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Heritage Grants Awarded

The following press release was issued by Keweenaw National Historical Park: (Calumet, MI) The Advisory Commission and National Park Service at Keweenaw National Historical Park are pleased to announce that 16 Keweenaw Heritage Grants have been awarded for projects across Michigan’s historic Copper Country. A total of $137,861.00 was disbursed, with …

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Gov. Whitmer approves $26 million in outdoor recreation development and acquisition grants

$26 Million is being distributed to communities throughout the state in Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund grants. “Creating more avenues for people to connect with Michigan’s beautiful outdoor spaces encompasses what Pure Michigan means. Investing in Michigan’s beautiful outdoor spaces can help economic growth while providing a physical and mental …

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Houghton County Jail Task Force Ready To Meet

The Houghton County Jail Task Force is now assembled.  At their regular meeting Tuesday, the County Board of Commissioners approved the list of members submitted by communities and organizations from throughout the area. It will be their objective to look at the jail overcrowding issue from all sides and develop …

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Scholarship Available To Pursue Master’s Degree In Health Care

Hancock–The Portage Health Foundation (PHF) is proud to announce the James Bogan Health Administration Scholarship to deserving residents of Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw, and Ontonagon Counties of Michigan. PHF will award one (1) $5,000 scholarship to be paid (per scholarship agreement) upon award each year. It is the intention of PHF …

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Volunteers Needed For Little Brothers

Little Brothers—Friends of the Elderly is made possible by the generosity of its volunteers. A Volunteer Orientation will be held Wednesday from 6:00-7:00pm at their office in Hancock, located at 527 Quincy Street. This one-hour session will inform participants on the many ways they can volunteer at Little Brothers. Opportunities …

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Hancock Schools Interviewing Superintendent Candidates

A special meeting of the Hancock School Board is being held tonight to interview three candidates for Superintendent. Current Superintendent Kipp Beaudoin announced earlier this year that he would be stepping down in June. Each candidate will be interviewed for an hour. The board will hear from candidates Steve Patchin …

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KCVB Hires New Executive Director

The Keweenaw Convention & Visitor’s Bureau (KCVB) has a new executive director. Michigan Tech alumnus Brad Barnett has been hired for the position. Barnett said he is excited to join the KCVB and looks forward to promoting the Keweenaw as a destination for a variety of tourism activities. “Our area …

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