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Rough Waters Force Ships Into Keweenaw Bay

Gusty winds and heavy waves roiled Lake Superior overnight. A Lakeshore Flood Advisory was issued last evening, as the western and northern shoreline of Keweenaw County were pounded by westerly winds up to 45 miles per hour, and waves higher than 12 feet. Rough conditions on the big lake prompted …

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Calumet Couple Earns Adoption Group Honor

A Calumet couple has been recognized for their extraordinary efforts to help children. Cassie Harris-Berryman and Erik Berryman have been named Angels in Adoption by U.S. Senator Gary Peters.  The Berrymans were married in 2005, and were licensed to provide foster care in 2010. Since then, they have adopted seven …

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Adams Schools Construction Projects On Schedule

Construction projects in the Adams Township School District are on track. The Board of Education toured work in progress at Jeffers High School during last night’s meeting. Superintendent Tim Keteri told us that the new back entrance to the building will be opened next week. The new third-floor cafeteria is …

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Houghton County Vets Board Proposes Banner Tributes

Should Copper Country communities adopt a more public method of saluting our veterans? Gene LaRochelle from the Houghton County Veterans Affairs Board presented an idea to County Commissioners at yesterday’s meeting. He picked it up from the Cincinnati suburb of Owensville, Ohio, where officials began placing banners with photos and …

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Anderson to Lead Local Census Campaign

Glenn Anderson will serve as chair of Houghton County’s Correct Count Committee. The Houghton County commissioner and former Hancock City manager accepted the responsibility at last night’s county board meeting. The Correct Count Committee will work with the U.S. Census Bureau to help make sure all county residents fill out …

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