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Still time to get Camp Josh Banquet tickets

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HOUGHTON — There is still time to get tickets for the annual Camp Josh Banquet and Gun Raffle on Saturday. “We have room for about 30 more,” said J.R. Richardson, one of the Camp Josh board members, speaking about Saturday evening’s fundraiser: a prime rib dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the ...

Lake Linden water rate could be rising

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By GARRETT NEESE gneese@mininggazette.com HOUGHTON — Halfway through the fiscal year, Lake Linden is in good shape, although more revenue-raising methods may be needed long term, Village Clerk Bob Poirier said during a seven-month budget update at Thursday’s Village Council meeting. ...

Rozsa presents open house

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HOUGHTON – The Rozsa Center and Department of Visual and Performing Arts presents the Rozsa gallery B show “Come In We’re Open”, an open house exhibition of the work of student sculptors’ work in progress, as a part of the “Project Learning Lab” alternative classroom project. ...

‘ChickenBus’ in Rozsa gallery A

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HOUGHTON – A chicken bus is a bright, loud, jostling work of public transportation in Guatemala. The Rozsa Center and Department of Visual and Performing Arts presents the Rozsa Gallery A Space show ChickenBus, featuring work by VPA faculty member Lisa Gordillo. ChickenBus is the first ...

Spelling bee winners

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The following are middle school spelling bee winners: 5th grade 1st place: Bethany Green, Houghton Elementary 2nd place: Laina Kariniemi, CLK Elementary 6th grade 1st place: Luma Alaraje, Houghton Elementary 2nd place: Chase Benson, Dollar Bay MS 7th grade 1st place: Leah ...

STEM funding cuts could lower quality of local education

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HANCOCK — With the The Michigan Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (MiSTEM) Council’s proposal to eliminate centers across the state, the school districts of the Upper Peninsula would eliminate several programs and services currently available to students and teachers. ...

Lake Linden OKs music festival

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LAKE LINDEN - The Lake Linden Village Council Thursday approved providing a site for a three-day music festival near the village campgrounds in June. Jerry Mitchell of Copper Island Productions presented the plan for the festival, which is scheduled for June 22-24. "I think it would be a ...

CTE cost can’t be covered without millage

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HANCOCK — The Copper Country Intermediate School District (CCISD) currently charges local school districts tuition for each student participating in a career technical education (CTE) course, but the tuition does not cover the costs of the program. In fact, the CCISD is losing $70,000 per ...

KBIC approves 2M for casino

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BARAGA — The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community authorized spending another $2 million Thursday to support its $40 million casino projects. Last year, KBIC voters approved spending $6.5 million on the Ojibwa Casino in Baraga and $33.5 million on the Ojibwa II in Marquette to renovate and expand ...

Miller named Lake Linden fire chief

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LAKE LINDEN — The Lake Linden Village Council ratified the vote of its Fire Department, approving a slate of officers Thursday. Earlier this month, the department selected Erik Miller as chief, Andrew Kotila as first assistant and Nick Meneguzzo as second assistant. Miller replaces former ...

STEM cut alternatives recommended

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HANCOCK — With the proposed loss of five math/science centers across the Upper Peninsula, the Michigan Mathematics and Science Centers Network (MMSCN) and the Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics & Environmental Education (WUPC) at Michigan Technological University, ...

KBIC hunters invited to deer harvest

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HOUGHTON — The Keweenaw Land Trust (KLT) invited hunters from the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community to harvest deer on the Abbaye Peninsula. “They have to get rid of the deer there,” said KBIC Councilman Gary Loonsfoot Jr., who said the approximately 40 remaining deer were raised a 1,245 ...

E-TC School Board goes into 2 closed sessions

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By SKIP SCHULZ For the Gazette The Ewen Trout-Creek School Board went into two separate closed sessions. The first was to discuss a student discipline matter, and the second was to go over the two-year contracts for superintendent/principal, business manager, and athletic director. Under ...

Little Eagles build snow snakes

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L’ANSE — Children in the Little Eagles program enjoyed an afternoon playing a traditional Native American winter game called snow snake. The 4-year-old children and their families played together Wednesday afternoon, taking turns throwing decorated poles down a track dug in the snow. The ...

Warm temps pause exploratory drilling

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HOUGHTON - Due to higher temperatures, Highland Copper Company Inc. temporarily stopped exploratory drilling in the edge of the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. “After drilling four core holes, Highland Copper has interrupted its winter exploration on a one-mile-square section of ...

Plaques honor Calumet grads killed in Vietnam

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CALUMET — Dave Talvensaari and Phillip Therrian wanted to create something to recognize a friend and former Calumet High School classmate who died in the Vietnam War, and what they came up with was a plaque made from bird’s eye maple. That plaque honoring Paul Pirkola is hanging in the ...

Dog care important for CopperDog race

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CALUMET — Since the CopperDog 150 and 80 dog sled races wouldn’t happen without dogs, their care during the races is important, and that is the responsibility of Jean Wilcox and others who work with here. Wilcox, who is the chief veterinarian for the CD 150 event, said there will be four ...

10 Things To Know Today: Feb. 24, 2017

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHO ASKED FBI TO DISPUTE RUSSIA REPORTS White House chief of staff Reince Priebus wanted a top FBI official to dispute media reports that President Donald Trump’s campaign advisers ...

Houghton applies for recycling grants

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HOUGHTON — Houghton could pursue several grants in the next two months.. Portage Lake Properties and Aspirus have accepted an offer for the former Aspirus Medical Arts Building contingent upon Michigan Economic Development Corp. acquisition assistance, Houghton City Manager Eric Waara said ...