THE IOSCO COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION IS NOW
ACCEPTING GRANT APPLICATIONS FOR ITS COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT GRANT. NONPROFIT
ORGANIZATIONS, SCHOOLS, CHURCHES AND GOVERNMENT AGENCIES SERVING IOSCO
COUNTY ARE WELCOME TO APPLY. APPLICANTS MAY REQUEST UP TO THREE THOUSAND
DOLLARS AND THREE HUNDRED DOLLAR MINI-GRANTS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE.
APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE AT ICCF DASH ONLINE DOT ORG. THE DEADLINE TO
SUBMIT COMPLETED APPLICATIONS IS MONDAY, MAY FIRST. FOR MORE INFORMATION
28-year old woman was killed when the motor vehicle she was driving left the
roadway and struck a utility pole in Standish Township. The accident
happened at around 3am Wednesday morning near Kraushaar Road. According to
the Arenac County Independent, the Sheriff’s Department reports that Rachael
Davies of Omer was traveling northbound on State Road when her vehicle went
off the left side of the roadway. Then, in an attempt to get back on the
roadway, Davies overcorrected and left the roadway on the right side,
striking the utility pole. No other vehicles were involved in the incident
and there were no additional passengers in the vehicle at the time of the
accident. Police say alcohol may have been a factor.
wildlife regulators are asking scientists for help in preventing chronic
wasting disease from spreading among Michigan's whitetail deer. According to
Up North Live, The Michigan Natural Resources Commission recently voted to
form a team of experts to develop recommendations. Chronic wasting disease
first turned up in the state's free-ranging deer two years ago. It's a
contagious neurological disease affecting deer, elk and moose. It causes
brain degeneration and eventually death. Commission Chairman John Matonich
says it's perhaps the biggest danger confronting Michigan's deer herd.
Community Schools has a new leader, following recent action by the local
board of education. The district has hired Shawn Bishop to replace
Lawrence Kroswek, who will retire at the end of the school year. According
to the Huron Daily tribune, As soon as a contractual agreement is finalized,
the change in power will be official. Kroswek told the board he has been
working to complete a succession plan, and he has spoken with Bishop on two
occasions for a total of about five or six hours. At a recent board of
education meeting, officials chose a committee comprised of board members to
negotiate a contract with Bishop. They expect to have a meeting with the
incoming superintendent sometime this week.
ALCONA 9 JOHANNESBURG LEWISTON 1
ALCONA 14 JOHANNESBURG LEWISTON 12
A 13 YEAR OLD GIRL FROM IDA IN SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN HAS DIED AFTER GETTING
SICK FOLLOWING A TRACK AND FIELD MEET. JASMIN TORRES DIED AT AN ADRIAN
HOSPITAL. IDA PUBLIC SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT RICHARD CARSTEN SAYS THE
IDA MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT BEGAN TO FEEL SICK AFTER RUNNING THE 400-METER
DASH. HE SAYS AN ATHLETIC TRAINER AND A PHYSICIAN IMMEDIATELY BEGAN CHECKING
ON THE GIRL, BUT HER CONDITION WORSENED AND AN AMBULANCE TOOK HER TO THE
HOSPITAL. CARSTEN SAYS JASMIN WAS STILL CONSCIOUS AND TALKING AT THE
HOSPITAL, BUT HER CONDITION WORSENED. THE CAUSE OF HER DEATH IS UNDER
DETROIT MAYOR MIKE DUGGAN CALLS AUTO INSURANCE THE BIGGEST SCANDAL IN
MICHIGAN, TELLING A STATE HOUSE PANEL IN LANSING WHAT PEOPLE HAVE TO PAY IS
INDEFENSIBLE. DUGGAN SAYS HE IS WORKING WITH A STATEWIDE COALITION TO REFORM
AUTO INSURANCE COSTS, AFTER HIS INSURANCE PROPOSAL FROM 2015 WENT NOWHERE.
DETROITERS CAN PAY AS MUCH AS $3-THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR FOR AUTO INSURANCE,
MORE THAN TRIPLE THE AMOUNT PAID IN OHIO.
A SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH IN KALAMAZOO HAS ENDED WITH THE DRIVER BEING
ARRESTED. THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY SAYS THE DRIVER DROVE ONTO THE
MEDIAN, KNOCKED OVER A LARGE TREE AND CAME TO REST ON TOP OF THAT TREE. THE
40-YEAR-OLD MAN WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL WITH MINOR INJURIES, THEN ARRESTED
SINCE POLICE SAY THEY FOUND DRUGS AND A STOLEN FIREARM IN HIS VEHICLE.
TWO DOCTORS AND A THIRD PERSON ARE INDICTED BY A GRAND JURY ON CHARGES OF
FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION.
DOCTORS JUMANA NAGARWALA (JOO-MAH-NAH NAH-GER-WAH-LAH) AND FAKHRUDDIN (FAKRAH-DEEN)
ATTAR, AND ATTAR'S WIFE, FARIDA, ARE ALSO CHARGED WITH CONSPIRACY. THE CASE
INVOLVES TWO 7-YEAR-OLD GIRLS FROM MINNESOTA, WHO WERE BROUGHT TO DR.
ATTAR'S LIVONIA CLINIC, WHERE DR. NAGARWALA ALLEGEDLY PERFORMED FEMALE
GENITAL MUTILATION ON THEM.
SOME VETERANS ARE WALKING 92 MILES IN WEST MICHIGAN STARTING TODAY TO RAISE
AWARENESS ABOUT POST TRAUMATIC STRESS SYNDROME AND THE NUMBER OF VETS WHO
COMMIT SUICIDE. IT'S CALLED "NO VETERAN LEFT BEHIND-92 FOR 22" ...92 A 92
MILE WALK FOR THE 22 VETS WHO COMMIT SUICIDE EVERY DAY. MARINE CORPS VET
BART GRAMEK (GRAM-EK), WHO SERVED TWO TOURS IN IRAQ & SUFFERS FROM PTSD,
ORGANIZED THE WALK AND SAYS THERE CAN BE A STIGMA ATTACHED TO GETTING HELP.
