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Houghton-Portage Twp Schools To Begin Renovation Planning

Students of Houghton-Portage Township Schools will be able to enjoy some important upgrades in the near future. That’s because voters passed a $10.9 million bond proposal on Tuesday, bringing an end to a multi-year process. Klingbeil-050417-1 Houghton-Portage Twp Schools Superintendent Doreen Klingbeil said, “We started four or five years ago, …

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Dial Help Launches New Mobile Response Team

Dial Help is there 24-7 when a person is experiencing a crisis and needs someone to talk to–simply call their hotline, text or go online. Now they can bring their crisis counseling services directly to you. Dial Help launched their Mobile Response Team in March to provide on-site crisis support …

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Calumet Theatre Introduces New Type Of Raffle

The Calumet Theatre is offering patrons another chance to win cash prizes while helping to support the historic venue. Tickets are on sale for the Monday Money Madness Raffle, each ticket having 52 chances to win. Beginning Monday, September 11th, one winner will be chosen each Monday for the next …

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Houghton-Portage Twp Schools Bond Proposal Passes

Voters in the Houghton-Portage Township School District want to see upgrades to their schools. That’s the result from Tuesday’s election, in which a $10.9 million bond proposal passed with 59 percent of the voters saying yes. The bond, along with the refinancing of preexisting bonds, results in an increase of …

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Voters To Decide Key Ballot Proposals Today

Voters are heading to the polls today to determine the fate of some very important ballot items. The bond proposal for the Houghton-Portage Township Schools is up for a vote once again, after failing by only a handful of votes last year. At $10.9 million, Superintendent Doreen Klingbeil says the …

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Trial Date To Be Set For Marijuana Suspect

A case against a Grand Rapids man accused of selling drugs in the Houghton area is moving forward. 19-year-old Jon David Ettinger appeared in Houghton County Circuit Court on Monday. His attorney requested a trial date be set with another pretrial ahead of it in hopes of working out a …

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