Recent Updates

Hancock City Council Meeting Recap

At yesterday’s Hancock city council meeting, the $7.4 million budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year was presented. Among the highlights are $10,000 to establish a parks and recreation endowment, $20,000 for a bridge replacement at the Maasto Hiito Ski Trail and $40,000 for local street paving. The council was also …

Read More »

Portage Lake Bridge Rehab Project Meetings

The cities of Houghton and Hancock will hold a special joint council meeting later today at the Lakeview Manor Community Room. The councils will receive a presentation from MDOT Project Manager Alan Anderson on the upcoming $5.3 million Portage Lake Lift Bridge rehab project and discuss traffic detours and routes. …

Read More »

Missing Boy Found

A six-year-old boy is back home after he went missing yesterday afternoon. The Houghton County Sheriff’s office was dispatched to Lahti Road in Portage Township at around 4:30pm to investigate the missing child. Deputies arrived on scene and located the juvenile just after 5 o’clock.

Read More »