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UPHS — Portage receives honor

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cently received an honor of quality from its parent company. The hospital has been recognized as a Duke LifePoint Quality Affiliate. The designation recognizes hospitals within the LifePoint Health system that have enrolled in the LifePoint National Quality Program and succeeded succeeded in ...

4th of July planning in full gear

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Planning for the Fourth of July celebration that has happened in South Range every year since 1906 is well under way. “It will be our 113th year this year,” said Mike Renier, chairman of the committee in charge of the events. The event will include the usual parade, games and races and ...

Residents join local anti-abortion protest

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HOUGHTON — About 30 Copper Country residents marched across the Portage Lake Lift Bridge Tuesday as part of a nationwide protest against a wave of anti-abortion laws being passed or proposed across the country. “The bans are medically unsound, and women are going to rally,” said Susan ...

Solar project would generate energy, learning options for Houghton

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HOUGHTON — Houghton students might get a new learning tool, while the building would save money through renewable energy. Members of the group behind a project to install a solar panel array on the roof of the Houghton High School locker room building spoke at Monday’s Houghton-Portage ...

KBIC to vote on marijuana business

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The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC) tribal council is considering the purchase of a $3 million medical marijuana business, Fresh Coast Farms, built into the Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) transmitter site formerly run by the U.S. Navy in Marquette County, south of Humboldt. The issue is ...

Concert held memorializing music teacher

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DOLLAR BAY — In 23 years as Dollar Bay-Tamarack City’s K-12 music teacher, Paula McKaig saw many students from kindergarten to graduation, instilling in them a lifelong love of music. Saturday, many of them came back to remember her life the best way they could think of — with music. ...

Green space benefits Calumet community

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CALUMET — As the Village Council moves forward with creating a new green space on Fifth Street, it also has plans to revitalize Agassiz Park on Fourth Street. Trustee Nathan Anderson said in an interview that he will soon be inviting village residents to volunteer for a clean-up effort in ...

School Board to hire new superintendent

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HANCOCK — The Board of Education will announce its final selection of a new superintendent at its regular monthly meeting Monday, which will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the high school multi-purpose room. Drawing from an original list of 10 applications, last week board members narrowed the ...

Area students receive KEDA trade scholarships

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HANCOCK — Nine high school seniors in the Copper Country received $1,000 scholarships to trade programs this month as part of the Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance (KEDA) scholarship. Started in 2013, the scholarship fund has raised more than $35,000 and supported 45 students going ...

Village Council moves forward with new green space

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CALUMET — The Village Council, in moving forward with revitalization projects, met in special session Thursday to discuss obtaining topsoil for the creation of a Fifth Street green space, that could be used during the summer for a farmer’s market, and a host of various events. The ...

Program to save energy costs in Ontonagon County

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ninsula Planning & Development Region (WUPPDR) has been awarded funding to assist the village of Ontonagon in pursuing community energy planning to supplement or update existing plans. During this week’s village council meeting, Angela Yu and Melissa Davis gave a presentation to the ...

Hancock discusses property changes

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The Hancock City Council took the first steps toward purchasing the former Neil’s Taxi lot and clearing it for more overnight winter parking at Wednesday’s regular meeting. According to Hancock city manager Bill Givens, the parcel, at 201 East Franklin St., was one of three properties ...

Ontonagon property removal in question during meeting

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oments that only take a second or two that ends up being the most remembered. This was the case at this week’s Ontonagon Village Council meeting. Right before the council voted on the resolution to accept the $50,000 Demolition Grant from the Michigan Land Bank Fast Track Authority to help ...

No solution here: County officials cite Kitwen shortcomings

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HOUGHTON — Turning Camp Kitwen into a county jail would pose a myriad of financial and logistical problems, Houghton County officials said at Tuesday’s board meeting. About 12 county officials recently toured the former minimum-security prison camp, located near Painesdale. It has been ...

Jail task force sets first meeting date

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HOUGHTON — Houghton County’s jail task force will have its first meeting at the end of the month. The task force, which is charged with making recommendations for the best option for replacing or adding onto the jail, will meet at 6 p.m., May 28, in the Houghton County Circuit Courtroom. ...

Candidates spend evening interviewed by school board

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HANCOCK — As scheduled, the Board of Education conducted interviews in a public forum Tuesday evening, at which they asked the same questions to three candidates, Steve Patchin, director of career services at Michigan Technological University, Chris Salani, athletic director at Hancock Public ...