August 5, 2015
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Little in the way of voter turnout Tuesday for the off-year primary elections but some important decisions none-the-less made. Ballot askings for fire and school improvement funding were approved in Ira and Wales Townships as well as in the Yale Public S
Neighbors across Port Huron and across the nation came together, Tuesday night, hosting community block parties for this years National Night Out. The annual campaign, which began in 1984, brings police and neighborhoods together to make our communities
St. Clair County Health Department’s Teen Health Center has available appointments for back to school visits. Teen Health Center has Available Appointments for Back to School Visits, with normal business hours on Mondays from 10:00am-6:30pm and Tue
Great Lakes shipping traffic may experience a slow down as one half of the Soo Locks is temporarily closed. Jim Peach of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says, last week, they noticed the gates at the MacArthur Lock in Sault Ste. Marie were not closing pr
Future dog park area
Fort Gratiot will be getting a Dog Park soon. Thanks to a $25,000 dollar award from The PetSafe, 'Bark for Your Park' contest. PetSafe, which produces pet training and containment products, awarded the township the small community award prize. Vo
  Summer is almost over but there is still lot's of fun events to look forward to. Toni George, from the Port Huron Parks and Recreation Department reminds us that Keifer Park is the place to be with Rockin the Rivers on Thursdays this month wit
Cleanup is underway throughout the Lower Peninsula after a line of strong and severe storms swept through Michigan on Sunday taking down numerous trees and power lines. Power was knocked out for thousands statewide, and some may not have the lights back
Gas prices are down for the fourth consecutive week, based on a new survey from AAA Michigan. The Auto Club reports Michigan’s current statewide average is about $2.55 per gallon, about six cents less than last week’s average and about ninety
Tails are wagging in Fort Gratiot after an announcement came (Friday) that the community has been awarded a $25K grant to construct a dog park. The national Bark for Your Park contest was sponsored by PetSafe, the country's largest manufacturer of el
There’s a new wrinkle for parents who aren’t getting their kids vaccinated and need a waiver from the state to send them to school or daycare. Beginning this school year parents will have to go to their county public health department to sign
Salvador Perez hit a home run and knocked in three runs to lead the Kansas City Royals to a 5-1 win over the Tigers on Tuesday night in Detroit.  Nick Castellanos had three hits for the Tigers, who face the Royals again on Wednesday.
The Detroit Tigers have parted company with Dave Dombrowski after almost 14 years with the ball club.  Dombrowski's contract was set to expire at the end of this season.  He has served as the Tigers executive VP of baseball operations and general manager since 2002.  The team has won 1082 games and lost 1123 during his tenure, making the playoffs five times, winning four
Daniel Norris won his Tigers debut on Sunday, beating the Baltimore Orioles 6-1 at Camden Yards.  The lefty, acquired in the David Price trade from Toronto, went 7 1/3 and allowed a run on four hits, striking out five.  JD Martinez hit a three run home run to pace the Detroit attack.  The Tigers face the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday at Comerica Park.
The Baltimore Orioles beat the Detroit Tigers 6-2 on Friday night.  Nick Castellanos had a two run home run, and Ian Kinsler picked up three hits for the Tigers in the loss.  The final game of a four game series is set for Sunday afternoon in Baltimore.
The Detroit Tigers raced out to a 6-0 lead in Baltimore on Friday night, but lost 8-7 to the Orioles.  Ian Kinsler had four hits for the Tigers, while JD Martinez, James McCann, and Jefry Marte hit home runs.  Game three of a four game series is set for Saturday night at Camden Yards.
About 15 minutes before the MLB non waiver trade deadline on Friday, the Detroit Tigers made their third trade in two days, shipping left fielder Yoenis Cespedes to the New York Mets for right handed pitching prospects Michael Fulmer and Luis Cessa.  Cessa will head to AAA Toledo, while Fulmer will begin at AA Erie in the Detroit system.
The Detroit Tigers had two different seven run leads on Thursday, but then needed a five out save from Alex Wilson to hold off Baltimore 9-8.  The Tigers have won two in a row.  Ian Kinsler, Jose Iglesias, and Yoenis Cespedes all had three hits.  Cespedes, who hit a home run, also drove in three runs, as did JD Martinez, who had two doubles.  Game two of a four game
The Detroit Tigers have traded closer Joakim Soria to the Pittsburgh Pirates for minor league infielder/outfield JaCoby Jones.  Soria had 23 saves this season for Detroit and was acquired last year just before the MLB trade dead line.  Jones has 10 home runs and 60 RBI with 15 stolen bases at Altoona in AA baseball this season.  The dead line for making non waiver trades in
The dealing has begun for the Detroit Tigers, as they have moved soon to be free agent pitcher David Price to the Toronto Blue Jays for three left handed minor league pitchers.  The Tigers get Daniel Norris, Jairo Labourt, and Matt Boyd.  Boyd is (9-2) with an ERA under two runs a game in A and AA ball this season.  Norris (AAA Buffalo) and Labourt (AA Dunedin) have both struggled
In the end Justin Verlander won a pitchers duel in Tampa on Wednesday, gaining a 2-1 Tigers victory over the Rays.  However, Tampa starter Chris Archer was perfect into the 7th inning, retiring the first 19 Detroit hitters in a row, while striking out 11.  Jose Iglesias reached on a infield single to break things up and the Tigers went on to scratch out two runs on three hits and an
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