LOCAL NEWS for
THURSDAY, DETECTIVES FROM THE HURON UNDERCOVER NARCOTICS TEAM ASSISTED
MEMBERS OF THE MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS WITH THE APPREHENSION OF
A PAROLE ABSCONDER. MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS ABSCONDER RECOVERY
UNIT BECAME AWARE THAT 32 YEAR OLD ANTOINE CAMPBELL WAS IN THE ALPENA
AREA. OFFICERS TRACKED CAMPBELL TO A RESIDENCE IN THE 200 BLOCK OF LIBERTY
STREET, WITHIN THE CITY OF ALPENA. CAMPBELL WAS OBSERVED LEAVING THE
RESIDENCE AND WAS ARRESTED AT THAT TIME. CAMPBELL WAS LODGED IN THE ALPENA
COUNTY JAIL PENDING TRANSPORTATION TO A CORRECTIONAL FACILITY. CORRECTIONS
OFFICERS AND HUNT WERE ASSISTED BY TROOPERS FROM THE MICHIGAN STATE POLICE
Rose City woman was hospitalized with severe injuries after being struck
by a vehicle. The woman was hit while walking down Greenwood Road in
Mills Township Tuesday. According to the Ogemaw County Herald, the
Michigan State Police report, the 49-year-old woman was walking east on
Greenwood Road in the westbound lane, when she was struck by a vehicle
that had attempted to avoid her. The vehicle, driven by a 74-year-old
Alger man, struck the woman with its front passenger side and the woman
was thrown an estimated 31 feet from the collision site. The woman was
transported by ambulance to West Branch Regional Medical Center before
being transferred to Covenant Hospital in Saginaw. The accident is still
APPLICATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED BY THE MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL
RESOURCES FOR THE URBAN AND COMMUNITY FORESTRY PROGRAM. UP TO $90,000
DOLLARS IS AVAILABLE FOR PROJECTS STATEWIDE. APPLICANTS MAY REQUEST GRANTS
UP TO $20,000 DOLLARS AND REQUIRE A ONE-TO-ONE MATCH OF FUNDS. LOCAL
UNITES OF GOVERNMENT, NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS, SCHOOLS AND TRIBAL
GOVERNMENTS ARE ELIGIBLE. GRANT APPLICATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY TODAY.
FOR A GRANT APPLICATION OR MORE INFORMATION VISIT MICHIGAN DOT GOV.
Fire Department will host its third open house on Saturday.
The open house is an opportunity
for families more familiar with the department as a whole. According to
the Oscoda County Herald, Fire Chief Dave Stenzel said the open house
usually gets good responses from attendees and will include many
activities for the whole family to participate in. Stenzel said the open
house is an opportunity for locals to get more acquainted with their local
fire department while learning about fire prevention and safety. It will
run from 11am to 2pm at the Tri-Town
Fire Department, 1508 West 11th Street in Mio. For more information, call
the department at 826-5946.
Tawas boys varsity soccer team traveled to Saginaw and lost 4-3 loss to
Nouvel. After being down 3-0 at the half and no scoring the first 10
minutes of the second half there was a 30 minute game delay due to thunder
and lightning in the distance. Tawas came back from the delay with an
urgency, put it together and scored 3 goals to tie it up with 8 minutes
left on the clock. At the 3 minute mark Nouvel scored what turned out to
be the game winner. Scoring for the team was Drake Nelson with 2 and Logan
Gould with 1. Gould had the 2 assists on Nelsons goals while Nelson had
the assist on Gould’s goal. Sam Bacarella was in goal, had 4 goals
against and 5 saves.
The Oscoda Owls posted a win last night in Standish with an 8-3 victory.
The Owls took a commanding lead with 3 goals in the first 16 minutes.
Standish roared back to tie the match at half. The Owls buckled down and
finished the second half with 5 goals. Anthony Mendez had 3 goals,
including the game winner. Gabe Kellstrom, Aiden Backstrom, Darius
Fulton, Joel Livvix and Mike Castillo all scored lone goals. Ben
Berenkowski made 2 assists. Livvix, Caleb Watson, Rolando Vazquez,
Castillo and John Stephan all made assists. Oscoda's defense was led by
Livvix with 6 Steals. Kameron Thomas made 5 Steals and Backstrom 4 with 5
OGEMAW HEIGHTS 6 ROSCOMMON 2
PETOSKEY 1 ALPENA 0
defeated Fairview, 25-10, 23-25, 25-4, 25-13.
