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Houghton-Portage Twp Schools Bond Proposal Passes

Voters in the Houghton-Portage Township School District want to see upgrades to their schools.

That’s the result from Tuesday’s election, in which a $10.9 million bond proposal passed with 59 percent of the voters saying yes.

The bond, along with the refinancing of preexisting bonds, results in an increase of 0.75 mills from the current rate for 25 years.

The money will be used to construct a new drop-off and pick-up area at the Houghton Elementary School, new athletic facilities at the high school and middle school, as well as building and technology upgrades throughout the district.

The Lake Linden Emergency Services Millage passed overwhelmingly, with 94 percent of the vote.

In Ontonagon County, the sinking fund for the school district failed, 53-47 percent.

The Rockland Township Activity Center Millage and Road Millage both passed.

Baraga County residents in Spurr Township voted on a NICE Community Schools bond for a new gym and remodeling at Westwood High School.

That proposal failed 54-46 percent.

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