Traverse City, MItraverseticker.com

TCAPS Set To Release Ann Cardon Memo

A confidential memo at the center of controversy regarding the sudden departure of former Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS) Superintendent Ann Cardon is likely to be imminently released. TCAPS Board President Scott Newman-Bale tells The Ticker he believes trustees will vote tonight (Monday) to make the document public instead of further fighting a court ruling ordering its release.
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Braves blanked in final

EAST JORDAN — The Gladstone baseball team had scored 42 runs through its first three post-season games. The Braves saw their bats fall silent on Saturday, however, when Evart ace Danny Witbeck kept them off the scoreboard in what was a 2-0 loss in a Division 3 regional championship game held at East Jordan.
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Traverse City, MItraverseticker.com

One Week Left To Nominate A 40Under40 Candidate

The nomination deadline for the 2021 Hagerty Traverse City Business News 40Under40 is next week. Now in its 15th year, this celebration recognizes individuals in Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Benzie and Kalkaska counties – under the age of 40 – who are movers and shakers, and impacting their community, the region and the economy. If you fit this description, or know someone who does, complete the form here.
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Kalamazoo, MIwincountry.com

Kalamazoo Growlers fall to Traverse City despite strong pitching early

KALAMAZOO, MI (WKZO AM/FM) — Tanner Knapp had yet another stellar outing on the mound Sunday, but it was not enough, as the Growlers fell to the Traverse City Pit Spitters, 7-2. It was another packed weekend crowd at Homer Stryker Field. For the first five innings, spectators had their eyes glued to a pitcher’s duel. Kalamazoo right-hander Tanner Knapp was handed the blueprint to success against a dangerous Pit Spitter lineup by Adam Wheaton a night ago. On Saturday, Wheaton went eight shutout innings, surrendering only two hits and striking out 10.
Traverse City, MITraverse City Record-Eagle

Family of crash victims healing at hospital; fundraisers set up to help with medical expenses

TRAVERSE CITY — There’s a family currently healing together at Traverse City’s hospital after a life-changing traffic crash threw them all into chaos. A Grawn man and his three children were traveling back to Grand Traverse County from downstate on June 4 when their SUV was involved in a multi-vehicle crash caused by an accused drunken driver. The laundry list of injuries collectively suffered by the family is staggering, and at least two fundraisers have launched online to help offset expected medical bills.
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I was south of town last month, finishing a series of errands, when something new happened. I got in my car and unlocked my phone to look up directions. Then I paused, grinned, and put the phone down. Even though I was somewhere I had never been, and would not return the way I came, I didn’t need Google. I had a map in my head.
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