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  • Michigan gas price average falls below $3 gallon
    DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - The average price of gas statewide has dropped below $3 a gallon in Michigan for the first time in nearly four years. Average gas prices fell 14 cents from last week and are currently about $2.99 per gallon. That's roughly 38 cents less than the same time last year. Prices dipped below the $3 mark yesterday in metro Detroit, where the…
    Written on Friday, 31 October 2014 11:22
  • Local Physician Celebrates 25-years of Service
    Local Physician Celebrates 25-years of Service
    (MARLETTE) -- Marlette Regional Hospital recently recognized and honored Dr. William J. Starbird of North Branch Family HealthCare for his 25-years of service and dedication to Marlette Regional Hospital. Dr. Starbird is board certified in family medicine and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. In addition to family medicine services, Dr. Starbird has a wealth of knowledge in serving patients in…
    Written on Friday, 31 October 2014 11:20
  • Deckerville High School to participate in statewide College Application Week
    (DECKERVILLE) -- Students at Deckerville High School will participate in the 4th annual Michigan College Application Week November 3-7, hosted by Michigan College Access Network. Michigan College Application Week seeks to increase the number of students applying to college in their senior year, with a focus on first-generation college-going students, low-income students and students who may not otherwise apply to college. Deckerville High School students…
    Written on Friday, 31 October 2014 11:20
  • Three hurt in Bad Axe crash
    (HURON COUNTY) -- Authorities say three people were hurt in a two-vehicle crash Thursday just east of Bad Axe on M-142 near Hellems Road around Noon. Huron County Sheriff's deputies say 21-year old William Champagne was traveling east when his vehicle rear ended a Yukon driven by 40-year old Wendy Sanchez of Filion. Sanchez had slowed down for a vehicle in front of her. Sanchez,…
    Written on Friday, 31 October 2014 10:01
  • Driver suffers medical issue during crash in Peck
    (PECK) -- A medical issue that caused a driver to black out was the cause of a two-vehicle crash in the Village of Peck late Thursday morning. According to Sanilac County Sheriff's deputies, 78-year-old Jesse Withey of Brown City was traveling south on M-19 near Barbara Street in Peck when he blacked out, crossed the centerline and struck a parked car on the opposite side…
    Written on Friday, 31 October 2014 08:28
  • Daylight Saving Time Ends this weekend!
    Daylight Saving Time Ends this weekend!
    (AREA) -- Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, November 2 at 2 a.m. Residents are reminded to set their clocks back an hour before they go to bed on Saturday, November 1. Daylight Saving Time affects our clocks twice a year. It begins in Spring when clocks are turned forward an hour on the second Sunday in March, shifting an hour of light from the morning…
    Written on Thursday, 30 October 2014 11:05
  • Imlay City Talmer Bank and Trust robber gets 8-year sentence
    Imlay City Talmer Bank and Trust robber gets 8-year sentence
    (IMLAY CITY) -- The man convicted of robbing the Imlay City Talmer Bank and Trust last September has been sentenced to 8 1/2-years in prison. 47-year old Edward Brooks was arrested by federal agents in September 2013 in Saginaw and admitted to four bank robberies. The other three took place at a TCF Bank in Sterling Heights, a Flagstar Bank in Clinton Township and a…
    Written on Thursday, 30 October 2014 11:03
  • Tuscola County Sheriff's Department acquires Humvee
    Tuscola County Sheriff's Department acquires Humvee
    (TUSCOLA COUNTY) -- The Tuscola County Sheriff's Office recently acquired a Humvee through the U.S. Army program that provides military surplus supplies to local law enforcement free of charge. The military vehicle valued at $50,000 is heavy duty and 4-wheel drive, capable of going through 30 inches of water. Sheriff Lee Teschendorf says the Humvee will be used to assist ambulances during inclement weather get…
    Written on Thursday, 30 October 2014 11:03
  • Vehicle damages city property in Marlette
    Vehicle damages city property in Marlette
    (MARLETTE) -- Marlette Police are seeking tips from the public regarding a vehicle involved in an accident, which damaged city property. The incident occurred sometime in the morning hours of Sunday, October 26 at M-53 and Morris Street in front of Chase Bank. Authorities say the vehicle traveled onto the sidewalk striking a tree, garbage can, and a light pole. Police are looking for a…
    Written on Thursday, 30 October 2014 11:02
  • Three injured in two-vehicle crash
    (FAIRGROVE TOWNSHIP) -- Three people were injured in a two-car crash Wednesday morning at the intersection of Hinson and Gilford Roads in Tuscola County's Fairgrove Township. Sheriff's deputies say the collision occurred around 7:45 a.m. when a vehicle driven by a 22-year old Cass City woman was traveling north on Hinson Road and failed to stop at the intersection with Gilford Road, colliding with an…
    Written on Thursday, 30 October 2014 08:53
  • Patricia Boegner Named 2014 United Hospice Service Volunteer of the Year
    (MARLETTE) -- Patricia Boegner of Marlette was honored as Volunteer of the Year for United Hospice Service of Marlette Regional Hospital during the 2014 Michigan Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Volunteer Symposium held in Bay City. Each hospice organization throughout the state honored a volunteer of the year. Pat began her volunteer adventure in 2010. She been instrumental in the launch of and coordination of…
    Written on Thursday, 30 October 2014 11:06
  • 2014 Halloween Trick-or-Treat Hours (Check back for Updates!)
