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H-PT support system offers learning steps

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HOUGHTON — During the past couple of years, Houghton Middle School’s Multi-Tiered System of Support has been focused on behavior and reading. Teachers updated the Houghton-Portage Township Schools Board on the school’s progress over that time Monday. Principal Julie Filpus said the ...

Local auto tech students show mettle

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HANCOCK — Three high school students from the Copper Country Intermediate School District’s Auto Tech class traveled to Bay College in Escanaba for an automotive competition against students from five other intermediate school districts on Feb. 3, according to CCISD superintendent George ...

Arena’s rusty beams make rough ice

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HANCOCK — There is currently an effort to remedy some infrastructure problems at the Houghton County Arena, with one of the projects involving the rehabilitation of the steel beams which hold up the building’s roof. David Hermanson, who is president of the Portage Lake Multi-Educational ...

H-PT to add recycling bins

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HOUGHTON - Recycling bins will be coming to Houghton-Portage Township Schools. Superintendent Doreen Klingbeil told the board Monday she had been in talks with Waste Management, which can provide the elementary and middle/high schools with a bin and pickups. Klingbeil said the district ...

Houghton Cnty Arena needs new ice plant

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HANCOCK — The ice plant in the Houghton County Arena works fine, but the chemical used to freeze water to make the surface for the ice rink is about to become unavailable, according to David Hermanson. Hermanson is president of the Portage Lake Multi-Educational Services, which manages the ...

Keweenaw photographers win photo contest

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Three photographers from the Keweenaw Peninsula area won awards in Lake Superior Magazine’s 22nd annual Lake Superior Photo Contest. Their images were among the few honored from a field of more than 1,000. The top winners were announced in the February/March issue of the magazine. The images ...

Awarding Community Spark Plugs

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Local businesses and individuals were honored with Spark Plug awards Thursday at the Keweenaw Community Spark Plug Awards Dinner. The Growth Award went to Vollwerths, Customers Service to Chef Mark Pittilo of Finlandia Dining Services, Innovation/Transformation to ProNav Marine, Community ...

Cub count underway

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If you have trail camera photos of female black bears with cubs from anywhere in Michigan during 2016 or happened to see a family of bears, you have valuable information that may be the key to getting a better handle on the number of bears in the state than other methods that are currently ...

10 things to know today – Tues., Feb. 21, 2017

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. TRUMP NAMES A NEW NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER TO REPLACE OUSTED MICHAEL FLYNN The new national security adviser, Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, enjoys the reputation as a scholarly officer ...

Ettinger bound over to Circuit Court

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HOUGHTON — A Grand Rapids man was bound over to Houghton County Circuit Court Friday on three charges stemming from an Upper Peninsula Substance Abuse Team investigation. Jon Ettinger, 19, also stood mute on a misdemeanor charge of trespassing on Michigan Technological University’s ...

CHS wins Raider Challenge: Host team sweeps 1st in all events

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CALUMET TOWNSHIP — For years, the Calumet High School Junior ROTC members traveled around the Midwest to various United States Army Cadet Raider programs, but four years ago, Maj. Michael Farley decided hosting such an event in the winter would be a good idea, so he created the Arctic Raiders ...

Tech Design Expo showcases program’s real-world projects

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HOUGHTON — Michigan Technological University’s Enterprise Program has grown dramatically in its 17 years, according to Joseph Thompson of Michigan Tech’s Pavlis Honors College and the program’s project manager. “Implemented in 2000 with grant funding under the NSF Action Agenda for ...

Ontonagon in national ‘Complete Street’ Program

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ONTONAGON — Extensive discussion took place dealing at last week’s Ontonagon Recreation Commission meeting about the village’s participation in the national Complete Street program. The program promotes the concept of “complete streets” — streets for everyone that are designed and ...

Community Sparkplugs

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Provided by Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce At the Sparkplug Awards dinner held Thursday, Finlandia University employee Mark Pittillo, second from left, holds the Customer Service award presented by Michigan Tech hockey players Chris Leibinger, left, Cliff Watson and Brent Baltus, right. A ...

Beekeeping workshops to be held

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Ontonagon County Michigan State University Extension is once again teaming up with Leslie McBean, owner of White Birch Apiary of Bruce Crossing LLC to offer two Backyard Beekeeping Workshops.    The Beginning Beekeeping workshop will be held March 11 at the Ewen-Trout Creek School from 10 ...

MTU Enterprise program is resource for local businesses

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HOUGHTON — The mission of Michigan Technological University’s Enterprise Program is to provide students an environment in which to develop technical, professional and entrepreneurial skills through the application of knowledge and interests to client-sponsored, multi-disciplinary, ...

BAC seeking photographs

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ESCANABA—Any Upper Peninsula resident inspired by the U.P. can submit photos to the Bonifas Arts Center (BAC) photography competition now through March 4 at noon. The winners’ photographs will be showcased at the BAC’s “The Inspiring U.P.” exhibit April 6-May 4 with the photos of ...

Popp receives alumni award

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L’ANSE – Ford Motor Company Executive Rick Popp has been chosen as Sacred Heart School’s Distinguished Alumnus for 2017. This award is given each year to a SHS alum that evangelizes through his/her life and shows exactly what it means to live their faith, as well as give back to one’s ...

Finlandia freezes tuition

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Finlandia University has introduced a new $4,000 grant for students who graduated from an Upper Peninsula high school, and announced it is maintaining current rates for tuition and room and board for the upcoming year. "Finlandia has a strong record of controlling price increases over the ...