Mikado Township: A Melodic Heritage in Northeast Michigan
In Alcona County, Michigan, lies Mikado Township, a name that resonates with the vibrancy of the arts from its founding days. The township's origin story is intimately linked to the performing arts, specifically to the influence of the comic opera 'The Mikado' by Gilbert and Sullivan. As the township was being established, this opera was performed in the area, capturing the imagination of its early residents. The opera, notable for its satirical commentary on British society, presented in an exotic Japanese setting, enjoyed widespread popularity. Its performance in Mikado left such a strong impression that it inspired the township's name.
Alcona Humane Society Investigates Case of Dog Rehomed Immediately After Adoption
Discover the story of Red, a dog rehomed just hours after adoption from Alcona Humane Society. Learn about the importance of proper adoption protocols, the challenges of rehoming, and the commitment required when welcoming a new pet into your home.
Chronic wasting disease confirmed in northernmost Lower Peninsula location yet
A case of chronic wasting disease — also called CWD — has been confirmed in a deer in Ogemaw County. It is the northernmost confirmed case of the disease so far in the Lower Peninsula. CWD infects animals in the deer family, including moose and elk, though there...
5-year-old Ogemaw Co. child saved from choking on Thanksgiving Day
WEST BRANCH TOWNSHIP — Michigan State Police on Monday said that a child was saved on Thanksgiving Day thanks to the efforts of the 5-year-old’s mother and a state police trooper. West Branch Post troopers responded to a call of a 5-year-old choking at a Simmons Road residence around 1:40 p.m. on Nov. 23. Upon arrival, Trooper Keegan Taylor found the child was not breathing and unresponsive. The child’s mother was administering CPR. Taylor took over life-saving measures with assistance from the mother, troopers reported.
Today the gas price is close to $2.99 in East Tawas 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.
Curran's Annual Black Bear Festival: A Tradition of Heritage, Celebration, and Wildlife
Every year, the township of Curran, Michigan, known affectionately as the 'Black Bear Capital of Michigan,' comes alive with the excitement of its Annual Black Bear Festival. This vibrant event has become a cornerstone of community spirit and a major draw for both locals and tourists. Celebrating the area's rich history and its deep connection with the American black bear, the festival offers a plethora of activities, from a colorful parade to family-friendly games, local arts, and crafts exhibits, and a variety of food stalls serving up both traditional and exotic flavors.
Michigan High School Boys Basketball Schedule, Live Streams in Alcona County Today - November 28
We have high school basketball competition in Alcona County, Michigan today, and information on how to watch these matchups is available in this article. Follow high school basketball this season on the NFHS Network! Keep tabs on your family or alma mater and tune in!. Alcona County, Michigan High School...
Meet Meeko and Juno: The Adorable Pets of the Week at Alcona Humane Society
Meet Meeko and Juno, two adorable dogs from the Alcona Humane Society looking for forever homes. Meeko, a gentle Doberman, and Juno, a playful Husky mix, are ready to bring joy and companionship to their new families. Discover their unique stories in this heartwarming video.
Alcona Schools E-Sports Team Wraps Up Inaugural Season with Valuable Lessons and State Playoffs Appearance
Discover how Alcona Community Schools' e-sports team navigated their first season, culminating in the state playoffs. Learn about the growth of competitive gaming, the life skills it imparts, and its potential as a pathway to college for students with unique talents.
Savor the Flavor: Top 3 Traditional American Dishes in Tawas City
This article explores three quintessential American dishes that are a must-try in Tawas City. Have you savored any of these culinary delights yet? If yes, we'd love to hear about your experiences in the comments below!
The Enchanting Legacy of Michigan AuSable Valley Railroad
Nestled in the scenic embrace of Fairview, Michigan, the Michigan AuSable Valley Railroad (MAVRR) stands as a historical landmark, a miniature marvel that once charmed countless visitors with its quarter-scale trains and captivating routes. Beginning in 1994, the MAVRR was the brainchild of Joanne and Howard Schrader, who transformed the Huron National Forest into a wonderland of rail adventure. Over two decades, this enchanting 1/4 scale ridable railway provided a picturesque journey through the rich landscape, crossing trestles and tunnelling through the pines near the serene Au Sable River.
