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Honoring our Veterans: Aunt Helen – By Marian Brennan Pratt

Helen Brennan Butler was my dad’s sister. She was born at home in Kenockee Township, on November 17, 1913. Aunt Helen and dad had one sister, Catherine, who was 5 and 6 years older than the two “babies”. They called her “The Queen”. Helen said: “The only time Tom and I got to go anywhere was if she didn’t want to go; then they took one of us.” There seemed to be a little animosity there. Her dad was a nice looking Irish guy who usually wore a suit and his hat tipped just a little to one side. The word dapper comes to mind. Her mom had a sense of humor that was infectious. Kind of like getting the “giggles” on church. Something would strike her funny and before long innocent bystanders would all be laughing – not that they knew why, they were more or less just laughing because SHE was so into it.
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Algonac fireworks postponed due to rain

The Algonac Lions Pickerel Tournament fireworks show has been moved to Saturday night due to rain. “Sadly, and due to the conditions of the grounds and continuing rain, tonight’s fireworks are being rescheduled for tomorrow night,” the Algonac Lions Club said in a Facebook post Friday afternoon. The...

Faygo ice cream comes to Port Huron

Earlier this week, new, but familiar, flavors entered the ice cream roster at A Little Something in Port Huron. Fans of Faygo are in for a new favorite ice cream. Browndog Barlor and Restaurant, located in Northville and Farmington, teamed up with the makers of Faygo to produce six new ice cream flavors....

Regina Spain – Enter Stage Right

The production of One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest debuts on July 8th with Enter Stage Right in Port Huron. Regina Spain tells of the challenges of the script written in the 60s, being performed in 2022. [Spotlight sponsored by Woman’s Life Insurance]

Your 2022 guide to 4th of July in the Thumb area

Whether you want to see them all or are just finding the one closest to home, with the 4th of July coming up this weekend, there are plenty of fireworks– and safety tips– to enjoy around the Thumb area!. Lexington holds the first fireworks of the summer tonight,...

Fireworks – By The Port Huron Police

Please use caution when celebrating with fireworks this weekend. Fireworks are not to be used at city parks which close at dusk. Never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks. Use great caution with sparklers as they burn at get hot enough to burn some metals. Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of fire or mishap. Other tips from the US Product Safety Commission include:
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Memphis prepares to sing the blues at summer festival

Memphis is getting ready to sing the blues this July, as the annual Memphis Blues Festival features five different blues artists or groups at the Memphis Lions Pavilion. “It is a good fit for the town. I am an old musician myself and I grew up playing the blues,” said festival organizer and Lions member Steve Weaver. “It was a natural fit to get involved, and the opportunity to do something good in the community, an event through the Lions Club.”

Buddy’s Pizza opening Chesterfield location

Buddy’s Pizza is continuing its expansion and spreading the singular joy that is the Detroit-style pie. The company, which claims the title of the inventors of Detroit-style pizza, announced a new location in Chesterfield in Macomb County, its 22nd. The store is located at 50670 Gratiot Ave., Chesterfield, and...
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East China School District honors retirees

At the East China School District Board of Education’s June 27 meeting, district retirees were recognized, including all of those who retired since the district’s recognition last year. “We are here to recognize the significant contributions to the school district that each of our retirees have made over...

Two women injured in Lexington Township crash

Sanilac County Sheriff deputies responded very early morning on June 29 to a report of a two vehicle rollover crash in Lexington Township. The call came in around 1:15 a.m. Wednesday morning, with deputies responding, along with officers from Croswell Police Department, and Michigan State Police, to the accident scene on East Peck Road near Wixson Road. Deputies determined that a 48-year-old Croswell woman was driving west on East Peck Road in her 2008 GMC Sierra when she crossed the centerline, striking a 2000 Toyota Avalon head-on. The 2008 GMC Sierra overturned onto its passenger side, pinning its driver, as well as the Avalon’s driver, a 40-year-old woman from Lexington, into their vehicles. With both women pinned, the Croswell and Lexington Fire/Rescue crews worked together to free them both from the cars using the jaws of life.