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Heikinpaiva hits its peak

HANCOCK — Heikinpaiva, Hancock’s Finnish Heritage Midwinter celebration, took place in downtown Hancock on Saturday. The month-long event features Finnish food, music, art, and games and the final day begins with a parade including characters from Finnish tradition and popular culture. ...

Benefit concert held for Roberta Rosenberger

HANCOCK — As a nurse, friend and family member, Roberta Rosenberger has given back to many people. Over the past month, it has been her turn to need them. And they ‘ve responded. A benefit concert was held for Roberta Rosenberger at the Orpheum Theater in Hancock Saturday night. On ...

Thanks from Washington Middle School for good behavior donations

Thank you to the following Copper Country business for their donations to the Washington Middle School; Center Ice, American, Jim's Pizza, Cross Country sports, Snyder’s drug, Campioni’s True Value, Downwind sports, Surplus Outlet and Walmart. These business’s donated items to reward our ...

Train your pet to comfort others with Handler Training from Pet Partners

SuperiorLand Pet Partners will offer a Handler Class on Saturday, Feb. 15 in Marquette for pet owners who would enjoy volunteering with their animal as a pet therapy team locally. Cost of the class is $40 and covers the cost of informational supplies including the Handler Book. For information ...

Superior National Bank and Trust adds Jill Lindenberg to their team

Superior National Bank and Trust is proud to announce the addition of Jill Lindenberg to their consumer lending team. Jill brings 14 years of banking management, personal banking and lending expertise to Superior National Bank customers. Superior National Bank has the area’s largest ...

Calling all students to be an important part of Aspirus’ care team

LAURIUM – Last year, 25 local students with a heart for helping others gained valuable, hands-on experience in the medical field through Aspirus Keweenaw’s Junior Volunteer Program. This year, Aspirus is bringing it back again. “Our students had such a rewarding time learning from our ...

Viking Cruises to enter the Great Lakes in 2022

HOUGHTON — In a major announcement Wednesday evening, Viking Cruises unveiled its entry into the Great Lakes cruise market beginning in 2022. The company’s Viking Expeditions joins the renowned Viking River Cruises and Viking Ocean Cruises, offering premier travel experiences that highlight ...

Choral society seeks nominees for Upper Peninsula Choral Leadership Award

Every year the Marquette Choral Society considers whether and to whom to present annual Upper Peninsula Choral Leadership Awards, launched in 1991 in celebration of our then twentieth anniversary. We invite your nominations for this award, which must be submitted in writing and must show ...

Heikinpäivä Polar Bear Dive to take one-year hiatus

HANCOCK — Several community groups expressed interest, but none were able to fully commit, so the Polar Bear Dive during Heikinpäivä will not take place this year. At least one group has expressed an interest in championing the Dive for next year’s festival, and into the future, but they ...

Donate Books for the Friends of the Michigan Tech Library Book Sale

The Friends of the Michigan Tech Library annual used book sale is scheduled for Thursday and Friday, April 2 and 3, in the Memorial Union Ballroom. From 5 - 7 p.m. on April 2, the sale is for members only, who shop with first choice. Memberships are available at door for $20 for individuals and ...

Sons of Union Veterans schedule Bi-Monthly Meeting

Camp #266 of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War will hold their bi-monthly meeting on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 1 p.m. in the old board room at the Jacobetti Veterans Home in Marquette. The room is on the lower level of the Home and easily accessible from the rear parking lot. The key agenda ...

U.P. Labor-Management Council Annual Conference announced

The U.P. Labor-Management Council, Inc. has once again selected the Island Resort & Casino in Harris as the host site for its 2020 Annual Conference. The conference, entitled "Celebrating 50 Years - 1970-2020", has been scheduled for Thursday, March 5, 2020. The one-day conference will ...

Range Lions welcomes new member, collects for charity

The Range Lions held their regular monthly meeting on Monday, Jan. 20, at the Range Lounge in South Range. - Range Lions welcomed new member Lin Greene of Houghton into the club. - Range Lions recently collected $220.62 at Econo Foods for the Salvation Army during the Yuletide season. - ...

Nessel authorizes CSC charges against UP clergymen

LANSING — Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel today announced criminal sexual conduct charges have been filed against two more priests by her department’s Clergy Abuse Investigation Team. Multiple charges have been filed in three Upper Peninsula counties against Gary Allen Jacobs and ...

Finlandia to introduce Esports as varsity sport in Fall 2020

Finlandia University Athletics is excited to host a new varsity sport on campus beginning in fall 2020, esports. Esports – competitive, organized, multiplayer, online gaming - is the world’s fastest growing sport and has begun to explode in popularity at the collegiate level. “Esports ...

Community Gardens the focus of latest PHF Request for Proposals

Portage Health Foundation is aiming to plant gardens to watch its community grow with the latest request for proposals (RFP), which focuses on community gardens. Up to $50,000 is available. Grant applications are due March 20.  “The health benefits of gardening individually and ...