Cathie Martin

Rates Up – Ridership Reaches All-Time High

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Despite the start of a five-cent fare increase, Blue Water Area Transit marked an  all-time ridership record of 125,719 riders last month (October 2014). The new milestone continues a six-year trend that started in 2008 when the agency broke its monthly record for the first time in 27 years.  “We are glad to see that…

Ballistic Vest Goes To Braddock

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Port Huron Police Department’s Canine Braddock has received his ballistic vest as part of a partnership with Vested Interest in K-9’s, Inc and the Police Department.  Vested Interest in K-9’s, Inc is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA. Its mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to…

Thanksgiving Holiday – Secretary Of State Offices Closed

Secretary of State Ruth Johnson

  Secretary of State Ruth Johnson reminds residents that all branch offices and the Office of the Great Seal will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.  All offices will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 27, Friday, Nov. 28, and SUPER!Centers will be closed on Saturday, Nov. 29.   The Department of State mails notices to motorists 45…

Teen Avoids Injuries In Crash With Train

Sheriff Tim Donnellon

A teenager avoided injury early Tuesday morning in a crash with a train.  According to St. Clair County Sheriff Tim Donnellon, 18 year old Samantha Schram of Shelby Township was northbound on Range Road near Griswold Road, when she drove her vehicle into the side of a westbound train at about 2:45 a.m.  The vehicle…

City Council Revises Local Marijuana Ordinance

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At last night’s Port Huron City Council meeting, members voted 6-0 to revise an ordinance  to reflect a voter-approved proposal decriminalizing the use and/or possession of marijuana by those 21 and older.  The proposal was on the Port Huron ballot on November 4th.  However, according to police officials, that even though the ordinance language is…

Man Charged With Murder – Sentenced On Drug Charges

James Donald VanCallis

  32-year-old James Donald VanCallis of Wales Township who is charged in the slaying of 14 year old April Millsap was sentenced Monday in St. Clair County Circuit Judge Michael West’s courtroom on drug charges.  VanCallis was sentenced to a year in jail for manufacturing marijuana, with credit for 118 days served. Thirty days of…

Fundraiser For Salvation Army

Jim Clary

Christmas is a special time of year for Jim Clary and those who love his art.  This is the 17th year that   Clary has been rewarding those who donate to the Salvation Army with a gift of his art.  This year, the maritime artist will give a color print of his painting, “I Saw Three…

Burtchville Armed Robbery

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The Mobil Mart gas station on Lakeshore Road in Lakeport was robbed Sunday night.  According to St. Clair County Sheriff Tim Donnellon, a man went into the store shortly after 9:00, pulled out a knife and demanded money and cigarettes.  The clerk complied and the man ran out of the store with an undisclosed amount…