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COVID-19 rates increase in Western U.P.

By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] HOUGHTON — The COVID-19 case rates in Baraga, Gogebic, Houghton, Keweenaw and Ontonagon counties have increased since last week, according to an update from the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department...

 

Iron County to purchase tractor

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] HURLEY — The Iron County Board on Tuesday reconsidered a decision to refuse paying for a tractor purchased without board approval. The board 7-6 approved a $34,000 payment for a Kobata tractor with...

 

Burchell not running for reelection

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD — The list of candidates for Ironwood City Commission includes four names and one current member is not running. Mayor Annette Burchell is not running for reelection, according to the...

 

Hurley students reap fall harvest

By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] HURLEY - Fifth graders at Hurley School District completed a project they started before summer vacation on Wednesday. The students harvested vegetables th...

 

Washington Elementary students remain masked

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] BESSEMER - Students at Washington Elementary school will remain masked, according to the decision of the Bessemer Area School Board on Tuesday. The members... Full story

 

Plaidurday First Friday events planned

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD — Get into the spirit with Plaidurday and First Friday with music and a traditional photo event downtown. For the past few years Ironwood has won a friendly competition among cities to gather...

 

Norrie Park agreement extended with ABR

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD — The Ironwood City Commission on Monday 5-0 approved the Norrie Park License Agreement extension with ABR Inc. to allow continued winter use of the park in ABR’s cross-country ski trail...

 

Erwin Township hosts annual cranberry fest

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] ERWIN TOWNSHIP - Many people flocked to the township hall in Erwin Township on Saturday for the fourth annual Cranberry Fest and rummage sale. This was the f...

 

Jack Frost planning underway

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD — The Ironwood Area Chamber of Commerce has started planning for the 2021-2022 Jack Frost Festival, according to a report to the Downtown Ironwood Development Authority on Thursday.  The...

 

Garland City Consort returns to HIT

By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] IRONWOOD — The Garland City Consort played at the Historic Ironwood Theatre for the first time in three years on Sunday. The chamber orchestra performed lesser-known classical music from the baroque...

 

Wakefield-Marenisco students get hands-on lessons in agriculture

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] WAKEFIELD - Students of the Wakefield-Marenisco K-12 School enjoyed a field day on Thursday. The site was parked conveniently right behind the school. It was...

 

Western UP sees 'steady' COVID-19 rates

By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] HOUGHTON — An update from the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department on Thursday shows that Baraga, Gogebic, Houghton, Keweenaw and Ontonagon counties remain at high risk of COVID-19 transmission....

 

GCC holds annual College Day

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] IRONWOOD - Gogebic Community College held its annual College Day on Tuesday afternoon. The event provided an opportunity for high school students to learn...

 

Cuts to 4-H position draw criticism

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] BESSEMER — The Gogebic County Board of Commissioners adopted the 2021-22 county general fund budget as presented on Wednesday, but not until a room full of supporters  spoke in protest of the county 4...

 

Fire departments hold airport exercise

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP - The Gogebic-Iron County Airport terminal apron was full of fire trucks on Saturday as area departments gathered to train for an...

 

Hurley School makes golf a sponsored sport

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] HURLEY — The Hurley Public School Board on Monday unanimously added golf as a school sponsored team sport for both boys and girls.  Steve Lombardo, school district athletic director, estimated the...

 

Hurley School to offer daily COVID-19 testing

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] HURLEY — A third-party health company will provide daily COVID-19 testing for students at no charge for parents who want the testing, according to reports at the Hurley Public School Board on... Full story

 

WUPPDR presents Tucker with public service award

By MEGAN HUGHES [email protected] WATERSMEET - The Western Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Region honored two individuals, including longtime Daily Globe reporter Jan Tucker, Monday...

 

Marijuana business appeal denied

IRONWOOD — An adult use marijuana establishment business seeking to operate a retail outlet in Ironwood was denied an appeal regarding its place in the scoring in the ranking process at the city commission meeting on Monday.  The city commission...

 

Mercer Library holds outdoor celebration

MERCER - It may have been planned out of concern for public health, but patrons and supporters of the Mercer Public Library said moving the annual fundraiser banquet outdoors was a refreshing change....

 

City prepares for new zoning ordinance

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD — The city of Ironwood Planning Commission received its first overview of a revised zoning ordinance that will update standards and improve accessibility with changes to terminology and...

 

Iron County Historical Museum getting renovations

By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] HURLEY, Wis. - Construction crews started renovations on the Iron County Historical Museum in Hurley on Monday. They will replace the roof of the building... Full story

 

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