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Four more years

HOUGHTON — The Houghton City Council approved a four-year contract for City Manager Eric Waara at Wednesday’s meeting. Waara has been with the city since 2014. He received a 92% rating in his most recent evaluation, said Councilor Craig Waddell, a member of the administrative salaries ...

Michigan Tech to host Juneteenth celebration

On Wednesday, June 19, a Juneteenth Celebration hosted by Residence Education Housing Services and Student Leadership and Involvement will be held from 1-3 p.m. in front of the Douglass Houghton Hall dorm building on Michigan Tech’s Campus. In the past, the event has featured food, drinks, ...

Communities combined: Annual Bridgefest draws crowds to Hancock, Houghton

HOUGHTON — Large crowds turned out on both sides of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge for the 37th annual Bridgefest in Houghton and Hancock. The yearly celebration included live music, vendors, games and food at the Ray Kestner Waterfront Park, a classic car show in downtown Hancock, and ...

Right Start launches Hancock Community Hub

HANCOCK — The former educational building in the heart of downtown Hancock will continue to be used by community groups. On June 6, the Hancock nonprofit Right Start UP purchased the first three floors of 417 Quincy St. Built in 1923 to house Hancock Central High School, its most ...

Houghton Building Supply on the rise

Houghton Building Supply has continued to grow in size and business ambitions as the company’s drive-through lumber yard has brought its area to 22,000 square feet compared to 3,000 square feet two years ago. The expansion of Houghton Building Supply has come from the desire of the local ...

City Council OKs Hodge Building sale

HOUGHTON — The Hodge Building has a new owner. The Houghton City Council approved the sale of the building to Portage Land Company, LLC at 902 College Ave. at its meeting Wednesday. Portage also bought sites east of the Hodge building that had been owned by Gregg Nominelli. In ...