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Pigs n Heat returns for another year

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HOUGHTON — The annual Pigs n Heat benefit hockey game between local police and local fire department members is returning for yet another year. Lt. Nick Roberts of the Houghton City Police said the game is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 3 at the MacInnes Student Ice Arena in the Student ...

Ontonagon Council wants plan before surrendering deed

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ONTONAGON — The question of transferring the deed for the village’s Housing Commission property to the commission remains on the table after Monday’s Village Council meeting. Since 2017 the commission has been requesting a deed transfer of land to get funding for natural gas system ...

Wind Farms take center stage at board meeting

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BARAGA TOWNSHIP — The Township Board appointed Susan Durham as a new member of the planning commission at the meeting on Tuesday evening. Durham will be taking over for Jeff Sprenkle. Her term will be starting immediately and will go until March 2020. The board heard an update on roads ...

Baraga delays shrine donation

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BARAGA — The Village Council moved closer to a decision on whether it will donate to the Baraga Shrine. Village Manager LeAnn LeClaire, said the village could use WPPI funds for the donation. Council members discussed whether it would be a one-time donation or ongoing. LeClaire said it ...

LLH board elects officers

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LAKE LINDEN — The Lake Linden-Hubbell Public School District Board selected officers at its reorganizational meeting Monday night. The board selected Patricia Burton as president, Jeff Dennis as vice president, Lori Ambuehl as secretary and Kim Codere as treasurer. Codere, who had ...

New superintendent starts at CLK Schools

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CALUMET — Chris Davidson became the new superintendent of the Public Schools of Calumet-Laurium-Keweenaw on Jan. 2 with the start of the new semester. Davidson replaced Dale Pierce, who retired after 29 years with the district, 13 years of which were as superintendent. Davidson, who was ...

County Board makes new-year appointments

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HOUGHTON — The County Board reappointed Tim Palosaari as vice chairman in its first meeting of 2018. Meeting days remain on the Tuesday following the second Monday of the month. The exception is the October meeting, which will take place on Oct. 16. Palosaari and commissioners Anton Pintar ...

OVHC considers issues during meeting

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The Ontonagon Village Housing Commission discussed the possibility of taking money from their budget to hire an attorney and pay for an additional audit. Throughout 2017, the Ontonagon Village Housing Commission (OVHC) Board has been seeking to get the deed for the land that their senior and ...

Houghton man found frozen in woods near Niagara

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MARINETTE, Wis. — Niagara firefighters recovered the frozen body of a young Houghton man Sunday evening after a resident earlier in the day reported an abandoned vehicle on a snowmobile trail off Barlow Lake and Brown Spur roads in the town of Niagara, Wis. The man was identified as Jacob ...

Red Kettle short of goal, but optimistic about the outlook for 2018

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HANCOCK — The Salvation Army’s 2017 Red Kettle Campaign fell short of its goal by 19.6 percent, said Capt. Leonita Schweigert. Final totals showed that $52,254.79 was raised, while the goal was $65,000. “All of the credit goes to the community who drop in change, dollars, and checks ...

Budget deficit drops at Baraga Area Schools

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BARAGA — A budget deficit for the Baraga Area Schools District has decreased from $372,138 to $251,112, Superintendent Richard Sarau announced at a Monday board meeting. The decrease is due to “a little bit more money from state aid,” said Sarau. He said although it has dropped down ...

Salvation Army prepares for upcoming offerings to youths

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HANCOCK — Critical funding for the Salvation Army’s programs includes donations received throughout the year, as well as a direct mail campaign, Capt. Leonita Schweigert said, in addition to the annual Red Kettle campaign. Year-round funding supports many youth outreach programs, many of ...

Ontonagon resident says floods a-coming

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ONTONAGON — The question of flood preparation was raised at Monday’s Village Council meeting. Since 2017 high water levels on the Ontonagon River and Lake Superior have been causing issues for local residents. Those with property near bodies of water are experiencing flooding and water ...

LL-H discusses how to spend remains of bond issue funds

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LAKE LINDEN — The Lake Linden-Hubbell Public School District has until August to spend the remaining $130,000 of a bond issue approved by a 2016 voter referendum for school improvements. The district Board discussed options for the money at its meeting Monday night. Superintendent Craig ...

Township tweaks marijuana rules

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PORTAGE — The Portage Township Board made minor changes to its marijuana ordinance on Monday. The board added a provision for a time stamp to applications received based on the date submitted. Initially, the ordinance did not have a limit on the number of marijuana dispensaries, making ...

Press Release

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Aug. 21, 2018 Portage Health Auxiliary announces grant opportunity Portage Health Auxiliary release Hancock, MI – The Portage Health Auxiliary is a non-profit organization, whose mission is to serve the health and well-being of elderly and youth causes in Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw and ...

Donations Down: Still time to fill charity shortage

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HANCOCK — Donations to charities were down significantly, more than organizations had hoped for this past holiday season. Capt. Leonida Schweigert of the Hancock Salvation Army said while the Red Kettle fundraising campaign raised a little more than $50,000, the total is about $15,000 ...

South Range looks to improve area

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SOUTH RANGE — The Common Council of the Village of South Range has been working for more community involvement and improvement, goals that continue into the new year. Towards the end of 2017, the council sent a letter updating residents and committing to better community reach and ...

Rosza Center to host memorial benefit for charity

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HOUGHTON — The impact of one life is not to be underestimated. In that spirit, a memorial benefit is planned for longtime Keweenaw resident Ken Steiner who passed away Jan. 1, 2017. All proceeds will go to Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly, where Steiner volunteered for 30 years. Known ...