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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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Fallen Firefighters’ Homecoming, Funerals Planned

The two Beartown Firefighters who were killed in Saturday’s traffic crash in Minnesota will return home tomorrow (Tuesday). The bodies of 25-year-old Alan (A.J.) Swartz and 23-year-old James Shelifoe will leave the Minneapolis area around 7:00 am Eastern Daylight Time (6:00 am Minneapolis time). UPDATE – The KBIC Facebook page now …

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Search Continues For Stolen Vehicle

The Ontonagon Sheriff’s Department continues to search for a stolen vehicle. A 2013 orange and black Dodge Dart was reportedly stolen Friday evening from the village of Ontonagon, from the River Street area. The vehicle has a Michigan registration DBZ-7782. The car has a 2 Black stripes along the hood, …

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Driver Of Beartown Fire Department Truck Arrested

ANOKA COUNTY, MINN. — The driver of the truck from the Beartown Fire Department that crashed and killed two people Saturday afternoon in Blaine, Minn. has been arrested. According to records from the Anoka County Jail, Michael Allen Johnson, 28, of Baraga, is facing a charge of criminal vehicular homicide …

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Beartown Victims Fundraisers Scheduled

Residents of Baraga County and the Keweenaw are rushing to support the victims of the Beartown Firefighters crash and their families. 25-year-old Alan (A.J.) Schwartz and 23-year-old James Shelifoe, both of Baraga, were killed Saturday afternoon when the transport vehicle in which they were riding flipped over and split in half …

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