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Senior Project Fresh Coupons to Be Distributed by Mail

Because of COVID-19 concerns, this year’s Michigan Senior Project Fresh coupon distribution will be done by mail. The coupon vouchers are given out to seniors below certain income levels to purchase Michigan-grown fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices, and honey from local farmers markets and roadside stands. MSU Extension officials say the …

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COVID-19 Testing Scheduled for Michigamme

The Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center continues to provide COVID-19 testing across the central and western Upper Peninsula. The next opportunity in our region is coming on Thursday, between 10:15 and 2:00 at the Michigamme Township Office in Michigamme. You must register and be screened in advance by calling …

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Enbridge Awards Community Safety Grants

The Enbridge Company has awarded several community safety grants to public safety agencies in the western Upper Peninsula. $7,500 grants went to the Michigan State Police Post at Wakefield, the Iron County Sheriff’s Office, Iron County Emergency Management and 911, and the Wakefield Fire Department. The Enbridge Safe Community Program …

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Ontonagon County Reports First COVID-19 Case

COVID-19 cases have now been confirmed in every county in Michigan. Ontonagon County had its first diagnosis late last week. Houghton County recorded its 18th confirmed case. Western Upper Peninsula Health Department Health Officer Kate Beer says they’re monitoring those who had direct contact with the victims, and are working …

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Marquette Little League Coach Tests COVID-Positive

A Marquette Little League coach has tested positive for COVID-19 infection. League president Shane Cromell told ABC-10 News Now that the coach had visited Wisconsin recently for youth hockey games. He felt ill after returning, was tested for COVID-19, and was instructed to self-quarantine until the result was known. He …

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PLDL to Offer Delivery

The Portage Lake District Library is beginning a delivery service for homebound patrons. Officials say they’ll bring materials to cardholders who live within the library service areas of the City of Houghton and Portage Township… and to those who live no more than 10 miles outside the service area boundaries. …

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MTU to Make SAT, ACT Optional

Michigan Technological University has joined the growing list of colleges that will consider student applications without an ACT or SAT score. Director of Admissions Allison Carter says students with a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale now have the option to apply …

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Lions Sign Running Back Swift – Monday Sports Wrap

Finlandia The Finlandia University baseball team has added another recruit. Infielder James Dawson from Mount Horeb, Wisconsin becomes the 21st member of this year’s class. MLB Training camps for major league baseball teams opened over the weekend. Pictures from Detroit show players working out, assisted by coaches and staff members …

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Michigan Auto Insurance Changes Take Effect Today

Michigan’s auto insurance laws change significantly today. For many years, the state has mandated that motorists carry full, lifetime medical coverage for injuries that occur in crashes. That has provided great benefits for those who were hurt, but it also pushed our auto insurance premiums to the highest in the …

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