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Past articles by Cody:

Teen Dies in Kalkaska County Crash, Passenger in Critical Condition

“This was a case of a little too fast for conditions.” Tragedy on a snowy, slippery road after a teenage boy’s car lost control, careening into the path of a garbage truck. The Kalkaska County sheriff says a 16-year-old boy behind the wheel died at the scene. His passenger, a girl his same age, is struggling to stay alive in... → Read More

Empire Village Council Clashes Over Budget Issues, Clerk Suspended

Heated discussion in the Village of Empire on Tuesday night among its own council member occurred after they received a budget full of questions, which led to the suspension of their clerk. Seats were packed in the Empire Township Hall after the village president suspended village clerk Traci Cruz over the weekend. The village president says Cruz neglected her duties,... → Read More

Grand Traverse Bay Watershed Concerned for Impact of President's Budget Proposal

The president’s budget proposal once again puts environmental protection funding on the chopping block. The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative would see more than $200 million in cuts. “We have several multi-million dollar projects that just wouldn’t be able to happen anymore,” says Christine Crissman, Grand Traverse Bay Watershed Executive Director. Crissman says the Great Lakes Restoration… → Read More

Driver Crashes Into Vacant Prudenville Building

A man was not seriously hurt after Denton Township police say he drove through a busy intersection and through the wall of a building. It happened at the intersection of M-18 and M-55 in Prudenville Thursday afternoon. Police say the driver was heading west on M-55 when he lost control. The car slammed into the north side of the old... → Read More

Gladwin Man Wins Big At Keno, Second-Time Lottery Winner

“The whole eye opening up, oh, my God, that’s my winner. That’s mine. It’s in my hands.” For Gladwin family man Kent Crawford, lightning struck in the same place twice. Kent is a high school bowling coach and a longtime ringer at Meadow Lanes Bowling Alley. When he had winning numbers Monday night on his Keno ticket, he won... → Read More

Special Olympics Michigan State Winter Games Kicks Off With Opening Ceremony

“Let the games begin!” Cheers, applause, and plenty of smiles at the official start of the 50th Special Olympics Michigan State winter games. Nearly 900 athletes, along with chaperones and volunteers attended the ceremony hosted by our own Michelle Dunaway. “The opening ceremony at any of our events is one of the coolest things to experience. I just really like... → Read More

Wexford Co. New 911 Dispatch Service Early Projections: 'Let's Not Panic Yet'

It’s the first year for the new and improved Wexford County 911 Dispatch service and it’s all local, but some budget issues might be cropping up. Wexford County commissioners say early projections show that a surcharge for services isn’t bringing back as much money as expected. The board created the new 911 Department and its advisory board last July, and... → Read More

Roscommon Co. Veterans Affairs Combats Depression With Relaxation Room

For veterans, depression is a very real issue. For the Roscommon County Veterans Affairs director, it’s a battle he takes personally. VA director Heath Nemeth says he got the idea for the Veterans’ Relaxation Room from serving in Alaska. The board approved and he transformed an old office room in the VA to be used specifically for vets who need... → Read More

Roscommon Second Chance Academy To Shut Doors In Summer

“I know we’ve made a lot of difference in a lot of kids’ lives.” The doors will soon close at a Roscommon County academy dedicated to helping struggling kids. Second Chance Academy has helped students for more than two decades. The academy, on Lake Street in the Village of Roscommon, will close its doors for good on June 30. The... → Read More

Otsego Co. Community Reacts To Drug Overdose Involving Young Boy, Friend

Quick thinking may have saved a teen and his friend after they drank liquid methadone. Otsego County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a home in the village of Vanderbilt on Saturday afternoon. Deputies say they found a 13-year-old boy struggling to stay alive. “You would think at 13-years-old that they would look at it and say okay, so this is... → Read More

Kalkaska Village Treasurer Suspension Continues, Council Hears Public Outcry

“In my opinion, she was the one who was looking out for our money here,” said one man during Thursday night’s public comment in the Kalkaska Village Hall. At the end of Thursday’s special meeting, Kalkaska village treasurer remained suspended. The board that made the decision faced a public uproar. A motion to reinstate Kalkaska Village treasurer Jennifer Standerfer failed... → Read More

Kalkaska Village Treasurer Resigns Following Suspension

The future of a Northern Michigan village treasurer is on the agenda, but Thursday that treasurer officially resigned. We first brought you this story in December when Kalkaska village treasurer Jennifer Standerfer was suspended and on paid leave after a discrepancy appeared in the handling of a pair of public safety credit cards. Village president Jeff Sieting says Thursday’s primary... → Read More

Grand Traverse County Board Members Surprised By Administrator's Resignation

“Our administrator has had to, for personal reasons, resign, unfortunately.” A surprise announcement in the form of a letter to each Grand Traverse County commissioner Wednesday night: the resignation of their county administrator. Grand Traverse County commissioners accepted the resignation of county administrator Vicki Uppal effective immediately. Vicki Uppal served as the county administrator… → Read More

Camp Grayling Explains Impact of Potential Government Shutdown

We could soon be facing a government shutdown if lawmakers aren’t able to come to a last-minute deal. Some Republican lawmakers are hopeful of working out a deal before the Friday night deadline. But others are waiting on words from President Trump, who they say is not providing clear direction on what he wants to see in the bill. Democrats... → Read More

6 Departments Battle Massive Fire at Bay Area Recycling for Charities in Kaleva

“They looked up and basically the fire and the flames and the smoke, it just overtook it so fast.” A large recycling business getting ready to close for the day erupted in a fast-moving inferno, with employees inside. It took more than 170,000 gallons of water and six departments and flames still continued to destroy the Bay Area Recycling for... → Read More

Osceola Co. Couple Killed In Crash, Three Cars Involved

“This tragedy has taken everyone by surprise.” A couple died after troopers say they drove into the path of an oncoming car. Their family says they were on their way home from church. State Police say three cars all were involved and it also sent two other people to the hospital. The deadly crash happened at the intersection of 11... → Read More

Camp Grayling, National Guard Soldiers Train Carefully In Freezing Temperatures

The freezing conditions aren’t stopping the men and women who are serving our country from training to protect it. Members of the military train around the clock to defend our nation from the unexpected. That also means preparing in these extremely cold temperatures. When a unit comes to the Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center in conditions like these, the... → Read More

Traverse City Delivery Drivers Brace Themselves For Working In Freezing Conditions

“When the weather gets bad, we get busy.” Delivery drivers are braving the elements, no matter how cold it gets. The sub-zero conditions drive most people indoors where it’s warm. That’s when delivery drivers usually see an uptick in calls and run in the other direction. “It’s just hard to look out for other cars in the snow, especially when... → Read More

Thompsonville's Iron Fish Distillery Announces Plans to Expand

It was a big day for a Benzie County distillery as they expand into a bright future, in more ways than one. Iron Fish Distillery in Thompsonville announced a half-million dollar expansion that includes a 4,500 square foot rickhouse. They say the construction will increase production capabilities and expand its deliveries across the Midwest. The distillery will also be able... → Read More

Missaukee Co. Residents Endure Sub-Zero Wind Chills Across Area

Wind chills are dipping temperatures down to 20-below-zero in some areas, and even lower. Many of you are staying inside. That’s smart but others have to brave the elements. “I had to shovel for work and it’s pretty bitter out,” says Shawn Morgan. Bitter is one way to put it. For cook-turned-shoveler Shawn Morgan in Lake City, it’s a force... → Read More