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Pertussis Case Confirmed at Hockeyville USA Event

Kraft Hockeyville USA brought something more than great hockey to the Copper Country – it brought whooping cough. The Western U.P. Health Department has confirmed that a child who attended a Hockeyville event has been diagnosed with pertussis – also known as whooping cough. It’s the 23rd case of pertussis …

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Canal View Earns National Recognition

Canal View-Houghton County is the only Upper Peninsula facility included among the top nursing homes in Michigan compiled by Newsweek magazine. Canal View finished 12th on the list of 23. Administrator Kim Salmi said they are very proud of their staff, and grateful to the community for continued support. The …

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Mining Future Committee Includes Keweenaw Residents

Several Copper Country residents are among the members of the new Committee on Michigan’s Mining Future. The advisory group was recently created by the legislature to recommend changes to state mining policy to help develop the use of natural resources while protecting the environment. As provided in a press release …

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Houghton Men Cited for Poaching Swans

Two Houghton men have been ticketed for illegally shooting trumpeter swans. Conservation Officer Cody Smith is pictured with two trumpeter swans poached on Sept. 28, the opening day of waterfowl hunting season in the Upper Peninsula. DNR Photo. Conservation officers Cody Smith and Doug Hermanson went to the Sturgeon River …

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Trooper Honored for Life Saving

A state police trooper working out of the Negaunee post has been honored for saving a life. Trooper Joseph Ballone – photo credit MSP Negaunee Post On March 5th, Joseph Ballone pulled over a woman for speeding. During the stop, she passed out behind the wheel of her car. Unable …

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CCHS to Premiere New Fundraiser Saturday

The Copper Country Humane Society will introduce a new fund-raising event Saturday. EchoTrek will take place – rain or shine – from 10:00 until 1:00 on the Walker lawn on the MTU campus. It’s named after Echo… a rescue dog adopted by MTU student and Humane Society volunteer Alec Fisher. …

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Gloria Dei to Celebrate 50th

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Hancock will mark 50 years of ministry with a special celebration following Sunday’s worship. Gloria Dei was formed after the merger of St. Matthew’s Finnish Lutheran Church and Salem Swedish Lutheran Church in 1966. Three years later, they dedicated the Gloria Dei building on West …

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Copper Country Life Chain Sunday

Opponents of abortion will form their annual Copper Country Life Chain along M-26 Sunday. Organizer Barbara Mae King tells us it’s part of a national effort… King says the event has drawn as many as three dozen people in some years. The chain will stretch along Memorial Drive from 2:00 …

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