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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 ...

Air base brownfield has potential for future green uses

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Environmental investigative work that will be conducted at the former Calumet Air Force Base on Mount Horace Greeley must restore the site to “pre-Air Force conditions” with the intention of finding a re-use for the property, said Chuck Bennetts, Keweenaw County Brownfield Redevelopment ...

Road project going as expected with occasional traffic backups

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HANCOCK — The reconstruction of Front Street in Hancock has begun, and according to Dan Weingarten, the project is progressing as expected. Weingarten, Michigan Department of Transportation communications representative for the Superior Region at the Ishpeming Transportation Service Center, ...

CTE proposal pitched to district with robust CTE

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PAINESDALE — Vocational trades were on the menu at the Adams Township Schools Board meeting Wednesday. In addition to offering a culinary class to Jeffers High School students next year, the school board was asked to support expanding career-technical education (CTE) offerings for all area ...

County buys access to dam for $1

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HOUGHTON — The Houghton County Board voted Tuesday to pay the state $1 to secure access for the Otter Lake Dam. The county paid the state for an easement on 1.63 acres. The county gets an easement on the existing road to the dam through the state property, and 100-foot buffer all around ...

Houghton County to fix marina docks

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HOUGHTON — The Houghton County Marina will be getting some much-needed dock repairs. The county did a study of the marina 10 years ago which revealed the piers had 10 to 15 years left. One of the marina’s dividing piers broke off three or four feet above the seabed. “Last fall, we ...

Repaired bot goes to State

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HOUGHTON — The Houghton High School FIRST robotics team began their quest for a world championship in January, but the quest ended in April at the state championship competition. Christopher Doig, FIRST robotics coach for the Houghton High School Superior Roboworks team, wrote in an e-mail ...

Friendly changes made to Houghton Avenue bike route

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HOUGHTON — In an effort to make Houghton Avenue more bicycle-friendly, some stop signs will be removed and more will be added on north-south routes routes intersecting with the street. The Houghton City Council Wednesday approved a list of changes for 11 intersections on Houghton ...

Bike-friendly changes made to Houghton Avenue

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• Fifth Street: Install a stop sign for downhill traffic, allow uphill traffic to continue as is and install yield signs on Houghton Avenue. • Third Street: Install stop signs on Third Street and remove stop signs on Houghton Avenue. • Second Street: Install stop signs on Second ...

KEDA presents 9 skilled-trades scholarships

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HANCOCK — Nine local high school seniors pursuing training in skilled trades received $500 scholarships at Wednesday’s Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance meeting: •Evan Platzke of Jeffers High School, who is going to the welding program at the Advanced Welding Institute in Eagle ...

Brownfield panel looks at former saw mill

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EAGLE RIVER — Chuck Bennetts, chairman of the Keweenaw County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority, discussed three brownfield sites his organization has worked with since its founding and having received a $200,000 grant from the Michigan Department of Environmental Protection Agency in 2009. ...

Rookie success generates robotics interest in L’Anse

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L’ANSE — The L’Anse High School FIRST robotics team made it to the state championship at Saginaw Valley State University, and that’s where their participation ended, but Cara Wightman said it was good experience for them anyway. Wightman, who is the team’s coach, said the LHS team ...

Senate candidate found dead after repeat drunk driving arrest

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LANSING — Following a years-long public battle with alcoholism, state Rep. John Kivela, D-Marquette, was found dead in his Lansing home Tuesday. Lansing Police Department Public Information Officer Robert Merritt said authorities responded to a residence on the 200 block of North Chestnut ...