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Seasonal Affective Disorder: Annual depressions worsened by weather change

Fall in the Copper Country can be a rough time for many. The weather gets colder, the days get shorter, and people may start feeling down unexplainably. The explanation may be Seasonal Affective Disorder, also known as SAD. In an article on HCA Midwest Health’s website called “Could It ...

Candlelight vigil held for RBG

HOUGHTON — “Be like Ruth! Be like Ruth!” The cry came up from about 50 people who held a candlelight vigil in downtown Houghton Sunday night in memory of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Ginsburg, who had served on the court since 1993, died at the age of 87 Friday of ...

Michigan voter information is available to the public

LANSING — Voter information is not confidential in Michigan. According to the National Conference of State Legislators, states have varied requirements on who is eligible to request a list of voters, what information the list contains, what information is kept confidential, and how ...

Rockland man recognized for saving neighbor’s wife

ROCKLAND — An elderly Rockland man was recognized by the Michigan State Police on Wednesday, Sept. 9, for saving his elderly neighbor from her burning home on June 3. Bruce Racine, 72, was presented with the Distinguished Citizen Award for carrying 85-year-old Helen (Carryl) Miilu from her ...

Scene from above: Foliage patterns near Paavola

Southwest of the village of Paavola, there’s a patch of ground covering several acres that shows interesting fractal-like patterns in the foliage, depending on the time of season. Seen above in a 2018 Google Maps image, the center of the fractal pattern is occupied by a brown lump of sticks ...

Veteran uses platform to speak out

Photos provided by Catherine Paavola Elo veteran David Paavola, who served during the Vietnam War, shares info that he feels all “informed voters” already know. Paavola and his wife, Catherine, owned Cypress Corner for years. Paavola and his wife were angered and devastated by President ...

The Paperboy Business: Vital lessons learned over time

Some childhood memories are strong – almost indelibly etched into an absorbent young brain needing to be filled, and they’re retained forever. For me, one of those permanent memories is the experience of being a paperboy in the 1950’s for Houghton’s Daily Mining Gazette. For an 11-year ...

Michigan’s government thrives on dark money

HOUGHTON — A November, 2015, State Integrity Investigation report revealed that Michigan received an F grade, which the report called “An honor system with no honor.” The 2015 State Integrity Investigation was done in partnership with Global Integrity, and provided a comprehensive ...

The paperboy business: An accounting system

Some childhood memories are strong – almost indelibly etched into an absorbent young brain needing to be filled, and they’re retained forever. For me, one of those permanent memories is the experience of being a paperboy in the 1950’s for Houghton’s Daily Mining Gazette. For an ...

Before planes and trucks, there was the Pony Express

The American people are used to getting their mail and news at the touch of a few buttons, or dedicated individuals in shorts and caps bringing them to your door. Before the USPS had trucks and plains to quickly deliver mail, and even before the telegraph, there was the Pony Express. The ...

Paperboy Memories: Mapping my route

Some childhood memories are strong – almost indelibly etched into an absorbent young brain needing to be filled, and retained forever. For me, one of those permanent memories is the experience of being a paperboy in the 1950’s for Houghton’s Daily Mining Gazette. For an 11-year old in ...

Responsible firearm training, certification at 906 Tactical

On Saturday, Aug. 22, Jeff Stroud taught a class for law-abiding Yoopers looking to receive their concealed pistol licenses (CPL). Stroud teaches his classes on not only the legalities of CPLs, but how to be a responsible, and, in his words, exemplary carrier. Stroud is a fully-licensed ...

Portage Health Foundation collaborates to help community

Editor’s note: This story was written with the intention of running in our Heroes special section on Saturday, but was cut for space. HANCOCK — When it comes to discussing people or groups who act heroically in a community, a group that seems to almost always be there, whether literally ...

Paperboy memories

Some childhood memories are strong – almost indelibly etched into an absorbent young brain needing to be filled, and retained forever. For me, one of those permanent memories is the experience of being a paperboy in the 1950’s for Houghton’s Daily Mining Gazette. For an 11-year old in ...

Snowmobile watercross racing comes to Lake Linden

The International Watercross Association (IWA) will be in Lake Linden this weekend, which is the fifth stop in the World Series of Watercross. But what is watercross racing, exactly? Well, first, it is an alternative use for a snowmobile. Watercross racing is an extreme sport that started ...

Paperboy memoirs: The Green Sheet

Some childhood memories are strong – almost indelibly etched into an absorbent young brain needing to be filled, and retained forever. For me, one of those permanent memories is the experience of being a paperboy in the 1950’s for Houghton’s Daily Mining Gazette. For an 11-year old in ...

United States Postal Service: More than a letter delivered

The U.S. Postal Service has been a huge focus of national attention lately. Whether or not the USPS will receive proper funding to keep it alive as we know it is a big if, and the USPS does more than most people know. The United States Postal Service began in 1775, with none other than ...

Paperboy memoirs

By Roger Smith For the Gazette Some childhood memories are strong – almost indelibly etched into an absorbent young brain needing to be filled, and retained forever. For me, one of those permanent memories is the experience of being a paperboy in the 1950’s for Houghton’s Daily Mining ...