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Two Local Schools Receive Great Lakes-Based Grants

Two local school districts will receive state money to develop Great Lakes-based science, technology, engineering and math programs.  The Arvon Township School will get $5,000 to support students’ adoption of two beaches in the township. Lessons and activities will be developed, in partnership with the Alliance for the Great Lakes. …

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Roller Skating Returns to the Gipp

Roller skating returns to the George Gipp Arena in Laurium this weekend.  The first skating session of the season will be held Sunday between 1:00 and 4:00. Additional sessions will take place every other Sunday through the summer, and possibly until ice is installed next fall. Each session costs $2. …

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Lake Linden-Hubbell Students Receive Scholarships

Ten of this year’s Lake Linden-Hubbell High School graduates were recently awarded scholarships through the Lake Linden-Hubbell Public Schools Foundation. The awards ranged from $200 to $22,000, for a total of $127,050 in scholarships. Scholarship recipients were: Mason Codere, Troy Corrigan (Valedictorian), Camaryn Crouch, Brenden Davis, Andrew Heikkinen, Ariana Jeffery …

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Adopt a Beach with the Alliance for the Great Lakes

As great lakes week moves forward, another thing to keep in mind is Michigan’s many beautiful beaches. And why not take some time to help clean up our coastlines with the alliance for the great lakes. The organization makes it very easy for people to sign up for a cleanup …

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Coppo to Plead Guilty in 86th District Court in August

Houghton County Under-sheriff Kevin Coppo will plead guilty to two charges in 86th District Court. He is scheduled for a sentencing hearing on August 1st. Coppo chose to take a plea deal for his drunken driving incident occurring back in March in Grand Traverse County. He will plead guilty to …

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Baraga Exchange Student Wins Parade of Nations Logo Contest

A Baraga High School foreign exchange student has won this year’s Parade of Nations logo contest. Seventeen-year-old Chiara Rapacci is from Italy. She’s staying with Gina and Irv Smith of Baraga.  Rapacci’s logo illustrates this year’s Parade of Nations theme: “The World is One.” Hers was one of a number …

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NMU Rolls Out New Tourism-Related Master’s Degree Program

Northern Michigan University is introducing a new post-graduate level program. The master’s degree in Administration of Outdoor Recreation and Nature-Based Tourism will be part of the university’s College of Graduate Studies and Research. It will be delivered mostly online, with just two in-person summer seminar courses.  School officials say the …

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Houghton, Jeffers Advance in Baseball Tourney – Thursday Sports Wrap

High School Area high school baseball regional semifinals were played yesterday. In Division Three… • Houghton defeated Gladstone 4-1. • Standish-Sterling swamped Beaverton 19-7.The Gremlins and Panthers will play for the regional title Saturday at Harbor Springs High School. Coverage will begin at 9:40 on the Voice of the Gremlins, …

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U of M Out of GLI; GLI Out of Detroit

For the first time in nearly a half century, the Great Lakes Invitational Hockey Tournament will be played without the University of Michigan. And, for only the second time since it was founded in 1965, it will not be played in Detroit. This year’s tournament will take place December 27th …

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A Second Mobile Food Pantry Comes to Ontonagon Next Week

The next mobile food pantry is coming to Ontonagon next Thursday. Just like with the previous mobile pantry, students from Ontonagon area schools will help distribute food to those in need. Feeding America West Michigan is sending a semi truck trailer up to the Ontonagon Fire hall, and is full …

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