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Flood Victims: Here Is The Help You Need

July 13, 2018 TO ALL HOUGHTON COUNTY RESIDENTS AFFECTED BY THE 2018 FLOODS This letter is being distributed as a guide regarding the assistance that is available for Houghton County residents that have been affected by the recent floods. First, if you need assistance cleaning out the flood damaged areas …

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Flood Recovery Suffers Temporary Setback

With the heavy Wednesday night/Thursday morning rains, the Houghton County Road Commission reported an additional 18 roads that sustained damage. By the end of yesterday however, all of those road were made passable with the exception of Pewabic Street in Ripley and 8th Street in Hubble. The list of roads …

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Recent Flood Causes New Wave Of Beach Advisories

July 13, 2018–According to the National Weather Service, communities across the Western Upper Peninsula received between 1-5 inches of rain throughout the early morning hours of July 12th. Water samples collected from Canal/Portage Lake waterways on July 12th indicated very high levels of both E.Coli and Fecal Coliform bacteria. WUPHD is …

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Vote On New Medical Care Facility Name

It’s been nearly a year and a half since construction began at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility and as the new portion is about to go into service, they are asking you to help choose its name. Construction began in March of last year on the 12,500 square foot …

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Phase 1 Of Disaster Relief Fund Distribution Begins

The distribution process is underway for monies donated to the Disaster Relief Fund, set up by the Keweenaw Community Foundation following the Father’s Day Flood. The initial funding will result in the distribution of $1,000 Visa gift cards to those individuals whose homes falls under the majorly or completely destroyed …

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Déjà vu: Flood Waters Strike Again

Another round of rain and another round of flooding. A reported three to four inches of rain fell in parts of Houghton County last night, overwhelming the local drainage system that had barely begun to recover from the damage caused in last month’s storm. M-26 had to be closed in …

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Registration For Houghton County Fair Now Open

Online registration for the Houghton County Fair is now open. An entry form can also be downloaded from the fair’s website and mailed in. The Fair Board will meet this evening at 7pm in the SISU Room of the Houghton County Arena.  The public is welcome to attend. The fair …

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