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 By Jan Tucker    News    April 15, 2014

Holy Family Church holds annual shadow station event

ONTONAGON - Students at  the Holy Family Church in Ontonagon perform the shadow stations of the cross  each Lenten season. Behind a scrim with illuminated light, the students enact the 14 stations... Full story

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    April 10, 2014

'Everyone a winner' in annual Meltdown

ONTONAGON - Nearly 500 pounds was lost in the annual Aspirus Ontonagon Fitness Center Meltdown which concluded with an award ceremony Wednesday. Top awards were based on percentage of loss. Team... Full story

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    April 9, 2014

Ontonagon Library hosts Fancy Nancy tea part

ONTONAGON - Six years ago Ontonagon Township assistant librarian Laura Lahaie, read a book called "Fancy Nancy", and it gave Lahaie the idea to have a tea party for the kids. Each year, the number of... Full story

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    March 4, 2014

Rockland Fire Department purchases rescue snowmobile

ROCKLAND - There were five snowmobile accidents in the Rockland, Mass-Greenland vicinity this winter and the Rockland Fire Department decided they needed to have the ability to help in the rescue... Full story

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    March 1, 2014

Rotary club plans 2014 ice-out contest

ONTONAGON — Ice is still forming on the Ontonagon River, but the Ontonagon Rotary Club is looking forward to spring. The Ontonagon Rotary Wednesday unveiled plans for Ice-Out 2014 and 50-50 tickets are available for those who wish to guess what... Full story

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    January 24, 2014

Ontonagon Rotary Club re-elects Burgess president

ONTONAGON - Ontonagon County Probate Judge Janis Burgess was re-elected president of the Ontonagon-White Pine Rotary Club. Burgess begins her second term on July 1. Serving with her and also re-electe... Full story

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    January 22, 2014

Ontonagon board resolves revolving loan fund lawsuit

ONTONAGON - The Ontonagon County Board Tuesday settled a long standing lawsuit aimed at a Revolving Loan recipient who was in default. Spencer Ward had obtained a $117,000 loan from the Revolving... Full story

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    January 20, 2014

Ontonagon library saying goodbye

ONTONAGON - The Ontonagon Township Library is looking for a new librarian. After more than seven years Eric Smith informed the Library Bard that he has accepted a position with the Mason County... Full story

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    January 9, 2014

Ontonagon County Board reviews budget from EDC

ONTONAGON - The Ontonagon County EconomicDevelopment Corporation with just $30 in the bank is looking to the Ontonagon County Board to assist in keeping the unit in operation. Wednesday, the EDC held... Full story

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    December 28, 2013

Group seeks support for proposed campground

MASS CITY — Michigan Trails and Recreation Alliance of Land and the Environment is garnering support for an equestrian campground at the Simar Landing Strip in Mass City. In a letter requesting support from local groups and state officials, Cathy... Full story

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    December 23, 2013

Charity, kindness, peace

ONTONAGON - About 25 people sang carols and particpated in a program on a cold and snowy afternoon Sunday to dedicate a nativity scene at the four corners in Ontonagon. Roland Meyer, of the... Full story

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    December 16, 2013

Sold out Christmas show is a 'Winter Wonderland'

ONTONAGON - It was standing room only at the annual Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital Foundation Christmas Show Friday. The show opened with a new set with sliding doors opening to a Christmas set and Jim Je... Full story

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    December 12, 2013

White Pine Copper Mine buyer holds informational meeting

ONTONAGON - One hundred and fifteen people braved subzero weather to attend an informational meeting of Highland Copper Company, which is on target to purchase the White Pine Copper Mine in White... Full story

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    December 9, 2013

Hometown Christmas Parade draws crowd despite chilly weather

ONTONAGON - The temperature was just eight above zero at the 13th annual Hometown Christmas Parade in Ontonagon Sunday. The parade featured veterans with the combined colors, floats from the Stein... Full story

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    November 16, 2013

St. Vincent de Paul eyes new approach to helping needy

ONTONAGON — The St. Vincent de Paul Society in Ontonagon has assisted more than 400 families in the past year to the tune of $30,000. Helen Hoefferle, of the St. Vincent de Paul Society board, told Ontonagon Rotarians that the National St. Vincent... Full story

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    November 15, 2013

Book fair raises money for school

ONTONAGON - The Ontonagon Area School Book Fair Tuesday sold more than $4,000 in books which will result in 1,800 scholastic dollars for books in the school. For more than 20 years, there has been a b... Full story

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    November 12, 2013

Village hears various insurance plans

ONTONAGON - Ontonagon Village Manager Joe Erickson informed the council Monday that he has looked into the various insurance plans for village employees but still has questions on what plans would be... Full story

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    November 1, 2013

'Celebrity' dinner fundraiser nets more than $1,000

WHITE PINE - More than $1,000 was raised at a cabaret dinner benefit for Safe Harbor Adult Care Center of Ontonagon Saturday. "Celebrity" waiters gave the diners assigned to their tables the royal... Full story

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    September 27, 2013

Rotary donates to SONCO Ambulance

ONTONAGON — The Ontonagon-White Pine Rotary Club presented SONCO Ambulance with a check for $771 Wednesday as a result of the Rotary Club Log Race over the Labor Day weekend. The money will... Full story

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    September 3, 2013

Ontonagon celebrates Labor Day with parade

ONTONAGON — The Ontonagon Labor Day Festival Parade brought large crowds, music and ingenious home built floats to River Street Sunday. Float competition was close. “Judging this was really... Full story

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    July 29, 2013

Ontonagon County Fair crowds dampened by weather

GREENLAND — Cold winds, temperatures in the high 40s and low 50s held crowds down and caused some cancellations at the Ontonagon County fair in Greenland over the weekend. Friday night’s stormy... Full story

 
 By JAN TUCKER    News    July 23, 2013

Casperson tells Ontonagon council to study state policy

ONTONAGON — State Sen.Tom Casperson (R-Escanaba) urged Ontonagon Village Council members and a group of residents attending the council's session Monday, to focus on how state policies are relevant... Full story

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    July 13, 2013

Ontonagon County Fair set for July 25-28

GREENLAND — The Ontonagon County Fair will close out July with a bang and a full schedule of events July 25-28. Animals, races, fast cars, kids games, beer and wine judging top the menu during the annual event. One of the newly organized events is... Full story

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    July 13, 2013

Aspirus Ontonagon donates old equipment

ONTONAGON — Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital, in conjunction with the Ontonagon Rotary and Hancock Rotary, are sending unused, outdated medial equipment to third-world countries. Dan Crane, of the... Full story

 
 By Jan Tucker    Opinion    June 29, 2013

Jan Tucker's summer school

School's out for summer, at least for some. There are schools that have summer school classes or credit recovery classes. Recent surveys show kids lose much of what they learned during school year because of summer break. It is one of the reasons... Full story

 

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