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News media not the enemy

Recent claims that the media “is the enemy of the American people” should not go unchecked. Such an accusation holds no merit. The First Amendment ensures, among other things, freedom of the press. The founders of our nation knew the perils of a... Full story


Congrats to state champ Bantams

Congratulations to the Bantam B hockey state champion Polar Hawks. The co-op team of 12 players, ages 12 to 15, from the Ironwood Polar Bear and Iron River Ice Hawk hockey clubs went 5-0 at the state tournament in Marquette last weekend, including... Full story


Take steps to make holiday travel safer

The season of holiday travel is upon us and officials are offering wise words of caution as increased traffic on roadways often brings more accidents. Add a few drinks from the party and/or some bad weather and havoc can ensue, often ending in... Full story


Thanks to local emergency services

Every time we hear a siren or see flashing lights whiz by, there’s a good possibility someone is in peril. And while we sit back — mostly with relief when we see the fire engine didn’t turn toward our house or down our grandmother’s road ... Full story


Community newspapers continue strong

National Newspaper Week, Oct. 6-12, may not be marked in red on your calendar, and we’re pretty sure Hallmark has never written a card to celebrate the occasion, but we’d like to take the opportunity to share the importance of newspapers in... Full story


Local elections deserve attention

If the current upheaval in Washington over the shutdown of the federal government and looming debt ceiling deadline teaches us anything, perhaps it should be that we need to elect reasonable people. People who are willing to do the work of... Full story


Thanks for a great summer

School is back in session, footballs are flying through the air, a tinge of color is appearing amongst the leaves and temperatures are beginning to dip — all sure signs of fall. But before we get too far down the autumnal road, we say thank you to... Full story


Commencement marks end of one journey, beginning of another

Congratulations to all the graduates. Friday’s Watersmeet High School and Gogebic County Community School commencement exercises were the final graduation ceremonies on the Gogebic Range for the Class of 2013. It’s been a busy couple weeks for... Full story


Thanks to our local veterans

Thanks to all the local veterans and their various organizations that helped mark Memorial Day in so many ways on Monday. The services conducted in many area cemeteries and at local memorials were a honorable tribute to those soldiers who served to... Full story


Local authorities respond well to 'suspicious' backpack

The report of a suspicious backpack found at the door of Gogebic Taconite’s office in downtown Hurley Saturday morning caused quite a stir. The good news is the bomb squad called in from Marathon County, Wis., found nothing explosive in the...


Postal Service to continue Saturday mail delivery

News came Wednesday that the U.S. Postal Service has decided to continue Saturday mail delivery. This was good news indeed. The Postal Service had floated a plan in February to suspend most deliveries on Saturdays beginning in August in order to...


Proposed veterans cemetery a worthy perpetual honor

Last week’s return of the 1432nd Engineer Company of the Michigan National Guard was a reminder of how important the service of our soldiers is to our country. Their service is truly honorable. Their return was also a reminder of how crucial it is...


Welcome home local National Guard troops

It’s time to put out the flag and welome mat for a group of local soldiers returning from the war in Afghanistan. The men and women of the 1432 Engineer Company of the Michigan National Guard, based in Kingsford and Iron River, will return... Full story


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