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Dickinson to use ARP funds for hangar

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County will use American Rescue Plan funds to pay off a loan secured from a local bank for completion of a $1.4 million hangar at Ford Airport. The county board Monday authorized payment of $747,443 to First National Bank & Trust of Iron Mountain. A $1.28 ...

‘A Ceremony of Carols’ concerts planned

By Journal Staff MARQUETTE — The Marquette Choral Society will take the stage at the Kaufman Auditorium Dec. 17 and 18 for two holiday productions. “A Ceremony of Carols” kicks off the performance. The collection of Christmas carols dates back to 1942 and is based on medieval poetry. ...

Sparkling new ideas

HANCOCK — Hancock’s draft ordinance for solar and wind energy installations will get a public hearing in January. The Planning Commission voted to schedule the hearing after a discussion on the new ordinance Monday night. The ordinance is modeled on one used in Montrose, Michigan. It ...

A friendly wager

MARQUETTE — A friendly bet between The Mining Journal and the Houghton Daily Mining Gazette publishers is raising the stakes for this Friday’s Northern Michigan University vs. Michigan Tech University hockey game. Ann Troutman of The Mining Journal and Candace Wolf of the Mining Gazette ...

Smart improvement: Plug into energy-efficient grants locally

HOUGHTON — Area residents will be able to make their homes more energy efficient through a new series of federal grants. Western Upper Peninsula Planning & Development Region received $500,000 through a grant from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority for energy-efficient ...

Funds flowing to Michigan rivers and creeks

By Journal Staff MARQUETTE — Michigan is one of six applicants to get maximum funding; the grant will support critical conservation and connectivity work on rivers and streams in 14 counties, one of which will be Silver Lead Creek in Marquette County, the Michigan Department of Natural ...