Local News

Spring settles in

HOUGHTON — The Copper Country is finally settling into spring weather, and for the next week daytime temperatures will be slightly above normal with little precipitation. Dave Petrovich, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Negaunee Township, said from today through Friday the ...

Relay For Life to offer new events for 2017

HOUGHTON – Houghton County Relay For Life (RLF) will offer two new fundraising events to support American Cancer Society’s 2017 fight against cancer: “Night of Hope” and “Relay at Bridgefest.” “Night of Hope” will take place at 6:30 p.m. on April 8 in the Lobby of the Rozsa ...

CCAC presents “Gestures and Facture” art exhibit

HANCOCK – The Copper Country Community Arts Center presents "Gestures and Facture" recent work by Hancock artist Tomas Co in the Kerredge Gallery April 6-29. Tomas Co's recent work includes sculpture in stone and bronze as well as sumi-e paintings. In his statement about this body of work ...

10 things to know today – Wed., March 29, 2017

By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. BREXIT DAY: BRITAIN SET TO FILE FOR EU DIVORCE After 44 years of ups and downs with the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May will send a letter to the ...

Spring weather brings risk of wildfires

MARQUETTE — The snow is finally disappearing, which means vegetation is starting to appear, so the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is urging people to be cautious with activities that can cause wildfires. Celeste Chingwa, resource protection manager with the DNR in Marquette, said ...

Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly Easter Dinners

Easter Sit-Down Dinner Sites All start at 2 p.m. • Church of the Resurrection in Hancock. Guests should not arrive early. • Sacred Heart Church in Calumet • St. Ignatius Church in Houghton • Doelle Senior Center in Tapiola • Grace Lutheran Church in South Range • ...

Dr. Jason Oyadomari named dean at Finlandia University

Dr. Jason Oyadomari has been named Dean of the Suomi College of Arts and Sciences (SCAS) at Finlandia University. Dr. Oyadomari has been serving as the Interim Dean for more than a year. “Jason has done an exceptional job in his leadership role over the past 14 months as Interim Dean,” ...

10 things to know today – Tues., March 28, 2017

By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. TRUMP TAKES AIM AT CLIMATE CHANGE The U.S. president will sign an executive order that will suspend, rescind or flag for review more than a half-dozen measures ...

Freak accident had Semco working to restore gas service by Christmas

BARAGA — After a freak traffic accident at 3:40 a.m. Dec. 23, 2016, caused an explosion at its L’Anse substation to explode, Semco Energy Gas personnel worked to restore gas service to residents by Christmas day, a company report of the incident found. “An 18-year-old...falls asleep and ...

Give Drugs the Boot moved to April 22

Give Drugs the Boot has been moved to 12 p.m. Saturday, April 22 near Finlandia Hall on the campus of Finlandia University. The event, which is hosted by Calumet High School’s S.A.D.D. (Students Against Destructive Decisions) Chapter, was originally scheduled for Saturday, April 1. “Due ...

Calumet Theatre cancel’s musical

The Calumet Theatre’s All School Musical production of “Oliver”, scheduled to be performed in late April, has been canceled due to a low level of student participation. “Theatre management, the cast and I are all deeply disappointed that this decision had to be made.” said ...

Rozsa presents Amusement Park

HOUGHTON – The Department of Visual and Performing Arts and the Rozsa Center are excited to announce Amusement Park Avenue: The 2017 VPA Faculty & Staff Exhibit. Faculty and staff of VPA will exhibit a variety of works of many different media and concepts, touching upon all five senses ...

10 things to know today – Mon., March 27, 2017

By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHAT TRUMP IS WILLING TO DO WITH ‘OBAMACARE’ The U.S. president’s aides open the door to working with moderate Democrats on the health care issue. 2. ...

Crane recognized for her selfless dedication

HOUGHTON — Three people were recognized at the recent Keweenaw Community Foundation’s annual fundraising Keweenaw Gold event for their outstanding contributions to the local community. Rebecca Crane was awarded the Community Impact Award Rebecca Crane was for her years of dedication and ...

Hospital project complete

ONTONAGON — The Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital emergency room expansion and inpatient renovation project is just what the patients ordered, complete with a new security system in place. “It’s a little of a culture change for Ontonagon,” said Lee Anne Jessup, the hospital’s manager for ...

LSSI provides stewardship opportunities to local school

HANCOCK — Darrell Hendrickson, a Washington Middle School teacher at Calumet, gave a presentation to the Copper Country Intermediate School District Board on case studies and and work done with his students, primarily at the Calumet Township Park. Hendrickson is one of two area lead teachers ...

Ontonagon Hospital looking to raise funds for canopy

ONTONAGON — The Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital Foundation is fundraising for an entrance canopy designed for easy, safe access to the main entrance of the hospital. The canopy is estimated to cost $200,000; the foundation is almost halfway there, having raised more than $85,000. “The ...

E-TC district focused on reading

EWEN — From putting an emphasis on reading, to developing on an at-risk student program, to discontinuing multi-age classrooms, the Ewen-Trout Creek School Board is focused on student education at a time when many school districts are focused on financing. Alan Tulppo, superintendent of the ...

10 Things to Know Today: March 24, 2017

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. TRUMP DEMANDS VOTE ON HEALTH CARE OVERHAUL GOP House leaders seemed to be calculating that at crunch time, they could coax enough dissidents to pass the bill that aims to repeal and ...

Sewer work to be part of Ridge Road repaving

HOUGHTON — Sewer upgrades will be added to the repaving project on Ridge Road this summer. The sanitary and storm sewer work will probably add another $150,000 to $170,000 to the project cost, City Manager Eric Waara said. "In going through it with the engineers, and once we got the ...