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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 ...

Positive Track: Candidate seeks to keep Calumet on right course

CALUMET - Sharon Abramson grew up in the village of Calumet and has also lived in Calumet Township for much of her life, and now she's seeking a seat on the Village Board.Abramson, who is one of five candidates running for three four-year term seats on the board, said she thinks the village is ...

Where Clinton, Trump stand on issues

WASHINGTON (AP) - A look at where Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump stand on some issues:ABORTIONPersistent Republican-led efforts to restrict access to abortion and to curb government funding for Planned Parenthood have been hotly debated in Washington and in states. The issue will be shaped in ...

Hancock road project gets final touches

HANCOCK - Except for a few projects, which will be done in the spring, the reconstruction of Reservation and Quincy streets in Hancock will be completed by the end of next week, according to Al Anderson.Anderson, project manager for the Michigan Department of Transportation Ishpeming ...

Conservancy group looking to restore White City lighthouse

By Garrett Neesegneese@mininggazette.comWHITE CITY - Eighty-six steps lead to the top of the Keweenaw Waterway Lower Entrance Light.it's been a popular destination for White City beach-goers who walk the half-mile-long breakwater to the lighthouse. Some have jumped into the water from one of ...

Clinton camp preparing for possibility Trump won’t concede

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - Hillary Clinton's campaign is increasingly preparing for the possibility that Donald Trump may never concede the presidential election should she win, a development that could enormously complicate the crucial early weeks of her preparations to take office.Aiming to ...

Calumet hires new police chief

CALUMET - After months of searching, the village of Calumet has a new chief of police.At an August special meeting, the village board of trustees voted 5-1 to hire former Zilwaukee, Michigan police chief Joel Dobis.Village Administrator Rob Tarvis said at the special meeting in August, Dobis ...

Mountain Lodge shows September improvement

EAGLE RIVER - The Keweenaw Mountain Lodge had a good month in September 2016, according to Carl Johnson, accountant, who went over the profit and loss sheets at the regular monthly KML board meeting Wednesday evening."In September we started to see a turnaround. The numbers are looking better, ...