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Koski Motion Denied

The motion to reopen the case of the man at the center of the wolf hunt controversy has been denied. The Ontonagon County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office says Judge Wisti denied the motion to withdraw 68-year-old John Koski’s plea and vacate his sentence at a hearing last week in Ontonagon County …

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Ontonagon Man Faces Jail Time for Forgery

An Ontonagon man faces a possible 37-year jail sentence for allegedly forging and cashing checks from an unfinished construction job in the City of Gladstone. UPSET detectives assisted troopers from the Gladstone Post of the Michigan State Police with the arrest of 46-year-old Bruce Michael Sever. He’s charged with larceny …

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Three People Arrested on Drug and Alcohol Charges

Three people in Ontonagon County were taken into custody for various drug and alcohol related offenses late last week. Deputies from the Ontonagon County Sheriff’s Office say the three were arrested shortly after 6:30 p.m on Thursday. A 23-year-old Ontonagon woman was arrested for several offenses including operating under the …

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Bulleit Named Assistant Dean of Students

Laura Bulleit has accepted the position at Michigan Tech of assistant dean of students, having served as the interim for the last nine months. Bulleit taught two sections of the University’s college success course last fall and also taught as a substitute teacher in the area schools. Bulleit was the …

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MTU’s Women in Engineering Program

This week, more than 150 high school girls from across the nation who are interested in engineering careers are coming to Michigan Technological University for an intensive Women in Engineering program. Each participant won a $1,000 scholarship to the competitive program, to cover tuition, room and board, and supplies. Participants …

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Veto May Come for E-Cig Bill

Governor Rick Snyder is strongly hinting that he may veto legislation to prevent minors from buying electronic cigarettes because he does not think it would go far enough. He says he’s had issues with the bill so it’s going to get special attention. The governor and others have said the …

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Jurmu Shines in North All-Star Win – Sunday Sports Wrap

MLB: Tigers Win in 10th Miguel Cabrera’s double drove in the winning run in the top of the 10th inning, as the Tigers edged the Indians 5-4 Saturday. Justin Verlander revisited his mechanics, and turned in seven strong innings… giving up two runs on four hits, and striking out eight. …

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Joint Meeting Recap

MDOT will be starting work on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge Rehab project this winter and representatives were present yesterday during a special joint meeting of the Houghton and Hancock city councils. Project Manager Alan Anderson presented the details of the $5.3 million project and took questions from those in …

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Relay for Life

Show your support for the fight against cancer by stopping by Houghton High School today for this year’s Houghton County Relay for Life. This year’s theme is “be a kid again” and there will be all kinds of fun and games at the event. Local chairperson Mary Ann Schulze says …

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Art and Music Festival

The 12th annual Houghton Art and Music Festival will be held on the upper parking deck in downtown Houghton this Saturday. Local and regional artists will be selling stained glass, pottery, jewelry, fiber art, paintings and photography. Live music performers will be present as well as family activities include the …

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