Cathie Martin

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…

Hotel Plans Still A Go

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Will there be a new hotel in downtown Port Huron?  Will it be in the old Sperry’s building as stated earlier this year? Or will CityFlats Hotel now be going into the old Michigan National Bank, or both?  Reports say a brownfield redevelopment plan has been submitted for 800 Military St. and 405 Water Street. …

Woman Admits To Smothering Her Baby 53 Years Ago

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In a recent interview with a reporter, a 77-year old woman admitted to killing her 8-month-old son some 53 years ago. Janice Summerfield, 77, now living in a nursing home in Battle Creek, confessed to smothering the baby during interviews with her 54-year-old daughter Paula Gastian, along with a detective and a reporter.  She says,…

McLaren Port Huron – Top Performer

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McLaren Port Huron has been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. McLaren Port Huron was recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2014 annual report“America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance…

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

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As we enter Thanksgiving week, it is a reminder that the jolly old man in the big red suit will be heading our way.  Like every year, Santa Claus is busy making appearances before the big delivery night.  Santa will be in the Blue Water Area Communities at a number of functions, including the Marine…

Helping Children In Our Communities

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November is National Adoption Month!  The community is invited to join Ennis Center for Children in celebrating this month and showing support for the over 100,000 children nationally who are waiting to find their permanent, forever family.  In Michigan, there are approximately 3,000 children waiting to be adopted from the foster care system.  This year,…

McLaren Port Huron Re-certified For Advanced Inpatient Diabetes Care

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McLaren Port Huron has re-earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Diabetes Inpatient Care by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care. The certification award recognizes the hospital’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.  McLaren Port Huron also…

Prime Healthcare Services Takes Over St. Joseph Mercy

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Saint Joseph Mercy Health System (SJMHS) and Trinity Health announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Prime Healthcare Services, a hospital system based in Ontario, Calif. would acquire St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron, located in Port Huron, Mich. The decision of the SJMHS board of directors was supported by the hospital’s…