Parking deck decisions, early-morning carnival photos, and Ontonagon's forested history
Front Page, week of Feb. 12, 2022
Houghton City Council, Feb. 9, 2022
The Houghton City Council had a slightly longer than normal, but quite productive, meeting this week. Chief among the items on the agenda was the review of results from public engagement on the parking deck by Pat Coleman and the proposal for removal of the deck from City Manager Eric Waara.
Students work through the night to complete month-long contest statues
By now, 2022’s Winter Carnival events are wrapping up for the year, but Thursday morning there was tension in the air as groups finished their month-long snow statue projects. Check out the photos I took just a couple of hours before judges arrived on the scene.
The Exploitation of Ontonagon, Part 3
Bruce Johanson continues his series exploring the different phases and types of exploitation that have washed over the Ontonagon area.
South Range Village Council, Feb. 3, 2022
Sharing this a little later than I’d like, it was originally published Monday but didn’t get into last week’s Front Page.
Among other things, the South Range Village Council voted to move forward with engineering work on 4th, 5th, and 6th Streets, which have been plagued by poor drainage for several years.
Other News (aggregated, not sponsored)
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Thomas Fournier, ABC10
The Adams Township board has approved new zoning that doesn’t allow for the turbines Circle Power wants to build in the area. CP representative Chris Moore says they aren’t done trying despite the pushback from local citizens.
Paula Sancya and Ed White, Associated Press
“…the mother of the teenager charged with carrying out the mass shooting sent him a text message asking if he had showed teachers a “pic of your new gun,” an investigator testified Tuesday.”
Olivia Apa, The North Wind
Northern Michigan University’s student paper reports on the progress of their Medicinal Plant Chemistry majors. Some students are receiving job offers well before graduation.
Rachel Dick, The Lode
MTU students have access to a remote therapy program offered online. In this story, they talk about their experiences, good and bad.
I thought you might be interested.
The Hancock City Clerk is accepting applications from interested persons to fill an At-Large vacancy seat on the City Council. The term of this Council appointment runs until November 2022. You must be a registered voter in the City of Hancock to apply for this vacancy.
An application can be obtained from our website at https://www.cityofhancock.com/info-committees.php# or can be picked up at City Hall, 399 Quincy St., Hancock, MI 49930.
Completed applications can be dropped off at City Hall or emailed to email@example.com and will be accepted for this opening until 5:00 p.m. local time, Friday, February 25, 2022, with tentative Council action to at the regular City Council meeting on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, starting at 6 p.m.
Submit applications to:
Linda Kalinec, City Clerk
Press release, WJMN
In another installment of the local TV news shake-up, WJMN is expanding its news programming. I hope this means they’ll be hiring more reporters! The more, the better.