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South Range clerk resigns, won’t say why

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SOUTH RANGE — The South Range Village Council will be appointing a new village clerk in March, after the current clerk, Jason Coffey, submitted his resignation at February’s regular council meeting. "I'm not just going to walk out the door,” Coffey said. After Feb. 26, the effective ...

LL-H selects new superintendent

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LAKE LINDEN — Brad Codere will take over as superintendent and principal of Lake Linden-Hubbell Public Schools in July after the School Board unanimously hired Codere after interviewing him and two other candidates at a special meeting Wednesday night. Codere has been with the district ...

School foundation funds educational opportunities

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HANCOCK — Since the establishment of the Hancock Public Schools Foundation in 1987, the organization has come a long way, according to the President of the Board of Directors Dave Dow. “When we originally started out with the original members, it was pretty tough,” said Dow. “We were ...

Local bee finds top spellers

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HOUGHTON — Spellers from Calumet, Houghton, Lake Linden-Hubbell and L’Anse will represent the Copper Country at the U.P. Finals next month. Two each from fifth through eighth grades advanced from the Copper Country’s regional bee held Wednesday at Houghton Middle School. The U.P. ...

Group Home Death Probe: Hancock police investigate

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HANCOCK — Police Chief Wayne Butler confirmed his department is investigating an incident at a group home in the city in which a resident suffered injuries and later died as a result of those injuries. Hancock police responded to a report from the Houghton office of the state’s Department ...

L’Anse planning panel proposes zoning changes

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L’ANSE — The L’Anse Township Planning Commission unanimously approved changes to the zoning ordinances which will now be sent to the Township Board for final approval. The changes include the procedure for selecting members of the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA), as well as specifics on ...

Drainage plan after the flood

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HOUGHTON — Drainage districts could help communities make infrastructure upgrades to lessen damage from floods — and open up more grant possibilities for any damage that does occur. Houghton County Drain Commissioner John Pekkala discussed the districts in the presentation to the County ...

Village seeks energy grants

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ONTONAGON — The Village Council heard a presentation Monday by Brad Barnett, planning Director for the Western Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Region (WUPPDR), who also introduced Melissa Davis of New Power Tour. New Power Tour’s mission is to increase the use of renewable and ...

Sea plane sinks into lake’s ice

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TORCH LAKE TOWNSHIP — An airplane broke through the ice on Lake Superior Sunday afternoon, and remains stuck after the pilot of the plane was preparing to taxi down the ice, according to Chief Dan Sarazin of the Bootjack Fire and Rescue Department. Sarazin said that as the pilot of the ...

Snowmobile strikes, hurts pedestrian

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A snowmobile/pedestrian crash near the Boston Road Sunday morning resulted in a local man being sent to the hospital for injuries, according to a release from the Houghton County Sheriff’s Office. At approximately 4 a.m. Sunday, deputies responded to responded to the incident, which ...

Fading Media: Video rental store closing in Houghton

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HOUGHTON — The Family Video in Houghton is closing Monday. Highland Services, Family Video’s parent company, had been looking to lease or sell the building, said Doug Seefeldt, district manager in Wausau, Wisconsin. A financial services company purchased the Houghton location, Seefeldt ...

LL-H meeting to interview superintendent finalists

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LAKE LINDEN — The three candidates for the Lake Linden-Hubbell Public Schools superintendent position will be interviewed at a special board meeting 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. The three finalists are Brad Codere, Jeff Klein and James Koskela, Superintendent Craig Sundblad announced at Monday’s ...

Beware of ‘I’m an attorney…’ scam

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HANCOCK — Michigan State Police Sgt. Russell Larson discussed the recent increase in identity thefts being linked to phone scams. One of the more popular scams, he said, is the caller will try to initiate a transaction by claiming he or she is an attorney, representing a friend or loved ...

Grilled Cheese and Broomball

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Photos by Garrett Neese/ Daily Mining Gazette In addition to the snow statue building on Wednesday night, the Michigan Technological University’s Winter Carnival also featured heated competition on the broomball rinks (below) and brisk “business” at the grilled cheese sandwich table ...

Science Exploration: Barkell holds night of educational fun

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HANCOCK — Barkell Elementary School hosted Family Science and Engineering Night Wednesday evening, giving children grades K-5 opportunities to think outside of the box in the fields of science and engineering, with educational yet fun activities. For example, fourth and fifth-grade ...

Computing college idea presented

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HOUGHTON — Michigan Technological University is planning to add a college of computing. The Tech Senate heard the first public presentation on the college from Daniel Fuhrmann, chairman of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and member of the Data Revolution and Sensing ...

Republican group says sculpture vandalized

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HOUGHTON — Michigan Technological University is investigating a report made by Tech’s chapter of College Republicans of vandalism to its Winter Carnival snow statue shortly after its completion Thursday morning. Jared Ottman, president of the chapter, said video showed a group of people ...

Hancock Foundation funds needed learning resources

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HANCOCK — Barkell Elementary School recently hosted Family Science and Engineering Night, which principal Dan Vaara said was funded by the Hancock Public Schools Foundation (HPSF). The foundation was established in 1987, and receives and distributes funds for charitable and educational ...