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Mineral museum gets gift for namesake’s 103rd birthday

HOUGHTON — For 120 years, the A. E. Seaman family has supported one of the most renowned mineral museums in North America. The tradition continues. John “Jack” and Phyllis Seaman recently celebrated Jack’s 103rd birthday with a gift to Michigan Technological University’s A. E. ...

Sailing Superior

HOUGHTON — Sea Change Expeditions stopped in Houghton this week as part of a Lake Superior voyage to raise awareness of environmental issues affecting the lake. Directors Mark and Katya Gordon make the trip each year in their 40-foot steelboat with a fresh crew of young adult volunteers from ...

Ontonagon gets state grant for water meters

By Journal Staff ONTONAGON — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Wednesday that a total of $3 million is being awarded to fund infrastructure and public safety enhancements in 11 municipalities, including the village of Ontonagon. Ontonagon was awarded $216,287 for water system enhancement ...

Escanaba VFW Poppy Days kicking off

ESCANABA — Before Memorial Day in 1922, The Veterans of Foreign Wars conducted its first poppy distribution, becoming the first veterans' organization to organize a nationwide distribution. The poppy soon was adopted as the official memorial flower of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the ...

Houghton city manager contract approved

HOUGHTON — Houghton’s city manager has a new contract. The Houghton City Council on Wednesday approved a new contract for Houghton City Manager Eric Waara, whose current contract expires June 30. The two-year contract includes a 3% raise identical to the one negotiated for other city ...

Summer road work planned in region

ESCANABA — The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has several construction projects slated for the upcoming summer months. MDOT is responsible for the maintenance of all US-, M-, and I- routes within the Upper Peninsula. In Delta County, MDOT has work scheduled to begin on Monday ...