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Flag Contest For Franklin Township

A Houghton County community is boosting town pride and calling on its residents and neighbors to help do so with a public designing contest. Franklin Township will be selecting a design for its official township flag this summer and is currently accepting contest entries. Inside the township offices are both …

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Critical Need For O-, A-, and O+ Blood Types

The U.P. Regional Blood Center is experiencing a critical need for O-negative, A-negative and O-positive blood types. If you meet the requirements, you’re asked to please consider giving the “gift of life.” Donors must be healthy, hydrated, at least 110 lbs., at least 17 years of age, have a picture …

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Dianda Calls For Investigation Into High Gas Prices

State Representative Scott Dianda wants the state attorney general to investigate Michigan’s high gas prices. The Calumet Democrat sent a letter to Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette Wednesday asking him to begin the investigation. Michigan gas prices currently rank higher than the national average, and in many places exceed $3.00 …

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Old Ranger III Lifeboats Put On Display

It’s a seven hour trip from the Houghton dock to Isle Royale and the Ranger III is the primary vessel that takes passengers and their cargo take to the park. As you can imagine, this is a complicated piece of machinery that’s very well maintained and kept up to date. …

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