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Calumet clerk criticized for multiple meeting no-shows

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CALUMET — Village Clerk Rob Tarvis came under fire from Village Council members at last Tuesday’s meeting. Tarvis was not present to defend himself, which was one of the criticisms. The meeting was the second consecutive meeting in which Tarvis was absent. Resident Nathan Anderson ...

Meth Lab discovered

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RIPLEY — Police found a single-pot methamphetamine lab Tuesday afternoon in a home near Mont Ripley, according to a Houghton County Sheriff’s Office report. At 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, deputies responded to a medical call at a residence on Royce Road for two unresponsive persons, according to ...

Pelkola remembered for life’s endeavors

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Longtime Ontonagon County Board Chairman John Edwin Pelkola died peacefully at his home last week. Remembered for his devotion to his life's endeavors, the 74-year-old Trout Creek resident passed away Feb. 23. One of the founders of SONCO Ambulance, Pelkola taught at Ewen-Trout Creek High ...

Local students competing in state poetry competition

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HOUGHTON — Students from the Copper Country are heading to Lansing this week to compete against students across the state in the annual Poetry Out Loud competition. In the nationwide program, students memorize and recite classic poems. The state winner receives $200 and an all-expenses-paid ...

Calumet village has new manager

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CALUMET — After much discussion over the village administrative contract, the council appointed Joseph Snow as village manager. “We’ve been working on this for a long time,” Sandra Johnson, trustee, told the board. “We’ve been working with Joe, and have had his expertise help ...

Clerk’s performance ‘attacked’

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CALUMET — Village Clerk Rob Tarvis received criticism over his performance at last week’s regular monthly meeting. Trustee Peggy Germain said Tarvis was in violation of the law when he refused to attach a letter to the previous month’s meeting minutes written by her. Also at issue, ...

Village supports airport improvements

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ONTONAGON — The Ontonagon Village Council will join at least one of the nearby townships to support Ontonagon County Airport improvements. The county board will consider investing in an automated weather system for the airport this year, to enable more planes to use the airport more often. ...

Speech viewers stunned by on-script, less fiery Trump

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Who was that calm, composed man, and what has he done with Donald Trump? That may have been the most common reaction from the viewers of the president’s address to Congress on Tuesday night. Those looking for fireworks came away empty. What they witnessed instead was a poised and ...

10 things to know today – Wed., March 1, 2017

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. TRUMP HERALDS ‘NEW CHAPTER OF AMERICAN GREATNESS’ The president, addressing Congress for the first time, calls for overhauling the nation’s health care system and significantly ...

Business as usual: Sparks fly at Ontonagon council meeting

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ONTONAGON — The Ontonagon Village Council heard the beginning of the Declaration of Independence from resident Bill Johnson during the public comment period at Monday’s meeting. “You’re public servants, not dictators,” said Johnson, who has regularly sparred with the council over a ...

Power back on: Logging truck accident hits 1,300 customers

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ATLANTIC MINE — A logging truck accident knocked out power to parts of Adams Township for six hours Monday. About 1,300 Upper Peninsula Power Co. customers in South Range, Painesdale and Trimountain were affected by the outage, which lasted from about 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., said UPPCO ...

DNR holding forums on wildlife habitat

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HOUGHTON — Private landowners can accomplish wildlife habitat enhancement goals and objectives by carefully implementing a well-written resource management plan from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Using a Natural Resources Conservation Service grant, the DNR will offer ...

UPWARD announces new COO

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ESCANABA – The UPWARD Talent Council recently announced that Cherilynn Lampinen has become Chief Operations Officer for the Upper Peninsula workforce development agency. As a workforce development leader in the Upper Peninsula, Lampinen brings to the position a proven record of success in ...

Put your best fork forward during National Nutrition Month 2017

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HANCOCK – March is National Nutrition Month and to celebrate, the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department and the Michigan Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program joins with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to remind us that each bite counts.  This year's theme inspires us to ...

10 things to know today – Tues., Feb. 28, 2017

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. 1. TRUMP READIES FOR PRIME-TIME SPEECH With his first address to Congress, the president gets an opportunity to refocus his young administration on the economic issues that helped him get ...

Power Outage

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By GRAHAM JAEHNIG gjaehnig@mininggazette.com ATLANTIC MINE — A report of a power outage in Adams Township was confirmed this morning by Upper Peninsula Power Company personnel. An UPPCO spokesman who would only identified himself as Kyle, said in a telephone interview that as of 8:40 a.m. ...

Crash sends 3 to hospital

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Michigan State Police PORTAGE TOWNSHIP — A three-vehicle accident Sunday morning sent three people to the hospital on the Houghton Canal Road, near M-26, according to a release from the Michigan State Police-Calumet Post. A vehicle driven by Darcy Way, a 52-year-old male of Eau Claire, ...