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Celebrating Youth Art Month

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Provided image The Copper Country Community Arts Center (CCCAC) in Hancock is featuring artwork from local students throughout March to celebrate Youth Arts Month. Featured artwork will be published in the Daily Mining Gazette during March. Shown above is “Winter Self Portrait” by Wesley ...

Emergency response lessons learned

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BARAGA — While teamwork helped solve the gas outage in L’Anse last Christmas, the unexpected explosion also showed where improvements could be made in the event of a future emergency. The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community heard reports from emergency management and tribal police department ...

Give Drugs the Boot moved to April 22

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Give Drugs the Boot has been moved to 12 p.m. Saturday, April 22 near Finlandia Hall on the campus of Finlandia University. The event, which is hosted by Calumet High School’s S.A.D.D. (Students Against Destructive Decisions) Chapter, was originally scheduled for Saturday, April 1. “Due ...

Keweenaw Gold Club proceeds help fund local organizations

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HANCOCK — Membership in the Keweenaw Community Foundations’s Keweenaw Gold Club increased again this year, as attendees of the club’s recent fundraiser wanting to join the club purchased stone tiles created from rock from Keweenaw County mines. The Keweenaw Gold Club began in 2015 with ...

Calumet Theatre cancel’s musical

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The Calumet Theatre’s All School Musical production of “Oliver”, scheduled to be performed in late April, has been canceled due to a low level of student participation. “Theatre management, the cast and I are all deeply disappointed that this decision had to be made.” said ...

MTU rings in Iranian New Year

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HOUGHTON — The Iranian Community at Michigan Technological University celebrated the new year and the coming of spring with its fourth Norooz celebration Saturday. Will Lytle, graduate student government president, asked Saide Fard, a mechanical engineering student, a series of questions ...

Rozsa presents Amusement Park

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HOUGHTON – The Department of Visual and Performing Arts and the Rozsa Center are excited to announce Amusement Park Avenue: The 2017 VPA Faculty & Staff Exhibit. Faculty and staff of VPA will exhibit a variety of works of many different media and concepts, touching upon all five senses ...

Easter dinner held April 16

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HANCOCK — Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly will be serving its first meal of the year on April 16 when it provides Easter dinner for their elderly friends. Julie Beck, LBFE elder services coordinator, said sit-down dinners will be served at 2 p.m. at nine locations. Hot meals will be ...

10 things to know today – Mon., March 27, 2017

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By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHAT TRUMP IS WILLING TO DO WITH ‘OBAMACARE’ The U.S. president’s aides open the door to working with moderate Democrats on the health care issue. 2. ...

Crane recognized for her selfless dedication

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HOUGHTON — Three people were recognized at the recent Keweenaw Community Foundation’s annual fundraising Keweenaw Gold event for their outstanding contributions to the local community. Rebecca Crane was awarded the Community Impact Award Rebecca Crane was for her years of dedication and ...

WEC plans for Baraga plant look ‘firm’

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BARAGA - Representatives from the WEC Energy Group and Semco Energy Gas Company updated the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community about its efforts to build an energy station in Baraga Township. "Things are looking much more firm," said John Estes, from WEC Energy, who added the company has ...

Keweenaw Gold is a success again this year

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HANCOCK — Keweenaw Community Foundation’s annual Keweenaw Gold event was took place on March 15 at the Bonfire Steakhouse Bar and Grill in Houghton, and according to Jim Vivian, executive director of KCF, the fundraiser was a success. This year’s Keweenaw Gold theme was “Blueprints of ...

Hospital project complete

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ONTONAGON — The Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital emergency room expansion and inpatient renovation project is just what the patients ordered, complete with a new security system in place. “It’s a little of a culture change for Ontonagon,” said Lee Anne Jessup, the hospital’s manager for ...

Western UP helps Kansas fire victims

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Ontonagon, Houghton, Baraga, and Keweenaw county residents have started a campaign to help the farmers in southern Kansas that fell victim to the historic Starbuck fire, which destroyed 461,000 acres in Clark County. The relief effort from the Western UP includes trucking round bales of hay. ...

LSSI provides stewardship opportunities to local school

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HANCOCK — Darrell Hendrickson, a Washington Middle School teacher at Calumet, gave a presentation to the Copper Country Intermediate School District Board on case studies and and work done with his students, primarily at the Calumet Township Park. Hendrickson is one of two area lead teachers ...

More road work for Hancock this summer

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HANCOCK — The city will experience another summer of road construction work, but it won’t take as long as the projects on Reservation and Quincy streets did last summer. Al Anderson, project manager for the Michigan Department of Transportation at the Ishpeming Transportation Service ...

Ontonagon Hospital looking to raise funds for canopy

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ONTONAGON — The Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital Foundation is fundraising for an entrance canopy designed for easy, safe access to the main entrance of the hospital. The canopy is estimated to cost $200,000; the foundation is almost halfway there, having raised more than $85,000. “The ...

Sidewalk sloping at Kestner Park waterfront wall

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HOUGHTON — Department of Public Works employees were digging up a section of sidewalk at the Ray Kestner Waterfront Park Thursday. Mark Adams, DPW employee, said the workers were trying to determine why the sidewalk located next to the retaining wall for Portage Lake is dipping for most of ...

E-TC district focused on reading

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EWEN — From putting an emphasis on reading, to developing on an at-risk student program, to discontinuing multi-age classrooms, the Ewen-Trout Creek School Board is focused on student education at a time when many school districts are focused on financing. Alan Tulppo, superintendent of the ...

Name accuracy important before etching them in memorial’s stone

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CALUMET — The Italian Hall Memorial Park Committee received the approval of the Village Council to proceed with the committee’s choice of black granite for the monument that will commemorate those who lost their lives in the hall on Dec. 24, 1913. The monument will contain the names of ...