Derrick Larr

Cadillac YMCA Opens Doors to Anyone Without Power

If you’re in the Cadillac area and are without power, the YMCA wants to help! The Cadillac Area YMCA has opened its doors to anyone without power and in need of a place to warm up, charge your phone or grab a hot shower. You do not need to be a YMCA member to take advantage of this service. Executive…

Michigan Farm Market Partners With Local Businesses to Offer Holiday Gift Crates

For families across the country and around the world, the holiday season is a time of giving. Now a unique, family-owned Michigan company is looking to combine that giving spirit in an effort to support local businesses. It’s called the Michigan Farm Market. Founded by Scotty Bruce, and based in Ellsworth, this farm market partners with more than 80 Michigan…

Cadillac High School Honors Veterans With 49th Annual Assembly

Veteran’s Day is Saturday, but Friday Cadillac Senior High School held their 49th Veteran’s Day Assembly. This annual tribute gives high school seniors a chance to show their appreciation to the brave men and women who serve our country, along with an opportunity to honor those who died fighting for it. Photojournalist Derrick Larr brings you to the center of…

Michigan Independence Hunting Weekend Begins for Veterans, People with Disabilities

The Michigan Independence Hunt is underway. This hunt is an early firearm season for veterans and citizens with disabilities. The four day season will give these hunters an early chance at bagging their buck, without the distraction of other hunters and restrictions from brutal weather conditions. “It allows these hunters with special needs to get out in the woods and…

Unclaimed Veteran Properly Laid to Rest By Kaleva Community

A veteran was finally properly laid to rest by his community in Kaleva. Sgt. James Martin Keller passed away last September. He was 67 years old and left behind no known relatives. Photojournalist Derrick Larr captured the moments his military family and community members came together to give Sgt. Keller the ceremony he deserved.

Montcalm Co. Deputy Returns to Work 2 Years After Being Shot With Crossbow

A Montcalm County deputy is back on the job two years after he was shot with a crossbow while on duty. Back in October 2015, Deputy Michael Kotenko responded to a Cato Township home, prepared to arrest a man suspected of felonious assault. Travis Quay was accused of assaulting his neighbor. When deputies showed up at his house he shot…