CTE student-crafted sauna available via silent auction

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HANCOCK — The Copper Country Intermediate School District Career and Technical Education Construction Technology Program is proud to announce an exclusive opportunity to bid on a student-designed and built sauna. This unique project showcases the skills of students from Baraga and L’Anse ...

Gaining steam: Sauna Week grows

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HANCOCK — It takes more than heat to make a proper sauna, said Jim Kurtti. There are other elements to consider: a place to relax, good ventilation and a proper steam. Spreading awareness of the fundamentals of a sauna is one of the reasons behind the Finlandia Foundation National’s ...

Keweenaw Saunas building on local culture


CHASSELL TOWNSHIP — Saunas are not new to the Upper Peninsula. Introduced to the region by Finnish immigrants in the mid-19th century, particularly for use in rural homesteads, the sauna has been an integral element of Finnish life and culture for centuries. To the Finns, the sauna was much ...

Hancock School library fees in effect for out of district residents

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HANCOCK— Hancock School Public Library and the Portage Lake District Library have implemented membership fees for residents outside Hancock School District. PLDL Library Director Katrina Linde-Moriarty said the membership fees became effective this past Saturday. Library cards are free ...

CCISD Students excel at Regional Automotive Competition

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ESCANABA - The Copper Country Intermediate School District (CCISD) is proud to announce its students’ outstanding achievements at the annual regional automotive competition held at Bay College. Demonstrating exceptional skills and knowledge, CCISD competitors dominated the event, securing 80% ...

Teacher Shortage

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HOUGHTON — The growing number of K-12 teaching vacancies in Michigan is spurring efforts on several fronts to attract and retain teachers. Statewide, there were 1,768 vacant positions in Michigan, up from 679 a decade earlier, according to a recent report from Michigan State University’s ...