BUT HE SAYS HELP IS AVAILABLE.
A 52 MILLION DOLLAR DEVELOPMENT IS ON THE WAY IN DOWNTOWN KALAMAZOO.
CONSTRUCTION HAS BEGUN ON A 15-STORY DEVELOPMENT CALLED "THE EXCHANGE". THE
BUILDING WILL INCLUDE RETAIL SPACE, A BANKING CENTER, APARTMENTS AND OFFICE
DOZENS OF PEOPLE EVACUATED LAST NIGHT--FOLLOWING A CARBON MONOXIDE SCARE AT
A HOTEL IN NOVI. PATRONS AT THE NOVI OAKS HOTEL WERE EVACUATED AFTER HIGH
CARBON MONOXIDE LEVELS WERE REPORTED AND SOME PEOPLE REPORTED FEELING
LIGHTHEADED. REPORTS SAY THE PROBLEM WAS TRACED TO A POOL HEATER. PEOPLE ARE
ONCE AGAIN BEING ALLOWED BACK INTO THE HOTEL.
SEVERAL EXOTIC PETS STOLEN FROM A LIVONIA PET STORE--HAVE BEEN RECOVERED.
MORE THAN 20 LIZARDS WERE TAKEN FROM STINGERS EXOTICS LAST MONTH DURING A
SMASH-AND-GRAB. THE SUSPECT IN THE CASE IS 32-YEAR OLD KRISTIN BATES OF
INKSTER. HE'S DUE BACK IN COURT NEXT WEEK ON CHARGES OF RECEIVING AND
CONCEALING STOLEN PROPERTY. POLICE ARE HOPING THAT MORE OF THE STOLEN
REPTILES WILL BE FOUND.
SUNDAY AFTERNOON, AT APPROXIMATELY 4:30, TROOPERS FROM THE MICHIGAN STATE
POLICE ALPENA POST WERE DISPATCHED TO THE GRAND CHINA BUFFET FOR THE REPORT
OF AN INTOXICATED SUBJECT. UPON ARRIVAL, TROOPERS MADE CONTACT WITH MARK
GURISKO, WHO APPEARED INTOXICATED. DURING THE INVESTIGATION TROOPERS
DETERMINED THAT GURISKO, 911 DIRECTOR FOR ALPENA COUNTY, HAD DRIVEN TO THE
RESTAURANT. GURISKO FAILED SOBRIETY TESTS AND A SEARCH OF HIS VEHICLE FOUND
AN OPEN BEER INSIDE. GURISKO WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY FOR OPERATING WHILE
INTOXICATED AND LODGED IN THE ALPENA COUNTY JAIL. THE REPORT WAS SENT TO THE
ALPENA COUNTY PROSECUTOR FOR REVIEW AND CHARGES WRE AUTHORIZED FOR OWI AND
OPEN ALCOHOL IN A MOTOR VEHICLE.
THE WEST BRANCH POLICE DEPARTMENT WILL BE ADDING A NEW OFFICER. OGEMAW
COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPUTY, JOSEPH ADAMS, RESIGNED ON APRIL 11TH TO JOIN THE
WEST BRANCH POLICE DEPARTMENT. ACCORDING TO THE OGEMAW COUNTY HERALD, ADAMS
SAID FINANCIAL INSTABILITY WITH THE COUNTY LED TO HIS SEEKING A MORE STABLE
POSITION ELSEWHERE. ADAMS, A GRADUATE OF ALPENA COMMUNITY COLLEGE, HAD
WORKED WITH THE OGEMAW COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT SINCE 2009. ADAMS PLANS
TO JOIN THE WEST BRANCH POLICE DEPARTMENT ON MAY 4TH.
MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES IN PARTNERSHIP WITH MICHIGAN SEA
GRANT WILL HOLD A LAKE HURON FISHERY WORKSHOP TONIGHT IN OSCODA. THE
WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD FROM 6-9PM AT THE AMERICAN LEGION POST ON U.S. 23 IN
OSCODA. THE WORKSHOP IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND WILL PROVIDE
INFORMATION FOR ANGLERS, CHARTER CAPTAINS, RESOURCE PROFESSIONALS AND OTHER
COMMUNITY MEMBERS. THE WORKSHOP WILL FOCUS ON FISH POPULATIONS AND ANGLER
CATCH DATA, NATIVE SPECIES, FORAGE FISH SURVEYS, INVASIVE SPECIES, UPDATES
ON FISHERIES MANAGEMENT ACTIVITIES AND OTHER RELATED TOPICS.
FAIRVIEW AREA SCHOOLS WILL HAVE A NEW SUPERINTENDENT. THE
FAIRVIEW AREA SCHOOLS BOARD OF EDUCATION UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE CONTRACT
OF JOHN SATTLER TO BECOME THE DISTRICT'S NEW SUPERINTENDENT. ACCORDING TO
THE OSCODA COUNTY HERALD, SATTLER RECEIVED A THREE YEAR CONTRACT WITH AN
ANNUAL SALARY OF $86,500 DOLLARS. SATTLER WAS CHOSEN FROM NINTEEN CANDIDATES
WHO APPLIED FOR THE POSITION. PREVIOUSLY SATTLER SERVED AS PRINCIPAL AT
KALKASKA HIGH SCHOOL. SATTLER WILL OFFICIALLY TAKE OVER AS FAIRVIEW SCHOOL
SUPERINTENDENT ON JULY FIRST.
the Oscoda Lady Owls soccer team visited Tawas. Oscoda got off to a slow
start and Tawas jumped on them with three goals in the fifteen minutes.
