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Area students receive KEDA trade scholarships

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HANCOCK — Nine high school seniors in the Copper Country received $1,000 scholarships to trade programs this month as part of the Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance (KEDA) scholarship. Started in 2013, the scholarship fund has raised more than $35,000 and supported 45 students going ...

Village Council moves forward with new green space

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CALUMET — The Village Council, in moving forward with revitalization projects, met in special session Thursday to discuss obtaining topsoil for the creation of a Fifth Street green space, that could be used during the summer for a farmer’s market, and a host of various events. The ...

Program to save energy costs in Ontonagon County

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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 ...

Hancock discusses property changes

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The Hancock City Council took the first steps toward purchasing the former Neil’s Taxi lot and clearing it for more overnight winter parking at Wednesday’s regular meeting. According to Hancock city manager Bill Givens, the parcel, at 201 East Franklin St., was one of three properties ...

Ontonagon property removal in question during meeting

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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 ...

No solution here: County officials cite Kitwen shortcomings

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HOUGHTON — Turning Camp Kitwen into a county jail would pose a myriad of financial and logistical problems, Houghton County officials said at Tuesday’s board meeting. About 12 county officials recently toured the former minimum-security prison camp, located near Painesdale. It has been ...

Jail task force sets first meeting date

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HOUGHTON — Houghton County’s jail task force will have its first meeting at the end of the month. The task force, which is charged with making recommendations for the best option for replacing or adding onto the jail, will meet at 6 p.m., May 28, in the Houghton County Circuit Courtroom. ...

Candidates spend evening interviewed by school board

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HANCOCK — As scheduled, the Board of Education conducted interviews in a public forum Tuesday evening, at which they asked the same questions to three candidates, Steve Patchin, director of career services at Michigan Technological University, Chris Salani, athletic director at Hancock Public ...

Search turns to recovery mission for missing plane

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FRANKFORT — The search for two downstate residents in a plane crash off the shore of Lake Michigan has turned from a rescue mission to recovery, the Benzie County Sheriff’s Office said in a release Wednesday. The county also identified the people on the plane: Emanuel Manos, 53, of ...

Carp Lake says no to Marijuana

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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 ...

Michigan Tech announces new director of jazz starting this fall

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HOUGHTON — Adam Meckler, accomplished musician, composer, and music educator, has been selected as the new assistant professor of music/director of jazz studies in Michigan Technological University’s Visual and Performing Arts Department. Meckler will replace Mike Irish, who retired in ...

Hancock School Board to hold second special meeting

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HANCOCK — The School Board will conduct a special meeting Tuesday, May 14, from 6-9 p.m. for the purpose of interviewing three candidates for the superintendent position to replace Kipp Beaudoin, who resigned in order to take his experience in education in a new direction overseas. The ...

‘Mother’ rerun concludes Green Film Series season

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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 ...

Plane that took off from Ontonagon still missing

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BENZIE COUNTY, Mich. — The search continues for a plane that went missing in Northern Michigan after taking off from Ontonagon Sunday. About 7:50 p.m. Sunday, the Benzie County Sheriff’s Office received a call from Minneapolis air controllers saying they were in contact with a pilot ...

Shrine Circus a big hit for all

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Bikiltu Gockenbach/Daily Mining Gazette The elephants are always a special part of the Shrine Circus, which was in the MacInnes Student Ice Arena Friday for two shows for the community.

Weekend hit-and-run in Keweenaw County under investigation

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EAGLE RIVER — The Keweenaw County Sheriff’s Office is investigating what is being considered a hit-and-run, road rage crash that occurred over the weekend in the parking lot of the BP gas station in Allouez. The Sheriff’s Office initially posted the incident on its Facebook page, in ...

MTRAC hosts project review in Houghton

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HOUGHTON — The prospects for a variety of high-tech projects through Michigan were determined by what happened at Michigan Technological University Friday. The oversight committee for the advanced material MTRAC (Michigan Translocational Research and Commercialization program) met to review ...