Highest marks go to superintendent

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HOUGHTON — Houghton-Portage Township Schools Superintendent Andres Hill was rated as “highly effective” in the board’s annual evaluation. The rating is the highest of four on the scale used by the Michigan Association of School Boards, which also includes effective, minimally ...

The first GREMSgiving

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HOUGHTON — Houghton High School students are taking donations for a variety of good causes during the holiday season. Members of the Student Council and Interact Club gave a presentation to the board Monday night on the inaugural GREMSgiving program. High school students are collecting ...

$1 million scholarship fund established for L’Anse graduates

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Dr. Franklin St. John, a native of L’Anse, has established a $1 million charitable trust that will fund college scholarships for L’Anse graduates, at the latter of his, and his wife’s deaths. According to Dr. St. John, he grew up poor and worked hard to overcome his difficult start. He ...

Keep healthy eating in mind during the holidays

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Thoughts of Thanksgiving feasts, holiday treats and Christmas goodies come more frequently to mind this time of year. Yet, holidays aside, people have to eat everyday. But what people choose to eat is contributing to steadily increasing obesity in the U.S. In 2011, the National Library of ...

State extends firearm ban to domestic violence perpetrators

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Democrats who have transformed gun laws in the state in the wake of multiple mass school shootings are now making it more difficult for individuals with convictions for misdemeanor domestic violence from gaining access to guns. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed ...

Buyer plans to restore Hoover Center

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HANCOCK — A Hancock landmark is being preserved and renovated to its former glory. The Hoover Center building on Quincy Street was bought by Jonathon Nagel earlier this year after the closure of Finlandia University. A self-described “architecture and historic preservation geek,” ...