Author: Chelsea Dickens

Hook and Hunting: Fisheries Habitat Grant

Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources is helping boost the work of the state’s fisheries with more than $1 million in aquatic resources. The money is awarded through the Fisheries Habitat Grant, to the Au Sable, Manistee and Muskegon River Watersheds. The three areas of focus for project proposals include conservation, dam management and recreation. They’ll help fish and humans alike….

Lake City Schools, DHD#10 Partner On School Wellness

Clinic Room Show Caption Hide Caption Hand Washing Show Caption Hide Caption Lake City Wellness Show Caption Hide Caption Mental Health Care Show Caption Hide Caption Scale Show Caption Hide Caption A new wellness clinic has been added to Lake City Area Schools’ campus this year. It’s thanks to a partnership between the school district and District Health Department #10….

Frankfort Fall Fest Returns This Saturday

1/4FALL FEST SIGN Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4FRANKFORT BUSINESS Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4MAIN STREET FRANKFORT Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4OPEN SIGN Show Caption Hide Caption It’s been a whole two years since Frankfort hosted a Fall Festival. The festivities were canceled last year due to COVID. Fall Fest will return this Saturday. “We had nothing last year and we…

Traverse City DDA Asks Public Feedback on E Front Street

Traverse City’s Downtown Development Authority is asking for public feedback on the redesign of East Front Street. They recently launched a new survey asking for feedback. “That survey is looking at three different design scenarios for east Front Street that all focus on ways to balance cars and pedestrians and bicycles and how it interacts with the neighborhood,” says DDA…

Peninsula Township Lawsuit May Soon Reach A Settlement

It’s been nearly a year since 11 wineries in Old Mission Peninsula sued Peninsula Township for ‘unconstitutional’ ordinances. “Everyone knows the U.S. Constitution is the pre-governing law in this country and it can’t be violated by, in this case, a local government,” says Attorney for the wineries, Joseph Infante of Miller Canfield Attorneys. The lawsuit has been more than three…

Deputies Identify Victim in Saturday’s Buckley Shooting

The name of the victim in Saturday’s shooting in Hanover Township, near Buckley, has been released by Wexford County Sheriff’s Office. The victim, 19 year-old Jayce Alexander Thompson, of Mancelona, died after allegedly being shot by another 19 year-old Demont Storm, during a bonfire Saturday. The investigation is still ongoing and deputies and partnering agencies are asking the public’s help in…

Chippewa Hills JV Football Season Ends Early

Despite going undefeated so far, the Chippewa Hills’ Junior Varsity football team will not play again this season. The team has tied once, and rescheduled once, only four weeks into the season. “We sat down as a staff; coaches, administration staff, the athletic staff, and we wanted to obviously try to make the best decision for as many kids as…

Orange Shirt Day In Northern Michigan

Orange Shirt Day, or National Day of Remembrance for Indian Boarding Schools, is about education for survivors and their allies. The orange shirt symbolizes the actual orange shirt taken from a young, Native American girl when she was taken to a boarding school in Canada. A Canadian national holiday, it’s also a significant date in America. It’s held in the…

Petito Case Renews Call For Help in MMIW Cases

1/3Red Ribbon Skirt Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3No More Stolen Sisters Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3Local MMIW Show Caption Hide Caption Nangohns Massey, a member of the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians, was killed in her home in November of 2020. She was 21 years-old and has a son, who is now three. Her family has been waiting…

Lake County Celebrates 150 Years With Trip Back In Time

Avery Family Show Caption Hide Caption Lake County History Show Caption Hide Caption Lake County Lakes and Streams Show Caption Hide Caption Marlborough History Show Caption Hide Caption It’s March 18th, 1871, and Governor Henry Baldwin signed legislation officially establishing Lake County in the State of Michigan. Fast forward 150 years and a lot has changed, but some things have…