Cathie Martin

When There’s Lightning, Bolt To Safety Indoors

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It’s too easy to think we’re invincible when it comes to lightning storms—going outside, staying in the pool, or continuing a softball game as thunder sounds in the distance are not safe activities when lightning and thunder are in the area. Instead, move indoors when thunder roars.  According to Jeff Friedland of Emergency Management, such…

Rep. Lauwers’ Plan To Prevent Tax Refund Delays For Farmers Heads To The Governor

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Legislation introduced by state Rep. Dan Lauwers to hold the Department of Treasury accountable for delays experienced by farmers who participate in the state’s Farmland and Open Space Preservation Program, often referred to as Public Act 116.  When farmers enter into a PA 116 agreement, they commit to keeping their land available for agricultural production…

Volunteers Needed For Sandfest

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SandFest 2016 is fast approaching!  Michigan’s First and Only Sand Sculpting Competition with Professional and Advanced Amateur sculptors will be held at the Fort Gratiot Light Station from Friday July 8 – Sunday, July 10, 2016. Complete schedule will be released this week. All proceeds are designated for restoration of this historic site.  According to Susan…

Teacher Contract To Be Reviewed At Board Meeting

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The Port Huron Board of Education will meet this evening in regular session to review a new contract with its teachers, however no details of the agreement have been released.  The current contract which was approved in the Spring of this year, will expire August 15.  The contract allowed for a pay increase of 1…

DTF Raids Two Crack Houses

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The St. Clair County Drug Task Force conducted raids at two crack houses in the city of Port Huron Thursday night.  According to Sheriff Tim Donnellon, the DTF conducted an investigation into the sales of crack cocaine in Port Huron.  The investigation led to the execution of search warrants at two homes.  The first search…

Fire In Port Huron Sunday

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A fire that broke out at a pet grooming facility in Port Huron was found to be an electrical problem.  Firefighters were called at about 2:15 p.m. Sunday to the Doggy Barber, located at 2709 Pine Grove Ave., to heaving fire coming from the rear of the building.  Wilton’s TV and Appliance, and Hydroponics Highway…

Local Youth Send “Visual Letters” To China

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Thousands of Michigan children participated in the 2016 Michigan 4-H Art Exchange with China. Of those thousands, one hundred pieces were selected to send to China.  Artwork by Victoria Colgan of Kimball Elementary and Isabel Hill of Garfield Elementary were part of that select group.  The artwork was created in the PHASD 21st Century After…

Rep. Lauwers Recognizes McDonalds For Using Michigan Apples

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State Rep. Dan Lauwers, R-Brockway Township, and Rep. Jon Bumstead, R-Newaygo, presented special tributes to McDonald’s, accepted by owner-operator Matthew Schulz, and Peterson Farms of Shelby, accepted by owner Earl Peterson, to mark the two-billionth apple packet sold by McDonald’s Restaurants nationwide. McDonald’s purchases more than $164 million in agricultural products from Michigan for its…

Local Prayer Service For Orlando Planned

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Several local churches are joining together to organize a prayer service for people to show their support for the victims in two shootings in Florida. The Blue Water Area Stands with Orlando Interfaith Prayer Service is planned for 7 p.m. Saturday in the side yard of St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1331 Seventh St., Port Huron.  Vigils…