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CCISD hires new SLP

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HANCOCK - The Copper Country Intermediate School District board members voted unanimously to hire Dawn Steves, a speech/language pathologist (SLP), as recommended by Christine Salo, CCISD special education director."We were short," Salo said. "We interviewed this person. She has good skills, ...

Lake Linden seeking PT officers

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LAKE LINDEN - Lake Linden is looking for a new part-time police officer. The police department has two part-time officers who work in Houghton and Keweenaw counties, which will have openings in January, said Chief Tonya Stefonich. "It's tight," she said. Clerk Bob Poirier said he and Stefonich ...

Grant information workshop next week

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HANCOCK - The Copper Country Community Arts Council (CCCAC) is the administrator for the Regional Re-granting program of the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA). The CCCAC facilitates funding opportunities for arts projects in the six counties of the Western Upper Peninsula; ...

10 things to know today

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By The Associated PressYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. TRUMP, CLINTON TRADE BARBS AS ROAST TURNS BITTERMany at the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner turn on the Republican nominee midway through his ...

Property manager runs for Stanton supervisor

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STANTON TOWNSHIP - David Sakari said he is running for Stanton Township supervisor as a way to give back to the community.Sakari is running against John Botto and Marvin Heinonen for the seat on the November ballot.Sakari said he would bring many years of experience in property management and ...

School requests library support from city

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HANCOCK - Employees of the Hancock Public Schools are trying to improve the district's library. Two of them came to the Hancock City Council on Wednesday to seek support for improvements.Superintendent Monica Healy and sixth-grade teacher and former library director Susan Zubiena talked about ...

Project Unify teaches acceptance of peers

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L'ANSE - L'Anse Area Schools students are learning to be more accepting of their peers, through Project Unify with help from the Copper Country Intermediate School District."We had a wonderful assembly with an anti-bullying message," Superintendent Susan Tollefson said. "(The speaker's) message ...

Hazard cleanup at smelter: Mercury, PCBs removed: KNHP official

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CALUMET - Cleanup efforts at the former Quincy Smelting Works property in Ripley are continuing with the intention of turning it over to the National Park Service, according to Scott See.During his Tuesday report to the Keweenaw National Historical Park's Advisory Commission, See, commission ...

E-TC schools show healthy finances

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EWEN - The Ewen-Trout Creek school board released a preliminary audit that reported a strong financial condition for the southern Ontonagon County district.The district has more than $1 million in available cash on hand, according to business manager Tammy Gibson. The actual fund balance ...

School gets new scoreboards

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EWEN - Even before the Ewen and Trout Creek schools merged, these schools had a strong tradition in basketball. In 2017, Trout Creek will celebrate the 80th anniversary of their boys Upper Peninsula championship team and the 45th anniversary of the E-TC Class D State Championship.The Panther ...

CCISD receives certificate of excellence

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HANCOCK - In considering schools and education, one of the items easy to overlook is transportation of students. This is, however, not something overlooked by the state of Michigan, which maintains rigorous standards school district buses must meet in maintaining buses. To ensure the standards, ...

He knows the ropes: Osceola supervisor seeking 4th term

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DOLLAR BAY - Steven Karpiak is seeking his fourth term as supervisor of Osceola Township.Karpiak was first elected in 2004 and is running against challenger Rick Greub.After retiring from teaching at Dollar Bay High School, he got a call from an official at Osceola Township telling him the ...

Vehicle-vs.-deer collisions are up

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ONTONAGON - Western UP auto body shops could be busier this year due to an increase in vehicle vs. deer accidents.Without October even being over, vehicle accidents involving deer in Ontonagon County are at 85, compared to 90 for 2015.Ontonagon County Undersheriff Jerry Balcomb found the ...

KNHP superintendent has appreciation for region’s rich history

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CALUMET - Wyndeth Davis came to the Copper Country as a National Park Service employee three years ago, and fell in love with the place, so when she learned of the opening for superintendent of the Keweenaw National Historical Park, she jumped at the chance to apply.Davis was hired as KNHP ...

Justice Dept. to dispatch fewer election observers

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WASHINGTON - Justice Department officials are warning that they will be dispatching fewer specially trained election observers this year as a result of a Supreme Court opinion that gutted a key provision of the Voting Rights Act.The reduction is likely to diminish the department's ability to ...

Airport to modernize under new manager

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ONTONAGON - Ontonagon County Board of Commissioners welcomed its new airport manager and granted funding requests necessary to modernize the county airport.Margot Anderson, who replaces recently retired Carol Huntoon, reported on an Oct. 11 meeting of the airport committee. She said the ...

School sells old football field

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L'ANSE - L'Anse Area Schools accepted an offer from L'Anse Township for its former football field on Monday, but the decision wasn't an easy one.At its monthly meeting, the School Board chose the township's $62,500 offer by a 4-3 vote over the $50,000 proposed by Ben Campioni, after a ...