News In The Upper Peninsula
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Features Senior Meals celebrates 40th anniversary
HANCOCK – It was March 22 in 1972 that the Older Americans Act Nutrition Programs passed, paving the way for senior meal programs all over the United States, including here in the Copper Country.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Education Gladstone school board approves bond sale
GLADASTONE - The Gladstone School Board authorized the sale of the bonds to fund the $7.5 million dollar renovation of the district’s elementary school buildings. AUDIO
Monday, March 19, 2012
People Mary Altman turns 105 at PortagePointe
HANCOCK – Ask anyone at PortagePointe about Mary Altman, and smiles are all you’ll see. The 105-year-old resident of PortagePointe has that affect on people.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Roads MDOT to invest $49 million in U.P. in 2012
ESCANABA — The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) plans to invest $49 million in the Upper Peninsula this year, including $39 million to repair 202 miles of state highways, and $4 million to repair 11 bridges.
People German exchange student enjoys stay in the U.P.
ESCANABA - A German exchange student at the Escanaba High School said he enjoys living in Escanaba despite coming from a city of 500-thousand in the eastern part of Germany. AUDIO
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
News NewPage asks unions to renegotiate contracts
ESCANABA - NewPage Corporation is asking the unions at all of its paper mills including the one in Escanaba to renegotiate their contracts. AUDIO
Monday, March 12, 2012
Politics Benishek kicks off campaign for second Congressional term
IRON MOUNTAIN - Congressman Dan Benishek today is announcing his intention to run for a second term. The Crystal Falls Republican kicked off his campaign at the Dickinson Medical Building in Iron Mountain.AUDIO
Friday, March 9, 2012
News U.P. Boy Scout Council votes to merge with Wisconsin council
MARQUETTE - The Boy Scout council in the Upper Peninsula will be merging with a council in Wisconsin.
Education Holy Name student places first in state spelling bee
ESCANABA – Holy Name Catholic School student Rushil Kasetty is the top 6th grade speller in Michigan, according to the Michigan Knights of Columbus. AUDIO
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Community Off Road Icebreaker truck awaits ice thaw, raises money for charity
ESCANABA - The ice and snow has been melting around the Bays de Noc so now might be a good time to buy a ticket for the Bark River Lions Club’s 2nd annual Off Road Icebreaker contest. AUDIO