Archives for April 2020

04-30-20-Tribe Implements Visitor Reestrictions

LEAD: The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians implements access limits due to the coronavirus outbreak.

VERBATIM: The tribal council votes to close public boat landings, campgrounds, parks and trails,along with exterior reservation roads. The tribal government buildings are now closed to visitors and reservation businesses including the gas station and market are now closed. Tribal President Joseph Wildcat Sr. says they have no confirmed coronavirus on the reservation and they are doing everything to keep it that way.

04-30-20-Ironwood PSD Handing Out Masks

LEAD: The Ironwoond Public Safety Department is still accepting homemade masks for distribution to the community.

VERBATIM: More than 1,000 masks have been made so far and the department expressed its thanks to the many sewers who made that possible. If you are in need of a mask call the department at 906-932-1234 and you will be put on the distribution list. Do not go to the station to obtain a mask. All masks will be provided via contactless delivery.

04-29-20-Hurley Cancels Memorial Day Rally

LEAD: Hurley’s Memorial Day Rally is cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak.

VERBATIM: Officials announced the cancellation is due to Governor Evers’ stay at home order extension through May 26. The ATV/ UTV parade, poker run and the Mud Pit are also cancelled but officials say they hope to hold a similar event later this year. As of Tuesday all Iron County ATV/ UTV Trails remain closed due to Spring Breakup conditions. Historically the trail system opens mid-May.

04-29-20-Family Offers Fence To Paint Messages

LEAD: An Ashland family is encouraging people to come and decorate their fence during the coronavirus outbreak.

VERBATIM: The Daily Press reports the Tegen family who live at 1100 11th St. is inviting people to paint their fence with hearts and balloons or put up a message of hope to spread love, camaraderie and good cheer. The home’s owner left a box filled with paints for people who don’t bring their own.

04-28-20-Bayfield Food Pantry Expanding

LEAD: The Bayfield Food Pantry is increasing its availablity as Governor Tony Evers’ stay at home order continues.

VERBATIM: According to CORE Community Resources the pantry is now distributing food on Wednesday in addition to the Thursday distribution in the Bates Art Barn at 14 South Broad Street. Hours each day are from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Volunteers are also working to expand the pantry’s service area to include the Red Cliff Reservation. For more information log on to CORE-C-R dot org.

04-28-20-Bayfirld Food Pantry Expanding

LEAD: The Bayfield Food Pantry is increasing its availablity as Governor Tony Evers’ stay at home order continues.

VERBATIM: According to CORE Community Resources the pantry is now distributing food on Wednesday in addition to the Thursday distribution in the Bates Art Barn at 14 South Broad Street. Hours each day are from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Volunteers are also working to expand the pantry’s service area to include the Red Cliff Reservation. For more information log on to CORE-C-R dot org.

04-28-20-Vilas County Board Elects New Leaders

LEAD: The Vilas County Board of Supervisors elects its slate of leaders at its recent organizational meeting.

VERBATIM: District 7 supervisor Ron DeBruyne was re-elected as board chairman and District 19 supervisor Jerry Burkett will serve another term as first vice chair. It took two ballots for the second vice chair seat because there was no candidate received a majority of the votes during the first ballot. District 2 superintendent Chuck Hayes was then elected.

04-27-20-Wakefield Park Closures Under Whitmer Order

LEAD: The City of Wakefield clarifies park closures due to the extension of Governor Whitmer’s Stay-at-home Executive Order.

VERBATIM: Officials say that to comply with the order and and to protect the health of residents, businesses, and visitors, the City of Wakefield declares the closing of all City Parks, including restrooms, until further notice. Walking trails will remain open but the City is not disinfecting within the park system so do not use park benches, play equipment of any other areas with frequently touched surfaces.

04-27-20-Iron County Mobile Food Pantry Is Today

LEAD: The Iron County Mobile Food Pantry distribution event today is being modified because of the COVID-19 outbreak.

VERBATIM: The event is from noon until 1:00 p.m. at the Iron County Highway Department parking lot on Bernard St. with lineup starting on 3rd Ave. N. In order for volunteers to practice safe social distancing, they are asking participants to only roll windows down a few inches and that all food is loaded in trunks or the box of pickup trucks.

04-24-20-Drug Investigation Results In Teen’s Arrest

LEAD: A drug sales investigation in the city of Montreal results in a teenager facing charges.

VERBTIM: The investigation began in March after the Iron County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint involving the distribution and use of controlled substances. Last Friday the Iron County District Attorney’s office authorized charges and issued an arrest warrant for a 17-year-old Montreal resident. He was taken into custody and made an initial court appearance on Monday then was released after posting a $10,000 signature bond.