The independent forensic team shows "lessons to be learned," after investigating the May 2020 failures of the Edenville and Sanford dams. Over the 95-year existence of the dams, the final report addresses the characteristics of the flood and other factors that contributed to the failures in 2020, in addition to findings on the physical mechanisms of the dam failures presented. (Photo Provided Forensic Team)
A family in Midland experienced a close encounter of the wild kind Tuesday, May 17. Aaron and Lou Ann Holland spotted a bear in their yard, close to their house, feeding from one of their bird feeders during the evening hours. The bear tore the feeder down before heading away from the property. The Hollands called 9-1-1, with Midland County Central Dispatch telling them a bear has been sighted in the area.
Jeff Kozak has spent the last 20-plus years as a local leader in law enforcement. Now, he's hoping those same leadership skills translate to coaching high school girls' basketball. Kozak, 42, was hired recently as Bullock Creek's new varsity coach, replacing Justin Freeland, who resigned recently after 20 very successful seasons at the Lancers' helm.
MIDLAND COUNTY, Mich. (WJRT) - A close encounter with a bear has a Midland County couple being a little careful when they head outside. They were in their Homer Township home last evening when the surprise guest arrived. It was a bear. The sheriff says there have been a few...
“A definition of a disaster is something that overwhelms the community’s ability to respond.” Those are the words shared by Raegan Schultz, one of the two remaining long-term disaster case managers, still helping people whose property was impacted when the dams on Wixom and Sanford Lakes were breached two years ago today, May 19, 2020.
Midland Dow clinched the Saginaw Valley League Championship over Grand Blanc. The Flint City Bucks spent their Sunday helping clean up the neighborhood. With the districts and the state tournament just around the corner, it's conference championship time for high school soccer. Flint City Bucks preview. Updated: May. 13, 2022...
A series of proposals, that reflect the identified needs for curriculum and staff development across the Midland Public Schools district, was approved during the regular school board meeting on Monday. The district's Staff/Curriculum Development Committee had recommended 18 proposals for the board's consideration at the April board meeting. The proposals, in total, use around $342,500 of the general fund. Now, the district team awaits funding approval related to the process, before it will consult with those leading each project to make decisions about implementation. Superintendent Michael Sharrow said he was pleased to have the proposals pass, as the...
MIDLAND, MI - Dogs will be up on the fashion runway this week as a part of a fundraiser for a Midland area animal rescue. The Midland County Pit Stop is holding a “K9 Katwalk” event at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 19. The event is meant to raise funds to cover veterinary care and supply costs for the pets that Midland County Pit Stop cares for annually. According to the Pit Stop, the organization’s vetting and supply costs were paid for with $52,863.28 in donations.
Growing up in a family of 15 children left sisters Mary Ann (Bartos) Sczepanski and Bernadine (Bartos) LeBeau with vivid memories of their childhood.
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Midland County elected officials, including Sheriff Myrone Greene, left, Clerk Ann Manary, middle, and Prosecutor J Dee Brooks, right, received wage increases in their 2022 salaries at the Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, May 17 in the County Services Building in Midland. (Photos Provided County of Midland) (Midland Daily News)