Barton City's 'Biggest Little 4th in the North': A Celebration of Patriotism and Community
Every summer, the small yet spirited town of Barton City, Michigan, becomes a beacon of patriotism as it hosts the 'Biggest Little 4th in the North.' A tradition since the early 1960s, this legendary celebration has earned its place as one of the state's most anticipated Independence Day events. The festivities kick off with a vibrant parade, showcasing an array of floats and bands that emanate patriotic pride, followed by a series of family-friendly activities, including the much-loved grease pole competition and goldfish races.
Alabaster Township: A Legacy of Gypsum Mining and Economic Prosperity
Nestled along the serene shores of Lake Huron, Alabaster Township is not just a picturesque community; it's an area steeped in industrial history, home to the world's largest gypsum mine. This colossal mine has been the cornerstone of the township since George B. Smith started operations in 1862, surviving calamities like the 1891 fire to supply material for Chicago's 'White City' at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. The Alabaster Historic District encompasses a 400-acre complex that stands as a monument to the American industrial spirit, once powered by the innovative marine tramway system.
Comins Township: Oscoda County's Idyllic Heart
In the lush expanse of Oscoda County, Michigan, Comins Township emerges as a picturesque emblem of natural splendor and the epitome of small-town allure. A remnant of the robust lumber industry, the township, with its 2020 population of 1,839, has transitioned from a thriving commercial hub to a serene retreat, encompassing 71.80 square miles of land and 1.24 square miles of watercourses. The presence of major highways like M-33 and M-72 invites travelers to discover this tranquil haven, where the median household income of $28,750 reflects a community of modest, industrious individuals.
Chronic wasting disease in deer spreads to Ogemaw County in Michigan
LANSING — A deer with chronic wasting disease has been found in Ogemaw County — a county that had never seen the disease before. And that worries the Department of Natural Resources. Showing zombielike symptoms, the deer was in its final stages of the sickness: drooling, skinny and...
Teacher slapped non-verbal student with autism in face, court record says
The mother of a non-verbal student with autism says his school did not protect him from teacher who allegedly slapped him.
MSP warns drivers about 20 escaped cows in Ogemaw County
Police say drivers should be on the lookout for some runaway cows that may be moo-ving onto the road over the next couple days. Michigan State Police Third District reported that approximately 20 steer escaped their pen in Edwards Township.
Tragic Discovery of Missing Michigan Man's Body in Remote Northern Township
The search for 27-year-old James Wilkins, a father and football coach reported missing on June 9, 2023, culminated in a grim find. His body was located in a 'very desolate' part of Oscoda Township, Michigan, after a diligent five-month search by the Warren Police Department and Michigan State Police, aided by a cadaver dog. The remote area, thick with brush and trees, concealed the deceased, prompting an autopsy to confirm his identity and investigate the cause of death.
This stuffed pig was found on a trail along Lake Huron. Now she's a local celebrity
TAWAS — This little piggy went to market. This little piggy stayed home. This little piggy had roast beef. This little piggy had none. And one very special little miss Piggy visited every person, place and thing in hopes of finding her way home. Piggy, age unknown, was lost...
At One Time It Was the Largest City in Oscoda County: Au Sable, Michigan
Most of us know or have been to the Au Sable River...but some people aren't aware of the once-booming town by the same name in Iosco County. The town of Au Sable was settled in 1848 by Curtis Emerson and James Eldridge. They bought up the land in 1848 and by 1849 it was platted. When a post office was established in 1856, Elijah Grandy, a successful local fisherman, was made postmaster. Francis Smith took it upon himself to re-plat the village in 1867 which became incorporated in 1872 and finally as a city in 1889.