Ironwood, MI

State Line ORV trail extended to Wakefield

Wakefield TOWNSHIP - A 20-year effort to dedicate a State Line "SL" ORV Trail segment in Wakefield Township, culminated with a dedication ceremony on Wednesday. Members of the Michigan Trails and Recreation Alliance of Land and Environment, the Gogebic Range Trail Authority, the North Country Snowmobile Club, private landowners and city officials joined the Michigan Department of Natural Resources in opening a 38-foot bridge and three-mile trail segment.
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Tomahawk man killed in Ashland County crash identified

MELLEN, Wis. (WSAW) - The 57-year-old Tomahawk man killed in a traffic crash Saturday near Mellen has been identified as Ricky Bartz, 57. Investigators said the crash happened around 2 p.m. on Sept. 11. Preliminary investigations and witness statements determined Bartz was driving south on State Highway 13 when a...
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Wisconsin man dead, wife injured in rollover crash near Mellen

ASHLAND COUNTY, WI -- One man is dead following a rollover crash near Mellen, Wisconsin, on September 11. According to information provided by the Ashland County Sheriff's Office Tuesday, authorities received a 911 call just before 2 p.m. Saturday on a report of a truck rollover on State Highway 13.

Willard John Seeke

BESSEMER, Mich. - Willard John Seeke, 93, of Bessemer, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. Willard was born on March 26, 1928, in Bessemer, the son of John V. and Ellen Johana (Carlson) Seeke. He attended A.D. Johnston High School in Bessemer and graduated in 1947.

North Lakeland Discovery Center celebrates 25 years with renovations

Local News Published 09/15/2021 3:00PM, Last Updated 09/15/2021 3:20PM. Manitowish Waters - The North Lakeland Discovery Center is celebrating its 25th year with a series of expansion projects to help it better serve the community. "It's not just Manitowish Waters. It's a regional-wide organization. We have members and supporters and...

Wisconsin man dies in rollover crash near Mellen

A Wisconsin man has died after a vehicle rollover incident near Mellen, Wisconsin on Saturday September, 11th. According to the Ashland County Sheriff's Office, a 911 call came shortly before 2 p.m. reporting a truck rollover on State Highway 13, south of Mellen in the town of Morse. According to...

Ironwood Weather Forecast

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Ironwood: Thursday, September 16: Slight chance of rain showers then mostly sunny during the day; while chance of showers and thunderstorms overnight; Friday, September 17: Chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day; while mostly clear overnight; Saturday, September 18:

USDA seeks volunteer applicants for Ottawa National Forest advisory committee

IRONWOOD — The Ottawa National Forest is currently seeking volunteers to serve on a federal Resource Advisory Committee. The purpose of the RAC is to make recommendations on the use and expenditure of available Secure Rural Schools Title II funds through projects proposed by counties and other interested parties. These funds cannot be utilized until the RAC is formed and makes recommendations on how to utilize the available funds.

Rita Ann (Lesco) Searle

HURLEY, Wis. - Rita Ann (Lesco) Searle, 90, of Ironwood, Michigan, passed away peacefully on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, at the Villa Maria Health and Rehabilitation Center in Hurley. Rita was born on July 26, 1931, the daughter of Joseph and Josephine (Cvengros) Lesco. She was the only child but...

Troopers run for Special Olympics

Wakefield - Members of the Michigan State Police, The Fraternal Order of Police and the Michigan Department of Corrections were joined by members of the community as they ran around Sunday Lake on Monday morning to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics and people with developmental disorders. The run...

Take a look at these homes on the market in Ironwood

Whether you’re looking for a new home on acreage or a fixer-upper close to amenities, you can probably find a listing here to suit you: Impressive, rare find property boasting 894’ of level, south facing frontage on Pine Lk and 3.38 acres! This lakefront gem offers ultimate privacy, incredible

Weather Forecast For Ironwood

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Ironwood: Wednesday, September 15: Sunny during the day; while mostly cloudy then slight chance of rain showers overnight; Thursday, September 16: Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day; while showers and thunderstorms overnight; Friday, September 17: Chance of

ATV/UTV motorized trails changes for Vilas County 15-year plan

Changes in Chapter 26 of the comprehensive 15 year Vilas County forest plan pertaining to motorized trails on the county forest and allowing ATV/UTV travel on selected county highways was approved by the forestry, recreation and land committee last week and is expected to come before the full county board when they meet Sept. 28.

Mercer Schools closed due to COVID-19

MERCER, Wis. — Mercer School District officials decided Monday night to close school for the rest of this week because of an increase in COVID-19 cases. Classes will be held virtually until in-person learning returns next week, District Administrator Sheri Kopka said. “Due to the uptick of cases, both at...

Dennis M. 'Denny' Blomberg

HURLEY, Wis. — Dennis M. “Denny” Blomberg of Hurley passed away on Sept. 14, 2021, at his home with his family present following a longtime battle with COPD. He was born on May 16, 1945, in Ironwood, Michigan, to Arthur and Clara “Mickey” (nee Behrendt) Blomberg. He attended Luther L. Wright High School in Ironwood graduating in 1963.

Community Calendar

Email calendar items and community news to [email protected] For more information, call 906-932-2211. Mercer Cribbage, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Mercer Senior Center. Double Trouble, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Serenity Center, Ironwood. Alcoholics Anonymous/ Al-Anon, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Mercer Food Pantry, noon-1 p.m., Railroad Street, Mercer, Wis. Emergencies: 715-476-7655. Harbortown...

Hound Dog Hike held to benefit dog park

Ironwood - Locals gathered with their furry friends on Sunday morning to participate in the 10th annual Hound Dog Hike on the Miner Memorial Park Heritage Park trails in Ironwood. The event, which celebrated its 10th hike in 11 years, saw over a dozen canine participants, joined by one or more owners.