Author: Kevin Hodge

MSP Fire Investigators Step in When Local Fire Departments Need Support

When large house fires occur, sometimes Michigan State Police fire investigators are called to help find out what happened. Using tools available to them and working closely with local law enforcement, most of the time they’re able to determine the cause. “Those of us in the state police that are fire investigators, we’re internationally trained and we have a lot…

Outdoor Ice Rink in Cheboygan Opens for First Time in Years

For the first time in two years, Cheboygan’s outdoor ice rink under the pavilion is ready to go. In previous years, the weather wouldn’t cooperate and temperatures did not drop low enough to keep the ice frozen. The outdoor rink is maintained by the Parks and Recreation Department of Cheboygan, and is open from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. With…

Superintendent’s Retirement Announcement Leaves Harbor Springs Looking for Replacement

With the Superintendent of Harbor Springs Schools Michael Behrmann announcing his retirement at the end of the year, the district is on the hunt to find his replacement. When Michael Behrmann, how has served in the position for the last four years, announced his retirement last week, many were saddened by the news. It was bittersweet decision for Behrmann. “The…

Sault Ste. Marie Residents Faces -36 Degree Wind Chill on Friday

The wind chill in Sault Ste. Marie hit -36 degrees on Friday, keeping a lot of people inside trying to beat the cold. Some took to the local coffee shops to enjoy some warm beverages, including LSSU students Bella Kish and Emily O’Connor. “I’m listening to my friends complain about the weather downstate and I’m like ‘I don’t really care…

Otsego Co. Judge Rules in Favor of Iron Pig Smokehouse’s Appeal of Citation Issued by MDHHS

An Otsego County judge has ruled in favor of the Iron Pig Smokehouse’s appeal of a citation issued by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. The Iron Pig Smokehouse in Gaylord had petitioned the court following a ruling that the restaurant had violated the emergency order that forced restaurants to close during the lockdown by remaining open and…

Harbor Springs Schools Asks Voters to Pass $41.85 Million Bond Proposal for Upgrades

The Harbor Springs school board is asking voters to approve a $41.85 million bond proposal this May that would let them get started on improving their high school, middle school and elementary schools. “Like anything, when a house is 20 years old, you’re looking at certain infrastructure systems, HVAC, electrical, plumbing,” said Michael Behrmann, Harbor Springs Schools superintendent. “Upgrades are…