White Pine, MI


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.
Picture for Ontonagon County voters reject duo of pension millage proposals

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.
Picture for Ontonagon County votes on millages, candidates

Jose Contreras

Jose Contreras, 67, of Wakefield, died unexpectedly Saturday, July 30, 2022, at Providence Medical Center in Wayne. Visitation will be held Monday, Aug. 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Bressler-Munderloh-Smith Funeral Home in Wakefield, with a prayer service starting at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday, Aug. 9, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Wayne. Burial will be in the Wakefield Cemetery in Wakefield. Lunch will be served at the Wakefield Civic Center following the burial.

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...

Our Community Tour Ontonagon: How the Copper Country got its name

GREENLAND, Mich. (WJMN) – Located outside of Ontonagon, lies a living piece of history that shows how the Copper Country got its name. “So we officially opened in 1850,” said Sarah Aardal, Tour Guide, Adventure Mining Company. “The Copper Rush out here typically ranges between starting around between 1843 and 1848. The first couple months here, everything seemed really promising. The copper here is found in huge veins of the solid copper, which on paper that sounds really good, but unfortunately that makes it very difficult to remove. And so that was kind of our downfall, that our copper here is too large and too pure. And so it was just a lot of looks like trying to stay afloat and break even but eventually weren’t able to do that. And in 1920, we had to shut down and the bank reclaimed some property so at the end of the experience, Adventure Mining Company was doomed to failure. For a long time the mine was just pretty much the sphere locals were able to just come in and do whatever they wanted. And that’s really not good. Especially because if people get lost, fall, and it’s just not safe, not cool. And it was eventually bought up in I believe the ’70s and they also started doing tours around that time. It wasn’t nearly as commercialized as we are here. So like swapped hands for a couple more times after that. But then about 2005 the man that signs my paychecks, brought it up and so yeah, he turned it into what we see here today.”

National Hammock Day: Best Places to Hammock in Michigan

Today is National Hammock Day and hanging my hammock is one of the most relaxing, enjoyable hobbies that I have! They do call me the Hip Hop Hippie after all. I actually have mine in my trunk so I can throw it up anytime I find a great location. The two spots that I love to hang my hammock is in some pines or next to a body of water. But I also enjoy throwing it up on a couple of trees in my backyard when I can’t sneak away to a spot.

MSP investigates truck vs. pedestrian crash

ONTONAGON, Mich. (WJMN) – Around 9:30 a.m. on June 24, Michigan State Police Troopers from the Wakefield Post were called to the intersection of S. Seventh Street and Greenland Road in Ontonagon for a truck vs. pedestrian crash. Investigation revealed that a 69-year-old woman from Waukesha, Wisconsin was crossing...