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Tigers, Brewers Earn Late Wins – Thursday Sports Wrap

Fast Pitch Softball In Copper Country Women’s Fast Pitch Softball League play last night, Crush/Diamond House/Baby E’s swept Coca Cola of Hancock 7-6 and 21-9. Mackenzie LePage was the winning pitcher in the first game, and struck out eight. Delaney Heinonen struck out 11, but took the loss. Clara Colombe …

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Volunteers Needed For Canal Run

Volunteers are needed to help with the 44th annual Canal Run. The event takes place on Saturday July 20th. The Canal Run includes a 2 mile fun run/walk, 5 mile walk, 5 mile run, 10 mile walk, 10 mile run, half marathon, 5 mile blade (single and/or double leg amputee …

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Jail Task Force To Split Up

The Houghton County Jail Task Force continues to look at options to solve the jail overcrowding issue. Commissioner Tom Tikkanen shared his concerns about the need for facilities in the county for the mental health treatment of inmates. The Board of Commissioners also discussed the need to divide up those …

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2019 County Millage Rate Authorized

The 2019 Houghton County millage rate is set following the Truth in Taxation hearing at Tuesday’s regular meeting of the County Board of Commissioners. Deputy Equalization Director Jaikob Djerf said the 2019 taxable value of Houghton County is roughly $941.5 million.  The millage reduction faction is 1.0 and the base …

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Author Of Book On Russian Five To Visit Houghton

The following press release was issued by the Portage Lake District Library: Keith Gave, author of the 2019 Michigan Notable Book The Russian Five: A Story of Espionage, Defection, Bribery and Courage (now a feature film), will visit the Portage Lake District Library on Thursday, June 20, at 6:30PM to …

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Don’t Be Chicken–Help Support SKY

When is chicken poop a good thing? When it lands on your number and you win while helping to support Simple Kindness For Youth. Chicken Bingo returns to Bridgefest this Saturday at Ray Kestner Waterfront Park. SKY’s Bubba Megowen explains the simple rules of the game.  “This is where you …

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New Interim CEO To Head Up UPHS-Marquette

UP Health System—Marquette has a new interim CEO. Veteran healthcare leader Jerry Dooley has been a part of the Duke LifePoint and LifePoint Health teams for more than a decade, serving as interim CEO for hospitals across the nation that are experiencing a leadership transition. He was chosen as the …

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