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Houghton County Fair Annual Meeting Tonight

The Houghton County Fair Board will hold its annual meeting tonight (December 12th). Last year’s fair will be reviewed, a bylaw change will be considered, and directors will be elected. The meeting begins at 7:00 in the Sisu Room at the Houghton County Arena. The public is welcome. Only members …

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Copper Harbor Lights Up Saturday

One of the Upper Peninsula’s brightest Christmas displays will be lit Saturday. Copper Harbor’s Winter Wonderfest features a holiday marketplace with items from local artists from 10:00 until 6:00. Kids can make ornaments at 4:00, as Santa arrives on a fire engine at the Mariner North. At 6:00, the light …

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31 Backpacks Prepares Christmas Distribution

31 Backpacks is preparing for its annual Christmas effort to provide meals for kids over the holidays, and the organization is looking for help with the effort.  Three truckloads of food are scheduled to arrive this afternoon at 2:00 at Good Tidings Church in Hancock. Volunteers are needed to help …

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Portage Health Auxiliary Awards Grants

The Portage Health Auxiliary handed out some early Christmas gifts yesterday. The group distributed $15,700 in donations to community organizations. The largest check went to 31 Backpacks – $3,000 to help in their effort to make sure kids from low income families have enough to eat. Other large donations included …

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Little Brothers Seeks Turkey Donations

UPDATE: As of 11:00 am Thursday, Cathy Aten tells us they now have all the turkeys they need. She thanks the community for its generosity. Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly needs turkeys. Executive Director Cathy Kass-Aten tells us they’re at least 18 short of the total required to provide …

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MTU Men’s Hoops Wins Bridge Battle – Thursday Sports Wrap

High School In high school hockey tonight, Jeffers skates at Cheboygan. In boys basketball… – Hancock hosts Ewen-Trout Creek. – Houghton welcomes L’Anse. – Lake Linden-Hubbell plays at Watersmeet. – Baraga tips off at Chassell. – Ontonagon entertains Republic-Michigamme. In girls basketball… – Calumet travels to West Iron County. – …

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2020 Census “Correct Count” Effort begins

The push is on to make sure every Copper Country resident gets counted in the upcoming census. Houghton County Commissioner Glenn Anderson is leading the effort as the head of the Correct Count Committee. At Tuesday’s County Board meeting, Anderson explained it’s a matter of money… Anderson said Houghton County …

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LL-H Board of Ed Makes Personnel Decisions

The Lake Linden-Hubbell Board of Education made some personnel moves at its meeting on Monday. Superintendent Brad Codere said they accepted the resignation of elementary aide Wendi Heikka, and hired Kendra Nielson to replace her. Leon Sutherland was confirmed as girls junior varsity basketball coach. The board also saluted four …

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Bruce Crossing Man Arrested

UPDATE: The identity of the Bruce Crossing man charged with home invasion and domestic assault has been released. 39-year-old Thomas Jeffrey Lewis was arraigned in Ontonagon County Court Wednesday morning. His next court appearance will be a probable cause conference on December 23rd. A 39-year-old Bruce Crossing man is facing …

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