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McLain State Park Open House This Saturday

Here are some images of McLain State Park Campground: Officials with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources are in the process of updating their master plan for McLain State Park and they’re asking for the public’s input on their plans. The DNR is going to display three master plan concepts …

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A Visit To The Jacobsville Lighthouse Inn

It’s one of only a handful privately owned lighthouses in the Upper Peninsula. Mike and Cherie Ditty bought the Jacobsville Lighthouse near the east entrance to the Portage River in 2004 and turned it into a bed a breakfast. Owner of the Jacobsville Lighthouse Inn Mike Ditty said, “Most of …

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Hydrant Flushing In Houghton Aug. 15-Aug. 21

The City of Houghton is asking residents to be aware that they have scheduled a city-wide hydrant flushing that will take place next week, Monday through Saturday. Work will be done from 7:00 am until 3:00 pm each day. This means residents may find their water supply discolored during that time. …

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Cliff Mine Revisted Presentation At Phoenix Church

Industrial archaeologist, historian and author Sean Gohman presents “The Cliff Mine Revisited” as part of the Keweenaw County Historical Society’s Adventures in History series. The first (1974) edition of Donald Chaput’s The Cliff ended with the line, “The Cliff is dead.” The updated (2015) edition of The Cliff acknowledges that …

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Take A Ride On The Ranger III

The Ranger III is sight to see whenever is traverses the Portage Canal, but the best sights can be seen while aboard the vessel. The public is invited to enjoy a three-hour cruise on the Keweenaw Waterway aboard the Ranger III on Thursday. The ship will be docked at the …

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Final Summer Meeting Of CLK School Board

How close is the start of the school year? The CLK School District just held its last Board of Education meeting of the summer. At Tuesday’s meeting, the board extended their appreciation to Dave Heinz and Lori Weir for receiving the “Judy Watson Olson Education Award” from the Great Lakes …

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Tension Over $1 Million MERS Payment

Houghton County will make an additional $1 million payment into the Municipal Employees’ Retirement System. That decision to put the extra funds toward the unfunded liability did not come without disagreement, however. At their regular meeting Tuesday, Commissioner Scott Ala proposed the county should withhold the payment for the time …

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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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