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The Range Lions monthly meeting activities

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The Range Lions held their regular monthly meeting on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019 at the Range Lounge in South Range. • Range Lions volunteered their services to ring the bell for the Salvation Army during the Yuletide deacon on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 at Econo Foods. • Range Lions welcomed new ...

Girl Scouts learn about engineering

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HOUGHTON — Saturday afternoon, nearly 90 Girl Scouts learned what it means to be an engineer.  It came through trying and failing. Then trying again and failing. Then eventually, trying and succeeding.  “Seeing that look on their face when they finally get something to work, that’s ...

Second archery deer season to start Dec. 1

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While one deer hunting season is underway, another recently completed.  That is the first of two archery deer season’s in Michigan. Archery, like many other forms of hunting has seen a decline in numbers of hunters, but as one District Governor of Michigan Bow Hunters states, “It’s for a ...

Joins Global Christmas Project to send joy to children overseas

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HOUGHTON — As Thanksgiving Day approaches, Houghton families are expressing their gratitude by giving back. Residents are filling shoeboxes with fun toys, school supplies and hygiene items to send to children in need around the world. For many of these children, it will be the first gift they ...

Hancock High School’s Interact Induction Ceremony

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On Nov. 5, the Hancock High School Interact Club welcomed its new members. Becoming part of the club means the new members will learn great leadership skills and make a difference in the community by volunteering in service projects. Facilitating the induction ceremony were Co-Presidents ...

MSP warns of letter scam

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CALUMET — Copper Country residents have been receiving false notices of cash winnings, said the Michigan State Police Calumet Post. Mailings sent to numerous homes purport to be from Publishers Clearing House, and include a check, which allegedly covers taxes, legal fees and administrative ...

Ontonagon revisits pot

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ONTONAGON — It is like that relative that comes every Thanksgiving, the one that never goes away. Same situation on two issues at an Ontonagon Village Council meeting. The marijuana issue and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s budget battle. At Monday night’s meeting, the agenda item was on ...

Deer Hunter Widows Craft Show

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Graham Jaehnig/Daily Mining Gazette The Daily Mining Gazette is hosting their Annual Deer Hunters’ Widow Craft Show at the Copper Country Mall in Hoguhton on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Ontonagon Schools improve financial health

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ONTONAGON — After years of concern by the residents, parents, and students of the Ontonagon Area School District (OASD) when it comes to the district’s financial health, at this past week’s OASD board meeting, the audit report had good news on the district’s financial health. OASD ...

County forms committee for census education

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HOUGHTON — With the decennial U.S. Census approaching, the government is looking at ways to reach out to the public to explain its importance. At Wednesday’s Houghton County Board meeting, the board voted to establish a Complete Count Committee. The volunteer committee, which partners ...

VA office: Banners could showcase local veterans

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HOUGHTON — The Houghton County Veterans Affairs office is looking at ways to show public support for veterans. VA board member Gene LaRochelle showed the Houghton County Board at its meeting Wednesdays samples of banners that could be hung from street light poles honoring veterans. The ...

County to narrow potential jail sites

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HOUGHTON — The Houghton County Board tabled a proposal to develop a jail design and cost estimate so the county can narrow down potential sites. At the board’s meeting Wednesday, Administrator Eric Forsberg said before the December board meeting, the county would identify a potential ...

KBIC general election ballot set for Dec. 14

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The ballot for the 2019 general election of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community has been set, with an extra nominee in the Baraga District because of a tie in the primary. The primary was held Nov. 2, with 65% voter turnout, according to Diana Chaudier, the Election Board Chairwoman. This is a ...

SnowBots storm the Yeti Cup

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The SnowBots Middle School Robotics teams competed in Kingsford last weekend for the Yeti Cup U.P. FIRST Tech Challenge robotic qualifier competition. All three teams were in the finals and brought home awards from the competition. SnowBots teams are open to area sixth-eighth grade students, ...

Citizens’ group presents requests for Lakeshore Drive

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HOUGHTON — A citizens’ group seeking more public input on redevelopment of the large parking deck area on Lakeshore Drive submitted an open letter to the Houghton City Council at its meeting Wednesday. The letter, read by Houghton Parking Deck Citizens Group member Ben Ciavola, requested ...