Bret Greenacre

Hundreds Gear Up for 32nd Annual Ride Around Torch

“Cycling is a great way to be healthy and enjoy a physical activity that’s got some really nice scenery to go with it,” says Paula Anderson, director of Ride Around Torch. Hundreds of people kicked into gear Sunday for the Ride Around Torch. The Cherry Capital Cycling Club put on the 32nd annual ride today. The tour drew nearly a…

Benefit Held to Raise Money for Man’s Recovery from Stabbing

The Reed City community is coming together to help a man who was attacked and nearly killed in June. Pete Hoogerhyde was severely stabbed when an intruder entered his home. Since then, he’s been in the hospital and gone through rehab, leaving him with steep medical bills. On Sunday, a benefit was held at Hawkins Park outside of Reed City…

State Police Release Identity of Man They Say Shot Trooper

In this update, Michigan State Police have identified the man they accuse of shooting a trooper. They say the gunman has been identified as Douglas Sawyer of Fenton. Investigators say Sawyer and the trooper exchanged gunfire before Sawyer shot and killed himself. State police say Sawyer had three warrants for his arrest at the time of the shooting, for the…

Charlevoix Lift Bridge Reopened After Getting Stuck in “Down” Position

The lift bridge along U.S. 31 in Charlevoix is back open to all traffic. The bridge, which goes over the Round Lake Channel in downtown Charlevoix, was stuck in the “down” position Friday. That meant vehicles could still drive over the bridge, but it couldn’t be raised to let boats go through the channel. The Michigan Department of Transportation says…

Ballot Proposals on Minimum Wage, Paid Sick Leave Challenged

Two proposals set to be on the Michigan ballot this November are being challenged. First, the group “Michigan Opportunity” is making two challenges to a proposal that would raise the minimum wage in Michigan to $12 an hour, and also give tipped employees the right to a full minimum wage. One claim says the proposal did not get enough signatures…

Hundreds Flock to LeRoy for Razzasque Days

  Festival season is in full swing in Northern Michigan, and a celebration in LeRoy this weekend did not disappoint. Hundreds of people came out to the Osceola County town Friday and Saturday for Razzasque Days. The festival says its name comes from a popular merchants’ promotion that happened around a century ago for more than a dozen years before…

Traverse City Florist Closes After 72 Years of Business

  Some very sad news for a florist shop in Traverse City Saturday. Teboe Florist closed their doors for the last time. The florist shop was a staple in the Traverse City community. It had been open for 72 years. The owner says she is closing the shop down to spend more time with her family. She also says that…

Plane Crashes on Houghton Lake Golf Course

Golfers in Houghton Lake will have to play around a massive divot after a plane crashed at a golf course. The Quest Golf Club says this plane crashed on the 4th hole just before 7 a.m. Sunday. They say there were no major injuries in the crash. The course closed down the hole until the plane was removed Sunday afternoon.