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Speaker Twp. OKs wind moratorium

Action follows recall election

The Speaker Township Board has approved a wind moratorium, halting a potential wind project by Liberty Power that would see around 50 turbines spread between Speaker and neighboring Fremont townships. The vote was one of the first taken by four newly seated board members, who ousted four incumbent officials in November’s recall election. The decision was made at a special […]

Strike up the holiday music!

The Croswell-Lexington Marching Band, the Pioneers, marches in the annual Santa Parade in Croswell on Saturday, Nov. 25. See more parade photos page 6A.

Sandusky board hears mascot opinions

First meeting since recall election

The Sandusky School Board met on Mon. Nov. 20, for its first meeting since this month’s recall election succeeded in removing three incumbents, and seating three new board members. The meeting was held in the high school cafeteria to accommodate the large crowd in attendance. New members, Kelly Trowhill, David Heberling and Katie Tovar were sworn in before Monday night’s […]

Most county elected officials to get raises

Pay boosts also for sheriff’s officers

Most Sanilac County elected officials, law enforcement and corrections officers received early word of a holiday gift last week. The county finance committee on Nov. 20 recommended new salaries for five elected officials in the courthouse, along with pay modifications for police and corrections officer positions in the sheriff department, and assistant prosecutors and attorney referees. The wage adjustments were […]

Homeless man found mentally competent in child assault case

The criminal case is proceeding against a homeless man charged with allegedly trying to force an eight-year-old girl into the bathroom at Hope Thrift Store in Sandusky. Judge Gregory Ross of 73A District Court determined last week that Andrew Hakeem Jewell, 19, is mentally competent to aid in his legal defense. Ross made the determination based on the results of […]

Chatting with Old Saint Nick

Ray Massman, left, of the Carsonville area, asks Santa for a Nerf gun this Christmas. Santa listened to dozens of children in the Port Sanilac Fire Hall following the tree lighting ceremony. See more photos on page 13A.

Thanksgiving turkey and…bugs?

Our reporter talks to Marlette students

MARLETTE — The halls of Marlette Elementary School were filled with turkeys of all sorts last week, as students prepared for the upcoming holiday. Water color turkeys, silly turkeys, book-feather turkeys and glitter turkeys were among the decorations made by thankful teachers and students. The News received a variety of answers from first-graders in Kelly Lams’ class, who reported something […]

Croswell couple shares joy of Christmas

Christmas Village features 8,000+ pieces

CROSWELL — A visit to Robin’s Christmas Corner in Croswell can be described as nothing short of enchanting. Robin and Steve Moody have been avid Christmas Village collectors for almost a decade, and have acquired more than 8,000 pieces for their collection. The display, which used to take up an entire room in their home during the holiday season, is […]

CPS forecast for large growth


CARSONVILLE — One of Sanilac County’s smallest school systems is headed for a growth spurt. That’s what a five-year enrollment projection says about Carsonville-Port Sanilac Schools. The CPS school board will be asking for a bond renewal next May. One of the state requirements to have the election is an enrollment forecast. Superintendent Doug Muxlow reported the surprising results to […]

Sandusky petition seeks changes to M-46 project

A group of Sandusky business people has launched a petition drive to seek changes to the 2024 M-46 street project by the Michigan Department of Transportation. The group is asking M-DOT to keep existing street parking and eliminate all bump outs/bump ins which are part of the plan. M-DOT’s design for M-46 calls for eliminating parking in front of the […]


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