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School staff broadcast to help kids during time of coronavirus

HOUGHTON — At about the time they’d normally be hearing morning announcements, local students will be able to listen to stories and advice from school staff. A new series of short broadcasts from school administrators, teachers, counselors and mental health personnel with the district ...

Carnegie Museum features new Natural History video

Enjoy this new video talk by Dr. Rose without leaving home. While you're at it, you can check out some of our other Natural History talks on our YouTube channel with more coming on-line soon. We have also been working on creating more on-line events including a soon to be released virtual tour ...

Local Mask-making effort

Face-masks from the Keweenaw is a local volunteer group currently making reusable cloth face masks to protect wearers from airborne particles that could contain the novel coronavirus. The design for the mask was created and approved by U.P. Health Systems infection control. The group currently ...

The glass between us: a letter from Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly

As we face the challenges of COVID-19, including the social distancing, we cannot help but think about one of our most vulonerable—and valuable—populations, our elderly. Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly remains committed to alleviating loneliness and isolation among our elderly. Our ...

Baraga County Lake Trout Festival canceled

The Baraga County Lake Trout Committee has come to a decision to cancel this year's event. It was a very sad and difficult decision to make. Unfortunately with the Coronavirus at our door, we do not think it would be safe to hold such an event with the number of people who will attend. We ...

Western Upper Peninsula Health Department reports testing statistics

HANCOCK — The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department (WUPHD) is reporting cumulative COVID-19 testing statistics for the five-county jurisdiction. These testing statistics are current as of Mar. 31. Baraga: 16 Referred for Testing - 1 Test Canceled - 0 Positives - 5 Negatives - 10 Tests ...

Iron Mountain VA offers call-in Veteran support group

IRON MOUNTAIN – On Tuesday, Mar. 31, the Oscar G Johnson VA Medical Center will begin offering a daily call-in support group to all Veterans. The purpose of the call is to give veterans an opportunity to gain support and stay connected during this unprecedented time. You do not need to be ...

CHS/SHHS All School Reunion info

In these uncertain times the CHS/SHHS All School Reunion Association has received several inquiries regarding the All School Reunion Festival scheduled for July 16 through 18. We feel that it is too early to make a decision at this time as to whether to hold or cancel the reunion. We will ...

Houghton-Keweenaw Conservation District’s 2020 Tree sale canceled

The Houghton Keweenaw Conservation District (HKCD)is very sorry to inform you that HKCD is canceling Tree Sale 2020 due to the spread of Covid-19. Governor Whitmer issued a “Stay Safe, Stay Home” order directing that all but the most necessary activities outside the home be curtailed. ...

Some people are ignoring shelter-in-place orders

HANCOCK — In response to escalating positive tests confirming COVID-19 across the state, including the Upper Peninsula, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued a shelter-in-place executive order on Monday, March 23, to take effect at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday. Under the governor’s order, people can only ...

Calumet competes in High School Bowl

MARQUETTE – The Calumet Copper Kings played the Superior Central Cougars in the semi-finals of High School Bowl and won by a score of 280-200. Forty schools from the Upper Peninsula and Northern Wisconsin field teams for WNMU-TV's High School Bowl tournament, now celebrating 42 years on the ...

Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly announces temporary office closure

Little Brothers — Friends of the Elderly will be closed from Tuesday, Mar. 24 through Apr. 13 per Executive Order 2020-21 by the State of Michigan. We weill continue to provide essential services including medical transportation and grocery/prescription delivery for our elders. We will also ...

Community Foundation of the Upper Peninsula extends Spring 2020 grant round

The Upper Peninsula Sustainable Forest and Wildlife Fund (UPSF & W), a fund of the Community Foundation of the Upper Peninsula, announced they are extending the open Spring 2020 grants round. Eligible non-profit organizations and sub-divisions of government are eligible to submit ...