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Deadline near for Houghton HS principal applications

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HOUGHTON — With applications deadline set for Wednesday for the Houghton High School principal position, the district has received six, Houghton-Portage Township Schools Superintendent Doreen Klingbeil said at Monday’s School Board meeting. “I have started setting up some interviews ...

Ontonagon school board talks vacancy

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ONTONAGON — When the Ontonagon Area School Board on Monday hired Heather Beck for a staff position in the Special Education Department, it required the resignation of Beck as a member of the board. “The board will appoint someone to replace Heather until the next School Board election,” ...

Smelter cleanup focus spreads to paint

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RIPLEY — Cleanup of contaminants at the former Quincy Smelting Works site is continuing this summer with the removal of mercury, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and lead paint, according to Scott See. See, who is executive director of the Keweenaw National Historical Park’s Advisory ...

1st Place, 1st Run: Michigan Tech runner wins 42nd Canal Run

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HANCOCK — Matthew Pahl has been running seriously since sixth grade, and he’s won a few road races, but none as big as the Canal Run Saturday, in which he took first place overall. Pahl, who is from Canton, Michigan, ran the 10-mile race and finished with a time of 55 minutes, 46.3 ...

Fed aid available in Adams Twp.

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BALTIC — In preparation for a water system update, Adams Township officials want low-income homeowners in Atlantic Mine to know help is available to ensure everything flows well. In addition to loans for new and existing homes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development offers ...

Lodge sale to preserve public use

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EAGLE RIVER — While the agreement between Keweenaw County, Michigan Economic Development Corporation and U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development will put the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge up for sale, the county has created easements on the property to protect future public use of some ...

Mercy EMS talks shortages

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CALUMET — Mercy EMS executive leadership met Friday to discuss staffing shortages and the possible impact on long-distance emergency ground ambulance transportation. The board of directors of Mercy EMS (Emergency Medical Services) assure the community that while the paramedic staffing ...

IM MSP welcomes K-9 officer

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Michigan State Police Trooper Ryan Rossler is a 1998 graduate of North Dickinson High School. His new partner comes from considerably farther away. Nikko is a 1 1/2-year-old German shepherd by way of Hungary. He and Rossler recently graduated along with 11 other teams from ...

Feds to County: Sell the Lodge

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EAGLE RIVER — Keweenaw County, the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development and the Economic Development Agency (EDA) have reached an agreement by which the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge will be listed for sale and the net proceeds of the sale will be distributed to Rural ...

Company gives prime real estate for a park

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ONTONAGON — A new lakeshore park near downtown Ontonagon will be established this summer. Lake Shore Systems has signed an agreement to lease 4.5 acres of lakefront property to Ontonagon Village for a public park. “The Lake Shore Land Lease is finalized thanks to a lot of communication ...

Renovation Schmenovation

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I have been watching a ridiculous amount of HGTV lately. Like, an alarming amount. So after a rainy-day binge session of “Flip or Flop,” I was inspired. I was going to tackle a project that has been bothering me for the last decade I have lived in my house. The stairs, with their awful, ...

Chassell project part of summer road list

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CHASSELL — The Michigan Department of Transportation has several projects happening this summer in parts of the Copper Country besides the reconstruction of Front Street in Hancock. Dan Weingarten, communications representative for MDOT in the Ishpeming Transportation Service Center, said ...

Distemper cases up this season

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HOUGHTON — Cases of canine distemper are on the rise in the Houghton area. Police Chief John Donnelly said between 10 and 20 animals have had to be put down locally between Houghton police and Michigan Technological University Public Safety. While a couple of foxes have been spotted, ...

Award brings project from concept to market

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HOUGHTON — After a proposal competition, a Michigan Tech program is set to award a research project with funding to bring the project to market. Senior members of the Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization (MTRAC) program met Thursday to hear proposals from three finalists for ...

Gayk: Sides ‘not that far apart’ on conservancy

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EAGLE RIVER — While various groups and people voice their concerns on the topic of conservancy lands in Keweenaw County, one County Board member is looking at both sides of the argument. Sandra Gayk feels that the divide between groups and people is not as wide as they may think. “I ...

Some conservancies do pay taxes: Keweenaw County Board member

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EAGLE RIVER — Keweenaw Community Forest Company (KCFC) will in fact pay taxes on a 320-parcel of land if a proposed land exchange between that company and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is finalized, said Sandra Gayk, Keweenaw County board member. A common argument against ...