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Dollar General devotes hour to shoppers at high risk of coronavirus

By CHARITY SMITH csmith@yourdailyglobe.com WAKEFIELD - The Dollar General announced Monday it is requesting the first hour of store operations each day to be designated for customers who are most...

 

Gogebic County issues emergency declaration for coronavirus

BESSEMER — Gogebic County board chairman Dan Siirila formally issued an emergency declaration for the county Tuesday in response to the coronavirus pandemic. “I hereby declare that a ‘state of emergency’; exists within our jurisdiction as of...

 

HOPE open by appointment only

By TOM LAVENTURE tlaventure@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD - H.O.P.E. Animal Shelter in Ironwood is limiting access to the facility to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus that causes...

 
 By Tom LaVenture    News    March 18, 2020

Seniors receive drive-by lunches

HURLEY, Wis. - With the spirit of the drive-in restaurants the staff of the Hurley Senior Center are enjoying the switch to takeout lunches. On Monday the Iron County congregate meal sites in Hurley,...

 
 By Tom LaVenture    News    March 18, 2020

Wisconsin bars, dine-in restaurants ordered closed

HURLEY, Wis. — Wisconsin follows Michigan in ordering bars and restaurants to close at 5 p.m. Tuesday along with other restrictions on gatherings in light of efforts to slow the pandemic spread of coronavirus, which causes the COVID-19. Gov. Tony...

 
 By Tom LaVenture    News    March 17, 2020

Hurley K-12 School continues working around coronavirus

HURLEY, Wis. - The new coronavirus pandemic that causes coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) was the central topic the Hurley Public School Board meeting on Monday. Two Iron County Health Department staff,...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    March 17, 2020

Iron County declares a state of emergency

HURLEY — Following the declaration of a state of emergency, the Iron County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution regarding COVID-19, or the coronavirus pandemic, Monday. After Iron County Board Chairman Joe Pinardi declared a state of emergen...

 
 By Charity Smith    News    March 16, 2020

Churches react to coronavirus

HURLEY - Worshipers at St. Mary of the Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Hurley on Sunday refrained from shaking hands as ordered by the bishop, but instead offered each other a wave or threw up the pea...

 

Hurley schools provides update on coronavirus plans

HURLEY — Hurley Superintendent Kevin Genisot provided an update on the district’s response to the coronavirus pandemic Sunday, laying out its priorities in the coming days. Genisot wrote the district would be announcing updates in the near...

 

Hurley school closes through April 13

By LARRY HOLCOMBE lholcombe@yourdailyglobe.com HURLEY - The Hurley School District officials announced Friday morning they're suspending classes beginning Monday through April 13 due to concerns over...

 

Water Authority to seek administrator

By TOM LAVENTURE tlaventure@yourdailyglobe.com RAMSAY — The Gogebic Range Water Authority on Thursday approved a job description and classified advertisement for a part-time administrator. The current administrator, G. Jean Verbos, said her goal...

 

GOISD districts move spring break

By DAILY GLOBE STAFF news@yourdailyglobe.com Following Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's announcement Thursday ordering all schools in the state of Michigan to be closed from Monday through April 5 to help stop...

 

Michigan schools to close Monday

By DAILY GLOBE STAFF news@yourdailyglobe.com LANSING - Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced late Thursday that she was ordering the closure of all public, private and boarding K-12 school...

 

Daily Globe's Juno, Jenkins take home photography awards

Two Daily Globe staff members were honored for their photography by the Michigan Press Association as part of its 2019 Better Newspaper Contest in awards announced Friday. Sports Editor Jason Juno took first place in the feature photo category for hi...

 

Local governments take precautionary measures to prevent spread of coronavirus

By CHARITY SMITH and TOM LAVENTURE csmith@yourdailyglobe.com tlaventure@yourdailyglobe.com In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, city officials in Bessemer announced Thursday they are limiting the...

 

Meyers, Bewley advocate bills for Wisconsin flood prevention, resilience

MADISON, Wis. - State Rep. Beth Meyers, D-Bayfield, and state Sen. Janet Bewley, D-Ashland, are urging the passage of a series of bills introduced this week that would help areas around the state reco...

 
 By Charity Smith    News    March 12, 2020

MTU, NMU cancel in-person classes in wake of coronavirus

IRONWOOD — Michigan Technological University and Northern Michigan University joined other universities across the nation Wednesday in canceling all face-to-face classes as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Gogebic Community College will...

 

Iron County Historical Museum closed after boiler melts wiring

By CHARITY SMITH csmith@yourdailyglobe.com HURLEY - The Iron County Historical Museum remains closed after boiler wiring melted on Feb. 21. "We had a near disaster," said Juliette Kangas of the Iron...

 

Biden wins Michigan

By TOM LAVENTURE tlaventure@yourdailyglobe.com and The Associated Press IRONWOOD - Former Vice President Joe Biden won a solid victory in the Michigan Democratic primary on Tuesday, along with sound...

 

Wakefield planners add public input to recreation plan

By P.J. GLISSON news@yourdailyglobe.com WAKEFIELD — At their regular meeting on Tuesday evening, members of the Wakefield Planning Commission reviewed a revised draft of the city’s pending recreation plan after incorporating input from a recent c...

 

Michigan voters cast ballots today

Voters in Gogebic and Ontonagon counties will join others around the state in casting ballots in Michigan’s presidential primary today — with Gogebic County voters also deciding a local referendum issue. Voters will have the opportunity to...

 

Wakefield takes action on basement flooding

By P.J. GLISSON news@yourdailyglobe.com WAKEFIELD - Members of the Wakefield City Council took action Monday evening that they hope will help to keep basements of city property owners dry this spring...

 

Telemark skiing celebrated at Whitecap

By TOM LAVENTURE tlaventure@yourdailyglobe.com UPSON, Wis. — It was a celebration of the “FreeHeelers” and the “tele-turn” this weekend as skiers from around the region attended World...

 

Mercer woman qualifies as semifinalist in national quilting show

By LARRY HOLCOMBE lholcombe@yourdailyglobe.com MERCER, Wis. - Jane Zillmer from Mercer, is a semifinalist for the 2020 American Quilters Society's Quilt Week national show in Paducah, Kentucky,...

 

Michigan votes in Presidential Primary Tuesday

By TOM LAVENTURE tlaventure@yourdailyglobe.com BESSEMER — Don’t forget that Tuesday is Presidential Primary Election Day in Michigan. All voting precincts in Gogebic County will have the same three ballots for each voter to choose from. Voters...

 

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