(SNOVER) -- The Sanilac County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating a reported hunting accident that occurred on Thanksgiving at approximately 5:30 p.m. in Snover. According to sheriff deputies, a 16-year-old Snover teen was reportedly hunting on property in the Snover area when the boy tripped and accidentally discharged his firearm, shooting himself in the foot. A neighbor and family members provided first aid then took the boy to McKenzie Hospital in Sandusky for treatment. He was stabilized then transferred to Covenant Hospital in Saginaw for further treatment. The name of the victim is being withheld at this time while police continue to investigate.
(SPEAKER TOWNSHIP) -- The Sanilac County Board of Commissioners met last Tuesday night in Speaker Township as part of their "out in the district" series of meetings. Commissioners approved a request from Dianne Schaffer of the Sanilac County Health Department for a grant application. The grant--part of the competitive grant assistance program--comes from the Department of Treasury. Money awarded from the grant would be used to conduct a feasibility study on the collaboration of services between Sanilac and St. Clair County health departments. Schaffer also informed commissioners that the $6,000 the county receives annually from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality for beach water testing has been cut for next year. Though beach water testing is not mandated, commissioners and the health department are sending letters to state representatives and senators expressing concern over the impact the cut could have on the county's tourism industry. In other business, commissioners gave the final approval for the Sandusky Arts Council's gazebo face-lift project. The roughly $8500 project will open up and expand the north side of the gazebo on the courthouse lawn in Sandusky. The project will be funded solely through donations and grants.
(MARLETTE TOWNSHIP) -- The Sanilac County Sheriff's Office is investigating a single vehicle accident that happened last Tuesday morning around 6:50 a.m. on Marlette Road, east of Page Road in Marlette Township. Deputy Todd Laming says a black, 1999 Ford SUV driven by 50-year-old Rose Gudich of Marlette was travelling westbound on Marlette Road when she lost control of her vehicle on a patch of ice. The SUV then entered the south ditch of Marlette Road and rolled over. Gudich was transported to Marlette Regional Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The driver was wearing her seat belt and alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the mishap. Sanilac County Deputies were assisted at the scene by Marlette EMS, Marlette Fire, and Kraft Towing.
(DECKERVILLE) -- The Deckerville School Board met Monday night and approved the General Fund bills in the amount of $28,533.76. Board members also approved the Athletic Fund bills in the amount of $1,355.31, and adopted a Resolution of Commendation for the Girl's Varsity Volleyball team retaining the 2013 district title. The varsity volleyball program has received the district title for seven consecutive years. In other business, the board discussed restoring the operating millage to 18 mils. No decision was made regarding the direction the board will take.