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Child Struck By Car in Franklin Township

A five-year-old boy is at Portage Health being treated for injuries sustained from an accident that happened yesterday in Franklin Township. Just before 5 p.m., police responded to the area of Boston Cross Cut Road where a Jeep Cherokee travelling east struck a five-year-old child as he ran into the …

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Good Turnout for Heikenpaiva 2014

Although temperatures barely got above zero, a great crowd showed up for Heikenpaiva this weekend. The event commemorates Saint Henrik’s Day, who is the patron saint of Findland. A Finnish-themed parade marched down Quincy Street in downtown Hancock, with David Maki, this year’s Hankooki Heikkie riding alongside his daughter in …

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Another Bout of Bitter Cold Temps

With another round of arctic temperatures expected to impact the entire state until early next week, the Michigan State Police is encouraging Michigan citizens and visitors to be extra cautious when going out in the extreme cold. Captain Chris Kelenske, Deputy State Director of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, says …

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2013 Holiday Retail Sales “Flat”

It wasn’t very jolly for retail sales in Michigan during the just-completed 2013 Holiday shopping season. A new survey just released by the Michigan Retailers Association found overall holiday sales in the state rose an average of just 0.1%, with only 38% of retailers showing positive numbers for the November-December …

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Car Usage Down in U.S.

A University of Michigan researcher says American households without a vehicle have increased nearly every year since 2007, providing further evidence that motorization may have peaked in the United States. Michael Sivak of the U-M Transportation Research Institute followed up his research from last year showing that Americans own fewer …

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Auto Show Attendance Hits 11-Year High

More than 102,000 people braved the winter weather Sunday to attend the final day of the 2014 North American International Auto Show, pushing the overall attendance record to an 11-year high. The Detroit News reports 803,451 people attended the auto show this year. Auto show spokesman Marc Harlow says it’s …

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Felony Disclosure May Come for Those Seeking Office

A state House committee is considering legislation that would require anyone seeking public office to be up-front about any past felony convictions. House Republican Klint Kresto of Commerce Township authored the measure, which would add a box acknowledging any felony convictions within the past 10 years on the affidavit of …

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Heikkenpaiva Weekend

We have reached the mid-point of winter and you know what that means? Heikkenpaiva will be taking place tomorrow in Hancock and Finnish Theme Committee Member David Maki says it’s the best fun you’ll have all weekend. Maki will be serving the event as the honorary Hankooki Heikki, given to …

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Copper Dog Needs Volunteers

The Copper Dog 150 will be holding the second of its two lead volunteer training sessions this Saturday. The session will take place at the Jutila Center in Hancock at 11 a.m. They are still seeking more passionate volunteers. Volunteer Director Brian Donnely says it is an important job during …

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Student Ski Day at Mont Ripley

This weekend, Mont Ripley becomes the United Nations. Saturday is the fifth annual International Student Ski Day and Mont Ripley will be home to skiers and snowboarders from all over the world. Ski Hill Manager Nick Sirdenis says the turnout gets bigger every year with many of them first-timers. For …

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