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County board approves Mercer garage loan

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] HURLEY — The Iron County Board of Supervisors approved taking out a loan to cover part of the cost of building a new garage in Mercer for the county’s highway department Tuesday. The county will...

 
 News    May 28, 2020 

Ironwood distributes produce to families

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] IRONWOOD - The rain did nothing to deter volunteers from distributing 25-pound boxes of fresh produce to families at the Luther L. Wright K-12 School...

 
 News    May 28, 2020 

Ironwood City Commission hears COVID-19 update

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD — The Ironwood City Commission on Tuesday heard the latest developments on the COVID-19 response in the western Upper Peninsula. Kate Beer, the health officer and administrator for the...

 
 News    May 28, 2020 

Sean O'Neal Craig

MONTREAL, Wis. - Sean O'Neal Craig, 47, of Ironwood, Michigan, lost his battle with mental illness on May 24, 2020. He was born in New Castle, Indiana, on Feb. 8, 1973, son of Robert Craig and...

 

Colleges rethink fall schedule

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] IRONWOOD — Gogebic Community College is moving forward with its standard fall schedule and in-person learning, despite many other schools choosing to move from face-to-face interaction and the traditional...

 

Marenisco celebrates Memorial Day with public ceremony

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] MARENISCO - Despite the threat of thunderstorms, a Monday morning Memorial Day service took place at the Marenisco Township Cemetery with nothing but sunshine....

 

GRTA donates helmets to promote safety

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] WAKEFIELD — As part of an effort to promote safe riding in the region, the Gogebic Range Trail Authority recently donated helmets to kids without the proper gear. “It was one of the most rewarding...

 
 By Charity Smith    News    May 26, 2020

Fallen warriors honored

BESSEMER - The American Legion Post 27 and VFW Post 3673 held a small ceremony in Bessemer's Hillcrest Cemetery Monday morning to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the good of their...

 

Hurley veterans mark Memorial Day

HURLEY - Although the coronavirus pandemic cut some of the traditional aspects of the event, the Hurley community came together to mark Memorial Day Monday. With no parade due to the pandemic,...

 

Town celebrates Mercer School graduation

MERCER, Wis. - The sun came out to shine on 14 Mercer High School graduates who were standing in their caps and gowns on Sunday as the town drove by in tribute to a class that cannot hold a...

 
 By Charity Smith    News    May 23, 2020

Public places flags on Bessemer graves

BESSEMER - Approximately 20 to 30 people, many of them veterans, helped place American flags on veterans' graves at Hillcrest Cemetery in Bessemer, early Friday morning. "It's an honor to be able to...

 
 By P.J. Glisson    News    May 23, 2020

Prospective buyer shows interest in former OCF

MARENISCO — A prospective buyer from Chicago has shown interest in purchasing the former Ojibway Correctional Facility in Marenisco for use as a farm to grow, process and test marijuana. Marenisco Supervisor Richard Bouvette reported the news to...

 
 By Tom LaVenture    News    May 23, 2020

Mercer to update fireworks ordinance

MERCER, Wis. — The town of Mercer Board of Supervisors will revisit the fireworks ordinance in June, following action at its regular meeting Thursday. The board 5-0 approved a request to create a town fireworks permit and moved discussion of the...

 

Local businesses to reopen with caution

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD - Local business owners say it's been a struggle under the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown, but have mixed feelings about reopening under Gov....

 

Marenisco gears up for modified Fourth of July fete

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] MARENISCO — In the wake of continuing concerns about the spread of COVID-19, the Marenisco Township Board of Trustees voted on Wednesday evening to allow the Fourth of July Committee to use township property...

 

Hurley K-12 School adds parking, additional exit

TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] HURLEY - An expanded parking lot at Hurley K-12 School will nearly double the number of parking spaces to help deal with overflow at events and add a...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    May 21, 2020

Forestry Committee approves Schomberg paving improvements

HURLEY — The Iron County Forestry and Parks Committee decided improvements to Schomberg Park were the best way to honor the memory of Thomas E. Popko, voting Monday to send a bid to pave the park’s gravel areas to the full county board. A former...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    May 21, 2020

Missing child found near McDonald Dam

ERWIN TOWNSHIP — A child who had been reported missing from a campsite near McDonald Dam Tuesday was located later that same day. The Gogebic County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a missing 4-year-old at approximately 10 a.m. Tuesday,...

 
 By Charity Smith    News    May 21, 2020

GCC Guatemala service learning trip rescheduled for December

IRONWOOD - The third annual Gogebic Community College service learning trip to Guatemala, originally scheduled for this week, has been tentatively rescheduled to leave on Dec. 12, as a result of the...

 

UP to partially open Friday

LANSING — The Upper Peninsula is being allowed to partially reopen from the COVID-19 shutdown order on Friday. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Monday signed Executive Order 2020-92, allowing for the reopening of retail businesses, office work that cannot...

 

Lights! Camera! Graduate!

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] HURLEY - For nearly a week the 46 graduating Hurley High School seniors and their families have been going through personal graduations at the school as...

 

Ironwood looks to transfer GSRP program to ISD

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] IRONWOOD — Although the expected agreement won’t be finalized until later this week, the Ironwood Area Schools’ Board of Education approved transferring the district’s Great Start Readiness...

 

Construction on next Iron Belle segment set for June

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] BESSEMER - Users of the local segment of the popular Iron Belle Trail are going to be able to travel further east later this season as construction is...

 

Mercer to host drive-thru tribute to graduates

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] MERCER, Wis. — The celebration of 14 Mercer Public School graduates will be moving, literally, with spectators congratulating the students from passing cars and trucks. The school announced this week...

 

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