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Police get forced entry tool in wake of more shootings


Police in Sanilac County are carrying a new tool for improved safety and security in schools. The Halligan forcible entry bar, a tool for prying, twisting, punching and striking, will become basic equipment in every police car – local and county, thanks to a grant through the Sanilac County Community Foundation. The bar, originally designed for use by firefighters, can […]

New owners bringing music to drive-in


CARSONVILLE — Since 1948, the Hi-Way Drive-In has provided Sanilac County with a family-friendly movie going experience, and the new owners of the drive in intend to continue that tradition—with a twist. Owner Nathan Thorpe was searching for a place to host music festivals when he came across the Hi-Way Drive-In on Sanilac Road (M-46) west of Carsonville. “Music runs […]

Man guilty in crash that killed Marlette pair

LAPEER — A Davison man has been found guilty in the 2019 crash that claimed the lives of a Marlette pair. A jury convicted Michael Burns of two counts of operating while intoxicated causing death and two counts of reckless driving causing death following a trial last week in Lapeer County Circuit Court. Burns, then 45, was driving a 2005 […]

Concerns voiced at Fremont Twp. board meeting

Citizens request moratorium on wind project

FREMONT TWP. — There was lengthy discussion during public comment at the Fremont Township board meeting last Thursday night, as members of the community voiced concerns about the potential wind turbine farms that will be located in Fremont and neighboring Speaker Township. While there was no new business regarding the project, it was stated at the meeting that the township […]

Chicken dinner – Rotary style

The Brown City Rotary Club serves up a tasty chicken dinner at Brown City Days. Friday’s dinner under a tent on Main Street was one of many activities during the three-day festival that included carnival rides, musical entertainment, antique tractor, car, UTV and motorcycle shows, parade and more. Rotarian Jared McPhail ladles beans for Valyn Cutcher while Dana McPhail is […]

Elderly may lose free in-home services


Nearly 100 senior citizens in Sanilac County are scheduled to lose free in-home services at the end of September. The Human Development Agency reports the services that range from household chores to personal care will no longer be available after Sept. 30, for the 2022-23 fiscal year that begins Oct. 1. That’s because HDC has been told it cannot hire […]

Cros-Lex school chief leaving for new job

School board to search for replacement

CROSWELL — Croswell- Lexington Schools is in the hunt for a new top administrator. Dan Gilbertson, superintendent of Cros-Lex since 2017, has been hired as chief administrator for Brandon schools in the Oakland County community of Ortonville. The Brandon Board of Education made the decision on Monday, June 6. Gilbertson will begin his new duties July 1, according to an […]

Mascot name narrowed to 3: Ravens, Storm, Knights

Community asked to choose by June 24

Sandusky Community School District’s Mascot Committee is seeking input from community members on three possible choices. More than 150 responses from students, parents, and community members resulted in 75 nominations for the committee, comprised of 12 students, two teachers and two administrators, to consider. After two rounds of surveys of students in grades kindergarten through 11th grade, the choices were […]

Croswell gets $1M for drinking water improvements

The city of Croswell has received $1 million in community project funding for drinking water quality Improvements. Congresswoman Lisa McClain, who represents Michigan’s 10th district that includes Croswell, was in town recently discussing the project and funding requirements with city officials and consultant Fleis & VandenBrink of Midland. “Every person should have access to safe drinking water, and that wasn’t […]

Deckerville women’s group pitches in

The Deckerville League of Women has donated $4,000 to the Deckerville Community Center to help with building maintenance and upgrades that could include an air conditioning and air filtration system. DLOW President Stefanie Abbott (right) presents the check to Sally West, community center board member.


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