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Press Releases

The Range Lions monthly meeting activities

The Range Lions held their regular monthly meeting on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019 at the Range Lounge in South Range. • Range Lions volunteered their services to ring the bell for the Salvation Army during the Yuletide deacon on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 at Econo Foods. • Range Lions welcomed new ...

Joins Global Christmas Project to send joy to children overseas

HOUGHTON — As Thanksgiving Day approaches, Houghton families are expressing their gratitude by giving back. Residents are filling shoeboxes with fun toys, school supplies and hygiene items to send to children in need around the world. For many of these children, it will be the first gift they ...

Western Upper Peninsula methamphetamine suppliers sentenced to prison

MARQUETTE - United States Attorney Andrew Birge announced today that eight defendants have been sentenced to prison for their respective roles in dealing crystal methamphetamine in the Western Upper Peninsula: Keith Lee Raymond, 31, formerly of Ewen, Michigan, was sentenced by Chief U.S. ...

Hancock High School’s Interact Induction Ceremony

On Nov. 5, the Hancock High School Interact Club welcomed its new members. Becoming part of the club means the new members will learn great leadership skills and make a difference in the community by volunteering in service projects. Facilitating the induction ceremony were Co-Presidents ...

SnowBots storm the Yeti Cup

The SnowBots Middle School Robotics teams competed in Kingsford last weekend for the Yeti Cup U.P. FIRST Tech Challenge robotic qualifier competition. All three teams were in the finals and brought home awards from the competition. SnowBots teams are open to area sixth-eighth grade students, ...

Gov. Whitmer lowers flags for recently identified soldier killed during WWII

LANSING – Governor Gretchen Whitmer has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags to be lowered to half-staff throughout the state of Michigan on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019 to honor the service of Army Private Connie Cagle, which coincides with the day of his funeral. “With the identification and ...

No Kid Without a Christmas

(provided photo) Joel L. Keranen, President of the Calumet Rotary Club, presents Bill Loukkanen, Sheriff of Keweenaw County, a check of $1,350 for No Kid Without a Christmas. The Calumet Rotary Club supports numerous local charities and anyone interested in donating to No Kid Without a ...

43rd Poor Artists Sale

The Copper Country Community Arts Center in Hancock is hosting its 43rd annual Poor Artists Sale at the CLK Gymnasium in Calumet on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. The Poor Artists Sale is an annual juried holiday art fair hosted by the Copper Country Community Arts Council as a benefit ...

Salvation Army Angel Tree is ready for season

HOUGHTON — The Salvation Army Angel Tree is up at Walmart and ready for you to choose a tag. Please take a tag, purchase the gift, and put the gift with the tag in the box labeled Angel Tree. The toys donated will go to families in this community through our toy distribution. Make a child ...

Listen to your heart for a healthy, successful deer season

LAURIUM - It's deer season once again and the last thing you want to do is spend it in a doctor's office - or worse, the emergency department - because of heart problems. The excitement of the hunt alone can increase your risk for heart attack which is why Aspirus Heart & Vascular ...

MCCA Sets 2020–2021 Insurance Company Assessment, 55% reduction

LIVONIA – The Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association (MCCA) is lowering the assessment charged per vehicle to $100 for the period beginning July 2, 2020 through June 30, 2021. This is a 55% reduction from this year’s $220 assessment. Insurance companies will charge this assessment only to ...

Hancock School Public Library joins 1000 Books before Kindergarten Program

As part of our commitment to early literacy in Houghton and Keweenaw Counties, the Hancock School Public Library invites you to participate in 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. The self-paced and year-round program is aimed at getting children ready to read by the time they enter ...

Late Mailing of Property Tax Bills – Portage Township

During Winter 2018 taxes, a taxation error caused over billing by $840.42 total for all township property taxpayers. Winter 2019 Property Taxes will include refunds of approximately $.02 to $4.00 as determined at the Dec. 9 Board of Review. Bills will not be mailed until mid-December, but the ...

Free parenting classes offered in Baraga and Calumet

Dial Help is offering Guiding Good Choices, a free class for parents and caregivers of youth age 9 to 14. Guiding Good Choices offers a chance to learn skills for family management, including: Reducing adolescent problem behaviors, increasing communication skills, improving ...

Weather challenges continue to hinder 2019 harvest

The weather challenges that delayed planting this past spring continue to haunt producers this fall as heavy rains throughout September and October, and now early snowfall in November, interfere with harvest activity, according to Michigan Farm Bureau Field Crops Specialist Theresa ...