Cathie Martin

Dinner On The Farm

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U.S. Representative Candice Miller will meet with over 400 farmers on Tuesday, June 30th at 5:30 p.m., at Planter’s Paradise Floral Gardens on Card Road in Macomb for the 11th Annual Dinner on the Farm.   Famers from Tuscola, Huron, Sanilac, St. Clair, and Macomb counties will be represented.   Miller says, “This event is a great opportunity…

Fort Gratiot To Hold Assessment Hearing

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Fort Gratiot Township residents will be meeting to hear any objections concerning  a proposal for law enforcement funding by special assessment instead of a millage for the next three years – now through 2017.  According to Township Supervisor Jorja Baldwin, the Board of Trustees made the decision and 20% of the land owners need to…

Severe Weather – Takes Special Clean-Up

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St. Clair County experienced severe thunderstorms with damaging winds and heavy rain which lead to localized flooding on roads, ditches, rivers and low lying areas.  Although there were several instances of trees and wires down, they were localized and minor in nature.  Authorities report some structural damage in Riley Twp.  There were no injuries reported.…

House Fire Takes Life Of Woman

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An 80 year old woman is dead following a house fire in Kimball Township in the early hours Wednesday.  The original call came into St. Clair County Central Dispatch shortly before 1:30.  The caller, who lived across the street, told dispatchers a house in the 1800 block of Ditty Road was on fire.  Kimball Township…

Algonac To Sell Two School Buildings

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Algonac Schools Board of Education will be selling two of its buildings.  Fair Haven Elementary, along with Algonac Elementary School  will be sold for a combined total of just over $650,000.  The board of education was presented with the proposed sale by Superintendent John Strycker at its meeting on Monday, and the board then voted…

Information Sessions Scheduled For SC4 F, EMT, Paramedic Programs

Two upcoming information sessions are planned at St. Clair County Community College in Port Huron for students interested in SC4’s firefighter program, emergency medical technician program or paramedic certificate.  The sessions will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, and Monday, July 20, in Room 134 of the college’s Acheson Technology Center, corner…

Monday’s Storm Aftermath Still Being Assessed

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While Port Huron residents remarked that Monday’s storm was not nearly what was predicted, many counties around Michigan found themselves in the thick of very violent weather.  As near as Sanilac County saw a tornado that was about 250 yards wide and reached peak winds of 95 mph, that left some 20 miles of straight…

Downtown Road Work Closes Portion of Grand River Avenue

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The Port Huron Department of Public Works says that beginning today, Wednesday, June 24, Grand River Avenue from Michigan to Huron and from Huron to Superior Mall will be closed to traffic.  Authorities say closure will be in effect through Thursday, July 2nd, as workers replace street panels and repair crosswalks.  Huron Avenue will remain…

Rep. Lauwers’ Bill Extending MAEAP Heads To Gov. Snyder

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A bill authored by state Rep. Dan Lauwers reauthorizing a successful voluntary environmental stewardship program for farmers and producers received Senate approval and is on its way to Gov. Rick Snyder for signature.  House Bill 4391 reauthorizes the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) until 2021 and broadens certifications for MAEAP from three years to…