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Results From The Houghton County Fair

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Results from the Houghton County Fair (Horse Show Results still pending) Thursday Results: Matt Manderfield Award – Shannon Bevan Youth Fitting & Showing Rabbit – Alexus Rule Best in Show Youth Rabbit – Sheyenne Waisanen Open Rabbit – Ray McClellan Youth Poultry – Jewel Laux Open Poultry – Shannon Bevan …

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Michigan Tech Makes Princeton Review’s Best Colleges List


Michigan Technological University has made the Princeton Review’s annual guide to Best Colleges. The 2017 edition of 381 Best Colleges was released Tuesday.  Princeton Review, not affiliated with Princeton University, has published its Best Colleges guide annually since 1992. Inclusion in the guide is based on 143,000 student surveys and …

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Portage Health Auxiliary Announces Grant Opportunity


Hancock, MI – The Portage Health Auxiliary is a non-profit organization, whose mission is to serve the health and well-being of elderly and youth causes in Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw and Ontonagon Counties. The Auxiliary is pleased to announce that it will be accepting grant applications from non-profit organizations in the …

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Door-To-Door Scam In Houghton County

Houghton County Sheriff Patch Feature

Houghton County residents are being warned of a local door to door scam. Houghton County Sheriff Brian McLean says their department is investigating complaints of a white female suspect who has reportedly been going door to door asking for cash, checks or returnable cans and bottles, saying the money will …

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HEET Giving LEDs to Income-Qualified UPPCO Customers

LED Light Bulbs HEET

HANCOCK–The Houghton Energy Efficiency Team (HEET) is distributing LED light bulbs at no charge to Upper Peninsula Power Co. (UPPCO) customers who meet income guidelines. The LEDs, which are provided by Efficiency United, use only one-sixth the energy of conventional incandescent bulbs and last up to 20 years. HEET will …

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M-STEP Tests Show Little Improvement


The results are mixed when it comes to Michigan’s students and the state’s standardized testing. Results for the M-STEP tests have been revealed and there is still a lot of work to do, as students showed little improvement in math, reading and writing. They also saw increases in science and lower …

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