Taylor Livingston had 12 kills and 9 digs and Jenelle Carpenter served 11
8 MAN FOOTBALL:
DECKERVILLE 58 DRYDEN 12
LOCAL NEWS for
REPRESENTATIVE SUE ALLOR ON WEDNESDAY VOTED FOR A RESOLUTION EXTENDING
FUNDS FOR THE IOSCO COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT TO CONTINUE PATROLS OF
CITY AND VILLAGE STREETS IN THE COUNTY. ALLOR, OF WOLVERINE, SAID SOME OF
THE MUNICIPALITIES IN THE COUNTY HAVE EXPERIENCED ECONOMIC CHALLENGES THAT
REQUIRED THEM TO TRIM LOCAL POLICE RANKS AND COUNTY PATROLS HAVE STEPPED
IN TO MAINTAIN PUBLIC SAFETY. ALLOR SAID THE SECONDARY ROAD PATROL MONEY
HAS BEEN AVAILABLE TO THE IOSCO COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT IN THE PAST
AND SHE WHOLEHEARTEDLY SUPPORT EXTENDING FUNDING FOR ANOTHER YEAR. THE
RESOLUTION NOW GOES TO THE FULL HOUSE FOR CONSIDERATION.
TAWAS POLICE AUTHORITY WILL HAVE NEW UNIFORMS. THE TAWAS POLICE
AUTHORITY APPROVED THE PURCHASE OF THE NEW UNIFORMS FOR ALL FIVE OFFICERS.
ACCORDING TO THE IOSCO COUNTY NEWS HERALD, TOTAL COST FOR THE NEW UNIFORMS
IS $3,743 DOLLARS AND WILL BE PAID FOR THROUGH A DONATION MADE BY PLASTIC
TRIM INTERNATIONAL, MINTH GROUP. CHIEF MARK FERGUSON SAID THE AUTHORITY
HAS BEEN LOOKING AT CHANGING THE UNIFORMS TO A MORE COMFORTABLE SYSTEM.
THE PURCHASE WILL ALLOW FOR EACH OFFICER TO RECEIVE THREE SHORT SLEEVE
SHIRTS, THREE LONG SLEEVE WINTER SHIRTS, THREE PAIRS OF TROUSERS AND AN
OUTER VEST CARRIER.
MICHIGAN STATE POLICE ALPENA POST REPORTS THAT A TROOPER WAS DISPATCHED TO
AN ADDRESS IN ALPENA TOWNSHIP FOR A POSSIBLE BREAKING AND ENTERING IN
PROGRESS. THE B&E WAS LATER DETERMINED TO BE UNFOUNDED, BUT ON THE WAY TO
THE SCENE, THE TROOPER WAS ABLE TO LOCATE THE SUSPECT VEHICLE. THE TROOPER
FOUND THE DRIVER TO BE A 39 YEAR OLD MAN FROM POST FALLS, IDAHO. THROUGH
AN INVESTIGATION DURING THE TRAFFIC STOP, THE DRIVER WAS ULTIMATELY
ARRESTED FOR OPERATING WHILE INTOXICATED, HIGH BLOOD ALCOHOL CONTENT AND
LODGED IN THE ALPENA COUNTY JAIL.
North Huron school district will be voting on a bond issue November 7th.
The proposal is for $8.2 million over 11 years and three months. According
to the Huron daily Tribune, The proposal is to replace an expiring bond
issue that voters approved in 1998. The proposal, if passed, would allow
Kinde North Huron to upgrade two boilers in the elementary school, upgrade
another in the junior/senior high school, upgrade the lighting in all of
the gyms with LED lighting, add playground equipment, upgrade the
bleachers on both sides of the football field and add perimeter door card
access around the buildings. Voting will take place at the elementary
school gym on Tuesday, November 7th.
CLARE 3 HOUGHTON LAKE 0
PINCONNING 3 SAGINAW MICHIGAN LUTHERAN SEMINARY 2
LOCAL NEWS for
MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES HAS CLOSED TWO BOATING ACCESS
SITES FOR REPAIRS. LAKE FIFTEEN PUBLIC BOATING ACCESS SITE, LOCATED NEAR
ATLANTA, IS CLOSED TO REPLACE DAMAGED RAMP PLANKS. THE SITE IS SCHEDULED
TO BE OPEN BY THIS SATURDAY. ALSO THE WEST HIGGINS LAKE BOATING ACCESS
SITE IN ROSCOMMON COUNTY IS CLOSED FOR A BOAT RAMP REPLACEMENT PROJECT. IT
IS SCHEDULED TO REOPEN BY THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19TH. FOR MORE
INFORMATION VISIT MICHIGAN DOT GOV.
