Author: Eric Lloyd

Johnny’s in Custer Suffers Major Weather Damage

Johnny’s in Custer used to be one of the hottest spots in Northern Michigan and now the most recent reboot of its legacy hits another snag. Johnny’s used to be a premier roller rink and concert venue but decades of decay have pushed those memories well into the past. The newest owners have given hope to a full restoration until…

Navy To Name Ship After Ludington Korean War Hero

Naval Hospital Corpsman Master Chief William Charette is a Korean War hero. The Medal of Honor recipient will now be getting yet another distinction. The Navy announced this week an Arleigh Burke-class Naval Destroyer will be named after Charette. The Ludington native also has a naval medical center named after him in Virginia and is noted to be the selector…

Governor Whitmer Declares State of Emergency for Newaygo County

Governor Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency for Newaygo County after heavy rains caused flooding across the area. The declaration will open up services and funding for the county to help with the recovery. More than what the county can offer as many residents continue to clean up. Denise Bundt and her husband have been dealing with this mess…

Democratic Candidate Senator Gillibrand Visits Michigan

And we’re off. The 2020 Presidential Race has begun and many candidates have their sights set on Michigan. For the first time in nearly 30 years the Republicans won the state of Michigan in the Presidential Election in 2016. The Democrats seem very focused on reversing the trend in 2020. Along with former congressman Beto O’Rourke visiting Monday morning, New…

Democratic Presidential Candidate Beto O’Rourke Visits Michigan

While we are months away from even knowing who will challenge President Donald Trump on the Democratic side in the 2020 election, that pool of candidates continues to swell. Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke and Kirsten Gillibrand are some of the latest politicians to declare their candidacy, and they are starting their campaigns in Michigan.  In Ferndale, just outside the Detroit…

Sudden Thaw Soaks Mecosta County Roadways

As the thaw continues counties are keeping a close eye on their river levels but already many are having trouble with their roads. The rapid thaw and added rain are washing out roads all over counties like Mecosta. “If you can control the freeze and thaw cycle in Michigan you’d be a millionaire,” says Tim Nestle of the Mecosta County…

Agriculture Industry Shows Out For Lawmakers in Lansing

The state’s second largest industry filled the State Capitol, making sure to catch the eyes of legislators. It was the 15th annual “Ag Day at the Capitol” hosted by the Michigan Farm Bureau. Representatives from dozens of different Michigan agricultural commodities were on hand to speak directly to lawmakers…both on their importance and needs. “What better way to get legislators…

Ferris State University Opens Indoor Golf Training Facility

Ferris State University is home to the flagship Professional Golf Management program and now a new facility on campus will help them take their learning to the next step and make the sport more year round for the community. “It’s going to be good,” says Connor O’Leary, golf management student from Pinckney, “Hopefully our grades don’t drop too much.” Ferris…

Big Rapids Asks Drivers to Watch For Pedestrians

Big Rapids is getting the word out about pedestrians awareness in the town’s busy intersections. Big Rapids Director of Public Safety Jim Eddinger says his department has been getting complaints of drivers not paying attention to people at crosswalks In Michigan, Pedestrians always have the right of way when in the crosswalk and traffic cameras have captured moments where cars…

Toddler Dies In Crash at Dangerous Newaygo County Intersection

More than thousands of dollars raised for the family of a young girl killed in a car accident Saturday afternoon. The young girl, Alaya Melchor, was riding in an SUV with her father, two sisters and a family friend…when a truck hit them after running a stop sign at the corner of Baseline and Elm in Newaygo County. Alaya was…