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ATV Ride to benefit Omega House

Omega House will host its annual ATV Ride fundraiser this weekend on Saturday, June 1. The ATV ride, now in its 7th year, is held to raise money to support the Omega House, an end-of-life care mission in Houghton. The first ride took place in 2015. Sadly, a few years were missed as a flood ...

‘You Aren’t Weak’: Fitch’s dedication to suicide prevention lives on

Justin Fitch was born and raised in Hayward, Wisconsin. He enjoyed the sciences, computers and math, and so began his journey at Michigan Tech in 2000. Fitch always looked up to students who were in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program. Fitch joined the Army ROTC program himself the ...

Ready for remembrance: Community cleanup at the Copper City Honor Roll

CALUMET TOWNSHIP — In honor of the 2024 National VFW Day of Service, VFW Post 3900 announced it was leading a community effort to clean up the Veterans Honor Roll in Copper City on Saturday, May 11, in preparation for Memorial Day. By Saturday morning, however, the cleanup was complete, with ...

Michigan’s forgotten heroes: The Civil War casualties of 1861-1865

While the American Civil War has been relegated to some chapter in American history, that it ended some 159 years ago somehow places the conflict out of contemporary context. Yet, while the war raged, from April 1861 to April 1865, Michigan’s firmly pro-Union legislature ensured that each of ...

Kurtti knighted by Finland

HANCOCK — Jim Kurtti remembers years ago, standing outside one Midsummer evening, etching in his mind all of the sights and sounds of the dance and celebration that was taking place in his rural Upper Michigan hometown, Bruce Crossing. Though he was still young at the time, he suspected this ...