Despite the below freezing temperatures at noon on Saturday, hundreds of citizens chose to grin and bare it at the beach, either to witness or participate, in the annual Polar Bear Plunge at Lakeside Beach. The event serves as a fundraiser, with profits going to the Kiwanis Club Foundation in support of local youth groups.
The Michigan Senate has approved legislation that will make it easier for phone companies to discontinue traditional landline service. Under the measure, the Michigan Public Service Commission must ensure that no residents will go without some type of voice service. AT&T has said fewer people are using landlines and are getting their phone service through wireless or cable
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the St. Clair County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management have won an award. It's a bronze award in the 2013 Telly Awards competition. The county worked with the EPA in 2012 on a community-based water resiliency video. It’s called "A Day Without Water" and features interviews with several local
Committee sessions Thursday night for the St. Clair County Board of Commissioners which saw an update on the financial picture for the Smiths Creek Landfill. Chair Jeff Bohm says fees for waste disposal will have to be increased and he'll be looking to bill the county's cities, townships and villages directly with a proposal to be unveiled early next year. As the board begins to
The Blue Water Area Chamber of Commerce was out helping Thursday with another ribbon cutting ceremony. Vickie Fournier is the chamber president and says yesterday saw the chamber ambassadors holding a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Attorneys Title Agency at 1824 Pine Grove Avenue. The building was previously vacated, but has now been completely refurbished and renovated. Fournier says
Sara Ylen of Lexington has been found guilty by a jury of filing a false felony report and tampering with evidence. The case saw the jury coming back with a verdict in less than 30-minutes. The 38-year old told police two men broke into her home and sexually assaulted her last year. She's scheduled to be sentenced in St. Clair County in January. Ylen also is facing
There's more cases of the flu being reported to the state so far this year, compared to last year at this time. But it's too early to tell just what this flu season will be like, according to officials. The Michigan Department of Community Health says there have been 47 confirmed flu cases statewide as of November 27th. At least one case of the flu has already been reported
Although the holidays are marketed as "the most wonderful time of the year" it certainly doesn't feel that way for everyone. Time with family can be stressful, the shopping for that "perfect" gift can feel like real pressure, and the overall feel of the holiday season can seem less jolly than desired. Debra Johnson heads up St. Clair County Community
The Sanilac County Sheriff's Office says, a 74-year-old Port Austin man had to be taken to a Bad Axe-area hospital Tuesday, after a one-vehicle crash in Evergreen Township. The man was traveling along M-53, when he hit a patch of ice as he was passing another vehicle. The man's vehicle hit a culvert, went airborne, and then rolled over and hit a tree. A witness called
The House Education Committee in Lansing has approved legislation that would require certain students not reading proficiently, in the third grade, to repeat third grade. Under the compromise proposal, improved reading courses earlier in grade school would be required which should better prepare 3rd graders.