2021-03-18 E-Edition

Bad Axe Library provides books to students for March is Reading Month

In celebration of March is Reading Month, the Bad Axe District Library used donation money to provide a free book to each student in Bad Axe’s head start, elementary and middle schools. Pictured from left, Penny Meffer, of the library, and Kayla Gray, manager of Pizza Hut, with a sampling of books the library was able to purchase for middle […]

Master Plan approved by Huron County commissioners

Plan has been in works since early 2016


BAD AXE – It’s been a long time in the making, but the county finally has a newly-updated master plan to call its own. At its meeting last week, the Huron County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the county’s new master plan, which replaces the previous one from 1993, with an amendment in 2005. The process to update the Huron […]

Commissioners hear from citizen wanting further support of Second Amendment in county



BAD AXE – Last month, the Huron County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution acknowledging its support of the Second Amendment. While more of a symbolic action affirming the citizens of Huron County have the right to bear arms, the resolution also cautions against any future legislation at both the state and federal levels that may potentially infringe on that […]

County spring severe tornado drill scheduled for next week

HURON COUNTY – Huron County Emergency Services will be conducting a tornado drill at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, 2021 in conjunction with the statewide tornado drill. Tornado sirens across Huron County will be activated during this time. Should your local siren not function the local authority in charge of that siren will notify 911 and work to resolve the […]

Great Lakes water levels lower than 2020 heading into spring rise

DETROIT – Great Lake water levels in 2021 are tracking below last year’s levels, though Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, St. Clair and Erie remain well above long-term average levels, according to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials who track and forecast Great Lakes water levels. Lake Ontario recently fell slightly below long-term average levels. The Feb. 2021 monthly mean water […]

Longtime banker to retire from Northstar Bank

HURON COUNTY – Ernie Paulick, Vice President/Special Assets at Northstar Bank, has announced his plans to retire at the end of April. Paulick has been with Northstar Bank for 17 years and been in the banking industry for 52 years. He has a very diverse background within the community bank environment and financial services industry. His career began in 1969 […]

Help identify behavioral health needs in the Thumb

UPPER THUMB – The Thumb Community Health Partnership (TCHP) is conducting a Behavioral Health Survey in Huron, Lapeer, Sanilac, and Tuscola Counties through March 31, and they need your help. The survey is for everyone. TCHP needs input from the general public and community leaders. It also wants input from people who work for organizations that help people with behavioral […]

MSP graduates 55 troopers from the 138th class

Two come from Huron County

LANSING – Recently, a total of 55 troopers graduated from the 138th Michigan State Trooper Recruit School. Among the graduates were Taryn Wessels, formerly of Bad Axe, and Brayden Rich, of Ubly. Wessels has been stationed at the MSP Tri-City Post and Rich at the MSP Caro Post. During a virtual graduation ceremony on March 4, in which Gov. Gretchen […]

Local News Briefs

Columbia Township Library reopens UNIONVILLE – The Columbia Township Library in Unionville reopened to the public on Tuesday. Current hours for the library’s soft opening are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Extended hours will be announced in the coming weeks. In compliance with MDHHS orders, masks are required in the […]