Author: Jacob Johnson

Hook & Hunting: Cadillac Lakes

Lake Mitchell and Lake Cadillac gained notoriety on a popular blog on Thursday. FishingBooker listed the lakes as part of the top seven places for winter fishing in the nation. Those who live nearby already know why the area is special. “Our lakes freeze, some of the first to freeze in the winter time, so people get access way earlier…

Roscommon Community Reacts to Human Trafficking Arrests

We have continuing coverage on human trafficking arrests in Crawford County. State Police arrested James Jarrell and Jeffrey Kobel. That’s after a woman caught stealing a car lead troopers to the men she says held her captive. The arrests happened Friday at a home on Roberta Drive in Crawford County’s South Branch Township. Bob and Cathy Funkey are both heavily…

Sen. Gary Peters Discusses Impact of USITC Ruling on Cherry Industry

The U.S. International Trade Commission made a decision Tuesday regarding the financial stress that cherries from Turkey have on U.S. growers. The commission ruled the U.S. cherry industry is not negatively impacted by the import of dried tart cherries from Turkey. The U.S. Department of Commerce determined Turkey was dumping subsidized cherries in the U.S. and selling them at a…

Dairy Truck Crashes Near Reed City Homes

A close call for several homes near Reed City on Monday. A full dairy truck traveling east on U.S. 10 left the road Monday morning around 10:30 a.m. The truck and its cargo slid several hundred feet coming very close to homes, before it finally stopped. “We don’t sleep in the back bedroom during the winter time because that’s something…

Historic Fishtown Cheese Shanty Lifted for Reconstruction

Crews managed to lift a building in Leland straight up from the water on Thursday. They moved the Cheese Shanty in Fishtown and moved it to its temporary home — a parking lot. In the last year, Fishtown has been threatened by high water levels. The historical Cheese Shanty was flooding and the underneath had been hollowed out. Amanda Holmes,…

Traverse City Addiction Outreach Group Working to Save Lives

A local group is taking action to help save lives across Michigan. Harm Reduction Michigan in Traverse City is devoted to educating the public about drug use and saving the lives of those that are addicted. Part of that effort is to distribute kits with Naloxone, the drug used to reverse an opioid overdose. They have nearly 30,000 doses which…

Hook & Hunting: Fish Stocking

The Michigan DNR had big stocking numbers in 2019. More than 21 million fish have been stocked in Michigan waters. That includes various types of trout, walleye, salmon, and even some catfish downstate. The Harrietta State Fish Hatchery stocked almost a million brown and rainbow trout. The DNR says it’s all in an effort to keep anglers hooked on fishing….

Wexford Co. Civic Center Receives Grant to Replace Heating, Cooling System

The Wexford County Civic Center in Cadillac will get grant money to help replace the heating and cooling system. The grant for $95,000 comes from the DNR’s Recreation Passport program. The grant required a match amount that has been met through other donations and fund raising. Now, the Civic Center is able to completely cover the cost to replace the…