Author: Jacob Johnson

Idlewild International Film Festival Debuts This Weekend!

The inaugural Idlewild International Film Festival kicks off this weekend! “I think that it’s important that we all tell our own stories,” explained film festival curator and filmmaker Tinisha Brugnone. Decades ago, excitement, tourists, and beautiful northern Michigan nature filled the village of Idlewild. While that beauty never faded, the lively crowds did. Brugnone wants to change that. She says,…

Hook & Hunting: Salmon Splash Tournament Coming to Manistee

Anglers from amateurs to pros will be in Manistee this weekend hoping for a bite from a salmon. The Lake Michigan Tournament Trail is hosting the Salmon Splash Tournament. It starts Friday with the women’s and kids’ tournaments. Organizers say that there are divisions for all types of anglers, from seasoned pros to weekend warriors. Even if you are not…

Trooper Proud of Community’s Efforts After Missing Wexford Co. Woman Found

Search and rescue crews have found a missing elderly woman in Wexford County, 36 hours after she went missing. Patricia Stark left her house sometime Tuesday morning, wearing only her pajamas. She had last been seen walking along 46 ½ Rd. in Clam Lake Township just outside of Cadillac. State police say Stark suffers from dementia. Officers searched for her…

The 111th Annual Northern District Fair In Cadillac Wraps Up Saturday Night

If you haven’t made it to the Northern District Fair in Cadillac, you better hurry…tomorrow is the last day. The 111th Annual Northern District Fair started Monday. There’s been fun for everyone all week long. From motor sports to the food, animals, and carnival rides, they’re staying busy. Organizers say it’s nice to see families out enjoying real life entertainment….

Local Farmer Donates 4K Pounds of Corn to Area Food Pantries

A local farmer donated 4,000 pounds of corn to area food pantries. Food Rescue of Northwest Michigan along with The Northwest Food Coalition distributed most of the corn to more than 40 food pantries already. Benzie Area Christian Neighbors received some of the corn. They say it’s always a plus when they can offer families fresh produce. “Fresh fruits and…

Leland Community Remembers Life of Legendary Basketball Coach

People across Leelanau County are mourning the loss of this longtime Leland girls’ basketball coach. Larry Glass spent decades coaching and teaching in Leland. Before that, he was the head men’s basketball coach at Northwestern University. This is how generations of athletes will remember Larry Glass, in the huddle on the sidelines of a basketball court. Larry coached men’s basketball…

‘The Wex’ Receives Grant to Aid Dehumidifier Replacement

Boon Sports Management earned a grant to help make much needed upgrades at the Wexford County Civic Center. They received $7,500 from the Cadillac and Kellogg for Youth Fund. The money will be used to help replace the ice arena dehumidifier. The Wex has been working to raise money to replace the dehumidifier and make several other upgrades to the…