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CCISD Elected Officers and Hired New Staff

The Copper Country Intermediate School District elected officers to the school board at their meeting last night. Karen Johnson of Lake Linden was elected as President; Gale Eilola of Pelkie as Vice-President; Nels Christopherson of Houghton as Treasurer; and Adam Loukus of Calumet as Secretary. Also serving on the Board …

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Hancock City Council Preview: Mayor’s Resignation, and Purchasing Disc Golf Sets

The Hancock City Council will hold their monthly meeting. Following a short presentation from Melissa Davis on the New Power Tour, the administrative report will discuss a multitude of public events, Hancock Transit Flex Route, and a grant from Copper Shores to the Hancock Fire Department. There will also be …

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Calumet Village Council Recap: Committee Appointments and Historic Sign Approval

The Calumet Village council approved the Historical Development Committee’s historic sign project at their meeting last night. The sign has been 5 months in the works. The council also made appointments to the finance/grants/personnel committee, the streets/sanitation/public buildings committee, and the ordinance/enforcement/public safety committee. The members are all on the …

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Hancock Mayor will Become Houghton County Prosecutor

Hancock Mayor Paul LaBine will step down from his position, and become Houghton County’s new Prosecuting Attorney. A release from the City of Hancock indicated that LaBine will tender his resignation at Wednesday’s city council meeting. State law prohibits him from holding both positions simultaneously. LaBine will succeed Brittany Bulliet …

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CCRI’s Hazardous Waste Survey Needs 400 Responses

The Copper Country Recycling Initiative is looking for a total of 400 responses to their Hazardous Waste Survey to allow them to apply for grant money to support hazardous waste collection events. The short survey is only 6 questions. They are trying to determine what kinds of hazardous waste the …

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On The Moon To Stay? The PSTDL at Michigan Tech Caught The Attention of NASA

The Planetary Surface Technology Development Lab at Michigan Tech has gained the attention of NASA as they competed and succeeded to be one of four teams nationwide to advance to the next level to promote their design for a lunar power management system. Travis Wavrunek, the team lead, explained that …

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Houghton County Commission Preview: Rejection of Septic System Tax Proposal and Opioids Fund Settlement

The Houghton County Commission will hold their meeting to discuss a mix of old and new business. After the usual approval public comment session, approval of bills, and reports, the Commission will address the old business of the ARP funds and updates on the voter roll. In new business, the …

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Kayaker Missing Since Friday

A missing kayaker was reported last Friday afternoon, and the search is still ongoing. A local resident observed the kayaker, who is thought to be 74-year-old Dale Albert Venema from Ontonagon, paddling on Lake Superior near the Firesteel area in Ontonagon. The resident observed the upside down kayak, and reported …

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Kilpela Added to Wall of Fame at Successful Aura Jamboree

Organizers of the Aura Jamboree are celebrating another successful event last weekend. Preliminary figures show that attendance may have dropped a bit, but revenues rose significantly. Money raised supports the historic 90-year-old Aura Community Hall.  At the event on Saturday, longtime volunteer and musician Ed Kilpela of Aura was added …

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Celebrating Local Artistic Talent

The Hancock Public Art tour has expanded to a total of 13 pieces now. There will be an artist reception this Thursday to recognize the local artists, which will be followed by a performance by the Copper Country Community Band. You can find a map of the walking art tour …

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