Y-101 Community Calendar

The Adventure Mountain Ski Hill in Greenland is opening this weekend (January 22-24) for skiing and sledding.  Friday from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm; Saturday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday noon to 5:00 pm.  All free opening weekend.  Thereafter, $50 for a family membership; $20 for a Single membership.  Day pass for skiers is $5.00, Day pass for sledders is $2.00.  The hill will be open every other Friday.

Due to covid-19 restrictions on attendance to events, the Ontonagon Area School District now has the pixelate camera system in both the Gymnasium and on the Football field.  This means that all Gladiator home games will be televised live.  In addition, live away games can be seen with schools that also have these cameras. (Calumet, Houghton, Hancock, Lake Linden-Hubbell, Dollar Bay, Jeffers, Chassell, Baraga, L’Anse and many more).  Now from the comfort of your home, all Boys and Girls Varsity, JV, junior high basketball, Volleyball, and Football games can be streamed live.  Additionally, non-sporting events can also be viewed like Christmas concerts, band concerts, graduation, and other events.  You can watch events on your phone, Chromebook, computer, iPad, and even in some cases your TV!  Your subscription is not limited to OASD Events.  With a subscription you can watch other schools from around the country that have the camera system.  If you have a niece, nephew, cousin, granddaughter, grandson, etc. that lives far away, you can now watch them live!  To subscribe, go to on the Ontonagon Area School District website, and click the link “Catch Our Live Events via LiveStream” on the top of the page to bring you to the site (www.oasd.k12.mi.us), or go to NFHSnetwork.com.  The Ontonagon Area School District does receive 10% of subscriptions from shared revenue.  Make Ontonagon your favorite school when registering in order for the Gladiators to receive the revenue sharing.  Cost is $10.99 per month or $69.99 for the year.  If you have any questions, contact the athletic director Tim Routheaux at (906) 813-0641 ext.121

Due to a spike in COVID cases (positive and probable) the Board of Education and Administration thought it best to do remote learning only for the Watersmeet Township School District for the week of January 18th thru the 22nd.

Gogebic-Ontonagon Community Action Agency, Commodity Supplemental Food Program, Monthly Commodities for 60 years of age and older:  Wednesday, January 20th 9:15 – 9:30 am – Marenisco Town Hall; 10 to 10:30 am – Watersmeet Food Pantry both are central.  12:30 – 1:00 pm at the Bruce Crossing Stannard Township Ball Park.  Thursday, January 21st:  9:45 – 10:00 am at the Lake Gogebic Senior Center in Bergland; 10:20 – 10:35 am – at the White Pine Township Hall; 11:00 to 11:30 am – at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Ontonagon and 1:00 to 1:30 pm at the Greenland Township Community Center.  All recipients must show ID.  Call 884-2106 or 988-2751 for more information or to sign up.

Do you want to learn more about the Food Labels?  There will be a new One Time Presentation given by Vicki Ballas and Kathy Bauer (Community Nutrition Instructors) starting on Wednesday, February 3rd at 11:00 A.M-12:00 PM.  You must register at this link: https://events.anr.msu.edu/Understandingfoodlabels/

Operation Graduation is holding their annual fruit sale fundraiser.  Sale have started and they’ll be taking orders until Friday, February 12th.  Due to COVID restrictions, there will be NO deliveries this year.  This will be pick-up only at the Ontonagon Fire Hall.  Orders are scheduled to be ready for pick up on Tuesday, 3/2/21.  Forms are available on their Facebook page, OASD Operation Graduation. Please drop off order forms and payment with Sheri Hirvela at the Domitrovich Insurance Agency in Ontonagon OR mail to Domitrovich Insurance Agency, ATTN: Sheri Hirvela, PO Box 127, Ontonagon, MI 49953. If you need an order form or have any questions, please feel free to call Sheri Hirvela, 281-3124 or Kathy Bauer, 231-5142.

There WILL be ice in the Ontonagon River this year. And if you think you can predict the exact date and time it will go out, you should enter OCAP’s Ice Out competition. By using the previous Ice-Out dates that are printed on the ticket and personal knowledge of U.P. winters, someone will earn half the income from ticket sales! Tickets are $3.00 each or two for $5.00 and are available from any OCAP board member (Lee McCaffery, Dot Phillips, Barb Braithwaite, Mary “Orange” Ross, Jan Wolfe, Barb Martin, Anne Lundberg) or at the studio of WUPY radio in downtown Ontonagon during regular business hours. Call Jan Wolfe at 884-2429 for more information.

RADA KNIVES are being sold by the White Pine United Methodist Women.  You may purchase them at Simple Blessings in the Mineral River Plaza in White Pine or call Jane at 885-5233.Simple Blessings is a resale shop sponsored by the White Pine Community United Methodist Church. Store hours are Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 11:00-3:00.  A list and pictures of the knives available is posted on the window at Simple Blessings. If you would like to order something that is currently not in stock at the store, talk to Judy in the store or call Jane at 885-5233.  Proceeds from the knives go to missions.

Baragaland Senior Citizens January schedule for transportation in L’Anse is available for local pickup to medical appointments and for grocery shopping from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  Masks are required. They can also pick up prescriptions and your pre-ordered groceries from Larry’s Market in Baraga.  Call 524-6711 or 524-6922 for more information.

Don’t forget to drop off your Michigan returnable cans and bottles to the OCAP dumpster (located between The Ontonagon Herald office and Peninsula Graphics on River Street in Ontonagon)  money raised goes to help maintain an animal shelter in Ontonagon County.

The Ontonagon Eagles Club, F.O.E 2239, has put out a cookbook, Kitchen Delights.  With hundreds of recipes and it’s for sale for $12.50.  Cookbooks can be purchased at the studios of Y-101.

At this time the Ewen Volunteer Fire Department will no longer be accepting the donation of returnable cans & bottles. They simply cannot keep up with the amount of cans & bottles that have been donated. Nor do we have storage space for them. We truly appreciate all the donations that have been made to date. Please consider donating your returnables to an area charitable organization or school group. If we decide to reopen our trailer on M-28 in Ewen for donations we will post it on Facebook and announce it on the Jan Tucker Show. Thank you for understanding.

MI-TRALE will be accepting scholarship applications for year 2021.  Notices will be sent to the schools in the spring, with more information for graduates.  Scholarship will be considered for four new graduates based upon the following application criteria:  A short paragraph of introduction to MI-TRALE.  It should include their name, address and phone number.  In addition, grade point average, course of study, subjects taken and activities participated in school.  A brief discussion of their future plans, career goals (why selected) and financial needs.  Discuss community service.  Form of service, approximate hours volunteered to each, why chosen, feelings gained from serving and making a difference.  Please be sure to discuss any involvement or volunteering with MI-TRALE, as this is a plus.  Lastly, any other information that the applicant feels would be important to the scholarship committee in making their decision.  For the four 2021 scholarship recipients, scholarships funds will be provided after completion of the first semester at college, when the student reports back to MI-TRALE with a copy of their 1st semester college transcript.