The AuSable Township Board of Trustees adopted an ordinance to allow for
medical marijuana facilities in the township. The ordinance will go
into effect when state regulations for such businesses go in to effect on
December 15th. According to the Oscoda Press, The ordinance sets a limit
of three of each of the following facilities in its industrial district:
Grower, processor, secure transporter and safety compliance facility. Only
one provisioning center can open, which must be located in a business
district. The decision BY THE AUSABLE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES for
adoption was not unanimous with Treasurer Mary Jo Samotis and Trustee
Jeffrey Moss dissenting.
RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY TO CELEBRATE THE REMOVAL OF BUHL DAM ON THE SOUTH
BRANCH OF THE PINE RIVER IN ALCONA COUNTY, WILL BE HELD TOMORROW AT NOON.
ACCORDING TO HURON PINES, FOR THE FIRST TIME IN DECADES, NATIVE BROOK
TROUT AND STEELHEAD WILL GAIN ACCESS TO UPSTREAM SECTIONS OF THE SOUTH
BRANCH OF THE PINE RIVER AND ITS TRIBUTARIES. IN ADDITION TO RECONNECTING
OVER TWENTY MILES OF UPSTREAM HABITAT, THE DAM REMOVAL ALLOWED FOR THE
INSTALLATION OF A NEW FOOTBRIDGE PROVIDING SAFE AND EASY ACCESS TO THE
HURON MANISTEE NATIONAL FOREST.
THE CITY OF WEST BRANCH IS CONSIDERING COMBINING
THE DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY AND PLANNING COMMISSION. CITY
MANAGER HEATHER GRACE INTRODUCED THE PROPOSAL AT THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING.
ACCORDING TO THE OGEMAW COUNTY HERALD, GRACE SAID THAT THERE HAVE BEEN
ATTENDANCE ISSUES FOR THE PLANNING COMMISSION AND DDA RECENTLY. A PUBLIC
HEARING ON THE PROPOSAL WILL BE HELD MONDAY, OCTOBER 2ND, 6PM, AT CITY
HALL IN WEST BRANCH. IT WILL TAKE PLACE DURING THE CITY COUNCIL'S REGULAR
MEETING. DURING THAT TIME, RESIDENTS CAN ADDRESS THE CITY COUNCIL WITH
THEIR THOUGHTS ON THE PROPOSAL. YOU CAN ALSO SUBMIT COMMENTS BY CALLING
CITY HALL AT 345-0500.
boys varsity soccer team defeated Oscoda last night 3-0. Scoring for the
team was Mike Anderson, Drake Nelson & Josh Maynard. Mike Anderson was
also credited with an assist on the Nelson goal. Dan Shattuck was in goal
and had 6 saves to earn the shutout.
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Alcona defeated AuGres-sims, 25-17, 25-15, 25-9 Hailee Gordy had 5 aces
and 8 kills.
LOCAL NEWS for
and renters in Bay, Gladwin, Isabella and Midland
counties who suffered damage as a result of the severe storms and flooding
of June 22-27 have two weeks remaining to register for state and federal
Individual Assistance. Disaster assistance can include money for essential
home repairs, personal property losses and other serious disaster-related
needs not covered by insurance. Survivors can continue to register for
FEMA assistance online until October 2nd at
disaster assistance dot gov or by using the FEMA App on your smart phone.
You can register by phone at 800-621-3362.
Operators are multilingual and calls are answered from 7am to 10pm seven
days a week. Disaster Recovery Centers in Midland and Mt. Pleasant are
open 9am to 6pm
Monday through Friday and from 9am to 2pm Saturday.
OGEMAW COUNTY ROAD COMMISSION REPORTS THAT BEACH ROAD IN LOGAN TOWNSHIP,
FROM STAHLBUSH ROAD SOUTH TO M-55, WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL THROUGH TRAFFIC,
DUE TO A CROSS-CULVERT REPLACEMENT STARTING TODAY AT 7AM, REOPENING AT
4PM. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT THE OGEMAW COUNTY ROAD COMMISSION AT
boys varsity soccer team defeated Ogemaw Heights last night 4-2.
Scoring for the Braves was Mike Anderson with two goals while Logan Gould
and Drake Nelson each added one. Assists were credited to Ed Klenow and
Logan Gould each with one. Dan Shattuck was in goal and allowed two
goals and made eight saves.
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LOCAL NEWS for
WAS AN ACCIDENT YESTERDAY MORNING AT THE CORNER OF U.S. 23 AND AULERICH
ROAD IN BALDWIN TOWNSHIP. ACCORDING TO THE MICHIGAN STATE POLICE, AT
6:47AM, A TAWAS AREA SCHOOL BUS WAS MAKING A LEFT TURN OFF U.S. 23 ONTO
AULERICH ROAD, WHEN IT COLLIDED
A PICKUP TRUCK DRIVEN BY 28 YEAR OLD CHRISTOPHER HILLIARD, 28, OF OSCODA.
