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Cadillac, MI, United States

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Past articles by Taylor:

Gladwin Transit Driver Wins National Competition

A Gladwin City County Transit Bus Driver, now a National Champion. Over the weekend, Roberta Keast won the National Community Transportation Roadeo in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. It’s a competition where transit bus drivers around the nation and even as far as Canada put their skills to the test. Now, not only did Roberta win this impressive title, but she is the... → Read More

TART Looks Forward To Potential Money For Northern Michigan Trails

In the state budget there is $2.4 million to help trails in northern Michigan. The budget still needs Governor Snyder’s signature, but bikers, walkers and joggers are excited to hear this news. “It was good news for northern Michigan trails and investment in our local communities,” says Julie Clark, TART Trails executive director. TART Trails are all over Grand Traverse... → Read More

Wexford County Central Dispatch Trying To Move Locations

Wexford County Central Dispatch is looking to make a move. Currently the central dispatch is located at the old Wexford County Jail. However, 911 Director Duane Alworden says the building is simply too big for his 10 person staff and its draining their budget. Alworden is working with the 911 advisory committee, county commissioners, public safety board and more to... → Read More

Clare County Couple Arrested for Stealing from Construction Site, Having Meth

A Clare County couple is accused of stealing three trailers full of supplies from a construction site, and having drugs. Michigan State Police say James and Kimberly Besteman of Clare County stole equipment and supplies while working on a hotel construction site in Mount Pleasant. Police say it’s been happening over the course of several months. They arrested the couple... → Read More

Kalkaska Village Approves Motion Surrounding Employee Health Care Legal Battle

A motion was made Monday night at the Kalkaska Village Council Meeting surrounding an employee health care legal battle. The battle has been going on for years now. Monday’s agenda stated that the council will consider a trial or settlement strategy regarding pending litigation. The counsel went into closed session and approved a confidential settlement. They told us they couldn’t... → Read More

Families Experience New Exhibit At Great Lakes Children Museum

Several kids enjoyed the grand opening of a new exhibit at the Great Lakes Children Museum in Traverse City on Friday. It was a night of family fun as the museum opened up their new Water Cycle Exhibit. The exhibit features two slides, stairs, lots of pictures and words to help kids learn the water cycle. The museum tells us... → Read More

State Requires CBD Oil Users To Be Medical Marijuana Card Holder

State regulation changes now require those who use CBD oils to be a medical marijuana card holder. The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs issued the classification Thursday. CBD oils are derived from marijuana or hemp plants. Oils pulled from the flower or bud, now require users to be medical marijuana card holders. “These oils will be regulated the same... → Read More

Kalkaska Village President Jeff Sieting Replaced Following Controversy

A controversy that started last year on Facebook is partly responsible for the replacement of Kalkaska’s village president. A recall petition began against President Jeff Seiting after Facebook posts he shared upset some in Kalkaska who said the posts were racist and offensive. They got his removal on the ballot, and the majority of voters agreed he should be replaced.... → Read More

Harrietta Hills Trout Farm Gets Permit To Expand In Grayling

A trout farm in Grayling has officially been given the go ahead to expand. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality approved a permit for the Harrietta Hills Trout Farm in Grayling. The permit was originally issued in 2014, but the Sierra Club and Anglers of The Au Sable filed petitions against the permit because of environmental concerns. “There are limited... → Read More

Harrison Students Facing Charges After Student Brings Marijuana Brownies to School

Five Harrison High School students are facing charges after a student brought marijuana brownies to school. The Clare County sheriff tells us it all happened Friday at Harrison High School. The sheriff says a girl brought the marijuana brownies to school and gave them to four other students. He says the student stole the brownies from her parents who are... → Read More

Community Concerned Following Multiple Meth Arrests in One Week in Gladwin Co.

David Prenger is facing meth-related charges. Two meth busts in one week in Gladwin County The sheriff’s department says it’s becoming a bigger concern. Police made their first bust Thursday morning, when a one-pot meth lab was found in a shed at a home near Eagleson Road during a probation check in Gladwin. David Prenger was arrested and is facing... → Read More

Wexford County Snowmobilers Enjoy Another Snow Fall

With snow on the ground, snowmobilers are getting out on their sleds for an extended season on the trails. It’s Friday, the sun is out, there is about seven inches in Harrietta, so snowmobilers are getting out for one more ride. “It’s great! Two days ago I was downstate with my buddy Jimmy here and next thing you know, let’s... → Read More

China Announces Tariffs on 130 American Products; Northern Michigan Concerned

Less than two weeks after the president announced tariffs on some Chinese imports, China fired back. And American farmers will be hit hard. Beijing will slap tariffs on nearly 130 American products immediately, worth $3 billion. It includes a 15 percent tax on U.S. fruits like apples, pears and cherries, as well as wine and almonds. And a 25 percent... → Read More

State Of Michigan Faces School Bus Driver Shortage

Marion schools were closed Wednesday because they didn’t have enough bus drivers to fill in for those who called in sick. According to the Michigan Department of Education, it’s not just a problem in northern Michigan. The lack of school bus drivers is a statewide issue. “My kids were really disappointed. I can’t lie I was too,” says Samantha McCrimmon,... → Read More

Manistee County House Fire Leaves One Person Dead

The Manistee County sheriff says a person is dead after a fire broke out at a home in Manistee County Right now details are limited, but we know that it happened at a home off of Pineview Drive and Wells Road in Cleon Township. It’s right on the border of Manistee and Benzie counties. The sheriff has confirmed to us... → Read More

Equipment Stolen From Clare Little League

Equipment stolen from a Clare County Little League storage building. Now police are trying to find whoever did it. Police say someone donated 15 new aluminum bats and five dozen balls to the Clare Little League organization, but Wednesday all those new items went missing. The storage building sits at Stamina Field in Clare. Police say there are no signs... → Read More

Kalkaska Village Treasurer Reinstated

The Kalkaska village president tells us the village treasurer has been reinstated. This all stems from the end of December when the when treasurer, Jennifer Standerfer, was put on paid leave after she canceled two public safety credit cards because nearly $1,300 worth of receipts were not turned in. Village president Jeff Sieting called her decision “insubordinate behavior.” Sieting tells... → Read More

Crews Investigating Fire at Sargent Sand Mining Company

Fire crews are investigating after a fire broke out at the Sargent Sand Mining Company Tuesday night. The Hamlin Township fire chief says the fire broke out in a building where sand is loaded around 7:30 Tuesday night. The chief says four people were working at the time, but everyone is O.K. Multiple departments responded to the fire and they... → Read More

Lake County Woman Looking For Answers About Mysterious Package

An old clock causing a mystery in Lake County. It was just delivered, but it was sent in 1972. Lisa Ringler says the package was delivered to Chase Creek Smokehouse. She and her husband own it and work there. The package was addressed to her husband with his childhood home’s address on the box. On the package there is no... → Read More

Fallen Soldier, Veteran Honored At Medal Presentation In St. Helen

A St. Helen man accepted a Purple Heart Medal Wednesday on his brother’s behalf. He died serving in the Army in Vietnam. William Cox was killed in 1966 when the truck he was driving was ambushed in Vietnam. William was honored for his service with a Purple Heart Medal, among other medals. Michael cox, William’s brother, accepted the honors. “I... → Read More