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Aging adults need your help as they cope with COVID-19

LANSING — The Aging & Adult Services Agency within the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is encouraging Michigan residents to consider how they can help people over the age of 60 deal with the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak. “Older adults need our support now ...

Houghton County Court updates

Effective Monday Mar. 23 at 8 a.m., in response to the Covid-19 outbreak, the Houghton County Courthouse will be closed to the general public but will remain staffed. If you have business to conduct with one of the offices in the Courthouse, we encourage you to call or email them directly or ...

Mercy EMS, Inc. leadership announcement

The Mercy EMS Board of Directors is pleased to share that Patrick Boberg has been named Executive Director of Mercy EMS, effective Apr. 1, 2020. Pat will take over for Gerry Primeau who retired on Dec. 31, 2019, after 50 years of outstanding leadership. The board would like to express their ...

Electronics recycling services in Houghton County

Comprenew is a certified and registered nonprofit electronics recycler focused on serving the entire state of Michigan. We wanted to take a moment to share with you what Comprenew is all about: We are committed to protecting our environment. Since our founding, we've prevented over 50 million ...

Western U.P. Health Department monitors local testing efforts

The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department (WUPHD) reports that as of this morning there have been just over 50 people tested in the five county area for the COVID-19 virus, with no positives to report as of yet. “Results have been slow to come from both the state and commercial labs, as ...

Michigan Tech virtual World Water Day

Michigan Tech will celebrate World Water Day March 23 and 24 with speakers, an art exhibit and poster competition—virtually. Just a week after moving instruction online for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester, Michigan Technological University will celebrate World Water Day in the same ...

Limitation of service at Health Department offices

BESSEMER, HANCOCK, L’ANSE, ONTONAGON – Effective immediately, the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department (WUPHD) is limiting some non-essential services in order to divert staff to COVID-19 response activities and limit general traffic within facilities. Clinic services will be by ...

State provides guidance to employers contemplating potential layoffs

LANSING — The Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity today provided guidance to Michigan employers on how to avoid potential layoffs related to COVID-19. “We know that many families and businesses are and will experience economic pain as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic,” LEO ...

Copper Country Intermediate School District Board of Education March meeting

Superintendent George Stockero updated the board on the statewide shutdown of K-12 schools. Stockero said that he and the local superintendents have met together twice in the last five days. In those meetings, the superintendents have had briefings from the Health Department. It is important to ...

Calumet and Munising compete in High School Bowl

MARQUETTE – On Mar. 14, the Calumet Copper Kings played the Munising Mustangs in the quarter final round of High School Bowl and won by a score of 320-90. Forty schools from the Upper Peninsula and Northern Wisconsin field teams for WNMU-TV's High School Bowl tournament, now celebrating 42 ...

Salvation Army changes service hours

HANCOCK – The Salvation Army of Hancock is suspending Sunday Worship Services until further notice. We are also shortening our office hours for the food pantry due to the recent developments regarding COVID 19. Our Food Pantry will be available MON/WEDS/FRI 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. We will get ...

City of Hancock’s Prevention Measures

As the story of the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, the City of Hancock’s top priority remains the health, safety and welfare of residents in the community. The City is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy environment for residents, and the administration is currently ...