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Cashing In: Keweenaw County Board gets $151K check in lodge profits

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EAGLE RIVER — After a slow start, the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge completed the 2017 operating season in a financially better position than was hoped for in May. “I think, if you recall,” said Harvey Desnick, KML coordinator, “when we first started this process I really felt lucky if we ...

Blowing smoke: Vollworth’s smokestacks accused of causing damage

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HANCOCK - Business owner Mark Mountz claimed smoke from nearby Vollwerth's factory was damaging his health in a statement before the city council Wednesday. Vollwerth's is a long time Hancock business that sells hot dogs, brats and sausages. Mountz owns nearby General Glass Inc. and has a ...

Housing Commission approves minutes despite multiple delays

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ONTONAGON — In most organizations the approval of meeting minutes is a quick, unanimous decision that is simply a formality. This was not the case with some summer meetings of the Ontonagon Village Housing Commission (OVHC). For the past two months, the OVHC Board debated the wording of ...

Lodge chief: Keep Mountain Lodge operating to promote eventual sale

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EAGLE RIVER — After the sales agreements to sell the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge were withdrawn by two separate prospective buyers, what to do next has been a main question of Keweenaw County Board members. The question has also been on the mind of KML Coordinator Harvey Desnick. “With ...

Adoption open house on Tuesday educates people on process

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HOUGHTON — Adopting is for more than rich married couples. Many members of the community are able to welcome a foster child into their homes. “We’re looking for people with good character who can offer love and stability. I think those are the most precious commodities you could offer a ...

CCHS could win contest

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HOUGHTON — The Copper Country Humane Society could get up to $20,000 in a national contest. The shelter was picked as one of six finalists in the Healthy Paws Rescue Race's competition. All six will receive grants of at least $5,000, according to the website of Healthy Paws, a pet insurance ...

Aspirus collecting donated food

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LAURIUM, Mich. – Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital and Clinics is partnering with the Michigan Harvest Gathering for another year, collecting non-perishable food items at all eight Aspirus locations in Laurium, Calumet, Houghton and Lake Linden. Aspirus employees, patients, and the community are ...

HEET claims foul on energy contest

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HOUGHTON — The Houghton Energy Efficiency Team (HEET) might take legal action against Georgetown University over what it is calling a “bait and switch” regarding its energy competition’s prize. Melissa Davis, HEET energy manager, said she would consider a fraud complaint against ...

Finlandia changes tuition

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Finlandia University announced today the implementation of “In-State Transfer Tuition Pricing,” available to Michigan and non-Michigan residents. This first-of-its-kind tuition reset helps establish FinnU as a transfer-friendly leader in the Midwest and beyond. Beginning with the January ...

Keweenaw County surveying recreational opportunities

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EAGLE RIVER — The Keweenaw County Recreation Committee is seeking the public’s input to help in the planning and updates of recreational opportunities in the county. The recreation plan must be updated every five years, said Sandra Gayk, chairman of the Western Upper Peninsula Planning ...

CCISD starting to put millage funds to work

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HANCOCK — The Copper Country Intermediate School District’s Career Tech Center will see significant changes to its layout in the future as accommodations are made for new classes, thanks to a dedicated millage that was approved in August. Auto Tech Program instruction aide Jeff LaMuth ...

Tech professor on quest to inspire art with sound

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HANCOCK — Hancock High School art students are getting the opportunity to think outside the artistic box and create visual art inspired by soundscapes created by Christopher Plummer. Plummer, a Michigan Tech professor of visual and performing arts, spent a number of years recording the sounds ...

Ontonagon Council addresses bridge lighting, truck buy

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ONTONAGON— The Village Council approved two plans to improve public safety and reduce costs in the village during its Monday meeting. The council unanimously approved a plan to replace lights on the M-64 bridge after complaints from drivers. The new lights will be retrofitted in near the ...

Tweaks & Touches: LL-H school projects nearing completion

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LAKE LINDEN — Most of the capital projects on the Lake Linden-Hubbell School District’s list from its bond project are complete, Superintendent Craig Sundblad said Monday. Some leaking was discovered on the walkway. After removing the sides, crews were able to find the source of the ...

Keweenaw Old Fashioned Christmas Bazaar set for Saturday

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CALUMET — 24 years ago four women made a scheme over coffee for a Christmas bazaar that continued into the next generation. Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the annual Keweenaw Old Fashioned Christmas Bazaar meets again. This year's bazaar will be held in the Calumet High school gym and as ...

Salvation Army to teach food service skills to local youths

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HANCOCK — The Salvation Army of Hancock is moving forward with new programs, according to Leonita Schweigert, corps administrator. Archery classes will begin soon, and as that moves forward, she is also organizing a class that she said is no longer taught in schools. Schweigert said the ...