Business

UP Coins continuing service to the Copper Country

CHASSELL - For six years Todd Van Kleeck at UP Coins has been providing the very fairest prices for coin and currency collections and accumulations, as well as gold and silver in all forms, such as sterling flatware and gold jewelry."Nearly everyone has some jewelry they don't wear, or is ...

Tadych’s Econo Foods celebrates 45 years in business, 20 years in Houghton

HOUGHTON - For 45 years Jim Tadych has provided communities across the Upper Peninsula and Wisconsin with groceries at his Econo Foods store. The Houghton store has been open for the last 20 of those 45 years, providing the community with food and more."Jim Tadych has meant so much to this ...

Kirkish Furniture celebrates 100 years in Houghton

HOUGHTON - While some things have changed for Kirkish Furniture in the past 100 years, some things have stayed the same. While locations and size have certainly changed, the company has never left Houghton and remains in the hands of the Kirkish family. They are celebrating 100 years in the ...

COWs Mobile Storage comes to the Copper Country

HOUGHTON - At the beginning of the month, RPM Secure Self Storage in Houghton began offering a new storage solution to Copper Country residents. In order to provide more convenient temporary storage for its customers, RPM now offers COWs mobile storage units in addition to their stationary ...

Houghton County Fair returns

HANCOCK - The Houghton County Fair is right around the corner, from August 22 to 25, at the corner of Birch and Ingot in Hancock.Various entertainment is planned throughout the weekend, including TJ Schmidt and Company Carnival and Amusements, Whispering Pines Mobile Zoo, The Great American ...

Make tracks to the biggest tire sale

HANCOCK - Fine Line Tire's largest annual tire buying event of the year starts today and continues through Friday. Held in the Fine Line Tire parking lot, the sale offers huge savings on all major brands and sizes, expert assistance, quality products and fun.Fine Line Tire employees and brand ...

Herman Jewelers liquidating retail merchandise

CALUMET - After 150 years and five generations of ownership, current owners Ed and Karen LaBonte are changing the focus of Herman Jewelers in Calumet. The family-run business currently carries retail items such as watches, clocks, jewelry, gifts, coins and collectibles in addition to operating ...

KEDA Announces

High School Scholarships and encourages all High School graduates to pursue additional training and education in order to be qualified for available jobs and to increase lifetime earnings; and the ability of local businesses to expand depends on the availability of a trained and qualified ...

Ready or Not?

HOUGHTON - Most parents proudly watch as their 5-year old child grabs his or her backpack and heads out the door to the first day of kindergarten. Few might realize that their child has been preparing for this day since birth, or earlier.Neuroscience confirms that early experiences lay the ...

Culligan returns to the Copper Country

Wondering where your Culligan Man has gone? Culligan representation and products have returned to the Copper Country.When the previous dealer dropped the brand last fall, Culligan of Ashland owners Julie and Joe Gendrich stepped up to the plate and committed to continuing to provide authorized ...

Portage Investigative Consultants

HANCOCK - When a friend had difficulty finding someone to serve papers in a divorce issue, Randy LaLonde and Dolores Kilpela of Portage Investigative Consultants recognized the opportunity to put their law enforcement backgrounds to good use. After researching local needs, and obtaining a ...

Habañeros unveils new menu, specials

HANCOCK - In 2008, the community told business owners what they wanted.Jim and Julie Cortright listened.After a survey of 1,500 community members for part of the Downtown Houghton marketing plan revealed an overwhelming desire for good Mexican food in town, Jim Cortright, Julie Cortright and ...

Michigan Tech Employees Federal Credit Union

HOUGHTON - Though most of us walk around with more information at our fingertips than ever before, the world of financial lending institutions can still be confusing if not outright intimidating. But the loan officers at the Michigan Tech Employees Federal Credit Union have the experience to ...

New Name, Same Mission for U.P. KIDS

HOUGHTON - When U.P. KIDS first opened its doors as Good Will Farm in 1899, the purpose was to meet the needs of a growing population of orphaned mining children in the Copper Country.Until the early 1970's, U.P. KIDS continued this mission and provided over 4,000 orphaned children a home and ...