Tawas scored two more times and the Lady Owls failed to take a shot. Tawas
led at the half, 5-0. Oscoda came out with some fire to start the second
half. Cienna Gibbs picked the ball from a Brave defender and drove to the
net and scored in the 52nd minute. Tawas got two late goals to win, 7-1.
Oscoda returns to the pitch on Saturday in Sault Ste. Marie at 1:00 pm.
traverse city central 6 alpena 1
houghton lake 6 roscommon 1
cadillac 4 gaylord 0
whittemore Prescott boys track team remained undefeated in dual meet
competition last night defeating 4 North Star league schools. Overall totals
showed the cardinals with 86.5 points Hale second with 28.5 Fairview 12,
Alcona 9 and Rogers city 1. The
boys team won 13 of the 17 events. The girls team finished in
5th place scoring a total of 9 points. The girls had three individuals finish
second overall: Sam Yorton in the shot put, Shelby Munsey in the discus and
Nozomi Yamuchi in the high jump. Both teams will compete again Friday at
home in the Cardinal invitational.
week’s boy’s high school golf rankings are out and last year’s state
champion tawas area braves are currently ranked number one in division
AIR FORCE OFFICIALS ARE ARGUING A LAW AS DISCRIMINATORY FOR REQUIRING THE
FORMER WURSTSMITH AIR FORCE BASE TO PROVIDE SAFE DRINKING WATER TO RESIDENTS
IN OSCODA. THE CITY HAS BEEN AFFECTED BY CHEMICAL POLLUTION FROM THE BASE,
AND A STATE LAW NOW SAYS THE MILITARY MUST SUPPLY SAFE DRINKING WATER TO
RESIDENTS WHOSE WELLS WERE POLLUTED WITH TOXIC CHEMICALS. THE AIR FORCE
BELIEVES THE LAW IS DISCRIMINATORY BECAUSE IT APPLIED ONLY TO STATE AND
FEDERAL AGENCIES. A TOWN HALL MEETING ON THE ISSUE WILL BE HELD TUESDAY.
OGEMAW COUNTY ROAD COMMISSION REPORTS THAT BASS LAKE ROAD IN HILL TOWNSHIP,
ROSE CITY ROAD SOUTH TO LUTZ ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL THROUGH TRAFFIC DUE
TO A CULVERT REPLACEMENT STARTING TODAY AT 7AM AND WILL REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL
WEDNESDAY AT 3:30PM AT WHICH TIME THE ROAD WILL REOPEN TO ALL TRAFFIC. FOR
MORE INFORMATION CALL THE OGEMAW COUNTY ROAD COMMISSION AT 345-0234.
COMMUNITY BANK HAS LAUNCHED HURON COMMUNITY INSURANCE. HURON COMMUNITY
BANK IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE LAUNCH OF THE HURON COMMUNITY INSURANCE
AGENCY. OFFERING A DIVERSE LINE OF INSURANCE PRODUCTS INCLUDING BUSINESS,
HOME, LIFE, TRAVEL AND AUTO PROTECTION PLUS CUSTOMER'S FINANCIAL PORTFOLIOS
CAN BE COMPLETED BY RECEIVING THEIR INSURANCE COVERAGE THROUGH THE AGENCY.
JEFF LOOMIS, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF HURON COMMUNITY BANK SAID "WE ARE PLEASED
TO OFFER INSURANCE OPPORTUNITIES TO OUR CUSTOMERS AND LOOK FORWARD TO
ASSISTING THEM BY PROTCETING WHAT MATTERS MOST". TO LEARN MORE STOP IN TO
ANY OF THE SEVEN HURON COMMUNITY BANK LOCATIONS OR VISIT BANK HCB DOT COM.
Michigan Department of Natural Resources has started to draw down the water
levels at three rural flood Areas in Roscommon County. According to Up
North Live, The DNR says the purpose of the draw downs is to expose the
muddy bottoms to sunlight which allows plants to decompose and new plants to
germinate. The DNR will draw the water level at Robinson, Backus and
Bear Creek. The DNR says each area will be restored to flooded condition by
the fall waterfowl hunting seasons.
Standish Woman who pleaded guilty to embezzlement charges was sentenced last
week. A sentence of probation was handed down last Wednesday to Kristi
Mayhew, 42, of Standish. According to the Arenac County Independent if she
violates probation, the sentence could be much more severe. If probation is
completed with no incident, the embezzlement charge will be dismissed. If a
violation does occur, Mayhew could receive up to five years in prison. In
December 2016, Mayhew told police she had been playing lotto tickets at an
AuGres area business where she worked. at first would pay for them at the
end of her shift. But eventually she got in a rut and played more in an
attempt to recover the money she owed the store. Mayhew confessed ringing up
extra bottle returns to pay for the tickets when she didn’t have enough
money to pay for them.
THERE'S A HIGH WIND
WARNING AT THE MACKINAC BRIDGE THIS MORNING. SOME VEHICLES ARE VULNERABLE TO
HIGH WINDS...PICKUP TRUCKS WITH CAMPERS, MOTOR HOMES, VEHICLES PULLING
TRAILERS AND ENCLOSED SEMI-TRUCK TRAILERS. MOTORISTS ARE ASKED TO REDUCE
THEIR SPEED TO A MAXIMUM OF 20 MILES PER HOUR, TURN ON THEIR FOUR WAY
FLASHERS, AND UTILIZE THE OUTSIDE LANE.
A 27-YEAR-OLD LOWELL MAN HAS BEEN FOUND GUILTY OF FEDERAL CHARGES IN
CONNECTION WITH SOLICITING A TEENAGE GIRL FOR SEX OVER THE INTERNET. WOOD TV
REPORTS JUSTIN WALLING CONTACTED A 13 YEAR OLD GIRL IN 2015 AND CONVINCED
HER TO SEND EXPLICIT PHOTOS OF HERSELF TO HIM. HE ALSO SUGGESTED THEY MEET
FOR SEX. HE WAS ALREADY A REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER AND FACES 10 MORE YEARS IN
PRISON IN THIS CASE AS A RESULT.
