Author: Chelsea Dickens

Benzonia Township Will Decide On New Township Building

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Munson Holds Virtual COVID Press Conference Tuesday

Vaccination rates are still a concern in northern Michigan for Munson Healthcare, with the number of people still not vaccinated and inpatient cases high. Munson Healthcare hosted a virtual press conference to provide a regional COVID-19 update and answer questions. Dr. Christine Nefcy, Chief Medical Officer for Munson Healthcare, says that Northern Michigan region still has a higher positivity rate…

Michigan Energy Providers Announce Education Campaign

DTE Energy and Consumers Energy have announced MI Community Solar. It’s an education campaign to promote the efforts of Michigan communities going solar. It was announced Monday during a virtual news brief. The project will educate Michiganders about ways to participate in renewable energy programs in a regulated, shared energy system. “We have one of the boldest plans in the industry to invest…

Interlochen Center for the Arts Finishes Master Plan

Interlochen Center for the Arts has completed its 30-year Sasaki Associates Campus Master Plan. ‘This is the culmination of one of the greatest moments in the history of Interlochen, and we’ve been working for 30 years, for this moment,” says President, Trey Devey. “Seventeen facilities across this campus are second to none to ensure that we’ve got world class assets,…

Ferris State University Hosting Virtual Open House

Ferris State University is bringing their classes outside of Big Rapids to multiple locations in Michigan. Classes will be available for students wanting to learn online and at partnering locations. Wednesday, October 27, from 11 am to 1 pm and 6 pm to 8 pm, parents and students will be able to join a virtual open house to learn about…

Local Stakeholders Meet for Annual Housing Summit

Michigan businesses, builders, non-profits and government agencies came together this week for a three day housing summit. The 7th Annual Northwest Michigan Housing Summit, hosted by Housing North non-profit, offers community stakeholders a chance to network, share resources and look at ways to improve housing conditions in the region. A few key talking points presented during the virtual summit included;…

Wexford-Missaukee ISD CTC Wears Orange On Unity Day

October 20th is Unity Day. It’s a day to promote anti-bullying and encourage kindness towards one another. Wexford-Missaukee Intermediate School District Career Technical Center participates in Unity Day each year. This is the tenth year. Unity Day is mainly promoted by PACER, a national child advocacy group, through it’s National Bullying Prevention Center. Every year, students and teachers will wear…

Cadillac Community Surprises Local Man With Lions Tickets

Clam Lake Beer Co. in Cadillac has raised money to send a local resident to his first Detroit Lions football game. Andy Denzel is an inspiration to many with his positive attitude and energy. “He sped his little wheelchair over here and I started talking to him and he’s been contagious ever since always have to say ‘hi’ to him…

Shepherd Middle, High School Going Virtual This Week

Shepherd Public Schools announced Tuesday that middle and high school students will be learning virtually the rest of the school week. The decision was made after the district announced Monday that they would be going virtual for two days. “Due to the high number of cases in our staff specifically, for the week of October 18 through 22, Shepherd Middle…

Manistee Students Learn Dangers of Social Media

1/6Carly Show Caption Hide Caption 2/6Laptop Show Caption Hide Caption 3/6Manistee Middle and High School Show Caption Hide Caption 4/6Morgan Show Caption Hide Caption 5/6Raegan Show Caption Hide Caption 6/6Student and Computer Show Caption Hide Caption Monday, Manistee 6th-12th graders learned just how dangerous the online world can be. Michigan State Police held presentations in the High School auditorium, all…