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2017 Bernard F. Gaffney Memorial Scholarship Recipients Announced

Houghton, Michigan—The 2017 Bernard F. Gaffney Memorial Scholarships were presented Thursday, May 25 at the Houghton High School Senior Honors Banquet. Harkin Massopust, Abigail Mauno, and Carly Ronis were each awarded scholarships totaling $5,600. Harkin will be attending Michigan State University and plans to study linguistics. Abigail will attend Michigan …

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Finlandia University named a 2017 Best Value School

Finlandia University is one of 80 schools nationwide to be recognized by University Research & Review as a 2017 Best Value School. “We work extremely hard to make sure Finlandia University remains affordable to people of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Midwest as a whole,” said Director of Student …

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Roadwork Begins In Ontonagon & Gogebic County

If you’re heading down to Ontonagon or Gogebic County, there’s some roadwork you’ll want to watch out for. The Michigan Department of Transportation is investing $5 million to chip seal 52 miles of roadway on M-64 south from M-28 to US-2, M-64 north from M-28 to the M-107 junction at …

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South Range Man Pleads Not Guilty To Nine Felonies

A case against a South Range man facing several drug charges continues. 24-year-old Charles Lester Knuckles appeared in Houghton County Circuit Court Wednesday for an arraignment. Knuckles is facing nine felonies–including operating a drug house, delivering contraband on jail property, and delivery of a controlled substance within 1000 feet of …

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Chassell Residents May Use Library For Another Year

Chassell residents will be allowed to continue using the Portage Lake District Library–at least for now. Voters approved a proposal to pull out of the library district last November, which would have been effective at the end of this year. But an agreement between the library and Chassell Township extends …

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