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Student speaks to School Board

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EWEN — It is nothing unusual for someone from the public to get on the agenda of a School Board meeting, nor is it unusual for someone from the public to go through a visual ‘slide’ presentation. It is unusual when a fifth grade student gives a presentation to a School ...

10 things to know today – Thurs., Feb. 23, 2017

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. DIVIDED U.S. REACTS TO NEW TRANSGENDER POLICY Conservatives praise the Trump administration's rollback of public school bathroom requirements for transgender students, while transgender ...

County addresses safety issues at courthouse

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ONTONAGON — A recent live shooter training at the Ontonagon County Courthouse revealed some vulnerabilities the Ontonagon County Board of Commissioners began to address at its monthly meeting. "The courthouse currently has no system for communicating from office to office, or floor to ...

Students demonstrate robotics project

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ONTONAGON — School Board members were given a demonstration of this year’s student robotics project at a board meeting on Monday. Glen Beck, the adult mentor for the program, explained how the robotics student competition is run through a video presentation. The video showed what the ...

Board talks student activities

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ONTONAGON — The School Board discussed a wide variety of educational opportunities for its students at its meeting Monday. Tim Nelson gave a presentation of the students that went to Washington D.C. during the Presidential Inauguration. The student’s first stop was at Arlington National ...

10 things to know today – Wed., Feb. 22, 2016

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. US TAKES STRICTER IMMIGRATION STANCE A pair of Homeland Security memos lay bare how many of the estimated 11 million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally will be targeted for ...

H-PT to add recycling bins

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HOUGHTON - Recycling bins will be coming to Houghton-Portage Township Schools. Superintendent Doreen Klingbeil told the board Monday she had been in talks with Waste Management, which can provide the elementary and middle/high schools with a bin and pickups. Klingbeil said the district ...

Keweenaw photographers win photo contest

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Three photographers from the Keweenaw Peninsula area won awards in Lake Superior Magazine’s 22nd annual Lake Superior Photo Contest. Their images were among the few honored from a field of more than 1,000. The top winners were announced in the February/March issue of the magazine. The images ...

Cub count underway

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If you have trail camera photos of female black bears with cubs from anywhere in Michigan during 2016 or happened to see a family of bears, you have valuable information that may be the key to getting a better handle on the number of bears in the state than other methods that are currently ...

10 things to know today – Tues., Feb. 21, 2017

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. TRUMP NAMES A NEW NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER TO REPLACE OUSTED MICHAEL FLYNN The new national security adviser, Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, enjoys the reputation as a scholarly officer ...

Ontonagon in national ‘Complete Street’ Program

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ONTONAGON — Extensive discussion took place dealing at last week’s Ontonagon Recreation Commission meeting about the village’s participation in the national Complete Street program. The program promotes the concept of “complete streets” — streets for everyone that are designed and ...

Beekeeping workshops to be held

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Ontonagon County Michigan State University Extension is once again teaming up with Leslie McBean, owner of White Birch Apiary of Bruce Crossing LLC to offer two Backyard Beekeeping Workshops.    The Beginning Beekeeping workshop will be held March 11 at the Ewen-Trout Creek School from 10 ...

BAC seeking photographs

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ESCANABA—Any Upper Peninsula resident inspired by the U.P. can submit photos to the Bonifas Arts Center (BAC) photography competition now through March 4 at noon. The winners’ photographs will be showcased at the BAC’s “The Inspiring U.P.” exhibit April 6-May 4 with the photos of ...

Popp receives alumni award

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L’ANSE – Ford Motor Company Executive Rick Popp has been chosen as Sacred Heart School’s Distinguished Alumnus for 2017. This award is given each year to a SHS alum that evangelizes through his/her life and shows exactly what it means to live their faith, as well as give back to one’s ...

Finlandia freezes tuition

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Finlandia University has introduced a new $4,000 grant for students who graduated from an Upper Peninsula high school, and announced it is maintaining current rates for tuition and room and board for the upcoming year. "Finlandia has a strong record of controlling price increases over the ...

Enterprise is the ship of the future

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HOUGHTON — Michigan Technological University’s Enterprise Program provides participating students exceptional opportunities to help prepare them for the workforce. Joseph Thompson of the Pavlis Honors College, and sponsored projects manager of Enterprise, described the program well. The ...

Baraga to discuss past due rental bills

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BARAGA — The Baraga Village Council will conduct a special meeting next week to discuss the budget and ongoing issues with past due bills on rental properties. "People are leaving without paying bills," Village Manager LeAnn LeClaire told the council Tuesday, or just not paying water bills ...

Hancock is replacing city’s fire hall roof

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HANCOCK — The Hancock City Council took the first step Wednesday toward replacing the roof on the city’s fire hall. Council approved hiring OHM Advisors for professional services for $6,400 and construction administration for $3,000. City Manger Glenn Anderson said the flat roof over ...

Telephone scam warning

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HANCOCK — A possible telephone scam is making the rounds in Hancock and Houghton regarding a request for money to support sports at Hancock Public Schools, about which Monica Healy wants people to be aware. Healy, who is Hancock Public Schools superintendent, said she received a call from a ...

Patient safety guideline change

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Due to increased occurrences of upper respiratory infection and influenza, UP Health System – Portage temporarily adopted the following visitation guideline for patient safety: • Anyone age 12 and younger will not be permitted • Only essential visitors will be permitted • If ill, ...