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It’s Soup-A-Bowl This Weekend

For Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design this weekend’s big event isn’t taking place at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, it’s taking place right in the Jutila Center as students, alumni, community members and employees are getting together for the annual Soup-A-Bowl. This annual event takes place from …

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Frigid Temps Cause Concern Over Freezing Pipes

Think Spring. But in the mean time, don’t forget it’s winter.  Roads, sidewalks, and roofs require snow removal.  Diesel engines require a fuel additive to tackle the brisk conditions.  And homes require a little bit of preventative maintenance as well. Houghton City Manager Eric Waara said, “It’s winter. We have had …

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Chassell Farm Receives Grant From MDARD

A local farm is one of 10 recipients of grant money from the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. Superior Honey Farm of Chassell will receive $11,100 to expand processing and develop a new product line of creamed honey. The various projects throughout the state were awarded funds under …

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Grant Supports Local Hockey

More than $3,000 has been awarded to two local organizations supporting youth ice hockey programs throughout the Copper Country Junior Hockey Association territory. That announcement comes from the Copper Country Youth Hockey Endowment Advisory Committee of the Keweenaw Community Foundation. The grant recipients are Team Copper Country to help sustain the …

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Two People Injured In Crash Thursday

Two people were injured in a crash Thursday afternoon in Osceola Township. Houghton County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a two vehicle crash on Highway M-26 near Airport Park Road shortly after 2pm. Authorities say a vehicle driven by a 58-year-old man from Macomb, Michigan was heading south on Airport Park …

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Wisconsin Woman Dies Following Snowmobile Crash

A snowmobiler who was involved in an accident on January 17th has died from injuries she sustained in the crash. The Keweenaw County Sheriff’s Office says deputies were dispatched to the accident that happened on Trail 134 in Grant Township. A snowmobile driven by 27-year-old Julie Mentink from Sheboygan, Wisconsin …

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Charity Hockey Game Helps Victims Of Crime & Fire

Tickets are still on sale for the annual Pigs N Heat Hockey Game, being held this Saturday night at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena. Tickets are just $3 each or two for $5 and money raised will provide assistance to local residents who are victims of crime or fire. …

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After School Open Shop Available For Students

It’s no secret that the education system in the Keweenaw is known for being tech savvy. Students learn at an early age how to combat problems with ecology, utilizing the cyber world and acquiring practical knowledge that they will carry into adulthood. One such program that assists young aspiring pupils …

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Funding Available To Fight Food Insecurity

The Portage Health Foundation is currently accepting requests for funding proposals that will have an impact on community health and wellness while addressing the systemic health needs and risk factors of the broader community. Over the past two years, the foundation has researched the ways in which food insecurities and …

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