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CCT 04-04-21

Enjoy an extended conversation with Adam Meckler, Director of Jazz Studies at Michigan Tech, about the program’s future and jazz’s place on today’s campus. Matthew Zika from the National Weather Service talks about severe weather threats in the Keweenaw and the UP. He also discusses the different programs that allow …

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Calumet Girls Play in Hoops Quarterfinals Tonight – Monday Sports Wrap

High School The Calumet girls basketball team will face Glen Lake in the state quarterfinals tonight. Both teams are unbeaten. Tip-off is at 5:30 at Houghton Lake High School. Coverage begins at 5:10 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com. The winner will face either Schoolcraft or Kent City in the semifinals …

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Restaurants take advantage of Easter holiday

The traditional image of family gathered together for Easter dinner in their own home might need a makeover. Bonfire Grill in Houghton held “brunch” Sunday from noon to 4:00 PM, and was swamped. The incredible volume of orders came through three channels. Dine-in reservations were sold out. Take out orders …

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One new COVID-19 death

Thursday’s Western Upper Peninsula Health Department update revealed a new COVID-19 death in Houghton County, even as cases remain relatively low. The Copper Country is not seeing the spike found downstate. Houghton, Baraga, and Keweenaw Counties saw 23 cases over a three-day period, lower than the same time frame the …

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Calumet Retains Gibson Cup – Sunday Sports Wrap

Gibson Cup The Calumet Wolverines retained possession of the Gibson Cup with an 8-5 victory over the Portage Lake Pioneers Saturday night. It’s the third straight victory for the Wolverines in the series, which was not played last season because of COVID-19 concerns. College Volleyball The Michigan Tech volleyball team …

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Calumet Takes First Gibson Cup Contest – Saturday Sports Wrap

Gibson Cup The Calumet Wolverines opened the Gibson Cup series with a 7-1 victory over the Portage Lake Pioneers last night. The Wolverines broke out to an early lead, with first-period goals by Eric Bausano and Logan Rastello. Scott Loukus scored twice in the second period, and Brent Loukus and …

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Gibson Cup up for grabs

One of hockey’s oldest rivalries renews this weekend for one its oldest trophies. The Gibson Cup dates back to 1938. At one point, it was handed out to the winner of the Michigan-Ontario Hockey League. Now it is awarded to the winner of a best-of-three grudge series between the Calumet …

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Finlandia flips flapjacks for a cause

Finlandia’s Student Nursing Association is planning another pancake breakfast to help support Omega House in Houghton. The fundraiser warms up the griddles from 8:30 AM to noon on Saturday, April 10th. You are allowed to order the day of the event, but food will be provided through curbside pick-up only …

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Vaccine expansion expected to be handled in stride

Statewide, COVID-19 vaccines will be available to all adults 16 and older beginning Monday, but some sites are already distributing shots based on that criteria, including Baraga County Memorial Hospital. You can find the Facebook post with more information here. Chief Medical Director for the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department …

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Calumet starts another athletic gofundme

The bills are piling up for Calumet High School’s athletic department. A week after funding a five-day trip to the state championship game for its boys’ hockey program, another team is poised to make a run. The undefeated girls’ basketball squad already visited The Soo for a playoff win. Monday …

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