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Township looks to KNHP for property support

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CALUMET TOWNSHIP — Calumet Township government has been purchasing historic buildings in the township for about 30 years, and now the current board is seeking financial support from the Keweenaw National Historical Park for some of those properties. Paul Lehto, Calumet Township supervisor, ...

‘Build day’ planned for C.J. Sullivan Elem.

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L’ANSE — L’Anse Area Schools are looking for people to help build a new playground in June. After having a series of successful fundraisers, the aging C.J. Sullivan Elementary School playground will get a much-needed facelift. Superintendent Susan Tollefson told the board the “build ...

Hearing in Court: Defendants hear drug charges

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HOUGHTON — Two suspects in a drug bust in Lake Linden appeared for pre-trial hearings in Houghton County Circuit Court Monday. Breon Garner, 26, of Detroit, and Willie Nelson, 48, of Lake Linden, had their pretrials continued to May 31. Garner and Nelson were among four people arrested ...

Onto. schools seek millage

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ONTONAGON — As the ink still is not dry from the May 2 millage where Ontonagon County voters rejected an Ontonagon Area School District (OASD) request for a renewal of the district’s sinking fund, the OASD School Board voted unanimously to go back to the voters again. It was at last ...

Superintendent: Referendum projects will begin in summer

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HOUGHTON — Some of the smaller parts of work under Houghton-Portage Township Schools’ $10.895 million bond issue will be done this summer, Superintendent Doreen Klingbeil said Monday. Voters approved the bond this month. Larger projects, such as construction at the elementary school ...

L’Anse teachers report behavior techniques

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L’ANSE — Teachers updated the School Board about the benefits of the integration of a positive, consistent method of addressing behavioral problems. The teachers are working with Michigan’s Integrated Behavior and Learning Support Initiative (MIBLSI), which was introduced in the grade ...

Die-in: Local people gather to protest AHCA

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HOUGHTON — About 50 people gathered Saturday in Houghton for a “die-in” to protest the U.S. House of Representatives passing the American Health Care Act. According to one of the signs carried by protesters, Houghton’s Veterans Park was labeled the “Congressman Jack Bergman Memorial ...

Graffiti, floor damage, litter at Quincy dry house building

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP — For Tom Wright, the damage being done at the Quincy No. 8 shaft isn’t being done by bad people, just thoughtless people. “These are not hoodlums,” he said. “They’re just kids.” At the dry house on the property owned by the Quincy Mine Hoist Association off ...

Golf outing, auction next in fundraising for hospital canopy

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ONTONAGON — A July golf outing and silent auction are the latest plans of the Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital Foundation to help pay for a canopied entrance. “On the heels of a successful community open house celebration for the new emergency department and inpatient unit at Aspirus Ontonagon ...

Air Force lists site cleanup partners

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Mike Brady of the Air Force Civil Engineer has been at the former Calumet Air Force Station in Keweenaw County as the cleanup studies of that brownfield move forward with a remedial investigation, work on which will begin this week. “The next phase of work is a feasibility study,” Brady ...

Tues. open house on Torch Lake project

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LAKE LINDEN — The cleanup of the toxic materials left over from the copper-mining era continues, and on Tuesday, state and federal officials will present information about those efforts. Amy Keranen, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality project manager for the Abandoned Mining ...

10 Things to Know Today: May 15, 2017

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By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHY THIS NORTH KOREA MISSILE TEST IS DIFFERENT Pyongyang claims it can carry a heavy nuclear warhead and outsiders see a significant technological jump with ...

Return of the King: Burger King coming back to Houghton

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HOUGHTON — A new Burger King could be open in Houghton as soon as the end of the summer, the building’s owner said Friday. “It’s really aggressive, but that is currently the plan,” said Adam Velarde, CEO of the Chicago-based Cave Enterprises. “Working with Houghton has been very ...

Jeffers to add culinary class to CTE lineup

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PAINESDALE — The Adams Township Schools Board heard about plans to expand Jeffers High School’s career technical education curriculum at its meeting on Wednesday. Alumnus John Paul Pietila of Traverse Engineering gave the board a brief overview of plans to offer a culinary class in the ...

Ontonagon’s 107-year-old bank looks to be getting new owner

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ONTONAGON — Staff at the Citizens State Bank in Ontonagon is expected to stay on if the bank is sold to Honor Credit Union. “At this time both Honor Credit Union and Citizens State Bank of Ontonagon anticipate that all employees of Citizens State Bank of Ontonagon will become employees of ...

Ontonagon Repubs talk economic development

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The Ontonagon County Republican Party had an extensive discussion dealing with Economic Development at their monthly meeting. This included the recent Ontonagon County Economic Development Corporation passing a resolution in support of weather Information equipment for the County Airport, ...

Air base cleanup begins with enviro investigation

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EAGLE RIVER — Mike Brady of the Air Force Civil Engineer Center offered a description of scheduled environmental activities at the former Calumet Air Force Station (CAFS) located on Mount Horace Greeley. “We’re here to describe some of the project objectives,” Brady said during a ...

Depot’s doors open to public, donations

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CALUMET TOWNSHIP — The former train depot at Oak Street and Ninth Street in Calumet Township is finally being renovated, and township officials are conducting a fundraiser to help cover the costs of the work. Debra Aubin, Calumet Township treasurer, said from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. June 3, there ...