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Most Flood Victims Not Applying For Relief Funds

The Portage Health Foundation has $3.8 million ready to help victims of the Father’s Day Flood through their Flood With Love initiative.  The problem is that they are having trouble getting people to apply for the assistance. PHF Executive Director Kevin Store says there were nearly 700 homes affected by …

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Hancock May Need $2.5 Million For Emergency Fund Match

Local municipalities are anxiously awaiting President Trump’s decision on whether to declare Houghton County a federal disaster area. The city of Hancock reported damages of $3.3 million for the Federal Highway Administration and more than $7.5 million for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The city may be required to pay …

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New Hancock City Manager Contract Approved

The contract for the new manager of the city of Hancock is now approved. The City Council unanimously approved the contract for former Hancock mayor Barry Givens at their regular meeting Wednesday. This concluded a second round of negotiations after an initial personnel committee was unable to reach an agreement …

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