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Local AARP Tax Prep Service Not Available This Year

Seniors who typically get help filling out their income tax forms at the Portage Lake District Library will not have the opportunity this year. The service provided by AARP will not be offered, because of COVID-19 concerns. Library Director Dillon Geshel says they’ve received dozens of calls asking about the …

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Supply Tight for VA COVIC-19 Vaccines

Local veterans hoping to get COVID-19 shots through the Oscar G. Johnson VA Center may need to wait a while. Center director Jim Rice says his facility has received 1,200 doses of the Moderna vaccine. All have been either used or allocated to health care workers, Community Living Center patients …

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UPHS-Portage Schedules COVID-19 Vaccines

UP Health System-Portage has scheduled its first COVID-19 vaccine clinics. The clinics are only for those aged 65 and older. They will be held tomorrow between 5:00 and 7:00, Thursday between 3:00 and 7:00, and Saturday between 11:00 and 3:00. Appointments must be scheduled in advance by calling 483-1775.

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Lake Linden-Hubbell Schools Suspend Face-to-Face Instruction

The Lake Linden-Hubbell School District will move entirely to online learning this week. In a letter to the community, Superintendent Brad Codere said two elementary school students tested positive last week, and a positive test of an employee has forced out all but one member of the kitchen staff. Codere …

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Café Rosetta Fined for Contempt of Court

Another fine has been levied against Calumet’s controversial Café Rosetta. Ingham County Circuit Court Judge Wanda Stokes levied a $2,500 contempt of court penalty Friday morning, after business owners refused to honor her earlier order to stop providing indoor service, in violation of the state’s Epidemic Order. In her decision, …

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U.P. Observes Human Trafficking Day

Today is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Stephanie Krieger with the Upper Peninsula Human Trafficking Task Force says the term “human trafficking” can encompass a wide variety of activities… “Quite simply put, one person exploits another person for monetary value.” That can include forcing people into the sex trade, or …

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Health Department Announces Vaccination Procedure

As received from the Western U.P. Health Department: The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department (WUPHD) announces that the agency is set to begin COVID-19 vaccination of residents age 65 years or older. The first clinics will be held beginning Monday, January 11, at both the Hancock and Bessemer locations, with …

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State Police Warn of Increased Scams

As received from the Michigan State Police: Local Law enforcement officials would like to warn the public of on-going frauds and scams that citizens of the eastern Upper Peninsula have experienced recently. A citizen from Chippewa County, reported he received a phone call that his grandson had been involved in …

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Illinois Woman Injured in Keweenaw County Snowmobile Crash

An Illinois woman was hurt in a snowmobile crash in Keweenaw County Wednesday. Officials from the Keweenaw County Sheriff’s department tell us the 22-year-old was northbound on Trail Three near Silver Mine Road when she missed a turn, left the trail, and hit several trees. She was taken to Aspirus …

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COVID-19 Exposure Sites in Marquette County Identified

The Marquette County Health Department has issued an alert about a couple of possible COVID–19 exposure sites. If you visited Canale Tonella Funeral Home December 30th between 3:00 and 7:00, or St. Peter’s Cathedral on December 31st between 1:00 and 3:00, officials suggest you monitor yourself for potential COVID-19 symptoms. …

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