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Assessment Approved For Otter Lake Dam Expenses

The Houghton County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution for the Otter Lake Special Assessment District at their October meeting Tuesday. Houghton County Drain Commissioner John Pekkala said the assessment is for costs incurred since 2014 for maintenance on the Otter Lake Dam. He said the bulk of those costs …

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Howard Struggles in Wings’ Loss – Wednesday Sports Wrap

Click on the highlighted scores for more game details. High School In high school volleyball yesterday… – Calumet swept L’Anse 3-0. – Chassell v West Iron County – not reported. – Baraga v Watersmeet – not reported. – Ontonagon v Bessemer – not reported. In high school cross country, results from the Westwood …

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Body Of Third Missing Boater Recovered

The last of the three missing boaters was recovered from Lake Superior today. The victim, 43 years old Steven Chartre was recovered by staff from the Great Lakes Water Studies Institute at Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City and Michigan Tech University research vessel Agassiz. A remotely operated vehicle (ROV) …

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Nearly 50 Motorcycles Turn Out For Ride Against Abuse

They call themselves the ADV Riders, which stands for Against Domestic Violence. For the third straight year, motorcyclists turned out on the first Monday in October to make some noise during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The annual Ride Against Abuse is organized by the Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter Home. Organizers …

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Plea Deal For Atlantic Mine Meth Suspect

A plea agreement has been reached for a Houghton County drug suspect. 52-year-old Anthony James Vencato appeared in Houghton County Circuit Court Monday for an arraignment. He pled guilty to Attempted Possession of Meth or Ecstasy, a felony punishable by up to five years in prison. As per the plea …

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MEDC Grant Funds Upcoming Lakeshore Drive Project

The City of Houghton has big plans for Lakeshore Drive. Those include completing some water system loops along that stretch, as well as replacing some older sewers in the area and putting in some storm sewer connections. The project will have several benefits to the community. Houghton City Manager Eric …

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