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  • Michigan farmer drives home national-level grand prize
    Michigan farmer drives home national-level grand prize
    (AREA) -- Michigan's first national-level Young Farmer Discussion Meet winner in 28-years drove home his grand prize this week. Huron County farmer Nathan Prill was handed the keys to his new Chevy Silverado, courtesy of General Motors and delivered through Thompson Chevrolet of Ubly on Wednesday. Prill grew up on a dairy farm near Bad Axe and relished the opportunity to return to his home…
    Written on Friday, 18 April 2014 14:24
  • Port Sanilac man killed in motorcycle crash
    (LEXINGTON TOWNSHIP) -- A 59-year old Port Sanilac man was killed early Friday morning around 6 a.m. while driving his motorcycle on E. Peck Road in Lexington Township. Sanilac County Sheriff Garry Biniecki says the initial investigation showed that the victim, William Hartnup, Jr., was traveling west in the 5400 block of E. Peck Road, just east of Wildcat Road when he was struck by…
    Written on Friday, 18 April 2014 14:24
  • St. Clair Co. Prosecutor testifies in support of measure to keep drugged drivers off the streets
    St. Clair Co. Prosecutor testifies in support of measure to keep drugged drivers off the streets
    (AREA) -- St. Clair County Prosecuting Attorney Michael Wendling testified this week in support of legislation to help keep dangerous motorists off Michigan streets by ensuring immediate jail time for repeat offenders and improved communication between law enforcement agencies. Prosecutor Wendling was invited to Lansing by State Representative Dan Lauwers, who sponsored the legislation. The bills place a conditional bond on drivers who are arrested…
    Written on Friday, 18 April 2014 14:21
  • Representative Brown announces DNR, DEQ grants around the Thumb
    (AREA) -- A number of grants from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Department of Environmental Quality will benefit natural sites in the Thumb. State Representative Terry Brown of Pigeon says the DEQ awarded a $2,844 grant to the Huron County Health Department and a $1,501 grant to the Sanilac County Health Department for monitoring Lake Huron beaches. Sanilac County also received a $35,100…
    Written on Friday, 18 April 2014 14:19
  • Teens injured in Thursday morning roll over crash in Marion Township
    (MARION TOWNSHIP) -- Reckless driving and alcohol are believed to be factors in a crash involving two Deckerville teens Thursday morning. Sanilac County Sheriff Garry Biniecki says the roll over crash took place around 7:30 a.m. on Deckerville Road near Hunt Road as the two 18-year old boys were on their way to school. Deputies say their investigation showed that the driver was driving the…
    Written on Friday, 18 April 2014 14:18
  • Former oilseed cooperative leader faces federal charges
    (AREA) -- A former executive with Thumb Oilseed Producers Cooperative in Ubly faces prison time after being accused of causing soy flour containing salmonella bacteria to be introduced into interstate commerce. JoAnn Rutkowski pleaded not guilty during arraignment in March. She is charged with a felony count of causing the introduction of adulterated food into interstate commerce. Rutkowski remains free on bond and will stand…
    Written on Friday, 18 April 2014 14:18
  • Boy faces sentencing in fatal shooting of guest
    (MARLETTE TOWNSHIP) -- A 12-year-old boy has pleaded guilty in the accidental fatal shooting of an 11-year-old friend who was an overnight guest at his home in the Thumb. Tyler Dunn died November 23 from a rifle shot inside a residence on Howard Road in Marlette Township. Authorities say no adult was home at the time of the shooting. The 12-year old boy pleaded guilty…
    Written on Thursday, 17 April 2014 15:58
  • Pennies stolen from home in Croswell
    (CROSWELL) -- The Croswell Police Department is investigating a breaking and entering that took place at a residence on E. State Street in Croswell. Authorities say the suspects entered the home through an unlocked door. Several containers of pennies were stolen along with tools. It is estimated that there was approximately $150 in pennies stolen. Anyone with information on this case is asked to call…
    Written on Thursday, 17 April 2014 15:58
  • Drugs and guns seized during drug raid in Port Huron Township
    (PORT HURON TOWNSHIP) -- St. Clair County Drug Task Force Officers seized marijuana, drug paraphernalia, 8 firearms, and $2,500 in cash during a drug raid Tuesday night in the 900 block of 26th Street in Port Huron Township. The warrant was served around 8 p.m. following a narcotics investigation involving the sales of crack cocaine and marijuana in the area. A 33-year old woman and…
    Written on Thursday, 17 April 2014 10:21
  • Race for 84th House District State Representative has seven seeking seat in primary
