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Student council leaders address Hancock faculty

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HANCOCK — The Hancock High School conducted its weekly faculty meeting Monday morning, and the newly elected student council president, Michael Lancour, a senior, was present to represent the student body. Although he had no topics or issues to discuss, Principal Ezekiel Ohan gave Lancour the ...

Superior level expected to be above average in 2018

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HOUGHTON— Lake Superior water levels are predicted to remain above average but decrease slightly in the coming months. The US Army Corps of Engineers released its latest six-month Great Lakes water level forecast Monday. “The lake levels of the Great Lakes themselves, especially on Lake ...

Simplifying winter marina access in Ontonagon

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ONTONAGON — The Village Council is moving forward to ensure marina access in winter for both recreation and safety. All council members voted in favor of the move Monday, just one month after community member Vicky James proposed it in November. At the time, the suggestion was recommended ...

Panel of social engineers suggests fixes for society’s ills

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HOUGHTON — The benefits of an active church, statistical literacy and early intervention for at-risk populations were among the topics discussed at a Saturday forum on reinventing local democracy at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Micah Cavaleri, a parishioner at Good Shepherd, organized ...

Tech students tackle environment

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HOUGHTON — The Portage Lake District Library hosted a public forum on environmental issues that affect us globally and locally. The forum was presented Monday evening by Michigan Technological University students from the Communications for Natural Resources course. The forum consisted of ...

1-car crash injures driver

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A 66-year-old female was injured Monday when she lost control of her vehicle, according to a release from the Houghton County Sheriff’s Office. At approximately 6:47 p.m. Monday, deputies were dispatched to Paradise Road near Pilgrim Road in Portage Township to investigated a one-vehicle ...

Buffalo Reef meeting postponed

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LAKE LINDEN, Mich. (AP) — Government officials have postponed a public meeting to discuss protecting crucial fish spawning areas on a Lake Superior reef in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The state Department of Natural Resources says the meeting on the threat to Buffalo Reef originally ...

Robot Game: Houghton hosts robotics challenge

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HOUGHTON — Competing for the chance to move on to state championships, local middle school students tested themselves and their robots. Houghton Middle school hosted the inaugural FIRST Tech Challenge Saturday. With 20 teams competing from around Michigan, four will move on to the state ...

Restaurants reshuffling in Houghton

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HOUGHTON — The restaurant market has been one of changing faces for the year of 2017. At least three new businesses have opened and one has closed it’s doors, all at the tail end of the year. The Houghton Hardee’s location abruptly closed on Nov. 14. City Manager Eric Waara said the ...

Hometown Christmas a huge success for Ontonagon residents

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ONTONAGON — A weekend of Christmas festivities descended on downtown Ontonagon for another year of fun. The 17th Annual Ontonagon Hometown Christmas celebration turned out to be one of the biggest the community has ever seen. Organizers attributed the large turnout for the events, and to ...

Local panel of social experts talks about rethink of democracy

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HOUGHTON — What things can the Keweenaw learn from intentional communities, and how can the community be re-envisioned? Those issues were explored at a panel at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Saturday. Micah Cavaleri, a parishioner at Good Shepherd, organized the panel. He said he had ...

Young women get to explore careers in automotive tech

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HANCOCK — The Copper Country Intermediate School District’s Automotive Technology class recently hosted a non-traditional Women in Automotive Career Day in which only female students were permitted to attend. The purpose of the class was to encourage female students to explore automotive ...

Riding for diabetes awarness proves educational

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The beginning of December marks the end of Baraga County’s “Go Blue” events for Diabetes Awareness month, but the awareness doesn’t stop there. The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Health System holds monthly events to bring awareness and education to the community about Diabetes. The ...

Chamber members get annual update

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HOUGHTON — 2017 was a transitional year for the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce, and ultimately a successful one, said President Brian Donnelly. The organization should finished with cash reserves of $30,000 more than at the close of 2016, Donnelly said at the Chamber’s annual meeting ...

‘Lights of Love’ kicks off Thursday

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The holiday season is the best time to reflect and give. The annual Lights of Love program put on by the Portage Health Ladies Auxiliary is quickly approaching. The program will kick off the holiday season by allowing people to honor family members and friends with a tree lighting on Dec. 7 at ...

New classes will be offered for 2018 school year

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HANCOCK — The Copper Country Intermediate School District is moving forward quickly in developing classes in the Career and Technical Education department. George Stockero, CCISD superintendent, plans to have classes ready by September 1, 2018. The new classes are not just in construction ...

UP logger trades machines for horses

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BARAGA — The air is crisp and the woods are still; it's just another day on the job for Dean Washer and his logging team. “It's nice and quiet out here and peaceful … I couldn't ask for a better job,” Wascher said. He logs five days a week with Bonnie and Star his two Belgian draft ...