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Houghton – Portage Township Schools Invites Parents to Give Input on the District’s Strategic Plan

Houghton – Portage Township Schools is seeking parent and community input on the district’s strategic plan. A meeting with the school board and parents has been set for next Monday, at 6 pm in the Houghton High School library. The school’s strategic plan helps the district manage changes to the …

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MDOT to Close Upper Peninsula Roadside Parks Next Thursday

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula roadside parks are set to close for the year, starting next week. The Michigan Department of Transportation operates 32 roadside parks in the Upper Peninsula, six are located in the Keweenaw Peninsula. In order, from south to north in the Keweenaw, parks are located at; Baraga Cliff, …

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Hancock Hires Tami Sleeman as New Chief of Police

Hancock has a new chief of police. Tami Sleeman, an area native, and graduate of Houghton High School, will return home. Sleeman takes over for former police chief, Wayne Butler, who submitted his letter of retirement to the city last month. Sleeman earned a degree in criminal justice at Northern …

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Hancock Council Meets New FinnU President

New Finlandia University President Tim Pinnow introduced himself to the Hancock city council last evening. Pinnow updated the state of the university, including finances, concerns with student growth, and its oversized campus. Pinnow said the school’s board of trustees has already begun working on correcting some of the issues, and …

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Houghton County to Fund Jail Site Study, Courthouse Security Upgrades; Mulls Tire Shredding

Houghton County will invest some of its American Rescue Plan cash in security upgrades, plans for a potential new justice complex, and child care. At a special meeting yesterday, board members debated how to spend the remainder of the federal funds provided during the COVID-19 pandemic. A considerable chunk of …

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CCISD Salutes Employee Who Wrote Computer Programs

The Copper Country Intermediate School District Board of Education took time at its meeting this week to salute Kyle Timmerman. Timmerman is an onsite tech support specialist for the district. He recently created a computer program that enables administrators to track and approve requests for personal leave and sick time, …

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Get Lost in the Corn at the Palosaari Farm

Autumn means pumpkins, fall colors corn mazes and plenty of family fun. All month long in Chassell at the Palosaari farm, their family is bringing a corn maze to the copper country. With a couple of weeks already gone, Karen Palosaari, says that they have had far more people than …

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Gulbraith to Replace Schneiderhan on Laurium’s Board of Trustees

Laurium Village Trustee Amy Schneiderhan, who resigned last month, has been replaced on the board of trustees. John Gulbraith will replace Schneiderhan beginning next month, and will remain on the board until 2024. Schneiderhan’s resignation took place after the deadline for the village to file for the seat to go …

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Coat the Copper Country

It’s the time of the year when the copper country angel mission looks to Coat the Copper Country. The copper Country Angel Mission’s Annual Coat Give-away was a huge success this past weekend. The mission has extended a thank you to all of those who volunteered time, and donated winter …

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Calumet Selects New Village Manager

Calumet has selected a new village manager.  Jered Ottenwess has previously served as city manager for Ishpeming and Traverse City. He will succeed Amber Goodman, who recently resigned after a year on the job. A letter offering the position will be sent to Ottenwess in the next few days. The …

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