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Ontonagon residents continue to speak up on a number of issues

As has been the routine at Ontonagon Village Council meetings, public comment turned into a time for residents to question the decisions and operations managed by the council. As has been a heated topic for over a year, the paddle-craft landing continues to be a controversy in the village. At ...

Packed house at Ontonagon Council meeting

The Ontonagon Village Council Chambers were packed with people at Monday night’s council meeting. While some of those attending were there to show their support of the council, many were there to either get answers or show their dissatisfaction with the council. What has been a topic for ...

Wager’s property removal investigation underway in Ontonagon

The entrance and removal of property by an Ontonagon Village contractor at the former Wager’s Restaurant in Ontonagon continues to be a topic at Ontonagon Village Council meetings. When Village Council member Sarah Hopper questioned the council for an update at a May meeting, and it was not ...

Ontonagon looks to fill board seat

ONTONAGON — This past Monday, the Ontonagon Area School District sent out agendas and posted their school board meeting. The meeting was scheduled to start at 7 p.m. However, the Board had met earlier that day at 5:30 p.m. With multiple media representatives showing up at 7, the board ...

Public hearing scheduled in Ontonagon

ONTONAGON — School financing was a topic at the special board meeting on Wednesday, from state funding and passing a resolution to support adequate funding for Michigan schools to local school financing. On a local level, it will be on June 24 that the board will go over the 2019-20 general ...

Program to save energy costs in Ontonagon County

ninsula Planning & Development Region (WUPPDR) has been awarded funding to assist the village of Ontonagon in pursuing community energy planning to supplement or update existing plans. During this week’s village council meeting, Angela Yu and Melissa Davis gave a presentation to the ...

Ontonagon property removal in question during meeting

oments that only take a second or two that ends up being the most remembered. This was the case at this week’s Ontonagon Village Council meeting. Right before the council voted on the resolution to accept the $50,000 Demolition Grant from the Michigan Land Bank Fast Track Authority to help ...

Carp Lake says no to Marijuana

Carp Lake Township, which includes the communities of White Pine and Silver City in Ontonagon County, said no to allow Recreational Marijuana dispensaries in a meeting earlier this month. The township board was unanimous in its decision. Unlike the standing room-only crowd of a year ago ...

‘Mother’ rerun concludes Green Film Series season

HOUGHTON — Residents will have a second chance to watch a Green Film screening that they might have missed. The Green Film Series is replacing its scheduled screening of “Wasted! The Story of Food Waste” with a repeat of Feb. 20’s “Mother Caring for 7 Billion.” The film will be ...

Copper Country Calendar: May 2, 2019

Thursday • 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Aspirus Keweenaw Home Health and Hospice will offer a free blood pressure clinic at the Douglass House in Houghton. • 6 to 7:30 p.m., A presentation about death will take place at the Portage Lake District Library. A Death Cafe is a group directed ...

Copper Country Calendar: May 1, 2019

Wednesday • 5:30 to 7:30 p.m, The Lake Linden Hubbell Public Library will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair at the Elementary Gym during the school's open house. All proceeds will be used to purchase new books for the library. For more information, email Michelle Nelson at ...

Copper Country Calendar, April 25

Thursday • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., The Community Action Agency will have apples, oranges and boneless pork roast available at the CAA Distribution center loading dock. participants must show their green eligibility card. • 7 to 9 p.m., The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will hold a ...

Janssen hosts first public office hours

HOUGHTON — Houghton County Commissioner Gretchen Janssen hosted her first open office hours with constituents Saturday at the Portage Lake District Library. The meetings were a campaign promise of Janssen, who represents Houghton on the board. She was appointed as an interim member in June ...

Challenge accepted: McBroom ready to take office on Jan. 9

After winning the 38th Michigan State Senate seat, Ed McBroom has come out of the gates running.  The Vulcan dairy farmer recently was elected as the State Senator and has prepareed to take the reins from the term-limited Tom Casperson. “It is a very humbling event to receive the ...

State Police arrest caregiver in death

L’ANSE — A 37-year-old L’Anse woman was arrested Wednesday on a Homicide-Felony Murder warrant authorized by the Baraga County Prosecuting Attorney, according to a new release from the Michigan State Police Calumet Post. The warrant authorization and arrest occurred on the anniversary of ...

Steve Lancour Memorial Winter Clothing Drive today

HOUGHTON — The Steve Lancour Memorial Winter Clothing Drive will take place during the MacInnes Holiday Classic Tournament, which is sponsored by the Calumet Education Association, the Hancock Education Association, and the Houghton Education System, according to Emilie Lancour. Donations ...

Ontonagon expands robotics offerings after last year’s success

ONTONAGON — Success by the Ontonagon High School's robotics team last year has crowded the bandwagon this year, with the number of student participants doubling from previous years. The increase in student participation, and the high school team advancing past the state finals last year has ...

Village Council member attempts to cool meetings

CALUMET — Trustee Nathan Anderson proposed an extensive number of procedural changes to the rules of the conduct of council meetings designed to make the meetings shorter, more productive, and less hostile. The proposed changes are very similar to those contained in Robert’s Rules of Order, ...