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2017 Parade of Nations Announces Its Theme

Think globally; celebrate locally.  That’s the theme of the 2017 Parade of Nations and Multicultural Festival, scheduled for September 16., 2017 in Hancock and Houghton, Michigan. With more than 60 nations represented among its students and faculty, Michigan Technological University has no trouble thinking globally.  And with a colorful parade …

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Baraga Teens Help Restock School Food Pantry

Hunger is an ongoing problem for many families in the Copper Country. Programs like the one at Baraga High School provide food for students to take with them so they’ll have something to eat when they get home. So when 11th graders Andrea Chagnon and McKenzie Barrett saw that supplies …

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Benefit Concert For Oak House

A concert to benefit Oak House will be held at the Orpheum Theater in Hancock on May 13th. The Annual Fling into Spring Fundraiser runs from 7-11pm and helps support Oak House. Director Terry Sayatovich explains what Oak House is. Seven staff members help care for ten residents at the …

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School Staffing Company Hiring Substitute Teachers

There is a shortage of substitute teachers and instructional aides in the Copper Country. To help fill those open positions in the Copper Country Intermediate School District, Professional Education Services Group–a staffing company for schools–held a job fair in Hancock and Baraga. PESG Account Executive Ernie Bywater said, “The need …

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Contestants Get Started Early For The Fair

It may be too early to buy tickets for the Houghton County Fair, but the time is right to start getting ready if you are planning on entering one of the many competitions at the fair. Every year, scores of entries are made into the categories of crafts, agriculture and …

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Local Golf Courses Prepare For Opening

With Spring playing its cat and mouse game, local golf courses are waiting for their first tee offs of the year. But that doesn’t mean crews are idle.  They have been working hard to prepare the course for their first round of golfers. Jeff Simpson is the Assistant Superintendent at …

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Many U.P. Roadside Parks Opening Monday

Many roadside parks operated by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) in the Upper Peninsula are scheduled to open April 24. The following roadside parks will remain closed until later this spring due to weather conditions and maintenance issues: – Esrey Roadside Park on M-26 in Keweenaw County – Hebard …

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