Author: Emily DeRuiter

Cedar Artist Breathes New Life into Folklore

Amazing creations from folklore and fables are being brought to life by a local artist. Julie Kradel, from Cedar, proves some of the best creative inspiration come from what’s closest to our hearts. For Julie, that’s her farm, children’s fables and nursery rhymes. “My family was always very creative and encouraged creativity, so I’ve been doing this like a number…

Michigan Works! Job Fair Tips for TC JOBfest 2019

Many people can spring into new opportunities by attending a job fair. From what to wear to what to bring, the video above features CEO of Northwest Michigan Works! Terry Vandercook and his tips to help you give off the right impression. Perfect timing, because 9&10 News and WTCM Radio have a job fair coming up on April 3. The TC…

Brilliant Book Ideas: A Magical Heist & Edward Gorey Born to Be Posthumous

Money, magic and a life’s mission. Anthony Ascione, with Brilliant Books in Traverse City, has two new book recommendations for the reader in your life. ‘The Guided Wolves’ by Roshani Chokshi It’s the perfect heist book for people who also want a touch of magic. “Another really fun young adult book,” Ascione says. “It follows the story of Severin, who…

Young Reader Video Challenge: Layla and Peyton

We’ve got another two young readers ready to share their favorite books with the four. 5-year-old Layla Izzard, from Cedarville, read “No David” to us for reading month. And her 8-year-old sister Peyton also had a book to share: “Biscuit’s Day at the Farm.” Books can become lifelong treasures, and so can memories of reading your kids favorites before they…

What’s New With Norte: Ways to Bike Más this Spring

Spring is officially around the corner, and if your kids have cabin fever, there is a cure. We’re checking in to see what’s new with Norte in Traverse City and learn how we can get more kids on bikes. Program Director Ben Boyce says they will be implementing after school programs like a mountain bike team for a wide range…

Big Rapids Bestselling Author Hits Life’s Funny Bone

Life is a lot of things in literature. A highway. A diverging path in the woods. And sometimes life’s just funny. Big Rapids Author Robert Eastley uses life’s chuckle-worthy moments as fodder for his books. Including his latest work, “I Like That Word: The Daily Gripe Strikes Again.” The English professor at Ferris State University says it’s a collection of…

Tornado Touchdown in Central Michigan

The National Weather Service says a tornado touched down in Shiawasee County on Thursday.  It happened around 7 p.m. The Michigan State Police says more than 20 homes were damaged, but there are no reports of injuries at this time.

Midland County: Portion of US-10 Closed for Flooding

MDOT says flooding has closed part of US-10 in Midland County. Water has made it impassable, closing the eastbound lanes from Coleman Road to M-18. Many other roads and driveways in Northern Michigan are facing a similar issue. Drivers are advised not to not go around closed road barriers or drive through flood waters.  

Marion & Big Rapids Public Schools Close for Flooding in Buildings

Marion Public Schools and Big Rapids Public Schools say they will both be closed Friday for flooding. Marion says there is water in both hallways and classrooms at the junior and high school building. Crews will start cleaning out the water around 5 a.m. on Friday, according to Marion High School Principal Danyel Prielipp. Prielipp also says the community baseball and…