Cathie Martin

Father And Son Plead Guilty To Drug Charges; Son To Face Murder Charges

James Donald VanCallis

  James Donald VanCallis, 32, and his father, James Bernard VanCallis, 66, pleaded guilty to manufacturing marijuana, while charges of maintaining a drug house and habitual offender were dismissed.  The two were arrested in July after investigators found an alleged marijuana grow operation at their Marquette Road home.  Just over two weeks, following the search…

McLaren Port Huron Auxiliary Looking For Volunteers

mclaren port huron

The McLaren Port Huron Auxiliary is looking for individuals who are interested in volunteering in various positions throughout the hospital. Positions include departmental support, clerical support, customer service, areas such as the gift shop and Skylight Café, and the sewing room.  A recently added volunteer service is inpatient hospitality cart services. On weekday mornings and…

Secretary Johnson Encourages Parental Involvement During National Teen Driver Safety Week

Ruth Johnson

Secretary of State Ruth Johnson in recognition of National Teen Driver Safety Week, is encouraging parents and guardians to take an active role in coaching their teen driver as they practice behind-the-wheel skills together.  “Parents are the single greatest influence on a young person’s safe-driving habits,” Johnson said. “I encourage parents and guardians to make…

Man Arrested By Customs And Border Protection

U.S. Border And Customs

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Fort Street Cargo Facility arrested a 52 year old Canadian citizen wanted in Davison, Michigan for 4th degree criminal sexual conduct.  On Monday October 14, a 52-year old Canadian citizen and FAST (Free and Secure Trade) card holder entered the U.S. hauling a…

Suspect In Murder Investigation Found Dead

Sanilac County Sheriff

According to reports, Sanilac County Sheriff’s Investigators found a 40-year-old Deckerville man deceased in his home from what appears to have been a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head with the weapon still present. The male subject was the primary suspect in connection with the homicide of 35-year-old Billy Chernow Jr. of McGregor.   Facts gathered…

Community Foundation Finding Permanent Home

Randy Maiers

  The Community Foundation is getting closer to moving to a permanent location.  Several months ago, the foundation’s office space at 330 Superior Mall saw a pipe burst and the offices were temporarily relocated at the Haborside Office Center on Third Street.  Now, according to a news letter from Rand Maiers  President of the foundation, they…

Still Time To Register To Win $ For New Businesses

green light

There is still time to register for GreenLight Port Huron, a business pitch competition happening in St. Clair County, similar to that which happens on the television reality show “The Sharks”.  Submissions are due October 31, by midnight, and prizes include $10,000 in cash as the Grand Prize sponsored by Spartan Innovations and C3 plus…

Vendor Training Still Open For Blue Water Business Expo

Amy Lutz

The Blue Water Area Chamber of Commerce will host the 2nd Annual Blue Water Business Expo from 10AM – 6PM on Thursday, November 13th at DoubleTree by Hilton, 800 Harker Street, Port Huron.   The event is sponsored by Times Herald and is open to the public with free admittance.  All businesses and organizations are encouraged to participate.  This expo is…

Outstanding Team and Outstanding Employee Announced For This Month At SCCCMH

K Melick and C Hanna

St. Clair County Community Mental Health named Deborah Kokoszka as its most recent Outstanding Employee of the Month.  Deborah is recognized for assisting an individual who indicated she wasn’t feeling well while in the building for an appointment. Kokoszka quickly contacted the individual’s doctor to set up an appointment. Without her assistance the individual most…

Smoke Detectors Being Distributed To Port Huron Residents

port huron fire station

The Port Huron Department of Public Safety – Fire Division recently participated in a smoke detector collection program sponsored by the Detroit Red Wings and Comerica Cares.  In addition, every dollar donated was matched by Red Wings Team Captain Henrik Zetterberg. Multiple dire departments within Southeast Michigan participated in the program.  The Port Huron Fire…