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AmeriCorps project spruces up beach

HANCOCK — Whether they’re on the swings, playing volleyball or walking along the water, people who come to Hancock Beach this summer should notice a better beach. Superior AmeriCorps members and others from the community participated in a cleanup of the beach Saturday morning and ...

Lake Linden raises its pay for part-time police

LAKE LINDEN — Lake Linden could be better able to recruit part-time officers for the busier summer months. The Village Council Thursday approved Chief Thomas Rosemurgy’s request to pay $18 an hour to part-time officers through the end of the fiscal year. Rosemurgy said Lake Linden ...

Ontonagon’s rookie robotics team competes at worlds

ONTONAGON — For members of the Ontonagon High School Gladiator Robotics team, getting assistance from other teams helped them move through the FIRST robotics competitions to the world competition in St. Louis, Missouri, according to Jon Ollila. Ollila, who is assistant coach of the ...

10 Things to Know Today: May 22, 2017

By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WITH HOPES FOR PEACE UNCERTAIN, TRUMP LANDS IN ISRAEL The Republican makes his first visit to the flashpoint region with few concrete ideas of solving a problem ...

Going Dark? Disputed assessment for new store

OSCEOLA TOWNSHIP — A dispute between Osceola Township and the owners of the new hardware store opening in the township over the value of the building is ongoing at the state Tax Tribunal level. The Campioni’s True Value Hardware, located on U.S. 41, is opening on Wednesday. The building ...

Honor Flight: Military service a small-town value

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Doug Morin said volunteering for the U.S. Army at age 17 wasn’t shocking back in 1953 in Stanton Township, near Houghton. “It was a small town. Everybody went in for the Second World War,” he said. “Lots when off to be soldiers, some got killed.” Morin, who ...

Quincy smelter dedicated as a historic landmark

RIPLEY — The former Quincy Smelting Works site has been recognized as historic because of its uniqueness. On Friday the site received a dedication as a historic landmark. Ivor Anderson, trustee of ASM International, made the dedication and presented a brass plaque indicating the site’s ...

Despite uncertain future, lodge opens for another season

EAGLE RIVER — In spite of a few glitches, the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge is moving ahead and will open Friday. “The accounting transition has been a little challenging, but I think we’re going to get through that,” said Harvey Desnick, KML coordinator, during the lodge’s monthly board ...

Houghton addresses public project budget items

HOUGHTON — Paving, lighting and sprucing up the M-26 corridor are among budget items discussed by the Houghton City Council Wednesday. About $93,000 in paving is planned for the major street fund, and $20,000 in crack-sealing maintenance. The paving may be pushed back to fall or next ...

Calumet does its annual spring cleaning

CALUMET — It’s spring, which means it’s cleanup time in the village of Calumet. From 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Main Street Calumet will be conducting its annual spring cleanup, according to Jamie Thyrion, MSC board member. Those interested in the clean up will gather at the pavilion ...

CCISD recognizes special education pros at reception

HANCOCK — More than 100 people attended the 15th Annual Copper Country Intermediate School District Parent Advisory Committee for Special Education Dinner Awards Reception, which took place on Tuesday. The yearly event, which takes place at the CCISD building on Hecla Street in Hancock, ...

Hardware and beyond store in Calumet

CALUMET TOWNSHIP — Campioni Enterprises is opening a new business in Calumet Township in the former Louie’s grcocery store on US 41. Campioni’s True Value Hardware is scheduled to open on May 24, and Ben Campioni, co-owner of Campioni’s, promises more than just nuts and bolts. ...

Officials report good start for joint recycling venture

HOUGHTON — The weekly curbside Houghton and Hancock recycling pickups haven’t hit the final desired participation levels but are at a good place so far, the city managers said at a joint meeting Tuesday. Both cities entered into a contract with Waste Management last year. In Houghton, it ...

Something needed to slow Scott St speeders

HANCOCK — A resident complained of excessive speed on Scott Street at Wednesday’s City Council meeting. Hans Lechner, who lives at the intersection of Scott and Elm streets, said people are using Scott Street as a shortcut from Lincoln Drive to get to Hancock Street. Many of the people ...

Budget hearing focuses on Dee work, water, benefits

HOUGHTON — The Houghton City Council discussed issues such work at Dee Stadium, water and sewer upgrades and employee benefits at its latest budget meeting Wednesday. The public improvement fund is projected to run at a $70,000 deficit. Budgeted revenues include a $75,000 Department of ...

10 Things to Know Today: May 18, 2017

By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. DOJ APPOINTS SPECIAL COUNSEL FOR TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE Former FBI Director Robert Mueller is tapped to oversee the investigation into allegations that Trump’s ...

Construction Update: Summer projects reviewed

HOUGHTON — Houghton and Hancock’s city councils were briefed on the summer road projects in the two cities at a joint meeting Tuesday. On the Lakeshore Drive project, which will run from Dee Stadium to Quincy Street, has started with Semco working on gas lines, said City Manager Eric ...

Board balking at paying share for airport system

ONTONAGON — Airport Manager Margot Anderson got approval for one project but County Board support for what many see as the key to the airport’s future remains in doubt. The board gave the go-ahead for a contract with consultants Mead & Hunt to work with the Michigan Department of ...

Tuisku gave lifetime of service to Hancock

HANCOCK — For Dick Tuisku, his wife Mary was a partner who made his life complete. Mary Tuisku died Sunday in her home at 70 years old. Mary was serving for the third time on the Hancock City Council, and she had more than 30 years of experience in Hancock government. Dick said he has ...