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Ladies Night opens holiday shopping season in Calumet

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CALUMET — It was Open Season on Sales during the Main Street Calumet Ladies Night, which took place on the opening day of deer season, Nov. 15. The night was a success for local business owners who saw increased sales and foot traffic from the event, said Leah Polzien, MSC executive ...

UP doctor writes book

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Dr. Shahar Madjar, a urologist working in several hospitals in the U.P. has recently published his book Is Life Too Long? Essays about Life, Death, and Other Trivial Matters. The book is a collection of 18 selected essays and tales, all of which were first published in The Mining Journal and ...

Clean school: Houghton approves audit, coaches

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HOUGHTON — Houghton-Portage Township Schools approved its audit report at its meeting Monday, and also approved winter coaches and a parent advisory committee member. The district received a clean opinion, the highest possible level, said Christina Smigowski of Rukkila, Negro & ...

Better space: Life Outreach Center has a new home

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This post has been edited to correct the center's hours. The Life Outreach Center, a community resource for new and expecting mothers, has recently moved from its previous location on Sheldon Avenue in Houghton to Quincy Street in Hancock. There were a number of reasons that the previous ...

Hancock High’s ELO gives students an advantage

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HANCOCK — In spite some on-going opposition, the high school’s Extended Learning Opportunities (ELO) center is a valuable tool for teachers and students students, who do not hesitate to utilize it to great advantage. Ezekiel Ohan created the ELO shortly after he accepted the position as ...

Lake Linden has clean audit

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LAKE LINDEN — Lake Linden-Hubbell Public Schools received a clean audit in its most recent report. Sturos CPA of Calumet prepared the report, which covered the most recent fiscal year ending June 30. The district had received about $10,000 less than anticipated at the end of the year. ...

Contentious commission meeting in L’Anse

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L’ANSE — Another meeting of the L’Anse township planning commission grew contentious on Wednesday night, as members of the Friends of the Huron Mountains (FOHM) pressed the commission for answers to questions about the proposed wind farm, the Summit Lake Wind Project. At the beginning ...

Dinners bring togetherness in Keweenaw

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MOHAWK — From Marquette to Mohawk, Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly hosted nine Thanksgiving dinners in the western Upper Peninsula on Thursday, giving seniors and volunteers a sense of community. Seventy-six turkeys were cooked at Michigan Technological University Tuesday for the ...

Trip Home for Holiday Delayed

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Garrett Neese/Daily Mining Gazette Traffic on the Houghton side of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge was backed up to the Michigan Technological University campus along College Avenue on Wednesday afternoon during an hour-long outage. When the bridge went up about 3:50 p.m. to let a U.S. Coast ...

LL-H students contribute to Whiz Kids’ sand project

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LAKE LINDEN — Working with the Whiz Kids, fifth graders at Lake Linden-Hubbell Elementary School made concrete paperweights with stamp sand as a principal component on Tuesday. The Whiz Kids are an academic team from Lake Linden-Hubbell High School that have been competing in eCYBERMISSION, a ...

Hancock HS ELO Center proving worth to students

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HANCOCK — When the high school computer lab re-opened in 2017, it opened as the Extended Learning Opportunity (ELO) Center, which was intended for more proficient students wanting more attention, while having more decisions in their own education. Since January, the ELO has evolved into ...

MSP grant gives CCISD secure entry

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HANCOCK — Security at the Copper Country Intermediate School District (CCISD) buildings is getting a boost in the form of a Michigan State Police (MSP) School Safety grant. Superintendent George Stockero shared the details with the CCISD board at Tuesday’s regular meeting. “We are ...

L’Anse school board approves audit

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L’ANSE — The L’Anse Area Schools (LAS) Board had its regular meeting on Monday night and received the results of the annual audit. The board also approved some additional expenses for the budget and heard reports from staff. The audit results were presented by Debbie Bradford from ...

Alum tells students to CLIMB

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HOUGHTON — Recently, Michigan Technological University (MTU) invited five of its young and accomplished alumni to return and speak as part of its Five Under 35 event. One of the speakers was Kevin Moran, a 2010 mechanical engineering graduate who now works as lead designer at H3D Gamma. H3D ...

Onto schools launch new reading drive tive

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This school year, Ontonagon teachers, staff, and students united to begin a reading initiative. The teaching staff decided to start the program. “I got the idea from a family member downstate. Over 250 students, faculty, and staff participate in this,” according to Tammy Lancioni, ...

More Than Tech: Homeland Security analyst says MTU offers options

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HOUGHTON — “The Social Science Department at Michigan Tech does not get the credit that it deserves,” Amy Storer said during her Five Under 35 presentation in Michigan Technological University’s (MTU) Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts. Storer was invited to return to MTU, where she ...

Hancock set for Nordic-style Christmas Walk

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HANCOCK — Carol Freeman of the Hancock Business and Professionals Association addressed the Hancock City Council last Wednesday to discuss the upcoming 39th annual Christmas Walk on Friday from 6-8 p.m. There are a number of activities to look forward to during the celebration, she said. ...

Parental involvement in conferences signal approval of programs

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HANCOCK — Middle and High School Principal Ezekiel Ohan presented his monthly report at Monday’s School Board meeting, in which he said the recent middle and high schools’ parent-teacher conferences were successful. “We had easy access as something that was brought up by a ...

H-PT Schools Foundation seeks growth

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HOUGHTON — After a long period of dormancy, the Houghton-Portage Township Schools Foundation is becoming more active, and looking to get word out about its offerings. President Rob Fay and Vice President Ryan Greenley spoke about the foundation to the Houghton-Portage Township Schools Board ...