Parade of Nations, Houghton County updates, search and rescue open house, more
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Houghton County Board, Sept. 14, 2021
The Houghton County Board of Commissioners meeting this month was full of surprises. County Administrator Ben Larson has resigned to take a position with REL, Inc in Calumet. A mine was discovered on the Keweenaw Research Center test course (leased to them by the county). New jail construction was hampered by Portage Township declining to allow annexation of part of the land. It was a long, but interesting meeting.
Parade of Nations 2021 photo gallery
I went down to the Parade of Nations today to get some photos. This is probably my favorite parade of the year simply because of the variety and liveliness of the event. Glad that it’s back, even if it is still in a diminished capacity.
Not all of the photos would fit into an email, so here are a couple of my favorites with a link to the rest.
Superior Search and Rescue shows off new tech, appeals for new members
The Inside Scoop
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Written by Bruce Johanson
I learned about the Ontonagon Copper Boulder for the first time reading this part of Bruce’s series.
We’ll be wrapping it up next week with Part Four.
UPSET presentation and donation, Finlandia's president makes an appearance, fire chief stipend boosted
Hancock City Council, Sept. 15, 2021
Chief John Donnelly from the Houghton Police Department made a presentation to Hancock’s city council about UPSET West that included quite a bit of information. Anyone interested in UPSET should find it fascinating.
Ontonagon Updates, Written by Bruce Johanson
Interim Manager William DuPont is now the regular Ontonagon Village Manager, as of the Sept. 13 Ontonagon Village Council meeting.
Other News (aggregated, not sponsored)
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By Doug Garrison, Word on the Street
Sounds like Karl Bohnak and TV6 ownership Gray Television couldn’t come to an agreement over COVID-19 vaccines. Bohnak didn’t want one.
FBI press release
The FBI didn’t word it quite like I did in my headline, but let’s call it what it is. The “Coalition for Moral Telecommunications” is issuing threats and leaving dangerous packages outside of cellphone stores. That’s domestic terrorism.
By Jesse Wiederhold, Upper Michigan Source
I didn’t get the story on this one because I was in the Hancock City Council meeting, but there isn’t much to tell other than the result, really. Joshua Saaranen, former Houghton County Detective Lieutenant, will be stepping into the role of sheriff.
Upper Michigan Source
“The Grandfather of Indian Gaming” died on Monday, funeral arrangements are being handled by Reid Funeral Service and Chapel in L’Anse.