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Youth Advisory Council hears from students directly

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HANCOCK - There are many organizations that advocate for the needs of the youth. But not always are the youth consulted in what those needs may be. In order to more accurately assist youth in Houghton and Keweenaw Counties through its grant awards, the Keweenaw Community Foundation's Youth ...

KCF’s Youth Advisory Council announces fall granting cycle

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HANCOCK - The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) of the Keweenaw Community Foundation, is now accepting applications for its fall granting cycle, according to a press release from the KCF. The Kellog Youth Fund has made available $15,100 for local organizations benefiting youth in grades 6-12.To be ...

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. SOME NOT HEEDING CALL TO EVACUATEWith Hurricane Matthew bearing down on the southeastern U.S., some residents say the dangers posed by the Category 3 storm and its ...

Stem cell therapy helps local stroke, MS patients

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HOUGHTON - Stem cells are offering hope to many with debilitating conditions, including two Calumet residents who hope to benefit from new therapies using their own cells.Mike Bausano suffered a stroke on Aug. 1 due to dislodged plaque that traveled to his brain, after Marquette doctors placed ...

‘Time to come home’

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ONTONAGON - Norman and Virginia Lindrus were married 61 years, but they knew each other much longer than that, according to daughter Michelle Libesch.Together in life, they also left this world together. Virginia died Sept. 25 of natural causes, and Norman died Oct. 3 from the effects of ...

Entangled 3rd body recovered

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HOUGHTON - The Michigan Technological University vessel Agassiz assisted staff from Traverse City's Great Lakes Water Studies Institute at Northwestern Michigan College on Tuesday to recover the body of the last of three boaters who drown while fishing Sept. 17.Steven Chartre, 43, of Ishpeming, ...

Retiring emergency chief introduces replacement

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HOUGHTON - Houghton County's emergency services coordinator introduced his replacement at Tuesday's County Board meeting.Jack Dueweke, who is retiring at the end of the month, will be passing the reins to Chris Van Arsdale. Dueweke will stay on through the end of October to bring Van Arsdale up ...

VP debate fact checks: debt, immigration, taxes, Syria, emails

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Not all the claims in the vice presidential debate stand up to scrutiny. A look at some of them and how they compare with the facts:REPUBLICAN MIKE PENCE: "The fact that under this past administration, we've almost doubled the national debt is atrocious. ... Hillary Clinton ...

Ducking the Debate

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ONTONAGON - Three of the four political candidates scheduled to debate in Ontonagon agreed more than they disagreed in a amicable debate centered on issues of local concern.State Rep. Scott Dianda, D-Calumet, his Republican challenger, Greg Markkanen, and Lon Johnson, Democratic candidate for ...

Adams board talks cemetery, water bills

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BALTIC - Frustrated residents complained about issues ranging from cemetery issues to speed signs and water bills Monday evening at the Adams Township Board meeting.Atlantic Mine resident Harold Heikkinen wanted to clarify the costs of being buried in the Atlantic Mine Cemetery, particularly ...

Houghton County approves $60K to NECi

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HOUGHTON - The Houghton County Board approved $60,000 from its revolving loan Fund to NECi Superior Enzymes at its meeting Tuesday night.The Lake Linden-based company has registered a method for nitrate testing involving the enzyme nitrate reductase, said Jeff Ratcliffe, executive director of ...

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. HOW VP CANDIDATES FARED IN ONLY DEBATERepublican Mike Pence was calm and steady in the face of Democrat Tim Kaine's fiery and frequent challenges, but the Indiana ...

Roar of Awareness

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HOUGHTON - The Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter had always observed Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October with a solemn ceremony of some kind.Three years ago, Executive Director Mary Niemela decided to shake it up."I thought, 'Let's make some noise. Bring it out into the community, and ...

Last class for college award

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HANCOCK - When Jenna Ollanketo attended Hancock Central High School, she was certain she would leave the area to go to college. "I was set on moving away," she said.But that's not what happened.Ollanketo, who graduated from HCHS in 2014, said things didn't work out with the university she ...

Award made college affordable

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HANCOCK - Having the Hancock Award available has been beneficial for Hancock Central High School students who could not otherwise afford a post-secondary education, said Karyn Ruohonen, Hancock middle school and high school counselor."It's worked out great," she said. "We've had more kids going ...

Healthcare impacts budget

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L'ANSE - The Baraga County Board adopted a new budget Wednesday with significant changes in healthcare and a 50 cent raise for all full-time employees.The balanced budget lists $3,771,442.14 in revenues and expenses for the fiscal year beginning Saturday."Health insurance has much more ...

Final task

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HOUGHTON - Michigan State Police are trying to recover the body of 43-year-old Steven Chartre of Ishpeming today from Keweenaw Bay.Chartre and his 9-year-old son, Ethan, went fishing Sept. 17 with 61-year-old Keith Karvonen of Atlantic Mine on Karvonen's 14-foot boat and were reported missing ...

Undersheriff receives appreciation

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HOUGHTON - At a brief ceremony held last week, Houghton County Undersheriff Roy Britz was presented with a plaque for more than 20 years with the Sheriff's Department. Britz, who retired from the department this past Friday, Oct. 2, was honored for his time as undersheriff.Sheriff Brian McLean ...

­­Houghton gets $877K grant for Lakeshore Ave. work

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HOUGHTON - Houghton will get some long-wanted water, sewer and storm sewer upgrades next summer through a newly awarded grant.The city received a $877,120 Infrastructure and Capacity Enhancement grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corp towards the project on Lakeshore Drive. Work on ...

Mountain lodge faces challenges

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COPPER HARBOR - The Keweenaw Mountain Lodge was constructed in the 1930s, and since being hired as manager of the facility, Debra Britz-Maier has been working to address the issues brought on by its age.Britz-Maier, who was hired as KML manager on April 16, said the various problems with the ...