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Press Releases

Keweenaw Lions Club donates to JROTC

The Keweenaw Lions Club presented Major Michael Farley, Maddie Longer-Harrer and Zach Vaitkevicius with a $350 check for Calumet High School JROTC. JROTC has many funding needs, including uniforms, equipment and competition travel. With inconsistent resources from Washington, their own ...

NCHSS announces top 100 safest cities in US

The National Council for Home Safety and Security (NCHSS) announced its annual ranking of the Top 100 Safest Cities in the US. After its safety analysis of all cities within individual states, NCHSS has compiled a list of the safest cities across the country: those least likely to have its ...

Salvation Army food pantry needs help filling orders, stocking, more

HANCOCK — The Salvation Army needs volunteers to help with the Food Pantry in Hancock. We need people to help fill grocery orders, restock the shelves, and sort canned goods. We are looking for people who can give some time between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. ...

First Calumet High School Career Fair coming on March 18

Calumet High School invites you to the first annual Calumet Career Fair. The purpose of this career fair is to expose our students to the many career opportunities found right here in our community. It is our intent that during the fair students will ask questions about your business, learn ...

MDARD announces value-added grant opportunity

LANSING - The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is now accepting applications for its latest round of value-added grants. The Value-Added Grant Program is designed to help retain, expand, attract or develop agricultural processing in Michigan through targeted investments ...

Johnny Cash tribute in Island Showroom

HARRIS - Nashville recording artist Doug Allen Nash will perform his Johnny Cash Tribute in the Island Resort and Casino Showroom for one night only – Saturday, June 6, 2020. Nash, a popular regular on the Island’s Club 41 Lounge stage, perfectly captures the appearance, vocals, speech, ...

MDHHS reports the fourth death in the state from vaping-related lung injury

LANSING – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) today announced the fourth death associated with the outbreak of E-cigarette or vaping associated lung injury. MDHHS was notified about the death of an adult female on Feb. 19. No other information about the individual ...

Task force updates efforts to protect Buffalo Reef fish habitat

The multi-agency Buffalo Reef Task Force is looking for help from shoreline property owners in reporting flooding and ice shove events along Grand Traverse Bay. Over the past roughly 100 years, historic copper mine tailings from the Wolverine and Mohawk mines – called stamp sands – were ...

Drive through ashes? Houghton churches takes Ash Wednesday to the streets

On Ash Wednesday, Feb. 26, Portage Lake United Church and Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will be offering “Ashes to Go,” a new approach to a centuries-old Christian tradition. The churches will be offering the imposition of ashes to people during the morning and afternoon commute times in ...

The U.P. is in Critical Need for O- and O+ Blood Types

The U.P. Regional Blood Center is currently experiencing a critical need for O negative and O positive blood types. The UP Regional Blood Center has collection sites in Marquette, Hancock, Escanaba, Sault Ste. Marie and is the primary supplier of blood to 13 UP hospitals. Please call ...

Ice conditions may prompt early removal of fishing shanties

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds anglers that changing ice conditions could require removal of fishing shanties before required removal dates. This is a possibility every year, as all shanties must be removed once ice can no longer safely support them. People venturing onto ...

Lt. Gov. Gilchrist signs bills into law

LANSING — Yesterday, Lt. Governor Gilchrist signed House Bills 4126 and 4127 into law. House Bill 4126 requires the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) to promulgate a rule requiring marijuana establishments to include a warning on marijuana packaging for women who are pregnant, planning to ...

State welcomes six new Pure Michigan trails and trail towns

Three trails and three communities were recognized as Pure Michigan® Trails and Pure Michigan® Trail Towns by the Department of Natural Resources during the Governor’s Conference on Tourism yesterday in Grand Rapids. With the announcement, the Canada Lakes Pathway in Luce County, the ...

KHF donation supports Omega House

Keweenaw Health Foundation (KHF) Executive Director Ed Jenich presents a $362 donation to Omega House Executive Director Mike Lutz and Omega House employees, on Friday, Jan. 31. The Omega House opened in 2005 and provides a home-like environment where people at the end of life may live fully, ...

Houghton County teen awarded $2,000 MSU Pre-College Achievement Scholarship

Micaela Geborkoff, a Houghton area student, has been awarded a $2,000 Michigan State University Pre-College Achievement Scholarship. Students in 8th to 10th grades for 2019-20 who attended an MSU summer pre-college program last year were eligible to apply for this award last fall. Micaela ...

2nd Annual Kalevalathon to be held on Feb. 28

Kalevalathon is back again for another year. Join students and faculty in celebration of Kalevala Day on Friday, Feb. 28 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Finnish American Heritage Center as they read the Finnish epic poem, the Kalevala. “February 28 is Kalevala Day in Finland, which ...

Animal Shelters, Homeless Pets Get Boost from MDARD Grants

LANSING – The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is proud to announce the recipients of the 2020 Animal Welfare Fund grants. This year, MDARD will distribute $127,240 to 23 registered animal shelters throughout the state to support the spaying and neutering of ...

CCISD hears about Special Olympics basketball game at board meeting

The Copper Country Intermediate School District Board of Education held its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. Maren Rouleau, Copper Country ISD Special Education teacher shared with the board an event that took place last week. Hancock High School held its first ever Special ...