Drummond, MI

First Drive: 2022 Ford Bronco Everglades Edition

I’ve been on scores of new product drives in my two decades-plus of writing about cars. I’ve driven on racetracks, in canyons and on off-road trails. However, never while filling out the requisite forms for any of these events have I been asked for my shoe size — until signing up for the 2022 Ford Bronco Everglades edition drive. Ultimately, I asked why? I was pleasantly told, “For your waders.” Huh?
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Pickford falls against Patriots in softball semifinals

EAST LANSING — Pickford softball tournament run ended with a 13-0 loss against Unionville-Sebewaing in the Division 4 semifinals Friday at Michigan State University’s Seccia Stadium. USA senior Laci Harris pitched a 1-hitter against the Panthers, and struck out 10 over five innings. The Panthers finish 25-15-2. Pickford...

Les Cheneaux Culinary School in the U.P. Trains Chefs Through Apprenticeship Model

It’s often said that learning through experience is the best way to acquire a new skill. Achieving proficiency as a chef under the mentorship of an expert is but one example. For almost a decade, this time-honored concept has been alive and well in the Upper Peninsula community of Hessel at the Les Cheneaux Culinary School. Hessel, and its sister town, Cedarville, are the mainland anchors of the Les Cheneaux community (loosely translated from the French as “the channels”), an archipelago of 36 islands hugging the Lake Huron shore about 30 miles east of the Mackinac Bridge. Emerging as a summer colony during the late 19th century, the community’s early residents included wealthy industrialists from Detroit and Chicago, but also from points as distant as Cincinnati, Akron, and St. Louis.

Hillman Softball’s postseason run ends against Pickford in State Quarterfinals 4-5

SAULT STE. MARIE, MI – The Hillman Tigers softball team over the weekend became Regional Champions. However for the Lady Tigers the journey wasn’t over just yet. The Hillman softball team today took part in the quarterfinals of the MHSAA Division 4 Softball State Tournament. It would be the best of the best teams in Michigan competing for a state title. Hillman’s first challenge in the quarterfinals was taking on Pickford High School.

Panthers claim softball regional championship

NORWAY — Pickford added another first to its softball program’s history, winning the Division 4 Region 26 tournament over the weekend. The Panthers defeated the host Norway Knights 11-4 in the regional final Sunday at Marion Park. Pickford (24-14-2) advances to play Hillman (32-7) in a Division 4...

Panthers split doubleheader, tune up for regional

PICKFORD — The Pickford Panthers and Ellsworth Lady Lancers played two final tune-up softball games before regionals, splitting the non-conference doubleheader Wednesday. Ellsworth won the opening game 9-4. Lucy Bennin was 2-for-4 with a double and single, while Ahna Prucha hit a double, and Morgan Fox and Finley Hudecek added one hit each for the Panthers.

Pickford claims 1st softball district championship

NEWBERRY — Pickford softball achieved a first in school history Friday. The Panthers brought home their first district championship, prevailing 10-7 over Rudyard and 13-3 over Brimley in Division 4 District 100. Pickford (21-13-2) advances to the Div. 4 regional semifinal to face Hancock at 10 a.m. at Norway...

Softball beats Pickford 9 – 4 Game 2

In the second game, the Lady Comets beat the Panthers 9-4 in 6 innings. Marlie Postula pitched 6 innings, giving up 4 runs, 7 hits, walking 4 and striking out 4. The Comets are 20-2. (Conference 11-1) Upcoming Schedule:. 6/1 at Rudyard 5pm 1 7 inning game. 6/4 Districts at...

Softball falls to Pickford 9 – 2 Game 1

The Lady Comets celebrated senior parents night with a home DH game against Pickford on Tuesday night. In game 1, the Comets lost to the Panthers 9-2 in 6 innings. Marlie Postula pitched 6 innings, giving up 9 runs, 9 hits, walking 2, and striking out 7.

One man killed, another injured in separate crashes

COSHOCTON — One man died as the result of a single-vehicle crash Monday, and another was injured while riding an ATV. The Coshocton County Sheriff's Office said the car crash occurred about 9:36 p.m. in the 3200 block of Ohio 60 in Clark Township. It was determined that Coy Phillips, 32, of Blissfield was traveling southbound when he failed to negotiate a curve. ...

Panthers sweep regional track and field titles

PICKFORD — Pickford swept both the boys and girls Division 3 regional titles on its home track Tuesday. The Pickford boys qualified athletes in 16 of 17 events and cruised to the regional track and field crown with 86.5 points. Rudyard was second with 32.5, followed by Cedarville-DeTour 31, Brimley 22, Ojibwe Charter 6 and Paradise 6.