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Ontonagon looks to fill board seat

ONTONAGON — This past Monday, the Ontonagon Area School District sent out agendas and posted their school board meeting. The meeting was scheduled to start at 7 p.m. However, the Board had met earlier that day at 5:30 p.m. With multiple media representatives showing up at 7, the board ...

Public hearing scheduled in Ontonagon

ONTONAGON — School financing was a topic at the special board meeting on Wednesday, from state funding and passing a resolution to support adequate funding for Michigan schools to local school financing. On a local level, it will be on June 24 that the board will go over the 2019-20 general ...

Program to save energy costs in Ontonagon County

ninsula Planning & Development Region (WUPPDR) has been awarded funding to assist the village of Ontonagon in pursuing community energy planning to supplement or update existing plans. During this week’s village council meeting, Angela Yu and Melissa Davis gave a presentation to the ...

Ontonagon property removal in question during meeting

oments that only take a second or two that ends up being the most remembered. This was the case at this week’s Ontonagon Village Council meeting. Right before the council voted on the resolution to accept the $50,000 Demolition Grant from the Michigan Land Bank Fast Track Authority to help ...

Carp Lake says no to Marijuana

Carp Lake Township, which includes the communities of White Pine and Silver City in Ontonagon County, said no to allow Recreational Marijuana dispensaries in a meeting earlier this month. The township board was unanimous in its decision. Unlike the standing room-only crowd of a year ago ...

‘Mother’ rerun concludes Green Film Series season

HOUGHTON — Residents will have a second chance to watch a Green Film screening that they might have missed. The Green Film Series is replacing its scheduled screening of “Wasted! The Story of Food Waste” with a repeat of Feb. 20’s “Mother Caring for 7 Billion.” The film will be ...

Clause removed from contracts

HANCOCK —The word changes “non-renewal” to “non-extension” will occur in all three of the administrative contracts, which include the contracts for the elementary school principal, the middle and high school principal, and the superintendent. But in order to make the change, the board ...

Copper Country Calendar: May 2, 2019

Thursday • 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Aspirus Keweenaw Home Health and Hospice will offer a free blood pressure clinic at the Douglass House in Houghton. • 6 to 7:30 p.m., A presentation about death will take place at the Portage Lake District Library. A Death Cafe is a group directed ...

U.S. News ranks Houghton High as top local high school

HOUGHTON — Houghton High School was the top high school in the area in the U.S. News and World Report ranking of American high schools released Tuesday. The high school was ranked 50th in Michigan and 1,453rd in the country. “We’re very pleased to see that our student and school ...

Copper Country Calendar: May 1, 2019

Wednesday • 5:30 to 7:30 p.m, The Lake Linden Hubbell Public Library will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair at the Elementary Gym during the school's open house. All proceeds will be used to purchase new books for the library. For more information, email Michelle Nelson at ...

Baraga-area pharmacist promotes health benefits of CBD products

Baraga County resident Leonard Matusik says he has already given away about 50 cannabis plants this year. These plants are the same as marijuana plants grown for their euphoria-inducing THC. They are not hemp plants grown for their fiber. But Matusik has intentionally selected these plants ...

Expo continues Sat. at Copper Country Mall

PORTAGE TOWNSHIP — This year's Daily Mining Gazette Spring Expo opened Friday at the Copper Country Mall, with businesses from around the western Upper Peninsula showcasing their products and services. The expo continues Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the mall, located on M-26 between ...

State Police warn of bail-call scams

The Michigan State Police Calumet Post has been receiving a high volume of calls, a release stated, regarding telephone calls received by local residents. Residents report callers are claiming to be a grandchild or relative, saying they are in jail. The initial caller may hand the phone off ...

Hancock Schools asks for millage renewal

HANCOCK — A five-year millage for Hancock Public Schools expires this year, and a renewal request will appear on the ballot of the May 7 election. The request is not for an increase on top of the current millage, superintendent Kipp Beaudoin said, but is a request for a renewal on the ...

Family Dollar makes proposal on damaged building in Calumet

CALUMET — The Village Council was given an update on the Family Dollar building on Fifth Street by Joe Snow, village administrator, on a proposed resolution to the building that suffered a roof collapse in early March. Snow told the council Tuesday that there has been communication between ...

New state water regs require inspecting lines for lead fixtures

HOUGHTON — Houghton and other municipalities across the state will be inspecting — and possibly replacing — service lines due to new Department of Environmental Quality rule changes enacted as a response to the Flint water crisis. City manager Eric Waara said the Department of Public ...

Spring cleanup set in Houghton

HOUGHTON — The city of Houghton will host its annual spring cleanup May-June 9. Trash bins will be available seven days a week at the city garage on the corner of Technical Avenue and Gundlach Road. Allowed materials are wood (under 4 feet), brick and metal (to be placed in a specially ...

Copper Country Calendar, April 25

Thursday • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., The Community Action Agency will have apples, oranges and boneless pork roast available at the CAA Distribution center loading dock. participants must show their green eligibility card. • 7 to 9 p.m., The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will hold a ...