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Mix of oils and holistic approaches set SFC apart

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Editor’s note: This feature is part of an advertising package. Businesses interested in being featured on the Business Page may call Yvonne Robillard at 483-2220. Superior Family Chiropractic (SFC) in Chassell has now taken an even more comprehensive approach to addressing obstacles to your ...

L’Anse mulls school calendar change

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The L'Anse Area Schools Board discussed its stance on a proposed calendar for the 2018-19 school year. As previously reported, Baraga Area Schools is looking to add an extra week of break to help with student and staff burnout, resulting in the addition of a week to the end of the school ...

Kero nominated for ISD Board seat

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The Copper Country Intermediate School District nominated Dale Kero of Hancock to replace late trustee Robert L. Roy after his passing on March 22. The board recognized Roy and his 30 years of service on the board, which began with his appointment in June 1988, filling the term of late Norman ...

Wound Center can handle many types of injuries

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Editor’s note: This feature is part of an advertising package. Businesses interested in being featured on the Business Page may call Yvonne Robillard at 483-2220. The UP Health System–Portage Advanced Wound Care Center is a clinic dedicated to healing chronic wounds. The AWCC helps ...

Robot Masters: CLK team wins state robotics competition

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CALUMET — The CLK Schools CopperBots Robotics Team braved the recent storm to return from Saginaw with the state title in the robotics competition. Todd Waurio, CLK math teacher and CopperBot adviser, said the team competed in the Michigan State Robotics Competition, where the CopperBots ...

Mobile food pantry in Ontonagon Thursday

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ONTONAGON — The Ontonagon Area School District (OASD) and Finlandia University are partnering with “Feeding America.” The two schools will host a mobile food pantry this Thursday, which will take place in the Ontonagon School parking lot, from 4 to 7 p.m. According to the “Feeding ...

Outdoor participation decreasing

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HOUGHTON — The great outdoors is slowly losing participants creating a worrying trend for the future of parks and natural resources. The downward movement has been noted since the ’70s and continues, said George Madison, Department of Natural Resources fisheries manager for western Lake ...

L’Anse School Board supports wind farm

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L’ANSE — The Area Schools Board approved the sending of a letter to the L’Anse Township Board in support of the Renewable Energy Systems group’s proposed Summit Lake Wind Project at its meeting on Monday. Trustees Allan Dantes and Jason Ayres abstained from voting for the letter of ...

Options after high school among topics discussed at OASD meeting

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ONTONAGON — A student's vocation after high school was a topic at Monday's Ontonagon Area School District (OASD) Board meeting. A career in welding and joining the military were two of the options discussed. It was at the March meeting that Staff Sgt. Gabriel Martinez addressed the board ...

Township supervisor calls for meeting order

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GAY — Sherman Township Supervisor Rob Middlemis-Brown took a few moments at a Township Board meeting last week to explain to attendees the proper procedures in conducting a meeting of a public body. “We’re going to open up the meeting to public comment,” Middlemis-Brown said, “I ...

Region’s winter tourism is snow mystery

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ONTONAGON — As recent April snowstorms have continued to demonstrate, the 2017-18 winter season has been great for snowfall. One of the benefits of all this snow is it attracts winter tourists to the area. A hotspot for snowmobilers and skiers alike, Ontonagon is a popular place for ...

LAS awards construction bid for sports concession building

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L’ANSE — The School Board awarded a $204,957 bid to build the district’s sports complex concession building to the Dave Whitman Construction company at its Monday meeting. The building will be by the Volunteer Field and is said to have a view of the football field, which the current ...

Houghton County spending $6.3M on roads in ’18

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HOUGHTON — County road engineer Kevin Harju outlined upcoming road projects during a presentation at Tuesday’s Houghton County Board meeting. The Houghton County Road Commission expects to spend about $6.3 million this year, down from $8.6 million in 2017. The year-to-year amounts are ...

Science Festival Winners

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Jon Jaehnig/For the Gazette Jon Marino, Jason Worful, and Maddie Barrie, members of Engineers Without Borders, stand in front of their table with simple filtration devices they used to teach children about sustainability and the importance of water quality Thursday at the 20th annual Western ...

Speaker: Activism involves staking it all in taking stand

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HOUGHTON — Visual activist and author Nicholas Mirzoeff discussed politics and activism at Michigan Technological University on Friday during a presentation on “Ungovernable Aesthetics.” The lecture was part of the Distinguished Lecture Series being hosted by Tech’s Department of ...

Swappers search for seeds adapted to region

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CALUMET — Swapping packages of seeds and gardening stories Keweenaw residents met Saturday for the fifth annual seed swap at the Calumet Art Center. Around 100 people attend each year, said organizer Dawn Andersson, and she’d like to see more — especially growers offering seed varieties ...

Trout camp scholarships available to local teens

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HOUGHTON — The Copper Country Chapter of Trout Unlimited is offering two scholarships for western U.P. teens to attend Youth Trout Camp in the Lower Peninsula. Open to ages 12-16, the camp will take place on June 24-28 at the Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center on Higgins Lake. The ...