States bound: SnowBots qualify for state championship

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The SnowBots Middle School Robotics teams reached a first-ever milestone at the Pellston regional FIRST Tech Challenge qualifier on Nov 23rd. All three teams, identified by the colors Blue, Red, and Silver, have now qualified to compete at the state championship Dec. 13-14 in Battle Creek. ...

Variety of entries hightlight of Selected Shorts competition

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The Selected Shorts writing competition came to a close last week, giving the selection committee time to select a winner. The winner of the competition will be announced at the show at the Rozsa Centre Saturday evening. The winning short story will also be read live by one of the Selected ...

Public asks Houghton to pump plan’s brakes

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HOUGHTON — Area residents spoke for nearly an hour about potential development on Lakeshore Drive at Wednesday’s Houghton City Council meeting, nearly all asking the council to slow down the process and allow more public input into what, if anything, is built there. In August, the council ...

Victorians are returning to Houghton to celebrate Christmas

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HOUGHTON — Times and fashions have changed since Houghton was founded by Ransom Shelden in 1852. The grand stone buildings along the main street named for the town’s founder, however, still reflect the elegance and grace of the mid-Victorian Era in which they were constructed, mostly ...

Status of Ontonagon County Road 107 Armoring

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Park supervisor Mike Knack and DNR regional field planner Eric Cadeau performed a post-storm performance review of the entire 2,480-feet limit of shoreline armoring performed by the DNR and in conjunction with the Ontonagon County Road Commission. It appears that the armoring performed by the ...

Health Department amends Ripley advisory for winter

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RIPLEY – The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department (WUPHD) has temporarily suspended a warning to avoid activity on a section of the snowmobile trail owned by the State of Michigan running through the Julio scrapyard property. The primary public health concern related to recreational use ...

Learn about Michigan’s lakes online from MSU Extension

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The Michigan State University Extension Introduction to Lakes online course is being offered January 2020 and registration is now open! This nationally recognized six-week course is in a convenient, self-paced, online format and is designed for lake users, lakefront property owners, and ...

MAPA announces election of 2020 officers and directors

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LANSING — The Michigan Automotive Parts Association board of directors recently elected officers and directors during their Dec. 3 board meeting in Lansing. Elected to 2020 Chairman is Greg Phillips of West Branch Automotive, Vice Chairman Rick Tervo of Auto Value of Houghton, Treasurer Randy ...

Spare food: St. Vincent food pantry gets very large delivery

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HANCOCK — The St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry accepted more than 1,000 pounds of food yesterday from WLUC’s Canathon Holiday food drive. Eagle Radio volunteers picked up the food from various collection locations in the area and brought it to the food pantry in Hancock late Tuesday ...

Ontonagon’s 19th Hometown Christmas this weekend

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The village that has come to count on its volunteers to coordinate a Festival and a parade is set to host its 19th Annual Hometown Christmas this weekend. Ontonagon’s Hometown Christmas begins Thursday and runs to this Sunday. It begins with a Christmas Concert at the Christian Center, ...

Wickley ready for next chapter in life

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HANCOCK — Peter Wickley officiated his last meeting of the Hancock Downtown Development Authority on Monday. Wickley had earlier announced that he would be stepping down as DDA chairperson after holding the position for 39 years. The occasion was marked by kind words from members of the ...

Food pantry special delivery

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Joshua Vissers/Daily Mining Gazette (From right) Tina Coon, Heidi Edgar and Courtney Edgar wait to see what else is coming off the Eagle Radio trailer, which dropped off more than 1,000 pounds of food at the St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry in Hancock as part of the WLUC Canathon.

Quincy Mine is a great place for holiday shopping


HANCOCK — It is hard to think of the Copper Country without thinking about the Quincy Mine. It’s a sign of the area’s rich cultural legacy visible from most of Houghton County. However, not enough people think of it as a destination for holiday shopping. It’s true, the Quincy Mine ...

State Police reminds public to celebrate holidays responsibly

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With marijuana now a legal substance in Michigan, the State Police Calumet Post would like to encourage the public to celebrate the holiday season responsibly. If holiday parties involve marijuana or alcohol, designate a sober driver before the party begins, advises Community Service Trooper ...

Holiday open house at Keweenaw National Historical Park

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CALUMET — Keweenaw National Historical Park is hosting a holiday open house at the Calumet Visitor Center on Friday, Dec. 6, from 5-7 p.m. This event is part of the Main Street Calumet's Christmas in Calumet kickoff. The park will host ornament making activities and tree trimming, live music ...

Girls on the Run U.P. recruiting new sites

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Girls on the Run Upper Peninsula is recruiting new sites and volunteers in all U.P. communities for its Spring 2020 season. Girls on the Run, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, is dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly ...