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CTE program receives generous donation

HANCOCK — The Copper Country Intermediate School District’s Career and Technical  Education (CTE) program received a generous donation of tools from local resident Bonnie Jones, in memory of her late husband. The tools were donated specifically for students to use, and are now in the ...

Little Brothers holds Thanksgiving dinner

CALUMET - The Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly Thanksgiving dinners provide a taste of home for those who might not otherwise have a place to go on Thanksgiving. The organization held dinners Thanksgiving in Calumet, Copper City, Hancock, Houghton, Marquette, Ontonagon, South Range ...

KBIC selling tobacco

HOUGHTON – Warrants were issued for two Keweenaw Bay Indian Community members for transporting tobacco to the reservation as part of their jobs last year, according to a press release the tribe issued Tuesday. KBIC declined to name the individuals involved in the matter. “KBIC takes ...

10 things to know today – Friday, Nov. 25, 2016

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHAT INDUSTRY COULD BENEFIT FROM IMMIGRATION PLAN Some analysts believe the prison population could climb under the Trump administration, and private prison companies stand to benefit ...

Salvation Army short of volunteers

HANCOCK — The Salvation Army is short of bell ringers for its Red Kettle Campaign again this year, according to Loenita Schweigert, corps administrator. The Kettle Campaign began earlier this year than in past seasons, to “hopefully make up for the shortage in donations that all ...

Little Brothers holding Thanksgiving dinners

HANCOCK — The Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly Thanksgiving dinners will take place in several locations Thursday, but according to Sandy Lewin a few items are still needed. Lewin, who is development specialist for LBFE, said they still need sparkling cider to simulate champaign, ...

Couple helps students through scholarship

CALUMET — About six years ago, Barbara Herveat Horton and her husband, Paul, decided they’d like to do something to help students at Washington Middle School and Calumet High School go to college, and what they came up with is the Lighthouse Learners Scholarship program. The program ...

10 things to know today – Monday, Nov. 21, 2016

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. CALL HIM THE DEALMAKER-ELECT By his own account, Trump has worked out a few agreements after a parade of weekend visitors who could land major appointments in his administration. 2. ...

Schoolcraft Township seeks help with stamp sands

SCHOOLCRAFT TOWNSHIP — Schoolcraft Township is looking for federal help with stamp sands that are threatening to choke off access to its marina. The township has had a problem for years with the sands, which wash up from the shores of Gay, where the smokestack of the former Mohawk Mill ...

WPEP laments end of funds

HOUGHTON - While White Pine Electric Power laments a decision Thursday forcing the end of funds it used to operate, others tout the savings to Upper Peninsula ratepayers. "For the first time since 2012, electric customers in the Upper Peninsula will not be paying federally-set system ...

Backpacks program growing, changing

HOUGHTON — The 31 Backpacks program has grown continuously since it began in October 2012, and because of that growth, there is a change in how it will be conducted. Laurel Maki, her daughter, Melissa Maki, and friend Amy Zadawa began 31 Backpacks, Inc., which puts food purchased locally ...

Ontonagon seriously looking at recreation

ONTONAGON — With the village hit hard by the loss of manufacturing and retail jobs, the community is taking a serious look at recreation and recreational tourism.  At yesterday’s Ontonagon Recreation Committee meeting numerous recreational ideas were discussed. While the primary focus ...

LL-H discusses forest replanting

LAKE LINDEN - With a recent logging operation at the Lake Linden School Forest concluded, the district is looking at how to replenish the forest. At Monday's board meeting, Trustee Lori Ambuehl said the school forest committee had seen some recent logging areas while at the forest a recent ...

10 things to know today – Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHAT OBAMA IS STRESSING ON FINAL GERMAN VISIT The U.S. president is emphasizing solidarity to a top trade partner, key NATO ally, and a nation critical to solving Europe’s migrant ...

Michigan’s Pearson Professional Readiness Exam earning poor grades

HOUGHTON — The Pearson Professional Readiness Exam (PRE) is a basic skills test all aspiring teachers in Michigan must pass in order to complete their teaching certification. The PRE, however, has come under increasing fire since it was implemented in 2013. The test is responsible for poor ...

Ontonagon creates land bank at Brownfield

ONTONAGON — Ontonagon County took a big step in efforts to clean up blighted property by establishing a land bank and Brownfield Redevelopment Board. The County Board opted to utilize all applicants to the Brownfield Board, most of whom the board decided will also serve on a related land ...

MCACA arts grants workshop at Ironwood Library

HANCOCK – The Copper Country Community Arts Council (CCCAC) is the administrator for the Regional Re-granting program of the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA). The CCCAC facilitates funding opportunities for arts projects in the six counties of the Western Upper ...

10 things to know today – Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. AMID STRAINS, TRUMP SAYS ONLY HE KNOWS FINALISTS FOR CABINET The president-elect’s unannounced evening out with family is a contrast to the behind-the scenes machinations that ...

Ontonagon releases audit report

ONTONAGON – It was at Monday night’s Ontonagon Village Council meeting that the village’s audit report was released. While the audit shows that the village went from nearly a 4 Million Dollar surplus to a net deficit of over $100,000, village Manager Joe Erickson stated that there was ...

L’Anse swears in council members

L’ANSE – L’Anse Village Manager Bob LaFave swore in council members, who backed buying energy efficient lighting for several village facilities Monday. Several council members swore an oath to LaFave, before shaking hands with him and getting down to work. They were President ...