Author: Chelsea Dickens

Artificial Tree Prices Rise Encouraging People to Buy Real

Rainbow At Nelson’s Show Caption Hide Caption Nelson’s Farm land Show Caption Hide Caption Nelson Tree Farm Show Caption Hide Caption Ben Nickelson is a third generation Christmas tree farmer in Ludington. He’s seen the demand and supply for real trees change during the family’s many years in business. “Last year was above anyone’s expectations with everything related to COVID…

Leelanau County Board May Cut Child Services Tax

A contentious debate over the Early Childhood Services millage during a special meeting of Leelanau County Board on Monday. Leelanau County Board Chairman William J. Bunek recommends the tax rate for the millage be set at zero. This would cancel the millage passed by voters in 2019. The millage was to last five years. Board members for the proposed change…

Reed City Group Uses Michigan Works Going Pro Talent Fund

Starting today, eligible businesses can apply for the Going Pro Talent Fund with Michigan Works West Central. Employers in Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Newaygo, Oceana and Osceola counties can apply for up to $1,500 per person in training funding assistance. Up to $3,000 per person is available for each new U.S. Department of Labor Registered Apprentice. Additional funds for veterans, active…

Traverse City Changing To Healthier Drinking Culture

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Great Lakes Fishing Commission Gives FishPass Update

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United Way of Northwest Michigan Celebrates Day of Caring

Thursday was the United Way Day of Caring, a chance for local businesses to get out and help their community. The Day of Caring is the area’s largest single day volunteering event and takes place the third Thursday in September. Businesses can adopt projects ranging from painting to building maintenance for non-profits such as the Great Lakes Children’s Museum. United…

TCAPS Student Hit By Truck Thursday Morning

A Thursday morning accident is serving as an unfortunate reminder for pedestrians and drivers to be cautious around school buses. Around 7 a.m., a 17-year-old student from Traverse City Area Public Schools was attempting to get on the bus on Peninsula Drive, near McKinley Road, in Old Mission Peninsula. He was crossing the street when he was hit by a…

Manistee Expands Historic Sites Tours

Manistee County will expand their historic sites tours thanks to a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development. The county has 100 historic sites that can be seen throughout the City of Manistee in eight themed tours. Now, they’ll be adding 20 more sites, a Founders Walk, signage, guidebooks and online material. And the inclusion of…

Evart Community Continues Storm Clean-Up A Week Later

People in Evart are still cleaning up damage from last week’s storm. Layla Rojeski has been living in her Evart home four months. The backyard trees created a canopy where she could sit and talk with neighbors over a cup of coffee. Then severe storms last Tuesday destroyed the property. “On my property I had my step, which was concrete,…

Cadillac Mental Health Providers Concerned about Teens

Susan Stendel is a Mental Health Supervisor for District Health Department 10. She works in Cadillac, but supervises school-based mental health centers in eight counties. Stendel has been in the field for 20 years and has seen an increase in mental illness in teens. In March, initial data from Michigan Suicide Prevention Commission reports suicides in kids 15-19 are decreasing….