Chippewa Co. Sheriff’s Office continues holiday food drive that started in 1998
Generous people in Chippewa County today were donating food and money to an annual food drive that has been going on for a quarter of a decade. The Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office holiday food drive started in 1998 while teaming up with Scott Shackleton. Frozen turkeys, hams, boxed and canned goods along and money were all collected in the parking lots of Walmart and Pat’s foods. Volunteers from the sheriff’s office, and their families and friends, took time out of their Saturday to help.
Unsolved: Chippewa County’s John Doe
We caution you, the video contains images of human remains. It’s been 57 years since hunters made an unsettling discovery in the woods of Chippewa County. They came across a man’s body near Trout Lake, but the remains are still unidentified more than half a century later. The woods of Trout Lake in western Chippewa County are a sportsman’s paradise, and on Nov. 11, 1966 a group of hunters were preparing for what they hoped would be another successful season, when they made a grisly discovery.
Two men added to U.P. sheriff’s ‘most wanted’ list
CHIPPEWA COUNTY, Mich. (WJMN) — The Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help as they seek two men wanted on Felony warrants. The first man announced was Ronald Kevin Carlton, wanted on a Felony warrant for evading prosecution. Minutes later, Local 3 received an alert announcing Justin Lee Peek was sought for the same […]
Two meth smuggling arrests made in Chippewa County
CHIPPEWA COUNTY — Two Chippewa County residents were recently arrested on charges of methamphetamine smuggling. According to the Chippewa County Sheriff's Department, the TRI-County Drug Enforcement Team (TRIDENT) is investigating a local man for smuggling methamphetamine from lower Michigan to Chippewa County. On Monday, Nov. 20, deputies and Michigan...
Brimley Elementary recognized as a 'Building the Hope' school
BRIMLEY — Brimley Elementary School was recently recognized with an award for academic excellence among low-income students. Brimley was one of five Michigan schools selected as a "Building the Hope" school. As a way to support struggling communities and largely minority communities that don't often get the support they need, the "Building the Hope Schools" program celebrates schools that demonstrate academic progress that beat state averages, while also supporting cultural development.
Village wraps up sewer line project
The Village of Newberry has finished its 2023 Clean Water State Revolving Fund project of improving the sanitary sewer lines on certain streets in town. An update on the project was one of the items on the agenda of the November regular meeting of the Newberry Village Council on Tuesday, November 21.
High wind warning issued for Mackinac Bridge; motorists urged to exercise caution
STRAITS OF MACKINAC, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- A high wind warning has been issued for drivers looking to cross the Mackinac Bridge. The Mackinac Bridge Authority said it’s experiencing winds of sufficient force in the Straits area (20 - 34 mph) to issue a warning to all motorists preparing to cross the Mackinac Bridge.
Today the gas price is close to $3.29 in Newberry as of 2023-11-30. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Thursday is $3.246, a week ago the price is $3.268 , according to AAA.
Echoes of the Past: Exploring the Logging History of Eckerman, Michigan
Nestled within the lush forests of Chippewa County, Michigan, the small town of Eckerman harbors the rich echoes of its vibrant logging past. Once a hub teeming with industry, the town was integral to Michigan's leadership in timber production during the late 1800s. The Eckerman Railroad Depot, a bustling nexus doubling as a post office in 1898, epitomized this historic era, with Frank X. Bussette and his family symbolizing the community's spirited lifeblood.
Gould City: From Lumber Boom to Ghostly Silence
Amidst the rural stretches of Michigan's Mackinac County, the ghost town of Gould City stands as a stark reminder of the impermanence of human endeavors. Founded in 1886 by lumberman Sam Stiles, this once-thriving community was the heart of a bustling timber industry. By 1910, the town reached its peak with a population of around 200, a buzzing network of sawmills, general stores, and the lively chatter from two saloons echoing through its streets.
