Author: Emily DeRuiter

Swingshift and the Stars: Spark in the Dark Needs Your Support

This is a big week for Swingshift and the Stars in Traverse City, the nonprofits have been working very hard and now it’s showtime. Being part of Swingshift and the Stars in Traverse City helps organizations like Spark in the Dark raise funds to support their causes. Executive Director Abagail Byar says Spark in the Dark is all about people…

Mackinac Bridge Tour Auction Canceled, Man Buys Tickets for $5,000

Good news for the Leelanau Christian Neighbors. A Kalamazoo man agreed to a “buy it now price,” for two tickets to tour the top of the Mackinac Bridge. This canceled the nonprofit’s plans to auction off the tickets, but gave LCN a guaranteed $5,000. The Kalamazoo man says he missed out on an opportunity to bid on a tour last…

Mason Co. Man Dies in Hospital After Serious Labor Day Crash

A man from Fountain is dead after he was seriously injured in a rollover crash on Labor Day. It happened on Benson Road in Mason County. The Mason County Sheriff’s Office says James Russell Davidson, age 50, had been at a hospital in Grand Rapids since the crash. He died Wednesday. James was rescued from the car on Sept. 2…

Swingshift and the Stars: Single MOMM Needs Your Support

Dance teams are rehearsing the waltz, foxtrot, rumba and hustle as they gear up for the first Swingshift and the Stars 2019 event. Eight Northern Michigan nonprofits will be using the platform to help raise funds for their causes—and one of them is Single MOMM. The organization’s Founder & Executive Director, Jennifer Finnegan Pool, says they help women reach a…

UPDATE: Toddler’s Death in Trailer Fire Ruled Accidental

In this update, a tragedy that killed a toddler in Isabella County has been ruled accidental. Arthur Hughes, age 2, died when his family’s trailer caught fire on August 16. 9&10 News spoke with his family, which said heavy smoke kept them from getting to the child. Instigators say they’ve ruled the fire was accidental. No specific cause of the…

Swingshift and the Stars: Upbound at Work Needs Your Support

Get ready to dance, we’re just a few weeks away from the first Swingshift and the Stars event of the year. Eight Northern Michigan nonprofits will be using the platform to help raise funds for their causes—and one of them is Upbound at Work. Upbound at Work helps people with autism gain employment. Traverse City business owner Jennifer Stoll, President…

Fire Destroys Wellston’s Dublin General Store

Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption In a devastating turn of events, the Dublin General Store in Wellston has burned down. Fire crews say the entire general store was destroyed early Saturday morning. Only the back storage building was saved. The call came in just before 3 a.m. Nine fire…