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Wakefield Commission grants garage variance with caveat

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] WAKEFIELD — After an extended discussion and a rescinded motion, the Wakefield Planning Commission voted Tuesday to grant a garage variance to Ken and Amy Libertoski at 1118 Charles Street. The unanimous...

 

Ironwood approves marijuana ordinance

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD — After two years of committee meetings, workshops, public hearings and several revisions, the Ironwood City Commission approved the city’s adult-use marijuana ordinance on Monday. The 3-2 a... Full story

 

Whitecap hosts first cornhole tournament

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] UPSON, Wis. - With most cornhole leagues inactive during the coronavirus pandemic, the special events attract many players including the first ever...

 

Michigan to post school outbreak information

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] LANSING — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services began reporting outbreak information for schools across the state Monday. “Parents and students should know that if their school is list...

 

Airport considers operating budget surplus

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD — The Gogebic-Iron County Airport Board approved its budget on Monday, but the conversation dealt largely with either dedicating existing funds or returning them to the counties. The board 3-0... Full story

 

Wet weather makes for fun ride

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] WAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP - An area ski resort looking to grow by adding off-season opportunities held its Lake Superior North Country Adventure Fest this past...

 

2 arrested after Ironwood drug search

IRONWOOD — Two people are facing drug charges following the search of a property in Ironwood Friday. The Gogebic Iron Area Narcotics Team executed the search warrant on a property near the intersection of Cloverland Drive and Curry Street Friday,...

 

Ribbon cutting celebrates new trail segment

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] RAMSAY - Thursday's ribbon-cutting ceremony in Ramsay not only celebrated the opening of the newest local segment of the Iron Belle Trail, it also... Full story

 

Effort ends to reduce Water Authority board size

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] RAMSAY — An effort to reduce the size of the Gogebic Range Water Authority Board ended after opposition from municipality members led to removing the action from consideration at its regular meeting...

 

Wakefield Public Library may soon have expanded name

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] WAKEFIELD — A name change for the Wakefield Public Library may soon be official, according to Joel Laessig, library director. In a Wednesday interview, Laessig said he will approach members of the Wakefield...

 

Community Calendar

Email calendar items and community news to [email protected] For more information, call 906-932-2211. Saturday, Sept. 12 Community Pickleball, 9-noon, Patterson Tennis Court, weather permitting. Union Station Food Pantry and Northern Food... Full story

 

MSP honors Rockland man

ROCKLAND - The Michigan State Police awarded a Rockland man with the "Distinguished Citizen Award," on Wednesday evening - the highest honor it can give to a civilian. The award was presented to... Full story

 

Officials mark 9/11 anniversary

IRONWOOD — The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 continue to affect our lives, even as the event itself happened 19 years ago. Scott Erickson, the manager for the city of Ironwood, said the anniversary is a good time for people to reflect on the...

 

Public hearing set on county budget

BESSEMER - The Gogebic County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a public hearing on the topic of the county's 2020-21 operational budget for its next regular meeting. The board 7-0 approved...

 

Bessemer eyes US 2 detour possibilities

By CHARITY SMITH by [email protected] BESSEMER - The city of Bessemer and the Michigan Department of Transportation will be having a virtual public hearing at 5 p.m. on Sept. 21 to discuss... Full story

 

Marenisco Township moves closer to police chief decision

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] MARENISCO — As of the end of August, Marenisco Township has been short a police chief, but Supervisor Richard Bouvette hopes that a new person will soon take on the role. Former Police Chief Bruce Mahler is...

 

Bishop calls for new service times for 5 parishes with same priest

By JAN TUCKER [email protected] ONTONAGON — The Most Rev. John Doerfler, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Marquette, in a letter to the five Catholic churches of Ontonagon County, informed parishioners of a change in some Masses in Rockland...

 

Ironwood kicks off school year

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] IRONWOOD - The classrooms of the Luther L. Wright K-12 School were filled with students for the first time since the switch to distance learning last... Full story

 

Iron County flu clinics aim to prevent 'twindemic'

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] HURLEY — Public health officials say that getting the most people vaccinated with a flu shot as possible by October will hopefully avoid the “twindemic” potential of both influenza and COVID-19. Th...

 

Wisconsin man faces charges in Ironwood stabbing

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] BESSEMER — A Wisconsin man has been arraigned on a felony charge related to a stabbing in Ironwood earlier this month. Benjamin Allen Bozile, 30, of Gillett, Wisconsin, is charged with one count of ass...

 

Weekenders enjoy Ramsay Park, new trail stretch

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] RAMSAY - Labor Day weekend is traditionally a time when family and friends gather for games, barbecues and an opportunity to enjoy each other's company before... Full story

 

Newest Iron Belle Trail segment now open

BESSEMER — Although a ceremony is planned later this week to formalize the event, the newest local segment of the non-motorized Iron Belle Trail is now open. The segment extending the trail from Moore Street in Bessemer to Ramsay opened Friday....

 

Pandemic slows music scene

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD — Members of an emerging band said a lot of firsts were realized at the First Friday live streaming concert, Friday. For most of the members of Myron Elkins and the Dying Breed it was the...

 

Mercer looks to join health co-op

MERCER, Wis. — The Mercer Town Board of Supervisors on Thursday approved a change to health insurance coverage to a another agency for the duration of an application period to an insurance cooperative for municipalities known as Spectrum Employer G... Full story

 

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