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Gladwin Transit Driver Wins National Competition

A Gladwin City County Transit Bus Driver, now a National Champion. Over the weekend, Roberta Keast won the National Community Transportation Roadeo in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. It’s a competition where transit bus drivers around the nation and even as far as Canada put their skills to the test. Now, not only did Roberta win this impressive title, but she is the…

Beaverton World War I Memorial Possibly Getting State Funding

Part of the state budget might be going toward a World War I Memorial in Gladwin County. The state budget that is awaiting Governor Snyder’s signature has $5,000 set aside for a World War I Memorial in Beaverton. The community has been trying to raise money to fix the memorial and maintain it for months. Beaverton World War I committee…

TART Looks Forward To Potential Money For Northern Michigan Trails

In the state budget there is $2.4 million to help trails in northern Michigan. The budget still needs Governor Snyder’s signature, but bikers, walkers and joggers are excited to hear this news. “It was good news for northern Michigan trails and investment in our local communities,” says Julie Clark, TART Trails executive director. TART Trails are all over Grand Traverse…

Bandit Industries Working To Become Employee Owned

Bandit Industries in Isabella County is working toward being completely employee owned. The manufacturing company that makes forestry products made the decision after nearly being sold to another manufacturing company and investment banking company. Bandit says they felt if they were to go through with those sales, the company could change or relocate, ultimately hurting employees. Now they are looking…

Wexford County Central Dispatch Trying To Move Locations

Wexford County Central Dispatch is looking to make a move. Currently the central dispatch is located at the old Wexford County Jail. However, 911 Director Duane Alworden says the building is simply too big for his 10 person staff and its draining their budget. Alworden is working with the 911 advisory committee, county commissioners, public safety board and more to…

Two Women Accused of Brutally Killing Dog Facing Charges

A dog living at an apartment complex was brutally killed. Police say the dog’s owners are the ones who did it. Clare City Police say they got a call from a neighbor back in April. When police arrived they found a Pitbull mix dead in an apartment. Police say the owners, Bridgett Cecil and Heather Adame were not home at…

Anglers Enjoy Free Fishing Weekend In Cadillac

Despite some windy weather, people were out on the lake in Cadillac Sunday, taking advantage of Free Fishing Weekend. The Department of Natural Resources waived fishing licenses Saturday and Sunday. Free Fishing Weekend happens just twice a year in the state of Michigan. It’s set up so residents and visitors can enjoy a weekend on the water without having to…

Hundreds Of Cars Line Downtown Cadillac For Back To The Bricks Car Show

Hundreds of cars, from old to new, filled the streets of downtown Cadillac Sunday. It was the final day of the 7th Annual Back to the Bricks car show. The fun along Mitchell Street draws in thousands of people for what is the self-proclaimed largest car show in northwest Michigan. Back to the Bricks is a show where owners get…

Traverse City Welcomes Largest And First Mainline United Airlines Flight to Cherry Capital Airport

The largest and first mainline United Airlines flight ever in Traverse City landed Saturday at Cherry Capital Airport. TVC welcomed the largest mainline United Airlines flight coming from Chicago after extending their runway last year. The Airbus 319 carries 120 passengers. Saturday, passengers were greeted with a water salute. They then got off and were handed tourism gift bags and,…

Students Learn At Mission One STEM Career Expo In Traverse City

Exploring technology, science and engineering. More than one hundred children participated in the Mission One STEM Career Expo Saturday. It’s part of the first ever Traverse City Space and Tech Industry Conference, which is put on by multiple organizations. “There’s experiences for youth to come out and check out all the different stem fields and stem opportunities,” says Jeff Whitten,…