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Let’s play for hockey

Sometimes, when introducing one of my organ concerts, I will begin by saying: “When I used to play for the Minnesota North Stars and The Detroit Red Wings Hockey Teams........It is what is known as an “attention grabber.” Instantly, I would have the audience’s full attention. There ...

Bussiere added to the Hancock P.E. staff

HANCOCK — Hancock Central High School is excited to announce that Stacy Bussiere has recently been hired as their new physical education teacher. Bussiere brings with her 12 years of experience in the professional health and fitness field, including personal training and teaching fitness ...

Scholarship applications now available

HOUGHTON — The Rice Memorial Clinic Foundation is pleased to announce that Community Mental Health Careers Scholarship Awards are available again this year. The Foundation established the program in 1992 to promote careers in professions related to Community Mental Health. A $600 scholarship ...

Calumet Colosseum event – Possible exposure site

HOUGHTON AND MARQUETTE COUNTIES — Marquette County Health Department (MCHD) has identified through contract tracing a possible COVID-19 super-spreader event linked to a youth hockey tournament held at the Calumet Colosseum on Feb. 27 and Feb. 28. Multiple positives have been identified in ...

Three U.P. Aspirus hospitals recognized for fall prevention efforts

UPPER PENINSULA – Three Upper Peninsula hospitals – Aspirus Ironwood, Aspirus Keweenaw and Aspirus Ontonagon – were chosen by the Hester Davis Nursing Foundation (HD Nursing) to receive the 2021 Organization Excellence Award. This award is considered a huge achievement for all staff at ...

How sustainable are the restaurants in the Keweenaw?

HOUGHTON — We are on a mission to find the most sustainable restaurant in the Keweenaw and we need your help. Fill out this Google Form every time you dine-in or order takeout at a local restaurant in the Keweenaw to rate the sustainability of your experience. This initiative involves 3 main ...

Finlandia ranks among best colleges in Michigan

HANCOCK — Finlandia University has been awarded a top ranking status for Best Colleges In Michigan by Intelligent.com. FinnU was ranked No. 14 in Michigan and the Best Lutheran Institution in the state. The comprehensive research guide is based on an assessment of 2,277 accredited colleges ...

CANCELED: U.P. Energy Task Force meeting

This week’s meeting of the U.P. Energy Task Force, which was scheduled for Wednesday, has been canceled. The Task Force next will meet March 3 as it works to complete its report identifying possible alternatives to meeting the Upper Peninsula’s energy needs. Meeting information will be ...

Give your heart some TLC this month

UPPER PENINSULA – Is your heart getting all the TLC it needs? If not, it’s never too late to commit to giving your heart more love and attention, no matter what your age. During February’s American Heart Month, Aspirus health experts remind that anyone, including children, can develop ...

Benefit for Coach Dan Rouleau

HANCOCK — On Friday, Feb. 26, we will be holding a benefit for retired hockey coach, Dan Rouleau, during the Hancock Bulldog hockey game vs. Calumet at the Houghton County Arena at 7 p.m. Dan was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease about 11 years ago and has had recurring medical expenses ...

Kalevala Week programs to begin Feb. 23

HANCOCK — The Copper Country Community Arts Center and the Finlandia University Finnish & Nordic Studies Program are pleased to announce Kalevala Week 2021, a joint program of public events in celebration of Finland’s national epic, Kalevala. Centered on the CCCAC’s annual Art of the ...

Copper Country Streetcars

HOUGHTON — "Copper Country Streetcars," a Zoom presentation by Bill Sproule. In this live-stream Zoom presentation, Bill Sproule, author of the book "Images of Rail: Copper Country Streetcars" (2013), will introduce us to the Copper Country Streetcars -- their characteristics, ridership, the ...

Baraga County Chamber second annual Ice Melt Contest

L’ANSE – The Baraga County Chamber of Commerce is holding an Ice Melt Contest on the Keweenaw Bay. The drum was placed on the ice on Feb. 11. Participants can try their luck guessing the exact time the drum will break through the ice on the bay. The participant who has the closest guess, ...

Gina Hoffman returns to her U.P. roots as Director of Nursing at Aspirus Health

UPPER PENINSULA. – Aspirus Health is pleased to announce Gina Hoffman, RN, MSN, has returned to her Upper Peninsula roots as its new Director of Nursing. In this role, Hoffman is responsible for oversight of daily operations of the nursing units at Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital. Hoffman was born ...

FinnU signs articulation agreement with NMU for clear pathway to MSW

HANCOCK — Finlandia University is excited to announce a new articulation agreement between FinnU and Northern Michigan University that will provide a clear pathway for students interested in pursing a Master’s of Social Work degree. “We developed this partnership so that any students in ...

Your first and second doses of COVID-19 must be the same brand

WESTERN U.P. — The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department (WUPHD) reminds people that your second dose of COVID-19 vaccine must be the same brand as your first dose. Second doses of the Pfizer vaccine are given 21 days after the first dose and Moderna is given 28 days after the first dose. ...

TRIO Pre-College Programs selected for National Pilot Program

HANCOCK — TRIO Pre-College Programs, hosted by Finlandia University, was selected to participate in the STEAM National Saturday Academy pilot program in Spring 2021. The pilot program was created by TRIO professionals Aaron Cortes Minor (Northeastern Illinois University), Adam Low (University ...

Historic Keweenaw Mountain Lodge launches 10 km of new winter trails

COPPER HARBOR, MI — Visitors to Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula have another reason to head north this winter now that the historic Keweenaw Mountain Lodge has opened 10 km of groomed, classic cross-country ski and snowshoeing trails in scenic Copper Harbor. The trails’ opening coincides ...

Prepping for my European debut

In the summer of 1984, I had just received my letter from Dean Spielmann, the assistant organist of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Luxembourg City. Maestro Albert LeBlanc was inviting me to come to Luxembourg the next July and play an organ concert in the cathedral. It would be part of the ...