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July 1, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Husband gets probation in traffic deaths

The Ovid man who caused the death of his wife and two friends in a traffic crash has been sentenced to probation. Last week visiting Sanilac County District Court Judge James Marcus sentenced Kenneth D. More...

News

How’s your hearing, Linda?

Linda Swank of Brown City gets her ears checked at the AccuQuest Hearing Centers booth at Friday’s Sanilac County Senior Fair in Sandusky. More...

New fire truck arrives

The village of Port Sanilac has taken delivery of a 2015 pumper-tanker fire apparatus from Southern Fire Services & Sales, Inc. More...

Deckerville board OKs budget, contracts; band to return

DECKERVILLE — The Board of Education has adopted a lower general fund budget for the 2015-16 school year that begins July 1. The new spending plan approved last week projects revenues of $5,241,577 and expenses of $5,426,271. More...

Celebrations & Milestones

Little Prince & Princess meet the ‘Misses’

The Little Prince and Princess of the Sandusky Thumb Festival were crowned Saturday. More...

Croswell OKs contracts, pay increases for city employees

CROSWELL - The City Council approved new contracts for city supervisors and for the members of two union groups this week. More...

Twin McEachins!

Michael and Michelle McEachin along with big brother Joel and big sister Kate would like to announce the birth of twin boys, Alex Daniel and Eric Richard. They were born on April 15. Alex (left) weighed 7 pounds 12 ounces and was 20 inches long. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

FOOD/BENEFITS Saturday July 4 Annual Ice Cream and Pie Social, 5:30-8 p.m., St. John Lutheran Church, Port Sanilac. Also hot dogs & chips. Eat supper in air-conditioned comfort before the fireworks. Monday July 20 More...

Bridgehampton may reduce wind energy restrictions

BRIDGEHAMPTON TWP. — The planning commission listened to their residents and cut back on the zoning restrictions that would have prevented the wind energy company from investing in their township. More...

How do low-income populations impact our local communities?

(Second article in a 3-part series) The increase in low-income households has an effect on local communities as well as the families in those households. The worst outcome for families as well as one of the worst for a community is homelessness. More...

Future fireman?

Nik Lewis, 10, shoots water from the fire hose during Kids’ Fun Day at the Sandusky Thumb Festival on Saturday. He is being assisted by Sandusky fireman Joe Selleke. More...

Opinion

While we’re on the subject of sweets ...

Yes, I am poking the bear with this column today. You may be wondering why I am wanting to bring up the Sanilac Sweets article that graced the top headline of this very paper just a few short months ago. More...

Join Walk Across the Thumb

Dear Editor: Looking for a new way to express your prolife convictions this summer? Walk Across the Thumb just might be for you. More...

Hats off to Tip Night supporters

Dear Editor: On May 18, the Human Development Commission was welcomed by Pizza Hut in Sandusky for a Tip Night to support the Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) and Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP). More...

Obituaries

ANNA B. FERRIS

CARSONVILLE

Anna B. Ferris, age 99 of Carsonville, passed away Friday, May 15, 2015 at Stonegate Village in Sandusky. She was born February 17, 1916 in Carsonville, the daughter of the late John and Barbara (Lux) Washe. She and William G. More...

ROGER E. ORCHARD

SABINA, OHIO

Roger E. Orchard, age 81, of Sabina, formerly of Sandusky, Mich. passed away Tuesday morning June 23, 2015 in Hillsboro, Ohio. He was born April 1, 1934 in Applegate, the son of Howard and Zetta Violet Hobson Orchard. More...

GENEVIEVE HELEN SMITH

SANDUSKY

Genevieve Helen Smith, age 87 of Sandusky, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2015. She was born April 13, 1928 in Dearborn, Mich., the daughter of the late Leonard and Vera (Winters) Ball. She married Erwin Smith on June 21, 1947 in Sandusky. More...

Talk of the Town

Off to camp they go

For the 15th year in a row, Carsonville-Port Sanilac Elementary students completed the school year with three days at Camp Ozanam. More...

Entries sought for Marlette’s Dog Days parade

Have you penciled in Marlette’s third annual Dog Days of Summer Fest on your calendar? It’s July 15-19. More...

100 years ago in Sanilac

Miss Eola Smith of Lexington married Emory Evans of Coleman in the Church of the Good Shepherd on Thursday afternoon. The bride marched down the aisle alone to the strains of the Lohengrin wedding march. Mrs. E.G. More...

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