WEST MICHIGAN WILL PLAY HOST TO THE 2017 STATE GAMES OF AMERICA THIS AUGUST.
IT'LL KICK OFF 100 DAYS FROM NOW , BEGINNING AUGUST THIRD. THE WEST MICHIGAN
SPORTS COMMISSION EXPECTS THE GAMES TO PUMP 10 MILLION DOLLARS INTO THE WEST
MICHIGAN ECONOMY. THE GAMES WILL FEATURE 48 SPORTS INCLUDING GOLF AND BEACH
WRESTLING WITH 12-THOUSAND ATHLETES EXPECTED TO ATTEND. THERE WILL BE 35
VENUES FROM GRAND RAPIDS TO CEDAR SPRINGS.
A HOCKEY PRACTICE IN TRAVERSE CITY TURNED INTO A RESCUE FOR SOME OF THOSE
PRACTICING AT CENTRE ICE ARENA ON SUNDAY. 9 AND 10 NEWS REPORTS A MAN WENT
INTO CARDIAC ARREST IN THE MIDDLE OF A PRACTICE AND ONE OF HIS TEAMMATES
BEGAN PERFORMING CPR . A WOMAN ON THE OTHER RINK , A CARDIAC NURSE, TOOK
OVER AND ANOTHER PLAYER WHO'S A PARAMEDIC HELPED AS WELL. THEY WERE ABLE TO
SHOCK THE MAN WITH AN AED AND GET HIS PULSE BACK. HE'S EXPECTED TO
RECOVER THANKS TO THEIR QUICK ACTION.
TIGHTER FINANCES AND SMALLER ENROLLMENT MAY LEAD GROSSE POINTE PUBLIC
SCHOOLS TO ALLOW OUT-OF-DISTRICT STUDENTS AND CHARGE TUITION. GROSSE POINTE
SCHOOLS HAVE NOT BEEN A "SCHOOL OF CHOICE" FOR 23 YEARS, BUT NOW THE
DISTRICT HAS TO MAKE $2 MILLION DOLLARS IN CUTS WHILE ENROLLMENT HAS DROPPED
BY A THOUSAND STUDENTS. THE SCHOOL BOARD LAST NIGHT VOTED TO STUDY THE IDEA
FURTHER, THOUGH ONE BOARD MEMBER WARNED SOME RESIDENTS MIGHT PULL THEIR KIDS
OUT OF THE DISTRICT IN PROTEST.
UNIVERSAL STUDIOS IS GETTING INTO THE GROOVE FOR A MADONNA BIOPIC. THE
HOLLYWOOD REPORTER SAYS THAT THE STUDIO HAS PICKED UP BLOND AMBITION, THE
ELYSE HOLLANDER-WRITTEN STORY OF THE MICHIGAN NATIVE'S LIFE. THE STORY IS
SET IN NEW YORK IN THE EARLY 1980S--A FEW YEARS AFTER MADONNA MOVED THERE TO
PURSUE DANCE, WHICH SHE STUDIED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN. SHE
EVENTUALLY SEGUED TO SINGING AND SONGWRITING--THE 58-YEAR OLD HAS SOLD MORE
THAN 300 MILLION RECORDS WORLDWIDE DURING HER NEARLY 40-YEAR CAREER.
TEACHER SEARCH 2017, A JOB
FAIR FEATURING MICHIGAN EMPLOYERS, WILL TAKE PLACE TODAY FROM 1-4 P.M. AT
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY'S PEW GRAND RAPIDS CAMPUS. ABOUT 160
RECRUITERS REPRESENTING 75 MICHIGAN SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND ORGANIZATIONS WILL
ATTEND. NO ADVANCED REGISTRATION IS NECESSARY. THE EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO
THE PUBLIC FOR CANDIDATES WHO ARE FULLY CERTIFIED TO TEACH FOR FALL 2017.
CANDIDATES WHO WOULD LIKE TO RUN FOR THE SEAT VACATED BY STATE
REPRESENTATIVE BRIAN BANKS MUST FILE BY TODAY AT 4PM. BANKS STEPPED DOWN
AFTER PLEADING GUILTY TO FILING FALSE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS TO OBTAIN A THREE
THOUSAND DOLLAR LOAN FROM A DETROIT CREDIT UNION. THE GOVERNOR SAYS A
SPECIAL PRIMARY ELECTION WILL BE HELD AUGUST 8TH TO FILL THE VACANCY.
TODAY IS MICHIGAN EQUAL PAY LEGISLATIVE DAY BEING HELD IN LANSING. A RALLY
WILL BE HELD ON THE CAPITOL STEPS STARTING AT 12:30 P.M. FEATURING
LEGISLATIVE AND OTHER SPEAKERS. AFTER THE RALLY, PARTICIPANTS WILL GO
IN THE CAPITOL TO CALL ON HOUSE MEMBERS TO TALK TO THEM ABOUT THE NEW
PACKAGE OF EQUAL PAY BILLS.
THE TALENT GAP IS THE BIGGEST THREAT TO SUSTAINING THE ECONOMIC PROGRESS
MICHIGAN HAS MADE DURING THE LAST SIX YEARS. THE GOVERNOR'S EDUCATION &
TALENT SUMMIT IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO START THOSE RELATIONSHIPS, EXPLORING
OPPORTUNITIES THAT WILL MAKE MICHIGAN STRONGER NOW AND IN THE YEARS TO COME.
THE SUMMIT TAKES PLACE TODAY AND TOMORROW IN LANSING.
