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SC student wins regional coding contest

Simon Kempker, an eighth grader at Superior Central, won third place in the Congressional App Challenge. The challenge was designed to challenge students to hone their coding skills in a unique and innovative app, applying their knowledge of computer science and STEM to create real-life technology.
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Alger-Delta receives $10.9 million from USDA

The Alger-Delta Cooperative Electric Association received a $10,900,000 loan from the federal government to help install new customers and improve existing lines within the cooperative. “It won’t be anything eye catching or flashy,” said Mike Furmanski, General Manager of the Alger-Delta Cooperative.
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Region responds to tragedy

After tragedy along U.S. 2 on Friday, Jan. 23, the Upper Peninsula and nearby areas have responded to support the family of Jerry and Tara Weaver. The pair passed away after being involved in a multiple-vehicle crash while travelling from Escanaba to Sault Ste Marie, where the couple met in college.
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Art in the Alley looking for new submissions

The Munising Downtown Development Authority is accepting submissions for additional art for our downtown Art in the Alley. Artists are invited to submit works in any medium they wish to display in Munising’s Art in the Alley. Reproductions of the works will be displayed in one-dimension prints of varying sizes throughout the alley. Submissions are only accepted from Alger County residents.
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Briefs

MAHA Districts in Munising The Michigan Amateur Hockey Association (MAHA) will start its 12U District Tournament at Alger Centennial Ice Arena today and run through Sunday. The tournament hosts eight teams in a round-robin format. Munising plays Friday at 2 p.m. vs DAHA, Copper Country on Saturday at 8 a.m. and Tahquamenon Area on Saturday at 3 p.m.. Semifinals and finals will be played Sunday for qualifying teams.
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Munising troop wins Boy Scouts’ Klondike Derby

The Hiawathaland District Klondike Derby was held on January 28, 2023, at Camp Hiawatha on Bunting Lake east of Chatham. The day started with about 14 degrees with fresh snow, but no wind made the day very promising. Over one hundred and forty Scouts and Webelos with their adult leaders took part in the annual outdoor fun. The theme of this year’s Derby is, “Gold Rush Days” where the Scouts and Webelos were challenged with events brought back from historic times up in the Yukon. Scouts “visited” the historic Dyea, Skagway, Dawson Creek, Chilkoot Pass, and Back to Dyea.
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Spelling Bee showdown at SC

There was tension in the air on Wednesday night when 15 fifth-eighth grade Superior Central students gathered in front of their families to compete in Superior Central’s first spelling bee. This competition served as the first step for these students on their journey to the U.P. Spelling Bee that will be held in early March. After 12 rounds of words, seventh grader Aiyana Taskey was named the overall champion with the correct spelling of “affirmative” and the championship word of “marina”.
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Grand Marais fishing tournament canceled

The Grand Marais Lake Trout and Salmon Fishing Tournament has officially been canceled, according to both the Grand Marais Chamber of Commerce and former Event Director Aleta Hubbard in independent reports. The event brought in dozens of teams from across the Upper Great Lakes and added depth and quality to the U.P.’s competitive fishing schedule, but organization of the event came into question after a change in leadership of the chamber.
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Munising School Public Library notes

Book Owls Family Reading Night will take place on Tues. Feb. 7 at 5:30 p.m. at the library. This Great Start Collaborative led program is open to all families of young children and meets monthly on the first Tuesday. Make literacy a part of your family routine and see your children flourish in their love of books and reading. Always fun for the whole family, Book Owls Family Reading gives your child a “Great Start”!
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