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Live for Tomorrow walk brings awareness to suicide prevention

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HOUGHTON — The stigma surrounding suicide and depression can often make it difficult for people to seek help. To bring the issue to light, the Houghton/Keweenaw Communities That Care (CTC) group hosted its third annual Live for Tomorrow Suicide Prevention Walk Saturday. “Suicide is the ...

Calumet prepares for Trunk-or-Treat, needs volunteers

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CALUMET — Main Street Calumet is once again preparing for the village’s annual Halloween Trunk-or-Treat, and the Main Street Executive Director, Leah Polzien, has requested some street closures for the event. Planning and preparing for the event is actually quite involving, and requires the ...

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church celebrates 50 years

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HANCOCK – Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Hancock will be marking fifty years of ministry with a special celebration on Sunday, Oct. 6 following the 10:30 a.m. worship service. The celebration will include the opening of a time capsule that was lodged in the building’s cornerstone in 1969, ...

Keweenaw Health Foundation

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Keweenaw Health Foundation Executive Director Ed Jenich presented a $302 donation to the Main Street Calumet Farmers Market in September. The farmers market supplies fresh produce, baked breads and handmade goods every Saturday during the summer and through October. The funds were raised ...

100 breweries in 100 days

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After releasing his debut EP Snack Pack last summer, singer/songwriter St. Joe Jack is ready to take a big bite of the music scene by hitting the road for The Takedown Tour, a nod to the song 99 bottles of beer on the wall. Jack Adams, an energetic one-man band and loop artist, plans to perform ...

Golf outing raises $81,000 for charity

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The 10th annual Campioni Charity Golf Outing raised $8,000 this year, which will be distributed to 10 food pantries. Over the last ten years, the charity event has raised more than $81,000 to support local food charities.

Community conversation in response to defacing of Temple Jacob

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A community conversation with the people of Temple Jacob has been scheduled at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1100 College Avenue, Houghton, on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 6:30 p.m. Hosted by Keweenaw Faiths United, the gathering is a response to the defacing of the Temple building Sept. 20 or 21. ...

Calumet Village launches blight enforcement campaign

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CALUMET — The Calumet Village Council will begin addressing blight issues this fall with ordinances now fully in place and enforceable under state law, stated Village Manager Caleb Katz in a release. The subject of blight ordinances began to heat up in May, when Downtown Development ...

Houghton mulls rec marijuana ordinance

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HOUGHTON — Houghton is considering an ordinance to regulate the sale of recreational marijuana. The Planning Commission was given two draft ordinances Tuesday: one regarding recreational marijuana, and revisions to the medical marijuana ordinance to align the two. “Being there’s two ...

Hancock American Legion Spaghetti Dinner Sunday

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The Alfred Erickson American Legion Post 186 will hold a spaghetti dinner and silent auction fundraiser at the Post Home at 1308 West Quincy Street, Hancock, on Sept. 29, from noon to 4 p.m. Tickets for the dinner are $9 for adults, and $4 for children 12 and under. The menu includes ...

Mental health movie screening and panel on Michigan Tech campus

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Mental Illness and its effects on families will be discussed on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019 at 6 p.m. at the J.R. Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library, East Reading Room on the Michigan Technological University campus. The event will include showing scenes from "Coming Up For Air", a family ...

Ontonagon Council further discusses marijuana again

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While the Ontonagon Village Council has moved on with the appointment of a new president, the former Wagers business now completely demolished, a water leak repair contract awarded, residents still used the Public Comment time to state their support or opposition to allowing a marijuana retail ...

Houghton mulls city center move

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HOUGHTON — After receiving a formal offer to purchase the city center, Houghton City Manager Eric Waara shows the city council concepts for another location at Wednesday’s meeting. The city received an offer from Midwest Loan Services, a tenant in the building that is looking to expand. ...

Sheriff’s department boat sinks

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HOUGHTON — The Houghton County Sheriff’s Department is waiting for word on reimbursement for a sunken patrol boat. Over the weekend, the department was notified the boat was taking on water at its dock at the marina, said Sheriff Brian McLean. What caused the boat to sink is still ...

Houghton vape shop sues to stop state ban

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HOUGHTON — A Houghton vape shop owner is suing the state for an injunction against its ban on flavored vaping products, which he said is unnecessary and will force him to close his shop. Marc Slis, owner of 906 Vapor, filed the suit in Houghton County Circuit Court Wednesday. Gov. ...

Tech students attend giant fall career fair

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HOUGHTON — With resumes in hand, about 3,500 students came to the Student Development Complex to meet with companies Wednesday for the fall Career Fair. This year’s fair had 355 companies, making it one of the largest fairs in the country on a company-per-student basis, said Beth ...

Calumet peps up for Hockeyville game

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CALUMET — With three hours to go until the Calumet Colosseum hosted the NHL’s annual Hockeyville game, those lucky enough to score a ticket were already pumped. Just in case, Hockeyville hosted a pep rally in advance of Thursday’s game at Calumet High School. Decked out in Red Wings ...

Trinity Episcopal Church to ordain new priest

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Deacon Shane Spellmeyer will be ordained a priest by Rayford Ray, the Bishop of Northern Michigan, at Trinity Episcopal Church in downtown Houghton on Oct. 5. All members of the surrounding community are welcome to attend this service, which will take place at 1 p.m. Shane Spellmeyer wasn't ...