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Champion Man Dies in Crash

A Champion man died in a one-vehicle traffic crash yesterday afternoon in Humboldt Township. State Police troopers say the 61-year-old apparently drove off the side of US-41 near Marquette County Road FX a little after 3:00. Bystanders found him unresponsive, and he was later pronounced dead at UP Health System-Marquette. …

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CCISD Board Hears Good State Budget News

The Copper Country Intermediate School District Board of Education heard some good financial news this week. At its meeting on Tuesday, Superintendent George Stockero reported that the recent state budget supplemental agreements reinstated funding for rural and isolated school districts. Many districts in our region receive that money to help …

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Weir Named to Calumet Village Board

Calumet has a new village council member. At Tuesday’s meeting, Lori Weir was named to one of two open seats created by recent resignations. Her term will run through November, 2020. Village Manager Caleb Katz says applications are being sought from individuals interested in filling the other seat. Katz also …

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LAS Hires New Middle School Science Teacher

L’Anse Middle School is getting a new science teacher. At this week’s board of education meeting, trustees accepted the resignation of Rachel Wilber. Wilber is leaving to pursue additional education. The board hired Dawn Carlson to take over the position. L’Anse bus driver Bill Connor was recognized as the district’s …

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Invasive Species Grant Money Headed to Western U.P.

A number of environmental protection projects in the western Upper Peninsula have received money from the state. Among those getting cash from the Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program are… Michigan State University, which will receive $228,600 to identify knotweed species in several counties, including Houghton. Information will be used to …

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Salvation Army Needs Donations, Volunteers

The Salvation Army in Hancock is asking for help on several fronts. Envoy Brenda DeLacy says their Christmas Kettle Drive is falling short… The money raised during the Christmas season helps support Salvation Army community efforts year-round… Money can be contributed at any of the Red Kettle sites in the …

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Calumet Man Arrested for Stabbing

A Calumet man has been arrested for stabbing a woman. State Police troopers were called to assist the 36-year-old woman in the Village of Calumet around 6:00 Monday evening. She told them she had been stabbed by someone she didn’t know. She was taken to Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital for treatment …

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Girls Introduced to “Manly” Trades

Can a woman repair your car? Weld metal? Build a house? Of course… but few do. The Copper Country Intermediate School District took a step toward changing that yesterday, with its annual Nontraditional Day. Girls from high schools around the area gathered at the Career and Technical Education Center for …

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