CRITTENTON HOSPITAL WILL PAY OUT OVER $700-THOUSAND TO SETTLE A LAWSUIT
INVOLVING A DOCTOR WHO PLEADED GUILTY TO MAKING A PROFIT BY FALSELY TELLING
PATIENTS THEY HAD CANCER. THE MONEY IS FOR TESTS ORDERED BY DR. FARID FATA
AND PHYSICIANS IN HIS OFFICE. FATA IS SERVING 45 YEARS FOR PUTTING PATIENTS
THROUGH CHEMO AND OTHER TREATMENTS AND TESTS THEY DID NOT NEED. THE FEDS SAY
CRITTENTON HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER AND THE CRITTENTON CANCER CENTER
VOLUNTARILY ADMITTED THE TESTS WEREN'T NECESSARY.
AUSTON ROBERTSON, THE FORMER MSU DEFENSIVE END, IS JAILED IN INDIANA ON A
THIRD DEGREE CRIMINAL SEXUAL ASSAULT CHARGE THAT WAS FILED IN MICHIGAN. THE
19 YEAR OLD WAS ARRESTED SATURDAY AFTER BEING ACCUSED OF FORCING A WOMAN TO
HAVE SEX WITH HIM IN MERIDIAN TOWNSHIP EARLIER IN APRIL. AFTER THE CHARGES
WERE ANNOUNCED, MICHIGAN STATE DISMISSED ROBERTSON FROM THE FOOTBALL TEAM.
A 109-YEAR-OLD STREET ORGAN HAS RETURNED FROM ITS TUNE-UP IN THE NETHERLANDS
AND IS NOW HOME IN HOLLAND, MICHIGAN. THE ORGAN IS KNOWN AS THE GOLDEN ANGEL
AND BELONGS TO LEON VANLEEUWEN, THE GRANDSON OF A RENOWNED NETHERLANDS
ORGANIST. THE GOLDEN ANGEL WAS ORIGINALLY BUILT AS A BELGIAN DANCE HALL
ORGAN. THE ORGAN WILL UNDERGO FINAL UPGRADES AT THE FAMILY AMUSEMENT PARK,
NELIS' DUTCH VILLAGE IN HOLLAND.
MICHIGAN'S LT. GOVERNOR IS QUIETLY INDICATING THAT HE WILL BE A CANDIDATE
FOR GOVERNOR IN 2018. HE HAS DEVELOPED A WEBSITE WITH AN ONLINE AD THAT
DISCUSSES HIS DAUGHTER'S AUTISM AND HOW IT HAS MADE HIM LEARN TO COME TO THE
AID OF OTHERS. BOTH THE AD AND WEBSITE SUGGEST THAT HE WILL BE MAKING THE
ANNOUNCEMENT ON MAY 30.
ROBERT WILSON, THE FORMER POLICE CHIEF OF SHELBY IN OCEANA COUNTY, HAS
PLEADED GUILTY TO EMBEZZLING MONEY FROM A VEHICLE INSPECTION PROGRAM. OVER A
TWO YEAR PERIOD WHILE CHIEF, HE WAS ACCUSED OF KEEPING MONEY FROM THAT
OPERATION. HE LOST HIS JOB OVER THE INVESTIGATION, AND THE GUILTY PLEA IS
FOR EMBEZZLING MORE THAN $20,000.
IT IS A NEW GLIMPSE INTO THE LIFE OF FAMED-FILMMAKER ORSON WELLES. HIS
DAUGHTER, BEATRICE WELLES, IS DONATING NEW MATERIALS -- INCLUDING DOCUMENTS
AND PHOTOS -- TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LIBRARY. OFFICIALS AT THE SCHOOL
SAY SOME OF THE MATERIAL IS VERY RARE. THE COLLECTION INCLUDES MORE THAN 70
SCRIPTS FOR FILM, TELEVISION AND STAGE -- MANY COMPLETED BUT NEVER BROUGHT
MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES WILL HOST AN OPEN HOUSE AND
PUBLIC MEETING TOMORROW TO PROVIDE UPDATES ABOUT PFC CONTAMINATION IN
GROUNDWATER AND DRINKING WATER WELLS AT AND NEAR THE FORMER WURTSMITH AIR
FORCE BASE. OFFICIALS FROM THE MDHHS, DISTRICT HEALTH DEPARTMENT NUMBER TWO,
MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AND U.S. AIR FORCE WILL BE
AVAILABLE AT THE OSCODA METHODIST CHURCH, 120 WEST DWIGHT STREET IN OSCODA
FOR ONE ON ONE CONVERSATIONS FROM 2-4PM PRIOR TO THE COMMUNITY MEETING WHICH
WILL BEGIN AT 6PM AT THE CHURCH. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON TUESDAY’S MEETINGS
VISIT MI DOT GOV SLASH WURTSMITH.
WHITETAIL DEER WAS RECENTLY CONFIRMED BOVINE-TB POSITIVE IN IOSCO COUNTY.
THE IOSCO DEER WAS AMONG FOUR DEER IN NORTHEAST MICHIGAN WHICH THE
DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES DETERMINED HAD BOVINE TUBERCULOSIS.
ACCORDING TO THE IOSCO COUNTY NEWS HERALD, BECAUSE OF THE POSITIVE TEST,
PARTS OF FIVE COUNTIES ARE NOW DESIGNATED AS POTENTIAL HIGH RISK AREAS.
