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October 1, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Local Coats for Kids drives underway

Boxes are out in area communities for two Coats for Kids campaigns in Sanilac County. Open Door Missionary Church in Sandusky has placed “Coats 4 Kids” collection boxes in retail businesses and a drop-off box at the church, 770 W. More...

Talk about a long haul!

Ray Buerkle of Sandusky took this picture Thursday at approximately 6:45 p.m., as the truck carrying a transformer passed through downtown Sandusky on its way to Bad Axe. More...

News

Worth board pursues land purchase

by Steven Kovac reporter WORTH TWP. More...

Have truck, will wash (windows, that is)

The Sandusky Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting last Thursday for All Thumb Window Cleaning. The location of John Herman’s new business is his pickup truck. More...

Why is Mark wearing a hula skirt!

Sandusky barber Mark Heberling wanted to have the ribbon cutting for his new location on Ladies Night Out, the annual Chamber Commerce event that sported a Hawaiian theme. More...

Obituaries

LOIS LOVELL

MIDLAND

Lois Lovell, age 95, of Midland, formerly of Marlette, passed away on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at Brittany Manor in Midland. She has gone to be with the Lord. More...

GORDON R. McCONNACHIE

CUSTER TOWNSHIP

Gordon R. McConnachie, age 59, of CusterTownship, passed away Sunday, September 28, 2014 at Covenant Health Care of Saginaw. He was born March 29, 1955 in Deckerville, the son of John R. and Edna R. (Sanford) McConnachie. More...

WILLIAM C. McWILLIAMS

SANDUSKY

William C. McWilliams, age 84, of Sandusky passed away peacefully Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Sanilac Medical Care Facility in Sandusky. He was born June 6, 1930 in Sandusky, the son of the late Cecill and Sylvia (Anderson) McWilliams. More...

Talk of the Town

It’s autumn in Sandusky. Let’s talk!

It’s Homecoming at Sandusky High School Oct. 3! Cheer on the Redskins as they do football battle with the Marlette Red Raiders. The parade through town is at 6 p.m. The game is at 7 p.m. More...

Court News

Circuit Court

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

Divorce

Mark E. Penn v Tammy J. Penn More...

District Court

The following people have been sentenced or bound over to circuit court in 73A District Court in Sanilac County: Steven A. Baslock, 48, Minden City. Domestic violence. 15 days in jail or attend Impact Weekend. 12 months probation. More...

Local road projects in works for this week

M-19 to be widened

Several road projects are expected to be underway around the county this week. The north-south state highway that runs through Sandusky is scheduled to be widened south of the city limits. More...

New blacktop in Sandusky

A half-mile of M-46 in Sandusky, from the downtown stoplight west to Dawson Street was milled and paved last week. More...

Date set for murder trial

The Croswell man accused of murdering his uncle is facing a trial in January. Jeremy W. Ginther, 30, waived circuit court arraignment last week and did not agree to a plea agreement, according to court records. More...

Opinion

In My Opinion

LIFE

Last month I lost one of my best friends to cancer. Her funeral was one of the largest and most beautiful I’ve ever seen. It was both sad and joyful at the same time. More...

In Your Words

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

Life chain events Oct. 5 Dear Editor: October is Respect Life Month, and with that comes the Annual Life Chain. Right to Life of Sanilac County is again hosting a Life Chain in both Lexington and Marlette. More...

Correction

The correct names for the two people displaying antiques in last week’s photo about the Marlette Train Depot benefit are Roberta Steenhuizen and Randy Taylor. More...

Celebrations & Milestones

Brown City’s royal candidates

Brown City High School celebrates Homecoming this week. The Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned Oct. 3 during an afternoon assembly followed by a parade downtown at 2 p.m. and the 7 p.m. More...

Sandusky’s royal candidates

Sandusky High School celebrates homecoming this week. The Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned Friday evening at half-time of the football game against Marlette. More...

Sandusky’s Homecoming representatives

Here are the underclassmen representatives for Sandusky High School’s Homecoming. They’ll be introduced at Friday’s football game against Marlette. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

FOOD/BENEFITS Friday Oct. 3 Beacon Youth Center Swiss Steak dinner, 5-6:30 p.m., Presbyterian Church, 104 Lexington St., Sandusky. $10. Take-outs. Proceeds for afterschool program. ---- More...

Sports

Raiders dial up the speed in win over BC

Marlette moves to 2-0 in East

MARLETTE - All of the Marlette Red Raiders opponents want to gear up their defense to stop talented back/receiver Connor Thomas. But Coach Denny Lester’s team is showing there is dangerous speed all through its offensive scheme. Ask Brown City. More...

Area harriers run well at Wagener Park

MHS girls, SHS boys win titles

SHERMAN TWP - There were strong showings from Sanilac area cross country runners from six teams this past Saturday at the annual Wagener Park Invitational, which is hosted by Sandusky. More...

5-0 Eagles facing big test

DECKERVILLE - After facing little resistance from Caseville this past week, the Deckerville Eagles could get their 5-0 record tested on the gridiron this Saturday afternoon. More...

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