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Council member kicked off, then added back on

ONTONAGON — Controversy continues to plague the Ontonagon Village Council. From wasteful spending on a kayak landing, to lawsuits against the village, to appointments of council member’s personal friends, and now to an appointment to a vacated council seat. When former Village President ...

Iranian students hold moment of silence for crash victims

HOUGHTON — Dozens of people joined the Iranian Community at Michigan Technological University in a moment of silence on campus Wednesday for the victims of a Ukrainian plane crash in Iran last week. The Iranian military said this week it had accidentally shot down the passenger jet, which ...

Superior Health Foundation makes changes to existing grant policies

MARQUETTE – The Superior Health Foundation, a health-centered, grant-giving organization headquartered in Marquette, has updated and made minor changes to its existing grant policies. According to Jim LaJoie, executive director of the Superior Health Foundation, the most notable changes ...

Heikinpäivä features variety of workshops in coming week

HANCOCK — When the Kivajat Youth Folk Dancers traveled to Finland, one of their hosts was Minka Järvenpää, a leading folk dance instructor in Turku, Finland. Since that visit, Kivajat leader Kay Seppälä has been eager to return the favor. That happens this month, when Järvenpää ...

Finlandia students prepare for 4th annual MLK Day of Service

On Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day students and staff at Finlandia University take a break from classes and give their energy to the local community. To pay tribute to the man that changed the trajectory of civil rights in the United States, the annual Finlandia MLK Day of Service puts the ...

Change at top: LL-H holds reorganizational meeting

LAKE LINDEN — The Lake Linden-Hubbell Public Schools Board is keeping its slate of officers for the next year. The board set this year’s officers as part of its annual organizational meeting Monday night. Members chose Patricia Burton as president, Jeff Dennis as vice president, Lori ...

Local school provides more than classes

HANCOCK — The Hancock Public Schools provides more than classes and education, said Superintendent Steve Patchin. As he is learning and becoming acclimated to his new position, he is also learning things beyond scholastic and administrative duties, under the guidance and tutelage of staff and ...

Gift makes Blood Donor Appreciation Month special

January is Blood Donor Appreciation Month. Due to an increase in cold weather illnesses and accidents, the need for blood in area hospitals often goes up during the winter. However, busy holiday schedules combined with cold and flu season mean that fewer people donate during the winter months, ...

Inter-Lutheran Seminary spring classes beginning

The Inter-Lutheran Theological Seminary, 916 Pine Street, Hancock, will start its Spring semester on Monday, Jan. 20. The Monday evening class at 7 p.m. will be the General Epistles and Hebrews, Tuesday evening class at 7 p.m. will be Evangelism and other daily classes include History of ...

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 ...