IMPACTED IN ADDITION TO IOSCO ARE ALCONA, OSCODA, PRESQUE ISLE AND ROSCOMMON
COUNTIES. THE IOSCO DEER WAS FOUND ON THE SOUTHERN EDGE OF OSCODA TOWNSHIP,
JUST NORTH OF WILBUR TOWNSHIP. AN INFORMATIONAL MEETING ON THE FINDINGS WILL
BE HELD TONIGHT AT 7PM IN THE ALLIS TOWNSHIP HALL ON WEST HIGHWAY 638 IN
25-year-old woman was killed after police say her vehicle crashed into a tree in
Crawford County. According to Up North Live, It happened Saturday around
2:30am in South Branch Township on M-18. Michigan
State Police report, Amber Skutt lost control of the vehicle she was driving
while negotiating a curve. Skutt's vehicle crossed the center line, left the
road and crashed into a tree on the north side of M-18. State Police say
Skutt was pronounced dead at the scene. The initial investigation shows
speed to be the leading factor in the crash. The crash remains under
investigation. Troopers were assisted on scene by the Crawford County
Sheriff Department, Roscommon County Sheriff Department, Higgins Township
Fire/EMS, South Branch Township Fire Department, and Frederic Township Fire/EMS.
approximately 22-year-old woman was found dead in the
city of West
Branch last Thursday night. The West Branch Police Department, on
Friday MORNING, confirmed the woman’s death. According to the Ogemaw County
Herald, a cause of death was not given, though Police Chief Ken Walters said
no person had been taken into custody. The West Branch Police Department is
being assisted by the Michigan State Police West Branch Post, the Michigan
State Police Crime Lab, Ogemaw County EMS and Ogemaw Central Dispatch. The
woman's death remains under investigation. THE WOMAN HAS
SINCE BEEN IDENTIFIED AS ANNA KARPINSKI WHO DIED AS THE RESULT OF A SINGLE
GUNSHOT WOUND. SUICIDE HAS BEEN RULED OUT. NO FURTHER DETAILS ARE AVAILABLE
AT THIS TIME.
The Oscoda Lady Owls soccer team visited Roscommon Saturday to make
up their match that was cancelled by weather on Thursday. Roscommon won
the match 4-0, scoring twice in each half. Anna Yates made 8 stops in goal.
Brooke Nowiski tallied 16 Steals, 7 Intercepts and 1 Non-Keeper saves. Torianna
Pichler posted 5 Steals and 5 Intercepts. Emily Walker made 7 Intercepts.
Kaleigh Vollmers posted 6 Intercepts and 2 Non-Keeper Saves. Harley
Leeseburg made 5 Intercepts and 1 Non-Keeper. The Owls visit Tawas at 5:00
WHITTEMORE PRESCOTT 7 BRECKENRIDGE 4
BRECKENRIDGE 9 CHEBOYGAN 7
BEAVERTON 20 HILLMAN 0
FREELAND 13 HILLMAN 1
MICHIGAN'S LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR MAY BE SETTING HIS SIGHTS ON
THE STATE'S TOP OFFICE. REPUBLICAN BRIAN CALLEY PUT A WEBSITE ON LINE
WITH AN AD IN WHICH HE DISCUSSES HIS DAUGHTER'S AUTISM AND HOW THAT LED HIM
TO HELP OTHERS.....THE AD ALSO HINTS AT AN ANNOUNCEMENT TO BE MADE AT THE
END OF NEXT MONTH--WHICH COINCIDES WITH THE START OF THE MACKINAC POLICY
CONFERENCE ON MACKINAC ISLAND. ATTORNEY GENERAL BILL SCHEUTTE AND STATE SEN.
PATRICK COLBECK, WHO ARE ALSO CONSIDERING A BID FOR THE STATE'S TOP OFFICE.
LUDINGTON POLICE ARE WARNING RESIDENTS THAT IF THEY BOUGHT HEROIN RECENTLY
....DON'T USE IT. THAT'S AFTER TWO OVERDOSE CASES ON SUNDAY. WOOD TV REPORTS
BOTH MEN WERE GIVEN NARCAN, WHICH REVIVED THEM AND THEY WERE TAKEN TO THE
HOSPITAL. LUDINGTON POLICE WARN THAT THE HEROIN THE MEN TOOK MAY HAVE BEEN
STRONGER THAN IS TYPICAL OR MIXED WITH SOMETHING ELSE DANGEROUS.
20 PEOPLE ARRESTED OVER THE WEEKEND IN KALAMAZOO FOR TAKING PART IN THE
X-TRAIN, A FORM OF CRUISING. POLICE SAY THOSE ARRESTED HAVE BEEN CHARGED
WITH FLEEING AND ELUDING, OPERATING WHILE INTOXICATED, DRUG POSSESSION, AND
TRAFFIC OFFENCES. TEN VEHICLES WERE ALSO SEIZED. X-TRAINS ARE LONG LINES OF
CARS THAT CRUISE IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS, PLAYING LOUD MUSIC AND
DISTURBING THE PEACE. RESIDENTS CLAIM IT'S BEEN GOING ON FOR YEARS.
THE WOLVERINE'S HAVE LANDED IN ROME, ITALY....WELL AT THE LEAST THE FIRST
WAVE OF MICHIGAN FOOTBALL PLAYERS. JIM HARBAUGH, HIS STAFF AND 99 FOOTBALL
PLAYER ARE HOLDING THREE WORKOUTS IN THE ETERNAL CITY. THE TEAM WILL
SPEND THE REST OF THE WEEK TOURING ROME AND PLAYING THE ROLE OF TOURISTS.
HARBAUGH DESCRIBED THE TRIP EARLIER THIS YEAR AS A CULTURAL, EDUCATIONAL AND
INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL EXPERIENCE FOR HIS PROGRAM. MORE PLAYERS
WILL MAKE THE TRIP THROUGHOUT THE WEEK AS THE WOLVERINES BEGIN THEIR EIGHT
DAY JOURNEY IN ITALY.
AIRPORT-BOUND TRAVELERS FROM ANN ARBOR AND WESTERN WAYNE COUNTY SUBURBS WILL
NEED EXTRA TIME TO THE TERMINALS AFTER TODAY. ROAD WORK IS TO BEGIN ON A
MILE-LONG STRETCH OF THE EASTBOUND I-94 SERVICE DRIVE IN FRONT OF DETROIT
METRO AIRPORT. THE EXIT TO MERRIMAN WILL STILL BE OPEN, BUT THE FOLLOWING
EXIT TO MIDDLE BELT WILL BE CLOSED FOR ALMOST A MONTH. LEAVING THE AIRPORT,
YOU CAN CONNECT TO EASTBOUND I-94 FROM MIDDLE BELT, BUT THE RAMPS FROM
MERRIMAN WILL BE CLOSED. TAKING I-275 SOUTH TO EUREKA ROAD IS THE SUGGESTED
LOOMIS, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF HURON COMMUNITY BANK RECENTLY ANNOUNCED THE
APPOINTMENT OF PAUL PHELAN AS ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT, COMPLIANCE OFFICER.
