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Local businesses, councils, indicate a need for CTE

BARAGA - George Stockero, superintendent of the Copper Country Intermediate School District, and Shawn Kolbus, career and technical education director of Ontonagon-Gogebic schools, recently discussed the importance of career and technical education (CTE) both nationally and in the Copper ...

White Pine rejects MAE allegations

HOUGHTON - White Pine Electric Power (WPEP) rejects allegations from Michigan Agency of Energy (MAE) it's unreliable and expensive to run.MAE Executive Director Valerie Brader justified closing the plant next month, most recently in a Daily Mining Gazette editorial published last weekend." ...

Beiring seeks seat on board of education

CALUMET - Francis Beiring thinks the Public Schools of Calumet, Laurium & Keweenaw are generally run well, but he has some concerns about the board of education, which is why he's on the Nov. 8 ballot for a seat on the board.Beiring, who lives in Sedar Bay, said he's lived in the ...

House Afire: Man, dog escape Laurium blaze

LAURIUM - A Laurium man and his dog made it safely out of their home Wednesday before fire engulfed the structure.Laurium Fire Department First Assistant Chief Sean Jacques said the unidentified man was outside his burning 400-block Iroquois Street house and his dog was at a neighbor's when the ...

Quincy Street traffic getting back to normal

HANCOCK - The traffic patterns on Hancock, Reservation and Quincy streets in Hancock are back to normal, and the reconstruction of Quincy and Reservation streets is nearly complete.Al Anderson, project manager for the Michigan Department of Transportation Ishpeming Transportation Service ...

Houghton proposes new zoning district

By GARRETT NEESEgneese@mininggazette.comHOUGHTON - Houghton is looking to create a new zoning district that would allow for redevelopment.A goal from the city's most recent master plan, the R-4 residential district would allow for the replacement or rehabilitation of existing buildings. ...

Policy Prescriptions: Clinton and Trump on health care

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Clinton has been involved in the nation's health care debate for more than 20 years and, as her campaign likes to say, she has the scars to prove it.The Democratic presidential candidate failed in her 1990s effort to steer her husband's universal coverage program ...

Some waver from Trump in deep-red Ohio suburbs

MASON, Ohio - James Stepp says he is an Ohio Republican who is supporting Democrat Hillary Clinton. His reason? A Trump presidency, he says, would damage the GOP for years to come."The party needs to jettison Donald Trump in order to survive," said Stepp, 29, of Franklin, in Warren ...

Serial killer victim to be mourned

HANCOCK - Christine Thornton's family wants people to know the details of her death, but they also want people to know about her life.Thornton's remains were found in Wyoming in 1982, five years after she went missing in August 1977. Last month, the prosecutor in Sweetwater County, Wyoming, ...

Calumet village official leaving

HANCOCK - Calumet Village Administrator Rob Tarvis is leaving that position to take a job with the Houghton County Road Commission.Tarvis, who has been administrator since October 2014 when he replaced Comptroller Sue Dana, said his new job working payroll at the Road Commission is better ...

Candidate wants to see faster change in Calumet

CALUMET - Jim Camp has lived in the village for about three and a half years, and now he would like to be a part of the village government.Camp, who is one of five candidates on the Nov. 8 ballot seeking three four-year-term seats, said he sees some good things happening in the village, but he ...

Expo informs public of resources

HOUGHTON - The Copper Country Human Services Body (CCHSB) held its first public expo at the Copper Country Mall on Tuesday, bringing together 20 local agencies which collaborate to provide information of various services available to people in need.CCHSB chairman Mark Maggio was on hand to ...

School millages addressed at Village Board meeting

By SKIP SCHULZFor the GazetteONTONAGON - Superintendent James Bobula of the Ontonagon Area School District addressed the council with information on the upcoming millage referendums on bus transportation and the Sinking Fund budget. The two millage proposals are on the Nov. 8 ballot.Bobula ...

Keweenaw County residents heap praise on retiring sheriff

EAGLE RIVER - Some Keweenaw County residents took a few moments at last week's County Board meeting to pay tribute to retiring Sheriff Ron Lahti and the work the dedication he has done, not only to his job, but to the county as a whole."Whenever a deputy sheriff calls in sick, who works?" ...

Suspected Lake Linden arson

LAKE LINDEN - The Lake Linden Police Department is investigating an attempted arson reported Friday on Front Street.The alleged arson occurred between 4 and 7 a.m. at a residence on Front Street. Someone was in the residence at the time.Anyone with information is asked to contact the department ...

Adams Township School Board candidates make case in forum

PAINESDALE - Four of the five candidates vying for two six-year seats on the Adams Township School Board expressed their views Monday evening during a candidates forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters.The open seats belong to Annette Butina, who is not seeing re-election, and Chad Snell, ...

Write-in filing deadline Friday

HOUGHTON - Friday is the filing deadline for write-in candidates for city, village, township or school district races for the Nov. 8 general election ballot.Candidates must file a declaration of intent by 4 p.m. Friday with the clerk of their city or township of residence. Some people may have ...

Ontonagon awards bid for marina dredging

ONTONAGON - The Village Council awarded a dredging contract to Hilton Marine Construction at its Monday meeting.The project involves dredging two sections of the marina.The village opened bids last Thursday and received three bids. Hilton's low bid was for $244,410. Hilton is from Pentwater, ...

Building Lesson: Students exposed to skilled trades

CALUMET TOWNSHIP - Career and Technology Education programs are growing in Michigan and around the country, and Friday some local high school students got a firsthand experience in construction trades at a construction site.The Copper Country Intermediate School District and the Hancock ...

Elm River supervisor candidate targets finances

TOIVOLA - Joe Siller's concern about the finances in Elm River Township led him to run for supervisor.Siller is challenging John Reynolds for the post in the November election.Siller stressed that he is not running out of personal animosity but out of concern for the township."I'm not trying to ...