Author: Jim LeHocky

Chippewa Co. Crash Sends One Person to Hospital

A midday crash in Chippewa County sent one to the hospital. Deputies say two cars side-swiped each other on Gaines Highway near Shortcut Road in Kinross Township around 11:30 Thursday morning. One car careened into the trees while the other ended up in the ditch on the other side of the road. One person was taken to the hospital. The…

Two People Injured in Chippewa County Head-On Car Crash

A head-on accident in Chippewa County on Wednesday night sent two people to the hospital. The crash happened around 5:30 p.m. on M-129 between 11 and 12 Mile Road, just south of Sault Ste. Marie. Road conditions were icy at the time of the crash. Traffic was re-routed until 6:30 p.m. when the site was cleared.

Firefighter Injured at House Fire in Chippewa County

Several fire departments battled a house fire in Chippewa County Sunday. The fire started just before 10:30 Sunday morning on 10 Mile road in Dafter, which is 10 miles south of Sault Ste. Marie. Fire officials at the scene said a metal roof, along with the construction of the house, made it difficult to put out the fire. One firefighter…

Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office Holds 23rd Annual Holiday Food Drive

Cold, wind and snow did not stop people from giving to a great cause Saturday. The Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office held its 23rd annual holiday food drive in Sault Ste. Marie. Drop-off sites were at Walmart and at Pat’s Foods downtown. Volunteers from the sheriff’s office and their families braved the cold to collect food, toys and money. All proceeds…

Chippewa County Sheriff’s Department Holds Holiday Food Drive

The Chippewa County Sheriff’s Department in the Soo has been holding its holiday food drive for nearly three decades, and the tradition stays alive on Saturday. Volunteers from the department spend much of their Saturday collecting non-perishable items, money and toys from very giving people. The one day event grows every year as the need grows in the community, despite…

Mackinac Bridge Attendant Spreads Holiday Cheer While Working

While most people are enjoying Thanksgiving with friends and gamily, there are those that work on this holiday. One place that can’t close on scheduled holidays is the Mackinac Bridge. Bridge attendants are there to make traffic move smoothly through the tolls, and they do it with a smile. Photojournalist Jim LeHocky hung out at the bridge Thanksgiving morning and…

‘Give Cancer the Bird’ at the 6th Annual Soo Turkey Trot

The sixth annual Turkey Trot titled “Give Cancer the Bird” in Sault Ste. Marie is happening Thursday morning, to raise money for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. The 5-K race is open to all ages, and you can either run or walk. On-site sign-up starts at 7:30 a.m. at the Avery Square on Ashum Street, but you can…

Eight Miniature Horses Safe From Barn Fire in Chippewa County

A fire Tuesday afternoon in Chippewa County destroyed a barn and damaged part of the house next to it. Firefighters say the owners of the house saw smoke when they pulled into the driveway of their house on South Water Tower Place in Kincheloe. There were eight miniature horses in the barn, but they were saved. Bales of hay in…

Sault Area High School Classes Cancelled After Woodshop Fire

Classes at Sault Area High School were cancelled on Friday, but not because of snow. The school was closed due to an overnight fire in the back of the building where the Career Tech Center is located. Sault Fire responded to the fire alarm just before 2 in the morning. A small fire in the woodshop area was extinguished by…