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2017 Parade of Nations Announces Its Theme

Think globally; celebrate locally.  That’s the theme of the 2017 Parade of Nations and Multicultural Festival, scheduled for September 16., 2017 in Hancock and Houghton, Michigan. With more than 60 nations represented among its students and faculty, Michigan Technological University has no trouble thinking globally.  And with a colorful parade …

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Baraga Teens Help Restock School Food Pantry

Hunger is an ongoing problem for many families in the Copper Country. Programs like the one at Baraga High School provide food for students to take with them so they’ll have something to eat when they get home. So when 11th graders Andrea Chagnon and McKenzie Barrett saw that supplies …

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Benefit Concert For Oak House

A concert to benefit Oak House will be held at the Orpheum Theater in Hancock on May 13th. The Annual Fling into Spring Fundraiser runs from 7-11pm and helps support Oak House. Director Terry Sayatovich explains what Oak House is. Seven staff members help care for ten residents at the …

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School Staffing Company Hiring Substitute Teachers

There is a shortage of substitute teachers and instructional aides in the Copper Country. To help fill those open positions in the Copper Country Intermediate School District, Professional Education Services Group–a staffing company for schools–held a job fair in Hancock and Baraga. PESG Account Executive Ernie Bywater said, “The need …

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Pearson Named New UM Hockey Coach

From MTU Athletics – HOUGHTON, Mich. – Mel Pearson has been named the head hockey coach at the University of Michigan the school announced on Monday (April 24). Pearson just wrapped up his sixth season at Michigan Tech and was 118-92-29 overall in his return to his alma mater. “Mel …

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