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State Equalized Value Of Houghton County Rises

The Houghton County Board of Commissioners was told that evaluation in the county will increase just slightly in 2017. At their April meeting Tuesday, Equalization director John Partanen said the increase in state equalized value will rise about one-tenth of one percent. Partanen said some townships in the county may …

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Boyd Strong as Tigers Win – Wednesday Sports Wrap

Click on the bold scores for more details. MLB Matt Boyd tossed six innings of one-hit ball, as the Tigers edged the Minnesota Twins 2-1 yesterday. Boyd struck out six. Shane Greene, Kyle Ryan and Justin Wilson combined for two more shutout innings. Francisco Rodriguez allowed a run in the …

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New Book Looks At Life Of Preston Tucker

A new book out by author Steve Lehto looks at the effort of one man who nearly made the most out of the American Dream. “Preston Tucker and His Battle To Build The Car Of Tomorrow” tells the story of Tucker’s ambition and near success of starting his own car …

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Beloved Hancock Ball Player Dies

One of Hancock’s all-time most beloved ball players has died. Lifelong resident Gordy Schaaf passed away Sunday evening at U.P. Health System—Portage at the age of 89. The softball field at the Hancock Driving Park bears his name and a sign was dedicated last summer in his honor. Gordy said …

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Body Of Missing Hancock Man Found

The search for a missing Hancock man is over. The body of 33-year-old Kenneth Ryan Clark was found Saturday in the Portage Canal. The Houghton County Sheriff’s Office says two people were walking along the trail on Lakeshore Drive near the Kestner Waterfront Park just before 2:00pm. They noticed what …

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