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(BROWN CITY) -- Nearly 400 people ventured out to the Harrington Inn in Brown City to support the Brown City Rotary's 24th Annual Pancake Supper earlier this month, raising funds for the United Hospice Service of Marlette Regional Hospital. The money helps ensure that the best hospice care is available to patients and their families throughout the Thumb region, close to home. Many volunteers pitched in to make the all-you-can-eat pancake supper another success.

PICTURED: UHS volunteer Diana Hutchinson serves Marlette Resident Dale Mero during the dinnertime rush.

(PORT HURON) -- Port Huron Northern High School students found a way to challenge themselves while creating sculptures for their annual art show. Bethany Bell says creating life-size art was fun. The 18-year-old was among the students who created 16 sculptures to set throughout the school. The project was funded by the Wyatt Walker Friendship Fund. Walker died in a snowmobiling accident in 1998. Art teacher Pamela Brown says it got kids talking about art and interested in the school's second annual art show this week. Students wrapped themselves in clear plastic to make the sculptures. They then used packaging tape to form the sculpture. Bell struck a ballet pose as the model for her group and did her own sculpture.

(SANILAC COUNTY) -- There is a scholarship opportunity for women in Sanilac County who are returning to school to pursue a recognized degree program at a college, trade, or technical school. The William V. Flannigan and Jane W. Walls scholarship has been expanded to include support for women returning to school. Jane Walls, a former first grade teacher at Cros-Lex schools and her husband, William "Dixie" Flannigan, a carpenter, felt a strong commitment to higher education when they originally established the scholarship fund in 2000. They hoped the scholarship would ease the financial burden of worthy Croswell-Lexington students and provide opportunities that they themselves were not afforded. Scholarships continue to be available for eligible Croswell-Lexington students. Those interested should contact the Sanilac County Community Foundation at 810-648-3634.

Wednesday, 06 February 2013 11:28

Senator Green's office home to new student art

(LANSING) -- Senator Mike Green's office is the new home to an impressive art collection from the students of St. John the Evangelist Catholic School in Essexville and Juniata Christian School in Vassar.

"The art work from the students of both Ms. Woys' and Mr. Libka's classes will impress visitors to my Capitol office," said Green, R-Mayville. "I'm grateful for their hard work and proud to show off their talent to state leaders, constituents and my fellow legislators."

The art consists of works from students in kindergarten through 5th grades at St. John's and students in the 3rd and 4th grades at Juniata. The collection will be displayed in the senator's office during the month of February. Green invites anyone who would like to view the pieces to stop by and take a look.

Any school or teacher in the 31st Senate District interested in submitting student art for display may contact Green's office toll free at (886) 305-2131 or by visiting his website at www.statesenatormikegreen.com

(SANDUSKY) -- The Sandusky Arts Council has released the 2013 Lawn Chair Music Series schedule. The popular free concerts will take place at 7 p.m. on June 28, July 5, 12, 19, and 26 on the Sanilac County Courthouse lawn. SAC President Rick Cook says some crowd favorites will be back this year, as well as two popular groups from the Detroit area and a local Polka band. Kicking off the series in June will be Terrie Lea and the Mustangs, hailing from Detroit. Other acts scheduled to entertain include Sanilac County's own Three Minute Band, Rich Eddy's Rocking Oldies, Benny Prill and Friends with Polka music, and The Copper Creek Band. For more information about the Sandusky Lawn Chair Music Series or to become a sponsor, call Rick Cook at 810-837-0132.

Monday, 04 February 2013 11:19

Yale & CPS High Schools win SC4 quiz bowl

(PORT HURON) -- Teams from Carsonville-Port Sanilac and Yale High Schools won the 2013 Regional High School Quiz Bowl on Saturday at St. Clair County Community College in Port Huron. Yale won the A and B division, while CPS took top honors in the C and D division. Each team received a trophy, medals, and a $500 scholarship to SC4. Second-place teams were Capac in the A and B division and Brown City High School in the C and D division. Other schools that participated included Algonac, Croswell-Lexington, Imlay City, Marysville, Port Huron and Port Huron Northern, Marlette, Peck and Sandusky. This year's event drew 76 students, 18 advisors and 23 volunteers.

PICTURED: Members of the Carsonville-Port Sanilac High School first-place quiz bowl team are, from left, Ryan Carney, Arica Frisbey, Raymond Willett, Laura Hindes and advisor Janine Forton.

Members of the Yale High School first-place quiz bowl team are, from left, advisor Sally Morgan, Drew Morgan, Bobby Felster, Natalie Currie, Keeley Robinson and advisor Janice Hedge.