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Gogebic Community College releases honors list

Vice President of Student Services, Jeanne Graham, has issued a list of names of students attending Gogebic Community College on and off campus, full-time (12 or more credits) who received honors for the first semester of the 2019/2020 academic year by achieving a 4.0 (all A’s) or Dean’s ...

Ryynnanen promoted to Production Manager

CALUMET – OcuGlass, the only acid-etched glass manufacturer in the U.S., has named Brant Ryynanen Production Manager. The announcement was made by CEO Brad Aldrich in December. Ryynanen is a native of the Copper Country and has been at OcuGlass since April 2016 when he began his duties as ...

Families ‘Ring in the New Year’ at Nara

HOUGHTON — Brock Howell’s kids started screaming and crying at home Saturday morning and kept at it in the car. But once they got the Nara Nature Park, it miraculously stopped. “It changed the whole day,” said Howell, who had just sledded down a hill with his son Mason, 5. ...

Rep. Markkanen invites residents to first office hours of 2020

Rep. Greg Markkanen of Houghton announced his upcoming office hours for residents of the 110th District. The office hours schedule is as follows: Friday, Jan. 31 —11 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST at Powell Township Hall, 101 Bensinger St. in Big Bay; and —2 to 3 p.m. EST at Ishpeming ...

Knights help local non-profits Turn On The Heat

Tom Corrigan of the Knights of Columbus passes Little Brothers — Friends of the Elderly Executive Director Cathy Kass-Aten a check for $1,130 to be used to help with heating bills this winter. The Knights of Columbus raised $5,650 through their Turn On The Heat fundraising campaign, which ...

Celebrate Heikenpaiva 2020 with the return of Dinner & a Movie

Celebrate Heikinpaiva 2020 as Dinner & a Movie returns to the Calumet Theatre, presenting the Academy Award nominated film "Steam of Life", with the film provided by Finlandia University. Dinner will be provided by Roy's Pasties & Bakery & will feature delicious pasties, coleslaw, ...

UGL Family Health Center welcomes new doctor to Copper Country

HANCOCK – Cathy Azzarello, MD, has joined the team of Pediatric providers at Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center (UGL) in Hancock. Dr. Azzarello is a board-certified pediatrician and neonatologist new to Hancock. She has been a practicing clinician since she completed her schooling in ...

Participants sought for Michigan Tech knee replacement exercise study

Researchers at Michigan Tech University are seeking individuals that have had a knee joint replacement surgery to participate in an exercise research study. The study is being conducted by Dr. Steven Elmer’s research team in the Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology. The ...

Common cold, flu can look alike; make sure you know the difference

LAURIUM — The common cold and the flu can often look alike, so how can you tell the difference? “Having a stuffy nose, sneezing and a sore throat are more indicative of a cold,” said Shannon Handler, FNP-C, family nurse practitioner with Aspirus. “Symptoms like fever, body aches, ...

Rep. Markkanen named to House Local Government Committee

State Rep. Greg Markkanen has been appointed by Speaker Lee Chatfield to serve on the House Local Government and Municipal Finance Committee in 2020. The committee typically handles municipal government issues related to budgeting, financial liabilities, zoning, local authority, public ...

Radon testing kits available through the health department

HANCOCK – Radon cannot be seen, smelled, or tasted, but high levels of radon gas may be in residents’ homes, increasing their risk of lung cancer. Fortunately, testing is easy and high radon levels can be lowered. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers, causing an ...

Stacia Yeapanis: The Thin Line Between One Thing and Another

HANCOCK – Finlandia University Gallery will present an exhibit of mixed media sculptures by Chicago-based interdisciplinary artist, educator and writer Stacia Yeapanis. The exhibit titled The Thin Line Between One Thing and Another will be on display at the Finlandia University Gallery, ...

Seats still available in Heikinpaiva enrichment classes

HANCOCK — The annual Heikinpäivä festival kicks off in earnest next week with a pair of enrichment classes, and there’s still opportunity for folks to take part. There are still seats available in the jouhikko playing workshop on Monday, Jan. 13, as well as for the 5-string kantele ...

HBPA thanks supporters of the Christmas Walk

The Hancock Business and Professionals Association with the City of Hancock would like to thank the following for contributing and participating in our annual Christmas Walk on Friday, Nov. 29: Hancock Fire Department, Hancock Police Department, Hancock Transit, Santa, the Miron Family, ...

Copper Country Audubon donates $500 to Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative

The Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative (LSSI) is an education program that connects schools and communities in the Lake Superior region. It is administered by the Copper Country Independent School District (CCISD). The program brings together kids and community partners to study local issues, ...

U.P. in critical need for O-, A-, and B+ blood types

The U.P. Regional Blood Center is currently experiencing a critical need for O negative, A negative, and B positive blood types. The UP Regional Blood Center has collection sites in Marquette, Hancock, Escanaba, Sault Ste. Marie and is the primary supplier of blood to 13 UP hospitals. Please ...

Zachary Ahola of Hancock Earns Dean’s List Honors at SUNY Canton

CANTON — The deans of the State University of New York (SUNY) Canton's three schools congratulate Zachary Ahola of Hancock for academic achievement during the fall 2019 semester. Ahola is a SUNY Canton Business Administration major. "On behalf of the college's deans, I congratulate all of ...

Heikinpaiva 2020 launches with film on Finnish activist

HANCOCK — Heikinpaiva is Hancock’s Finnish heritage midwinter celebration. The event began in Hancock in 1999 and has changed and grown considerably since then. The event culminates with a parade, outdoor events, and an all-day craft market on Jan 25. However, smaller events and workshops ...