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October 29, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

County budget approved on split vote

Chairman Hunt, Faber disagree on spending

The 2015 proposed general fund budget for Sanilac County is going to a public hearing on a 3-2 vote of the board of commissioners. A split vote that caught the board chairman by surprise. More...

Growers may plow under some beets

With a near record sugar beet crop, Michigan Sugar Company is hedging its bets and asking some farmers to plow fields under rather than harvest the entire crop. More...

News

A new clinic worth having a cow over

Photo by Eric Levine

The Sandusky Chamber of Commerce helped Thumb Veterinary Services celebrate the open house for its new facility Friday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The clinic at 60 East Miller Road is in Watertown Township just south of Sandusky. More...

Students punctuate positive with post-its

The newest student group at Sandusky High School has change on its mind. The group, Here to Make a Change – HMC – is open to anyone in grades 9-12 that wants to promote the positive. More...

Happy 60th Tubbs Brothers

The city of Sandusky has recognized Tubbs Brothers, Inc. for decades of service to the community. The Chrysler, Dodge, Ford and Jeep dealership west of town is marking its 60th year in business. More...

Celebrations & Milestones

Winning artist announced

Sanilac County Community Mental Health announces that Stacy Baka of Sandusky is the winner of the Art Contest held in the main lobby of community mental health in Sandusky Sept. 8-15. More...

Morell, Herford wed

Gina Morell and Scott Herford were united in Marriage Saturday, Sept. 27. Catherine Kosowicz of Schoolcraft officiated at the double ring ceremony. She is a close friend of the couple. More...

Teen’s button design wins $100

Lacey Nielsen, 15, displays the $100 check and the award-winning button she designed for the 2014 Sandusky Country Christmas Lighted Implement Parade. More...

Sports

Football playoff time!

Pirates, Eagles, Raiders & ‘Skins looking for post-season glory

Peck Pirates After winning their first MHSAA 8-Man Football state championship a year ago, the Peck Pirates have an opportunity to be the first team to repeat in the short, four-year history of the tournament. More...

Little help from their friends

Photo by Marc Wilson

Marlette and Sandusky varsity volleyball players last Thursday night joined to help honor Katie Shaver (front, middle), the Marlette senior who is battling cancer for the third time. More...

2014 District Volleyball

Class B at Richmond (Semifinals & Finals) Mon., Nov. 3 First round Cros-Lex at Yale; Armada at Imlay City, 6 p.m. Wed., Nov. 5 Semifinals More...

Breaking News - 11:22 AM

2 die in traffic crash

LEXINGTON TWP. - The Sanilac County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a one-vehicle traffic accident on Roach Road, west of Croswell Road, that claimed two lives. More...

CARDBOARD CITY

Project raises awareness about homelessness

These high school students from Brown City and Marlette were among more than 130 from around the county that constructed makeshift shelters from cardboard and spent last weekend on the courthouse law More...

Voters to decide races, taxes

Polls open Nov. 4, 7 a.m.-8 p.m.

The amount of time it takes you to vote next Tuesday will depend on where you live. All Sanilac County voters can help elect state candidates and decide whether to fund a county child advocacy center and domestic violence shelter in the Nov. More...

Senator returns to Sanilac

Michigan Senator Carl Levin, who is retiring from the U.S. Senate after 36 years, visited the Sanilac County Democratic Party meeting at Liberty Lanes in Sandusky last Thursday. More...

Opinion

In My Opinion

Dairy farmers produce a quality product

One of my teachers told me that when I find a career I love, I’ll never work a day in my life. And months into my job, I would have to agree. I knew from internships in college that I didn’t want to be stuck behind a desk. More...

In Your Words

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

Learn healthy tips for kids Dear Editor: All parents of young children who want their children to be strong and healthy through the cold and flu season are invited to join us as we explore a variety of reasons and methods to encourage children to be More...

Obituaries

DANIEL AUSTON DOLLAR

SANDUSKY

Daniel Auston Dollar, age 58, of Sandusky, passed away Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at Sanilac Medical Care Facility in Sandusky. He was born May 15, 1956 in Rogers, Ark. Daniel married Betty Peach on February 14, 1990 in Summer County, Tenn. More...

LOUISE D. GORDON

CROSWELL

Louise D. Gordon, age 82, passed away Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Stonegate Village, Sandusky. She was born August 7, 1932 in Detroit, the daughter of the late Carl and Sophia (Winterhalter) Wehrwein. She and Ivan F. More...

SEAN A. VANBUSKIRK

BROWN CITY

Sean A. Vanbuskirk, age 44, of Brown City passed away Thursday, October 23, 2014 at McLaren Regional Medical Center in Flint. He was born December 13, 1969 in Detroit, the son of the late Walton and Vera (Guenterbury) Vanbuskirk. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

FOOD/BENEFITS. Saturday Nov. 1 Hope Lutheran Church Community Dinner, 4-7 p.m. 7 miles east of Marlette, 1 mile north on Juhl Road. Tuesday Nov. 4 More...

Court News

Divorces

Jarred M. Walls v Jamie J. Walls Teresa Watson v Clyde Watson Lindsey J. Neterer v Matthew R. Neterer More...

District Court

The following people have been sentenced or bound over to circuit court in 73A District Court in Sanilac County: Jason D. Nelson, 40, Sandusky. Deliver-manufacture marijuana. Preliminary exam held, bound over. More...

Circuit Court

The following people were sentenced last week in 24th Judicial Circuit Court: More...

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