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Grant boosts L’Anse waterfront project

L'ANSE - The Village of L'Anse will soon be getting to work on nearly $600,000 in improvements to its village marina and waterfront park. On Monday, the Village Board approved minor changes to its recreation plan that make it eligible for $305,000 in pre-approved Department of Natural Resources ...

Keweenaw Alano offers sober living

CALUMET - For Tim Payment, the new Keweenaw Alano sober-living facility is providing a service not available anywhere else in the Copper Country.Payment, who is president of the Keweenaw Alano Club Board of Directors, said the sober-living facility, which is located in a former Lutheran church ...

Back in black: L’Anse finances recover after Warden hit

L'ANSE - The budget is inching further back into the black, L'Anse Village Manager Bob LaFave reported Monday, just a year after a massive tax payback to the L'Anse-Warden power plant decimated reserves.LaFave said a recently completed audit showed the village general fund at just more than ...

10 things to know today: Monday, Dec. 28, 2015

By the Associated PressYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. IRAQI MILITARY MAKING PROGRESS IN FIGHT FOR RAMADIThe head of military operations in Anbar says that troops have retaken a strategic government complex but parts of ...

Power blowout: High winds buffet Keweenaw

The high winds early Thursday caused power outages across the Keweenaw Peninsula, but service was restored to some customers by late morning.Dave Forsberg, spokesman for Upper Peninsula Power Company, said as of 6:30 a.m. Thursday, customers in Calumet, Copper Harbor, Eagle Harbor, Eagle ...

Historic courthouse refurbished for cash

L'ANSE - Baraga County is looking forward to big energy savings as it begins its first full winter in a refurbished courthouse and other upgraded government buildings.The county, which invested $1.3 million in new furnaces, windows and lighting, was guaranteed at least $346,000 in energy ...

First-year Tech pantry provides food substance, economics

HOUGHTON - Michigan Tech's Husky Fan food pantry is fulfilling a crucial need for students since its opening at the beginning of the fall semester, said Whitney Boroski, health and wellness coordinator at Michigan Tech."We have seen quite a few visits, Boroski said. "We have seen almost 100 ...

Against state trend: Tech enrollment continues to increase

While enrollment at post-secondary institutions continues to decline throughout state, enrollment at Michigan Technological University is has reached an all-time high, said Les Cook, vice president of student affairs and advancement.A report released in mid-December by the National Student ...

Project Hope returns to Houghton County

HANCOCK - Project Hope, a comprehensive shelter and family-strengthening program for homeless and runaway youth, has returned to Houghton County, according to a press release from Child & Family Services of Hancock.Project Hope is currently in need of volunteers to become short-term ...

Gladys M. Kautto

KLINGVILLE - Gladys M. Kautto, 93, a resident of Klingville, passed away early Monday morning, December 21, 2015, at her home with her family by her side following a lengthy illness.She was born on February 10, 1922, in Chassell, a daughter of the late George and Veronica (Rickard) Piggott. As ...

Raymond L. “Rayka” Luoto

PAINESDALE - Raymond L. "Rayka" Luoto, 96, a resident of Painesdale, passed away Tuesday evening December 22, 2015, at his home.He was born on September 23, 1919, in Painesdale, a son of the late George and Mary (Sivonen) Luoto. As a child, he attended the Jeffers Schools.Rayka worked for the ...

John H. Kaspala

CHASSELL?- John H. Kaspala, 78, a resident of Chassell, passed away early Thursday morning December 24, 2015, at the UP Health Portage Hospital where he had been a patient for the past six days.The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes are assisting the family with the arrangements ...

Alex Butkovich

CALUMET? - Alex Butkovich, 96, passed away Thursday, December 24, 2015, at the Jacobetti Home in Marquette.Ryan Funeral Home is serving the family.

Richard J. Beach

KEWEENAW?BAY - Richard J. Beach, age 66 of Keweenaw Bay, MI passed away on December 23, 2015 at his home.The Jacobson Funeral Home of L'Anse is assisting the family.

The Copper Country’s first hostile takeover

The last decade of the 19th century began a time of rapid growth and expansion across the Lake Superior District. It also saw a change in corporate behavior. Where once a spirit of mutual cooperation had existed among neighboring mining companies, by the early 1880s a spirit of corporate ...

Merry Christmas for local retailers

HOUGHTON - Holiday business has been good for two of the newest downtown retailers in Houghton and Hancock, and things have been good at a historic hardware store, too."It's been beyond what we'd hoped, more than we could ever dream," said Trudy Williamson, one of 33 vendors with goods on ...

Township seeks residents for public service

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP - It might seem a bit early, but Glenn Ekdahl is encouraging Franklin Township residents interesting in being part of the township government to file their nominating petitions as soon as possible.Ekdahl, who is township supervisor, said he, Treasurer Judith Counts, and Clerk ...

BHK Board climbs out of fiscal hole

HOUGHTON - The BHK Child Development Board is moving forward with the process for hiring a new finance director, said Heather Guilbault, associate director and Human resources director."The board approved our request to ask Head Start for their approval of our selected candidate," she ...

A new set of wheels

HANCOCK - The Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club has purchased a new utility task vehicle, according to Arlyn Aronson, head groomer for the KNSC. While the club relies on vehicles called tow machines for most of its trail work, a UTV serves as a backup and is used for other purposes."That UTV machine is ...