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Chassell Township Cemetery adds new green burial sites

CHASSELL — The Chassell Township Cemetery has added more than two dozen new plots dedicated to green burial, the Keweenaw Green Burial Alliance (KGBA) has announced. Five years ago, the cemetery created approximately 40 green grave sites in a secluded, forested area, a response to local ...

Chassell Outdoor Lighting/Decorating Contest results

CHASSELL — Several Chassell residents participated in the Old Fashioned Christmas Outdoor Lighting and Decorating Contest. This year's winners are: - 1st Place: Katie and Jason Tormala, Lower Worham Road - 2nd Place and The Funniest: Tim and Stephanie Wadaga, North Hancock Street - 3rd ...

U.P. Energy Task Force to meet online Tuesday

The U.P. Energy Task Force is to meet online Tuesday, Dec. 15, to discuss potential recommendations on overall U.P. energy issues and alternatives for its report that is to be submitted to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The Task Force is to meet beginning at 10 a.m. Its report is due by March 31, ...

More on the Keweenaw Holiday Hoopla scholarships auction

In an effort to not let the COVID pandemic stifle the futures of our youth, the Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance (KEDA) is continuing its efforts to raise funds to support students who are looking to pursue career technical education after high school. Normally, this silent auction is ...

Chassell Trails Mapping Project a success with KCF grant

HANCOCK — With support from the Keweenaw Community Foundation’s PHF Outdoor Wellness and Recreation Fund Grant, the Chassell Trails Mapping Project was successfully completed. The project supports existing and new trail development in Houghton and surrounding counties by providing users of ...

Announcing the U.P. Notable Book Club

Do you love to read? Do you love the raw, untamed, beautiful U.P? Do you miss people? Are you longing to engage with intelligent people such as yourself in meaningful discussions about something other than the 2020 election, COVID-19, the economy, or climate change? Then here is just the thing ...

Requests for proposals-Citizens State Bank Building

ONTONAGON — Citizens Bancshares, Inc., a Michigan corporation, the parent company of Citizens State Bank of Ontonagon, invites proposals from non-profit organizations, community planners, or job creators to receive a donation of the existing bank building located at 501 River Street, ...

Keweenaw Holiday Hoopla Fundraiser

HOUGHTON – Mark your calendar and join us for an online Silent Auction on Wednesday, Dec. 9 through Dec. 14 to benefit the PHF/KEDA Career and Technical Educational Scholarship program. The online auction can be accessed at https://www.biddingowl.com/CTESCHOLARSHIPS. This year’s virtual ...

Share the joy of the season with a Santa Parade

CALUMET — Main Street Calumet and the Village of Laurium are extending an invitation to all local businesses, organizations, families, musicians and bands to enter a decorated float, snowmobile, tractor or other mobile unit in the parade. Lights, bells, Santa's, and all other holiday ...

Five local Civil Air Patrol cadets experienced their first orientation flight

CALUMET — Five local Civil Air Patrol cadets experienced their first orientation flight on Dec. 5 at Houghton County Memorial Airport. The cadets, all members of the recently formed Cadet Program in the Copper Country Composite Squadron, are students at Hancock County Public School where the ...

Carnegie Museum: Please send gingerbread house pictures

HOUGHTON — We're working on our Virtual Holiday Open House video and we need your photos! Whether you decorated a Miner House from one of our kits, or made a creation all your own, we'd like to include it in our annual community gingerbread village -- this year virtually! Send your photo(s) ...

Hundred-year old tradition observed

HANCOCK — About 30 people gathered in downtown Hancock to mark Finnish Independence Day here in Copper Country on Sunday evening. “Well, we didn’t want to break a record,” Jim Kurtti said. “We’ve been doing it every year since 1918.” Kurtti is the director of the Finnish ...

Houghton council sets hearings for rezoning requests

HOUGHTON — The Houghton City Council will hold public hearings on rezoning requests for two parcels of land along Houghton Canal Road in January. The proposed ordinances — one for seaplane company Royale Air, the other for JRG Development and Jukuri Properties — both involve rezoning ...

Remembering Pearl Harbor: Looking back 79 years

HOUGHTON — Imperial headquarters at Tokyo declared war late today against both the United States and Britain after Japanese bombers had attacked the great Pearl Harbor naval base at Honolulu,” the AP story began. Appearing in the Monday, Dec. 8, 1941 edition of the Daily Mining Gazette, ...

Citizens State Bank of Ontonagon names new Market President

ONTONAGON — The Citizens State Bank of Ontonagon is pleased to announce that Ann M. Lantz has been named Market President for the Bank’s operations in Ontonagon. Ann will replace Willie Dupont, who recently resigned to take a position with the Village of Ontonagon. Ann is a seasoned bank ...

Ewen Thanksgiving meal a success

TROUT CREEK — While we missed the camaraderie of years passed, the ninth annual South Ontonagon County Thanksgiving dinner was a success, though COVID-19 necessitated several changes. With all the necessary safety protocols in place, a core group of volunteers, led by Ken and Melanie ...