Month: June 2019

IRONWOOD – At last night’s Ironwood School board meeting board members say the numbers for the next budget may not be where members want them to be, but they are trending in the right direction. That’s the message the Ironwood Area Schools’ board of education heard Monday regarding the district’s fund balance as the board […]

WAKEFIELD — What’s the old Wakefield City Hall worth?“Most of its value is in the lot,” real estate appraiser Tom Williams told the Wakefield City Council Monday, elaborating on the written report he had been commissioned to perform, a document the council had in advance of the meeting. Earlier in the year city manager Robert […]

WAKEFIELD – State Representative Greg Markkanen will be hosting a series of Meet & Greets in the 110th District this weekend including in Gogebic and Ontonagon Counties. Markkanen will be joined by Senator Ed McBroom at Keweenaw Coffee Works in Calumet on Friday from 5:00-6:00pm est. Then on Sunday, the Hancock Republican will be at […]

LANSING – The state of Michigan is launching a $2 million educational campaign to boost the state’s low recycling rate. The “Know It Before You Throw It” initiative was announced Monday. Officials say the goal is to let residents know that they should rinse and dry all plastics, glass and metal before recycling it. People […]

SUGAR CAMP – The name of the teen that died in a fiery car crash Sunday afternoon in Oneida County has been released. 16 year old Isaac Tessier, died after his car crashed into a tree on County Highway H near Sugar Camp around 2:20 p.m. People nearby tried to get into the car before […]

BESSEMER — In Gogebic County Court in Bessemer an Iron River man pleaded guilty for taking a car from an Ironwood parking lot. 26 year old Kyle Cal Kontney, pleaded guilty to unlawfully driving away with a vehicle and use of methamphetamine as part of a plea agreement. The agreement also requires he plead guilty […]

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June 24, 2019

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide have risen about 7 cents from a week ago at about $2.70 per gallon. The Dearborn-based auto club says Monday the average price for self-serve regular unleaded is about 20 cents less than a year ago. AAA says the state’s highest average was in […]

SUGAR CAMP – At approximately 2:22 p.m. yesterday, the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of a vehicle versus tree crash on County Highway H in the town of Sugar Camp between Eagle River and Rhinelander. The caller reported that the vehicle was on fire. Citizens on scene attempted to get into the […]

IRONWOOD – Supporters of the Gogebic Range Health Foundation gathered at the Cold Iron Brewery Sunday for the organization’s annual Christmas in June fundraiser. Now in its third year, the Christmas in June fundraiser hit its turnout goal. There were a variety of raffles and drawings that attendees could enter, as well as food and […]

LANSING – Environmental advocates are raising awareness about the dangers of balloons. Volunteers for the Alliance for the Great Lakes say they’ve picked up more than 18,000 balloons, balloon pieces or balloon strings along Great Lakes shorelines from 2016 to 2018. And, that’s not good for wildlife in the Great Lakes. A study found balloons […]

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