Author: Josh Monroe

Cadillac Woman Drowns While Tubing on Manistee River

A Cadillac woman has died after tubing on the Manistee River. The Wexford County Sheriff’s Office says the 32 year old was tubing on the river in Manton near the Chippewa Landing campground around 1 p.m, when her inner tubes, tied together, got stuck in a fallen tree. She was entangled and unable to get out, and the current pulled…

Petoskey, 700 Cities Around Globe Host Lights for Liberty Vigil to Protest Issues at Mexican Border

Immigration and Customs Enforcement is expected to start raids beginning this weekend to detain and deport illegal immigrants in ten cities. Friday night more than 700 cities across the globe, including Petoskey, rallied for the Lights for Liberty vigil, protesting against the crisis at the border, immigrant detentions and conditions at migrant centers. A new report from the House Oversight…

BATA Starts new Leelanau County Route Monday

A new line through the Bay Area Transportation Authority aims to connect Leelanau County. Starting Monday, July 15, BATA will start running the Leelanau Loop route three times a day. The route makes stops in Suttons bay, Peshawbestown, Omena, Northport, Leland and Lake Leelanau. The bus will start running early in the morning around 7:50 and end around 2:40 in…

Cadillac Curry House Hosts 24 Hour Rocking Chair Marathon for Charity

Rock stars in Cadillac teamed up Thursday night to raise money for a good cause. They’re not the guitar-playing, leather-pants wearing type of rock star, although these stars will be rocking out all night long. The Curry House Assisted Living and Memory Center in Cadillac is hosting a Rock Around the Clock rocking chair 24 hour marathon. It’s all in…

Gaylord Sets Fire to Fears & Negativity at Alpenfest

Tuesday night, Gaylord watched their troubles disappear into the air at Alpenfest. To kick off the first night of the festival, the city performed the ceremonial burning of the Boogg, a flammable mascot filled with written complaints, worries and negative thoughts. Legend has it that if you write your troubles down and stuff them inside, they’ll go away. The Boogg…

Traverse City Redevelopment Delayed by High Groundwater Levels

Crews working on Eighth Street in Traverse City say a surprising discovery has set back construction by a few weeks. The ground water level is so high this year, workers needed to use different materials to install new water main gaskets at Wellington and Eighth Streets. Water levels in the Great Lakes set records after this year’s snowy winter and…

2019 Cherry Queen Crowned at Cherry Queen Ball

There is a new Cherry Queen in town. Friday night, an ambassador for Traverse City and the National Cherry Festival was chosen at the Cherry Queen Ball. Four young women spent the past week vying for the prestigious title at the National Cherry Festival. The Cherry Queen – is more than just the sash and the crown. It’s hard work,…