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‘Portrait’

Provided image The Copper Country Community Arts Center (CCCAC) in Hancock is featuring artwork from local students throughout March to celebrate Youth Arts Month. Pictured here is “Portrait” by Uriah Klein, a sixth-grade artist at Washington Middle School.

‘Chinese New Year Dragon’

Provided image The Copper Country Community Arts Center (CCCAC) in Hancock is featuring artwork from local students throughout March to celebrate Youth Arts Month. Pictured here is “Chinese New Year Dragon” by Maev O'Leary, a first-grade artist at Houghton Elementary School.

UP Health opens Express Care facility in Calumet

UP Health Systems has opened a new Express Care location in Calumet. The location shares 56720 Calumet Avenue with Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center and Rehab and Sports Medicine. The facility is staffed by a physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant and radiology technician. ...

‘Drawing’

Provided image The Copper Country Community Arts Center (CCCAC) in Hancock is featuring artwork from local students throughout March to celebrate Youth Arts Month. Pictured here is “Drawing” by Rylan Guibault, a fourth-grade artist at Houghton Elementary School.

UP state legislators give report of activities to local constituents

HANCOCK — The Michigan Legislature is recessed for the next two weeks, so Upper Peninsula legislators are using the time to talk to some of their constituents. “We’re calling it an in-district work session,” Rep. Greg Markkanen said. “It’s good to be back in Hancock.” About 20 ...

Lake Linden to bid for street equipment

LAKE LINDEN — Lake Linden is look to upgrade its street equipment after the Village Council on Thursday authorized spending up to $30,000 to buy a used loader-mounted snowblower and a street sweeper in an online auction later this month. Both are expected to come in between $10,000 to ...

Keweenaw County Board approves bid for replacing comm tower

EAGLE RIVER — The project of replacing the condemned communications tower next to the Sheriff’s Department Office moved forward when the Board unanimously approved awarding the contract to Keweenaw Power and Lite, the low bidder, with a bid of $45,850. Two bids were received and opened on ...

Fair introduces young students to scientific method

HOUGHTON — The Twenty-first Annual Western U.P. Science Fair and Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Festival held Tuesday introduced budding scientists to the scientific method. The Science Fair held at the Memorial Union Building on the campus of Michigan Technological ...

‘Blue Bird’

Provided image The Copper Country Community Arts Center (CCCAC) in Hancock is featuring artwork from local students throughout March to celebrate Youth Arts Month. Pictured here is “Blue Bird” by Shae Kangas, a fourth-grade artist at CLK Elementary School.

Trustee complains about no info

CALUMET — Trustee Virginia Dwyer lodged a complaint against Village Council President Dave Geisler and administrator Joe Snow for not providing budget information to her and Trustee Joshua Rowe before the budget meeting on Feb. 28. “At our last budget meeting, I filed a complaint that I ...

Ontonagon re-hires Bobula as superintendent

The Ontonagon Area School District Board agreed to a new contract with current superintendent and principal Jim Bobula. While no details were given at Monday’s board meeting, the decision to re-hire Bobula was unanimous. The terms and conditions of the contract are yet to be determined. ...

‘Year of the Pig’

Provided image The Copper Country Community Arts Center (CCCAC) in Hancock is featuring artwork from local students throughout March to celebrate Youth Arts Month. Pictured here is “Year of the Pig” by Jailynn Poshak, a third-grade artist at CLK Elementary School.

District-wide support system shows signs of success

HOUGHTON — Houghton-Portage Township Schools has adopted the multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) program across all of its buildings. Teachers from the district’s implementation team spoke about the process and successes at Monday’s School Board meeting. MTSS is a district-wide ...

H-PT Board opens merit pay to part-time, seasonal employees

HOUGHTON — Merit pay amounts for Houghton-Portage Township Schools employees will be pro-rated for seasonal or part-time employees following School Board approval Monday. Last month, the board approved a split system of bonuses: •Teachers rated “highly effective” in the state’s ...

KBIC gets $195K grant from EPA

BARAGA, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded $195,000 to the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community to modernize its environmental data reporting system. Regional administrator Kathy Stepp says the funding will enable the tribe to join an online data exchange ...

‘Whiskered Owl’

Provided image The Copper Country Community Arts Center (CCCAC) in Hancock is featuring artwork from local students throughout March to celebrate Youth Arts Month. Pictured here is “Whiskered Owl” by Ella Bastion, a fifth-grade artist at Dollar Bay Elementary School.

Flood did not stop business from providing service to its customers

Even in the hardest of times, such as last year's flash flooding disaster when it lost its building, Superior Equipment and Events continued to serve customers, which is an example of why it recently won a Keweenaw Community Spark Plug Award for customer service. The award was accepted by ...

Celebrating Youth Arts Month

The Copper Country Community Arts Center (CCCAC) in Hancock is featuring artwork from local students throughout March to celebrate Youth Arts Month. Pictured here is “Tissue Paper Stained Glass” by Alesha Loukus, a 10th-grade artist at Calumet High School.

Celebrating Youth Arts Month

Provided image The Copper Country Community Arts Center (CCCAC) in Hancock is featuring artwork from local students throughout March to celebrate Youth Arts Month. Pictured here is “Vexations” by Amanda Marcotte, an artist at Dollar Bay High School.

Trout Creek girl is UP spelling champ

NEGAUNEE — Annabelle Besonen’s nerves didn’t prevent her from winning the Upper Peninsula Community Education Association Spelling Bee Finals on Thursday at Negaunee High School. Besonen, who lives in Trout Creek and is an eighth-grader at Watersmeet Township Schools, won after ...