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Hancock Ready To Hand Over Garbage & Recycling Pickup

For more information, visit the City of Hancock website: This is the final week that the city of Hancock will be doing their own curbside recycling pickup. Waste Management will begin handling the city’s garbage and recycling starting Monday, September 12th. Residents are reminded that all items need to be out …

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The Houghton County Fair Opens Thursday

Preparations for the Houghton County Fair continue as the opening day approaches. Bonnie DeCaire-Jones from the Fair Board says they’ve got everyone registered and they’re ready to begin. As always, the fair will feature a number of new attractions–including the Live Shark Encounter show and a bunch of new rides …

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Porcupine Mountains Music Festival This Weekend

Three days of great music and fun are headed for the Porcupine Mountains. The 12th Annual Porcupine Mountains Music Festival is set for Aug. 26-28 at the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park’s winter recreation area (ski hill). The festival is presented by the Friends of The Porkies, a 501(c)3 nonprofit …

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Critical Need For Blood In The U.P.

Donate Blood

There is a shortage of O-positive, A-positive, B-negative, A-negative, O-negative, and AB-positive blood across the Upper Peninsula. Donations to the UP Regional Blood Center always stay in the Upper Peninsula to help patients in your local community. Center locations and hours can be found online at www.mgh.org/blood. Call 1-800-491-4483 (GIVE) …

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SEMCO Warns Against Door-To-Door Solicitors

PORT HURON, MI, August 2016, – SEMCO customers have made several reports to the Company of unknown door-to-door solicitors, or individuals claiming to be SEMCO employees and asking for copies of the customer’s bill. SEMCO does not solicit customers door to door and SEMCO does not ask for customer’s account …

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Calumet Township: 150 & Counting

The weather may have rained out the parade, but that didn’t dampen the spirits of those who came out to celebrate Calumet’s Sesquicentennial. The township marked their 150th anniversary with fireworks, live music and a fair in Agassiz Park over the weekend. Organizers estimate 800-1,000 people came out Friday to take …

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