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Strawberry Festival Honorees Announced

Lily Ashburn reigned as Queen over the 2019 Copper Country Strawberry Festival this weekend. Ashburn is a 2019 graduate of Houghton High School, and was sponsored by the Portage Lake District Library. Peyton Gast was named First Runner-Up. She’s a 2016 Lake Linden-Hubbell High School grad, and was sponsored by …

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Finlandia Announces Spring Honors Lists

Finlandia University has released its Spring 2019 semester Dean’s and Honors Lists. 114 students earned honors, including 68 who achieved Dean’s List honors for having a Grade Point Average of 3.75 or above. To be eligible for either list students must have completed 12 or more credits and had no …

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Adopt A Highway Pickup Begins Tomorrow

The second Michigan Adopt-A-Highway trash pick-up period begins tomorrow, and runs through July 21st. Volunteers will canvass the shoulders of state and U.S. Highways in the Keweenaw, picking up litter. Motorists are encouraged to watch for them, and drive carefully to keep everyone safe. The Adopt-A-Highway program began in 1990. …

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Strawberry Fest Begins Today

The Copper Country Strawberry Festival opens today, featuring one of the Keweenaw’s sweetest agricultural products. On a recent Copper Country Today program, Judy Evart of the Chassell Lions Club told Rick Allen that strawberry growing in the area boomed early in the 20th century, as the lumber industry faded… No …

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