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Hospital Bed Donation Helping CNA Training Program

A local nursing program has recently added a couple of training stations thanks to a donation from an area medical hospital. Aspirus Ontonagon donated three hospital beds to Gogebic Ontonagon ISD for its Certified Nursing Assistant vocational training program. Nurse Instructor Amanda Sprague said, “It really takes a collaborative effort …

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Deadline For Small Grant Proposals Is Friday

The following press release was issued by the Portage Health Foundation: [Hancock, MI] The Portage Health Foundation (PHF) is releasing its 2019 Small Grants Request for Proposal (RFP) again for the second year. PHF recognized that grants large and small play a significant role in the community’s ability to meet …

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Planning for Upcoming National Endowment for the Humanities Traveling Exhibit – Jacob A. Riis: How the Other Half Lives

The Quincy Mine Hoist Association, Keweenaw National Historical Park, and Keweenaw National Historical Park Advisory Commission are jointly hosting a National Endowment for the Humanities traveling exhibit. The exhibit, Jacob A. Riis:  How the Other Half Lives, will be on display at the Calumet Visitor Center from September 3 – October 20. …

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Resignations Rock Hancock School District

The Hancock Public School District is facing a major challenge in the wake of a slew of leadership resignations. The Daily Mining Gazette reported the abrupt resignation of School Board President Kevin Kalinec, followed by Secretary Paula Nutini a week later and a letter of resignation by School Superintendent Kipp …

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Lake Linden Issues Water “Let Run” Order

Customers of the Lake Linden water system are advised to run their water to prevent their pipes from freezing. The system-wide Let Run order was issued by the Village of Lake Linden Water Utility effective immediately. All customers should let a faucet in their house run in a steady stream …

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Great Lakes Funding Targeted For 90% Cut Again

Funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative would be slashed by 90 percent under the latest budget proposal from the Trump Administration. The Detroit News reports that the Great Lakes reduction is part of a $2.8 billion decrease in proposed funding for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency The cut, part …

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Negaunee Man Killed In Head-On Collision

One man is dead following a head-on collision in Marquette County. The accident happened just before 4:00pm on Sunday on the 700 block of County Road in Negaunee. The Negaunee Police Department said a 69-year old man was driving eastbound in a yellow 1997 Ford E-350, when it collided with …

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Monthly Business Breakfast Getting Makeover

The following press release was issued by the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce: Houghton, MI – Since at least 1999 the Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance (KEDA) has hosted the KEDA member breakfast meeting the second Wednesday of the month at the Finnish American Heritage Center. This program featured speakers and panels …

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