(PORT HURON TOWNSHIP) -- The trial for a Salem, Oregon woman accused of dumping her mother's dead body next to a dumpster in Port Huron Township has been rescheduled. 49-year old Kelly Rhodes has been charged with removing a dead body without a medical examiner's permission, which is a 1-year misdemeanor. Authorities say Rhodes left the body of her 89-year old mother, Mary Gertrude Grenia, behind Goodwill Industries in Port Huron. The body was found on March 12. A citizen tip lead detectives to Rhodes, who was staying with relatives in Belleville, Illinois at the time of her arrest. She was brought to Michigan and lodged in the St. Clair County jail on a $10,000 cash bond. The trial was set to begin this week, but was adjourned until Wednesday, June 19 at 9 a.m. as officials await results from an autopsy.
(MARLETTE) -- The Marlette City Pool opens Friday, June 7, kicking off the summer swimming season. The pool will be open today from 1-9 p.m. Open swim hours Monday through Friday include the Day Session from 1-5 p.m., the Evening Session from 7-9 p.m. and weekend hours from 2-7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. There will be three sessions of swim lessons starting June 17 and ending August 8. A family pass costs $125, $65 for individual passes, $2 for a day pass and $1 for a evening pass. Those interested in summer recreation activities and pavilion rental, contact Marlette City Hall at 989-635-7448.
Friday, June 7
JUST A DRILL: Tuscola County law enforcement, fire and EMS crews are currently conducting a drill of an active shooter scenerio at the Akron Fairgrove High School. THIS IS ONLY A DRILL.
(BAD AXE) -- The Bad Axe Police Department is asking for help from the public in locating a missing person. 29-year old Jessica Rose Beaver was reported missing by her family on Tuesday, June 4. She was last seen on Sunday, June 2 at around 5 p.m. when she left her residence on foot for an unknown destination. Jessica is a white female, 5'10" in height, 230 pounds, with brown hair, hazel eyes, and has a birth mark on her left wrist. She was last seen wearing grey sweat pants, a white tank top, tennis shoes and was carrying a black leather purse. Anyone with information on Jessica Rose Beaver's whereabouts is asked to call the Bad Axe Police Department at 989-269-9242 or Huron Central Dispatch at 989-269-6421.
(SANDUSKY) -- A walk in support of finding a cure for juvenile diabetes was held last month at the Diamond Trail Park in Sandusky. The event was coordinated by Sandusky City Manager Dave Faber and his family. Faber's 6-year old daughter was diagnosed with type one diabetes a year ago. The family formed the "Callie's Village for a Cure Committee" to raise funds for the cause. Over $10,000 was raised for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation during the walk and a check was presented to foundation representatives from Lansing Wednesday evening at the Diamond Trail Park.
(SANDUSKY) -- The Sanilac County Relay for Life is being held this Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9 at the Sanilac County 4-H Fairgrounds on Dawson Street in Sandusky. This year, there are 18 teams participating and so far, members have raised over $26,000 for the fight against cancer. The Opening Ceremony will take place at 9 a.m. Saturday and the Closing Ceremony is Sunday at 8 a.m. The public is invited to take part this weekend. Relay For Life is an annual event that helps communities across the globe celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. For more information call 810-648-3072.
(AREA) -- The Sandusky Community Schools Food Service Program is sponsoring a Summer Food Service Program for Children. Free meals will be made available to children 18-years of age and under and to people up to age 26 who are enrolled in an educational program for the mentally or physically disabled that is recognized by a state or local public educational agency. The meals will be served at Doerr Field/Sandusky City Park on West Speaker Street, the Sandusky High School on E. Pine Tree Lane, and at Humpty Dumpty Day Care on South Stoutenburg Road from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 10-July 13. Each site will be closed July 1-5 in observance of the Independence Holiday.
Croswell-Lexington Schools are also participating in the Summer Food Service Program for children. Meals will be offered at Frostick Elementary School's cafeteria and Meyer Elementary's cafeteria from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 17-August 23. Meals will not be available July 4 and 5 in observance of the Independence Holiday. Adults are welcome to bring their children. The cost of an adult lunch is $2.
(DECKERVILLE) -- Lapeer Grain in Deckerville is hosting a customer appreciation event this month to thank loyal customers in the village and surrounding communities. Lapeer Grain will kick off their Purina Check-R-Board Days on Wednesday, June 12 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. There will be a drawing for a Flat Screen TV and other prizes, free brats and hotdogs, as well as store wide specials. Customers will also have the opportunity to enter in the national Purina Check-R-Board sweepstakes for a chance to win a 2013 John Deere XUV 550, one ton of Purina Feed, or Purina Gear.
(AREA) -- Carsonville-Port Sanilac graduate Ryan Davis was selected as this year's recipient of the $1,000 McKenzie Medical Staff Merit Scholarship. Ryan is the Valedictorian of the 2013 graduating class at CPS and was actively involved in numerous sport and extra-curricular activities throughout his high school career. He plans to attend Central Michigan University in the fall to pursue a degree in Physical Therapy. The McKenzie Medical Staff Merit Scholarship is awarded annually to a high school senior in Sanilac County entering an accredited college or university, planning to become a health care professional. Selection criteria are based on academic achievement, community service and accomplishments. High school seniors interested in applying for the 2014 McKenzie Medical Staff Merit Scholarship should contact their guidance counselor or principal for an application.
PICTURED: Dr. Mark English of McKenzie Health System congratulates Ryan Davis, this year's recipient of the $1,000 McKenzie Medical Staff Merit Scholarship.
(HURON COUNTY) -- Work on a $2.7 million reconstruction project from Outer Drive to M-142 in Bad Axe has moved to the next phase this week. The project began in early April at the M-53/M-142 intersection. Phase two extends from Outer Drive east to the M-53/M-142 intersection. MDOT says work includes pavement reconstruction; curb and gutter, storm and sanitary sewer, water main and traffic signal upgrades; and sidewalk and ramp improvements. M-53 will be closed with traffic detoured through early September. Northbound M-53 traffic will detour north on Pinnebog Road, east on M-142, and north on M-53. Southbound M-53 traffic will detour west on M-142, south on Pinnebog Road, and south on M-53. Single-lane closures will be in effect from September through October. An estimated completion date for the project is expected in early October this year.