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‘The Big Animals’

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 "The Big Animals” by Bennett Stevens, a second-grade artist at Dollar Bay Elementary School.

Student-centered teaching working in Hancock

HANCOCK — The Michigan Department of Education’s Strategic Plan states Michigan’s success in becoming a Top 10 education state is not going be the result of a new program or some particular investment on the part of the state. Success is dependent upon changing the way in which ...

‘Snake’

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 "Snake” by Kayla Paquette, an artist in the Baraga Schools District.

‘Self Portrait with Pet and Friend’

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 "Self Portrait with Pet and Friend” by Eleanor Barnett, a second-grade artist at Houghton Elementary School.

Hancock following state ed plan

HANCOCK — Under Gov. Rick Snyder, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) determined to shape the foundation for Michigan schools into becoming what it calls a Top 10 educational state in 10 years. This foundation, in support of learning and learners, the MDE Strategic Plan states, ...

No increase in taxes in Ontonagon — for now

ONTONAGON — The Village Council on Monday held a public hearing on the upcoming fiscal year's budget. In front of a crowded council chambers, village manager Joe Erickson said there will not be an increase in property taxes, nor and increase in water and sewer rates. Erickson said the ...

CLK Elementary Health Team scores $5,500 state grant

CALUMET TOWNSHIP — The Calumet-Laurium-Keweenaw School Board thanked the CLK Elementary Health Team for its success on procuring $5,500 in grant funds as part of the UP Health Project to improve nutrition awareness, increase physical activity, and address social and emotional well-being of ...

‘Self 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 "Self Portrait’ by Reegan Stromer, a ninth-grade artist at Hancock High School.

Aspirus plans to offer home to families in health crises

WAUSAU, Wis. — Earlier this year, Aspirus announced plans to create a family house across the street from Aspirus Wausau Hospital to provide a temporary home for patients traveling to Wausau to receive critical medical care, and their families dealing with loved ones’ hospital ...

After internal investigation, vandalism reported to police

HANCOCK — In light of an internal investigation into a vandalism incident that occurred in the high school last November that brought no results, duperintendent Kipp Beaudoin turned the matter over to the Hancock Police Department for a criminal investigation in early January. Beaudoin ...

Lake Linden wants residents run taps to avoid freeze-ups

LAKE LINDEN — The warm weather this week hasn’t filtered down to pipes. The village issued a let-run order effective Monday to be continued until further notice. Village customers should let a faucet run with a stream the width of a pencil. The village will adjust the bill to an ...

‘Life’s Dangers’

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 “Life's Dangers” by Henry Johnson, a fourth-grade artist at CLK Elementary School.

PLDL, Hancock school libraries get hooked up

HANCOCK — Coming up to the counter with books in tow, Janet Oyler of Hancock liked what she’d seen of the revamped Hancock School Public Library. “I pick up my grandson frequently, so now I might stop in,” she said Saturday. The library held an open house and book sale Friday and ...

Citizens task force, cost estimates part of jail plan

HOUGHTON — The Houghton County Board will consider recommendations at its meeting Tuesday to get cost estimates for potential replacements to the Houghton County Jail and form a citizen task force to discuss options for the jail. The board met Monday as a committee of the whole to discuss ...

Roof-damaged building closes Calumet street

CALUMET — U.P. Architects and Engineering has designated the vacant former Family Dollar store building on Fifth Street dangerous after engineers inspected the structure on March 7. U.P. Architects also recommended the street remain cordoned off until the building can be made safe again, ...

‘Heaven’s Lights’

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 "Heaven's Lights" by Jenny Erickson, a ninth-grade artist at Hancock High School.

‘Fall on the Lake’

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 “Fall on the Lake” by Eleanor Tchida, a ninth-grade artist at Hancock High School.

Range residents express plowing safety concerns

SOUTH RANGE — Residents spoke about safety concerns surrounding the drivers of village snow removal vehicles at Thursday's Village Council meeting. Tim Korby, who lives on Whealkate Drive, said his wife was nearly hit by a dump truck last week when driving with their 4-year-old in the ...

South Range Village Council appoints new clerk

SOUTH RANGE — The South Range Village Council unanimously appointed Joe Morgan as new clerk Thursday to replace Jason Coffey, who resigned at February's regular meeting. "I'll view it as a way to serve the public," Morgan said during his interview. "I'm big into representing the community, ...