Sanilac County, MI

Two dogs rescued from neglect in “deplorable” Port Hope home

Two dogs have been rescued from deplorable conditions and negligence following an investigation by Sergeant James Hunt at a Port Hope residence last Friday, June 17. Sergeant Hunt was in the area for an unrelated complaint when he heard several dogs inside the Main Street residence. Upon asking neighbors and learning that the last time the dogs may have been cared for was three days before, he returned to the residence and found the door unlocked.

Sheriff: Alcohol, speed factors in minibike crash

WORTH TWP., Mich. (WNEM) - A minibike rider is recovering in the hospital after a crash in Sanilac County. On Tuesday, June 14 at 8 p.m., Sanilac County Central Dispatch received a 911 call about a minibike crash on Grove Road near Woodside Drive in Worth Township. Deputies determined a...
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Worth Township minibike crash sends 65-year-old to hospital

A little too much to drink and a need for speed Tuesday night sent a 65-year-old Southfield man to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries after he crashed his minibike motorcycle. The crash, which occurred on Grove Road near Woodside Drive in Worth Township, was determined to occur when the...

Sanilac deputies investigate two car crash on M-46

Sanilac County Sheriff deputies received a call yesterday afternoon concerning a two vehicle crash on Sanilac Road near Germania Road in Lamotte Township. Upon arrival at the scene, deputies determined that a 38-year old man from Marlette was driving north on Germania Road in his Chevrolet Silverado when he failed to stop at Sanilac Road, striking a passing westbound vehicle, a Town and Country minivan. The minivan’s driver, a 64-year-old Harbor Beach woman, was treated at the scene by Moore Township Fire and Sanilac EMS before being taken to McKenzie Hospital for further treatment.

The grooviest music festival in the Thumb is happening at the Sanilac County Historic Museum!

Port Sanilac, MI (June 10, 2022) – The Sanilac County Historic Village & Museum will again be hosting their annual “Singin’ the 60’s” music festival on June 18. We celebrate your favorite 60’s rock & roll at four different performance areas. Your favorite local bands will perform from The Beatles, Johnny Cash, The Monkees, Motown, The British Invasion, The Grateful Dead, The Mamas & The Papas, Peter, Paul & Mary, Willie Nelson, Hank Williams, Jefferson Airplane, The Everly Brothers, and more. Plus great eats, craft beer, arts & crafts vendors, a drum circle, and classic cars on display!

One Person CAN Make a Difference! – By Lisa Kenny

When you want to see change in the world around you, what do you do? Write a letter to your government representative? Comment on social media and share memes? Pray for a solution? Protest injustice? All of these things can help in some way, but to really change things for the better, it takes action.

Voyageurs, Settlers & Natives FREE Weekend at the Museum

Port Sanilac, MI (June 5, 2022) – Visit the Sanilac County Historic Village & Museum for this FREE family-friendly event, as they welcome back the Lac Ste. Claire Voyageurs for a living history encampment. Learn about and experience the rich history connected with the voyageurs, early settlers, American Indians,...

Museum offers Model T tours through the historic Village of Port Sanilac

(Port Sanilac, MI – June 1, 2022) The Sanilac County Historical Society invites you to enjoy a tour in a 1917, open-air Model T. Owner/operator, Tim Juhl, has beautifully-restored this automobile and looks forward to sharing some of the interesting history of Village, the Thumb, and Lake Huron with guests.

Independent candidate brings contest to commissioner race

An independent candidate has joined the commissioner race for the new District 6 seat, which covers Lexington, Croswell and Lexington Township. Evans Ehardt, 35 years-old and a former corrections officer for the Sanilac County Sheriff’s Department, will not be appearing on the August ballot, but his name will be on November’s ballot, where he’ll face off with democratic candidate Geoff Angus for the position.

SCHS gets new rail-car; plenty more planned

It took eight months of funding, building, and working to make it happen, but today, the Sanilac County Historical Society will finally be welcoming a “classic WWII US Pullman Troop Kitchen Car” to museum grounds. Donated by the now dissolved Port Huron Detroit Railroad Society with an addition...

Sanilac County Museum or Bust

(Port Sanilac, MI – May 25, 2022) After multiple decades at rest in a Flint rail yard, a classic WWII US Army Pullman Troop Kitchen car will soon embark on a final trip to its new home behind the historic Deckerville Train Depot, on the grounds of the Sanilac County Historic Village & Museum. The rail car will be trucked to the site and is expected to arrive on Tuesday, May 31.

Sanilac couple arraigned on drug charges

The pair of Sanilac County residents arrested last Monday in Huron County for their role in a February case of methamphetamine sales were arraigned last Wednesday in Sandusky’s 73A District Court. The pair, identified as 35-year-old Charles Robert Pattullo and 36-year-old Jennifer Marie Pattullo, are scheduled May 24 for...

Ford House and Sanilac County Historical Society make beautiful (organ) music together

(Port Sanilac, MI – May 10, 2022) The Sanilac County Historical Society (SCHS) hosted a thank you luncheon recently for some very important museum supporters. Lisa Worley, Director of Material Culture at the Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores, wrote a grant that was funded by the Americana Foundation to support conservation at small museums. Lisa and her team then chose three organizations to work with; Dearborn Historical Society, Romeo Historical Society, and Sanilac County Historical Society. As part of the project, Mark Gervasi, museum conservator, took two organs from the SCHS’ collection for restoration. Both organs were manufactured by the Dickinson & Gould Organ Co, which was located in Lexington, MI in the mid-1800’s, and was owned by two black men. Gervasi told the lunch guests that he is in the very challenging and tedious process of restoring the organs to like-new, playing condition.