Those who gave the ultimate sacrifice
Group provides update on Crawford County state-operated veterans cemetery project during memorial ceremony at Hanson Hills on Friday. The group currently working toward bringing a state-operated veterans cemetery to Crawford County conducted a Memorial Day wreath-laying ceremony at the Johnson Hill U.S. Government Military Cemetery at Hanson Hills Recreation Area on Friday, May 26, and provided an update on the project.
Motorcycle Passenger Dies After Motorcycle Crashes Into Pickup on M-55
Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office deputies said a passenger of a motorcycle died May 27 when the bike hit a pickup truck that failed to yield. Deputies said they were sent to the crash at M-55 and Loxley Road in Roscommon Township, Houghton Lake on Saturday. Deputies arrived and found that a GMC Sierra pickup and a Honda motorcycle had crashed. Preliminary investigation shows that the pickup, driven by a 38-year-old man from Houghton Lake, attempted to cross M-55 traveling south on Loxley Road and failed to yield to the motorcycle, which was traveling west on M-55, deputies said. The vehicles crashed, causing injuries to the driver of the motorcycle - a 48-year-old man from Midland - and the pickup driver, while the passenger of the motorcycle, Frederick Hammond, 49, of Midland, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Crews battle overnight fire in Roscommon
ROSCOMMON COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- Investigators are looking for the cause of a fire that started early Tuesday morning. Officials said one person was inside the O'Brien Architect Building on 5th Street near downtown Roscommon when the fire started at around 1 a.m. The person was not injured. It took...
Man arrested after police find victim ‘severely beaten’ in Northern Michigan
OTSEGO COUNTY, MI – Charges are pending against a 35-year-old man accused of assaulting another man, Otsego County sheriff’s deputies said. Police initially responded to a 4:40 a.m. report of an assault complaint on Saturday, May 27, at the Otsego Memorial Hospital. There, police learned a man had...
Man killed, another injured after pickup truck crashes into motorcycle
ROSCOMMON COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- A Midland man died in a motorcycle crash in Roscommon Township, according to the Roscommon County Sheriff's Office. The sheriff's office said in a statement that the crash occurred Saturday afternoon at M-55 and Loxley Road. According to investigators, a GMC Sierra pickup truck attempted...
Sundrop Montessori Preschool Helping Students Learn through Unique Opportunities
Sundrop Montessori Preschool in Roscommon is preparing for the 2023-2024 school year. “Roscommon is one of the worst counties in the state regarding the demand for child care and the supply of child care. It’s a big disparity in this age group for ages 3 to 5,” said Mariah Frye, Founder and President of Sundrop Montessori Preschool. Sundrop Montessori Preschool opened in 2021 to help fill that void. “I just really love what we do. I think our children go home happy. They don’t go home super burnt out by the day. Maybe they’re tired because they’ve been playing outside for many hours of time, but it’s the good tired, right? A happy earned tired,” explained Tiana Mammoser, Director and Lead Guide at Sundrop Montessori Preschool.
1 dead in Crawford County motorcycle crash
CRAWFORD COUNTY, MI -- A 62-year-old man died Friday evening after being ejected in a motorcycle crash, police said. At about 6:25 p.m. May 26, troopers from the Michigan State Police responded to a motorcycle crash reported on Hiawatha Drive near North Manistee River Road in Frederic Township -- southern Crawford County.
Home Lost but Man Saved In Early Morning Roscommon Co. Fire
Roscommon County deputies say they were able to save a sleeping man from a fire early Tuesday morning. They responded to reports of a fire in the Village of Roscommon a little after 1 a.m. on Tuesday. The home on North Fifth Street was already significantly burned on the backside when they arrived. Deputies found a man sleeping inside the home. They were able to wake him up and get him out just before a propane tank exploded and another caught fire. Firefighters arrived and fought the flames for several hours. The home was lost, but the fire was contained without spreading to any buildings nearby.
Board votes no on resolution opposing military land use MOU
Commissioners opt not to oppose recent DNR, Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Memorandum of Understanding. The Crawford County Board of Commissioners voted on Thursday not to approve a resolution opposing the Memorandum of Understanding between the Department of Natural Resources and the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs allowing the military “to conduct exercises on up to 52,000 acres of eligible land” via “limited land use permits.”
Opposition continues against giving Camp Grayling access to acreage
GAYLORD — After hearing widespread criticism from governmental units, residents and conservation groups, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources in April rejected a Michigan National Guard proposal to add about 162,000 acres of state-held land to more than double the size of the Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center.
Gaylord softball sweeps two more top-ranked teams; GHS, JoBurg wrap regular season
GAYLORD ― The hectic few weeks that is the spring sports postseason is set to begin this week for area baseball and softball teams. Gaylord area teams have been busy wrapping up the final games of their regular season schedules the past two weeks, while also preparing for the upcoming district rounds of...
M-66 in Missaukee County to Undergo $1.5 Million Resurfacing Project with Improved Safety Measures
The Michigan Department of Transportation will spend $1.5 million to resurface 5.5 miles of M-66 in Missaukee County, from M-55 to east of McBain. The project will widen paved shoulders north of McBain and bring sidewalk ramps up to ADA standards.
Gaylord man arrested for assault with intent to murder
OTSEGO COUNTY, Mich. (WPBN/WGTU) -- The Otsego County Sheriff's Office says they have arrested a 35 year-old Gaylord man for assault with intent to murder. Deputies were first alerted in the early morning hours on May 27th when they were called to Otsego Memorial Hospital for an assault complaint. There they met a man who they say had been severely beaten and sustained several injuries. The Sheriff's Office has not identified the injured man or said if he knows the suspect.
Gaylord starts state title chase with big win; JL survives with seventh-inning comeback
GAYLORD ― After a long, grueling regular season of cancellations, less-than-perfect weather and tough overall schedules, Northern Michigan softball teams are jumping at the opportunity to play meaningful games in pristine weather. However, as the Gaylord team is well aware, the road to a state championship can only be taken one step, one game at a time.
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Frederic Man Dies in Motorcycle Crash
Michigan State Police say a man was killed in a motorcycle crash in Crawford County on May 26. Troopers say a motorcycle with a sidecar was traveling south on Hiawatha Drive near north Manistee River Road in Frederic Township. The driver, 62-year-old Guy Russel from Frederic, was seen swerving in the roadway, before running off into a ditch near his home. He was ejected from the motorcycle, and later died from his injuries at Munson Hospital in Traverse City.
St. Mary celebrates 2023 valedictorian, salutatorians
GAYLORD — St. Mary Cathedral High School in Gaylord has revealed the Class of 2023 valedictorian and salutatorians. The valedictorian at St. Mary is Rosemarie Cruz and co-salutatorians are Emma Glasby and Annalise Udell. ...
Multiple departments contain 80 acre forest fire near US-131
NORTHERN MICHIGAN (WPBN/WGTU) -- Michigan State Police confirm an 80 acre forest fire has been contained. The fire spread near US-131 off County Line Road. Multiple fire departments from Grand Traverse, Wexford and Roscommon counties worked to contain the fire. According to the Fife Lake Springfield Fire Department, DNR planes took water from nearby Fife Lake to douse the flames.
Crawford Co. Deputies Looking to Reunite Mini Horse With Its Owner
Crawford County Deputies are look for the owner of this mini horse. It was found on Staley Lake Road in Pere Cheney, south of Grayling. If you have any information, please call Central Dispatch at 989-348-6341. RELATED: Owners Searching for Dog Lost After Newago Co. Car Crash
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