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Another U.P. Church Goes “Big Box”

A second Upper Peninsula church is moving into a building formerly occupied by a big box retailer. Late last year, Evangel Church in Houghton took over the former Shopko location. Now, Northiron Church of Ishpeming has announced plans to purchase the former JC Penney building at the Westwood Mall in …

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Feds Fail to Fill US Attorney Vacancy

The political jockeying around who’ll become the next U.S. District Attorney for our area continues. President Donald Trump had nominated Tom Leonard for the Michigan Western District job last fall. Leonard is a Republican, and is a former speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives. He narrowly lost the 2018 …

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Obituary: Paul F. Adams

Paul Adams, 83, passed away peacefully on Saturday January 4, 2020 at Omega House in Houghton, Michigan from long-term heart disease and recently-diagnosed acute myelogenous leukemia. In the last week of his life he was surrounded by family and friends, many of which traveled long distances to be with him. …

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Greenland Man Arrested After Crash

A 19-year-old Greenland man was arrested yesterday morning after a property damage accident. Ontonagon County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Jason Clinesmith told us the man drove his vehicle into a ditch in Greenland Township around 10:00. He left the scene, but was picked up a short time later. He faces charges …

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Scammers Target Tax-Delinquent Michiganders

The latest scam to hit our state targets those who have past-due tax bills. The victim receives a letter that appears to come from the government, threatening immediate action to seize property and other assets. To make the letter more credible, the scammer includes specific information about the tax debt …

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Calumet Woman Faces Drug Charges

A Calumet woman has been arrested on drug charges. Detectives from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team raided an apartment at 118 5th Street in Calumet Friday. Officials say the search warrant was obtained after a 13-month investigation, during which undercover officers purchased Suboxone and methamphetamine from the 57-year-old woman. …

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Bergman Confirms Re-election Run

U.S. Representative Jack Bergman confirmed Saturday that he will run for re-election this year… The Watersmeet Republican told those who attended a question and answer session in Houghton that his goal is to succeed Representative Phil Roe as either chair or ranking minority member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee. …

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