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Mobile food pantry comes to Ontonagon in September

ONTONAGON, Mich. (WJMN) – A mobile food pantry which is being hosted by the Ontonagon Village Fire Hall is coming on Wednesday, September 7 at noon. There will be enough food for roughly 300 families and will be distributed on a first-come first-serve basis. You won’t need an ID...
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UP schools to see budget increases for 2022-23 academic year

MARQUETTE, BREITUNG TOWNSHIP & EWEN Mich. (WLUC) - Many U.P. schools often struggle with balancing their budgets, but this year that may be changing. This comes after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed a historic bipartisan education budget in July. State funding per student is up from $8,700 in 2021, to $9,150 in 2022. $250 million is also allocated to improving school facilities across the state.
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Houghton County native killed fighting fires in Oregon

DOUGLAS COUNTY, OREGON— The body of a Toivola firefighter killed while battling a wildfire in Oregon last week has been brought home. Collin Hagan, 27, was with the Craig Interagency Hot Shots from Colorado. He was hit by a falling tree Wednesday while working on the Big Swamp fire in the Willamette National Forest.
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Ontonagon County Historical Society Museum recovers from mold scare

ONTONAGON Mich. (WLUC) - During the outbreak of COVID-19 in 2020, the Ontonagon County Historical Society’s Museum was closed. This resulted in a spread of mold due to trapped moisture. Organic materials such as historical clothing and artworks were especially affected. “When it was closed, we didn’t have proper...
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FIRE FIGHTER HONORED DURING PROCESSION TO AIRPORT

Fallen fire fighter Collin Hagan was honored in a procession that went from St. Joseph’s Church to the Roseburg Regional Airport on Saturday morning. The 27-year old from Toivola, Michigan died on Wednesday while assigned to the Big Swamp Fire near Oakridge. An initial report said Hagan was critically injured after being struck by a tree. Despite efforts by emergency crews on the scene, Hagan succumbed to his injuries.
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Copper Country rabbit rescue helps out in hoarding case

LARIUM, Mich. (WJMN) – A non-profit rabbit rescue in the Copper Country is helping rehab five rabbits taken from a suspected hoarding situation in Wisconsin. Hoppily-Ever-After which is located in Laurium opened its doors less than a year ago. Already over capacity, they say there is a great need to help these animals find a home.
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Michigan wildland firefighter killed by falling tree while battling Oregon forest fire

A wildland firefighter from Michigan was killed by a falling tree while battling a forest fire in Oregon with his hotshot crew last week, the U.S. Forest Service announced. Collin Hagan, 27, of Toivola, died while battling the Big Swamp fire in the Willamette National Forest near Oakridge, Ore., when a tree fell on him, on Wednesday, Aug. 10, causing fatal injuries, officials said. He was part of the Craig Interagency Hotshots from Colorado, which had been assigned to the fire.
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Ontonagon County voters reject duo of pension millage proposals

ONTONAGON, Mich. (WLUC) - Ontonagon voters cast their ballots and, according to Ontonagon Village officials, have made their views clear. The Village asked its property owners for 20 mills over six years, which would have covered its MERS pension obligation stemming from the sale of the Ontonagon Memorial Hospital in 2007. Additionally, the County asked property owners for two mills over six years for the same purpose.
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Ontonagon County votes on millages, candidates

ONTONAGON, Mich. (WLUC) - Voting took place all across Ontonagon County on Election Day, including at the Ontonagon Township Library. By 3:00 p.m., 617 votes were submitted at the library, with 50 to 60 absentee ballots still to be processed. Polling officials say that it is on track to be a normal turnout, which is usually around 1,200 people.
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Upper Peninsula Firefighter Dies In Oregon Wildfire

An Upper Peninsula firefighter has died while helping to battle wildfires out in Oregon. The Douglas County Sheriff and the U.S. Forest Service made the announcement on Thursday of the death of 27-year-old Collin Hagan from the Houghton County Town of Toivola. The details are posted below:. PRESS RELEASE DOUGLAS...
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Multiple UP fire departments hold procession for Toivola wildland firefighter

HANCOCK, Mich. (WLUC) - A procession was held Saturday evening for Collin Hagan, the 27-year-old wildland firefighter from Toivola who died Wednesday while battling a fire in Oregon. It began at the Houghton County Memorial Airport around 8:45 p.m. with several local fire departments participating, including those from Baraga, Houghton...
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Ontonagon County Fair happening this weekend in Greenland

GREENLAND, Mich. (WLUC) - The Ontonagon County Fair has come again to the fairgrounds in Greenland. Participants and organizers worked hard on Friday to prepare the fairgrounds for the festivities starting Saturday. “Tomorrow we can expect that we’ll have a cattle sorting starting off right away in the morning,” said...
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Do Good in the Copper Country to honor volunteerism

HANCOCK, MI— The Portage Health Foundation will honor volunteerism through a new program called Do Good in the Copper Country. It will celebrate one nominated volunteer each month and connect volunteers with opportunities in Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw, and Ontonagon counties. Organizations or events looking for help can submit their opportunities on the Do Good website at www.dogoodcc.org.
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Firefighter Killed At Big Swamp Fire

A firefighter has been killed on the Big Swamp Fire near Oakridge. 27-year-old Collin Hagan, of Toivola, Michigan was hit by a tree and despite lifesaving efforts by EMS personnel he died from his injuries. Hagan was a wildland firefighter assigned to the Craig Interagency Hotshot Crew based out of...
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Road work set to begin in Gogebic and Ontonagon Counties

BERGLAND, Mich. (WLUC) - Construction is beginning Monday July 25, near the Bergland area, from Old M-28 to M-64 North Junction. The resurfacing project totals thirteen miles in length. M-DOT says motorists should expect intermittent single lane closures throughout the project. Completion is set for September.
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M-DOT Begins Work on M-28 In Western U.P. On Monday

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is investing about $3 million to resurface 12.7 miles of M-28 from Old M-28 to the M-64 north junction in Ontonagon and Gogebic counties. Work includes asphalt cold milling and resurfacing, shoulder widening, aggregate shoulders, concrete curb and gutter, and pavement markings. The work...
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