PAUL HAS WORKED FOR HURON COMMUNITY BANK FOR 28 YEARS AND CONTINUES TO BE A
VALUABLE MEMBER OF THE TEAM. PAUL MOST RECENTLY ACCOMPLISHED EARNING HIS
CERTIFIED COMMUNITY BANK COMPLIANCE OFFICER CERTIFICATION BRINGING
ADDITIONAL SAFETY AND SOUNDNESS TO HURON COMMUNITY BANK'S OPERATIONS. LOOMIS
SAID THAT PHELAN HAS BEEN HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF
COMPLIANCE AND SECURITY AT HURON COMMUNITY BANK AND HAS CONTINUED TO SHOW AN
EXEMPLARY COMMITMENT TO HIS ROLE AS COMPLIANCE OFFICER.
IN THE CITY OF STANDISH WILL SEE THEIR WATER RATES INCREASE. AS OF
JULY 1ST, RATES WILL INCREASE FROM $10.67 TO $19.95 MONTHLY. ACCORDING TO
THE ARENAC COUNTY INDEPENDENT, THE STANDISH CITY COUNCIL APPROVED A
RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING NEW WATER RATES FOR THE NEXT FISCAL YEAR. ALONG WITH
THE HIGHER MONTHLY CHARGE, USAGE RATES WILL ALSO INCREASE $1.10 TO $8.25 PER
THOUSAND GALLONS USED. CITY MANAGER JERRY NELSON AND COUNCIL MEMBERS HAD
WARNED RESIDENTS ABOUT THE INCREASE SEVERAL TIMES IN THE PAST MONTHS. NELSON
SAID THE RATE INCREASE WAS COMPOUNDED FURTHER BY PAST COUNCILS NOT RAISING
THE RATES ENOUGH.
Bay City man will serve time in jail and on probation in a crash that killed
a grandmother and her granddaughter in Huron County last year. According to
m-Live, Bryan Pinkoski pleaded no contest to two counts of moving violation
causing death and one count of moving violation causing serious impairment
of body function in the July 9th, 2016 crash THAT KILLED 73 YEAR OLD JUDITH
DAVIDSON OF OWENDALE AND 16 YEAR OLD MYAH MULRATH ALSO OF OWENDALE. He
appeared before Huron County District Court Judge David B. Herrington for
sentencing on Monday. Pinkoski received a sentence of 60 days in jail and 18
THE OSCODA COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WILL SEEK
BIDS FOR A NEW COUNTY COURTHOUSE. BUILDING CONSULTANT WILL OLSEN
PRESENTED A REQUEST FOR A PROPOSAL TO CONSTRUCT A NEW COURTHOUSE AT A
SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS. ACCORDING TO THE OSCODA
COUNTY HERALD, COMMISSIONERS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED SENDING THE PACKAGE OUT TO
THOSE INTERESTED IN TAKING ON THE PROJECT. THOSE INTERESTED IN MAKING A BID
WOULD NEED TO SUBMIT A LETTER OF INTEREST. OLSEN SAID ONCE A BIDDER IS
SELECTED THE COUNTY WOULD START HAMMERING OUT THE DETAILS OF THE PROJECT.
THE COMPLETION DATE FOR THE PROJECT WOULD BE NO LATER THAN NINE MONTHS AFTER
THE CONTRACT IS AWARDED TO THE SELECTED BIDDER.
President Trump Hosts Argentinian President Mauricio
Macri at the White House
NRA Annual Meetings in Atlanta
Speakers include NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre and
Republican Senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio.
Final Execution in Arkansas Scheduled before Key
Drug Expires (7pm ET)
Note: Court rulings have prevented the state of
Arkansas from carrying out a series of executions over the last
Kenneth Williams is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection
in Arkansas for the 1999 killing of 57-year-old Cecil Boren
before the state’s supply of a key sedative used in the
execution process expires at the end of the month.
NFL Draft Begins in Philadelphia
Babe Ruth Day
70th anniversary of Yankee Stadium hosting Babe Ruth Day.
Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
Freedom Day in South Africa
Freedom Day is a South African holiday marking the country’s
first post-apartheid elections held on this date in 1994.
Philadelphia Black Gay Pride Festival Begins
Tribeca Film Festival Continues in New York
28th, 2017-National Arbor Day
Funding for Federal Government Due to Expire Unless
NFL Draft Continues in Philadelphia
New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
Sentencing of Former Soccer Executive Charged in
FIFA Corruption Case (10am ET)
Sentencing of former Guatemalan Football Association President
Tribeca Film Festival Continues in New York
National Arbor Day
Annual day encouraging tree planting and care.
L.A. Riots Documentary “Let It Fall” Airs on ABC
The 25th anniversary of the L.A. riots is April 29th.
SATURDAY, APRIL 29th,
President Trump’s 100th Day in Office-President
Trump Holds “America First” Rally in Pennsylvania (7:30pm ET)
White House Correspondents' Association Dinner-President
Trump has announced that he is not attending this year’s event.
25th Anniversary: LAPD Officers Acquitted of Rodney
King Beating Sparking Race Riots
EU Special Summit to Lock in Joint Stance on Brexit
European Council President Donald Tusk convenes a special
summit, without a UK delegation, for the EU27 to agree on a
common stance for Brexit negotiations.
