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LaBine Sworn In As Hancock City Councilman

The council is now complete. Ward III Councilman Paul LaBine was sworn in at Wednesday’s Hancock City Council meeting. LaBine was appointed last month by the council after their were no candidates on the November ballot. LaBine is a graduate of Michigan Tech with a Master’s Degree in Statistics and …

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Hancock Receives Clean Audit Report

The books look good. Debbie Bradford of Rukkila, Negro & Associates presented the 2016 Audit Report to the Hancock City Council at their monthly meeting on Wednesday. The report was a clean, or unmodified, opinion. City Manager Glenn Anderson noted that this was the first time in several years that …

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New VA CPAP CLinic

IRON MOUNTAIN –The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain, Michigan, recently established a new CPAP Clinic to offer Veterans who suffer with sleep apnea help in adapting to their continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) equipment. Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder in which breathing is regularly …

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Keweenaw Business Ball Raises $2,465 for Local Food Pantry

HOUGHTON, Michigan (January 16, 2017) – Last month, the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce, Keweenaw Young Professionals (KYP), and Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance (KEDA) came together at the Continental Fire Company to host the Keweenaw Business Ball, a collaborative holiday celebration. This seasonal gathering offered more than good cheer, great food …

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Spring 2017 Classes at the Copper Country Community Arts Center

Hancock- The Copper Country Community Arts Center in Hancock has released their Spring class schedule for classes happening February-May, 2017.  Painting, ceramics, drawing, stained glass, beading, letterpress printing, book arts and more courses can be found by visiting their website www.coppercountryarts.com. The Copper Country Community Arts Center is located at 126 …

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Health Center Earns National Recognition for Patient-Centered Car

WASHINGTON, DC—The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) announced that Upper Great Lakes Hancock Family Health Center’s Pediatrics and Family Practice clinics in Hancock, MI, has received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long‐term, participative relationships. The NCQA …

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Local Students Attending Trump’s Inauguration

The inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States takes place Friday and many Copper Country students will be there to see it. Middle and high school students from Hancock, Chassell, Dollar Bay-Tamarack and Ontonagon schools left Tuesday night on buses for Washington D.C. They are …

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Paying For Library Fines With Food

If you don’t return your library materials on time, you get charged a small fine. Don’t return them for a long time or have a lot of overdue items–and that fine can add up. The Portage Lake District Library in Houghton is once again given patrons a chance to pay …

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DNR Conservation Officer Helps To Save Lives

Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officer Mike Evink rescued a man this week in Schoolcraft County who was overcome with carbon monoxide while trying to save a homeowner. The incident occurred at 3:43 p.m. Wednesday when Evink was dispatched to a home along Hutt Lake Drive in Schoolcraft County. …

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NMU Football Player Found Dead

MARQUETTE — A Northern Michigan University student passed away in his dorm room Tuesday morning. In a statement, NMU President Dr. Fritz Erickson announced that Sophomore Anthony Herbert of Lapeer, Mich., passed away suddenly in his residence hall room. “Anthony was a construction management major and a member of the …

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