Local News

Laurium will not get a new dump truck

LAURIUM — The Laurium Village Council took no action on a motion to bid on an eight-year-old tandem-axle dump truck currently up for auction, after some discussion. Jeff Kalcich head of the Public Works Department, felt the truck would fit the needs of the village, particularly with the ...

PLDL hosts workshop

The Portage Lake District Library will host the Houghton County Democratic Party on Wednesday, from 6-9 p.m. for “A Primer on Running for Local Office: Getting You to “Yes.” This workshop will be lead by Valorie Troesch and will address the truths and myths about what it takes to run ...

Calumet armory to issue ID cards

Military ID cards for retirees, disabled veterans and their dependents will be issued Oct. 12 at the Calumet Armory. The IDs are used to get health care and discounts. To get a card, veterans must call to set up an appointment before Oct. 12. Call Sgt. Amanda Plichta at 906-485-2532.

Millage renewal presentations

The Portage Lake District Library invites the public to join them for informational presentations given by library staff at the Portage Township Offices on Monday, October 9, at 7:00 p.m. and in Houghton at the City Council Chambers on Wednesday, October 11, at 5:30 p.m. Library Director ...

Finlandia hosts preview day

Students thinking about attending FinnU in the fall of 2018 are invited to Finlandia Preview Day, which is Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event includes tours, key one-on-one meetings with Finlandia officials and more! Plus, one lucky attendee will win a $500 ...

MTU ranked 155th nationally

The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education 2018 College Rankings has ranked Michigan Technological University in the top 15 percent of colleges and universities nationwide. Michigan Tech was ranked 155 of 1,054 institutions in the rankings released today. Among 275 Midwest colleges and ...

Baraga County man found dead

MARQUETTE — A 20-year-old Baraga County man was found dead at Founder’s Landing Tuesday morning of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, according to the Marquette Police Department. Police Chief Blake Rieboldt said police received the call at about 8:40 this morning. An ...

Keweenaw County sees rash of canine distemper

EAGLE RIVER — Keweenaw County Sheriff’s deputies were called on several times this past weekend to dispatch foxes with distemper, most of which occurred in Grant Township. Sheriff Bill Luokkanen said earlier in the summer, his office responded to numerous complaints from various places ...

Collision results in no injuries

ONTONAGON COUNTY — A Friday morning accident at the intersection of M-38 and US 45 resulted in no injuries, according to the Ontonagon County Sheriff’s Department. Caitlyn Zerbst, of Marquette, was traveling on M-38 when she observed a semi tractor stopped at the US 45 intersection, ...

Work on Lakeshore nearly done: End of paving expected this week

HOUGHTON — Pavers are in town and working on Lakeshore Drive, the project's manager said Wednesday. They did patching work on Wednesday and finished some parking lots, said Chris Holmes of U.P. Engineers & Architects. The plan called for starting by Citgo Thursday in the southbound lane ...

Issue of busing in ETC debated at board meeting

EWEN — Parents and Ewen-Trout Creek School Board members discussed busing preschool children before Wednesday’s agenda items at a school board meeting. Three parents questioned the school district’s policy of not providing busing to the pre-kindergarten children. E-TC had advertised the ...

Mobile Food Pantry tomorrow

Tomorrow the much-anticipated Mobile Food Pantry will take place in the parking lot of Baraga High School. The event will begin at 4:30 p.m. The Mobile Pantry will contain a variety of foods, including fresh produce. Clients will not have to show identification or proof of income to receive ...

Lost teen found in Hancock

HANCOCK — Houghton County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the area of Hancock Township’s Waasa Road and M-203 in response to a missing, endangered juvenile at approximately 3 p.m. Monday. The teen was believed to be in the woods in the surrounding area, according to a release from the ...

Big turnout for celebration

Rain didn’t keep more than 400 people from celebrating Aspirus-Ontonagon Hospital’s 10th anniversary held earlier this month. The event was held outside of the hospital under tents, and included games, prizes, food, and the opportunity for both local hospital management and management ...

South Tezcuco to return to one-way

HANCOCK — Traffic on the south portion of Tezcuco Street will be going back to one-way. The Hancock City Council approved the change Wednesday but decided not to amend parking on that or Ravine Street. Signs will also be posted on the north and south portions of both streets before ...

New Eagle Mine GM is MTU alum

MARQUETTE — An Ishpeming native has been named to the general manager position at the Eagle Mine. Eagle Mine, a subsidiary of Lundin Mining Corp., announced the appointment of its former Health, Safety, Environment and Permitting Manager Kristen Mariuzza to the position effective ...

Training trappers in Ontonagon County

SILVER CITY — The Lake Superior Sportsman Club will hold its 8th Annual Trapping Workshop on Sept. 30 at its Ontonagon County facility. This workshop is open to the public at no cost. According to a Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) release, the workshop is for both experienced ...

Student aid counseling

LANSING, Mich. – Michigan families and students looking for help paying for college should come to Michigan Tech’s Wood Gym on Wednesday at 9 a.m. for one of MI Student Aid’s new financial aid traveling one-stop shops visiting the Upper Peninsula this month, according to the Michigan ...

Dianda ready to listen to locals

LANSING — State Rep. Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) will hold coffee and happy hours in House District 110 to give residents a chance to ask questions and share their concerns with him. “The good people of HD 110 hear me talking about what is going on in Lansing, and now I want to hear from ...

PLDL announces millage renewel

On Nov. 7, Houghton and Portage Township voters will be asked whether or not to continue supporting their library. The proposal would provide for a 7-year renewal of the 1.96 mill property tax that generates the majority of the library's revenue. The proposal will not ask for any additional ...