    (AREA) -- Seven candidates have filed their intent to run for the 84th District State Representative seat. Current Representative, Democrat Terry Brown of Pigeon, cannot run again due to term limits. The Republican candidates running in the August 5 primary include former State Representative Kurt Damrow, former Tuscola County Register of Deeds Dan Grimshaw, Marlene Jobe of Port Austin, former Bad Axe Schools Superintendent James…
    Written on Thursday, 17 April 2014 10:20
  • Hunting for Health raises record-setting $26,000 for PCUPS Program
    Hunting for Health raises record-setting $26,000 for PCUPS Program
    (MARLETTE) -- The Hunting for Health Committee celebrated a remarkable fundraising event last month at the Rooster Ranch, LLC in Ubly. Partnering with the Marlette Regional Hospital Foundation, the 3rd annual event was record-setting for both fundraising and hunter participation. Thanks to the support of 159 hunters and many event sponsors, over $26,000 was raised during the two-day event, March 21 and 22. Proceeds benefit…
    Written on Friday, 18 April 2014 14:19
  • Shingles vaccine available in Sandusky
    (SANDUSKY) -- The Sanilac County Health Department has shingles vaccines available for those 60 years old or older. Shingles is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox, so if you have had chickenpox, you are at risk of developing shingles. Seventy percent of the cases are seen in people 50 or older. Some residents may qualify for a free vaccine, which usually costs around…
    Written on Thursday, 17 April 2014 16:41
  • Hospice Celebrates Volunteer Appreciation Week
    Hospice Celebrates Volunteer Appreciation Week
    (MARLETTE) -- In recognition of National Volunteer Appreciation Week April 6-12 United Hospice Service of Marlette Regional Hospital hosted a celebration honoring their hospice volunteers. The volunteer appreciation banquet was held at Hope Lutheran Church in Marlette. Musical entertainment was provided by youth members of the Lapeer Symphony Orchestra. It was noted during the event that the willing spirit of a hospice volunteer is a…
    Written on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 11:25
  • Representative Dan Lauwers plans local office hours in April
    Representative Dan Lauwers plans local office hours in April
    (ST. CLAIR COUNTY) -- 81st District State Representative Dan Lauwers will host April Office Hours on Harsens Island and in Marine City next week. Residents are invited to meet with Lauwers on Monday, April 21 at San Souci, 3057 S. Channel Drive, on Harsens Island from 4-5 p.m. and at the Marine City Library, 300 S. Parker, from 6-7 p.m. Residents who have a question…
    Written on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 11:24
  • Michigan and IMG get Dan Dierdorf back in booth
    Michigan and IMG get Dan Dierdorf back in booth
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Dan Dierdorf is ending his brief retirement as a broadcaster to be the radio analyst for University of Michigan football games this fall. The school and IMG College announced Thursday that the Pro Football hall of famer will work with play-by-play announcer Jim Brandstatter, one of his teammates while playing for the Wolverines. Brandstatter has been Michigan's radio analyst for…
    Written on Friday, 18 April 2014 14:32
  • Pistons face another uncertain offseason
    DETROIT (AP) - There will be more changes for the Detroit Pistons this offseason. The Pistons went 29-53 and missed the playoffs for a fifth straight year. Coach Maurice Cheeks was fired in February, and team president Joe Dumars stepped down this week. That leaves owner Tom Gores in charge of a significant overhaul, three years after he took over the team. The Pistons made…
    Written on Friday, 18 April 2014 14:32
  • Tigers hold on for 7-5 win over Indians
    Tigers hold on for 7-5 win over Indians
    DETROIT (AP) - Ian Kinsler homered and drove in four runs, and the Detroit Tigers held on for a 7-5 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday. Justin Verlander allowed three unearned runs in five innings, and the Tigers trailed 3-1 before Kinsler's three-run homer in the fifth off Danny Salazar. Detroit never gave up the lead after scoring four runs in the fifth, although…
    Written on Friday, 18 April 2014 14:30
  • Bruins and Red Wings open post season play
    Bruins and Red Wings open post season play
    UNDATED (AP) - Three more Stanley Cup playoff games are being played this evening and in Boston the Bruins, the top seed in the Eastern Conference, start play with a game against Detroit. The Red Wings finished the regular season as the eighth seed in the East. During the regular season the Wings won three of the four games the teams played. The last time…
    Written on Friday, 18 April 2014 14:29

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