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Company confirms operations in Porkies

HOUGHTON — Officials with Highland Copper Company, Inc., of Longueuil, Canada, said recently Tuesday that it is conducting exploratory drilling in the Porcupine Wilderness State Park Tuesday to define what resources it has in the eastern section of the Copperwood copper-silver deposit, which ...

Distinguished Alumni Award

L’ANSE — Ford Motor Company Executive Rick Popp has been chosen as L’Anse Sacred Heart School’s Distinguished Alumnus for 2017. This award is given each year to a SHS alum that evangelizes through his/her life and shows exactly what it means to live their faith, as well as give back to ...

Pathways seeks Clubhouse: Facility would be site for the mentally ill

MARQUETTE — Pathways Community Mental Health is looking for a place for its Clubhouse project. A Clubhouse, part of an international model, is not a recreation center but a recovery-focused community offering people with mental illness the chance to achieve their full potential. ...

Students react to order, Tech administration

By GARRETT NEESE Special to the Journal HOUGHTON — The executive order banning travel to the U.S. from citizens of seven countries puts stress on international students and their families, and doesn’t make the country safer, Michigan Technological University international students ...

Mastering gardening in U.P.

MARQUETTE — If looking at photographs of topiaries, giant rhubarb and a bee hotel in places like Hampton Court and Hever Castle Gardens don’t inspire you, maybe the Upper Peninsula Master Gardeners Association isn’t for you. If they do, perhaps it is. Michigan State University ...

Ice wine on tap in Delta County

ESCANABA —Two local wineries are creating something sweet this winter. Leigh’s Garden Winery in Escanaba and Northern Sun Winery of Bark River are making ice wine at their locations — a wine unique to cold climates. According to Carrie Bartel, tasting room manager at Leigh’s Garden ...

Fundraising underway for Samsung project

MARQUETTE — A crowdsourcing fundraiser has been set up for Marquette Area Public Schools to help with a nationwide technology competition. MAPS grant writer Sara Cambensy and Marquette Senior High School science teacher Rebecca Simmons have written a state-level winning grant in the ...

Delta Animal Shelter has successful year in 2016

ESCANABA — It was a busy yet successful 2016 for the Delta Animal Shelter. According to Delta Animal Shelter Manager Susan Gartland, the shelter staff couldn’t be more excited to see what 2017 has in store. Over the past year, Gartland explained the shelter maintained its no-kill status ...

Little Presque Isle

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources expects a final decision this winter on its non-motorized trails designations at Little Presque Isle, a popular recreation site located off Marquette County Road 550 in Marquette Township, according to a Michigan Department of Natural ...

KBIC investing in casino staff

BARAGA — The Ojibwa casinos manager is focused on making sure the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community’s $40 million in casino upgrades pays off by investing in one of the tribe’s biggest resources — its staff. “My experiences at the top … have been really good,” a thankful Wren told ...

National park service recognizes employee

By KURT HAUGLIE Houghton Daily Mining Gazette CALUMET — For Lynette Webber, helping people remember the copper mining era is an important part of her job at the Keweenaw National Historical Park, and for her efforts she recently received an award from the National Park Service. Webber, ...

Natural Resources Trust Fund concludes anniversary year

From the Michigan Department of Natural Resources MARQUETTE — As 2016 winds down, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources concludes its year-long celebration marking the 40th anniversary of the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund. Since its inception in 1976, the Trust Fund ...

Local family donates for new bridge

HOUGHTON — The Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club has kicked off its capital campaign with a local family’s significant donation toward the cost of replacing the Sisu Bridge in the Swedetown Creek Gorge. David Meyers, a 1944 graduate of Chassell High School and now a resident of Port Richey, ...

HEET helps heat homes

CALUMET — It’s the day after Thanksgiving, and Joann Peterson is very, very grateful. “This has been unreal,” she says. “You can’t imagine how happy I am.” Peterson is one of the dozens of Copper Country residents who’ve been assisted by the Houghton Energy Efficiency Team, ...

Lower Tahquamenon Falls prep for quiet winter recreation

NEWBERRY — Tahquamenon Falls State Park will provide an improved area at the Lower Falls for quiet recreation beginning this winter. Enhancements include an enlarged plowed parking area, trailhead, marked snowshoe trails and dog sled rides. “We have seen an increased interest in ...

Gwinn Middle School students to learn CPR

GWINN — Students at Gwinn Middle School had an opportunity to be trained in the American Heart Association’s Family and Friends CPR Program in Angela Micheau’s eighth-grade health education class. “I have to give a lot of credit to one of our bus drivers, Dave Oysti, for planting ...

Reunited and it feels so good!

MARQUETTE — You never know when or where romance will pop up. The amorously unexpected recently happened to Sue Davenport and Wayne Bessolo. The 72-year-olds had gone to school together in Negaunee, graduating in 1962. That’s when they went their separate ways. Davenport said she ...

RED Friday

MARQUETTE - Even though Friday was Veterans Day, the men and women still serving overseas are in people's minds.Heather Modell, a manager at Remies, said the bar is bringing the RED Friday campaign to the Marquette area.RED stands for "Remember Everyone Deployed," she said.The campaign kicked ...

Another day in the park

MARQUETTE - The gardening season's pretty much over for the year, but there are a few vestiges of color in Park Cemetery, many of them because of the hard work of Jeannette Hauver.It's work that hasn't gone unappreciated. Recently, Hauver received special recognition for her volunteer garden ...

OSF groundbreaking held

GLADSTONE - A ground breaking ceremony was held last week for OSF St. Francis Hospital and Medical Group's new clinic in Gladstone. Officials from the hospital, medical staff, contractors, and many others were attendance for the ceremony.The new clinic is slated to be complete in May of 2017 ...