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February 25, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Report: Pills, meth labs top concerns

An influx of methamphetamine labs and continuing illegal abuse of prescription medications top the list of criminal drug problems in Sanilac County. More...

School board…and all that jazz

Members of the Sandusky High School Jazz Band provided some tuneful insights at last week’s Board of Education meeting. More...

News

Pavlov’s hunting bill passes Senate

LANSING — The Michigan Senate passed legislation Feb. 17 that would outlaw the use of certain unmanned aerial or submersible vehicles to harass or stalk hunters or anglers and ensure that such vehicles can’t be used to take game. More...

Wow – zero temperatures and much colder wind chills! But it’s warm in the Heart of the Thumb, because “Marlette Matters”!

So, what’s going on in Red Raider country? More...

Mental exam ordered for Lexington woman

Court proceedings for the woman accused in the double traffic fatality case will be examined for mental competency. More...

Celebrations & Milestones

Marriages

Christy L. (Joseph) Keglovitz of Peck & Rodney C. Barnhart of Peck Lucy S. Seaman of Sandusky & Justin P. Dowling of Sandusky Letha A. Willoughby of Brown City & Scott J. Trowbridge of Brown City Alysa M. More...

A new Wilcox!

Chris and Alicia Wilcox of Milford are proud to announce the birth of their son, Spencer Pray Wilcox. Spencer was born Jan. 15 at DMCHuron Valley Sinai Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds 14 ounces and was 19 inches long. More...

Students earn diplomas

SPRING ARBOR — Spring Arbor University has announced local students who were granted degrees during commencement exercises Nov. 22. Diane Castle, Sandusky, completed a Bachelor of Arts in family life education, cum laude. More...

Court News

Circuit Court

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

District Court

The following people have been sentenced or bound over to circuit court in 73A District Court in Sanilac County: More...

Breaking News - 4:11 PM

Sandusky voters say yes

Voters in the Sandusky School District have approved a $4.65 million bond proposal. More...

Kids Count: More children in poverty

The rate of child poverty in Sanilac County is rising. The recently released Kids Count in Michigan report found that child poverty rose 22% in Sanilac County from 2006 to 2012. More...

Recall vote set for Greenleaf supervisor

Voters can elect new official same day

GREENLEAF TWP. — Recall elections aren’t what they used to be. Greenleaf Township voters will not see language asking if they want to recall Supervisor Kirk Winter on the May 5 ballot. More...

Sandusky ends enrollment skid

Whether the trend continues remains to be seen, but in February, the Sandusky School District recorded an increased enrollment — a turnaround from recent years. More...

Opinion

Kindergarten ready

In My Opinion

A very important time of year is quickly approaching. It is almost time to take your five year old child to your local school district and enroll them in Kindergarten for the 2015-16 school year. More...

In Your Words

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

Worth Twp. clerk position should have been advertised Dear Editor: The Worth Township Board at its Wednesday February 18, 2015 meeting, appointed a new township clerk whom I understand is highly qualified. More...

Obituaries

VERNON D. RICH

SANDUSKY

Vernon D. “Sam” Rich, age 87, of Sandusky, passed away peacefully on February 15, 2015 at home. Sam was born July 21, 1927 in Sandusky, the son of the late Albert and Caroline (Graves) Rich. He married Kathleen Kroetsch on July 29, 1950. More...

MATTHEW M. KOCAN

CARSONVILLE

Matthew M. Kocan, age 23, passed away on Wednesday, February 18, 2015. He was born on December 22, 1991 in Sandusky. More...

EARL LeROY ROBSON

DECKERVILLE

Earl Leroy Robson, age 95, of Deckerville passed away Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at Place of Grace AFC home surrounded by his loving family. Earl was born October 11, 1919 in Forester Twp., the son of the late Thomas and Frances Robson. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

FOOD/BENEFITS Saturday Feb. 28 Soup & Salad Supper, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Applegate United Methodist Church, 1 block south, 1 block east of Applegate stop light. Donation. ---- More...

Sports

Buzzer beater!

Knapp’s late shot gives C-L girls BWAC lead

ARMADA — Call it a perfect storm. With 6.2 seconds remaining, the Cros-Lex girls basketball team did everything right and it resulted in a game-winning, 5-foot bank shot by sophomore guard Claire Knapp as the final .1 second ticked off. More...

Pirates avenge loss to Cards Share NCTL lead with week remaining

KINGSTON — It was a surprise to many when the Kingston Cardinals came into Peck early in the season and upset the two-time defending NCTL champs. That loss snapped the Pirates’ 29-game winning streak in the conference. More...

Four area wrestlers qualify for State

MHSAA Individual Finals March 5-7

Earning a medal at the MHSAA Individual Wrestling State Finals is a dream come true for any high school grappler. Four wrestlers from Sanilac County will get that chance in just over a week from now. More...

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