Category: Local News
by Peter Jakey-Managing Editor
The home of a Millersburg couple was severely damaged in a weekend fire. The Case Township Fire Department had only a few blocks to travel inside the village limits to respond.
The initial call (6:09 p.m.) to Presque Isle County central dispatch reported visible flames coming from the one-story structure, which is the second to last house on Gardner Street.… Read Full Story
by Angie Asam –Staff Writer
After having three scheduled days of school off due to cold temperatures, students at Rogers City High School/Middle School returned to school Tuesday for less than three hours before being sent home.
A fire broke out in the lunchroom, formerly the home economics classroom, Tuesday morning.… Read Full Story
High school and middle school students were sent home after a fire in the lunchroom at Rogers City High School Tuesday morning. The fire in the former home economics room, renovated in recent years to be used as a lunch room.… Read Full Story
It is almost difficult to believe, with northern Michigan in the midst of an arctic winter, that the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is reminding anglers that the dates for mandatory ice shanty removal are approaching.
It might be the first sign that spring could be close.… Read Full Story
Northern Michigan Caucus working together
so technology advances don’t leave rural residents behind
State Rep. Peter Pettalia introduced a resolution Tuesday to remind Gov. Rick Snyder and state department leaders that while electronic documents and computerization can be efficient and less expensive for conducting business, not all state residents are prepared to go paperless.… Read Full Story
Publisher’s Corner–by Richard Lamb
The county board of commissioners again voted to keep the official minutes of their meetings out of your local newspaper. It is hard for me to understand the logic of that decision. That vote came at the board’s organizational meeting in January.… Read Full Story
by Peter Jakey–Managing Editor
It is OK to mess with Sasquatch in Posen.
It’s not that way on television. In the popular “messin with Sasquatch” commercials people snap towels and throw snakes at Sasquatch or bigfoot, whatever you want to call the folklore legend, and usually with dire consequences.… Read Full Story
The extremely cold weather has caused some interesting natural ice sculptures to form on the big lake. A beautiful set of what appears to be six-foot ice volcanoes mark the shoreline at Rogers City’s Seagull Point Park. Milder temperatures are expected over the weekend, but these sculptures should last for a while.… Read Full Story
by Richard Lamb–Advance Publisher
Nine years ago today, the Advance building was destroyed by fire. That is the short version of this story.
The long version would take all day to tell, but let me briefly try. From the time I got the call around 7 a.m., Feb.… Read Full Story
by Peter Jakey-Managing Editor
The 2015 Black Lake sturgeon season lasted five-and-one-half hours. The fifth and final fish was speared at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, officially closing the season with the quota being met.
“It worked perfectly,” said Todd Grischke, Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Lake Huron Basin coordinator.… Read Full Story