The entire community of L’Anse in Baraga County is paying tribute to the two boys who passed away Monday afternoon and to a girl who is currently battling for her life.

Many tributes for Dylan Roberts, Christopher Turpeinen, and Hunter Pelon were draped all over the school today, including in tonight’s girls basketball game against Wakefield-Marenisco. Many students attended the game dressed in a flannel shirt, in tribute to Roberts and Turpeinen.

The game was also Parent’s Night for senior basketball players and band members. A moment of silence and dedication to Roberts, Turpeinen, and Pelon took place prior to the Varsity game.

The Baraga Vikings Athletic page, who is the biggest rival to L’Anse shared this during the game:

Lots of support at L’Anse girls game tonight. While we know we don’t say this often …..(but for tonight and for the months ahead while you deal with tragedy…….) Go-FIGHT-WIN HORNETS!!!

Posted by Baraga Area Schools Athletics on Tuesday, February 18, 2020

The Keweenaw Report said in their article that the admission prices were waived off for tonight and donations were accepted towards aid for the families. The athletic boosters donated their portion to the families as well.

Thank you to our community for supporting our town. $410 was raised for the 50/50. Our share went to the families and…

Posted by L’Anse Athletic Booster Club on Tuesday, February 18, 2020

A video posted on Facebook by Logan Lafernier during tonight’s tribute is very emotional:

I pray for these family’s and I love all of you stay strong all of you and remember you’ll always be with us praying for Hunter Pelon and her family that she’ll be ok

Posted by Logan Lafernier on Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Pelon had her jersey was placed with a rose on one of the seats.

L’Anse basketball players Addison Mattson and Kailyn Voskuhl offered their tributes before the game started in this memorial videos by Todd Overbeek down below.

After tonight’s game, the Baraga County Catholic Community are having a Eucharistic Adoration for Pelon’s recovery and to repose the souls of Roberts and Turpeinen. Everyone was invited to attend.

Pelon is currently battling for her life at a hospital in Green Bay. Please keep the family, classmates, and entire community in your thoughts and prayers.


If you’re local you can donate money into Pelons mothers account, Amber Pelon, at the Baraga County Federal Credit Union.