Author: Jesse Baroka

BESSEMER — As the current water-sewer project winds down, the Bessemer City Council voted Monday to borrow $1.1 million from a state fund to begin engineering the next one. The council voted 4-0 to allow city manager Charly Loper provide electronic signatures for the loan, and to sign the general loan contract. The project, set […]

HURLEY – Iron County’s forestry and parks committee approved the winning bids for the Iron county 2019 spring timber sale. The County received A total of 55 bids on the 17 of the 18 sales up up for bid, with one sale failing to receive a single bid. The winning bids are expected to generate […]

MARENSICO – Marensico says YES to Marijuana! Last night members of the Marenisco Township board voted 3-2 to pass a Marijuana Facilities Ordinance that includes terms in which marijuana enterprise can operate within the Marensico township boundaries. Ordinance No. 06172019, will require any such entrepreneurs to meet the qualifications for state licensing, which have yet […]

HURLEY – At last night Hurley K-12 School board meeting, board members as expected approved the name The Hurley Northstars as the school’s mascot name. The change was passed with Leslie Kolesar being the only member to vote “no.” The new name was chosen after several different names were suggested the list was then narrowed […]

BESSEMER – FREE BICYCLES!! That’s right the Gogebic County Sheriff’s office says on their facebook page that they are doing what they call a little spring cleaning. The sheriff’s office built up a collection of unclaimed found bicycles that have accumulated over many years. The sheriff’s office says some of the bikes are nice and […]

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is among 18 governors to sign a letter urging Congress to open the U.S. banking system to the legal marijuana industry. In the letter written Friday and released Monday, the governors say the cash-only environment is a threat to public safety and a burden for governments that […]

KIMBALL – Highway 2 near the Iron County Community Credit Union Building just outside of Hurley was closed in both directions for hours Friday afternoon following a two-vehicle accident. The two vehicles hit head-on just after 2pm Friday. Four people were transported by Beacon Ambulance to Aspirus Ironwood Hospital as a result of the crash. […]

IRONWOOD – Yesterday was Father Rob Jurkovich last mass at Our Lady of Peace Church in Ironwood. After more than seven years in Ironwood Fr. Robb says his next role will be as chaplain of OSF St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group in Escanaba. The Fr. Binu Joseph, a diocesan priest from Kerala, India, is […]

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — AAA Michigan says average gas prices in Ironwood and throughout the state have dropped about 12 cents from a week ago now averaging around $2.63 per gallon. The Dearborn-based auto club says Monday the average price for self-serve regular unleaded is about 41 cents less than a year ago as higher […]

MARENSICO TOWNSHIP – About a dozen nature lovers joined an Ottawa National Forest hosted hike to Kakabika Falls over the weekend.    The falls is gaining popularity after being selected by the U.S. Postal Service as one of 2019’s ‘Wild and Scenic River’ postage stamps released last month.  The Kakabika Falls trail-head is located on County […]

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