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Civil War Vet’s Grave to Be Honored in Kenton Today

The grave of a Civil War soldier will get a long-overdue tribute today. Sgt. Hiram H. White According to Trout Creek American Legion Post 494, Hiram H. White was born in 1846 in Pennsylvania. He joined the 25th United States Colored Troop, which was formed in Pennsylvania in 1863, and …

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Lake Superior Water Levels Projected to Remain Average

Recent concerns about high water levels in Lake Superior are fading… Lake Superior is currently very near its long-term average, and is forecast to remain near average, or slightly below average over the next six months. That’s U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Detroit District Watershed Hydrology Section Chief Keith Kompoltowicz, …

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Hancock Police Receive Grant from the Portage Health Auxiliary

Hancock’s Police department has received a grant from the Portage Health Auxiliary. The department is getting $6,552 to replace old AED’s and needed accessories. Police respond to many medical calls, and can often times be the first on scene. AED’s are used to quickly shock the heart, after someone suffers …

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Keweenaw County Approves East Bluff Campground

Keweenaw County has approved a special use permit for the new East Bluff Campground. East Bluff plans to set up 25 primitive campsites, along with a single privy and a hand pumped well. The privy will have a 12 watt solar light to help people see at night. The county …

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COVID-19 Cases Climb

The latest COVID-19 surge continues to push diagnoses up in the Copper Country, although numbers remain far below where they were early this year. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reports 82 new confirmed cases in Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga and Ontonagon Counties in the past week. That’s 41 …

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CCISD Makes Summer, Staff Hires

The Copper Country Intermediate School District Board was in a hiring mode at Tuesday’s meeting.  Directors approved staff members for the Summer Program for Students with Severe Disabilities, and for Camp Nesbit. They okayed extended school year staffers for the upcoming summer, and filled a number of open staff positions.  …

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DNR Asks for Help Monitoring Splake

As the Lake Superior fishing season opens, anglers are being asked to keep an eye out for marked splake. Splake are a hybrid cross between lake trout and brook trout. They have been stocked in Lake Superior by the Department of Natural Resources since 1971, particularly in Copper Harbor, Keweenaw …

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CCCAC to Feature Lift Bridge-Based Art

The Copper Country Community Arts Center has issued a call for artwork based on the iconic Houghton-Hancock Bridge.  The Lift Bridge will be honored during Bridgefest this year as a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. In recognition, the Arts Center plans a community exhibition of art inspired by the bridge.  …

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Houghton County Sheriff Arrest Hazel Park Man for Delivery of Methamphetamine

Last Saturday A Hazel Park man was arrested by Houghton County Sheriff after a narcotic trafficking stop. During the investigation deputies executed a search warrant on the vehicle and a residence in Dollar Bay. The sheriff sized 3.8 ounces in crystal methamphetamine, a firearm, and several items used for drug …

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