Jacob Johnson

Sights and Sounds: Mitchell Creek in Big Rapids

With today’s cold, windy weather, we want to take a look back at the weekend’s sunny skies and warm temperatures. For today’s Sights and Sounds of Northern Michigan, photojournalist Jacob Johnson takes us to Big Rapids for a beautiful day along Mitchell Creek. Categories: Sights & Sounds of Northern Michigan Related Articles Sights and Sounds Drone Edition: Blue Christmas Lights…

Cadillac’s Red Bell Campaign Benefiting Salvation Army in Need of Volunteers

It’s about this time of year you start to hear that familiar bell ringing outside stores, but that sound is delayed in Cadillac. That’s because the Salvation Army there says they have a shortage of employees to ring bells and train volunteers. While many cities’ red kettle campaign began Friday, Cadillac’s was scheduled for Monday. But now it has to…

Cherry Republic Looking for Extra Holiday Help

Those looking for a job or extra cash this holiday season got their wish from Cherry Republic Thursday. The company hosted a hiring event in Empire looking for 200 “elves” this holiday season. The extra holiday help will let Cherry Republic keep up with demand at the Empire distribution and fulfillment center. The works begins later this month and lasts…

Traverse City Clerk Prepares for November Election

In one week Northern Michigan will head to the polls for Election Day, but getting to this point started about three months ago. The city clerk’s office in Traverse City has been preparing for next Tuesday’s election since August. That includes recruiting and training polling place workers, and figuring out the logistics of getting hundreds of voters in and out….

Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa, Chippewa Indians Celebrate Partnership to Remove Sabin Dam

A ceremony for a partnership that will help get the Boardman River flowing once again. The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians partnered with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on the Boardman, Ottaway River Restoration Initiative, specifically the removal of the Sabin Dam. Friday, the tribe marked the historic partnership at Grand Traverse Resort in Acme. Using…

Traverse City Seeks Public Input On Creating New Fish Passage

Traverse City will create a new fish passage around the Union Street Dam, but first it wants the public’s opinion on its design. One possibility would install a selective fish passage at the Union Street Dam on the Boardman River allowing native fish to pass through. Tuesday, the Great Lakes Fishery Commission held an open house to see what residents…