Author: Jim LeHocky

Fire Destroys Home In Fornicola Trailer Park

A midday fire destroyed a home on Monday in Sault Ste. Marie. The owner of the mobile home in Fornicola Trailer Park called 911 just before 1 p.m. when the fire broke out. Fire officials say that she told them the fire started near an air conditioning unit. The woman was able to get out safely but her cat could…

The Connor Gorsuch Fishing Kid’s Fishing Day, July 31

Connor Gorsuch was born in January of 2003. A day after he was born, the angels took him to heaven. His father, an avid fisherman, was looking forward to having Connor as a fishing buddy.  While that dream was shattered, Connor’s name lives on through a fishing event in Sault Ste Marie. The Connor Gorsuch Fishing Kid’s fishing day started…

Great Lakes Rally 2021 Passes Through Sault Ste. Marie

A scavenger hunt of a different kind cruised through the Upper Peninsula Tuesday and continued on from Sault Ste. Marie Wednesday morning. Eighty cars took part in the Great Lakes Rally 2021 scavenger hunt that began in Eau Claire, Wis. on Sunday and will end in Ohio Thursday. The scavenger hunt is a fundraising effort that benefits multiple sclerosis research….

Protecting Our Waters, St. Mary’s River Clean-Up on July 17

This Saturday, July 17, Lake Superior State University will team up with several other groups to tidy up the St. Mary’s river and Lake Superior Shorelines. This is the third year the LSSU freshwater research and education will clean the shoreline, but this is the first year teaming up with friends across the St. Mary’s River in Canada. The area…

Rudyard Student Wins Short Story Writing Contest

There is nothing like sitting down and reading a good book or story. One Rudyard 6th grader is hoping her work gets more people reading. Annabell Dankert loves to read, and she also loves to write. So much so that she wrote a story as part of a competition in the Dandelion Cottage Short Story Writing contest this past spring……

The St. Ignace Fire Department Shows Off Their New Fire Hall

“It’s a big responsibility and we take it very seriously.”     A small town volunteer department opened their doors today to show off their new building. The St. Ignace Fire Department officially moved into their much bigger facility in February, but on Saturday, the public was welcomed to take a tour. The dream and need for the new fire…

Sault Ste. Marie Fire Department Debuts New Ladder Truck

A high-tech piece of firefighting equipment is now in the hands of the Sault Ste. Marie Fire Department. A new 100-foot ladder fire truck was delivered last week. Since then, firefighters have been training on it. The new truck replaces the 30-year-old, 75-foot ladder truck. The controls are checked by computer to limit human error The total cost was $1.4…