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Roundabout among 2021 road projects in Iron County

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] HURLEY - The plan for this season's road work in Iron County, including the construction of the county's first roundabout, is beginning to take shape...

 

Ironwood DDA tackles TIF timing

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD — The goal of establishing a tax increment financing district (TIF) for the downtown looks to be delayed longer than anticipated, according to reports at Thursday’s meeting of the Downtown...

 

GCC considers adding new program

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] IRONWOOD — Gogebic Community College is considering three possible programs in search of adding one to enhance the school and utilize existing space at the Lindquist Center, according to college president...

 

Watersmeet ambulance progress delayed

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] BESSEMER — The work to provide faster response for ambulance service in the remote areas of Watersmeet Township area has slowed, according to information provided to the Gogebic County Board of...

 

Marenisco to post chief of police position again

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] MARENISCO TOWNSHIP — Members of the Marenisco Township Board of Trustees learned at their regular Monday evening meeting that Supervisor Bruce Mahler will post a new advertisement to invite applicants for...

 

Officers honored for saving lives

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD - Three members of the Ironwood Public Safety Department were honored on Wednesday for work in the line of duty that led to saving lives in...

 

Former IPSD director sentenced

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] BESSEMER - The former director of the Ironwood Public Safety Department will have to pay a fine and complete community service after being sentenced by...

 

Bessemer Township approves amended budget

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] RAMSAY — Some residents of Bessemer Township complained at Monday’s annual meeting of the township board of trustees about a proposed increase of $3,000 to the deputy treasurer’s wage. The request by...

 

Drier weather expected into summer

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] MARQUETTE — This week of spring rain, light snow and seasonable temperatures is really an exception to an ongoing unseasonably warm and dry trend that will continue to impact the area, according to...

 

Ironwood plans spring clean-up

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD — The annual city spring cleanup event is being planned to work within the current pandemic guidelines, according to reports at the Ironwood City Commission meeting Monday. Commissioner Kim...

 

Marenisco approves limited recreational marijuana activity

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] MARENISCO — Members of the Marenisco Township Board of Trustees voted Monday evening to approve an ordinance allowing recreational marijuana enterprise within the limited area of the former Ojibway Correction...

 

Township board opts to pay plumbing bill

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP — Given that the township would likely be found responsible if the issue were contested, the Ironwood Township Board of Trustees voted Monday to pay the plumbing bill for a Jackson Ro...

 

Lightning blamed for power outage

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD - Lightning is said to have caused an equipment failure at an Ironwood substation, leading to a Monday morning power outage for much of Gogebic...

 

Ski season wraps up on Gogebic Range

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] Another year of skiing has largely come to an end as some of the local ski hills that were still open wrapped up operations this past weekend. Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort’s website showed the ski hi...

 

Pandemic program available for Michigan renters

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] BESSEMER — A program that is designed to keep Michigan residents who fell behind on their rent and utilities during the COVID-19 pandemic in their homes started March 15, and will run through the end...

 
 By Charity Smith    News    March 20, 2021

Watersmeet Bible Church has new pastor

WATERSMEET — For the first time in many years the Watersmeet Bible Church has a permanent pastor. Robert Yerks was officially appointed to the position on March 1. “His love of Jesus Christ, people, and the beauty of creation make him a great...

 
 By Tom LaVenture    News    March 20, 2021

Hurley School expands syrup program

HURLEY - Hurley K-12 School students have made maple syrup for years, but funding now makes it possible to expand into a larger and more comprehensive learning experience. High school science...

 
 By Tom LaVenture    News    March 19, 2021

GRWA readies for Wakefield decision

RAMSAY — As the city of Wakefield prepares for a decision on assuming control of the Indianhead Water system, the board of the current operator, Gogebic Range Water Authority, sought to learn more about the option at its virtual meeting on March...

 
 By Charity Smith    News    March 19, 2021

Area schools earn scholarships through blood drives

IRONWOOD - Four area schools will host blood drives over the coming weeks. The American Red Cross blood drives could provide scholarship opportunities. "The Red Cross offers these schools a...

 

WUPHD to expand vaccinations

HANCOCK — A stabilization of the COVID-19 vaccine supply chain and ramped up production schedules is expected to allow the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department to expand the eligibility criteria for those residents able to receive the...

 

Highway committee gets glimpse at new garage

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] MERCER, Wis. - Work hasn't quite wrapped up but the Iron County Highway Committee had a chance to see the progress on construction of the highway departm...

 

W-M votes to approve Bessemer athletic contracts

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] WAKEFIELD — Members of the Wakefield-Marenisco Board of Education voted Monday evening to authorize four separate athletic contracts with the Bessemer Area School District. The five-year Gogebic Miners...

 

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