Celebrate Finnish Independence in the Copper Country
For those of you Yoopers with a Finnish background, you can celebrate your heritage in the Copper Country during Finland’s Independence Day. A long-standing tradition will take place Wednesday Dec. 6th at 4:00 P.M. at the Finnish American Heritage Center. The event will include a performance by the Kivajat Dancers, musical selections by pianist Kathleen Alatalo Arten, and a message from Finlandia Foundation National, the new proprietors of the Heritage Center. As part of the event, the Finnish Theme Committee, of the City of Hancock, will announce the 2024 Hankookin Heikki. The chosen honoree will preside over the Heikinpaiva festivities – which take place over several days in January. The program is expected to be about one hour and there is no admission charge, but donations are greatly appreciated. The observance of Finland’s Independence Day marks the 105th consecutive time the Copper Country has marked the occasion.
A Sweet Tour in Houghton: 3 Bakeries That Will Delight Your Palate
In this article, we're exploring three delightful bakeries in Houghton. Have you had the chance to sample any of their treats yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
Santa is coming to Downtown Houghton
Santa will be making an appearance in Downtown Houghton on Saturday for a Winter Wonderland Celebration. The generous Mr. Claus will have his wishlist handy and take requests from children. Kids are also encouraged to bring a letter to give to Santa who will reply by mail to all whose letters are in envelopes that contain a return address. The Downtown Houghton pier will be decorated in a winter theme and a variety of family friendly activities will take place, including horse drawn carriage rides sponsored by Braveworks, photographs with winter themed cartoon characters, free hot cocoa and holiday music playing throughout town. Winter Wonderland takes place this Saturday, December 2nd from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Celebrate the holiday season in Calumet
This season’s festive lineup includes horse drawn wagon rides December 16th, live music from the Copper Country Clown Band, December 9th, 16th and 23rd and Copper Dog’s Kids Rides Event, December 23rd in Agazziz Park. This year a dozen evergreen trees will be placed next to the Calumet...
Tech WBB Drop Hard-Fought Battle At Concordia-St. Paul
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Michigan Tech women's basketball team nearly pulled off a comeback after trailing by eight points with 3:22 remaining in regulation before ultimately slipping up at Concordia-St. Paul, 71-62, inside the Gangelhoff Hall on Tuesday night. "I thought Sara came out really aggressive and confident...
Mont Ripley, MTU collaborate to raise funds for chalet expansion
RIPLEY, Mich. (WLUC) - A crowdfunding effort is underway to raise money for expansions at Mont Ripley. The ski hill is aiming to expand the hill’s chalet, add a top-to-bottom beginner run and increase parking space. An increasing number of annual attendees is making this necessary. Plans for the chalet’s expansion range between $3,000,000 to $5,000,000, according to Mont Ripley General Manager Nick Sirdennis.
Copper Shores Community Health Foundation kicks off Giving Tuesday with a million-dollar mission
MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - Today is Giving Tuesday, a worldwide campaign to spread generosity within your community, and Copper Shores Community Health Foundation in Houghton needs your help to meet its goal to raise funds for charities in the Copper Country. Copper Shores Community Health Foundation (CSCHF) is a nonprofit...
Local Boost: Michigan Tech Receives $838K State Grant for Semiconductor Education and Training
The Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC) has granted $838,000 to Michigan Technological University (MTU) to expand semiconductor education and training in the Upper Peninsula. The grant aims to meet the growing need for skilled technicians and engineers in Michigan's semiconductor industry. It's part of a larger effort to position Michigan as a leader in semiconductor education.
Giving Tuesday in the Copper Country
Today across the nation, hundreds of thousands of dollars will be donated to non–profit groups taking part in the national day of giving. Right here in the Upper Peninsula, in Houghton, the Copper Shores Community Health Foundation held its own giving Tuesday event, to support 30 non-profits organizations. With more details in the Youtube video below, is Keweenaw Bureau reporter Thomas Fournier.
Copper Country Community Art Council to hold 47th annual Poor Artist’s Sale on Saturday
HANCOCK, Mich. (WLUC) - The Copper Country Community Arts Council (CCCAC) will be holding its 47th annual Poor Artist’s sale this weekend. Attendees can browse items made by artists and creators in the area, such as Paige Lewandowski, Robert Kangas, and Jennifer Aho from Keweenaw Pebbles. Sixty-four artists are participating this year, with 11 of them being newcomers to the sale. Items up for grabs include paintings, ornaments, photographs, furniture, rugs and more.
The gas price fluctuate between $2.89 and $3.09 in Houghton as of 2023-11-28. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Tuesday is $3.246, a week ago the price is $3.295 , according to AAA.
DOLLAR BAY – Denise Hanks, age 76, passed away unexpectedly on October 30, 2023. She was born on September 18, 1947, the youngest child of Charles and Martha (Halkola) Heikkinen, was raised in Woodside Location, graduating from Dollar Bay High school and from Suomi College. She worked most of her life in retail and was employed by Walmart at the time of her death. She was a valued and dependable employee and made many friends at work. From childhood on Denise adored animals and her life was filled with many beloved pets. She was a voracious reader and excelled in various types of handwork creating exquisite needlework projects. She designed and sewed dozens of beautiful quilts.
Jets boys basketball survives late push to beat Gremlins, 57-47
HOUGHTON — While it might seem strange to say that the Jeffers Jets boys basketball team escaped from the Houghton Gym Monday night with a win over the Houghton Gremlins in a game they won by 10 points, 57-47, but that is exactly what happened. For the first half,...
The fun in fundraiser
HOUGHTON — The Copper Shores Community Health Foundation celebrated Giving Tuesday with an all-day event at the Copper Country Mall where people could donate to non-profits in person, and also talk with them to learn about their services to the community. Copper Shores had previously hosted its Giving Tuesday...
Larson and Panthers earn first win by topping Blue Bolts
DOLLAR BAY — It was an historic moment for Chassell Panthers boys’ basketball coach Joel Larson and his team on Monday night. The new leader earned a win in his high school-coaching debut. The Panthers downed the Dollar Bay- Tamarack City Blue Bolts, 62-58, on the road. “It...
Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce board applications now open, elections in January
HOUGHTON, Mich. (WLUC) - The Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce is encouraging community members to apply to their board of directors. Business owners and professionals who are members of the chamber are encouraged to apply. Five positions are open, including chamber treasurer. According to KCC President Penny Milkey, the board handles...
Copper Harbor's Submerged Chronicles: Echoes of Shipwrecked History
Copper Harbor whispers tales of maritime misadventures, where the depths cradle memories of storms and the 'City of Ashland,' lost in 1926. The harbor's sunken vessels, like the 'City of Bangor' with its cargo of Chryslers, carve a narrative of resilience and the shipwrecked history that defines the Keweenaw Peninsula. Divers and historians are drawn to these underwater museums, where each wreck narrates its era's story, the people, and their journey into Copper Harbor's annals.
MTU Huskies Ryland Mosley, Matthew Campbell and NMU Wildcat Beni Halasz earn CCHA weekly honors
MTU Huskies Ryland Mosley, Matthew Campbell and NMU Wildcat Beni Halasz earn CCHA weekly honors.
State Grant to Fund Major Expansion of Semiconductor Education at Michigan Tech
Michigan Technological University will receive $838,000 from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to support a major expansion of semiconductor education and training programs across the Upper Peninsula. Through the expanded programs, Michigan Tech will establish a talent pipeline to meet Michigan’s increased demand for engineering professionals and skilled technicians...