Author: Jacob Johnson

Harrison Community Mourns Passing of Local Icon, Mikey Storms

The city of Harrison is mourning the loss of this man after a crash last night. The Clare County Sheriff says Michael Storms was riding his lawn mower when he was hit by an SUV. Storms was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash happened on Clare Avenue near Stockwell in Hayes Township. Flowers mark the scene of the crash…

Isabella County Prosecutor Discusses Raise the Age Legislation

Raise the age legislation is one step closer to becoming law in Michigan. If signed into the law, 17 year olds will no longer automatically be charged criminally as adults. The House and Senate had both passed raise the age, but there were some disagreements about parts of the bills, including funding. The Isabella County Prosecutor says he feels it’s…

Ogemaw Heights HS Students Work With NASA

Students are getting recognized today for their work in space. Congressman John Moolenaar was at Ogemaw Heights High School thanking the students for their hard work. That work was for NASA. The school entered into an agreement with NASA last October as part of the High school students United with NASA to Create Hardware Program, or HUNCH. Students were sent…

Traverse City Named 4th Best City for Startups

Traverse City recently grabbed another national ranking, but it’s in an area you might not expect. The website Shivar Web just published a list of the top cities for startup companies. Traverse City came in at the fourth best place for startups in the country. 20 Fathoms is home to a number of startups in Traverse City. Andy Cole is…

Inside The Kitchen at Grayling Restaurant

  Since Grayling Restaurant opened in 1937 — the building has changed a bit. But one thing about this place that always was and always will be, It’s the Lumberjack Breakfast. “Two eggs, soft potatoes, whatever meat you want, a little bit of toast,” said chef Jamey Harlend. “It’s always been the lumberjack for as long as I can remember…

Cadillac Fire Dept. Puts Out Railcar Fire Near N. Mitchell St.

A fire in a railcar full of cattle feed in Cadillac is now out. It is unclear how the fire started. Around noon Monday, the fire department sent a message to people living in the area warning of possible flames, smoke and odors in area of Tenth Street and North Mitchell. State officials visited the site and confirmed the smoke…

Traverse City Businesses and Schools Team Up for Manufacturing Day

Another of the governor’s line-item vetoes cut money for the Going Pro campaign. That campaign is aimed at filling jobs in the skilled trades. Manufacturing day brought together more than 1,400 students from 20 schools from the Traverse City area and beyond to tour 40 local manufacturers. The day is meant to encourage students to look at careers in manufacturing…

Heavy Rains Submerge Parts of Isabella County

  Heavy rains on top of saturated ground left parts of Isabella County underwater on Wednesday. Over 48 hours, Mt. Pleasant had seen 3.5 inches of rain and it’s taking its toll The parking lot of Cambridge Terrace Apartments in Mount Pleasant is submerged under all the water People living there had a hard time getting in and out. South…