The Front Page, week of October 29, 2022
That little guy was just too cute not to share. He looks worried, as though he himself were haunted.
Not much hard news to share with you this week. Still building up our ranks of freelancers, so an unfortunate number of stories are still going uncovered. If you know someone who might be interested in writing for Copper Beacon, have them email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A haunted tale for the Halloween season
By Bruce Johanson
Though Fred Jeffers has gone to his heavenly reward many years ago, it is believed by many that his ghost still walks the halls of the school where he was the headmaster for so long. The following incidents were related by school staff who have worked in the Jeffers High School building for several years, and they volunteered the information below to this reporter in the late 1980’s.
Coming Up: Is there an EV in your future?
With major automakers everywhere pouring billions into EVs, and mandated phase-outs of gas-powered cars, the days of the internal combustion engine are numbered. But EVs have their own quite significant environmental impacts. On the next Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition Livestream, Tim Minotas, transportation lead for the Sierra Club Michigan Chapter, will highlight the benefits of the electric vehicle transition as well as how we can address the consequences that come with it. He will also be discussing the need for large-scale investment in public transportation.
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Upper Michigan Source (TV6)
A house owned by the Keweenaw County Historical Society, and leased by a private party was destroyed in a fire Sunday night.
Corey Williams and Mike Householder, Associated Press
A teenager pleaded guilty Monday to terrorism and first-degree murder in a Michigan school shooting that killed four students and may be called to testify against his parents, who’ve been jailed on manslaughter charges for their alleged role in the tragedy.
Traffic patterns will return to normal within the next few days, but wrap-up work will need to be finished next spring. City Manager Eric Waara hopes construction can resume in early May, and be completed by the end of June.