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Have a fun, safe new year

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New Year’s eve is a very alcholic-beverage oriented holiday, so it’s a good idea for revelers to know exactly what they are consuming in order to moderate their intake. According to the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the amount of alcohol by volume for various ...

Mak’s taxi offering free rides for New Years Eve

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• Rides will be free from midnight to 4 a.m. Jan. 1. • Rides must start at a bar and finish at the rider’s home within a 10-mile radius of the bar. • For any distance beyond the 10-mile radius, the riders will be charged the company’s regular rates. • There will be ...

Wedding Announcement: Amy Traub and Brandon Davis

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Ms. Lynn Lanala and the late James Traub of Hancock, Michigan announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Traub, to Brandon Davis, son of Keith and Cheryl Davis of Denver, Colorado. Ms. Traub, a graduate of Northern Michigan University, is a Data Analyst at comScore in New York City. Mr. ...

Girl injured on snowmobile

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DUNCAN TOWNSHIP — A  snowmobile accident in Duncan Township Thursday resulted in injury for 14-year-old female from Fox Lake, Illinois, according to a press release from the Houghton County Sheriff’s Office. The victim was riding on trail No. 8/15 near Sidnaw when she lost control of her ...

Night ski open at Porkies

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SILVER CITY — The idea of skiing at night may seem strange, but it’s something that has been popular at the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park for quite awhile, according to Bob Wild. “We’ve been doing it for 20 years,” he said. Wild, Porkies park interpreter, said the ...

Council approves new police vehicle

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HOUGHTON — Houghton City Council tackled a hodgepodge of business in a less than half-hour meeting Wednesday evening. After a brief public hearing on another matter, the council approved spending $21,000 on a new police vehicle and any necessary equipment, which will also be augmented by ...

10 things to know today – Thurs., Dec. 29, 2016

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHO IS NOW LINKED BY DEATH Debbie Reynolds embodied the sunshine of postwar America on the screen, while Carrie Fisher brought the sass and sarcasm of the Baby Boomers to her work. ...

10 things to know today – Tues., Dec. 27, 2016

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. OBAMA, JAPAN’S PM TO SEEK RECONCILIATION AT PEARL HARBOR Though Japanese leaders have come to Pearl Harbor before, Shinzo Abe will be the first to visit the memorial built in the ...

Gas explosion, fire at SEMCO

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L’ANSE — A collision at a SEMCO substation caused an explosion and fire, but no one was injured, according to Baraga County Sheriff Rick Johnson. Johnson said at about 3:43 a.m. today, a vehicle ran off U.S. 41 and struck a gas delivery line, which in turn caused an explosion and fire. ...

CCISD’s CTE students to compete in UP regionals

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HANCOCK — Approximately 80 students from the Copper Country Intermediate School District’s Career and Technical Education will compete in the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) U.P. regional competition in Marquette in January. Students who qualify in the top three in the ...

Students receive grant for competition

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HANCOCK — Career Technical Education students in the Copper Country Intermediate School District’s Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) will attend Upper Peninsula regional competitions in January, thanks in part to a $2,000 grant from the Portage Health Auxiliary. One of the ...

Officers respond to several accidents

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IRON MOUNTAIN – Upper Peninsula officers responded to several vehicle accidents Wednesday and Thursday. Iron Mountain Post troopers responded to a four vehicle traffic crash on M-95 near Sunset Lane in Sagola Township, Dickinson County, according to a release from Michigan State ...

More to downstate trip than the competition

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HANCOCK — While competition is very educational for the Copper Country Intermediate School District’s Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), it is also extremely beneficial in other ways as well, according to Amanda Hermanson and Lorie Maki, CTE teachers for health careers and ...

L’anse library adds hours

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L’ANSE - The library at L’Anse Area Schools added five hours to the time it’s open to the public. “This provides the opportunity for high school students to use at two days a week during lunch and each class period of the day,” said Superintendent Susan Tollefson. The library is ...

Stockero gets student feedback on CTE courses

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HANCOCK — George Stockero, superintendent of the Copper Country Intermediate School District, is a very strong advocate for Career Technical Education as an alternative to traditional college-based education. Under his leadership, the CCISD has worked hard to develop an extensive CTE ...

E-TC now accepting grant applications

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The Margaret Dittman Memorial Education Grant was established by her husband, Gene Dittman, to assist past and present graduates of Ewen-Trout Creek High School of good character and in financial need to continue their education. The Dittmans recognized that the rising cost of higher ...

10 things to know today – Fri., Dec. 23, 2016

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday: 1. TRUMP CALLS FOR BOOSTING US NUCLEAR CAPABILITIES The president-elect's comments came hours after Russian President Vladimir Putin said strengthening his country's nuclear capabilities ...

CCISD hires, replaces personnel

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HANCOCK — The Copper Country Intermediate School District recently hired some new personnel, while at the same time accepting the resignation of an instructional aide. The board voted to hire Shauna Wunrow-Brushafer as a teacher for the Mild Cognitive Impairment Program (MiCI) at Hanock ...

Local family donates for new bridge

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The Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club has kicked off its capital campaign with a local family's significant donation toward the cost of replacing the Sisu Bridge in the Swedetown Creek Gorge.  David Meyers, a 1944 graduate of Chassell High School and now a resident of Port Richey, Florida, along with ...

CCAC seeks Kalevala art

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HANCOCK, MI - A call for ART. The Copper Country Community Arts Center in Hancock will host an exhibition of art inspired by the Kalevala in connection with the city of Hancock's mid winter Heikinpäivä celebration in January 2017. Art from the Kalevala - BOAT LORE.  The Kalevala is a 19th ...