2020-11-19 E-Edition

Bad Axe schools lose longtime educator, supporter

BAD AXE – When it comes to the Bad Axe Public Schools community, you would be hard pressed to find anyone more all-in than John M. Rowland. Rowland spent nearly his entire life in support of Bad Axe schools in various capacities. Last week, the community was delivered a tough blow, when Rowland died at his home in Bad Axe […]

Clothe-A-Child ramping up efforts for the holidays

BAD AXE – For many families across the county, essential items like clothes are not taken for granted. Local program Clothe-A-Child is well aware of this. The program and its band of volunteers have been putting clothes and other much needed basics into the homes of hundreds of children across the area during the holiday season for decades. Currently the […]

MDHHS issues three-week epidemic order amidst current COVID-19 surge

New order limits indoor and outdoor gatherings

LANSING – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) issued a new emergency order this week that enacts a three-week pause targeting indoor social gatherings and other group activities in an effort to curb rapidly rising COVID- 19 infection rates. Under this order, indoor residential gatherings are limited to two households at any one time. However, MDHHS strongly […]

Local health departments add staff for COVID-19 tracing efforts

UPPER THUMB – With COVID- 19 cases rapidly increasing throughout the area, the Huron and Tuscola County Health Departments have had to shift its case investigation and contact tracing process to meet the increased demand. The health departments will continue to prioritize case investigation and contact tracing in nursing homes, hospitals, schools, priority clusters identified in high-risk congregate settings and […]

Community Energy Management grants open for 2021

Village of Elkton was 2020 recipient

Communities, school districts or postsecondary institutions and other public organizations can apply for Community Energy Management (CEM) grants for energy-related implementation projects or energy audits and assessments in 2021, the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy recently announced. The program provides funding to successful applicants for a range of activities from developing plans or benchmarking buildings to performing […]

Rep. Green: Michigan House continues efforts to help residents battling COVID-19 and its economic fallout

Rep. Phil Green, of Millington, continued his work to help the unemployed, nursing home residents and others in Michigan hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic. Last month’s House votes came following the Michigan Supreme Court ruling that struck down Gov. Whitmer’s coronavirus-related executive orders. “My colleagues and I have tried to work with the governor to improve the state’s COVID-19 response […]

Green attends Caro medical facility groundbreaking

CARO – Rep. Phil Green last month attended a groundbreaking ceremony for a new state-of-the-art health care facility in Caro. The 42,000 square foot building will be built and operated by Putman Developing. McLaren Caro Region will lease about 20,000 square feet to offer primary care, specialty care, medical imaging and laboratory services. Other services offered in the building are […]

Local and state programs to address suicide in men

UPPER THUMB – The State of Michigan is taking on a new preventive measure to help educate people on suicide.. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) received a $4.35 million dollar grant from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to be used over the next five years to help address the rising issue of […]

Couple found dead in Pigeon area home

WINSOR TOWNSHIP – A Pigeon couple was found dead in their home early Monday, in what authorities are suspecting was a murder/suicide. According to the Huron County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded around 9:30 a.m. Monday to a residence on S. Caseville Road, south of M-142, where an elderly couple were found dead by a family member. “A preliminary investigation is […]