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Politics and places of worship; It’s a slippery slope

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Dear Readers: The letter from a woman who left her church because she did not want to hear political sermons brought an avalanche of mail. The majority wrote about the tax-free status that churches enjoy. Here are two examples, which I am including because they are so succinct. They are ...

Standardized test this spring will provide advantages

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HANCOCK — While the U.S. Department of Education has stated standardized testing, in some form, will occur this spring, but late last month suggested that states can submit requests for waivers from accountability and school identification requirements included in the Elementary and Secondary ...

Stones aren’t a normal part of the BCG treatment picture

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DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m not able to get any straight answers from the doctors about a serious issue my husband is having. He was diagnosed in August 2019 with bladder cancer. In early September 2019, the tumor, part of the lining and end of the ureter were removed and tested, and we were told ...

Hancock City Council OKs property sale

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HANCOCK — The Hancock City Council approved the sale of the former Neil’s Taxi building on Franklin Street for residential development at its meeting Wednesday. “It’s been a long time coming, but it’s all good, I think,” said Mayor Paul LaBine. “It’s a nice improvement on a ...

Why Not? If you’re okay with it, follow your heart and try

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Dear Annie: I’m a mom to three beautiful little boys, all under the age of 10. Although I love my kids more than anything, I’ve always wanted to have a little girl. When I talk about it with my husband, he says he’s content with our boys and that if we have another child, it’s bound to ...

Let’s play for hockey

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Sometimes, when introducing one of my organ concerts, I will begin by saying: “When I used to play for the Minnesota North Stars and The Detroit Red Wings Hockey Teams........It is what is known as an “attention grabber.” Instantly, I would have the audience’s full attention. There ...

Getting hot in here

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Garrett Neese/Daily Mining Gazette Members of the Hancock Fire Department aim water at a beam on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge Friday night. About 7:55 p.m., there were reports of smoke coming from a steel beam below signs on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge where the Michigan Department of ...

An expert is best when it comes to hormone therapy needs

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DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 75-year-old woman who has been suffering from four to five bouts of hot flashes with night sweats (about every two hours from bedtime until morning) since I stopped taking HRT at age 62. I haven’t had an uninterrupted night’s sleep since then, and I rarely wake up ...

Public comment open for Eagle Harbor improvement plan

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EAGLE HARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The public has the opportunity to give its ideas on the final design concept for improvements at Eagle Harbor State Harbor in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. A 15-day public comment period runs through March 19, according to the Michigan Department of Natural ...

US states look to step up wolf kills, pushed by Republicans

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BILLINGS, Mont. — Payments for dead wolves. Unlimited hunting of the animals. Shooting wolves from the air. Wolf hunting policies in some states are taking an aggressive turn, as Republican lawmakers and conservative hunting groups push to curb their numbers and propose tactics shunned by ...

Bussiere added to the Hancock P.E. staff

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HANCOCK — Hancock Central High School is excited to announce that Stacy Bussiere has recently been hired as their new physical education teacher. Bussiere brings with her 12 years of experience in the professional health and fitness field, including personal training and teaching fitness ...

Scholarship applications now available

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HOUGHTON — The Rice Memorial Clinic Foundation is pleased to announce that Community Mental Health Careers Scholarship Awards are available again this year. The Foundation established the program in 1992 to promote careers in professions related to Community Mental Health. A $600 scholarship ...

State forest fuelwood permits available now at no cost

Outdoors

For the second year in a row, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources will offer free permits to cut fuelwood from dead and downed trees in approved areas of Michigan’s state forests. This year, fuelwood season began March 1 – earlier than in previous years to help people who might be ...

MDHHS awarded prestigious gold-level Veteran-Friendly Employer status

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LANSING – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has been promoted to a Gold-Level Veteran-Friendly Employer by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA). “With over 400 veteran employees, we have long been committed to recruiting and retaining those who have served ...