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Hancock American Legion Spaghetti Dinner Sunday

The Alfred Erickson American Legion Post 186 will hold a spaghetti dinner and silent auction fundraiser at the Post Home at 1308 West Quincy Street, Hancock, on Sept. 29, from noon to 4 p.m. Tickets for the dinner are $9 for adults, and $4 for children 12 and under. The menu includes ...

Ontonagon Council further discusses marijuana again

While the Ontonagon Village Council has moved on with the appointment of a new president, the former Wagers business now completely demolished, a water leak repair contract awarded, residents still used the Public Comment time to state their support or opposition to allowing a marijuana retail ...

Houghton mulls city center move

HOUGHTON — After receiving a formal offer to purchase the city center, Houghton City Manager Eric Waara shows the city council concepts for another location at Wednesday’s meeting. The city received an offer from Midwest Loan Services, a tenant in the building that is looking to expand. ...

Sheriff’s department boat sinks

HOUGHTON — The Houghton County Sheriff’s Department is waiting for word on reimbursement for a sunken patrol boat. Over the weekend, the department was notified the boat was taking on water at its dock at the marina, said Sheriff Brian McLean. What caused the boat to sink is still ...

Houghton vape shop sues to stop state ban

HOUGHTON — A Houghton vape shop owner is suing the state for an injunction against its ban on flavored vaping products, which he said is unnecessary and will force him to close his shop. Marc Slis, owner of 906 Vapor, filed the suit in Houghton County Circuit Court Wednesday. Gov. ...

Tech students attend giant fall career fair

HOUGHTON — With resumes in hand, about 3,500 students came to the Student Development Complex to meet with companies Wednesday for the fall Career Fair. This year’s fair had 355 companies, making it one of the largest fairs in the country on a company-per-student basis, said Beth ...

Calumet peps up for Hockeyville game

CALUMET — With three hours to go until the Calumet Colosseum hosted the NHL’s annual Hockeyville game, those lucky enough to score a ticket were already pumped. Just in case, Hockeyville hosted a pep rally in advance of Thursday’s game at Calumet High School. Decked out in Red Wings ...

Keweenaw County recognizes long years of service

EAGLE RIVER — The Keweenaw County Board of Commissioners unanimously adopted Resolution Number 19-5, officially recognizing Robert Mikesch as the longest serving public servant on record in the county. The resolution was adopted at the board’s regular September meeting on Sept. 18. ...

Copper Country celebrates National Voter Registration Day

HOUGHTON — With the first presidential primaries only months away, Copper Country residents made sure they were eligible to vote Tuesday as part of the eighth annual National Voter Registration Day. Voter registration tables were set up at four places at Michigan Technological University ...

Local students build greenhouse

HANCOCK — Local high school students are putting together a new greenhouse on the Copper Country Intermediate School District campus where students will be able to grow their own crops. The greenhouse, previously owned by Copper Country Mental Health, was located off campus above the Auto ...

Ontonagon hires building inspector without license

ONTONAGON — The Ontonagon Village Council hired Rich Ernest as the village building inspector and code enforcement officer. He was recommended to be hired by the village’s Personal Committee. The village also received the application from Emmanuel Voight of Trout Creek. The council ...

South Range celebrates student’s cancer-free diagnosis

SOUTH RANGE — After three years, three months and 23 days, Cannon Matson completed his cancer treatments Monday. So Tuesday would already been a special day no matter what. His classmates at South Range Elementary made it even more special. Cheering and holding signs saying “Yippee! ...

Shipwreck discovery reveals what happened 140 years ago

Two ships that collided and sank in Lake Michigan 140 years ago have been located, according to a release from Brendon Baillod, a Wisconsin-based Great Lakes maritime historian, researcher, and archivist. The schooners Peshtigo and St. Andrew, both cargo vessels, were found 10 feet apart, in ...

Smydra appointed Ontonagon Village President

ONTONAGON — The Village Council appointed Tony Smydra village president at Monday night’s meeting. The unanimous vote by the council came after they voted Smydra as president pro-tem, a position he was appointed to last November by then Village President Gerard Waldrop. Before the council ...

Calumet area increasing trail systems

CALUMET TOWNSHIP — The public is invited to participate in an open house for Calumet Area Trails Planning on Tuesday, Oct. 8 from 4-7 p.m. at the Keweenaw National Historical Park Headquarters at 25970 Red Jacket Road, Calumet. Increasing access and connectivity of trails in the Calumet ...

Three more wolves brought to Isle Royale

ISLE ROYALE — Will more wolves come to Isle Royale? That depends on what happens the wolves already on the island do over the next few months. Three more wolves were successfully brought to Isle Royale National Park from the western Upper Peninsula on Sept. 13, ending the translocation for ...

Temple Jacob graffiti report forwarded to FBI

HANCOCK — Hancock police have forwarded their report on Nazi graffiti spray-painted on Temple Jacob last week to the FBI office in Marquette. Federal hate crime laws forbid the use of force or threats against a person for several reasons, including religion. “They’re going to try to ...

Truck route around village discussed

CALUMET — The topic of creating a truck route around Calumet Village was brought up at last Tuesday’s regular monthly Village Council meeting, when a village resident voiced his complaints on several issues, including trucks in the village. “Also, I’d like to know about the trucks and ...

Parade of Nations crowds into Dee Stadium

HOUGHTON — An international crowd turned out to the streets of Hancock and Houghton to welcome each other to Copper Country as another school year begins. “We all celebrate together, we all celebrate the same,” said Kiran Udayakumar, an international student from India who earned two ...

Parade day marred by act of vandalism

HANCOCK — Police are investigating the recent spray-painting of Nazi symbols on Temple Jacob in Hancock. The graffiti was reported about noon Saturday by someone bringing his daughter home from a soccer game, said David Holden, president of Temple Jacob. “She spotted the writing on the ...