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Bricks being replaced on Shelden Avenue

Crews will be on Shelden Avenue in Houghton replacing selected bricks that are beginning to deteriorate on the downtown stretch. Manager Eric Waara says it is the first time maintenance work has been done since the business district was resurfaced in 2009. The work will be done when weather allows …

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Health Department not offering flu shots

At Monday’s Western Upper Peninsula Board of Health meeting, Chief Health Officer Kate Beer said that there will not be any flu shot clinics put on by the department this fall. In-house clinics are just not viable for us right now, we don’t have the staff. We’re gonna have to …

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State Christmas tree being harvested Saturday

Maybe you are ready to skip Halloween and Thanksgiving, and proceed straight to Christmas. Saturday is the first opportunity, if you are willing to make a short trip. The Michigan Department of Technology, Management, and Budget selected a blue spruce in Marenisco as the state’s Christmas tree, which will be …

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