - The Gogebic County Sheriff's Department is looking for the public's help in identifying who is responsible for burning a bridge in...

 

Anglers come out for Can-Yak tournament

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] MERCER, Wis. - Anglers hit the waters of southern Iron County over the weekend as they took part in the Mercer Area Chamber of Commerce's sixth annual...

 

Iron County reports 2 new COVID cases

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] HURLEY — Two more people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in Iron County, Iron County Health Department officials announced Friday. The announcement comes one day after local officials announced the...

 

Mercer School opens for July

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] MERCER — The Mercer Public School will open some indoor and outdoor areas to staff and students in July, following unanimous approval of the school board at its meeting on Monday.  The school will...

 

Ironwood passes budget, awaits word on possible state cuts

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] IRONWOOD — With no information on how much state funding the district will receive next year, the Ironwood Area Schools’ board of education passed a budget Monday that mostly maintained the...

 

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