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Menominee undersheriff named

MENOMINEE — Menominee County Sheriff Michael Holmes has appointed Sgt. Thomas Draze as undersheriff of the Menominee County Sheriffs Office. Draze started with the Menominee County Sheriff’s Office in 1997 as a road patrol deputy. In 2003, he began serving as a K-9 handler, first with ...

Shelter awarded grant funds

ONTONAGON — Ontonagon County Animal Protection Inc., was awarded a $2,055 Animal Welfare Fund grant from the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. The Animal Welfare Fund is supported by Michiganders during tax season when they check the fund’s box on Form 4642, ...

Worker accused of taping patient

RHINELANDER, Wis. — A Rhinelander hospital employee is accused of secretly videotaping an unclothed patient. The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office says the 31-year-old Three Lakes man was arrested on possible charges of capturing a representation of nudity without the consent of the ...

Benefit for Coach Dan Rouleau

HANCOCK — Today, a benefit for retired hockey coach, Dan Rouleau, will be held during the Hancock Bulldog hockey game vs. Calumet at the Houghton County Arena at 7 p.m. Dan was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease about 11 years ago and has had recurring medical expenses since. Most ...

UP has 24 more virus cases

IRON MOUNTAIN — State data Wednesday showed a total of 24 new confirmed COVID-19 positives and no new deaths in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, as the pace of new cases continues to slow. Across the border, Wisconsin health officials listed a new coronavirus-related death in Marinette County, ...

Houghton student looks to repeat as Poetry Out Loud finalist

HOUGHTON — One of last year’s finalists in the Michigan Poetry Out Loud competition is looking to repeat the feat this year. Adeline Frazier, a 10th-grader at Houghton High School, will compete at the state level again after winning the school level. This year’s contest was conducted ...

New COVID-19 cases declining

ESCANABA — As of Tuesday, the U.P. had 16,336 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of 17 cases in 24 hours, 4,014 probable cases, 383 deaths and 93 probable deaths linked to the disease, according to state officials. The figure does not include prisoners in the Michigan Department of ...

Wisconsin wolf hunt target exceeded, season closed early

MADISON, Wis. — Hunters and trappers blew past Wisconsin’s wolf kill target in less than 72 hours, forcing a premature end to a hunt that initially wasn’t supposed to happen for another nine months and raising the ire of animal rights activists. The Department of Natural Resources ...

LMAS offers free COVID-19 testing Friday

NEWBERRY — The Luce-Mackinac-Alger-Schoolcraft District Health Department will conduct free COVID-19 testing at its Luce County Office from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday. Individuals do not have to be residents of Luce County to participate. Minors can be tested if accompanied by a parent or ...

Airport to again receive $1M grant

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County has again qualified for a federal grant of more than $1 million to help support Ford Airport through the pandemic. The county in 2021 is eligible for up to $1,012, 308, Controller Brian Bousley reported during the county board’s Zoom meeting Monday. The ...

Village clerk submits resignation

CALUMET — Kevin Weir, recently re-appointed to the village clerk position, submitted his resignation to the village council Friday, citing a number of reasons, including a lack of communication between government officials, which he said, is not new. He also cited the village council’s ...

Officials update vaccine effort

ESCANABA — Public Health Delta & Menominee Counties provided an update on COVID-19 vaccination efforts in the area. On Feb. 15, PHDM received 500 first doses of the Moderna vaccine. Two hundred of these doses were shipped to the Delta County office and 300 were shipped to the Menominee ...

Skiers enjoy Barnelopet

HANCOCK — The clang of bells welcomed skiers back as they crossed the finish line for this year’s Barnelopet Sunday. It was the 14th year for the children’s ski race, held at the Maasto Hiihto trails in Hancock. About 50 skiers participated in this year’s event, which is a typical ...

Fireplace blamed for house fire

MASONVILLE TOWNSHIP — Embers from a fireplace are being blamed for a fire that damaged a Masonville Township home Saturday, according to the Masonville Township. Fire Department. At 5:17 p.m., Masonville firefighters was dispatched to 7953 Alger Delta 43rd Road for a structure fire. Upon ...

Budget prep underway in city of Gladstone

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone City Commission held budget work sessions last week. While City Manager Eric Buckman said the commission won’t have solid numbers on upcoming projects until the middle of March, he was able to confirm that the General Fund will be coming in under ...

DNR offers tips for ice fishing safely

ESCANABA — This winter, Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) officers have assisted numerous anglers who’ve fallen through thin ice. DNR Public Information Officer John Pepin advised anyone who plans to go onto Lake Michigan to learn safety precautions before heading out. Though ...

DIDHD to get more vaccinations this week

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson-Iron District Health Department will accept new appointments this week for COVID-19 vaccinations for those within the Phase 1B Priority One and Two groups. The Phase 1B Priority One group includes those age 65 and older. The Phase 1B Priority Two group is first ...