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April 15, 2015 RSS feed / News

Worth may expand planning commission

WORTH TOWNSHIP — If township trustees and planning commission veterans Walt Badgerow and Jack Wylie have their way, the number of seats on the Worth Township Planning Commission will be expanded from the current five member board to seven. More...

Three Lexington Council members quit

LEXINGTON — Wanted: three new Village of Lexington Council members. Members Jeffrey Lincoln, Peter Muoio and Barbara Schultz submitted a joint letter of resignation last week to village President Elva Mills, citing irreconcilable differences. More...

DEQ clears contaminated site in Croswell

CROSWELL — A longstanding environmental hazard that seriously threatened Croswell’s water system is getting cleaned up. More...

Planting, marketing outlook for farmers

The much anticipated Prospective Plantings Report and Grain Stocks were released by the USDA on March 31st. The report showed planted corn acreage was down 2% from 2014, while soybean acreage was up a mere 1%. More...

New dairy educator for Thumb

Meet Marianne Buza, the new dairy educator at Michigan State University Extension for the Thumb area. “My office is in Huron County and I will serve the entire Thumb area,” said Buza. More...

Applying nitrogen fertilizer to wheat in early spring

Early spring is the time wheat growers implement nitrogen (N) fertilization strategies. This means estimating the amount of N needed and estimating how much of the N might be lost due to excessive rainfall and saturated soils. More...

Recommendations for planting soybeans after soybeans

Given the projected market prices and current production costs for corn and soybeans, some producers may alter their long-term rotation plans by increasing soybean acreage in 2015. More...

4-Hers visit the Capitol

State Sen. Phil Pavlov (left) and Rep. More...

No charges in fatal accident

The driver that struck a man lying on the ground at Sandusky Walmart won’t face criminal charges. More...

Annual geranium sale underway

Fundraiser for Community Hearts

The annual Geranium Sale during April is underway, with a different organization at the helm. The fundraiser is now in the hands of the Sandusky Community Hearts. Previously, the plant sale was a fundraiser for the Eva’s Place shelter. More...

Scrap tire collection planned in county

A countywide scrap tire collection will be held in Sandusky. No date has been scheduled, but the collection will probably occur in May, Sanilac County Administrator Kathy Dorman told the Board of Commissioners last week. More...

Lawsuit dismissed in son’s death

Parents sued EMS, sheriff’s officer

The negligence lawsuit against the Sanilac County Sheriff Department, one of their officers, EMS workers and the Sanilac EMS has been dismissed. More...

Cost vs benefit: Voters decide statewide road repair proposal May 5

The incredibly complicated state road tax proposal has something for everyone. What would the proposal cost the average Sanilac resident and how would the county, road commission cities, villages, townships and schools benefit if it is approved? More...

Learn your family history at workshop

The Sanilac County Genealogical Society is hosting “Genealogy 101,” a genealogy workshop for beginners. This is the first of three similar genealogy workshops. Start a fascinating hobby that will find ancestors and unlock family secrets. More...

What local dairy farmers can expect in markets in 2015

Sanilac County is home to approximately 130 Grade A milk dairy farms. In the last publication from National Agriculture Statistical Service in 2013, Sanilac County had 23,500 milk cows. More...

Local dairy farmers named to MMPA committee

Three dairy farmers from The Croswell and Jeddo areas have been elected to the Michigan Milk Producers Advisory Committee. More...

Springtime means blooming farm traffic

LANSING — As Michigan thaws out from yet another lovely winter, the state’s farmers are gnashing at the bit to hit the fields. More...

Sanilac County farms recognized by MAEAP

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program is recognizing two farms in Sanilac County for implementing pollution prevention practices. More...

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