    2014 Halloween Trick-or-Treat Hours (Check back for Updates!)
    Friday, Oct. 31 5:30-7 p.m.Marlette (Marlette Chamber Trick or Trunk) Ubly (kids Halloween Party following at 7:15 p.m. at the Ubly High School sponsored by Ubly Lions Club)Bad AxeMinden CityPort HopeKindeCass CityElktonGagetownAkronPort Austin Friday, Oct. 31 5-7 p.m.SanduskyDeckervilleArgyleMelvinPeckSnoverCasevilleSebewaingOwendaleForestvilleColumbiavilleFriday, Oct. 31 5-6:30 p.m.Harbor BeachFriday, Oct. 31 5:30-6:30 p.m.Ruth Friday, Oct. 31 5:30-7:30 p.m.Brown CityPigeonFriday, Oct. 31 6-8 p.m. LapeerCroswellLexingtonApplegateCarsonvillePort SanilacImlay CityAlmontDrydenCliffordHadleyImlay CityNorth BranchFriday, Oct. 31 6-7…
    Written on Wednesday, 29 October 2014 10:18
  • Trick-or-Treat Safety Tips
    Trick-or-Treat Safety Tips
    (AREA) -- As children get ready to hit streets for trick-or-treating, the Michigan State Police reminds the public to take extra precautions this Halloween. "Part of enjoying Halloween festivities is recognizing possible dangers and taking precautions," said Lt. Brian Cole, Third District Headquarters. "There are potential risks involved with trick-or-treating, but with the proper safety measures everyone can have an enjoyable and safe Halloween."Trick-or-treat safety…
    Written on Tuesday, 28 October 2014 13:42
  • Marlette Hospital Auxiliary Recognized by American Red Cross
    Marlette Hospital Auxiliary Recognized by American Red Cross
    (MARLETTE) -- The American Red Cross recently recognized the Marlette Regional Hospital Auxiliary and several area volunteers for their efforts in ensuring that an adequate blood supply is available to individuals and families in the Thumb. The Marlette Hospital Auxiliary has been a dedicated supporter of the American Red Cross for the past 40-years and blood drives from this year alone have collected 237 units…
    Written on Friday, 24 October 2014 10:41
  • Beilein says Michigan still has plenty of leaders
    Beilein says Michigan still has plenty of leaders
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Now in his eighth season as Michigan's coach, John Beilein is becoming accustomed to early departures. This year, he'll have to replace Nik Stauskas, Glenn Robinson III, and Mitch McGary, all of whom left Michigan for the NBA after their sophomore seasons. What's left is a roster with only one senior - but plenty of potential leaders. The Wolverines have…
    Written on Friday, 31 October 2014 09:54
  • Red Wings recall Weiss from AHL
    Red Wings recall Weiss from AHL
    DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Red Wings have recalled center Stephen Weiss from his conditioning loan with Grand Rapids of the AHL. The 31-year-old Weiss was limited to 26 games for the Red Wings in 2013-14 and did not play after Dec. 10 because of hernia surgery. The Toronto native had two goals and two assists in his first season with Detroit after signing a…
    Written on Friday, 31 October 2014 09:53
  • Michigan State not focused on polls
    Michigan State not focused on polls
    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Mark Dantonio has never paid much attention to polls and the new college football playoff rankings are no different. The No. 8-ranked Spartans were also listed as the No. 8 team when the rankings were unveiled Tuesday. "I think it's like all the other polls that have been out there, really," Dantonio said. "I think what you can do is…
    Written on Friday, 31 October 2014 09:52
  • Young, Wolves hold off Pistons 97-91
    Young, Wolves hold off Pistons 97-91
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Thaddeus Young scored 19 points and hit a big 3-pointer with 90 seconds to play to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 97-91 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Thursday night. Nikola Pekovic had 17 points and 10 rebounds, and Ricky Rubio added 11 points, eight assists and seven boards for the Timberwolves in their home opener. Caron Butler scored 24 points…
    Written on Friday, 31 October 2014 09:52
  • Howe's family says his condition is guarded
    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Gordie Howe's family says the hockey Hall of Famer's condition remains "guarded" but his spirits are good after a significant stroke Sunday. The family released a statement through the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday. The stroke occurred over the weekend at his daughter's home in Lubbock, Texas. The family says the 86-year-old Howe is showing some signs of improvement, but there…
    Written on Thursday, 30 October 2014 11:26
  • Red Wings rally to beat Capitals 4-2 win
    Red Wings rally to beat Capitals 4-2 win
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Justin Abdelkader scored twice in the third period to help the Detroit Red Wings rally for a 4-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night. Abdelkader broke a 2-2 tie when he took a drop pass from Pavel Datsyuk and beat Braden Holtby from the left circle at 10:34 for his fifth goal of the season. Detroit tied it at 4:04…
    Written on Thursday, 30 October 2014 11:26

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Fri Oct 31
Trick or Treat
Fri Oct 31 @ 5:00AM - 08:00PM
3rd Annual Fall Celebration
Fri Oct 31 @ 6:00PM - 07:30PM
Indoor Trick or Treat
Sat Nov 01
Pig Raffle
Sat Nov 01 @ 9:00AM - 03:00PM
Craft Show in Applegate
Sat Nov 01 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
Tip of the Thumb Dancers
Sun Nov 02 @ 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Country Breakfast in Peck
Sun Nov 02 @11:00AM - 05:00PM
Beef Stew Dinner in Yale
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Turkey Dinner in North Branch
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Hospice Memorial Service