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Houghton Hockey Cruises, but Calumet Falls – Sunday Sports Wrap

High School In high school hockey Saturday… • Camden Markham and Connor Raffaelli each had hat tricks, as Houghton blanked Rochester 8-0. Raffaelli added one assist, and Markham recorded two, in a game that ended after two periods, because of the mercy rule. Mike Maillette scored the Gremlins’ other two …

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Hockey Wins for Gremlins, Bulldogs and Huskies – Saturday Sports Wrap

High School In high school hockey last night… • Mike Maillette had a hat trick, as Houghton pounded Utica Eisenhower 8-0. Camden Markham had two goals and two assists, Gaborik Carlson had two goals, and Landon Stevens found the net once. Troy Povich earned the shutout in goal, in a …

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Erickson Post sends out care packages

American Legion Post 186 of Hancock mailed care packages this past weekend to military members on active duty. Deb Guilbault says they worked with a vendor to create UP themed merchandise. Also included were Sayklly’s chocolate, other snacks, books and magazines, and more. Guilbault says families were very appreciative of …

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As weather abates, bridge work continues

More overnight closures are in store for the Portage Lake Lift Bridge next week. The Michigan Department of Transportation says work will resume early Tuesday, with half hour delays expected for pedestrian, bike, and vehicle traffic. Maintenance was originally scheduled for this week, but several feet of snow fell between …

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Markkanen joins Whitmer in touting insurance refunds

At last Friday’s legislative meet and greet with area educators, Representative Greg Markkanen said that insurance reform was still a work in progress. Sunday’s Copper Country Today will feature a story from a survivor of a serious car accident and how her life has been impacted by the changes. The …

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Shelter Home celebrates 40th(+1) anniversary

COVID-19 put a damper on the 40th anniversary celebration of the Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter Home last year, one of the first such facilities in the state. The hope was to have a dinner Thursday night at the Bonfire Restaurant at the Continental Fire Company instead, celebrating 40(+1). Unfortunately, the …

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Big Pack begins this weekend

31 Backpacks had over a dozen volunteers on Tuesday helping out at Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church in Hancock. They quickly unloaded the last delivery to the organization from the food bank and Louie’s Fresh Market of Lake Linden before the Big Pack. Beginning on Sunday afternoon, all of …

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Tech Hoops Teams Sweep LSSU – Friday Sports Wrap

High School In high school boys basketball last night… • Houghton got past L’Anse 64-57. • Dollar Bay-Tamarack City pounded Hancock 60-34. • Lake Linden-Hubbell routed Baraga 77-37. Marcus Sutherland led the Lakes with 16 points. Mason Holzberger added 14, and Gabe Popko and Hunter Moyle each scored 12. • …

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Christmas toy drives need donations by this weekend

Both the Toys for Tots drive run by the Marine Corps League Keweenaw Detachment, and the Keweenaw County Sheriff’s No Kid Without a Christmas initiative need monetary and physical donations to be in by this weekend. There are several businesses that have drop-offs set up for each. Toys for Tots …

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Mont Ripley hoping for opening on the 18th

The snow machines continue on full blast at Mont Ripley. There was so much in the air Wednesday morning, that small clouds formed, drifting westward down the canal past the Portage Lake Lift Bridge. All of that work, the colder temperatures, and the dumping from Mother Nature this week has …

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