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Yoopers go topless for the Brody Strong Foundation

For the second year in a row, we will participate in global Go Topless Day. This is a world-wide event, usually held on the third Saturday in May to raise money for charities. This year the single day event was postponed and groups were encouraged to plan their own events. Our charity is the ...

Finlandia University Gallery opens new exhibit for private viewing appointments

HANCOCK – Finlandia University Gallery will present the exhibition Who Am I Without Her, Who is She Without Us? by Chicago artist Rita C. Obelleiro at the Finlandia University Gallery, located in the Finnish American Heritage Center (FAHC), Hancock from Sept.2 to Oct. 9. Appointments for a ...

Keweenaw Community Foundation scholarship awards and board updates

The Keweenaw Community Foundation Granting Committee and Board of Trustees recently confirmed the award of several of our scholarships. Congratulations to the following students who will be continuing their education with the support of these wonderful scholarship funds. Ronald and Lou Ellyn ...

DNR’s Western U.P. Citizens’ Advisory Council to meet virtually

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Western Upper Peninsula Citizens’ Advisory Council will meet virtually in a web conference from 6:30 to 9 p.m., Sept. 17. This council session is being held virtually in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Among the agenda items, discussions ...

VA schedules free drive-up flu shot clinics for veterans

IRON MOUNTAIN – Flu vaccinations are now available for Veterans enrolled in VA health care at their regularly scheduled VA appointments. Veterans may also get vaccinated during free drive-up flu shot clinics at the Hancock VA Clinic on Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 22 and 23, from 8:30 a.m. ...

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

The U.P. Regional Blood Center is currently experiencing a critical need for O+, B+ and A- blood types. The U.P. Regional Blood Center has collection sites in Marquette, Hancock, Escanaba and is the primary supplier of blood to 13 U.P. hospitals. Please visit our Facebook page at UPRBC906 or ...

Daniel I. Jamison IV resigns as CEO at Michigan Tech Enterprise Corporation

HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech Enterprise Corporation (“MTEC”) announced today that Daniel I. Jamison IV has tendered his resignation as CEO effective Oct. 27. Jamison explained that he is leaving MTEC to pursue other high-tech opportunities, some of which he hopes to set up here in the ...

UP Lions Clubs reaching out for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

In September, the Lions clubs of the UP are expanding their outreach efforts to help families affected by childhood cancer. This month is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. More than 11,000 children in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer in 2020, according to the American Cancer ...

Mountain biking update for the KML, Summer 2020

COPPER HARBOR — 2020 has been an exciting time for cycling around the world. Mountain bike sales have surged across the U.S.A. with the public’s renewed interest in getting outside and seeking out remote places. The Keweenaw Mountain Lodge stepped up it’s mountain bike program and hired ...

ThermoAnalytics announces promotion of Bobbi Wood to President, COO

HOUGHTON — ThermoAnalytics, Inc. (TAI), a leader in advanced thermal, fluid-flow, and infrared modeling software, announced the promotion of Bobbi Wood, age 53, to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer, effective Aug. 24. She has served as Chief Operating Officer since ...

The Paperboy Business: Vital lessons learned over time

Some childhood memories are strong – almost indelibly etched into an absorbent young brain needing to be filled, and they’re retained forever. For me, one of those permanent memories is the experience of being a paperboy in the 1950’s for Houghton’s Daily Mining Gazette. For an 11-year ...

Dial Help offering peer recovery services

HOUGHTON — Addiction is a disease that can be tough to overcome without support. Dial Help is now offering peer recovery services (also called peer coaching) in the Copper Country to help people along their path to sobriety. Coaching services are free, confidential, self-directed, ...

Naming ceremony – Merv Klemett Hardball Field

HANCOCK — The City of Hancock Recreation Commission will host a ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Hardball Field at the Driving Park in Hancock. The Hardball Field, presently used by Finlandia University and others, will be named in honor of Mervin “Merv” Klemett. A new ...

Keweenaw Family Resource Center-Tree House hours

-Tree House Playgroups every Monday and Friday for children 4 and under from 9 a.m. to noon at the Tree House Indoor Playground. For more information, call the Keweenaw Family Resource Center at 906-482-9363 starting Sept. 11. -Tummy Time Playgroup every first and third Wednesday for children ...

The paperboy business: An accounting system

Some childhood memories are strong – almost indelibly etched into an absorbent young brain needing to be filled, and they’re retained forever. For me, one of those permanent memories is the experience of being a paperboy in the 1950’s for Houghton’s Daily Mining Gazette. For an ...

Before planes and trucks, there was the Pony Express

The American people are used to getting their mail and news at the touch of a few buttons, or dedicated individuals in shorts and caps bringing them to your door. Before the USPS had trucks and plains to quickly deliver mail, and even before the telegraph, there was the Pony Express. The ...

UPEC livestream with KBIC Lake Superior Program Coordinator

Join us for the next UPEC Livestream, "Beach Clean-Up! A Passion for the Environment" with Zena Huhta, Lake Superior Program Coordinator, Natural Resources Department, Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, Baraga County, on Thursday, Sept. 3 at 7 p.m. EDT, livestreamed via Facebook and Zoom (links ...

Library partnership promotes short story contest

HANCOCK — The Hancock School Public Library is partnering with the Kent District Library and Schuler Books to host the ninth annual Write Michigan Short Story Contest, which drew over 1,000 Michigan writers last year. Writers of all ages are invited to enter, with separate categories for ...