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Residents Urged To Support Recreation Millage

John Haeussler of the Hancock Recreation Committee stressed to the city council the importance of residents passing the Recreation Millage on November 8th. The 0.8 mills for five years would provide roughly $85,000 annually for capital recreation improvements. Haeussler said those could include improvements at the city’s campground, beach and …

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Hancock Schools Hope For A Full-Time Library Director

Hancock Schools are asking for help in improving the Public Library. The library is located within the school but cutbacks have left the city without a dedicated library director. Hancock Schools Superintendent Monica Healy and former librarian Sue Zubiena gave a presentation to the city council, showing the drop in …

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Quincy Street Could Be Fully Open Next Week

It’s almost done! Hancock City Manager Glenn Anderson said the Quincy Street reconstruction project should be wrapping up soon. Paving of the south lane took place earlier this week with the north lane scheduled to be paved beginning today. Poor weather had caused some delays. Anderson said the traffic light …

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DNA Tests On U.P. Cougars Support DNR Theory

Genetic testing on tissue samples from two cougars poached in the Upper Peninsula shows the two animals likely came from a population found generally in South Dakota, Wyoming and northwest Nebraska. “This genetic research lines up with what we’ve presumed previously, that cougars found in the Upper Peninsula are males …

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Donations Being Accepted For Annual Coat Giveaway

Winters can be brutally cold in the Copper Country, imagine not having a good coat? The New Beginnings Angel Mission is once again collecting donations of warm coats, hats, gloves, boots and other winter apparel for people of all ages. Store Co-Director Terry Bazin says they’ve been doing this for …

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