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Copper Shores Offering $2000 Scholarship To Non-Traditional Post-Secondary Students

The Copper Shores Community Health Foundation, previously known as Portage Health Foundation, is offering a scholarship program for non-traditional students. The scholarship is a one time award, and will give 3 students $2,000 to pursue post-secondary education. Individuals must be from the Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw, or Ontonagon counties. The student …

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Hancock City Council To Do Financial Housekeeping

The Hancock city council will meet to approve bills at their meeting tonight. There will be a meeting next Friday to discuss budgets. The Administrative report will include information and updates on the preliminary approval for the Rural Development Grant, Canal Rock, Wake UP Walks, the beautification group, and the …

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Calumet Village Council Meeting: Fire Site Concept Plan Approved, New EV Charger In Agassiz Park

The Village of Calumet held their monthly meeting to discuss recent updates last night. The Fire Site Concept Plan Proposal was approved unanimously and positively among all council members. The American Legal Publishing Codification of all the ordinances of Calumet was tabled due to needing more information about legal advice, …

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Senior Project Fresh Coupons Are Selling

Senior Project Fresh is a local project that is part of Meals on Wheels, and offers coupons to seniors over the age of 59 living in the Houghton or Keweenaw counties who meet specific income requirements. These coupons can be used at farmers markets to purchase over 75 different fruits …

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Ride Right On ORV’s This Summer

The Michigan DNR has implemented another Ride Right program, which many may be familiar with in regards to snowmobile safety, but the DNR has also begun doing a very similar campaign in regards to ORV riding.  “Basically the whole idea is to think about safety messages when you go out …

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Houghton Portage Township Schools Honors Retiring Teachers, and Approves New Hires

The school year is winding down, and school districts are transitioning to summer work. Last night the Houghton Portage Township School District met to finalize budget items, hire new staff, and see three teachers off to retirement. Houghton Portage Township school’s new staff hires will have some big shoes to …

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Upper Peninsula Communities Can Receive Assistance To Mitigate Wildfire Risk

The Superior Watershed Partnership and Land Conservancy (SWP) was recently awarded 2 federal grants totaling over $400,000 to assist Upper Peninsula communities and tribes in mitigating potential wildfire risk due to a changing climate. The SWP and the Great Lakes Climate Corps (GLCC) will utilize the funding to implement a …

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Principal Contracts Renewed, New Playground Operations Will Begin

Two-year contracts for Hancock’s Elementary School, Middle School, and High School principals were approved unanimously at the Hancock public school board meeting last night. There will also be operations for the installation of a new playground that will begin soon. The board also approved the bond bid from Stafford-Smith incorporated …

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UPDATE: Fire Department Investigating Cause of Lincoln Avenue Fire in Hancock

Update: Hancock Fire crews responded to a fire on Sunday at 911 S. Lincoln Drive, at approximately 6:30 pm. Upon arrival crews report the entire structure was engulfed in flame. The fire caused minimal damage to a neighboring building. 911 S. Lincoln Drive was unoccupied at the time of the …

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Record-breaking Bridgefest 2023 Wrap-up

Bridgefest was a huge success, with multiple records broken. The parade had a record-breaking number of entrants, and the float winners have been decided: Quincy Mine (won $500) The Bluffs (won $300) Superior National Bank (won $200) The boat parade winners were also announced: Andrew Ericson Patrick McFall Mark & …

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