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State Asks for Help Clearing Illegal Local Dump Sites

While most people are aware of the Michigan Adopt-A-Highway program, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is trying to raise awareness of its Adopt-A-Forest program. The program has been around for more than 30 years. Families and groups can sign up to clean forest areas, particularly those that have been …

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A Second Mobile Food Pantry Comes to Ontonagon Next Week

The next mobile food pantry is coming to Ontonagon next Thursday. Just like with the previous mobile pantry, students from Ontonagon area schools will help distribute food to those in need. Feeding America West Michigan is sending a semi truck trailer up to the Ontonagon Fire hall, and is full …

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The Nature Conservancy Needs Public Input Before Moving Forward Helping Keweenaw County and Municipalities Acquire the Keweenaw Heartlands

The Keweenaw Peninsula is a crown jewel of geographic, archeological and cultural significance for the mid west. And some even say the world. That is why the Nature Conservancy has taken a vested interest in helping Keweenaw County, and townships acquire 32,000 plus acres of forest land from the property’s …

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Keweenaw Convention and Visitors Bureau Renames, Rebrands

The Keweenaw Convention and Visitors Bureau has a new name, brand and website. Henceforth, the organization will be known as Visit Keweenaw. The new website address is VisitKeweenaw.com. Visit Keweenaw Executive Director Brad Barnett says the new site will be more mobile-friendly. Sixty percent of the visits to the website …

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PLDL Summer Reading Program Begins

Registration is now open for the Summer Reading Program run by the Portage Lake District Library and the Hancock Library. This year’s theme is “Oceans of Possibilities.”  Residents of all ages are encouraged to track their summer reading through the READsquared app. Parents can administer accounts for their children. Prizes …

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MI-TRALE Awards Scholarships

Four Ontonagon County students have received college scholarships from MI-TRALE. The $250 awards from the Marvin Westerdahl Memorial Scholarship Fund were awarded to Senia Kolpack and Madison Myhren from Ontonagon High School, and Jaden D Borseth and Brianna Schutz from Ewen-Trout Creek High School. The scholarship fund was established by …

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Trinity Episcopal Church Holding a Concert for Ukraine on Saturday

Editor’s Note: There are nine NGO’s in the United States working with refugees. This Saturday Trinity Episcopal Church – Houghton is hosting a Concert for Ukraine, to help support organizations helping humanitarian efforts in the country. Like with their concert for Afghanistan a few months back, the church is bringing …

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Bridgefest Parade Entries Encouraged

Bridgefest organizers are urging those who wish to take part in the annual parade to submit their entry forms as soon as possible. The parade will take place on June 17th at the west edge of downtown Hancock. Participants in the Thatcher Markham Memorial Run will lead off at 7:00, …

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Dover Creek Lamprey Treatment to Begin

Another lampricide treatment is planned in the Copper Country.  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service personnel will visit an area in Torch Lake offshore from Dover Creek, also known as Hungarian Creek. The procedure is scheduled to begin as early as today, depending on weather and conditions. It will take about …

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