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‘Odd weather’ leads to rising cost in materials and labor for Missaukee County Road Commission

The Missaukee County Road Commission has been busy this winter as sporadic weather conditions have led to an abundant use of resources. These conditions have been evident for the past five winters. Kelly Bekken, manager of the Missaukee County Road Commission, says this climate causes more problems than solutions. “This kind of weather doesn’t saveContinue reading “‘Odd weather’ leads to rising cost in materials and labor for Missaukee County Road Commission”

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Members of Cadillac Music Honors Society perform for shoppers at Meijer

The Cadillac High School Music Honors Society performed a variety of Christmas tunes for shoppers at Meijer on Saturday. The 12 member band featured a vocalist along with other wind instruments. These students aren’t strangers to performing in the community. They perform numerous times throughout the school year. Director Mike Filkins spoke highly of theContinue reading “Members of Cadillac Music Honors Society perform for shoppers at Meijer”

Lake City Fireman Department host second annual ‘Breakfast with Santa’

The Lake City Firemen’s Association held their second annual “Breakfast with Santa” on Saturday at Lake Township Hall. The event featured a pancake, sausage breakfast and a chance to get a photo with Santa and his helpers.  A number of community members attended the event to support the firemen’s association. Lt. Fred West of theContinue reading “Lake City Fireman Department host second annual ‘Breakfast with Santa’”

Local business owners host grand opening for new restaurant

Business owners Luke and Lynn Hammer were busy at their official Grand Opening for their restaurant, Hammer’s Pub and Grub, in downtown Lake City on Friday. They took over for former owners of the Food Factory and Pub on Nov. 22 and were met with a positive response from the community. The Hammers recently movedContinue reading “Local business owners host grand opening for new restaurant”

Lake City Area Chamber of Commerce searching for volunteers to fill committee positions

The Lake City Area Chamber of Commerce is looking for volunteers to donate their time and experience to five newly formed committees. These volunteers will be a voice for the city and the chamber. Michelle Reichert, executive director of the Lake City Area Chamber of Commerce, spoke briefly on the need to fill these positions.Continue reading “Lake City Area Chamber of Commerce searching for volunteers to fill committee positions”

Military veteran writes 'Znipper,' a sniper's journey in the apocalypse

LAKE CITY – It took Clare Ward over two years to write his new book “Zniped.” Now that it’s published, the military veteran is excited to share it with the community. The story follows a former Marine Scout Sniper and his kids as they battle their way through the apocalypse. The book contains a lotContinue reading “Military veteran writes 'Znipper,' a sniper's journey in the apocalypse”

Ebels General Store process over 140 deer on opening day

FALMOUTH – Ebels General Store had a busy weekend after processing over 140 deer on opening day. Conditions for hunters were good and that showed on the buck pole. Ebels also held a buck pole event that hunters could enter to win money, rifles and other prizes depending on the time of entry. They hadContinue reading “Ebels General Store process over 140 deer on opening day”

Children’s author James Minthorn introduces kids to his dog in new book

MERRITT – James Minthorn, a newly published children’s author, has been waiting for some time to publish his first book. Now that it’s out, he’s excited to share “Dewee’s ABCs” with the community. It took Minthorn over two years to complete the book and get it on bookshelves around Michigan. The story follows Dewee, aContinue reading “Children’s author James Minthorn introduces kids to his dog in new book”

EMU announces new partnership with Beibu Gulf University in China

The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents voted to allow President James Smith to finalize documents for a new Joint College of Engineering. The partnership would exist between EMU and China’s Beibu Gulf University in the Guagxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of China. “We’ve worked very hard and on a very tight timeline with a lotContinue reading “EMU announces new partnership with Beibu Gulf University in China”

EMU President James Smith approved for three-year contract extention

The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents unanimously approved a three-year contract extension for President James Smith at their October meeting. “I’m delighted to be here,” Smith said. “I love what I do. I love who our campus is; I love our students.” Smith was appointed as president in July of 2016 and will nowContinue reading “EMU President James Smith approved for three-year contract extention”

EMU Campus Climate Assessment launched by DCCAC

Randomly selected students, faculty and staff at Eastern Michigan University have been invited to participate in an online survey about EMU’s campus climate. The survey will help EMU’s Diversity Campus Climate Assessment Committee (DCCAC) identify the strengths and challenges of making Eastern a more diverse and inclusive campus. Results of the study will be presentedContinue reading “EMU Campus Climate Assessment launched by DCCAC”

New IHA Heath Center @ EMU will open Nov. 4

Eastern Michigan University’s Board of Regents discussed the upcoming opening of the new IHA Health Center @ EMU at their October meeting. The new health center is a collaboration between the university, St. Joseph Mercy Health System and IHA. The community health center will offer extensive services including 7 day a week Urgent Care, onlineContinue reading “New IHA Heath Center @ EMU will open Nov. 4”

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