Author: Christine Kanerva

Baldwin Schools Supply Surrounding Districts with Farm to Family Produce Boxes

Baldwin Community Schools is supporting surrounding districts with fresh produce every week. Every Thursday, Farm to Family drops off a thousand of fresh produce boxes at Baldwin. “They have the food available and they want to see it distributed,” says Superintendent of Baldwin Community Schools Rick Heitmeyer. The opportunity arose back in May when Farm to Family approached Heitmeyer. They…

Lawsuit Accuses Clare County Deputy of Using Taser on Handcuffed Inmate

A lawsuit has been filed against a Clare County deputy for tasing an inmate while handcuffed. The lawsuit alleges that Deputy Aaron Miller stunned Byron Clemons twice while he was restrained in a chair with his hands handcuffed behind his back. The claim says that Clemons was not resisting officers and that the excessive force violated his constitutional rights under…

B&P Manufacturing Receives State Recognition for Achievements, Growth

A manufacturing company in Cadillac is receiving statewide recognition for its achievements and growth. B&P Manufacturing was recently awarded two 2020 Michigan Celebrates Small Business Awards. The company was nominated by PTAC for the PTAC Michigan’s Best Small Business and the Cadillac Chamber of Commerce as one of the top 50 businesses to watch in Michigan. Out of the nearly…

State Campgrounds Reopen, Campers Eager to be Back

State campgrounds welcomed back campers Monday after being delayed because of COVID-19. Campers were lining up at Mitchell State Park since before 8 a.m. when the campground opened. Rodger Routsaw from Howard City says despite the rain, he was ready to kick up his feet and finally enjoy Northern Michigan. “You wait all winter to get out, and then you…

DNR Prepares to Reopen State Campgrounds Monday

State parks and campgrounds finally get to reopen Monday. On Friday, the Michigan DNR was finishing up on the last-minute preparations before an expected big opening day. Campground’s like Mitchell State Park in Cadillac have been closed since last year. Last month, the DNR announced they would be delaying the reopening until June 22 because the hiring freeze and construction due…

Ferris State Trustees Pass Ten Percent Budget Cut

Ferris State University made some big changes to their budget to make up for the $30 million deficit they’re expecting because of COVID-19. “The financial pressures of the university are significant at this point,” says David Eisler, president of Ferris State University. The board of trustees recently passed a plan to cut 10% from their budget next year. Eisler says…