HILLARD WAS EXTRACTED FROM HIS VEHICLE USING THE JAWS OF LIFE AND SENT TO
SAGINAW SAINT MARY'S HOSPITAL IN SERIOUS BUT STABLE CONDITION. THE
CHILDREN ON THE BUS AND THE DRIVER WERE UNINJURED. HILLIARD WAS DEEMED AT
FAULT DUE TO THE FACT HE DID NOT HAVE HIS LIGHTS ON AND THE BUS DRIVER DID
NOT SEE HIM. THE ACCIDENT REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION BY THE MICHIGAN
two-car accident on Friday resulted in the deaths of a 71-year-old Luzerne
man and a 50-year-old Riverview woman. According to the Oscoda County
Herald, Four other occupants were injured as a result of the accident,
which occurred on M-33 north of Mio near James Drive in Big Creek
Township. Oscoda County Sheriff Kevin Grace said the accident occurred
when a grey Ford Escape traveling northbound crossed into the path of a
southbound red Dodge Pickup for unknown reasons at approximately 2:35pm.
The Oscoda County Sheriff’s Department, Oscoda County EMS and Tri-Town
Fire Department responded to calls and later called for assistance from
the Michigan State Police-Alpena Post to help with the investigation.
Names have not been released pending notification of family, with the
accident still under investigation. At this time, speed is not believed to
have been a factor and seat belt use is still being determined for all
Oscoda Township Board of Trustees endorsed a preferred location for a
filtration plant. The granular activated carbon filtration plant
will be installed by the U.S. Air Force. According to the Oscoda Press,
The Air Force had a different location in mind, but discussions between
township representatives and the Oscoda-Wurtsmith Airport Authority
indicate that there may be a better option. An alternative proposal for
the site involves Airport Authority property and authority members agreed
at their September 7th meeting to recommend to the township that the
former fuel storage facility be re-purposed to serve as the plant site.
The plant will be used as part of the ongoing groundwater treatment
process in the Wurtsmith District and will filter out PFO’S and PFOA
people were injured when their tractors hauling manure tankers collided
and then overturned in rural Sanilac County. According to M-Live, The
tractor drivers, a 47-year-old Deckerville man and a 21-year-old Mayville
man, were transported to area hospitals for treatment of injuries. Sanilac
County Under-sheriff Brad Roff said The Deckerville man was later taken to
Covenant HealthCare in Saginaw. Deputies report that a tractor hauling an
empty manure tanker was headed northbound on Decker Road when another
tractor hauling a full manure tanker, came southbound. As the two began to
pass each other, the southbound tractor, driven by the Mayville man,
veered too far into the shoulder and struck a driveway embankment, causing
him to go into the other lane and strike the other tanker's rear tire.
Both tractors overturned multiple times before coming to a rest on
opposite sides of the road.
SENATOR JIM STAMAS WAS RECENTLY RECOGNIZED AS LEGISLATOR OF THE YEAR.
THREE ORGANIZATIONS HONORED 36TH DISTRICT STATE SENATOR JIM STAMAS.
ACCORDING TO THE ALCONA COUNTY REVIEW, STAMAS WAS CHOSEN LEGISLATOR OF THE
YEAR BY THE MICHIGAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION. HE WAS PRESENTED WITH THE AWARD
IN ALPENA BY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR GAIL MADZIA AND LIBRARY DIRECTOR ERIC
MAGNESS-EUBANK. STAMAS WAS ALSO NAMED LEGISLATOR OF THE YEAR BY THE MSALL
BUSINESS ASSOCIATION AND THE MICHIGAN WORKS ASSOCIATION AT THAT
ASSOCIATION’S ANNUAL CONFERENCE IN MOUNT PLEASANT LAST WEEK.
ARENAC COUNTY OFFICIALS ARE INTERESTED IN HAVING
THE CITY OF AUGRES RUN THE POINT AUGRES PARK. AUGRES MAYOR BILL
BORUSHKO WAS RECENTLY APPROACHED BY COUNTY OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS THE CITY
OPERATING THE COUNTY PARK. ACCORDING TO THE ARENAC COUNTY INDEPENDENT,
BORUSHKO SAID THE COUNTY HAS HAD TROUBLE MAKING A PROFIT AT THE PARK. HE
SAID BEFORE GOING ANY FURTHER, THERE WOULD HAVE TO BE A LEASE AGREEMENT
BETWEEN THE CITY AND COUNTY. COUNTY COMMISSION CHAIRMAN, RON BRANDA, ADDED
THAT ANY PROSPECTIVE DEAL BETWEEN THE CITY AND COUNTY WOULD HAVE TO
INVOLVE THE STATE SINCE POINT AUGRES PARK WAS BUILT AND BOUGHT WITH STATE