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Keweenaw County Plans Search and Rescue Team

Groundwork is being laid for the potential formation of a professional-grade search and rescue team in Keweenaw County.  Sheriff Curt Pennala has scheduled an organizational meeting Tuesday evening at 7:00 at the Allouez Community Center. Members of the public are invited, especially those who may be interested in becoming part …

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Aspirus Keweenaw Auxiliary Offers Scholarships

The Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital Auxiliary has two scholarships available for local graduating high school seniors. The $500 grants are offered to Aspirus Keweenaw employees, auxiliary members, and volunteers, and immediate family members living in the same household. Scholarship applications are available through local schools, or on the volunteer page at …

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Portage Health Auxiliary Accepting Grant Applications

The Portage Health Auxiliary is accepting grant applications from non-profit groups in Keweenaw, Houghton, Ontonagon, and Baraga counties. Grant requests should relate to the auxiliary’s mission of improving the health and well-being of youth and the elderly. The entry deadline is April 23rd. Awards will be made in mid-May. Forms …

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SWP Offers Educator Grants

Superior Watershed Partnership is offering grants to educators across the Upper Peninsula. The environmental organization has $17,500 to invest. The maximum award per educator is $1,000. Funding can be used for outdoor education efforts including: native trees/shrubs/plants, hands-on activities, outdoor field experiences, educator professional development, environmental education resources, and more. …

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CCISD is PREparE-ed for An Crisis

Over the last couple of days faculty at the Copper Country ISD are learning about the newest in school safety and student mental health. Crisis prevention and planning is a topic at forefront in education over the past decade, and discussions have only ramped up since the onset of the …

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Adopt a Garden in Houghton this Summer

Have you wanted to start a garden? Well the city of Houghton is opening up their adopt a garden opportunities for 2022. Applications to adopt a garden can be found online. Volunteers with the beautification have worked for several years to make Houghton an incredible place to live, see and …

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Update: Coppo Pleads Not Guilty to Charges in Grand Traverse County

Update: Coppo is on a paid leave of absence that is pulled from his accrued benefits. He is not being paid in the same fashion as a normal employee at this time. Houghton County Undersheriff Kevin Coppo’s arraignment occurred this morning in 86th District Court. He appeared with his Attorney …

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Parade of Nations Date, Theme Announced

The Parade of Nations’ theme for 2022 is “The World is One.”  The annual event that salutes the diversity of international students at Michigan Tech and in the surrounding community will take place September 17th. Student and community organizations are invited to enter floats or march in the parade. A …

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McBroom Discusses $4.7 B Infrastructure Program

The $4.7 billion infrastructure program recently approved by the state will funnel money to our area, and the U.P. in general. The lion’s share of the money will fund water and sewer system improvements. Republican State Senator Ed McBroom is satisfied with the way that money will be doled out… …

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COVID-19 Numbers Shrink

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to ebb in our region. The Western U.P. Health Department recorded just 10 new diagnoses in the past week in Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga, Ontonagon and Gogebic Counties. One death was recorded, in Houghton County, bringing the pandemic total to 264 in the five-county region.  Numbers generally …

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