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April 22, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Markwart seeks Mayville position

BROWN CITY — Junior-Senior High School Principal Barry Markwart is one of six candidates scheduled for interview by the Mayville Board of Education this week. More...

Sheriff dept., others studied

Sheriff Garry Biniecki’s staffing concerns may be addressed, at least in part, through a wage and classification study done for the county last year. More...

News

Sandusky gets better interest rate on school bonds

The Sandusky Board of Education has already saved taxpayers money on the new building and grounds improvement project, and the project isn’t even underway. The low bid by Robert W. Baird & Co. More...

Dreamcatchers plan family day in Lexington

Prepare for a day of family fun with a purpose by taking part in Dreamcatchers’ third annual March Against Child Abuse this weekend in Lexington. There will be music, children’s indoor and outdoor games and more. More...

Jobless rate drops as recovery continues

The unemployment rate has dropped over the past year, as the Sanilac County economy continues a slow recovery from the recession. More...

Celebrations & Milestones

Correction

The drive-thru food distribution behind the VFW building in Marlette is Sat., April 25 at 10 a.m., not April 24. More...

Deckerville High announces top seniors

Deckerville Community Schools announces the 2015 Valedictorians: Sarah Barker, Jadelyn Bradley, Jordan Cleland and Tess Schulz all with grade point averages of 4.0; and the 2015 Salutatorian, Jennifer Stone, with a GPA of 3.980. More...

Crase new lending officer

Laura Crase of Marlette is the new chief lending officer at the Saginaw Medical Federal Credit Union. More...

Sports

Raider boys win nine events, set three records on new track

- MARLETTE - Success in track and field has been the standard with the Marlette High School program for many, many years. The only thing that was holding it back, to some extent, was an aging, deteriorating facility. More...

Late lapse costs BC first place

NORTH BRANCH - Youthful, inexperienced teams can give a baseball coach some frustration. More...

Lady Tigers rally past Pirates

PECK - The Peck Pirates are expecting to be right in the NCTL softball title chase this spring. However, the CPS Tigers had something to say about that last Thursday. More...

Changes coming to Sandusky boardwalk

Option 3A, with its wider upper level walkway to accommodate outdoor seating for taverns, and bumpouts on South Elk Street and East Sanilac Avenue, generated the most interest to replace Sandusky’s the 30-year-old downtown boardwalk and wall la More...

Travis named interim CPS superintendent

CARSONVILLE — Retired educator Gale Travis has been appointed to serve as part-time interim superintendent of the Carsonville-Port Sanilac School District for the remainder of the 2014-15 school year. More...

Cropping for Kiwanis

The Kiwanis Club of Sandusky held its ninth Annual Kiwanis Crop scrapbooking fundraiser Saturday at I’d Rather Bee Scrapbooking in Sandusky. More...

Opinion

Spring is optimism

Like most Michiganders, I look forward to spring. There is excitement in the air. It is the start of a new year of growth, rebirth, and rejuvenation. The sights and smells of spring are unique here in the heart of the “Thumb.” More...

In Your Words

“Congress shall make no law... abridging the freedom of speech or of the press.”

Veterans ask your support — buy a Poppy More...

Obituaries

RICHARD J. AKKERMAN

PORT SANILAC Richard J. Akkerman, age 70, a resident of Port Sanilac passed away on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at the United Hospice Residence in Marlette. More...

LOIS C. DONOVAN CROSWELL

Lois C. Donovan, age 90 of Croswell and Palm City, Fla., passed away peacefully Saturday, April 11, 2015 at Water’s Edge Assisted Living, Palm City, Fla. Born in Pittsburgh, Pa., she was a resident of Croswell for 53 years. More...

PATRICIA JUANITA MIETZ OTISVILLE

Patricia Juanita (Moyer) Mietz, age 63 of Otisville, Mich. Loving mother, sister, aunt and friend passed away peacefully in her sleep at her residence Wednesday, April 1, 2015 after a long and courageous battle with heart disease and diabetes. More...

Court News

Circuit Court

The following individuals were sentenced in 24th Judicial Circuit Court after pleading guilty to contempt of court for failing to pay child support: Marc E. Mausolf, 32, Minden City. 45 days in jail or pay $85 by April 27 & $430.50/month. More...

County OKs union contract

Sanilac County Commissioners have approved a new union contract with sheriff’s officers. The contract with the 15-member Command Officers Association of Michigan replaces the old contract that expired in December 2013. More...

100 years ago in Sanilac

Lexington is mourning the death of the genial Thomas Kennedy. Mr. Kennedy came to Lexington nearly sixty years ago. He traded in barrel staves and hoops. He married Jennie Williams in the parlour of the Cadillac Hotel in 1872. More...

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