Fibre, Michigan: A Rural Sanctuary Amidst a Digitally Connected World
In the heart of the Upper Peninsula, Fibre, Michigan offers a serene respite from the relentless speed of city life. This unincorporated community in Chippewa County, home to fewer than 2,000 souls, is defined by its vast natural beauty and a lifestyle that embodies peacefulness. With a sparse population density, Fibre provides a spacious environment that fosters a close-knit community vibe. Despite an average household income below the state and national averages, the low cost of living and minimal crime rates contribute to its appeal as an affordable and safe haven.
Dafter Township: A Tapestry of History and Tradition in Michigan's Upper Peninsula
Nestled in Michigan's scenic Upper Peninsula, the historic Dafter Township boasts a legacy dating back to its establishment in 1881. Named after an English town, Dafter's foundation is entwined with the Native American tribes that thrived in the region, such as the Sioux, Cherokee, and Iroquois. The arrival of European settlers marked a shift, with the Greenville Treaty of 1795 and the Detroit Treaty of 1807 defining territories and governance, leading to the rich cultural mosaic that defines the township today.
Police investigate shots fired on MacArthur Boulevard in Washtenaw County
WASHTENAW COUNTY, MI -- Police are investigating shots fired at a residence in Superior Township on Sunday. Deputies were called to a residence in the 8900 block of MacArthur Boulevard around 8 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 26 for reports of gunshots, according to Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Derrick Jackson.
Snow and wind reduce travel speeds, raise concerns for visibility in northern Michigan
Today the snow and wind will reduce travel speeds for all of us in northern Michigan. The snow totals may be higher in some towns, but all roads are slippery. Visibility for drivers is a concern with wind from the northwest gusting over 25 mph. High temperatures will be in the 22 to 30 degree range.
See Santa light the tree this weekend in Rudyard
RUDYARD — Before his big flight on Christmas Eve, Santa Claus has set up a visit to the Rudyard Community Center located on Mackinaw Trail in Rudyard this Friday, Dec. 1. With the assistance of the Rudyard Fire Department, Santa will join community members at a Christmas tree lighting at the Rudyard Community Center that will begin at 6:30 p.m. ...
WINTER WEATHER ALERTS into Tuesday
Please drive slow, avoid distractions, & be safe out there: it’s gonna get slick on the roads. Frigid temps & strong NW winds are teaming up with lake effect snow TODAY into TUESDAY. Moderate to heavy snow is possible for the NW wind snowbelts, especially downwind of Lake Superior.
Kinross Charter Township: Honoring Aviation Heritage and Community Growth
Nestled in the eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Kinross Charter Township harbors a rich aviation heritage with the Chippewa County International Airport, the former Kincheloe Air Force Base. This historic site, named after the decorated Korean War pilot Captain Iven Kincheloe, has transitioned from a military stronghold to a cornerstone of civilian aviation and economic growth. Established in 1941 as Kinross Auxiliary airfield and reactivated for the Cold War, it once housed B-52H jet bombers, reflecting the era's strategic military importance.
TAS to offer referee training
Anyone who frequents high school athletic events knows that there is a state-wide shortage of game officials. In an effort to get students interested and to help solve the challenge of finding referees, Tahquamenon Area Schools (TAS) is offering an elective for students to train and learn to be a game official. The decision was made at TAS Board of Education’s regular monthly meeting on Monday, November 20.
Gas prices fall to a 2023 low across Michigan
MICHIGAN (WJRT) - Gas prices across Michigan have fallen to a 2023 low. The average price for a gallon of gas in Michigan is $3.16. That is 11 cents cheaper than a week ago, 20 cents cheaper than last month and 49 cents less than Nov. 2022. The national average...
Lake effect snow bands could dump 6 inches on one Northern Michigan spot
GAYLORD, MI - The potential for some heavy lake-effect snow bands has sparked a Winter Weather Advisory for one part of Northern Michigan. It will start Thursday night and continue into Friday afternoon. Areas near Sault Ste. Marie could see up to 6 inches of snow by Friday, according to...