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Houghton, Hancock to Consider City Budgets Tonight

Both the cities of Houghton and Hancock will consider their 2022-2023 budgets and base millage tax rates at meetings tonight. Houghton will open a public hearing at 5:30 at the City Center. Hancock’s public hearing will begin at 6:00 at City Hall.  Barring any last minute surprises, both boards are …

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CLK Board Names New HS AD/Ass’t Principal

Patrick Dwyer has been named the new assistant principal and athletic director at Calumet High School. The CLK Board of Education approved the appointment at last night’s meeting. Dwyer has been a teacher and varsity track and field coach in the Hancock School District. He takes over for Sean Jacques, …

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Destination Development Program Awards Announced

Visit Keweenaw has awarded eight grants to help local organizations involved in outdoor recreation projects. The 2022 Destination Development Program Awards are designed to help enhance visitor experiences across Houghton and Keweenaw Counties. The recipients will be required to match the grants one-to-one. Awards were presented to: • The Keweenaw …

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PHF Funds Eight Projects

The Portage Health Foundation has agreed to help fund eight projects through its small grant program. Officials said they received a record number of requests for the grants, which are designed to provide up to $3,000 for projects that will enhance wellness in Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga and Ontonagon Counties. Grant …

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Changes at the Federal Level will Negatively Affect Michigan Works! Ability to Help Job-seekers

Proposed changes to funding allotments by the U.S. Employment and Training Administration could reduce the number of services provided by Michigan Works!. Putting an end to Michigan’s established service delivery model, which uses local staff to respond quickly to job-seekers needs. The proposed changes likely reduce Michigan Works! staff from …

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CLK Elementary Joins Capturing Kids Hearts’ National Showcase for a Second Year in a Row

CLK Elementary is recognized once again named as a national showcase school by capturing kids hearts. This is the second year in a row that CLK Elementary has been recognized, and they join 378 other schools across the country being recognized this year. Capturing Kids Hearts selects schools as a …

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Finlandia Alumni Host Giving Day

The Finlandia Alumni Board will host its fourth annual Giving Day today.  Money raised will provide $250 grants to help students pay for textbooks.  Donations can be made online here , or by mail. Checks should be made payable to Finlandia University, labeled for Giving Day and mailed to: Finlandia …

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Baraga County Agrees to Buy Loader for Road Commission

Baraga County will help the Baraga County Road Commission purchase a new loader. At last night’s meeting county commissioners allocated $290,000 to assist with the purchase. Money will come from American Rescue Plan Act allocations. Road Commission engineer Doug Mills said the loader is badly needed… The last one we …

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L’Anse Approves New Budget, Supports Trail Development Plan

The Village of L’Anse has a new budget. At last night’s meeting, council members approved the plan. Village Manager Bob LaFave reported that it represents a slight increase over last year. He also noted that some flexibility may be needed, as prices for fuel, goods and services are rising. The …

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Calumet Middle Schoolers Win Statewide Aerospace Competition

Two Washington Middle School students recently took top honors in a statewide aerospace industry competition. Seventh-graders Jordan Hicks and Kristen Ylitalo outperformed more than 20 teams in the “Michigan Girls Future Flight Challenge,” hosted by the Women of Aerospace Industry Association of Michigan. Hicks and Ylitalo developed a prototype for …

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