Author: Chelsea Dickens

Munson Announces Vaccine Boosters Available For Certain People

During Munson Healthcare’s press conference Tuesday, they announced vaccine booster shots are available for certain people. There’s a difference between a booster and a third dose of the vaccine. Boosters are given when the immunity from the first two doses decreases. The three dose series is for people with weaker immune systems. The CDC recommends the booster shot for people…

Munson Says COVID, RSV Cases In Children Are Rising

“Just to compare where we were the last time we had our press conference, we had 46 positive cases of COVID patients admitted to our Munson Healthcare hospitals today were actually at 65, as of this morning, ” says Dr. Christine Nefcy, Chief Medical Officer for Munson Healthcare. “Just to point out, this is a little bit different than what…

120 Year Old Poster Hidden Under Manistee Building Siding Destroyed

Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show Show Caption Hide Caption Buffalo Bill Unveiling Show Caption Hide Caption Buffalo Bill Poster Show Caption Hide Caption What started as a routine construction job in Manistee turned into something much more with the discovery of a Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show poster underneath a building’s siding. Since it’s discovery on September 16th, the historic…

Judge Denies Traverse City Motion To Dismiss Hall Street Project Lawsuit

The lawsuit between Traverse City, Innovo Development Group and citizens’ group, Save Our Downtown, continues Monday during a hearing on the city’s motion to dismiss the case. At the center of the lawsuit is a debate over the building height of  the developer’s project on Hall Street in Traverse City. Judge Thomas G. Power denied the city’s requests for the…

DNR Raising Money For All Terrain Wheelchairs

Ben Miller is a high school sophomore with a bubbly, social personality. He loves to be outdoors with his family, but it’s not always possible while visiting Michigan State Parks. Ben has muscular dystrophy, confining him to a wheelchair. “I can’t go in mud and and sand,” says Ben. “So, I can’t go on the beaches. I can’t go like…

MSP Investigating Mount Pleasant Assault and Homicide

Michigan State Police say two men have been arrested after an investigation lead troopers to find a woman dead in a Mount Pleasant home. Troopers say Wednesday, they responded to a Mount Pleasant hospital to investigate a reported felonious assault. They say the uncooperative victim sustained severe injuries requiring medical treatment. Troopers state they worked in partnership with the Mount…

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

TC DDA CEO Jean Derenzy Show Caption Hide Caption TC DDA Board of Directors Show Caption Hide Caption TC Drinking Culture Show Caption Hide Caption DDA Board Member Steve Constantin Show Caption Hide Caption bob lambe Show Caption Hide Caption TCPD Chief Jeff O’Brien Show Caption Hide Caption Traverse City has a drinking culture problem in downtown, according to the…