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Two Appointed To Library Board

The city of Houghton made two appointments to the Library Board at their regular meeting Wednesday. Though there is currently only one open position on the board for the Portage Lake District Library, the pulling out of Chassell Township from the library district means Houghton will be able to appoint …

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Heikinpäivä 2018 to Feature Reindeer on Quincy Green

HANCOCK — The reindeer are coming! The reindeer are coming! After several years of waiting, Heikinpäivä festival-goers will be pleased to know that this year’s festival will include three reindeer as part of the outdoor activities on Quincy Green. Thanks to an initiative by Finlandia University President Philip Johnson and …

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Volunteers Needed For Chronic Pain Relief Study

UP Health System – Portage and Michigan Tech are teaming up to compare various methods of charging pain-treatment implants for patients with chronic back and lower limb pain. The results of this study will be used to create a new charging system for patients who have pain-mediating implants.  The primary …

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Campioni Remembered For More Than Groceries

Keweenaw residents say goodbye to long time friend and fellow community member Pat Campioni, who died Monday at his winter home in Florida. A third generation grocer, Campioni was the name sake of Pats foods, a chain of nine Upper Peninsula stores still owned and operated by the family today. …

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Vaccinations Key To Children’s Health

With this year’s flu season gaining attention on a national level, area parents are being reminded of the importance of immunization. The dominant strain of the current virus is known as H3N2 and is also believed to be behind two other severe flu seasons of recent years. “We are very …

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