Sheriff: Fisherman falls into icy water following heated exchange
SEBEWAING TWP., Mich. (WNEM) – An ice fisherman fell into the water following a heated exchange that resulted in broken-up ice, the Huron County Sheriff said. Huron County Sheriff Kelly Hanson said on Friday, Feb. 24, about 10 a.m., deputies from the sheriff’s office were dispatched to an ice-covered Saginaw Bay canal off the end of Kilmanagh Road in Sebewaing Township.
Community rallies around family of school staff member killed in crash
ESSEXVILLE, Mich. (WNEM) - The Essexville-Hampton school district has quickly put together a fundraiser to support one of their own who was killed in a car crash over the weekend. Polly Christensen worked with Essexville-Hampton Public Schools for nearly a decade. “Our whole district is behind them. We’re here to...
‘It’s not fair’: Community mourns loss of beloved school staff member
ESSEXVILLE, Mich. (WNEM) - A mid-Michigan school district is mourning the loss after a staff member was killed in a crash. Polly Christensen had worked for Essexville-Hampton Public Schools for nearly 10 years. “It’s not fair. She just had so much life left to live and so much to look...
Caro Residents consider Marijuana Proposal
CARO, Mich.— Alongside the presidential primary election, Caro residents will vote on increasing the number of people allowed to grow marijuana. The citizen-initiated proposal will raise three of Caro’s license amounts for marijuana. If approved, the local proposal would raise the allowed number of Class C grower licenses...
PARTING SHOT 2-23-24 EDITION: TWICE AS HARD
TWICE AS HARD: Can you name the Atlanta, Georgia musical group responsible for the 1990 release of the album “Shake Your Moneymaker? If you know the correct answer, Call, e-mail, post a comment on our website, enter in person or via Facebook starting at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday through 5:00 p.m. on Monday, each week for your chance to win.
12 In Your Town: Kretzschy's BBQ adds a Cajun twist in Caro
CARO, Mich. (WJRT) - People walking down North State Street in Caro may need to pause and study the name of the town's popular barbecue restaurant. Kretzschy's can be hard to say. "Very few people pronounce it right," said owner Steve Kretzschmer. But that does not stop people from coming...
County to help Amish with Cass River crossing
CARO – Tuscola County officials are giving safety a boost. On Thursday, the county board of commissioners authorized Global Information Systems (GIS) director Cody Horton to provide the Cass City Amish community with help needed for a proposed covered bridge over the Cass River.
Pair plead in Silverwood gang beating
CARO — The final two defendants have pleaded no contest to criminal allegations in connection with the May 19, 2023 gang beating of a couple outside a Silverwood tavern. Beau A. Stratton, 29, of Clifford, and Garrett J. Bradley, 28, of North Branch, pleaded no contest to the charges last week in Tuscola County Circuit Court.
Caro man who hit sheriff deputy arraigned on drunk driving charge
CARO, Mich. (WJRT) - The man accused of hitting a Tuscola County Deputy Friday while under the influence was arraigned Tuesday in Tuscola County District Court. Court records show that 54-year-old Peter O'Brien is charged with operating while intoxicated third offense, operating while intoxicated causing serious injury and failure to yield for an emergency responder causing injury.
Cops: Woman forged $18,000 in checks
CARO — Police say a Tuscola Township woman fraudulently obtained $18,000 in less than a year by forging a Vassar-area woman’s name on checks – payable to the Tuscola Township suspect. Tuscola County Sheriff’s Office investigators say Margo K. McIntyre, 68, wrote out 18 checks to herself...
MI Elkton's Most Loveable Dogs Eagerly Awaits Forever Homes Today!
Whether you're thinking about adopting a pet or simply delight in watching cute animals, you'd find a plethora of endearing pets awaiting adoption at animal shelters across and close to elkton..
Diving Deeper into the McManus School
(After more information about the McManus School came to light following last week’s article, this is a continuation of the news story from 2/14/24) A young 98, with 99 right around the corner, Martha Lutat also attended McManus School, on Brady Road from kindergarten through eighth grade, graduating from Deckerville in 1942.
Millington's W.S. Babe Howard Named To Tennessee Sports Hall Of Fame
Millington’s W.S. Babe Howard Named To Tennessee Sports Hall Of Fame Millington’s W.S. Babe Howard Named To Tennessee Sports Hall Of Fame Millington’s W.S. Babe Howard Named To Tennessee Sports Hall Of Fame
Unionville man charged with break-in
CARO — David A. Brigham Jr.’s home in Unionville was ravaged by fire in 2023, but now the heat is on him. Brigham is accused of second-degree home invasion by Tuscola County Sheriff’s Office investigators, who allege he entered a home along East Brown Road in Dayton Township on Oct. 30, 2023, and stole various items.
Mid-Michigan builder criminally charged after taking couple's money, doesn't do work
WHEELER TOWNSHIP, MI. (WJRT) - A mid-Michigan contractor is facing a felony for allegedly taking a couple's money for a home renovation project, and then not doing the work. The contractor is a former candidate for the state house and he also worked on another project that had some controversy.
Woman dead, teen in critical condition after crash near Bay City
HAMPTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WJRT) - An Essexville woman died and her teenage passenger sustained critical injuries in a crash near Bay City on Sunday night. The Hampton Township Department of Public Safety believes the at-fault driver may have been intoxicated. The crash involving two vehicles was reported around 9:30 p.m....
The total snowfall Tuscola County got in January
Stacker compiled data on the snowfall that Tuscola County, Michigan received in January 2024 using data from the National Centers for Environmental Information
Millington milieu may woo you to visit
MILLINGTON — The little town of Millington has a growing downtown business district seemingly appealing to more and more people. Millington, population 1,028, typically makes news with its successful football and softball teams, known as the Cardinals. During the past few years, however, new businesses have turned heads after occupying formerly vacant storefronts.
Passage of pot issue worries Caro mayor
CARO — If Caro voters pass a proposal allowing up to tens of thousands of marijuana plants to be grown in commercial structures in the city, Mayor Karen Snider has her fears. “I have read several newspaper articles involving other municipalities and the problems they are encountering – such...
Owendale, February 23 High School 🏀 Game Notice
The Au Gres-Sims High School basketball team will have a game with Owendale-Gagetown High School on February 23, 2024, 18:30:00 CST.