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Youth Beef Steer Registration Deadline Is Tomorrow

The Houghton County Fair Board will meet Thursday, February 14th at 7pm in the SISU Room of the Houghton County Arena in Hancock. The public is welcome to attend. The deadline for Houghton and Keweenaw County youth to register beef steers for the Junior Market Livestock is Friday, February 15th. …

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Iron Mountain VA Wins National Best Patient Experience Award

The following press release was issued by the VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain: IRON MOUNTAIN – The VA’s Veterans Health Administration recognized Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center for providing its patients with outstanding healthcare experiences.   The Iron Mountain-based VA Medical Center received the 2018 Best Experience Award for …

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Rep. Markkanen’s plan helps county road commission facilities

State Representative Greg Markkanen is looking to help county road commissions by giving them more flexibility to improve their facilities and help fix Michigan roads. Under current Michigan law, county road commissions have only up to 15 years to make payments when purchasing property for public use. Markkanen introduced a …

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UPSET West Reducing Heroin Supply, Meth Use Growing

The Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team continues to battle the region’s drug epidemic but funding will be needed to carry on that fight. Houghton City Police Chief John Donnelly gave an update on the reorganizational effort of UPSET West to the city council at their regular meeting Wednesday. The law …

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