Serving Gogebic, Iron and Ontonagon Counties

Ironwood bond proposal fails

By LARRY HOLCOMBE

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IRONWOOD — Voters in the Ironwood Area School District defeated a $16 million bond proposal Tuesday.

The vote failed 62% to 38%, with 1,154 people voting “no” and 711 voting “yes.”

The proposal called for building an Early Education Center on the site of the former Josephson’s Nursing Home next to the Luther L. Wright K-12 School. The surrounding area would have included a playground, parking area and redesigned bus loop at a cost of around $10.5 million.

An additional $5.5 million was proposed for updates to the main building, s...