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L’Anse installing solar power at water treatment plant

L'ANSE - The L'Anse Village Council Monday chose Marquette's Peninsula Solar to install solar power to its water treatment plant."It's a big energy draw," said Village Manager Bob LaFave, about the current system. "Hopefully that will help us down the road with water rates," he added, hoping to ...

Ontonagon amends junk ordinance

It was at this week's Ontonagon Village Council meeting that the council held its first 'reading' of the Amended Village Junk Ordinance. The public hearing on this ordinance will be at their next meeting on Monday, Sept. 12.The ordinance reads, "An ordinance to provide for control and ...

Tomasi appointed city attorney

HOUGHTON - Houghton has a new city attorney.The City Council appointed Paul Tomasi to replace James Cone, who is leaving the area to join a firm in Georgia.Like Cone, Tomasi belongs to the firm Vairo, Mechlin and Tomasi. He has represented the city in some situations before, said City Manager ...

10 things to know today

By The Associated PressYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. SEARCH UNDERWAY FOR SURVIVORS IN ITALY QUAKE THAT KILLED MORE THAN 200The number of dead and missing is uncertain given the thousands of vacationers in the area for ...

Ontonagon to host Candidates Forum

If there was ever a time when one would not expect to see Democrats and Republican's working together, it would be during this presidential election cycle. However that is not the case in Ontonagon County.The Ontonagon County Democratic Party and the Ontonagon County Republican Party joined ...

Author speaks at MTU

HOUGHTON By the time the freshmen seated in the Rozsa Center Tuesday afternoon graduate, Drew Magary wants them to pick up what he calls the most important attribute for happiness and success: self-awareness."I hope for your sake you guys come out of here smart enough to see inside those ...

10 things to know today

By The Associated PressYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. MAGNITUDE 6 QUAKE KILLS AT LEAST 37 IN CENTRAL ITALYThe hardest-hit towns are Amatrice and Accumoli, some 80 kilometers (50 miles) northeast of Rome. The toll is ...

Students to get new laptops

DOLLAR BAY - At the last meeting before the start of the new school year of the Dollar Bay-Tamarack Area Schools Board of Education Monday, members discussed new technology in the district.During her report to board members, K-12 Principal Christina Norland said the incoming ninth-grade ...

Ontonagon discusses electric, water

It was at a well attended meeting of the Ontonagon Village Council that village manager Joe Erickson recapped a meeting he attended with Governor Rick Snyder. The Governor recently visited the Upper Peninsula to discuss infrastructure and electric power generation.The Village of Ontonagon ...

10 things to know today

By The Associated PressYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. TRUMP'S STAMINA ATTACK ON CLINTON STIRS TALK OF GENDER BIASThere's little evidence such strategies are effective when it comes to winning over women and they risk ...

150 still big despite rain

CALUMET - Debbie Streiter had a table set up Saturday in Agassiz Park to sell her Tupperware items at the Calumet Township sesquicentennial celebration, but the rainy conditions concerned her.Streiter said she was at the Pasty Fest in the park in June and it rained then, which hurt her ...

Many local crafters at fair

VICTORIA - Vendors at the Old Victoria Craft Fair included many local crafters, mostly from the Upper Peninsula.Keith Spaniel, of Ironwood, demonstrated blacksmithing techniques all day during the fair, which also featured these sellers:Carol Brown, of Greenland, sold mittens, hats, baby ...

Setting it straight

More than 20 groups will perform at the Porcupine Mountains Music Festival this weekend on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park ski hill. A story in the Aug. 20/21 Living section said the event was last weekend.

10 things to know today

By The Associated PressYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:1. RIO THROWS FINAL PARTY TO SAY GOODBYE TO 2016 OLYMPICSRio de Janeiro and the world bid farewell to the first Olympic Games in South America with one last bash that ...

Cause of fire undetermined

HOUGHTON - A state fire marshal was unable to determine a cause for the July fire at 511 Shelden Avenue.In a release, the Houghton Fire Department said the fire is believed to have started in the rear of the building, which saw the brunt of the physical damage. A state fire marshal visited the ...

Sign recognizes two local youth sports promoters

HANCOCK - There is a decades-long tradition of baseball and softball in Hancock, and Friday a sign recognizing two influential promoters of the sports was dedicated at the Hancock Driving Park.In 2015, the Hancock City Council named the softball field after Gordon "Gordy" Schaaf, and this year ...

Sixth graders get “sneak peak” of high school

HANCOCK - For 13 years, Hancock Middle School has been giving incoming sixth grade students a chance to get a "Sneak Peek" at the school with the intention of relieving the anxiety associated with transitioning from elementary school.Kipp Beaudoin, Hancock Middle School and Hancock Central High ...

Hancock class schedules available

HANCOCK - The class schedules for students at Hancock Middle School and Hancock Central High School will be available online Monday, according to Sheri Aldrich, high school secretary.Aldrich said parents and students can find the schedules by going to the district's website at ...

They walk for those who fight

HANCOCK - Alyssa Stenersen has two cousins with leukemia, so she was taking part Thursday in the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life for Houghton County at Finlandia University's McAfee Field in Hancock.Stenersen said one of her cousins, who is 8 years old, has been dealing with treatments ...

Lake Linden plans water rate increase

LAKE LINDEN - Lake Linden could increase its water rate for the first time in three years.The Village Council will hold a public hearing before its September meeting on an increase in the rate.Current rates, set in September 2013, are $40.02 for the two-month base rate and an additional $4.56 ...