2020-12-10 E-Edition

EGLE awards nearly $10 million in COVID-19 wastewater surveillance grants and equipment

Huron County one of 20 state pilot projects


HURON COUNTY – In an early detection strategy for the COVID-19 virus, researchers across the state are taking an in-depth look at human sewage. The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) recently announced over $6.5 million in grant funding and more than $3.5 million in laboratory equipment […]

Huron County Building closed through Dec. 20

Employee tested positive for COVID-19


BAD AXE – The Huron County Building has been ordered closed for 14 days after a county employee tested positive for COVID-19. According to an order issued Dec. 6 by the Huron County Board of Commissioners, the courthouse was closed to the public and non-critical infrastructure employees beginning Dec. 4 and will reopen on Dec. 21. During the time, the […]

Harbor Beach celebrates the holiday season

Harbor Beach’s 35th Annual Lighted Christmas Parade charged on last weekend. COVID-19 restrictions didn’t dampen the spirits of those in the parade and those watching.

Local News Briefs

Local food pantry delivery a success PIGEON – The Pigeon Ecumenical Food Pantry committee packed and delivered many Thanksgiving boxes to residents in and around the Pigeon area. The coordinator, Norma King, would like to thank the many people and organizations who contributed money, food, candy and books toward this effort. The committee would also like to thank the many […]

Bad Axe Walmart closes for store cleaning

Will reopen Friday morning

BAD AXE – The Bad Axe Walmart announced late Wednesday morning its plans to close its doors for two days to perform a deep cleaning of the store. The closure went into effect at 2 p.m. Wednesday, with the store announcing its intentions to reopen at 7 a.m., Friday morning. “Everything we’re doing is for the well-being of our associates […]

Two people injured in Bad Axe crash


BAD AXE – Two individuals were injured during a two-vehicle accident that took place at the intersection of North Van Dyke and Buschlen roads. According to the Bad Axe Police Department, officers were called to the scene around 4:42 p.m. Dec. 3, where Ubly woman Melissa Pallas was traveling north of North Van Dyke approaching the intersection. At that time, […]

Police investigating home shooting


RUTH – Local authorities are investigating an incident which occurred last week where a shot was fired into a Ruth area home. According to the Huron County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched around 11:36 p.m. Dec. 4, to a residence located at 7197 E. Atwater Road. There, it was learned a 23-year-old male resident and his 24-your-old girlfriend heard what […]

MI HEARTSafe designation given to 111 schools for 2019-2020 school year

Eleven Huron County schools earn distinction

HURON COUNTY – Several Michigan agencies, along with the American Heart Association have recognized 111 schools in the state for their efforts in keeping up with cardiac preparedness efforts amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the 111 schools in the state were 11 schools in Huron County. Those schools are:• Zion Lutheran School• Ascent High School• Bad Axe Elementary• Bad Axe […]

My home has been overrun by Christmas


I wrote a column about Christmas last year and took a fair amount of heat for it, so I was a bit gun-shy when I sat down to write this one. But someone’s got to be the voice of reason, so here we go again. There are certain numbers in this world that tend to amaze me. For example: • […]