Chatham Ski Hill to open Wednesday

The Chatham Ski Hill is set to open Wednesday, Dec. 28 for the season. Alger County’s only downhill skiing option, the hill received a grant from AC3 to allow kids to ski for free. Many changes are impacting the 2022-23 season, including a new assistant ski hill manager, a new tow rope and unforeseen plowing and equipment storage fees.

Munising recognized for fluoride treatment

The City of Munising was one of ten U.P. water systems recognized by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the CDC for its use of fluoride in treating drinking water. Negaunee-Ishpeming, Manistique, KI Sawyer and Gladstone were also named with 69 water systems recognized across the entirety of the state.

City gets new attorney

Bill Nordeen, a partner at O’Dea, Nordeen and Pickens law firm in Gwinn and Marquette, was named the new city attorney on Monday, Dec. 19 through action of the city commission. Nordeen replaces J. Robb Ferguson as primary council regarding municipal governance. He also serves as a Marquette County Commissioner. Ferguson served 42 years with the city and had previously retired from other municipal attorney roles before ending his career with Munising.

Alger-Delta Co-op looking for new directors

The Alger-Delta Cooperative Electric Association is seeking two people to fill unexpired terms on the board. One is for a district in Menominee County and one is for the area representing the Hiawatha Forest area. Any qualified electric customers in those areas over 18 and not working for the business or a competing business may apply.

Andy’s to reopen in Seney

Andy’s Seney Bar has passed inspections and will reopen on Monday, Dec. 26. The bar has been closed for renovations since last April. Andy’s has the most on-premises alcohol sales in Schoolcraft County and is a common stop for snowmobilers in the area.

Newberry woman dies in M-28 crash

A 19-year-old Newberry man was traveling east on M-28 in a Ford F-250 truck when he crossed over the centerline and hit a Chrysler minivan head-on on Sunday, Dec. 18 at approximately 10 a.m. on M-28 near County Road 444 in Lakefield Township. The driver of the minivan, 64-year-old Alice Nelson of Newberry, was pronounced dead at the scene.