Author: Eric Lloyd

State Kicks Off $2 Million Smart Recycling Campaign

Michigan needs to recycle more efficiently and more often just to catch up to neighboring states. Now Lansing is starting to educate people on how to help. Monday, the state kicked off their “Know It Before You Throw It” campaign, educating Michiganders on how to recycle and what works and what doesn’t. “It really is an effort to help people…

Mt. Pleasant Police Nab Credit Card Scammers

More than twenty victims stretched over several weeks, Mt. Pleasant Police crack a stolen credit card ring. Two downstate men are in jail for stealing cell phones and credit cards from pockets, purses and coats at the Wayside Central bar in Mt Pleasant. They are still searching for a third suspect. Police say the men would steal the cards and…

Beaver Island Becoming Home to First Island Based Brewery in Michigan

Michigan’s craft beer industry is thriving and plays an essential role in the state’s economy. With over 300, it’s the fifth largest in the nation. One place you wouldn’t be able to find one is on an island. That’s changing soon with the opening of Whiskey Point Brewing on Beaver Island. It will be the first in Michigan to be…

Governor Whitmer Requests Farmer Assistance From USDA

Michigan is in a crop crisis right now as the weather still keeps most farmers out of the fields but some assistance may be on the way. Wednesday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer requested assistance for the USDA to help our farmers. The request will put Michigan with dozens of other states in line for more than $3 billion made available by…

Munson Charlevoix Hospital Celebrates 100 Years in Community

With the changing landscape of healthcare in the state, one thing has been constant for the last 100 years, the hospital in Charlevoix. Wednesday, the hospital celebrated its 100th birthday. All year, Munson Charlevoix will your the century mark but today the employees enjoyed cake and chicken cooked by the local Lions Club. As some small town hospitals are downsizing,…

Beaver Island District Library Gets $5K Grant to Promote Community Reading

The Beaver Island District Library just got a grant to help promote reading. The library won a $5,000 grant to get the community reading one book for a month, and Beaver Island chose Our Town by Thornton Wilder. The community will match the $5,000 and put it toward community based events like plays, readings, historical teachings and other events, bringing…

Mt. Pleasant Investigates Mysterious, Potentially Toxic Pipes

A routine river check in Mount Pleasant lead to the discovery of five leaky pipes…pipes the City was not aware existed. As they try to figure out the mystery behind their purpose…the city has found them to be leaking contaminated water into the Chippewa River. “These weren’t on the map, says Mt. Pleasant Director of Public Works John Zang, “Why?…

Midland Police Surprise Fallen Officer’s Son at Graduation Party

Midland City Police Officer Chad Schieber died while running a marathon in 2007, he was just 35 years old and left behind three children. His youngest, Micah, just graduated high school and Had just one request for his graduation party. “He says to me, ‘Mom can we send an invite to the police department?’” says Micah’s mother, Sarah Schieber, “And…

Corn Farmers Face Possibility of Scrapping Whole Season

The cool, wet spring has been a disaster for local farmers. The mud and the rain keeping them from planting their crops, many for the whole season. The growing season for corn and soy beans is already a tight one in Northern Michigan. Any delay in the spring or early frost in the fall cuts it even tighter. This summer…