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Gogebic County tops 1,000 total COVID cases

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] Even as the vaccination process continues, the number of local COVID-19 cases continues to rise; with Gogebic County passing the 1,000-case mark in the last week. The county has had 712 confirmed...

 

Health departments provide timeline for COVID vaccinations

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] As the process of vaccinating locals against COVID-19 continues, regional health departments are providing additional information on the rollout of the vaccines and when it is expected to become... Full story

 

Porkies Ski Area bustles with activity in weekend opening

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] ONTONAGON - Snow was slow this year, but it finally allowed the last ski hill in Gogebic and Ontonagon counties to open to a grateful crowd on Saturday. Mother...

 

Lack of snowmaking delays opening of tubing at Mt. Zion

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] IRONWOOD — People wanting to tube down Mt. Zion will have to wait at least 10 more days, according to Jim Vanderspoel, director of Mt. Zion operations at Gogebic Community College. The delay is due to a...

 

Ewen-Trout Creek School opens Fab Lab

EWEN - Ewen-Trout Creek students in kindergarten through sixth grade were recently introduced to the school's new Fab Lab. Don Sidlowski, founder of the Northwoods Broadband and Economic Development... Full story

 

New year welcomed with torchlight parade, fireworks

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] WAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP — The annual New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade and Fireworks display on Thursday at Blackjack Mountain ski resort attracted hundreds of vacationing skiers and area residents to...

 

Mt. Zion opens for the season

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] IRONWOOD — Mt. Zion opened for the season on Monday after a brief delay due to a lack of snow. “It went pretty good actually. It went as expected,” said Jim Vanderspoel, director of Gogebic Community...

 

Pelissero retiring after 20 years as county clerk

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] BESSEMER - Gerry Pelissero will retire this week after 20 years as the clerk of court and register of deeds for Gogebic County. Pelissero took office on... Full story

 

Westgate to have three rounds of COVID-19 vaccinations

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD — Westgate Nursing, Rehabilitation and Assisted Living in Ironwood will hold two rounds of COVID-19 vaccinations in January, followed by a booster vaccination around 20 days later, according... Full story

 

Marenisco couple makes skating rink on Lake Gogebic

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] MARENISCO — A Marenisco couple has created an ice skating rink on Lake Gogebic just off their shoreline property. According to Kristie Peterson, her husband, Steve, made the rink as a way to have fun this...

 

Nursing homes schedule COVID-19 vaccinations

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD — Area full time care facilities and group homes are now scheduled for two rounds of COVID-19 vaccinations throughout January, according to local health officials. A Monday press release from... Full story

 

Wakefield Treasurer Ravelli transfers duties to successor

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] WAKEFIELD - Outgoing City Treasurer Sherry Ravelli imagined Dec. 17 as a final "relaxing" day as she said her good-byes and enjoyed pizza, cake and other... Full story

 

Ironwood, GCC to share cost of new sign for Civic Center

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD — Three partners will allow for the replacement of an electronic sign for the Pat O’Donnell Civic Center to be larger and better placed, according to reports at the Ironwood City Commission...

 

Michigan creates designated assessor role

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] BESSEMER — When it’s one, two three strikes you’re out regarding municipal property assessment reviews — the Michigan Tax Commission has created the option of a designated assessor to step in... Full story

 

Marenisco loses police chief applicant

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] MARENISCO — Members of the Marenisco Board of Trustees learned at their regular meeting last week that one of three candidates for police chief is now out of the running. “Jason Roberts (of Ironwood) was...

 

Building a tradition of spirit

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] MERCER, Wis. - The second annual free Community Christmas Feast at the Island View Lodge was not anticipated to be a big event due to the pandemic but... Full story

 
 By P.J. Glisson    News    December 26, 2020

Wakefield-Marenisco board vents about irregular semester

WAKEFIELD — Students from kindergarten through high school attended Wakefield-Marenisco K-12 School on Monday and Tuesday after grades 9-12 had been on an extended break. The older students’ return followed a Dec. 18 announcement by Gov....

 

Virtual Sisu Ski Fest set

IRONWOOD - The 12th Sisu Ski Fest will be a virtual event but organizers are excited about the prospect of the alternative event as they sent out registration packets on Monday. The 2021 Sisu... Full story

 

County board hears tourism report

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] BESSEMER — A state program can help cities and counties learn to use visitor first impressions to help identify assets and realize potential, according to a tourism specialist who spoke to the Gogebic... Full story

 

Sharing hope of Christmas

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected]  IRONWOOD - Although perhaps shared virtually in these challenging times the message of Christmas is no less powerful and transforming, according to... Full story

 

Wakefield Township acknowledges death of Jerry Niemi

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] WAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP — Members of the Wakefield Township Board of Trustees voted in a special Tuesday evening meeting to advertise an opening on the board. The action was taken in acknowledgment of last...

 

Ironwood board votes to dissolve Miners football co-op

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] IRONWOOD — The three-district football co-op team in western Gogebic County is no more after the Ironwood Area Schools’ board of education voted to dissolve the co-op Monday, with the other districts... Full story

 

NICER hits crowdfunding goal for garden fundraiser

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] MONTREAL, Wis. — Northern Iron County Engaged Residents successfully completed its online crowdfunding fundraiser last week as the local group continues to raise money to develop a community garden in...

 

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