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McMillan Township to fund lobbyist for 410, 407 road project

By Sterling McGinn In the ongoing effort to improve and pave Luce County Roads 410 and 407, the McMillan Township Board voted to fund a lobbyist to secure a budget line-item funding appropriation from the legislative and executive branches for the anticipated road...

What will become of the Portage Township EMS?

By Carol Stiffler The Portage Township EMS crew gets called out for help an average of 10-16 times a month. The small crew alternates use of a 2009 ambulance and a 2014 ambulance, both of which are aging but have been updated with important equipment, like heart...

Rudyard Township named the snowy owl capital of Michigan

In recognition of the annual visits by numerous Snowy Owls to Rudyard Township, the Michigan House of Representatives passed House Resolution No. 346 declaring Rudyard as the Snowy Owl Capital of Michigan. Snowy owls (Bubo Scandiacus) are a protected species native to...

Groomers form Curtis Area Trail Association

By Carol Stiffler The ongoing dispute between the Curtis Area Chamber of Commerce and what was formerly known as the Curtis Groomers seems poised to resolve after a recent agreement to separate the groomers from the chamber and transition the state grant to the new...

Alger County snowmobile accident injures Birch Run resident

On 01-13-23 at approximately 09:30 hrs, a 911 call was received at the Alger County Sheriff’s Office reporting a snowmobile accident on Trail #8 near Shingleton.  The Alger County Sheriff’s Deputies, Alger County EMS and Alger County Rescue “21” responded to the...

Christine Rathje appointed to Luce County Commission

By Sterling McGinn At their December regular meeting, the Luce County Commission voted to appoint Newberry High School teacher and deputy Pentland Township clerk Christine Rathje to fill a vacant seat on the commission. The meeting was held at the Luce County...