August 27, 2014
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The Port Huron Area School District Board of Education took the first step to selling off or demolishing the former administration building along Lapeer.  Board president Jeff Stout says with their new administration offices now in the McKinley Building along Riverside Drive, it's time to do something about the building. Stout says an assessment for a sale price would be the next
 
Last night's Marysville City Council session saw them adopting a resolution honoring the family of Walt Braun, who passed away earlier this month, at the age of 78.  Braun was known locally as a physical education instructor and coached a number of sports, most notably football.  City Manager, Randy Fernandez, says Braun had an enormous positive impact on the community, with
 
Local prices are down about a dime a gallon, following a AAA Michigan survey, showing the state average this week at $3.50 a gallon.
 
 
 
Medals for everyone who finishes, plus a beautiful sunset view, music and refreshments... and a 5-K run.... that's the 4th Annual 5-K Sunset Run and Walk coming up Wednesday, along the Marysville Boardwalk.  Ann Eisen at the Marysville Recreation Department telling us last minute registration will be open, at 6:00 p.m., at the Marysville Community Center. Eisen says the run or
 
Leaves on some trees around the state are already turning yellow, a sign that fall “leaf peeping” season is near. Officials say rather than an early fall the cause might also be drought, fungus and even bugs
 
CONVENTION CENTER ON TIME AND WITHIN BUDGET
 
The Blue Water Area Convention Center is going up, with plans for it to be open and running early next year and there's a new management team operating both McMorran Place and the convention center.  St. Clair County Administrator Bill Kauffman says the SMG group is already making plans for both facilities. He says the SMG team

With the former Port Huron Hospital now McLaren Port Huron, they're looking to engage the public about how joining a large health care system will help them care for the local community, with expanded services planned and investments for facility upgrades.  Chief Medical Officer Michael Tawney says a Lunch with the Doctor seminar is set for next month. Doctor Tawney says the seminar

The Birchwood Mall will be hosting some free health screenings, courtesy of the Partners at Heart program from McLaren Port Huron and St. Jospeh Mercy Port Huron.  Free blood pressure and body mass index screenings will be offered on Friday September 5th. The screenings will go on from 8:30am until 10:30am at the mall food court.   If you'd like more information call

One woman is dead and ten others injured after an accident involving a parade vehicle Saturday. The Lapeer County Sheriff's Office says 80-year-old Jeanette Rumptz died at the scene after she turned into the path of a specialized novelty vehicle that was heading to the Metamora Country Days Parade. Seven passengers riding in the bed of the truck were ejected, and ten passengers in all were

Both the Republican and Democratic parties held their statewide party conventions over the weekend where they solidified their November tickets On the GOP side, Governor Rick Snyder will again run with Lt. Governor Brian Calley by his side. Calley held off a tea party challenge by candidate Wes Nakagiri. Meanwhile, Democrats locked in to Mark Schauer and running mate Lisa Brown.
 
 
Rick Porcello scattered nine hits over eight innings and pitched the Detroit Tigers to a 5-2 win over the New York Yankees on Tuesday night at Comerica Park.  JD Martinez had three hits for Detroit, and scored two runs while knocking in one.  The second game of a three game series is set for Wednesday night.
The Detroit Tigers blasted out 18 hits and beat the Minnesota Twins 13-4 on Sunday to earn a split in a four game series.  Victor Martinez had three hits, including a home run, and knocked in four runs, while Torii Hunter added two hits and four RBI.  Max Scherzer picked up the win, his 15th of the year.  The Tigers open a three game series with the Yankees in Detroit on Tuesday.
The Detroit Tigers pounded out 17 hits in the night cap and beat the Minnesota Twins 8-6 on Saturday night to gain a split in a day-night double header.  Nick Castellanos and Eugenio Suarez each knocked in two runs, while Torii Hunter, Victor Martinez, and JD Martinez all had three hits.  The Tigers and Twins wrap up a four game series on Sunday afternoon in Minnesota.
A six run second inning got the Minnesota Twins off and running, on their way to a 12-4 win over the Detroit Tigers in the first game of a double header on Saturday.  Kennys Vargas hit two doubles and drove in five runs for the Twins, who also got three RBI each from Joe Mauer and Jordan Schafer.  In two games the Twins have scored 32 runs on 34 hits against Detroit pitching.
The Minnesota Twins beat the Detroit Tigers 20-6 on Friday night in Minnesota.  The Twins had 20 hits, including five from Eduardo Escobar, who was a double shy of the cycle.  Tigers pitchers walked nine in the game and the Tigers made two errors.  Escobar, Danny Santana, Oswaldo Arcia, and Trevor Plouffe all hit home runs for the Twins, while Ian Kinsler homered for the
The Detroit Lions beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 13-12 on Friday night in pre-season action at Ford Field.  Reggie Bush had two carries for 95 yards and scored on an 86 yard run for the Lions, who also got a one yard TD run from George Winn.  Matt Stafford was 10 of 16 for 98 yards and Dan Orlovsky completed nine of eleven passes for 74 yards.  The Lions (2-1) close out the
David Price allowed a first inning unearned run, when Ben Guyer tripled in Ben Zobrist after Zobrist had reached first on an error.  The triple was the only hit allowed by Price, who retired the final 23 hitters he faced, striking out 9.  The Tigers, however, managed just four hits themselves and lost 1-0 to the Rays on Thursday afternoon.  Rays starter Alex Cobb pitched seven
Rick Porcello tossed his third complete game shutout of the season on Wednesday night as the Detroit Tigers blanked the Tampa Bay Rays 6-0 in Tampa.  Porcello held the Rays to three hits and did not walk a batter to win his 14th game of the year.  Victor Martinez hit a grand slam and drove in five runs for the Tigers.  Detroit goes for a sweep in the three game series on Thursday
The Detroit Tigers came back from an early four run deficit on Tuesday night in Tampa Bay and eventually beat the Rays 8-6 in eleven innings.  Detroit used ten walks in the game, including four in a three run 11th inning to win the game.  Ian Kinsler had a double and a triple and JD Martinez hit a home run.  The Tigers remain two games behind Kansas City in the division and tied
The Detroit Tigers made three errors that led to four unearned runs in an 8-1 loss to the Seattle Mariners on Sunday.  Victor Martinez knocked in the only Tigers run as Seattle pitching held Detroit to five hits.  The Tigers are back in action on Tuesday at Tampa Bay.
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