2019-11-28 E-Edition

Serving up a tradition of generosity

Nearly 300 attend annual Thanksgiving dinner


BAD AXE – Thirty years ago, a handful of people gathered for dinner at the Army Reserve Center, in Bad Axe, around Thanksgiving. The small gathering was put on by the Bad Axe Jaycees for those who were alone for the holiday, unable to cook for themselves, were experiencing health issues or simply wanted to share in fellowship with others. […]

Bad Axe woman pleads guilty in store theft case

Helped stage robbery to cover up embezzlement


BAD AXE – Explaining that she did it to help take care of her family, a 33-year-old Bad Axe woman pleaded guilty in Huron County Circuit Court to embezzling from a local business she worked at. Kayla M. Orchard stood beside her attorney, Diana Kessler, last Thursday and told Judge Gerald M. Prill she took around $17,000 from the Advance […]

Bad Axe walking path project planning will continue over the winter

Paved path forms loop, with an unpaved trail in its midst


BAD AXE – The City of Bad Axe now has a new walking path, with expansion plans on the drawing board. The $200,000 project was completed in response to a rec plan renewal questionnaire and related planning over the past three years. Nearly 300 people responded to the questionnaire, with 60% of respondents asking for walking/ biking paths in the […]

2019 unofficial fall counts show slight variance from last year for most districts



THE THUMB – The 2019 unofficial fall count for Thumb area schools shows only a slight variance from a year ago and not much change over four years for most area public school districts. •BAD AXE Bad Axe superintendent Greg Newland reported an unofficial FTE (Full-Time Equivalency) of 885.37 for the fall of 2019. The Hatchets reported FTEs of 970.22, […]

Rep. Green honors Port Austin photo contest winner in Lansing

LANSING – Rep. Phil Green honored Kathy Zimmerman, of Port Austin, as one of the winners of Green’s photo contest. Zimmerman sent in the winning photo (on left) for the “family fun” category and was rewarded with an invitation to the state capital. Pictured (on right, l-r) Don Zimmerman, Kathy Zimmerman and Rep. Green. Courtesy photos

Sebewaing-based Orphan Grain Train-Michigan becomes official



SEBEWAING – It’s official. Several volunteers loaded a 40-foot high cube shipping container on Wednesday, Nov. 20 in Sebewaing with humanitarian goods for shipment to a charity in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, in Central Asia, marking the first international distribution for the all-volunteer Orphan Grain Train-Michigan. The group has its 8,000-squarefoot warehouse in the former Satow’s Furniture building at 126 E. Main […]

Caseville Homecoming

CASEVILLE – 2019 Homecoming Queen Bayley McIlhargie and King Nathan Dufty pose for photos after being crowned during the halftime ceremony.

Thumb Ag Day set for Dec. 11

UBLY – The 2019 Thumb Ag Day event is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Ubly Heights Country Club in Ubly. Admission is free. Thumb Ag Day is sponsored by Michigan State University Extension and supported by area agricultural businesses. Lunch will be optional, at $8 per person. This year’s program will feature […]

Marriage License Applicants

Week of November 18th, 2019•Drew Alexander Dutcher & Courtney Lynn Garrick