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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 ...

Elsie Autio

ELO - Elsie E. Autio, 92, a former resident of Elo, died Friday, January 1, 2016, at PortagePointe in Hancock. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Mountian View Mortuary of South Range, Antila Funeral Service, Inc.

David Snyder

CALUMET - David Snyder, 68, a resident of Calumet passed away at the Veterans Hospital in Iron Mountain on Sunday, January 3, 2016.Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson. Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet.

Leslie Laplander

KEARSARGE - Leslie Laplander, 68, a resident of Kearsarge, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday morning January 3, 2016.Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home.

Roger Lasanen

LOS ANGELES - Roger Lasanen, 79, a resident of Los Angeles and former Copper Country resident, passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2016 at his home in California.Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home.

10 things to know today: Monday, Jan. 4, 2016

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. SAUDI, IRAN TENSIONS REMAIN HIGH IN WAKE OF CLERIC'S EXECUTIONSaudi Arabia cuts diplomatic ties with Tehran following attacks on the kingdom's embassy and consulate in the Islamic Republic ...

Ghostbusters: New society seeks out paranormal

HOUGHTON - Copper Country Paranormal Investigators founder and lead investigator Lee Ecke had been part of several paranormal investigations with a California group, but she'd never experienced a personal haunting until recently."I have a visitor in my apartment now that likes to shake my bed, ...

Tools of the Trade: Paranormal investigators deploy special equipment

HOUGHTON - The Copper Country Paranormal Investigators might not use magnetic flux beams or ectoplasmic disintegrators like the original Ghostbusters from the 1984 movie, but the right equipment is still key to identifying and measuring paranormal activity.One key device is an electromagnetic ...