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Police & Truck Drivers Come Together For Safety

Trucks carrying heavy loads pose a risk to everyone if safety regulations are not followed. That’s why it’s important for them to know what those regulations are and what officers are looking for in the event they get pulled over. A truck traffic safety meeting was held in Houghton to …

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Beartown Victims Come Home

The two Beartown Firefighters killed in a traffic crash near Minneapolis returned home to a solemn welcome this (Tuesday) afternoon. The motorcade carrying the bodies of 25-year-old Alan Swartz and 23-year-old James Shelifoe Jr., left Minnesota around 7:30 Eastern Daylight Time this morning. Firefighters in communities all along the route joined …

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Snyder Orders Flags Lowered for Beartown Crash Victims

Flags at state government buildings will be lowered to half-staff for two days to honor the two Beartown Firefighters killed in Saturday’s crash in Minnesota. Here is the statement from Governor Rick Snyder’s office: Gov. Rick Snyder has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags to be lowered to half-staff Wednesday, August …

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Beartown Firefighters Relief Fund Established

This press release was put out by the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community on Tuesday, August 3o: An account has established for the fundraising efforts and donations received to assist the families of the decreased and injured Beartown Firefighters. The Beartown Firefighter Relief Fund has been set up at the Superior …

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Two Arrested In Drug Bust In Atlantic Mine

On August 29th, detectives from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team (UPSET) executed a search warrant at two adjacent residences located in Atlantic Mine. During a search of those residences detectives seized heroin and crystal meth. Two subjects were arrested for possession of crystal meth and possession of heroin. Both …

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Community Shows Support For Fallen Firefighters

Residents throughout the Copper Country are coming together in wake of the tragedy that left two Beartown firefighters dead and seven other injured. 25-year-old Alan Swartz and 23-year-old James Shelifoe Jr., died in the crash. Several fundraisers were held Monday, showing support for the families affected by the accident. Director …

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Library Vote Back On Ballot In Chassell

Chassell Township residents will again vote in November on whether to leave the Portage Lake District Library. The proposal was defeated in the August Primary, but the Township board believes it was a mistake to put it on the Primary ballot. Chassell Township Supervisor David Mattson said, “This is an …

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Saltalamacchia Powers Tigers’ Win – Tuesday Sports Wrap

Click on the highlighted scores for more game details. High School In high school volleyball yesterday, the result of Ewen-Trout Creek’s match against Wakefield-Marenisco was not reported. On today’s volleyball schedule… – Lake Linden-Hubbell plays at L’Anse. – Hancock visits Chassell. MLB Jarrod Saltalamacchia’s two-run homer in the eighth inning …

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