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Walmart evacuated for gas leak

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD - The Ironwood Walmart store was evacuated briefly on Tuesday afternoon after maintenance work resulted in a clipped natural gas line behind... Full story

 

Ironwood to enforce fireworks laws

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD — Michigan’s fireworks laws allow for a wide variety of commercial grade aerial items, but the limited window for use is meant to reduce the amount of noise that can cause stress to other...

 

Band shell to get a makeover

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] BESSEMER — The band shell on Massie Field will be getting a “makeover,” and just in time for the July 10 graduation ceremony at A.D. Johnston High School in Bessemer. The Bessemer Area School Board on...

 

Ironwood looks at water system proposal

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD — The city of Ironwood took the next step toward addressing manganese and water quality issues Monday by approving the go-ahead for grant applications for a proposed $9.7 million water... Full story

 

Filmmakers look at health care in small towns

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] BESSEMER - A barber shop is often considered a centerpiece in the community conversation and a documentary film crew selected Misky's Haircuts in...

 

Ironwood board approves bus, repeater purchases

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] IRONWOOD — The Ironwood Area Schools continues to improve its bus fleet after the board of education approved purchasing two new buses and other equipment Monday. Along with the buses, the board...

 

Montreal water system work nears completion

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] MONTREAL, Wis. — A major water system project to improve water quality and capacity for the city of Montreal is nearly complete, according to Mayor Erik Guenard. “We are probably 90% complete with... Full story

 

Marenisco holds annual clean-up

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] MARENISCO - When towns and townships sponsor annual clean-up days, residents have the opportunity to clear their homes, garages and yards of any items deemed no...

 

Iron County receives 911 grant

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] HURLEY — Iron County is receiving over $92,000 in grant funding to pay for upgrades to the county's 911 system. The county was one of 24 projects the state’s Office of Emergency Communications...

 

Mercer board approves sale of plow truck

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] MERCER, Wis. — Finding a buyer for an old plow truck will bring the town of Mercer more funds than it would have received as trade-in value for a new truck. The town of Mercer Board of Supervisors 5-0... Full story

 

Bessemer Fourth of July celebration grows

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] BESSEMER — The Bessemer Fourth of July fireworks display will begin at 10 p.m. according to a member of the Fourth of July Committee. “I am a firm believer that we need to have a time so that people can...

 

New Gogebic County COVID-19 case reported

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] HANCOCK — The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department announced a new positive COVID-19 case in Gogebic County Thursday afternoon — the first positive case locally since mid-May. No additional...

 

Washington Elementary to get new windows

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] BESSEMER - The Bessemer Area Schools Board of Education held a special meeting on Wednesday to approve a bid for the installation of new windows at... Full story

 

Drive-thru COVID-19 testing set for Wakefield

WAKEFIELD — A COVID-19 drive thru test site will be available that will allow the community to be tested from the convenience of their own vehicle, according to a Michigan State Police Wakefield Post press release on Wednesday. The Upper Great Lake...

 

Finance committee recommends retiree health care change

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] HURLEY — The Iron County Board of Supervisors Finance Committee is hoping a change to the county’s employee handbook will save the county some money as it voted Thursday to recommend the full board c...

 
 By P.J. Glisson    News    June 18, 2020

Marenisco police chief opening to be posted soon

MARENISCO — At a Monday evening meeting of the Marenisco Board of Trustees, Supervisor Richard Bouvette announced that the pending retirement of Police Chief Bruce Mahler begs the question of whether to replace him. “Yeah!” answered Trustee... Full story

 
 By Tom LaVenture    News    June 18, 2020

Hurley approves licenses, banners

HURLEY — The Hurley City Council on Monday approved liquor and cigarette licenses in a special meeting. The council approved a class B beer license to Hurley Highlands Gas, LLC, at 510 2nd Ave. N., followed by approval of a cigarette license to...

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    June 18, 2020

Ontonagon County Board hears union's concerns

ONTONAGON — The head of the union for the Ontonagon County Sheriff’s Department told the Ontonagon County Board Tuesday that union members have “serious concerns regarding the safety of our officers and inmates.” Ken Waldrop, union...

 

Bessemer to have fireworks on 4th of July

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] BESSEMER — The city of Bessemer will have a fireworks display on the Fourth of July. The city council granted the Fourth of July Committee a permit for the show at Monday’s council meeting. According to... Full story

 

Hurley trailhead work continues

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] HURLEY - Work improving the Hurley trailhead between the Montreal River and Second Avenue continues as volunteers were out Monday spreading soil on the...

 

Committee to look at school opening

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] HURLEY — The next eight weeks will reveal how the Hurley K-12 School will open for the fall semester, according to reports at the Hurley Board of Education meeting on Monday. The recommendation will...

 

Boutique releases flight schedule as airport work continues

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP - The runway resurfacing work at the Gogebic-Iron County Airport is on schedule as the new commercial airline released its flight... Full story

 

Lupine Junefest kicks off Mercer summer fun

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] MERCER, Wis. - The Mercer Area Chamber of Commerce kicked off its summer fun schedule on Saturday with the 14th annual Lupine Junefest, a bike ride through...

 

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