Author: Cassidy Cobb

MISportsNow Podcast: Episode 109 – Kris Dunbar

On the latest episode of the MISportsNow Podcast, our guest is Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference commissioner Kris Dunbar. The former Lake Superior State basketball player, coach and athletic administrator recently sat down with our Cassidy Cobb to discuss her career in athletics. MISportsNow · MISportsNow Podcast: Episode 109 – Kris Dunbar Categories: Podcast – MiSportsNow

New Executive Directive Strengthens Police Enforcement on COVID-19 Orders

Monday Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed a new executive directive, which aims to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and save lives by strengthening the enforcement of the orders already in place. The order calls on police to enforce violations of coronavirus orders in the same way they would enforce any other violation of law. “This news is an executive directive…

Petoskey Department of Public Safety Gives Presentation About Progress

In light of different events that have happened over the last few months, including the death of George Floyd, many police forces and public safety departments have taken a closer look at their own practices and procedures. That includes Petoskey’s Department of Public Safety. “These questions arose from civil unrest and social unrest across our nation and it was apparent…

2020 Riverfest Re-Invents Due to COVID-19

For the third year, the Grass River Natural Area is holding their Riverfest. But this year it will be held virtually. Due to the coronavirus, they decided to keep it online to promote social distancing. It will be held on August 13. Since March 13, the Grass River Natural Area has not been able to put on any of their…

Bud Bash Cancels Due to Coronavirus Concerns

For the last 35 years, the Limberlost in Houghton Lake has hosted Bud Bash on the first weekend of August. The event normally brings hundreds of people and their boats to the lake. However, after consulting with local authorities and their employees, owners of the bar and restaurant felt it was in the best interest to cancel the event. The…

Grand Traverse Region Family Breaks Ground on Habitat for Humanity Home

Monday afternoon was an important day for one Traverse City family. “It really just feels like the beginning of the rest of my life here,” said Dewey Perault. Perault and his two daughters, Amara and Claire, haven’t always had the easiest time, moving a lot and not having a place to call their own. They qualified for a Habitat for…

Need for Child Care Increases as Uncertainty of School Year Remains

With the uncertainty of in-person learning for the school year, even more families are looking to child care and day care centers to send their children. This includes places like Angel Care Child Care in Traverse City. “We’ve definitely been having more families reaching out trying to find child care solutions,” said Karin Cooney, the Executive Director at Angel Care….

Manistee Military Family Reunites in a Special Way

After 20 years in the Navy, Petty Officer First Class William Travis retired and came back home on Monday. As part of his homecoming, he and his 3-year-old daughter got a few different surprises, thanks to his wife and Kylie’s daycare, New Generation Learning Center. “It all just sort of came together, we’re like a big family here and we…

Wexford Co. Board of Commissioners Approve New Plan for Octagonal Building

A historic building in Cadillac is looking for a chance at new life. The Octagonal Building has been standing for over a century. In the last decade, many have tried to find a new use for the building, but a Wednesday’s Wexford County Board of Commissioners meeting, one group brought a possible solution to the table. Veterans Saving Veterans proposed…