January 2005 News
December 2004 News -- February 2005 News
January 2005 News
Peace group to petition
for end to Iraq War
Members of the Copper Country Peace Alliance held a Peace Presence near the
Houghton Post Office on a chilly January 20, Inauguration Day, inviting
passers-by to sign a petition for ending the $151 billion war in Iraq. The petition, dated Jan. 17, 2005, Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, honors Dr. King's 1967 protest against the Vietnam War and asks Michigan's Senators Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow, and Congressman Bart Stupak, D-Menominee, to "call on President Bush to begin the immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq."
Keweenaw Now also offers the text of the petition should readers wish to
copy it for emailing to their Senators and Congressman. more
Winter Storm warning extended to 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16
Posted 01/14/2005, 9 p.m. EST
HOUGHTON -- The National Weather Service has issued a severe weather alert for the city of Houghton and north. Lake effect snow showers are expected to continue into Sunday, Jan. 16. Accumulations of 3 to 5 inches tonight, Friday, and 5 to 10 inches Saturday, with another 5 to 10 inches Saturday night through Sunday are possible, especially between Painesdale and Calumet. A west wind of 15-25 m.p.h. will continue through tonight, with near blizzard conditions in open areas and wind chills of 30 to 40 below zero tonight and Saturday morning. See
Weather.com for details and updates.
Ed Lauluma earns Heikinpäivä top honor
Posted 01/12/2005 Updated 01/13/2005 and 03/06/2005
-- The City of Hancock's Finnish Theme Committee has selected Edward Lauluma, a well-known Finnish-style fiddler from Chassell, Michigan, as the 2005 Hankooki
(Hancock) Heikki. Lauluma will preside over the annual Heikinpäivä mid-winter celebration, wearing the crown and robe that come with the honor.
Lauluma, a lifelong Chassell resident, has played for countless dances and Finnish-American events across the
Midwest, including a performance on stage with
the Prairie Home Companion's Garrison Keillor in Minneapolis, and played at the
2002 international folk music festival in Kaustinen, Finland. more
Ed Lauluma and his fiddle. Photo courtesy Finnish American Reporter.
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