Month: July 2019

HURLEY – One of the two defendants accused of bombing a Kimball, Wisconsin asphalt plant in 2015 will have his competency to stand trial examined following a judge’s ruling yesterday — two months after a competency exam was ordered in a separate case. Judge Gary Carlson ordered a competency exam for 82 year old Robert […]

WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield City Council upped city manager Robert Brown’s pay Monday. On the recommendation of the personnel committee, the council voted 4-1 to increase his annual salary from $51,000 to $57,000 for the remainder of the first year of his contract. Subsequent raises in years 2 and 3 would raise his compensation to […]

IRONWOOD – A welcome luncheon was held Monday to welcome Gogebic Community College’s new president. The new president, George McNulty, officially took his seat as the president on July 1, 2019. People from the community were invited to have lunch with McNulty and to ask him questions at Monday’s gathering. McNulty, who moved to Ironwood […]

Gusty northwest winds as high as 20 mph, combined with dry and warm conditions will lead to an elevated wildfire potential for Upper Michigan, especially across the central and east where rainfall amounts have been lower over the last few weeks. Do not burn today! Immediately report any wildfires to local emergency services by calling […]

IRONWOOD – The Waupaca Foundry in Ironwood is now open. A ribbon-cutting was held was held last Thursday which was the official opening of the foundry the seventh for Waupaca, and the first in this area, in the Ironwood Industrial Park. A host of dignitaries attended the event, which celebrated the cooperation of area, city […]

DEARBORN, Mich. – Gas prices in Michigan are down from last week. Michigan drivers are now paying an average price of $2.81 per gallon for regular unleaded, 13 cents less than a week ago, but 8 cents more than this time last month. Still, drivers are paying about 9 cents less than this time last […]

BESSEMER – We now know who the winners of Bessemer’s 4th of July 50/50 is. David and Denise Solie of Columbus, WI and Little Girl’s Point, MI are the lucky winners of $36,996. The Bessemer 4th of July Committee Thanks you, for your support on another amazing raffle. They look forward to Bessemer Blast 2020!

IRONWOOD – Following several car break-ins earlier this week, the Ironwood Public Safety Department is reminding residents about steps they can take to reduce the chance they are targeted. Police say the break in happened primarily over one night recently, but there’s been other nights in the past … where people have reported their vehicles […]

MARQUETTE, Mich. – Undergraduate tuition is going up this fall at Northern Michigan University. The university’s Board of Trustees met Thursday morning, and approved a 4.9 percent increase. This action raises undergraduate rates $270 per semester in tuition and fees, making the average cost for full-time in-state, undergraduate tuition $5,796. With this increase, NMU will […]

BOULDER JUNCTION – Fire badly damaged a home on a Boulder Junction area lake Thursday afternoon. At 1:40 p.m. Yesterday afternoon, the Vilas County Sheriff’s Office got a 911 call reporting smoke coming from a home on the south side of Island Lake. Another report came in from the Manitowish Waters boat patrol. When firefighters […]

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