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CCISD sets upcoming calendar

HANCOCK - The Copper Country Intermediate School District has set its five-year common calendar, which George Stockero, CCISD superintendent, discussed at the recent regular monthly board meeting at the CCISD Service Center on Hecla Street in Hancock. The calendar covers the upcoming 2016-2017 ...

Feds pass on drug suspects

HOUGHTON - Three Michigan residents arrested after an Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team (UPSET) bust at a residence in Atlantic Mine had their cases remanded to 97th District Court for preliminary hearings.Appearing for pretrial hearings in Houghton County Circuit Court were Michael ...

Superintendent retires after 12 yrs at Tamarack

DOLLAR BAY - Jan C. Quarless, Ph.D, was recognized for his service as superintendent of the Dollar Bay - Tamarack City Area Schools Monday evening, as he prepares to retire after 12 years in his position.George Stockero, Copper Country Intermediate School District superintendent, was on hand at ...

Ontonagon extends water agreement

ONTONAGON - The Ontonagon Village Council extended a water agreement by 10 years with White Pine Electric Company Monday."White Pine Electric (wants) rights to raw water for the term of the power plant's life, as licensed," said Village Manager Joseph Erickson. "It's so they can continue water ...

Sewer bond refinancing could mean steady rates

ONTONAGON - Ontonagon Village sewer customers will enjoy steady rates, with village plans to refinance outstanding sewer bonds."It may not have an effect of lowering rates now, but it will stabilize the rates for the next five years or so," said Village Manager Joseph Erickson. "Our hope is to ...

Saatio extradited

HOUGHTON - The Houghton County inmate who was recaptured in Costa Rica two days after an escape attempt there - made a year after his escape from custody in Houghton County - was to be extradited this past Saturday, the Tico Times reported.No confirmation of the action was available from the ...

10 things to know today: Monday, June 27, 2016

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. WHAT UK TREASURY CHIEF AIMS TO DOGeorge Osborne seeks to calm nerves in the markets, as investors worry about the consequences of Britain leaving the European Union and general unease ...

Knife attack suspect arraigned

HOUGHTON - A suspect in a knife attack in Hancock earlier this month was arraigned in Houghton County Circuit Court Friday. Joseph Schreiber, 27, stood mute on charges of felonious assault, a four-year felony, and attempted larceny in a building, a two-year high court misdemeanor.Schreiber ...

BHK offers free summer meals to children at schools

HOUGHTON - BHK Development Board is offering free meals to children during the summer, according the Katie Waara, nutrition and lactation coordinator at BHK.The Summer Foods Service Program (SFSP) was established to ensure children continue to receive healthy meals during the summer when school ...

Baraga Schools adopts budget

BARAGA - Baraga Area Schools Board of Education approved a new preliminary budget and a revised budget for last year on Monday.The 2016-2017 preliminary budget includes revenues of $4,530,506, expenditures of $4,862,408, and a projected deficit of $331,902.The amended budget for 2015-2016 ...

Board discusses options for repairing Painesdale Post Office roof

PAINESDALE - Adams Township School Board is considering three options to deal with the dilapidated roof on the Painesdale Post Office."It's just not safe," said Superintendent Tim Keteri about the structure built in the early 1960s. "The roof just is not solid anymore."The school district owns ...

MTU Archives seeks tellers of copper mining history

HOUGHTON - The Mine Memories Oral History Project is searching for volunteers to interview throughout June and early July, Sawyer Newman, communications and research assistant, who is working on the project, said. The Michigan Technological University Archives and Copper Country Historical ...

Construction progress celebrated in Hancock

HANCOCK - Ryan Faria was sitting with a baby in a stroller watching all the activity on Quincy Street in Hancock Thursday during the party celebrating the end of construction in the 100 block of the street hoping to get some food, but he was doubtful."The line is way too big," he said. "It's ...

Blight and weed ordinances updated

HANCOCK - The Hancock City Council recently approved updated ordinances to deal with blight and weeds, now a method for enforcement needs to be defined, according to Glenn Anderson.At its April 20 regular meeting, the city council approved six new or updated ordinances, including property ...

Houghton council tables garbage fee increase

HOUGHTON The Houghton City Council tabled proposed increases in garbage fees in Houghton over concerns the hike was unnecessary.Under the ordinance, residential base fees would rise from $6.50 to $7, with four pickups per month. The residential and commercial landfill charge per unit per month ...

Downtown Wells Fargo to close

HOUGHTON Wells Fargo will be closing its branch on Shelden Avenue, as well as selling the 129-year-old building.The bank will close at noon Aug. 2."This is not an easy decision or one that we take lightly," said Wells Fargo spokesman Steven Carlson. "Wells Fargo is constantly evaluating our ...

Baraga County, KBIC honor Marth memory with fun run

L'ANSE - The 2016 Denise Marth Memorial Family Fun Run Walk & Roll will be Saturday in L'Anse."In honor of the memory of Denise Marth, her life, her friendship, and her passion, the Baraga County Community Foundation, in partnership with the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Tribal Council, ...

State waste management to collect recycling starting August

HANCOCK - In August, city garbage and recycling material will be collected by Waste Management of Michigan, but the method for collecting recycling should be easier for residents, according to City Manager Glenn Anderson.Anderson said although the city has required recycling to be placed into ...

Recycling containers available at reduced price

HOUGHTON - Houghton residents will be able to buy an initial wave of recycling containers at a reduced price of $10.The city council approved the purchase of 200 to 250 35-gallon containers for use with the city's new curbside recycling for an approximate cost of $10,000. The money will come ...