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Lions QB Stafford goes on reserve list

DETROIT (AP) — One of the NFL's standout quarterbacks is now on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Matthew Stafford was put on the list by the Detroit Lions, according to the league's transactions report Saturday. The reserve/COVID-19 list was created for players who either test positive for ...

Elizabeth Jane Kempainen

HANCOCK — Elizabeth (Betty) Jane (Lindstrom) Kempainen, 81, passed away on Saturday, July 18th at Canal View Medical Care Facility in Hancock, Michigan with her loving husband by her side. Elizabeth was born on September 21, 1938, to parents Toivo and Elma (Juntunen) Lindstrom in Chassell, ...

New watercolor paintings by featured artist Nancy Kromer at CCCAC

HANCOCK — The Featured Artist in the Copper Country Community Arts Center is Nancy Kromer. Over the last winter and spring she focused on painting flowers and landscapes in watercolor and mixed media. The collection of paintings on display feature lilies and lily pads, asters, impatiens and ...

COVID-19 case diagnosed at Finlandia University

HANCOCK — A member of the Finlandia University campus community (defined as faculty, staff, and students) has tested positive for COVID-19. This case is included in the most recent numbers released by the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department. The Western Upper Peninsula Health ...

Finlandia to resume on-campus visits

First and foremost, Finlandia's top priorities throughout the decision-making process for the Safe Open Plan for Fall 2020 include: — the health, safety and welfare of students, faculty, staff, and our neighbors in the Hancock community; — limit and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 ...

Markham, Halonen win Houghton’s top athletic honors

Houghton High School seniors, Daityn Markham and Ty Halonen receive top athletic honors. Daityn was named the recipient of the Herman “Winks” Gundlach Women’s Athletic Award. Ty was named the recipient of the Einer Andersen Memorial Award. Daityn Markham Daityn was an outstanding ...

Yzerman says Red Wings coach Blashill keeping job

Detroit Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman is keeping coach Jeff Blashill despite another lackluster season. Yzerman told reporters on Wednesday his previously announced plans to keep Blashill behind the bench have not changed. Blashill’s record over five seasons in Detroit is ...

Patriots trade Gronk to Buccaneers

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Four-time All Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski has agreed to a reunion with Tom Brady. The agent for the retired New England star confirmed Tuesday that pending completion of a physical Gronkowski has agreed to play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who are acquiring his rights ...

Puppet making class for adults with Trish Helsel

HANCOCK — In Puppet Making Class with Trish Helsel at the Copper Country Community Arts Center, students will construct a rod puppet with movable arms and sculpted head. Students will learn how to sculpt puppet heads using Monster Clay, create a plaster cast, and cast a final puppet head ...

State welcomes six new Pure Michigan trails and trail towns

Three trails and three communities were recognized as Pure Michigan® Trails and Pure Michigan® Trail Towns by the Department of Natural Resources during the Governor’s Conference on Tourism yesterday in Grand Rapids. With the announcement, the Canada Lakes Pathway in Luce County, the ...

Helping angry or sad kids relax

When children are angry or out of sorts we need many techniques to calm them down before we can talk together. No matter what it is, the situation begs for calmness. Child psychologist, Angela Pruess’ parentswithconfidence.com is a wonderful site to help. It may depend on whether there is ...

CCISD Auto Tech students take home various awards in UP competition

ESCANABA – On Feb. 7, 2020, Bay Community College hosted the regional Skills USA Automotive competition where events showcased the best Career and Technical Education students from the Upper Peninsula. The Copper Country Intermediate School District’s Career and Technical Education Center ...

Learn about and discuss the work of the UP Energy Task Force

On Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, come to the Portage Library at 12:30 p.m. to learn about and discuss the work of the UP Energy Task Force. Task Force members will give an overview of UP energy system and an update on the first phase of the UP Energy Task Force on propane supply. This meeting is ...

Houghton County Fair representative win two first-place awards at state level

Eight representatives of the Houghton County Fair attended the annual Michigan Association of Fairs and Exhibitions in Grand Rapids. Houghton County Fair received a first place award in the Division 1 Fair photo competition. The picture was of a market steer exhibitor, Alia Palosaari of ...

Barnelopet gives kids chance to love skiing

HANCOCK — The 13th annual Barnelopet Youth Ski Races took place Sunday afternoon at the Maasto Hiihto Ski Trails in Hancock. The event, hosted by the Sons of Norway and the Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club and sponsored by the Keweenaw Community Foundation and Steve Zutter, is a free and ...

Phi Kappa Tau Repeats as Statues Champ

The winners have been announced in the Snow Statue Competition at Michigan Technological University's Winter Carnival. This year's theme is "Discover What Shines from Prehistoric Times." For the third time in the past four years, Phi Kappa Tau was the overall winner of the month-long snow ...

UPPCO targeting 50% clean, renewable energy goal by 2025

MARQUETTE - Upper Peninsula Power Company (UPPCO) today announced the Michigan Public Service Commission approved the settlement that was reached in its Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) case. The approved settlement sets the stage for more clean, reliable, and affordable energy to be delivered to ...