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Wakefield planners close in on recreation plan

By P.J. GLISSON news@yourdailyglobe.com WAKEFIELD - Thanks to continuing progress on Wakefield's pending recreation plan, city residents can expect to have an opportunity soon to provide feedback...

 

Ontonagon park signage approved

By JAN TUCKER jantuck@jamadots.com ONTONAGON — The Ontonagon Township Board Tuesday approved a sign to be erected on the newest park in Ontonagon. The Douglas Filppula Sunset Park is adjacent to the Ontonagon Township Park on land purchased by the...

 

Fauerbach remembered with ABR bench

By TOM LAVENTURE tlaventure@yourdailyglobe.com ERWIN TOWNSHIP - Just prior to the start of the 11th Sisu Ski Fest on Saturday morning a group of family and friends dedicated a spot where a longtime...

 

ICORE gets foundation grant for trail effort

HURLEY — The Gogebic Range Health Foundation recently awarded Iron County Outdoor Recreation Enthusiasts a $20,000 grant to help develop local non-motorized trails in the area. The money will help...

 

State Court of Appeals hears Marenisco's Ojibway case

By P.J. GLISSON news@yourdailyglobe.com MARENISCO — The Michigan Court of Appeals heard statements Tuesday from both sides of a case in relation to the 2018 closure of Ojibway Correctional Facility in Marenisco. “It lasted about 10 minutes,” sa...

 

Township receives clean audit

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP — A few weeks after hearing it received a clean 2017 audit, the Ironwood Township board of trustees heard the same good news about the 2018 audit. Karl “Gus” Ahonen — with the...

 

Wakefield Council decides to create alcohol use policy

By P.J. GLISSON news@yourdailyglobe.com WAKEFIELD - The Wakefield City Council voted Monday evening to create a policy that will provide guidelines regarding how alcohol may be consumed on city proper...

 

Guzek to remain on Ontonagon Village Council

By JAN TUCKER jantuck@jamadots.com ONTONAGON — In an unusual move Monday, the Ontonagon Village Council both un-appointed and re-appointed the same person as a trustee. Maureen Guzek was appointed a village trustee in November 2019. At the...

 

Event promotes winter biking

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP - Technology is catching up to the outdoors lifestyles of the Upper Peninsula. Youth and adults alike converged on the Wolverine Nordic Ski Trail on Sunday to take part in the...

 

Wetzel wins Sisu XI

IRONWOOD - The race was just a few hours but it took a year of preparation to make the 2020 Sisu Ski Fest a success, according to organizers and the skiers who praised the friendly, smooth-running...

 

Excitement builds for Sisu

By TOM LAVENTURE tlaventure@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD - The downtown was buzzing with excitement Friday as organizers expected to have the maximum number of skiers registered for the 11th Sisu Ski F...

 

Wakefield Township eyes closer relations with city

By P.J. GLISSON news@yourdailyglobe.com WAKEFIELD — The city of Wakefield and Wakefield Township are taking steps to work more closely in the future, with an eye to reducing costs and increasing efficiency. Wakefield Township Supervisor John Cox to...

 

11th annual Sisu Ski Fest kicks off

By TOM LAVENTURE tlaventure@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD - The 11th Sisu Ski Fest promises to be the biggest ever but it won't lose it's small-town charm, according to organizers. There are 750 racers...

 

Finance committee approves letter of intent on Hagemann building

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com HURLEY - Iron County appears interested in purchasing property in the city of Hurley to house its health department. The Iron County Board of...

 

Bessemer DDA expands its Pop-Up Shop program

By P.J. GLISSON news@yourdailyglobe.com BESSEMER — Thursday’s meeting of the Downtown Development Authority in Bessemer resulted in some updates to the city’s popular Pop-Up Shop program. Members voted to enact the following elements to the...

 
 By Larry Holcombe    News    January 9, 2020

Iron County ballots set for April 7 election

Ballots are set for the spring election in Iron County after Tuesday’s filing deadline. Besides the county board of supervisors, there are also elections on April 7 for mayor and city council seats in Hurley and Montreal, the Mercer town board and...

 
 By Tom LaVenture    News    January 9, 2020

Board seeks counsel for Gogebic County's reimbursement case

BESSEMER — The Gogebic County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday approved 7-0 a new attorney to provide legal counsel for the ongoing retirement funds issue with the Western Upper Peninsula Manpower Consortium. Wendy Marcotte of Marquette, will pr...

 

Stabenow, Peters call for action in response to high Great Lakes water levels

WASHINGTON — Michigan’s two senators, Democrats Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters, annoucned Monday that they were calling on the Department of the Army and the Office of Management and Budget to address the high water levels around the Great...

 

Ironwood starts adult-use marijuana discussion

By TOM LAVENTURE tlaventure@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD - The city of Ironwood presented a draft of its adult-use marijuana establishment ordinance to the public Monday to receive feedback for...

 

Bessemer board accepts superintendent's resignation

By P.J. GLISSON news@yourdailyglobe.com BESSEMER - After two separate closed sessions during a special meeting on Tuesday evening, the Bessemer Area Board of Education voted to accept the resignation...

 

Hurley meeting promotes facade improvement program

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com HURLEY — The Northwest Regional Planning Commission and the Hurley Area Chamber of Commerce want downtown Hurley business owners to know they may be eligible for low-interest loans to improve their...

 

Bessemer council votes to purchase odor-detecting device

By P.J. GLISSON news@yourdailyglobe.com BESSEMER - With the exception of one dissenting vote from Mayor Adam Zak, members of the Bessemer City Council voted Monday evening to purchase an...

 

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