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Bessemer council votes to uphold service contract

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] BESSEMER — Despite expressing regret at the current sting of inflation, members of the Bessemer City Council voted on Monday evening to deny a request from a contractor providing lawn services at Hillcrest...

 

Airport manager announces resignation

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] IRONWOOD — Monday’s meeting of the Gogebic-Iron County Airport Board ended with a jolt when Michael Harma, airport manager, suddenly announced his resignation at the end of the session. “Today is my last...

 

New GCC athletic director looks for Samsons to be successful

By JASON JUNO sport[email protected] IRONWOOD - With a new athletic director in place, Gogebic Community College is continuing to get coaches in place for its existing programs while planning to...

 

Little Mermen enchant HIT audience

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] IRONWOOD - The Little Mermen - a Disney cover band - put on a high energy musical performance at the Historic Ironwood Theatre Saturday evening, delighting...

 

Porkies State Park offers respite from summer heat

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] WAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP — Water and shade are two ways to find relief from warm temperatures, and both options are available in abundance at the Presque Isle Unit of the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park....

 

Ironwood Planning Commission recommends zoning ordinance

By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] IRONWOOD — After a public hearing at their regular meeting on Thursday, the Ironwood Planning Commission recommended the adoption of a new zoning ordinance and zoning map to the city commission....

 

Ironwood splash pad popular in summer months

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] IRONWOOD - While temperatures lingered in the 80s on Thursday, some folks took refuge with cold drinks and air conditioning while others hit the sun...

 

Gogebic County has 'medium' COVID-19 level

By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] HANCOCK — The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department released updated COVID-19 case counts for the five counties in their coverage area on Thursday. There was not a spike in new cases since last...

 

Bessemer Fourth of July raffle winner announced

By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] Elizabeth Sweeney of Hayward, Wisconsin, claimed the $42,371 prize from the Bessemer Fourth of July 50-50 raffle on Thursday. The winning ticket number was 32400 and was announced at the end of the parade...

 
 By P.J. Glisson    News    July 7, 2022

Bessemer planners pave way for housing project

BESSEMER - Members of the Bessemer Planning Commission cleared the way for a new housing complex by voting on Tuesday evening to change zoning on city land that is directly south of the Iron Belle Tra...

 
 By Zachary Marano    News    July 7, 2022

Festival Ironwood set to return next week

IRONWOOD — Festival Ironwood is returning next week from July 13-17 with five days of family-friendly events under a big top tent in the Historic Depot Park. The festival will feature food, live music, a classic car show and more. Festival events...

 

What construction? Bessemer enjoys Fourth of July

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] BESSEMER — Despite the threat of thunderstorms, along with widespread, ongoing major road construction, Monday evening’s Fourth of July parade in Bessemer was well received by enthusiastic viewers. The exci...

 

Wakefield celebrates with parade

By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] WAKEFIELD - Light showers on Monday afternoon weren't enough to stop the Fourth of July celebrations in Wakefield, with the parade starting at Cormier's...

 
 By P.J. Glisson    News    July 5, 2022

Wakefield's annual picnic fills Eddy Park

WAKEFIELD - Despite the threat of thunderstorms, a community picnic in honor of July 4 went off without a hitch on Sunday, drawing a large crowd of people who enjoyed the entirety of Eddy Park. There...

 
 By P.J. Glisson    News    July 5, 2022

Ramsay celebrates July 4 with music, fireworks

RAMSAY - It could be said that the crowd at Ramsay's Independence Day celebration was so full of energy that no pyrotechnics show was even needed. However, the actual fireworks - aptly named "Rumble...

 
 By P.J. Glisson    News    July 2, 2022

Wakefield poised to revise master plan

WAKEFIELD — Thanks to a Monday evening vote, the city of Wakefield is now positioned for a revision of its master plan. “We will start working on that probably within about a month,” said City Manager Robert Brown, Jr. in a Wednesday phone call...

 
 By Zachary Marano    News    July 2, 2022

Local officials urge safe use of fireworks

Fireworks can be an exciting Fourth of July spectacle, but when handled improperly, these pyrotechnic devices can cause fires, severe injuries and deaths. Local public safety departments recommend handling them with care over the holiday weekend and...

 

Emberlight Festival

Flags from many countries wave in the breeze as they hang from the eave of the Historic Ironwood Depot early Friday afternoon. The flags represent the various countries of origin for contributors to...

 

Bessemer celebrates 13th annual Tree of Honor

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] BESSEMER - The 13th annual Tree of Honor ceremony had a rousing start on Wednesday evening as members of Marty's Goldenaires marched up Sophie Street and lined...

 

Iron County board hears update on Northwoods Tech

By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] HURLEY — The Iron County Board of Supervisors heard a presentation by John Will, president of Northwood Technical College, at their regular meeting on Tuesday. Will told the board that students earned...

 

Wakefield historical museum offers open house

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] WAKEFIELD - Members of the Wakefield Historical Society Museum flung open its doors Tuesday with a quiet open house to start the summer season. Bernie Ylkanen,...

 

Bessemer city, township feature four nights of live bands

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] BESSEMER — Persons looking for a rockin’ good time will have no trouble finding it as the Fourth of July period has a list of live bands set to perform across the region. Bessemer alone will feature three...

 

Ironwood City Commission reviews projects for summer 2022

By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] IRONWOOD - City Engineer Scott Erickson provided the city commissioners with an update on their projects at their regular meeting on Monday. Erickson said...

 

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