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Dianda, Casperson help mark Ontonagon Day


October 9, 2018

Jan Tucker/Daily Globe

Villlage President, Ken Waldrop receives a proclamation from state Rep. Scott Dainda, D-Calumet, Monday night at the Ontonagon Village Council meeting.

ONTONAGON - Monday was celebrated as Ontonagon Day by the state in a proclamation presented to the Ontonagon Village Council Monday by state Rep. Scott Dianda, D-Calumet.

Dianda said the proclamation, which was offered at the Capitol in Lansing by Dianda and state Sen. Tom Casperson, D-Escanaba, marks the 175th year of the village of Ontonagon.

Dianda, read from the proclamation which noted the village was founded on May 2, 1842, at the mouth of the Ontonagon River by James K. Paul. He said the area as a major port in 1848 with its large forest, adding the village had the state's first municipal fire department among other firsts.

He congratulated the village noting the new industry coming in and resurgence of copper mining "will put us back on the map." He congratulated SynSel and and Highland Copper officials, saying, "You are in a great place."

He presented the framed proclamation to Village President Kenny Lee Waldrop and the rest of the council.


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