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Bessemer Pumpkin Festival rings in fall

BESSEMER - While the temperature left little doubt fall has arrived on the Gogebic Range, the lack of rain or much wind meant the crowds were out in Bessemer Saturday for the 40th annual Pumpkin...

 

Crowd packs HIT for COLE's Foundation fundraiser

IRONWOOD - The Historic Ironwood Theatre was packed Saturday for a good cause, as Ethan Bortnick performed at COLE's Foundation's 10th annual celebration. "I was pleasantly surprised by the turnout,"...

 

Pionk resigns from road commission Friday morning

By RALPH ANSAMI ransami@yourdailyglobe.com BESSEMER — Gogebic County Road Commission Manager-Engineer Darren Pionk resigned Friday after being suspended earlier this month for allowing equipment and employees to be used at his residence for his...

 

Extreme Tool defends title in GCC truck pull

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD - For the second year in a row, Extreme Tool's The Extreme Team won Gogebic Community College's 18 Legs vs. 18 Wheels truck pull competition....

 

Jackson Creek bridge project continues

WAKEFIELD - Construction crews on the M-28 Jackson Creek Bridge project east of Wakefield are still working, but very slowly, a Michigan Department of Transportation spokesperson said Tuesday. MDOT...

 

Ironwood man gets prison in stolen gun case

BESSEMER — An Ironwood man will spend time in prison for home invasion and receiving and concealing stolen firearms. Gogebic County Circuit Judge Michael Pope sentenced Aubrey Dean Cummins, 19, to...

 

Gogebic County Board holds line on 2018-19 budget

By RALPH ANSAMI ransami@yourdailyglobe.com BESSEMER — A 2018-19 general fund budget of $7,095,467 that is up only about $50,000 from projected 2017-18 expenditures was approved by the Gogebic County Board of Commissioners Wednesday. There was no...

 

Students turn out for talent

By LARRY HOLCOMBE lholcombe@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD - Downtown Ironwood was jumping with activity during the middle of the day Wednesday as 1,400 area school kids arrived in school buses to take...

 

DAP exhibition winners named

IRONWOOD - Winners in the current art exhibit at the Ironwood Downtown Arts Place have been announced. Best of Show was won by artist Tonya Sell, for "Looking Up," a work that won a $500 award. DAP's...

 

100 years ago today, Bessemer soldier died on first day of war

By RALPH ANSAMI ransami@yourdailyglobe.com BESSEMER - REQUIESCAIT IN PACE (rest in peace) is engraved in Latin on the bottom of a prominent tombstone in Bessemer's Hillcrest Cemetery, where the...

 

Veterans, family, friends enjoy fall color ORV ride

By P.J. GLISSON news@yourdailyglobe.com WAKEFIELD - Off-road vehicle drivers lined up in Wakefield Saturday for the 5th annual Color Ride for Veterans, which was sponsored by the Western U.P. Trail...

 

Search continues for Saxon Harbor solution

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com HURLEY — While the numbers still aren’t solid enough to make any decisions, the uncertainty surrounding the campground at Saxon Harbor continued to be the primary topic of discussion at Monday’s Ir...

 

Wakefield supports OCF for UP prisoner housing

By P.J. GLISSON news@yourdailyglobe.com WAKEFIELD - The Wakefield city council voted Monday in favor of a resolution supporting the continued operation of Marenisco's Ojibway Correctional Facility as...

 

Ontonagon County not experiencing road project stoppage

By JAN TUCKER jantuck@jamadots.com ONTONAGON — Ontonagon County Road Commission Engineer Mike Maloney said there are no projects in Ontonagon County held up because of the work stoppage experienced throughout Michigan. Officials of the Michigan...

 

Ironwood Tourism Council increases trail contribution

By RALPH ANSAMI ransami@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD — The Ironwood Tourism Council has agreed to increase its potential contribution to a trail project to better the odds of obtaining total funding of $400,000. The Ironwood City Commission on...

 

Erwin Township Hall goes 'Crazy for Cranberries'

By P.J. GLISSON news@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD - The Erwin Township Hall was the site of a "Crazy for Cranberries" bake sale and pie social Saturday, and it certainly lived up to its name. Two long...

 

Iron Belle's second annual trail fundraiser goes well

By P.J. GLISSON news@yourdailyglobe.com BESSEMER - Despite a fall chill in the air, Saturday's Iron Belle Trail Bridges and Bluffs half marathon and 2-mile run/walk drew enthusiastic participants to...

 

Local tribes receive drug, alcohol grants

ODANAH, Wis. — The Bad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians will receive a $710,599 Justice Systems and Alcohol and Substance Abuse grant. Scott C. Blader, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, joined the U.S....

 

Rainfall sets Sept. 21 record

IRONWOOD - Sometimes weather forecasters hit the nail right on the head. The National Weather Service predicted 1.7 inches of rain for Ironwood for Thursday and Friday morning and 1.73 inches fell...

 

Midget debate begins in advance of committee

HURLEY - The Hurley School Board's decision Monday to evaluate the school district's Midget mascot has created a social media firestorm. The initial reaction seems to be mostly opposed to changing...

 

WUPTA shares passion for western UP trails

Editor’s Note: The following story is the second of a three-part series. Part 1, published on Friday, provided an overview of the status of an unnamed, multi-use trail connecting Wakefield to Marenisco. WAKEFIELD — The Western Upper Peninusla...

 

Ironwood man convicted of getting stolen guns

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com BESSEMER - An Ironwood man was convicted of three felonies in Gogebic County Circuit Court Thursday - including the two most serious charges he faced -...

 

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