Mobile food pantry returning to Ontonagon in March 2024

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A Feeding America West Michigan mobile food pantry is coming back to Ontonagon for March 2024. Mobile food pantries will be held at Ontonagon Village Fire Hall at 315 River St., Ontonagon. Each visit from the mobile food pantry will provide a variety of foods, including fresh produce and dairy ...

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 ...

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 ...

Proposals to look for on Tuesday’s ballot

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When voters in Houghton County head out to the polls for the presidential primary Tuesday, residents of Adams Township, Stanton Township and the village of Laurium will also consider proposals for millage renewals. Stanton Township residents will vote on renewing the operating millage for the ...

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 ...

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 ...