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Hancock Schools Superintendent Bids Farewell

Today is Hancock Public School’s Superintendent Monica Healy’s last day before retirement. Healy has been an educator for 34 years.  During that time, she taught sixth grade, served as Hancock Middle School’s principle for six years and combined those duties with the superintendent job for six years. Healy says what …

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CCISD Seeking Millage To Support CTE Program

The Copper Country Intermediate School District is urging residents to support its popular Career and Technical Education Program. A millage of 1 mill for ten years is on the August ballot throughout the district. CCISD Superintendent George Stockero said the CTE Program offers classes in Auto-Tech, Health Careers and Certified …

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City Contracts Approved With 3% Pay Raise

Many employees of the city of Houghton will be getting a raise. The city council approved contracts with the Department of Public Works, the Houghton Police Officers Association and the city’s Non-Union employees. Approval for the contract for Houghton Police Supervisory Employees was put off until the next meeting. Employees …

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Stamp Sands Clogging Waterways

The Upper Peninsula’s beaches and lakes attract many visitors each year, but what if the history of the area is impacting the view? This looks to be the case in parts of Schoolcraft Township. Over the past few decades, dark stamp sands have taken over what once was white sand …

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Tigers, Brewers Fall – Thursday Sports Wrap

Click on the blue links for additional details. MLB Daniel Norris couldn’t make it through the fourth inning last night, as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Kansas City Royals 8-2. Norris was charged with five runs on eight hits. Warwick Saupold gave up a run in relief, and Alex …

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Get Help Understanding Medicare & Medicaid

Medicare has become much more complicated over the past several years, with choices on how to receive your health benefits, as well as offering prescription drug coverage. Many people have a difficult time understanding their options. UPCAP’s Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program is offering a free seminar to help those new …

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Kids Learn About Isle Royale Beavers

It’s quite unusual to find beaver dams anywhere but near the water, but at the Portage Lake District Library, they are found in the Community room. Families gathered to learn from Ranger Lori Honrath about the behaviors and habitat of Isle Royale beavers and even made their own beaver faces. …

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