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Several Road Projects In Houghton Get Underway

A few more orange barrels will be popping up in Houghton over the next few weeks. Starting Wednesday, crews will be at several locations working on the roads. Houghton City Manager Eric Waara said, “They’re going to be doing a full crush and shape on several streets in town that …

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Trial Set For Child Porn Suspect

A former high school coach facing child pornography charges is heading to trial. The trial of 71-Year old Don Sawaski has been scheduled to begin on November 14th in Houghton County Circuit Court. Sawaski, a former athletic director at Houghton High School, is facing two counts of possession of child sexually abusive …

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HEET Giving LEDs to Income-Qualified UPPCO Customers

The Houghton Energy Efficiency Team is distributing LED light bulbs at no charge to Upper Peninsula Power Co. customers who meet income guidelines. Income guidelines range from $23,340 for a single person up to $80,180 for a family of eight. The LEDs, which are provided by Efficiency United, use only …

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Volunteers Needed for Keweenaw Brewfest Fundraiser

Houghton, Michigan—Keweenaw Community Foundation (KCF) is currently looking for volunteers for this year’s Keweenaw Brewfest annual fundraiser. It will be held on Saturday, August 27th, 2016, from 1-5 PM at the Kestner Waterfront Park (Chutes & Ladders) in Houghton. KCF currently needs volunteers to help with setup on Friday, August …

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Discover Geology Walk Offered In Calumet

The Keweenaw National Historical Park and the Western U.P. Health Department invites the public to a free tour and fitness walk this evening at 7pm in Calumet. The guided walk, titled Discover the Geology All Around You, will cover 1-2 miles on mostly level terrain. Participants should arrive at the …

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Sentence Handed Down In Schreiber Case

The case against Hancock man who allegedly attacked another man when a drug deal went bad is now over. 27-year-old Joseph Schreiber was sentenced to 12 months in the Houghton County Jail for both Felonious Assault and Attempted Larceny in a Building. Those sentences will run concurrently. He was given …

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Keweenaw ATV Club Repairs Trail

The hazardous washout on the trail north of Lake Linden has been graded by the Keweenaw ATV Club. The club says the trail is now safe to use until they can do a permanent repair. The Keweenaw ATV Club works with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to take care …

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2nd Annual Copper & Culture Conference In Houghton

Copper Country Ancient Sites Conservancy will be hosting the 2nd annual Copper and Culture Conference on Prehistoric Metal Working in the Lake Superior Region later this month. The group’s mission is to facilitate the identification, protection and professional investigation of the ancient archaeological sites of Lake Superior’s Copper Country, while …

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