Author: Jacob Johnson

More Than $6.4M Goes Towards COVID-19 Relief, Health Services in Northern Michigan

Millions of dollars from Washington’s CARES Act, the nation’s $2 trillion attempt to stimulate the economy and provide aid during the coronavirus pandemic, is now starting to be allocated to communities right here in Northern Michigan. Rep. Jack Bergman announced Tuesday more than $5.1 million in grants is going to help seven 1st district tribal and community health services. And Rep….

Benzie, Leelanau Health Department Warns About Ticks During Stay-at-Home Order

The Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department is warning people to watch out for ticks during the Stay-at-Home order. As more people head outdoors to pass the time during the order, the risk of taking home ticks increases too. Tick encounters could lead to more tick-borne diseases like Lyme Disease. To help alleviate local health care systems, the health department is encouraging…

Mason County Community Shows Support to Hospital Workers

Communities are continuing to show their support for hospital workers as this pandemic continues.  The Mason County community came out Friday afternoon to Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital, honking car horns and showing their appreciation for our local heroes. Area fire departments, police officers and people of all ages took part to let the hospital workers know, their community is proud…

Northern Michigan Superintendents Developing Plans for Remainder of School Year

Following the governor’s decision on closing schools, superintendents throughout the state have been working out plans that best fit their individual districts.  They are to present those plans to the state. “We had anticipated this scenario,” said Jennifer Brown, the superintendent at CAPS.  Cadillac Area Public Schools are going with a blended plan. “A lot of our plans right now…

Tour Historical Sites in Manistee County from Home

People can now visit historical sites in Manistee County from the comfort of their own home. The Manistee Historic Sites Tours offer virtual journeys to more than 100 historical sites across the county. Armchair travelers can choose from eight themes touts — from churches, homes to historical industrial sites. In the era of social distancing, the Manistee County Visitors Bureau…

Interlochen Woman Brings Sunday Worship to Neighborhood

Church services are canceled, but that doesn’t stop one northern Michigan woman from bringing Sunday’s worship to her neighborhood. “People should do what they can, it doesn’t have to be some big splashy thing,” says Pat Culp, resident of Interlochen. Culp would normally be playing the piano in front of her congregation at the Woodside Wesleyan Church, but Sunday she…

Ebels General Store Responds to Price Gouging Complaint

The price gouging complaint filed with the Attorney General’s Office accused Ebels General Store of price gouging by selling bags containing two rolls of toilet paper. Ebels sold the bags for $3.99. “When all the toilet paper supply evaporated overnight we looked to some different suppliers to get some to serve our customers and what we found was some industrial…