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Houghton High senior pushing for adaptive sports opportunities

Maria Velat was a captain on the Houghton High School cross country team as a sophomore, with hopes of pursuing sports in college. All of that changed dramatically with the rapid onset of transverse myelitis. In a matter of days, she went from participating in meets to being unable to …

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Calumet Theatre adopts new insurance policy

Calumet Theatre Company Board President Dan Jamison says the operating entity for the venerable historic building has agreed to a new insurance policy for the venue. Not only is the coverage more comprehensive than its predecessor, it is specifically tailored for the entertainment industry. Jamison says a copy has been …

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Sign partially dismantled on Sharon Avenue

A new business advertisement may have been too hot for a prime location on Sharon Avenue. The Fire Station Cannabis Company has partially dismantled a large sign near the intersection of Sharon and Ridge Road. Houghton City Manager Eric Waara says it isn’t gone for good yet. Waara says he …

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Pennsylvania man kills one, wounds another in Marenisco

At around 1:15 AM Christmas Eve a 30-year-old Pennsylvania man allegedly shot two men at a cabin in Marenisco, killing one. Gogebic County Sheriff’s Office is the lead investigative agency, and put out a press release on the incident detailing the charges. Nicholas Millard of Spring Mills, Pennsylvania faces four …

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Giving Tuesday results

Thursday and Friday afternoons were busy ones at the Portage Health Foundation offices in Hancock, as representatives from several nonprofits picked up their Giving Tuesday donations. Twenty-two organizations took part, receiving almost $650,000 once the match from PHF was figured in. The total was roughly $50,000 more than last year. …

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Remembering the Italian Hall tragedy

Above freezing temperatures were still in place at 8:00 Christmas Eve as a group gathered on 7th Street in Calumet to pay homage to the victims of the Italian Hall tragedy. Conditions were just right for a somber group singing of Silent Night. The short ceremony was presided over by …

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Twelve Pets of Christmas begins today

Houghton Community Broadcasting is teaming up with the Copper Country Humane Society again this year for 12 Pets of Christmas. Beginning this morning, one animal will be spotlighted on our radio stations each weekday as we look for a permanent home for loving dogs and cats. The partnership runs through …

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Bobcat Found in Dickinson County Recovering with Local Wildlife Rehab

Bobcats are common throughout Michigan. But residents don’t see them that often. The opportunity to help one of the big cats out of a sticky situation is even rarer. But that’s what happened last week when a resident found a bobcat kitten on the side of the road in Dickinson …

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L’Anse trees decorated for a good cause

If you stroll down Broad and Main Streets in L’Anse, you’ll see roughly 40 trees decorated for a great cause. Village Manager Bob LaFave says customers can vote for their favorites by leaving a monetary donation in a box kept near the front door of each participating establishment. Individuals, when …

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White Pine connected to Jingle Bells

James Lord Pierpont, writer of perhaps the most famous Christmas carol in history, has strong family ties to Ontonagon County. Pierpont penned Jingle Bells in the 1850’s, pretty close to the version that is sung to this day. He called it ‘The One-Horse Open Sleigh’ when he first put it …

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