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River Valley Bank Donates $40,000 To Flood Relief

River Valley Bank is helping flood victims by exceeding their fundraising goal for the Portage Health Foundation’s Flood with Love initiative. The bank put out a challenge to the community that the River Valley Bank Foundation would match up to $20,000 in donations to the flood relief effort. The drive …

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Trip To Lansing Secures Additional State Aid

Good news came earlier than expected for municipalities in Houghton County who have been seeking state aid to help fund road repairs. The governor’s decision to have the state pay the required FEMA match for Houghton County is believed to be a result from a recent trip to Lansing from …

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Wings Fall in Shootout – Tuesday Sports Wrap

Click on the blue links for more details. High School In high school volleyball tonight… – Houghton entertains Iron Mountain. – Hancock visits Westwood. – Calumet travels to Negaunee. – Dollar Bay-Tamarack City and Watersmeet compete at a triangular at Lake Linden-Hubbell. – Chassell journeys to Bessemer. – L’Anse plays …

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City of Bessemer receives certification as Redevelopment Ready Community

LANSING, Mich. – For establishing a solid foundation to attract private investment and further build on municipality assets, the city of Bessemer has been awarded Redevelopment Ready Communities (RRC) certification, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced today. The MEDC will formally present the award in recognition of the city’s new designation at a community …

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Two More Wolves Transported to Isle Royale

HOUGHTON, MICH- The National Park Service and partners transported two more wolves to Isle Royale this week. On Tuesday, Oct. 2, a female wolf was transported by the NPS boat BEAVER from Grand Portage, Minnesota, and released in the park.   On Thursday, Oct. 4, another female wolf was flown on the US Fish …

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SBA Physical Damage Application Deadline is Nov. 6 for Michigan Residents Affected by June Severe Storms and Flooding

ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) encourages businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters to apply for a disaster loan before the Nov. 6 deadline. Anyone in the declared counties in Michigan with damages caused by the severe storms and flooding on June 16-17, 2018 …

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State Will Cover 100% Of Local FEMA Match

Lansing — Gov. Rick Snyder has authorized additional money to cover up to $7.4 million in matching funds Upper Peninsula grant recipients are required to pay under the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) public assistance program. June floods caused significant damage to portions of Gogebic, Houghton, and Menominee counties. A preliminary …

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