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Storm takes out HIT lighting


December 8, 2017

Ian Minielly/Daily Globe

ANDY MAKEY, lighting technician, points out the blackened remains of the main electronic control module responsible for controlling the 70 different lights in the theater. A replacement loaner was en route Thursday from Madison, Wis. The theater will not be able to conduct a full assessment of the damage until the module is replaced and powered up, allowing the rest of the lights to get turned on and dimmed.


IRONWOOD - Monday's lightning storm across the Gogebic Range did more than knock out the Daily Globe's press and interrupt power to around 3,200 Upper Peninsula Power Company customers.

Bruce Greenhill, managing director of the Historic Ironwood Theatre, discovered the theater's lighting system took a jolt. He went to hang Christmas decorations for the Ironwood band concert scheduled for today and the lights would not come on.

Andy Makey and Tyler Saari, lighting technicians for the theater, arrived on scene and began the process of discovery. M...

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