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Baraga president among those reelected to Michigan Association of Mayors Board

DETROIT — The mayors of Auburn, Baraga and Fremont have been reelected to serve on the Michigan Association of Mayors (MAM) board of directors. Auburn Mayor Lee Kilbourn, Baraga Village President Wendell Dompier and Fremont Mayor Jim Rynberg all received three-year terms to the MAM board ...

Officers catch pair of brothers poaching swans

Conservation officers catch pair of brothers poaching swans in Baraga County A complaint called in to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources' Report All Poaching hotline resulted in two brothers being ticketed for illegally killing a pair of trumpeter swans on Sept. 28 - the opening day ...

Nordic Film Series kicks off new season with suspenseful Finnish movie

The new season of the Finnish American Heritage Center's Nordic Film Series kicks off next week with a film that sets the mood as Halloween approaches. The new season gets under way Thursday, Oct. 10 with 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. screenings of the suspenseful Finnish film "Anselmi - nuori ihmissusi" ...

“Icons Americana” opens at the Copper Country Community Arts Center

HANCOCK - A new exhibition opens at the Copper Country Community Arts Center on Oct. 11. "Icons Americana" is a collection of mixed media assemblage constructions by Charles Kirk Lucas, an artist, songwriter and small business owner from the lower peninsula of Michigan. He states, "Art and ...

Lions Club holds its annual hunting and sports dinner

CALUMET — Calumet Lions Club held its 17th annual Hunting and Sports Dinner Sept. 19 at the beautiful Siskiwit Reception Hall in Calumet, catered by the Kangas Cafe, in Hancock. This is the Club's largest fundraiser which is held yearly in the fall. Once again the event was sold out early and ...

Dodgeville Ice Rink Restrooms Completed

The Charter Township of Portage owns approximately 7 acres of land where the Dodgeville ice rink, small playground, basketball hoops and warming house are located. After the Portage Health Foundation helped fund the replacement of the ice rink surface and upgrading of the boards, it was ...

VA schedules free flu shot clinics in Hancock for veterans

IRON MOUNTAIN – Flu vaccinations are now available for Veterans enrolled in VA health care. Veterans may request the flu shot at their regularly scheduled VA appointments. Veterans may also get vaccinated during free walk-in flu shot clinics at the Hancock VA Clinic on Wednesday, Oct. 23, ...

Finland-U.S. relations exhibit on display at Finnish American Heritage Center

HANCOCK - This year, Finland and the United States celebrate a century of diplomatic relations, and the Embassy of Finland in Washington, D.C. has commemorated that anniversary with an exhibit marking significant moments in this relationship. That exhibit, titled "Finland and the U.S. - 100 ...

Houghton-Keweenaw 4-H shooters win state titles

The Houghton-Keweenaw County 4-H Archery Program sent competitors for the fourth year to the 2019 Michigan 4-H Shooting Sports State Tournament. Four members of the Copper Tips Archery 4-H Club traveled to Kimball to compete. Seven local youth qualified for the state shoot at the Regional U.P. ...

Bishop Michael Curry Comes to the UP

MARQUETTE — The Episcopal Diocese of Northern Michigan in partnership with the Northern Great Lakes Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is pleased to welcome the Most Reverend Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop & Primate of The Episcopal Church to the Upper Peninsula. On ...

Aspirus to offer community flu shot clinics in Houghton and Laurium

LAURIUM - Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital and Clinics is holding two community flu vaccination clinics in Houghton and Laurium in October. Flu vaccinations are available for people ages 6 months to adult. Children under the age of 18 will need parental consent. All vaccinations will be entered into ...

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church celebrates 50 years

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

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

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

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

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. ...

“The Women of the Copper Country” author visits local libraries

Award winning author Mary Doria Russell will be coming to Houghton for two special events centered around her recent novel The Women of the Copper Country. The Portage Lake District Library (PLDL) and the J. Robert Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library (Van Pelt and Opie Library) are ...

Mental health movie screening and panel on Michigan Tech campus

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 ...