Cadillac, MICadillac News

Memories, tears and gratitude

CADILLAC — Three simple words — “Finish for Paul” — shook Doug and Theresa McMullen to their cores. The words were engraved on a 10,000-pound rock that was installed on the Veterans Serving Veterans Park 5K course as a mile marker in honor of Cadillac native and Olympic runner Paul McMullen, who passed away earlier this year.
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Grand Traverse County,

Up North's Least Wanted Invasive Species

You won’t see them on posters at the post office. But make no mistake, these threats to our fields and forests, lakes and streams are most unwelcome. A huge number of plants, animals, and insects are recognized as non-native threats to the state. Many of them are even prohibited to own in Michigan.
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Cadillac, MICadillac News

No walleye stocking this summer on lakes Cadillac, Mitchell

CADILLAC — Rearing fish is a lot like farming. Some years are good and some years are not, according to Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Management Biologist Mark Tonello. So when it comes to the production of walleye, 2021 was a not-so-good year. Tonello said the DNR needed roughly 1...
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Was it really a 'bad year' for ticks in northwest Michigan?

MANISTEE COUNTY — While many may hear the refrain that “This year will be a bad year for ticks,” this statement can be considered true based on what the District Health Department #10 has recently said about areas around the state seeing an explosion of tick activity this year. And...
Le Roy, MICadillac News

Pine River to have a "return to normal" this fall

LEROY — Recently, Pine River Area Schools released its plan for back-to-school and superintendent Matt Lukshaitis said that means a “return to normal” as much as possible. In a letter penned by Lukshaitis and dated July 28, it states that while everyone is ready to forget the past 1.5 years,...
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Heather Raulerson

Festivals and Fairs around Michigan this coming week - July 30-Aug 5

For the last week of July, I have put together a wonderful selection of art fairs and festivals in Michigan for everyone to enjoy. There are a couple of festivals in the Upper Peninsula, some in Northern Michigan, one on the west side, and of course around Metro-Detroit. Wherever you live or want to road trip to this weekend, there is a festival for you and your family. You can enjoy festivals focused on potatoes, blueberries, and even Harry Potter. Here are some of the festivals and fairs around Michigan this coming week.
Cadillac, MICadillac News

VSV 5K course now complete with giant mile markers, starting line made of stones

CADILLAC — Those looking for a little inspiration while running the 5K course at the Veterans Serving Veterans Park north of Cadillac need only reach the next mile marker. Along the entire length of the course, park volunteers have installed massive rocks featuring the engraved names of local veterans, along with the distance remaining until the finish line.

July 31: Events in Mecosta, Osceola counties

EDITOR’S NOTE: Please check with your club or organization to be certain of meetings, outings and classes, as they may be canceled because of bad weather or other reason.If any listing is inaccurate or to submit an event, contact Julie Norwood at 231-592-8358 or • Big Rapids National Night...
Reed City, MIHuron Daily Tribune

Reed City firefighters battle blaze inside fire department

REED CITY — A Reed City brush truck was deemed a total loss Thursday in a fire structure at the fire department. Shortly before 2 p.m. Thursday, Reed City firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire at the Reed City Fire Department, according to a news release from the department.
Traverse City,

Have Stage, Will Travel

Local professional dance company taking its show on the road. Sometimes you can’t get to the dance, can’t easily afford to attend — or maybe just aren’t sure you’ll even like it. Traverse City Dance project is solving all three of those problems this summer. It’s bringing the dance to you.
Reed City, MI9&10 News

20 Animals Seized For Living in Unsanitary Conditions, Osceola Co.

On Friday the Reed City Police Department said they are still investigating a situation where 20 animals were found living in unsanitary conditions. The Police Department served a court order on July 29 to pick up an individual for a mental health evaluation and when they arrived at the residence they discovered the animals.
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9&10 News

Reed City Fire Department Damaged In Truck Fire

The Reed City Fire Department was damaged by flames after a truck caught on fire inside. Units were on a call in the city, but were able to return to the department after being notified. They say they arrived to find a brush truck in their auxiliary bay engulfed in...

Golf courses in northern Michigan are being turned into nature preserves

Golf is in decline these days, and many courses are closing across the country. Experts attribute that decline to rising rates and waning interest. “Fewer people are able to or interested in participating,” said John Crompton, a professor in the Department of Parks and Recreation at Texas A&M University. “So you have fewer rounds per course and you raise prices some more. It’s an ever-spiraling circle.”
Traverse City Record-Eagle

The Global Chef: Gather ye grape leaves while ye may

May through September the mystical blue and gold of the northwestern Lake Michigan coastline provides a cook’s dream of ingredients — just for the picking. Along with springtime morel mushrooms and wild leeks then wild rose hips in late summer and fall, midsummer offers an abundance of grape leaves that twine wildly along the glistening shoreline.