Author: Chelsea Dickens

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….

National Preparedness Month Helps In A Disaster

Around the state, and the nation, emergency management and health departments are sharing tips for September: National Preparedness Month. Each week of the month focuses on a different aspect of preparedness. “There are four weeks recognized during the month of September for National Preparedness Month one of them, the first one, is make a plan,” says Melissa DeRoche, Central Michigan District…

Ludington Man Collects Hundreds of High School Football Helmets

Todd “Scoop” Hansen of Ludington is quite the sports fan. Throughout his house you can see sports memorabilia from every possible sport. There’s autographed baseballs, old Tigers stadium seats and even signed bowling pins. He’s especially known for his high school football helmet collection. Over the past 10 years he’s amassed a collection of 328 helmets and counting. “When I…

Hook and Hunting: Liberty and Youth Hunt

This weekend kicks off the start of the fall deer hunting season, and marks the Liberty and Youth Hunt. This weekend is only open to kids sixteen and younger, or those with a qualifying disability. Next weekend, on private hunting land in the lower peninsula, is early antlerless season. The main deer hunting season begins Oct. 1, that marks the…