Happy Anniversary Will & Kate-6th
anniversary of UK's Prince William marrying Kate Middleton at
Westminster Abbey in London.
20th Anniversary: First U.S.-Russian Space Walk-U.S.
astronaut Jerry Linenger and Russian cosmonaut Vasily Tsibliyev
complete the first U.S.-Russian space walk.
Make a Wish Foundation World Wish Day-Recognizing
the 37th anniversary of the first wish granted by the
March of Dimes March for Babies-Events
take place in nearly 500 communities nationwide in all 50
NBA Conference Quarterfinals Continue (if
necessary)-Potential game 7s if necessary: Milwaukee
Bucks @ Toronto Raptors, Memphis Grizzlies @ San Antonio Spurs,
and Oklahoma City Thunder @ Houston Rockets.
NFL Draft in Philadelphia Concludes
NHL Stanley Cup Conference Semifinals Continue-New
York Rangers @ Ottawa Senators 3pm ET and Pittsburgh Penguins @
Washington Capitals 8pm ET
NHL Draft Lottery-Lottery to determine
selection order for the first picks of the NHL Draft.
Heavyweight Boxing Title Fight-IBF
heavyweight title holder Anthony Joshua fights Wladimir
Klitschko for the IBF and vacant WBA world heavyweight boxing
titles at Wembley Stadium in London.
Tribeca Film Festival in New York Continues
SUNDAY, APRIL 30th,
President Trump Interview Airs on Face the Nation
State Department Annual List of State Sponsors of
German Chancellor Angela Merkel Begins Trip to Saudi
Arabia and United Arab Emirates
National Small Business Week (4/30 – 5/6)
17th Annual Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon-Race
in honor of those killed in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.
20th Anniversary: “Coming Out” Episode of Ellen-On
this date in 1997, the character played by Ellen DeGeneres on
the sitcom 'Ellen' announced she was gay.
Tribeca Film Festival in New York Concludes
NBA Conference Quarterfinals Continue (if
necessary)-Potential game 7s if necessary: Chicago
Bulls @ Boston Celtics, Atlanta Hawks @ Washington Wizards and
Utah Jazz @ LA Clippers
NHL Stanley Cup Conference Semifinals Continue-3pm
ET St. Louis Blues @ Nashville Predators, 7pm ET Anaheim Ducks @
Louisiana Admission Day-Celebrating the
anniversary of Louisiana becoming the 18th state.
MONDAY, MAY 1st,
Defense Secretary Mattis Releases Annual Report on
Sexual Assault in the Military
German Chancellor Merkel Concludes Trip to Saudi
Arabia and United Arab Emirates
May Day-Celebrating the social and
economic achievements of the international labor movement.
Writers Guild of America's Contract Expires-Contract
between the WGA and the Alliance of Motion Picture and
Television Producers expires, possibly resulting in a writers’
3rd Annual National Muslim Advocacy Day on Capitol
NHL Stanley Cup Conference Semifinals Continue
(7:30pm ET)-Washington Capitals @ Pittsburgh
TUESDAY, MAY 2nd,
House Intelligence Committee Holds Hearing on Russia
and the U.S. Election-Closed hearing with FBI
Director James Comey and National Security Advisor Adm. Michael
Rogers invited to testify.
House Armed Services Subcommittee Hearing on Missile
Defense (2pm ET)
House Armed Services Subcommittee Hearing on Sexual
Harassment and Violence at Military Academies (3:30pm ET)
Senate Foreign Relations Committee Considers U.S.
Ambassador to China Nominee
Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on the Increase
of Religious Hate Crimes
Princess Charlotte’s 2nd Birthday-Youngest
child of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine,
Duchess of Cambridge.
NHL Stanley Cup Conference Semifinals Continue-Ottawa
Senators @ New York Rangers and St. Louis Blues @ Nashville
WEDNESDAY, MAY 3rd,
President Trump Hosts Palestinian President Mahmoud
Abbas at the White House
U.S. Interest Rate Decision (2pm ET)
Syria peace talks resume in Kazakhstan between Russia, Turkey
Vice President Pence Keynotes Susan B. Anthony
List’s 10th Annual Campaign for Life Gala
World Press Freedom Day
Forbes Richest in Hip-Hop List Published
NHL Stanley Cup Conference Semifinals Continue-Washington
Capitals @ Pittsburgh Penguins and Anaheim Ducks @ Edmonton
THURSDAY, MAY 4th,
President Trump visits New York-President
Trump visits the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, delivering
remarks to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the
Coral Sea. The president also meets with Australian Prime
Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
Cyclists Ride from Washington, DC, to Connecticut
Honoring Gun Violence Victims-26 cyclists ride from
the U.S. Capitol to Sandy Hook Elementary School to 'honor the
26 killed at the school and all victims of gun violence.”
May the Fourth Be with You, “Star Wars Day”
Secretary of State Tillerson Meets with Association
of Southeast Asian Nations Foreign Ministers
Syria peace talks continue in Kazakhstan between Russia, Turkey
NHL Stanley Cup Conference Semifinals Continue
(7:30pm ET)-Ottawa Senators @ New York Rangers
FRIDAY, MAY 5th,
Monthly Employment Report (8:30am ET)
Foreign Affairs Day at the State Department-Annual
homecoming for Foreign Service and Civil Service retirees. The
day also commemorates members of the Foreign Service who lost
their lives serving the U.S. overseas.
House of Representatives Breaks for Recess
Cinco de Mayo-Marking the anniversary of
the Mexican army's unlikely defeat of French forces in 1862.
Observed in the U.S. as a celebration of Mexican heritage.
National Space Day-Observed annually on
the first Friday in May, the day is dedicated to the
extraordinary achievements, benefits and opportunities in the
exploration and use of space.
13th Annual Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival
NHL Stanley Cup Conference Semifinals Continue-Nashville
Predators @ St. Louis Blues and Edmonton Oilers @ Anaheim Ducks.
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