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David Allen Snyder

CALUMET - David Allen Snyder, 68, of Calumet, passed away Sunday, January 3, 2016, at the VA Hospital in Iron Mountain.David was born on May 29, 1947, to Lloyd and Mabel (Ballari) Snyder in Hubbard Lake, Michigan.He graduated from Waterford Township High School class of 1965, where he was an ...

Dennis Alan Koistinen

LACROSSE, Wis. - Dennis Alan Koistinen, 33, of LaCrosse, Wisconsin, formerly of Ontonagon, passed away unexpectedly in Silver City on Wednesday, December 23, 2015.Dennis was born in Ontonagon on September 11, 1982, the son of Gary Koistinen and the late Lori (Binkley) Koistinen.He graduated ...

Elsie E. Autio

ELO - Elsie E. Autio, 92, of Elo, died Friday, January 1, 2016, at the PortagePointe in Hancock, Michigan, where she had been a resident for two months.She was born on December 27, 1923, in Tapiola, to John and Senia (Niemi) Heikkinen. Elsie graduated from the John A. Doelle High School in ...

Leslie ‘Butch’ Laplander

KEARSARGE - Leslie "Butch" Laplander, 68, of Kearsarge passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2016 at his home.He was born on May 13, 1947, in Laurium to Uno and Elsie (Lindquist) Laplander.Leslie grew up in Florida Location and attended local schools. He enlisted in the Army in July of 1964. He ...

Robert ‘Bob’ A. Becker Jr.

ROUND ROCK, Texas -Robert "Bob" A. Becker Jr., 68, passed away at St. Davids Hospital in Round Rock, Texas, on December 15, 2015, after a short illness.Bob was born in Gary, Indiana, and was the younger of two children of Robert A. Becker and Elizabeth Herman Becker.He retired from the United ...

Software investment: L’Anse spends money to collect money

L'ANSE - The village is making a long-term investment in new NorthStar billing software for its municipal electric utility. The software's initial $61,000 price tag will be offset by a $25,000 grant from WPPI Energy, the co-op that provides the village's energy, but it will also come with a ...

10 things to know today: Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2015

By the Associated PressYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. NORTH KOREA SAYS IT CONDUCTED SUCCESSFUL AND POWERFUL H-BOMB TESTIf confirmed, the move would be a huge jump in Pyongyang's quest to improve its still-limited nuclear ...

Cardboard recycling center opens on QT

ATLANTIC MINE - The Houghton County Cardboard Recycling Center quietly started accepting cardboard Monday, and bundling it for shipment to paper mills. There, instead of being landfilled and taking up space indefinitely, it'll be recycled into new boxes or paper bags."It's really great that ...

Lakeside’s bank owner intends to keep hotel open

BARAGA - Superior National Bank and Trust has officially taken ownership of the Baraga Lakeside Inn after foreclosing on its mortgage, and employees can feel safe in their jobs for now.John Farquhar, SNB's chief credit officer, said in a release the bank is placing the hotel for sale with ...

Un-Suomi-like weather won’t hinder Heikinpaiva festivities

HANCOCK - Despite the mild winter weather so far, organizers of Heikinpaiva are forging ahead with plans for the mid-winter festival, which will be held for the 17th year.Jim Kurtti, chairman of the Hancock Finnish Theme Committee, which creates and organizes Heikinpaiva, said as usual, several ...

Paul N. Stimac Jr.

ALAMO TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Paul N. Stimac Jr., passed away on Thursday, December 31, 2015, at Alamo Nursing Home.He was born on February 13, 1930, in Mohawk, the son of Paul and Anne (Spreitzer) Stimac.Paul proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.In his spare time, he ...

Wolfgang Hans Hermann Andel

GWINN - Wolfgang Hans Hermann Andel, 63, of Gwinn, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday morning, January 3, 2016. He had been ill for the past nine months.Wolfgang was born on July 7, 1952 in Darmstadt, West Germany, a son of the late Hans Josef and Waultraud (Klug) Andel.He served for ...

Jack Edwin Morris Sr.

HOWELL, Mich. - Jack Edwin Morris Sr., 83 of Howell, passed away early Friday morning, January 1, 2016.Jack was born on August 9, 1932, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was the son of William H. and Edna (Magel) Morris.Formerly of Chassell, Michigan and a Howell resident since 2013, Jack was a ...

John Caserio

CALUMET/PHOENIX, Ariz. - John Caserio, passed away on January 1, 2016, in Phoenix, Ariz. A complete obituary will be published at a later time.

Leslie ‘Butch’ Laplander

Leslie "Butch" Laplander, 68 of Kearsarge passed away on Sunday January 3, 2016 at his home.Friends may call at the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet from 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday January 8, 2016.A funeral service will be held at 5 p.m. on Friday January 8, 2016, with Pastor Bob ...

10 things to know today: Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2015

By the Associated PressYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. OBAMA THRUSTS GUN CONTROL DEBATE INTO FOREFRONT OF 2016 RACEWhile Republicans and Democrats are divided on the issue, both parties see the president's executive ...

How to get involved: Run for local office

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP - Local government is the base of all government in the United States, but it may be that not many local residents know the process for running for a particular office or position.Mary Brunet, Franklin Township clerk, said much of the process for running for local office is ...

New tubing park at Mont Ripley

RIPLEY - Sledding is just part of childhood in the Copper Country, and everybody's got a favorite sled hill. But when Mont Ripley opened its new tubing park Dec. 31, it offered a unique advantage."You don't have to walk up the hill," said Savannah Meyer, one of the lift operators running the ...

UP poet laureate is California transplant

HOUGHTON - Perhaps unexpectedly for a U.P. poet laureate, Andrea Scarpino of Marquette has only lived in the area for five years, moving here from California. Wherever she lives, she tries to immerse herself in the place. Without her consciously trying, she said, it's shown up in her poems; the ...

Brownfield funds available for Ontonagon

ONOTONAGON - The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has grant funds available for brownfield projects, a topic which was discussed at a recent Ontonagon Village planning commission meeting.Village Manager Joseph Erickson is reviewing and updating the site list from 2004, to ...