HANCOCK, MI – On September 8, 1896, hardy and hard-working Finnish Lutheran immigrants gathered to worship at the Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hancock, Michigan to officially dedicate a school in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula: the Suomi College and Theological Seminary. J.K. Nikander, president of the Suomi Synod and the college’s first president, preached from the book of Proverbs 8:1, “Does not wisdom cry out, and does not understanding lift up her voice?”
Founded in the late 19th century, Suomi College prepared [...]
Finlandia University has joined the University of the Arctic (UArctic), a cooperative network of higher education institutions, research institutes and other organizations across northern regions. The network focuses on research and education, building and strengthening collective resources and infrastructures that enable member institutions to better serve their constituents and their regions.
Through cooperation in education, research, and outreach, UArctic enhances human capacity in the North, promotes viable communities and sustainable economies while forging global partnerships. Created through the Arctic Council, UArctic [...]
Michigan Technological University and Finlandia University invite you to join us in celebrating the 32nd annual Parade of Nations, on September 18, 2021. Come celebrate the cultural diversity of the Keweenaw region!
The parade will start at 11:00 am. Due to the ongoing construction in town, the parade route will be different this year. It will start at Franklin Square in Houghton, go through downtown, and finish at Kestner Park.
Lillian Johnson is a local to the Hancock area, is majoring in Entrepreneurship and Management at Finlandia and will graduate in December 2020. Amanda Staege recently interviewed her about her time at Finlandia.
Why did you choose to major in Entrepreneurship and Management?
After high school, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do for my career. However, Hancock offered all graduating students the Hancock Promise as a chance to get a college degree at minimal costs. The Hancock Promise [...]
The City of Hancock’s winter parking ordinance went into effect on Thursday, November 1 and will be in place through April 30, 2019.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to stop, stand or park a vehicle, or to cause or permit a vehicle to be parked or left unattended between the hours of 2:30 a.m. and 7 a.m. on any day on any of the streets or highways of the City of Hancock during the period of November 1 through April 30.
The City of Hancock will host the first Quincy Street Block Party on Thursday, June 23 with festivities running from 5 to 8 p.m. on the 100 block of Quincy Street in Downtown Hancock.
Quincy Street Block Party
The first block party is focusing on the businesses in the immediate construction zone. Events scheduled for Thursday’s Quincy Street Block Party include Karaoke by Euel Cappo of the Goal Post, Bob Hiltunen and friends playing music, fashion show by Celebrations, juggling and magic [...]
Construction starts Monday, to last into early fall
PROJECT: The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is reconstructing about a mile of US-41 in Hancock from the Portage Lake Lift Bridge to Lincoln Drive. Work includes removing and replacing the existing roadway, with drainage improvements. Streetscape work includes decorative street lighting, curb bump-outs and landscape plantings. The City of Hancock will be performing water main and sanitary sewer improvements in addition to MDOT’s project.
TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS: The project will require a detour, [...]