Cathie Martin

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. To Be Celebrated

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. national holiday is soon before us, and the Blue Water Area churches (formerly three ministerial associations) and Operation Transformation will present the 9th annual “One in Christ” Community Service.  The free event will be held Sunday, January 18th, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at First Congregational Church, located at 723…

USPS Exceeds Holiday Delivery Projections!

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The U.S. Postal Service exceeded its holiday delivery projections this season, delivering approximately 524 million packages in December — an 18 percent increase over last year. On Dec. 22 alone, the Postal Service delivered more than 28 million packages. This marked the most packages delivered in a single day in the organization’s history. The package delivery…

Tracy Piper – The Piper Protocol

the piper protocol

With January comes resolutions and making changes; starting fresh.  That could include a change in the way you eat.  The Piper Protocol is more than a recipe or diet book.  Tracy Piper works in the healing arts and she gives basic plans to “heal” you from the inside out.  Piper spoke with WGRT’s Cathie Martin…

House Fire Claims Life Of Man

fort gratiot fire

An early fire Tuesday in a home in Burtchville Township left one dead.  A 66-year-old man was found dead at the scene following a fire that tore through his home shortly before 7 a.m. yesterday.  Flames were visible from the home’s windows as crews arrived on scene following a 911 call placed by a neighbor.…

Winter Programs To Begin For Parks & Recreation Department

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The Port Huron Parks and Recreation Department is kicking off the year with 22 new programs.  The latest additions range from toddlers to senior citizens.  The DNR and the Port Huron Parks and Recreation are hosting sessions for Snowmobiling, Off-Road Vehicle and Boater Safety Certifications at the recreation center.  According to Toni George, there are…

Competency Evaluation Ordered For VanCallis

James Donald VanCallis

The 33-year-old Wales Township man accused of murdering an Armada teenager will be evaluated for competency and criminal responsibility.  Reports say during arraignment in circuit court on Monday, James VanCallis was ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.  The evaluation was requested by VanCalis’ attorney, Azhar Sheikh at the hearing in front of Judge James Biernat…

Game On Cancer To Benefit Cancer Centers and Local Sports Writer

Jim Whymer

On January 19, 2015, Central Middle School’s basketball team will be hosting a charity game versus Holland Woods Middle School titled “Game On Cancer.” The 7th grade game will begin at 4:15 p.m. The 8th grade game will begin directly after. The Central Middle School athletic office will be accepting donations prior to the event.…

Free Straw Bedding For Dogs

Sheriff Donnellon

With the onset of extremely cold temperatures, the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control Division is offering help for those who have outdoor dogs.  Sheriff Tim Donnellon wants dog owners to know that straw is available at the Animal Control Office, located at 3378 Griswold Road in Port Huron Township.  The straw can be…

Ira Township Has New Fire Chief

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Assistant Ira Township Fire Chief Jason Keller has been promoted to chief as of December.  Keller spent nearly three months as officer in charge at the department following the former chief, Mike Holt’s guilty plea to embezzlement.  Holt was accused of stealing township fuel for personal use.  Keller, 36 years of age has been with…

Bridge Closure To Take Place Mid-January

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Motorists will be able to cross the bridge on M-29 at the Pine River in St. Clair until January 15 – that is when the closure for upgrades will take place.  The bridge is slated to close at 6 a.m., January 15 and remain closed through March.  The detour for commuting traffic will be Fred…