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Hancock Raises Rates At Campground

Rates at the Hancock Campground are going up. The Hancock City Council voted to approve the rate increases at their regular meeting Wednesday. 50 amp and water sites will go up $3 (from $22.00 to $25.00), regular RV sites will increase $2 ($20.00 to $22.00) and tent sites will go …

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Hancock Resident Complains Of Vollwerth’s Smoke

Vollwerth’s is one of Hancock’s signature businesses with their popular hot dogs, brats and sausages. One Hancock resident says the process of making those products is making him sick. Local business owner Mark Mountz addressed the Hancock City Council at their regular meeting Wednesday to complain about the air quality …

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Hancock Avoids Conflict With Own Master Plan

Will the Master Plan strip away the authority of the Hancock City Council when it comes to ordinances? That was one of the questions the council pondered at their regular meeting Wednesday, which had been raised by local resident Dave Chesney. A draft of the Master Plan, put together by …

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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten at Portage Lake District Library

Reading out loud to pre-school aged children is one of the most important predictors of school success for children. As part of its commitment to early literacy, the Portage Lake District Library invites families to participate in the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge. This self-paced, year-round program is aimed at …

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Orpheum Theatre Hosts Discussion On Alternative Energy

With U.P. residents paying some of the highest power costs in the country, it’s no surprise that nearly 70 people attended a discussion Tuesday night at the Orpheum Theatre to discuss alternative energy solutions. University of Michigan Professor Sarah Mills was the key speaker at the discussion. Mills has been …

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Enjoy The Hunt, Be Safe

It’s opening day of the Firearms Deer Season in Michigan and the best way to ensure a good hunt is to come home safely. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has a list of safety tips ranging from gun safety to making sure you don’t get lost in the woods. …

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Goodbye Hardees In Houghton

After more than 20 years at their location on Memorial Avenue in Houghton, Hardees Restaurant is closing its doors Tuesday evening. Management at the location declined to comment and referred all questions to Northland Restaurant Group, LLC, the owner of the restaurant. A representative at Northland did not have any …

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