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Hancock Public Schools Superintendent to Resign in September

Hancock Public Schools Superintendant, Steve Patchin will resign from his position with district. At the Hancock school board’s most recent meeting the board approved Pathcin’s resignation. His resignation will take effect September 30th. Patchin came into the district back in 2019, replacing then retiring Superintendent Kipp Beaudoin. Prior to his …

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Copper Country Veterans Resource Fair Coming to the Calumet Colosseum

When a veteran comes home after deployment, re integrating back into civilian life can be difficult. And it can be just as difficult to navigate benefits veterans receive for their service. At the beginning of August, the Houghton County and Keweenaw County Veterans Service Offices plan to host a resource …

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Butterfly Release Offers Opportunity to Grieve with the Community

Grief and sadness are feelings commonly felt following the death of a family member or friend. During periods of grief it is important to express those feelings, in order to move forward. Around the world butterflies are closely associated with the passing of a loved one. Even in north America. …

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Commission Wrap Up: Houghton County Opposes Proposed State Wide Septic System Inspection Bill

Houghton County will send a letter addressing opposition to a proposed state wide septic system tax and inspection bill. House Bill 44-79, to address septic system inspections in the state of Michigan, is currently under review with the House Committee on Natural Resources, and would implement a tax fee schedule …

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CCISD Elected Officers and Hired New Staff

The Copper Country Intermediate School District elected officers to the school board at their meeting last night. Karen Johnson of Lake Linden was elected as President; Gale Eilola of Pelkie as Vice-President; Nels Christopherson of Houghton as Treasurer; and Adam Loukus of Calumet as Secretary. Also serving on the Board …

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Hancock City Council Preview: Mayor’s Resignation, and Purchasing Disc Golf Sets

The Hancock City Council will hold their monthly meeting. Following a short presentation from Melissa Davis on the New Power Tour, the administrative report will discuss a multitude of public events, Hancock Transit Flex Route, and a grant from Copper Shores to the Hancock Fire Department. There will also be …

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Calumet Village Council Recap: Committee Appointments and Historic Sign Approval

The Calumet Village council approved the Historical Development Committee’s historic sign project at their meeting last night. The sign has been 5 months in the works. The council also made appointments to the finance/grants/personnel committee, the streets/sanitation/public buildings committee, and the ordinance/enforcement/public safety committee. The members are all on the …

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Hancock Mayor will Become Houghton County Prosecutor

Hancock Mayor Paul LaBine will step down from his position, and become Houghton County’s new Prosecuting Attorney. A release from the City of Hancock indicated that LaBine will tender his resignation at Wednesday’s city council meeting. State law prohibits him from holding both positions simultaneously. LaBine will succeed Brittany Bulliet …

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CCRI’s Hazardous Waste Survey Needs 400 Responses

The Copper Country Recycling Initiative is looking for a total of 400 responses to their Hazardous Waste Survey to allow them to apply for grant money to support hazardous waste collection events. The short survey is only 6 questions. They are trying to determine what kinds of hazardous waste the …

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On The Moon To Stay? The PSTDL at Michigan Tech Caught The Attention of NASA

The Planetary Surface Technology Development Lab at Michigan Tech has gained the attention of NASA as they competed and succeeded to be one of four teams nationwide to advance to the next level to promote their design for a lunar power management system. Travis Wavrunek, the team lead, explained that …

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