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Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly Brings Volunteers Together to Help Heat Seniors Homes

The leaves are beginning to change, and that means cold snowy days are not far behind in the upper peninsula. Many residents in the region still heat their homes using firewood, and as residents get older it may become more difficult to chop enough wood by the time winter comes. …

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Michigan Tech University Reveals New Winter Carnival Logo for 2024

No one wants to think about snow right now. Unless it’s the snow statues and fun that come along with Michigan Tech University’s Winter Carnival. Winter Carnival’s sponsor Blue Key has recently announced the festival’s theme along with a brand new logo for 2024. This year the university’s campus will …

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Hancock Public Schools Shares Schedule for Superintendent Hiring Process

Hancock Public Schools has announced more details in the district’s plans to hire a full-time superintendent. Last week the district began offering an online survey asking for parents and the community’s priorities for the district’s board of education while working through the process of searching for a superintendent. On Friday …

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Portage Lake District Library Seeks Individual to Fill a Board Seat Until 2026

The Portage Lake District Library has an opening on its board of directors. The library’s board of directors will seek a candidate to fill the term ending March 31st, 2026. Individuals interested in joining the Portage Lake District Library board of directors must be residents of the city of Houghton. …

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East Hall Construction Work Begins Today

Michigan Tech University will begin construction work for the newest addition of residential space on campus. Construction will take place in the former Lot 10 located east of the Rozsa Center. Starting today crews will begin to set up temporary roadways and pathways. Pedestrian traffic is limited to the existing …

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Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter Holds 10th Annual Ride Against Abuse Tonight

For more than forty years the Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter Home has provided services to domestic abuse victims in the Keweenaw Peninsula. The shelter home offers in-home services but has also provided over-the-phone services for many years. Sometimes it may not be safe for a victim to go to the …

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Hancock Public Schools Seeks Snow Removal Bids for Upcoming Winter

Hancock public school seeks bids for the district’s snow removal for the upcoming winter months. The school district will need snow removed from areas like parking lots and entryways for the High School and Middle School building, as well as Barkell Elementary. Snow removal must be complete no later than …

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Family Members Organize Golf Scramble in Support of Youth Hockey and Memory of Joel Tuoriniemi

After the death of their father, the family of Joel Tuoriniemi has organized a golf outing fundraiser in memory of Joel and to support local youth hockey. Tomorrow, the Joel Tuoriniemi Memorial Golf Out will invite community members to take part in a 2-person scramble 9-hole event. The cost per …

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Hancock Public Schools Release Superintendent Input Survey

During the Hancock Public Schools search for a full-time superintendent the district will ask for the community’s input. Hancock Public Schools with the help of the Michigan Association of School Boards executive search team have put together a quick survey. Individuals interested in helping the district in its search can …

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