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CLK gets new lathe

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CALUMET TOWNSHIP — The Calumet High School has received the donation of a new dual process CNC Lathe for the industrial arts program. The lathe was donated by Doug Jurmu from Royale, Inc., and is a great benefit to the program, said Christopher Davidson, CLK superintendent. “It has the ...

Students to give Horizons School new look with paint

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MOHAWK — Alan Sunn, manager of Sherwin Williams Paints in Houghton, has donated 10 gallons of primer and paints, paintbrushes, hats, can keys, and stir sticks to the Horizons Alternative High School to be used to cover and replace existing murals at the school. “We’re looking at ...

Ontonagon Housing Commision looks at improvements

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At the monthly meeting of the Ontonagon Village Housing Commission (OVHC), the board approved a motion to propose changes in their capital improvements budget. While the changes would have to go through a legally-mandated protocol, it is the first step toward improvements to area ...

Baraga EDC seeks local involvement

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The Baraga County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) and the village of L’Anse are seeking input and active involvement from local people and businesses involved with EDC committees and non-confidential economic development. The committees or “pillars of excellence” will focus on ...

Elks hosting fish fry and dance

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CALUMET — Celebrating 150 years of Elks charitable work, the local Copper Country 404 Lodge will host a fish fry and dance this Friday. The event is open to all and will run from 5 p.m. to midnight, with the meal from 5-8 p.m. and dance from 8 p.m. to midnight. The lodge often holds fish ...

Houghton skate park designers hold workshop

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HOUGHTON — A new skate park could be underway in Houghton this summer. Some of those features will spring from what local skateboarders had to say at a design workshop held Tuesday night in Houghton. Charlie Wilkins, a designer from the Los Angeles-based skate park design firm Spohn Ranch ...

Finlandia hosts BPA Day

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HANCOCK — Finlandia University's chapter of Business Professionals of America is hosting Business Professionals of America Day today with a full day of activities for Upper Peninsula high school and college students. “Our entire chapter is looking forward to this inaugural event, and I'm ...

Man, boy die in Trout Creek fire

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Two Trout Creek residents were killed in a fire Sunday morning, according to a release by the Ontonagon County Sheriff’s Office. David Saubert, 48, and David Saubert Jr., 6, were found within the home. No sheriff’s staff contacted Tuesday knew where the bodies were found within the home. ...

Village changes in Ontonagon

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ONTONAGON — The village council met Monday to make changes to village office operations and planned a budget workshop to discuss project funding. Notably, for village residents, the village hours will be reduced starting Monday, Feb. 19, due to staffing difficulties. Public hours will now ...

Creating dialogue about intersectionality and why it matters

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What is intersectionality? Those who attended the second session of the Michigan Technological University Center for Diversity and Inclusion's Diverse Dialogue series had the chance to delve into this topic on Monday afternoon. The series is hosted by the Campus Diversity educator Amy ...

Chassell FD quick action contained fuel spill: EPA

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CHASSELL TOWNSHIP — Most of the contaminated soil from the site of the Feb. 3 fatal four-car accident in Chassell Township has been removed, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) on-site coordinator said Monday. About 3,000 tons of contaminated soil had been removed as of ...

LL-H Board gets support system program update

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LAKE LINDEN — The Lake Linden-Hubbell Public Schools Board heard an update on the elementary school’s Multi-Tiered Systems of Support program from a faculty member. Last year, the elementary school rolled out its Positive Behavior Intervention Support System (PBIS), focusing on all ...

Funding from CLK Foundation helps maintain quality education

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CALUMET TOWNSHIP — In educational quality, Calumet High School ranks among the top 10 schools in the state of Michigan. The district has received recognition from US News & World Report for nine consecutive years and continues to strive to provide students educational opportunities to ...

Bitter cold doesn’t stop Barnelopet

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HANCOCK — With sunny skies, single digits, and a stiff wind the races went on Sunday. The annual Barnelopet (kids’ race) brought area families out with at least 52 kids participating in the races. Families skied along with older siblings. Grandparents and a few dogs waited at the finish ...

Stay cautious on roads when weather breaks

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HOUGHTON — In a perfect storm of distracted drivers, cold temperatures and driving too fast for the conditions high car accident rates could continue. Over the past several days police departments around the Keweenaw have reported high numbers of vehicle accidents despite relatively clear ...

Duo share weather, stories in new book

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Heat waves and blizzards were the talk of the day as The Friends of the L'Anse Area Schools Library hosted Karl Bohnak and Jack Deo Sunday afternoon. The duo gave a weather presentation and discussed their book, “Sunburns and Snowstorms.” Bohak is the chief meteorologist at Marquette TV6 ...

Snowmen Left Behind: Record building attempt at Tech

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HOUGHTON — “Does anybody need eyes?” “Eyes and ears over here.” In most contexts, that would be troubling to hear. At Sherman Field Saturday, it was part of the fun. Michigan Technological University set what appears to be a world record for the number of snowmen made in an hour ...