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Sixth graders get “sneak peak” of high school

HANCOCK - For 13 years, Hancock Middle School has been giving incoming sixth grade students a chance to get a "Sneak Peek" at the school with the intention of relieving the anxiety associated with transitioning from elementary school.Kipp Beaudoin, Hancock Middle School and Hancock Central High ...

Hancock class schedules available

HANCOCK - The class schedules for students at Hancock Middle School and Hancock Central High School will be available online Monday, according to Sheri Aldrich, high school secretary.Aldrich said parents and students can find the schedules by going to the district's website at ...

CCISD to upgrade lighting at CTE

HANCOCK - The Career and Technical Education building on Quincy Street, property of the CCISD, is scheduled for some maintenance soon. While there is no danger to the building, there is a large crack in the retaining wall on the side of the building that George Stockero, CCISD superintendent, ...

10 things to know today

By The Associated PressYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. HAUNTING IMAGE OF SYRIAN BOY RESCUED FROM ALEPPO RUBBLEThe picture of the stunned and wounded boy, sitting inside an ambulance covered in dust and with blood on his ...

NOAA vessel visits MTU

HOUGHTON - A National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) vessel is in town this week as part of two-and-a-half weeks of assisting Michigan Technological University research projects.A Tech researcher doing microbial sample work joined the 55-foot R5501 on its trip from Muskegon last ...

Taxpayers have say at forum

HOUGHTON - Residents of Houghton and Portage Township shared what they want - or don't want - to see in the school district's next bond proposal at a public hearing before Monday's School Board meeting.The Houghton-Portage Township School District's $1.8 million proposal on the May ballot lost ...

Teachers learn during summer vacation

HANCOCK - While students enjoy a three-month break from school, many teachers are still on the job, learning state-of-the-art technology to bring to their classrooms as part of the project UP SMILE (Science and Mathematics Integrated through Literacy and Engineering).During the summer of 2016, ...

Ontonagon schools ask voter support for proposal, millage

ONTONAGON - Ontonagon Area School District will ask voters to support a bond proposal and millage request in November.If passed, the bond proposal would levy one-half mill over seven years for the district to purchase four new busses.Superintendent and Principal Jim Bobula told the board the ...

Calumet considers blight standards

CALUMET - The Village Board has been working to develop a blight ordinance, and Tuesday it continued the discussion with state Rep. Scott Dianda in attendance.Board members have been considering using the International Property Maintenance Code, and Village Attorney Jim Tercha came to the ...

10 things to know today

By The Associated PressYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. TRUMP SHAKES UP CAMPAIGN STAFF AGAINSlipping in the polls, the Republican presidential nominee is bringing in Breitbart News' Stephen Bannon as campaign CEO and ...

Insanity: Accused sister slayer evaluated

HOUGHTON - The attorney for the Grand Rapids man accused of killing his sister in Laurium last month said Monday he plans to file an insanity defense.Christian Kitti, 32, appeared in 97th District Court for a preliminary hearing, which was adjourned. Judge Mark Wisti ordered Kitti to undergo a ...

Hancock Public Schools switch bus companies

HANCOCK - Students in the Hancock Public Schools will be riding in buses supplied by a different company after action taken by the district's board of education Monday.The board voted 6-1 to hire Lamers Bus Lines of Green Bay, Wisconsin. The contract is for five years at a base operation rate ...

New center provides safe place for youth

L'ANSE - A new youth center in L'Anse aims to deliver a safe environment for young people to have fun and learn important life skills, including developing good work ethic, and social and entrepreneurial skills.Something Better Youth Center invites adults and kids to volunteer at the center, ...

L’anse needs school board candidates

L'ANSE - L'Anse Area Schools is looking for someone to run as a write-in candidate for one of two open school board seats."(Vice President) Jim Fedie is the only person who has submitted a petition to have his name on the ballot so far," Superintendent Susan Tollefson said in her monthly memo ...

10 things to know today

By The Associated PressYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. RUSSIAN WARPLANES TAKE OFF FROM IRAN TO TARGET IS MILITANTSIn a major development, Russia has never before used territory of another country in the region, outside ...

10 things to know today

By The Associated PressYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:1. TRUMP GOES ON TEAR AGAINST MEDIAThe GOP nominee blames the "disgusting" press for distractions at a time when Republicans have urged him - again - to focus on ...

KBIC approves casino project

BARAGA - Keweenaw Bay Indian Community passed one of three ballot proposals Saturday which will result in upgraded casinos in Baraga and Marquette.The first proposal - a $40 million dollar question asking voters if they support remodeling the two casinos - passed 168 to 107, according to ...

Jailhouse smuggler sentenced

HOUGHTON - A Dollar Bay man was sentenced to six months in jail for smuggling prescription pills into the Houghton County Jail's work camp.Bruce Scherer, 31, was charged with furnishing contraband to a prisoner, a five-year felony. An identical charge was dismissed in a plea agreement.Minimum ...