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Ontonagon VFW Fish Fry for cancer

ONTONAGON, Mich. (WLUC) - The UP Sports Fishermen’s Association is hosting its annual Fish Fry for Cancer at the Ontonagon VFW this Saturday, May 22 from 5-8 p.m. The event aligns with the Ontonagon Lake Trout Classic so all of the fish is locally caught. All proceeds will be donated...
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Body of missing teen with autism found in U.P.

PAULDING, MI -- The body of a missing Michigan teen with non-verbal autism was found Monday after a three-day search. According to the Associated Press, Cam Besonen’s body was found at some point in the day but the Ontonagon County Sheriff’s Office did not share details about where the body was found or who found him.
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Teen with autism remains missing in Paulding area

HAIGHT TOWNSHIP, MI-- Hundreds of people continue to search for an Ontonagon County teen missing since Friday. Cam Besonen is autistic and nonverbal. His mother, Jill Keeley-Besonen, says he was last seen Friday around 5:45 p.m. at his home in Paulding. He was wearing a blue, long-sleeve shirt and light blue jeans.
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Aspirus Ontonagon offers daily vaccination opportunities

ONTONAGON, MI-- Aspirus Health is offering COVID-19 vaccinations daily at its Ontonagon clinic. The Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are offered. The Pfizer vaccine is the only one approved for use in teens aged 16 and 17. Vaccinations through the clinic are available by appointment only and will be limited to about 20 people daily, Monday through Friday.
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Aspirus Health expands women’s health services

LAURIUM — Residents of Iron and Ontonagon counties and their surrounding areas no longer need to travel to receive women’s health services. Aspirus Health expanded access to these important services to meet the growing needs of patients. Certified Nurse Midwife Allison Harr, DNP, CNM, is now seeing patients at Aspirus Iron River and Aspirus Ontonagon.
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COVID variant found in Houghton County

HANCOCK — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has identified a variant of COVID-19 that is thought to have emerged in the United Kingdom in five Houghton County cases, the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department announced Monday. “When a variant is identified or suspected, additional measures take place,...
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Upper Great Lakes Family Health Clinics optimize energy use

ONTONAGON, Mich. (WLUC) - Leaders of Upper Great Lakes Family Health Centers (UGL) decided it was time to reduce the facilities’ energy consumption. After thinking about where to begin, a decision was made to start small with switching to LED lighting at the Ontonagon clinic. “They’d been monitoring our usage...
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Watersmeet ambulance progress delayed

Bessemer — The work to provide faster response for ambulance service in the remote areas of Watersmeet Township area has slowed, according to information provided to the Gogebic County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday. The minutes from the Ambulance Committee noted a contract with an ambulance service in Land O’...
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Ontonagon vaccination rate at 25%

HANCOCK — More than 25% of Ontonagon County residents over the age of 16 have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to the latest vaccine numbers that the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department released Monday. A total of 1,291 people, or 25.6%, have received the needed vaccinations, according to the...
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State gives COVID survival grants to Gogebic, Ontonagon businesses

Businesses in Gogebic and Ontonagon counties have received more than $175,000 in grant money through the Michigan Small Business Survival Grant Program, the state recently announced. Twenty-five businesses in Gogebic County received a total of $125,876 in grant funding, according to information from InvestUP, and eight Ontonagon County businesses received...
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Watersmeet Township Schools remain in remote learning through Feb. 5

WATERSMEET, Mich. (WLUC) - One Gogebic County school is continuing remote learning Monday. In a Facebook post, Watersmeet Township School District said students will remain in remote learning Feb. 1 through Feb. 5 because of a high number of COVID-19 cases and exposures. The district said food pick-up will still...
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Gogebic County tops 1,000 total COVID cases

Even as the vaccination process continues, the number of local COVID-19 cases continues to rise; with Gogebic County passing the 1,000-case mark in the last week. The county has had 712 confirmed positive cases and 294 additional probable cases, according to the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department’s Monday update, for a total of 1,006 cases since the presence of the virus was first confirmed in the area in March.