Author: Jacob Johnson

ARAUCO Officially Opens Grayling Particleboard Plant

The ARAUCO Particleboard Plant officially opened Tuesday in Grayling, and it means hundreds of permanent jobs for the area. We first told you about ARAUCO’s plan to build the facility back in 2015.  The $450 million facility is the company’s largest investment in the country and will run the largest particleboard press in North America. Plant construction created 700 temporary…

Inside the Kitchen: Lunch Box in Bellaire

It’s lineup of breakfast classics and lunch staples, all made from scratch, is enough to get you in the door, yet the appeal of Lunch Box goes beyond its menu! This diminutive diner marks the first stop of the day for Bellaire breakfast-eaters. From pancakes to omelets and eggs benedict, you’ll find exactly the taste you’re looking for and a…

Mesick Schools Receives State Police Security Grant

Mesick Schools just got a grant from Michigan State Police to make security upgrades inside their buildings. The district received a $73,000 safety grant. They plan to use the money to add secure entrances to their offices. That means people will have to be buzzed in and out of offices in the buildings. The superintendent says it’s a move that…

Houghton Lake Cabins Threatened By Walls of Ice

People living along part of Houghton Lake are dealing with a massive buildup of ice on the shore right now. It’s happening to homes on the north end of Houghton Lake off East Houghton Lake Drive. It’s a battle that Jim Skaryd’s Houghton Lake cabin just couldn’t win, as ice inched closer to shore, it eventually took over his cabin’s…

Wexford County Prosecutor Discusses Recommended Changes to Michigan Trial Court System

A new report says Michigan needs to make big changes in how it funds its trial court system. The Michigan Trial Court Funding Commission was created in 2017. It followed a Michigan Supreme Court Case called People vs. Cunningham that said courts could not collect costs from defendants to fund court operations. The most significant recommendation from the commission calls…