×

Front Page

10 things to know today Jan. 27, 2015

By the Associated PressYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. 1 KILLED IN ARREST OF OREGON ARMED RANCHERSMilitant leader Ammon Bundy is arrested, but it is unclear how many people remain in the buildings at the refuge.2. DANISH ...

False report dropped, new charges coming against South Range VFW bartender

HOUGHTON - A bartender accused of falsely reporting an armed robbery at the South Range Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in December will be rearraigned with additional charges Friday morning.Prosecutor Michael Makinen motioned to dismiss the current charge against Sasha Anderson, 36, of South ...

Taking the field: L’Anse approves varsity baseball

L'ANSE - The L'Anse Area Schools will be fielding a high school baseball team this spring, if parents and coaches can organize funding, uniforms and other details in time for the season.The LAS board approved the team Monday and said Athletic Director Darrin Voskuhl would begin scheduling games ...

Grant pays for Eagle Harbor Lighthouse roof

EAGLE HARBOR - The Eagle Harbor Lighthouse was built in 1871, and as can be expected, over the years it has needed significant maintenance, including a new roof. According to Larry Molloy, those repairs were greatly aided by funding from Keweenaw Heritage Grants.Molloy, who is president of the ...

Finnish baking trend: tastes same, no gluten

HANCOCK - The growing trend of gluten-free diets makes some traditional Finnish recipes off-limits.Edith Maki offered a way around that Monday afternoon, showing how to make some gluten-free treats at Zion Lutheran Church as part of Heikinpaiva celebrations.She started making gluten-free foods ...

Does government do right by vets? It happens

HOUGHTON - Although they are quire rare, and they might take years to settle, there are cases in which the government steps up and justly compensates veterans for their sacrifices made in service to the country.Jim Klutts, director of the Veteran Affairs office in Houghton County, recalled a ...

Houghton County VA office stayed busy serving vets in 2015

HOUGHTON - Veteran visits and claims were stable in Houghton and Keweenaw counties in 2015. During the year, there were 744 veterans' appointments from Houghton County at the Houghton County Veteran Affairs office, and 228 claims for things such as pensions filed, said Jim Klutts, director of ...

Near-zero landfilling: How it can be done

HOUGHTON - It's expensive to transport recyclables from Houghton County to markets where they can be sold, and that's the most commonly cited reason the county recycles only about 5 percent of its waste, with the rest landfilled.San Francisco, on the other hand, has all the advantages of a ...

CCISD will offer crisis management to local districts

HANCOCK - In response to a request from local school superintendents, Copper Country Intermediate School District (CCISD) Superintendent George Stockero is creating an area-wide crisis management team.At a recent superintendents round-table meeting, Stockero said he was asked about creating ...

Learning to give: Hancock first-graders fill Giving Jar

HANCOCK - During the Christmas season, first-graders at Gordon G. Barkell Elementary School learn the virtue of giving and thinking of others through a program called the Giving Jar.Barkell first-grade teacher Gladys Dupuis said the school's Giving Jar was started about 15 years ago by former ...

Forum focuses on health issues

HOUGHTON - Two different but complementary approaches to mental health were on display at a community forum Thursday.The forum, the first in a planned series by the Portage Health Foundation and James Ruppe Foundation, featured motivational speaker Tim Cusack and Claudia Weber, a psychologist ...

Forum begins look at local health needs

HOUGHTON - Thursday night's forum on mental and behavioral health needs was just the beginning.The Portage Health Foundation and James Ruppe Foundation are launching a series of forums on getting community ideas for solutions to unmet health ideas in Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw and Ontonagon ...

Carol A. Richards

BARAGA - Carol A. Richards, 79, of Baraga passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2016, at Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock.She was born in L'Anse on May 15, 1936, the daughter of the late Edwin and Martha (Partanen) Karvonen.Carol attended school in Baraga and L'Anse and graduated ...

Mr. Charles H. Austin (Hooker)

WATERBURY, Conn. - Mr. Charles H. Austin (Hooker), 69, passed away on Wednesday morning, January 20, 2016, at Vitas Innovative Hospice at St. Mary's Hospital in Waterbury.M. Austin was born March 1, 1946 in Haverhill, Massachusetts, son of the late Leland and Frances (Rathbone) Hooker.He was ...

Harold Steven Berryman

BARAGA - Harold Steven Berryman, age 63, a resident of Baraga passed away on Wednesday January 20, 2016. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet.

Harriet Ozanich

MESA, Ariz./SOUTH RANGE - Harriet I. Ozanich, 91, a resident of Mesa and a former South Range resident, passed away Thursday January 21, 2016 in Mesa, Arizona.The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes are assisting the family with the arrangements which will be announced at a later time.

10 Things to know today: Friday, Jan. 22, 2015

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. BLIZZARD COULD RANK NEAR TOP 10 TO HIT EASTERN U.S.Snowfall estimates are more than 2 feet for Washington, a foot to 18 inches for Philadelphia and 8 inches to a foot in New York.2. ...

Tech forests are places for fun, races, natural spaces

HOUGHTON - When the Forest Guild recognized about 3,600 acres of Michigan Technological University's school forests as an official Model Forest, skis and snowmobiles may have played as big a role as chainsaws and scientific cutting.Recreational opportunities were a big part of the guild's ...

Hancock council gets snow update

HANCOCK - The recent heavy snowfall has kept the employees of the Hancock Department of Public Works busy, and Wednesday the Hancock City Council got an update on their activity from Bill Marlor.Marlor, who is DPW director, said although some residents have asked when the snow will be cleared ...