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Finlandia Softball Sweeps – Friday Sports Wrap

Click on the bold scores for more details. MLB Detroit pitchers gave up three home runs and eight walks yesterday, as the Tigers lost to the Minnesota Twins 11-5. Jordan Zimmermann struggled with his control, and was charged with five runs before leaving with two outs in the fifth inning. Anibal …

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Self-Driving Cars and Bright-Burning Stars

Michigan Tech is one of eight universities selected to participate in a competition to design, build and test a fully autonomous passenger vehicle. The AutoDrive Challenge is hosted by General Motors and SAE International. The students will take a Chevy Bolt, outfit it with self-driving technology and test it on …

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Little Brothers Needs Drivers For Easter Dinner

Sitting down to a great dinner with family and friends–for many of us it’s the best part of any holiday. Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly is once again making sure local seniors won’t miss out on those special moments this Easter. Executive Director Cathy Aten says Little Brothers provides …

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West Side Story Opens Tonight At The Rozsa

“I Feel Pretty”, ”Officer Krupke” and “America”–just a few of the iconic tunes that are part of the Tech Theatre’s production of West Side Story. With roughly 30 cast members and three times that many working behind the scenes, Director Trish Helsel says the show is an ambitious undertaking. Helsel-041317-1 …

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Spring Clean Up In Houghton Begins

Spring is here and so is the time for Spring Clean-Up. Houghton City Manager Eric Waara told the city council at their regular meeting Wednesday that the public works department has been busy cleaning up after the winter season. Waara said a cleanup at Kestner Park is also being done …

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Scouts Take Notice Of Team Copper Country Players

The national champions Team Copper Country are back home from their successful run. The team won the U-18 Tier Two national championship game Monday afternoon, 5-2 over the Clarence, New York Mustangs. Coach Mikka Stipich says scouts took notice of how well the boys from the Copper Country were playing. …

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State Equalized Value Of Houghton County Rises

The Houghton County Board of Commissioners was told that evaluation in the county will increase just slightly in 2017. At their April meeting Tuesday, Equalization director John Partanen said the increase in state equalized value will rise about one-tenth of one percent. Partanen said some townships in the county may …

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