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Genealogist offers perspective on local Polish heritage

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] HURLEY - Persons of Polish ancestry had the opportunity to learn a little more about their origins by attending a Wednesday evening presentation at the Iron...

 

Wisconsin Primary Election to be held Aug. 9

By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] The Wisconsin primary election will take place Aug. 9. By turning out to vote, Wisconsinites will be able to decide which candidates will appear on the general election ballot in November. On a local...

 

Ontonagon village discusses debt

ONTONAGON — Ontonagon Village Manager William DuPont called the $3.1 million included in the recently approved state budget toward the debt the village of Ontonagon has to the Michigan Employees Retirement System a “huge step.” The village has...

 

Bessemer council gets pitch for marijuana business

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] BESSEMER — In 2018, Michigan citizens voted to legalize recreational marijuana in Michigan. Ever since then, the Bessemer City Council has said no to any given offer from businesses hoping to set up related...

 

Kites fill sky at Airport Days

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] LAND O'LAKES, Wis. - Kites were flying high on Saturday as members of the Wisconsin Kiters Club provided demonstrations and workshops in conjunction with the...

 

Gogebic County has 'high' COVID-19 level

By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] HANCOCK — Because of an increase in COVID-19 cases in the county, Gogebic County was reclassified as a “high” level of community spread in the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department’s weekly...

 

Blooze Brothers offer performance at HIT

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] IRONWOOD - Saturday night's audience for the Blooze Brothers was whistling and hooting even before the concert began, and the enthusiasm only grew as the...

 

Iron County Heritage Festival starts Friday

By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] The Iron County Heritage Festival, a series of events that aim to tell the full story of the Wisconsin county from past to present, starts on Friday and will continue through Aug. 14. The first event is...

 

North Country Trail continues expansion into Iron County

By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] GURNEY, Wis. — Volunteers from the North Country Trail Association and other organizations continued expansion of the North Country National Scenic Trail in Iron County on July 16-17, according to NCT...

 

Iron County passes last TRH permit under old ordinance

By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] HURLEY — The Iron County Comprehensive Planning/Land and Zoning Committee passed its last conditional use permit for a tourist rooming house at their meeting on Tuesday. Under the county’s new land...

 

Closed bridge in Marenisco Township may see new life

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] MARENISCO TOWNSHIP — A retired bridge on Copps Mine Road might see new life if the Marenisco Board of Trustees can manage to relocate it. That was the word from Bruce Mahler, township supervisor, on Wednesday...

 

Iron County Human Services addresses vacancies

By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] HURLEY — The Iron County Human Services board made several decisions involving vacant positions within the department at their meeting on Monday. The board approved a job description for a new lead...

 

Michigan State Police help parents prevent drug abuse

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] IRONWOOD - It's no longer uncommon to see local or regional news reports in relation to drug sales and related arrests or even casualties of substance abuse....

 

HIT offers a film recounting a real Midwestern saga

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] IRONWOOD - Some folks love to take on adventure, while others prefer to live vicariously through the escapades of other people. On Sunday evening, the Historic...

 

Richter named interim airport manager

By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] IRONWOOD — Following Michael Harma’s announcement of his resignation as Gogebic-Iron County Airport manager effective Aug. 10 last week, the board reconvened for a special meeting on Tuesday. At this...

 

Western UP COVID-19 cases increase by almost half

By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] HANCOCK — COVID-19 cases in the western U.P. increased by 47% in the past week, according to an update from the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department on Thursday. This update reported 170 new cases...

 

Festival Ironwood maintains high energy to the end

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] IRONWOOD - Festival Ironwood continued throughout the weekend with a busy day on Friday and an even busier day on Saturday at the Historic Ironwood Depot Park....

 

Festival Ironwood continues to draw crowds, offer fun

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] IRONWOOD - Mother Nature continued to bless Festival Ironwood during Thursday activities at the Historic Ironwood Depot Park. Although several activities...

 

MDNR tours Ironwood's planned recreation opportunities

By LARRY HOLCOMBE [email protected] IRONWOOD — Michigan Department of Natural Resources officials were in Ironwood Thursday and toured several of the city’s parks and other recreation opportunities, according to the city’s community...

 

Festival Ironwood offers fun and music

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] IRONWOOD - This year's Festival Ironwood opened with a bang on Wednesday evening, drawing a huge and happy crowd to the Historic Ironwood Depot Park. People...

 

Gogebic County Board approves wage increases

By LARRY HOLCOMBE [email protected] BESSEMER — The Gogebic County Board of Commissioners approved a list of wage increases for elected and appointed non-union employees at its meeting Wednesday evening. Most of the increases are...

 

Hurley moves toward US 51/2nd Avenue work

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] HURLEY — Members of the Hurley City Council made progress toward pending reconstruction of U.S. 51/2nd Avenue at their Tuesday evening meeting. The council voted to approve an agreement with MSA Professional...

 

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