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Salvation Army to teach food service skills to local youths

HANCOCK — The Salvation Army of Hancock is moving forward with new programs, according to Leonita Schweigert, corps administrator. Archery classes will begin soon, and as that moves forward, she is also organizing a class that she said is no longer taught in schools. Schweigert said the ...

Diwali Night

Kali Katerberg/Daily Mining Gazette Dancers perform Friday as part of the Indian celebration of Dwali at the Memorial Union Building on the campus of Michigan Tech.

New reporter joins staff at Daily Mining Gazette

HOUGHTON — The Daily Mining Gazette welcomed Kali Katerberg to the staff as a reporter this month. Katerberg is a downstate Michigan native. “I’m from Grand Rapids,” she said, “so I’m a troll.” Growing up, Katerberg said she enjoyed writing and reading, and spending time ...

Honoring Hancock Heroes: Veterans answer lifelong call to serve

HANCOCK — In honor of the service performed by area veterans, Hancock high school students, veterans and community members gathered for a memorial ceremony on Friday. “Our nation relies on service members. … They are the ones who do the jobs no one else is willing to do. They work day ...

From hot lead to digital: Brad Pruner worked at DMG for half a century

HOUGHTON — One of the longest-running employees in Daily Mining Gazette history is fondly remembered by many relatives and legions of former colleagues after his death Wednesday. George Bradford “Brad” Pruner Jr. died after complications from surgery in West Allis, Wisconsin, at the ...

Tech Enterprise team win $10,000 in Ford C3 Go Further Challenge

HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech’s ITOxygen Enterprise was one of just ten teams nationwide named as winners of the Ford College Community Challenge, sponsored by the Ford Motor Company Fund. The team was chosen to receive $25,000 in grant money to implement a project working with a local ...

Game Change: Principal brings alternative conference format to Hancock

HANCOCK — Hancock High School Principal Ezekiel Ohan introduced a new parent/teacher conference format this year, holding them in the high school’s gymnasium. A number of parents, such as Lisa Almquist, liked the new system. It was convenient to have all the teachers in one area, she said, ...

Making old skills new: Salvation Army to start archery classes

HANCOCK — The Salvation Army of Hancock is developing some new programs, according the Corps Administrator Leonita Schweigert, and she said she is very excited about them. One of the programs to be introduced soon is archery, which will be taught in the Salvation Army building’s gymnasium. ...

UPPCO CEO: Rate decreases forecast for customers this year

HANCOCK — Upper Peninsula Power Co. customers should see cost reductions across the board in 2018, CEO James Larsen said in a presentation to the Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance Wednesday.  Residential bills have the smallest decrease, with January 2018 rates projected to be 3 ...

Hancock Police requests help

HANCOCK — The Hancock Police are requesting the public’s help in locating a Hancock resident reported missing at 10:45 p.m. on Tuesday, November 7. Missing is Duane E. Kangas, age 38, according to a release from the Hancock City Police. Kangas is a white male, 5 feet, 8 inches tall, ...

No Sale Again: Adoba withdraws offer to purchase Mountain Lodge

EAGLE RIVER — Adoba Hotels withdrew its letter of intent to purchase the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge on Monday, according to Keweenaw County Board member Jim Vivian. James Henderson CEO of Adoba withdrew his letter of intent on November 6, the same day a special board meeting was held to ...

DEQ official unveils plan to improve UP electronics recycling

HOUGHTON—Environmentally conscious community members and organizations are trying to make electronics recycling simpler in the local area. The Copper Country Recycling Initiative and the UP Electronics Recycling Network hosted a presentation by Steve Noble of the Michigan Department of ...

Preseason Ritual: Salvation Army ringing again for Red Kettle drive

HANCOCK — Every year around this time, the Salvation Army begins recruiting volunteers to ring the bells, said Leonita Schweigert, corps administrator — and as with past years, she is short volunteers. This year, the Red Kettle Season starts 12 days later than last year. “We decided ...

Too much lead: ‘Action’ levels in Houghton tap water

HOUGHTON — Samples of tap water from three Houghton homes tested positive for elevated levels of lead, believed to have occurred from plumbing within the house. The three homes lifted the 90th percentile level for the Houghton water supply to 16 parts per billion — above the 15 ppb ...

Crash: 1 injured Tuesday on M-26

ADAMS TOWNSHIP — One person was injured in a two-vehicle accident occurring on M-26 in Atlantic Mine at approximately 11:45 Tuesday morning near Erickson Drive in Adams Township. Both vehicles were damaged, and one of the drivers sustained minor injuries, said Deputy Jon Giachino of the ...

Voters support library’s millage renewal

HOUGHTON — Houghton and Portage Township voters overwhelmingly approved a millage renewal for the Portage Lake District Library Tuesday. Voters approved the 1.96-mill, seven-year renewal by a 1,071-131 margin. Library Director Dillon Geshel had been confident it would pass, but was happy ...

Fall is good time for neighborhood invasive species removal: botanist

HOUGHTON — The problem with invasive species — they are easy to spread but incredibly difficult to get rid of. “If you are doing a great job on your property but your neighbor’s not, that’s going to become your problem,” said Jill Fisher, botanist and educator with the Keweenaw ...

Conference format changed in Hancock

HANCOCK — Hancock High School’s parent/teacher conferences (PTC) are scheduled for Thursday from 4 to 6:30 p.m. and Friday from 1 to 3:30 p.m. This year’s PTC will be set up differently from past conferences, said Ezekiel Ohan, middle school and high school principal. “You will find ...

Autonocars: Pending self-driving vehicle legislation could boost Tech research

HOUGHTON — Testing of autonomous vehicles, such as that being done at Michigan Technological University, could get a boost with legislation working its way through Congress. The American Vision for Safer Transportation through Advancement of Revolutionary Technologies (AV START) Act was ...