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TRIO Pre-College Programs to host Financial Aid Night

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On the list of things that need to be done before a student goes to college, having enough financial aid to cover the costs usually tops the list. For this reason, TRIO Pre-College Programs, in collaboration with the Portage Lake District Library, is hosting a Financial Aid Night on Monday, ...

Range Bank welcomes Stacey Sedar as Mortgage Loan Officer

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HOUGHTON — Range Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Stacey Sedar as a Mortgage Loan Officer in the Copper Country. “We are excited to have Stacey join us as a Mortgage Loan Officer,” stated Jamey Markham, Community Bank President. “We are always seeking to add strong ...

Hancock’s robotics team gives opportunities to interested students

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Hancock High School gives students a unique after school opportunity in their Robot Team. The team meets for an hour after school each week under coach Randal McDowell. McDowell, a Computer Engineering student at Michigan Technological University, had been involved in robotics downstate and ...

Ontonagon settles lawsuit with former secretary Lockhart

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Depending upon who you believe, there were two stories pertaining to the lawsuit settlement between the Ontonagon Village Housing Commission and former Housing Commission Secretary Sue Lockhart. Lockhart, who was the Housing Commission Secretary for close to 25 years, filed a lawsuit against ...

Ontonagon looks to abandon, purchase property

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ONTONAGON — The Village Council went one step closer to making changes in an expanded downtown, by unanimously passing a new 30-year tax incremental financing (TIF) capture plan. The plan is a part of a detailed Downtown Development Authority (DDA) concept. Before the plan was unanimously ...

MEDC does more than most are aware

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HOUGHTON — More and more high-tech businesses are emerging across the state of Michigan, both in the Upper and Lower peninsulas, many of which are assisted by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). With the development of high-grade technology, the U.P’s economy is becoming ...

Plan your weekend around this year’s 41 North Film Festival

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“I love all of them, of course,” said Erin Smith, director of the 41 North Film Festival, when asked to name her favorites. The film festival features 24 films this year, starting on Thursday morning and running through Sunday night. The event is free and open to the public, but ...

Composting jack-o’-lanterns a sustainable option

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The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) encourages Michigan residents to recycle their jack-o'-lanterns after Halloween festivities by composting the pumpkins instead of throwing them in the trash. Composting jack-o'-lanterns keeps them out of landfills and ...

Green retires as Isle Royale superintendent

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HOUGHTON — After 18 years as Isle Royale National Park superintendent, Phyllis Green is retiring effective Nov. 1. “I’ve actually stayed longer than I expected to because it’s such a unique and challenging work environment on the island,” she said Monday. “But my husband retired ...

KSC looking for volunteers to help with grooming

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The sport of snowmobiling has evolved since it’s heydays in the 60s. While the manufacturer numbers have gone from close to 100 to only four, its economic impact is well over a million dollars in the Keweenaw every winter. Another big change in the area has come from who and how the trails ...

Planning Commision implores City Council involvement

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HANCOCK — Planning Commission members drafted a letter to the Hancock City Council to demand involvement on recreational marijuana ordinances at a meeting of the commission Monday evening. The Hancock City Council created a Recreational Marijuana Committee to research Hancock potentially ...

Little Brothers holding food drive Saturday

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HANCOCK — In a tradition more than 20 years old, Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly is collecting food for its annual drive on Saturday. Bags went out with copies of the Gazette on Tuesday. The goal is to bring in about 10,000 pounds of food, said program director Carol Korpela. ...

‘Night at the Museum’ helps fundraise for museum

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HOUGHTON — The Carnegie Museum in Houghton held its annual “Night at the Museum” membership drive and fundraiser Friday evening. Guests at the Oktoberfest-themed event enjoyed local brats and beer, as well as music by four local musical groups and performers. There were also ...