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Scientists: Pup births hopeful sign for Isle Royale wolves

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Wolf pups have been spotted again on Isle Royale, a hopeful sign in the effort to rebuild the predator species’ population at the U.S. national park, scientists said Monday. It’s unknown how many gray wolves roam the island chain in northwestern Lake Superior. The ...

30th Annual Lake Gogebic Firemen’s Picnic

LAKE GOGEBIC — After over 30 years, the firemen from Lake Gogebic have perfected the chicken barbeque to raise funds for the Lake Gogebic Fire Departments. They will once again host the Annual Firemen’s Picnic on Aug. 8from noon to 5 p.m. Central Time at the West Shore Fire Station located ...

Foundation announces scholarship recipients

HANCOCK — The Hancock Public Schools Foundation recently awarded $31,000 in scholarships to eleven graduating seniors. Scholarships ranged from $1,500 to $5,500. Receiving scholarships were Carsen Chynoweth, Laura Fenton (Salutatorian), Jaron Hembroff, Sophie Heinonen, Marina Kero, Kyle Maki, ...

Finnish education system; equal opportunities for everyone

For years, Finland has had one of the best education systems in the world. Last year was no exception, as Finland was on top of the list again. Compared to the U.S, Finnish students are especially advanced in science, math, and reading. So, how do they do it? At the age of five or six, nearly ...

The cashew lady: Finding meaning in what opportunies life sends you

Many years ago I was a music student at Grand Rapids Junior College. Our Music Theory class was invited to attend a lecture at Hope College in Holland, Michigan. The world renowned composer/conductor, Leonard Bernstein, had been invited to present a lecture to the music students of Hope ...

Dial Help seeking community feedback

HOUGHTON — Dial Help is the only crisis center located in the UP, offering a 24/7 crisis line and a variety of other programs. They just released their annual stakeholder survey and are looking for feedback from the community. This information is used when creating new programs, strategic ...