Author: Kaleb Vinton

City of Cadillac Expands Social District

The Cadillac City Council voted to expand its social district for carry out drinks. More restaurants can now take part and people can enjoy those drinks in more public spaces. The social district was originally going to be on the west side of Mitchell Street between Harris and Cass. It has since expanded to the Willow Market on the south…

Morley Stanwood Schools Seek Approval on Bond Proposal, Operating Millage Renewal on August Ballot

On Tuesday August 4, voters in the Morley Stanwood community will be voting on two important proposals – a school bond and operating millage renewal. The school bond proposal would allow district-wide improvements to facilities; including finishing and maintaining a new roof, upgrading electrical and air conditioning to all buildings and adding security entrances. If approved the bond proposal would generate $21…

Morley Stanwood, Big Rapids Schools Prepare to Go Back to School

Governor Whitmer’s newest restrictions on bars and indoor spaces have superintendents preparing for needed adjustment to their back to school plans. “I would hate to speculate; I try to be an optimist and think we’re going to open with kids August 26,” says Roger Cole, superintendent of Morley Stanwood Community Schools. Cole says he’s missed the sound of kids walking…

New Hope Center Searching for Volunteers to Help with New Building

The New Hope Center in Cadillac is looking for volunteers to lend a hand building their new home. The organization recently salvaged materials from a school in Hart including doors, windows and trusses. They have some weekends coming up where they’re looking for volunteers to help get all those materials in place. New Hope says their new location will bring…

Wexford, Osceola Co. Love INC Launches $25,000 Fundraiser

Love INC for Wexford and Osceola Counties just started a major fundraiser. Their goal is to raise $25,000 in 25 days. This fundraiser replaces the non-profits two fundraisers that were cancelled this year because of COVID-19. The money raised will help fund everything from day-to-day operations to help with food, shelter and rent for local families in need. “$25,000 will…

Local Brewers Seeing High Demand for Aluminum Cans

The coronavirus pandemic created a surge in demand for aluminum cans and canned beverages. That’s led to local breweries making some adjustments in how they can and bottle their beer. The canning line at Short’s Brewing Company in Elk Rapids has been running almost non-stop as they work to meet demand for stores. That means more aluminum cans rolling off…

Local Contractors Deal With Material Delays, Shortages

The coronavirus pandemic continues to have an impact on the construction industry. Many contractors restarted work in Michigan back in May, but they’re facing a new problem. Colin Herren is the president of Greenwald & B.C. in Mount Pleasant and finding the materials to finish projects is becoming a challenge. “Most of our materials are on a made to order,…

Shepherd Police Report Case of Mysterious Chinese Seed Packages

Mysterious packages of seeds that appear to be from China have started showing up at homes across the country. It’s happening here in northern Michigan too. Experts say planting unknown seeds like this could harm native plant life and crops. The Shepherd Police Department says a man came in several days ago with packages of seeds he says he didn’t…