Rally protests church closures




SEBEWAING — While their Bishop led a prayer meeting for “A Future Full of Hope” inside Holy Family Catholic Church, an estimated 400 to 500 people gathered outside to deliver the message that they feel the plan is full of despair. The Save Our Rural Catholic Church rally, conducted last Thursday, was coordinated by Mike Eisengruber as a way to […]

Questions remain in death of pedestrian




CASEVILLE TWP. — There is much work to be done in the investigation into the death of a 24-yearold Bad Axe man who was struck by a van carrying eight people Saturday night, Huron County Sheriff Kelly J. Hanson said. Robert L. Boyce somehow entered the path of a 2004 Dodge Caravan at about 10:45 p.m. on Caseville Road near […]

Roundtable works to help recovering addicts

Free Celebrate Recovery event planned at Camper’s Haven


HURON COUNTY — The Huron County Sheriff’s Office, the Huron County Prosecutor’s Office and other local police agencies have recently made a clear statement to those who sell or abuse drugs in the county: People who commit drug crimes will be tracked down and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Another group concerned with drug and alcohol abuse […]

News Briefs



Forage & Bio-Fuels Day Aug. 20 PIGEON — An educational program has been planned to expose forage producers to some of the new practices, equipment and options for harvesting. The program will be conducted on Tuesday, Aug. 20, near the intersection of M-142 and Sturm Road, from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. Topics include: Corn Silage Shredlage, Lime treated stover, […]

Harbor Beach park improvements ‘great’




HARBOR BEACH — “The newly installed playground equipment at the Lincoln Memorial Park looks great,” commented Mayor Gary Booms at last week’s Harbor Beach City Council meeting. The Council conferred the finishing details, which will complete the renovations of the recreational area along the shore of Lake Huron. The park’s new playground equipment consists of refurbished swing sets as well […]

Police Beat



Harbor Beach Police Department’s Monthly Report-July 2013 Complaints 334Public/General Assist 181Criminal Investigations 63Accidents 5Traffic Stops 62Warnings 80Tickets 7Arrest 19Property Inspections 378

ServSafe food safety training classes offered



THE THUMB — MSU-Extension is offering ServSafe Food Safety Training using the ServSafe 6th Edition curriculum. Attendance at both days of the two training is required. Certification exam is administered on the second day. Educational information included in the trainings include: time and temperature control when handling food, ensuring proper personal hygiene, preventing cross contamination, proper cleaning and sanitizing as […]

Sheriff’s office uses technology to locate sailboat



PORT AUSTIN — The Huron County Sheriff’s Office used its patrol boat’s radar and FLIR thermo imaging system to locate an unlighted sailboat in distress late Friday night, Huron County Sheriff Kelly J. Hanson said. “We’re pretty fortunate to have the type of equipment we have. We’re one of very few of the 83 sheriff’s offices in the state that […]

Hay barn fire in Sherman Township



Meth manufacturer sent to prison




HURON COUNTY — A 33-year-old Bad Axe man will serve time in prison for cooking meth. Ronald Matthew Hartman Jr, 33, was sentenced Monday to threeand a-half to 20 years in prison for three charges related to manufacturing meth and 365 days for possessing the drug. In July, he was convicted by a jury of operating or maintaining a laboratory […]