Features, government, business, general
Features, government, business, general
After 28 years of teaching and performing ballet, tap and jazz for students — some who have danced alongside her from just after the age of finding their feet all the way to walking in their high school graduation — the curtain is closing for DeCourval.
Currently, Evans remains on medical leave, after commissioners approved his request for leave on Sept. 9. Terms of a proposed separation agreement and release of claims - which will dismiss any claims by Evans against Huron County - state that the county will allow Evans to: * Leave his employment effective Sept.
Sutton was reminded of her ties to one of the Frenchman killed - Jean Cabut, better known by the pen name "Cabu." He was a cartoonist at the magazine, which has stirred controversy among Muslims for its satirical renditions of the Prophet Muhammad. "It was stunning to me," Sutton said.
"This is the best batch of beans we've ever had," he said. "Pretty much all the crops this year are going to be record yields." For Koth, that means about 20 truckloads of black beans - at $20,000 per haul. That's just for beans.
"If they want to get out of class and walk the halls for a minute, that's fine," he said. “If this is how you need to grieve, then please do it.”
The spelling bee pitted three rivals in the fight to see who could assemble the myriad of multi-syllabic words that comprise Merriam-Webster’s dictionary. The trio trudged onward Tuesday inside Huron Area Tech Center, claiming victory in a not-so-bloody war of words.
The eggs will soon hatch, birthing the inevitable mission for blood. Flicking, swatting and scratching are quick to follow, until summer suns set and cooler fall weather arrives. That’s right — mosquito season is creeping in.
It was a year in which Principal Allen Hosler witnessed a few things he’s never seen in 34 years at the school — one that packed 19 snow days, students in the classroom on two consecutive Saturdays and a 19-day stretch with only two days spent outside of school.
A look at the top five jobs in skilled trades in the Thumb - as ranked by the most recent quarterly report from Michigan Works! - shows more than 1,900 openings in Genesee, Shiawassee, Lapeer, St. Clair, Sanilac, Tuscola and Huron counties.
“It’s the best coffee in Huron County,” Chappel hollers from a table across the room, after a sip.
Prosecutors alleged Hatch was a leader in local heroin distribution, which Judge M. Richard Knoblock echoed in his decision Monday. The sentencing ends more than a year of investigation and litigation.
HURON COUNTY - A year after a special agent with the state interviewed local officials, the Michigan Attorney General's Office says it is still investigating whether an alleged deal or cover-up was made between prosecutors and a former judge, whose son was arrested. The state probe stems from a letter Huron County Sheriff Kelly J.
After calling for a state investigation into the handling of a drunken driving case against the son of a former judge, Sheriff Kelly J. Hanson is blasting the Michigan Attorney General's Office for failing to be forthcoming in the process.
The allegation stems from Huron County Sheriff Kelly J. Hanson, who sent a three-page letter dated Nov. 10 to the state's Attorney General. Hanson pointed out alleged irregularities involving the June 2014 arrest and charges of Michael A. Knoblock, the son of former Huron County Circuit Judge M.
"The Tolins were people who were reaching out, looking to help to provide a place for these children that ... nobody else wanted," Huron County Probate Judge David L. Clabuesch said.
Gretchen Tenbusch, health officer for Huron and Tuscola counties' health departments, said she had looked at five death certificates of individuals supposedly dying from wind turbines. Her review found that three of the people were "not even in a wind farm"; one had a heart attack and wind turbines couldn't be linked to cause of death; and turbines could not have been blamed for the fourth person's death.
Residents skewered county planners for helping push Huron's turbine count to 500, claiming they aren’t protecting residents and telling of the “hell” and “living nightmare” they’re now stuck with in the state’s unofficial wind capital.
Responses also have poured in from residents as far away as North Carolina and Wisconsin. Several attorneys, both local and statewide, have weighed in. Developers, some of whom have come forward for the first time in months, made clear the financial and potential legal impacts a six-month moratorium would have on the fate of future wind projects.
To clear the air on what some county officials called a "wishy-washy" stance, U.S. Fish and Wildlife biologists visited Huron County on Wednesday to affirm that wind turbines should not be sited within three miles of Great Lakes shorelines.
As 2014 comes to a close, 328 are set to turn. It's enough for Huron County to claim 47 percent of the total turbines currently operating in Michigan, according a state listing of utility-scale wind farms in Michigan. Plans for construction next year may add 100 more.
"Obviously, we're disappointed."
I’m excited to show some of the things I’ve seen while on assignment at the Tribune that readers didn’t see in the last two years. I hope the people in them help tell more of the Thumb’s stories — specifically, all the ones that, until now, have gone untold since February 2014.
A girl calls for beads during a parade at Cheeseburger Festival Festival in Caseville.
Most stores in the half-mile strip along Miller Road between Ketzler Drive and S. Linden Road are usually vibrant and vital in the days before Christmas, but this year, the strip is dark and many stores vacant due to a power outage from the overnight ice storm Saturday.
Gerry Curran, 63, strums his guitar on the porch of his Hubbard Street home in Bad Axe on Monday before sunset, fretting riffs and practicing his licks and chops to stay limber. Curran sings and plays for The Laurie Middlebrook Band, which performs country music at venues across mid-Michigan.
City utility workers break ground to reach a frozen water line.
FLINT, MI - One has nightmares. Another says no one in the family can have a motorcycle anymore. Yet another vehemently asks questions about what happened in the accident, and what will happen with the family.
FLINT, MI - The pull of a rope attached to Mike Yancho's office building sends a factory whistle calling into the dry December air, blaring from the center of the 150-acre Grand Blanc Township farm. "Come on in!" Yancho yells from his upstairs office.
SWARTZ CREEK, MI - Nearly all seats were full at a public hearing in Swartz Creek where city council voted in a 4-3 decision to fund police and fire services through a special assessment. Council members made the decision in front of more than 30 residents Monday, Dec.
Borden, who sold the store to William Dudewicz -- an employee of the pharmacy for the last 26 years -- attributed the company's sale to Rite Aid on Sept. 4 to a slowing economy and a loss of business due to mail-order programs. Officials from Rite Aid could not be reached for comment Thursday.
A story following one family's enduring battle with Christian Hamby's life-threatening disease. Hamby's grandfather has recently been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Hamby's 55-year-old grandmother must now care for both.
CLIO, MI - Twelve streets in Clio are being re-paved this week after the city was awarded grants from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality's Scrap Tire Market Development program. The program awards funding for advancing the use of scrap tires in Michigan, according to MDEQ's website.
Blamer coached the then-Flint Junior College's basketball team (currently Mott Community College) to five state and three regional championships, holding a 148-44 record. He also served as director of the Area 13 Michigan Special Olympics and was inducted into Greater Flint Area Sports Hall of Fame, of which he was a founding member.
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