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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, ...

CCISD staff member congratulated

HANCOCK - The Michigan School Business Officials Board of Directors sent a congratulatory letter to the Copper Country Intermediate School District stating that Loret Roberts has met the requirements for certification as Pupil Accounting Auditor."This is under the MSBOB Voluntary Certification ...

Sheriff amps up staff, fleet

ONTONAGON - Ontonagon County Sheriff Dale Rantala amped up his staff and fleet, and is getting the office's chimney fixed, after discussing these matters Tuesday with the Ontonagon County Board of Commissioners.Rantala said he filled the open full-time deputy position with Jack Griggs, who he ...

Hazard cleanup at smelter: Mercury, PCBs removed: KNHP official

CALUMET - Cleanup efforts at the former Quincy Smelting Works property in Ripley are continuing with the intention of turning it over to the National Park Service, according to Scott See.During his Tuesday report to the Keweenaw National Historical Park's Advisory Commission, See, commission ...

Property manager runs for Stanton supervisor

STANTON TOWNSHIP - David Sakari said he is running for Stanton Township supervisor as a way to give back to the community.Sakari is running against John Botto and Marvin Heinonen for the seat on the November ballot.Sakari said he would bring many years of experience in property management and ...

School requests library support from city

HANCOCK - Employees of the Hancock Public Schools are trying to improve the district's library. Two of them came to the Hancock City Council on Wednesday to seek support for improvements.Superintendent Monica Healy and sixth-grade teacher and former library director Susan Zubiena talked about ...

Project Unify teaches acceptance of peers

L'ANSE - L'Anse Area Schools students are learning to be more accepting of their peers, through Project Unify with help from the Copper Country Intermediate School District."We had a wonderful assembly with an anti-bullying message," Superintendent Susan Tollefson said. "(The speaker's) message ...

He knows the ropes: Osceola supervisor seeking 4th term

DOLLAR BAY - Steven Karpiak is seeking his fourth term as supervisor of Osceola Township.Karpiak was first elected in 2004 and is running against challenger Rick Greub.After retiring from teaching at Dollar Bay High School, he got a call from an official at Osceola Township telling him the ...