Author: Madison Schlegel

Judge Power Puts Traverse City FishPass Project on Hold

Judge Thomas Power held a hearing on Traverse City’s almost $20 million FishPass Project after getting word that more trees were make for removal than planned. Judge Power says, “Before I got all stirred up I thought I better go out and look at the thing. Sure enough, there’s x’s painted on pretty much all the trees along the south…

Ferris State Students Move Back to Campus to Start In-Person Classes

The spring semester at Ferris State University started virtually on Monday. But starting this Tuesday, students will go back to in-person classes. Since in-person instruction is starting back up, the university is allowing students to move back onto campus. One Ferris State student, Grant Rider, says that he feels the school has made it safe for them to move back…

38 Years After Her Murder, Janette Roberson’s Family Still Seeks Answers

It’s been almost four decades since the murder of Janette Roberson. Every year Janette’s sister, Lana Jarvie, gathers community members in Reed City to ask one question—why? Jarvie says, “It will continue. The person that did this might be dead. I don’t care. I just want to know why.” The annual Justice for Janette walk gives people the chance to…

Proposed COVID-19 Relief Package Could Send Aid to Child Care Providers

President-Elect Joe Biden’s proposed COVID-19 relief package includes $25 billion to help struggling child care centers. Great Start to Quality Northwest Resource Center works hand in hand with local providers. Their Co-Director, Mary Manner says this aid is essential. “They survived over the summer okay  because a lot of kids wouldn’t have been in care anyway,” said Manner. “As the…

Cherryland Humane Society Rescues Get Photoshoot to Boost Adoption

Two Traverse City photographers are donating their time and skills in order to help local shelter animals find homes. The Cherryland Humane Society says since COVID-19 they’ve been allowing adoption visits by appointment only. Because of this, they aren’t seeing as many people in to express interest in adoption. Now, they rely on their website to show the public their…

New Restrictions Allow Indoor Group Fitness, Contactless Sports

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is now allowing group fitness classes and no contact sports to resume. Social distancing and masks are still required inside of those facilities. The governor says these restrictions are being rolled back because cases in the state are currently at a plateau. Owner of Northport Fitness in Northport, Jeannette Egeler, says she…

Car Crash Involves Seven Teens in Gaylord, Two Seriously Injured

At about 3 o’clock on Sunday morning the Michigan State Police responded to a car crash. It was at the corner of Old U.S. 27 and Otsego Lake Drive in Gaylord. A Chevy Silverado driven by a 17 year-old crashed into the side rail and then into the ditch. There were seven teenagers in the car, all ages 17 to…