Cathie Martin

Board Votes To Hire James Cain As PHASD Superintendent

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The Port Huron Area School District Board of Education voted Thursday night 5-0 to hire Marysville Public Schools Superintendent James Cain as its next superintendent.  Board member Tim McCulloch was absent from the meeting.  Cain was invited to speak with the board this week about the position by Port Huron Board President Jeff Stout and…

Michigan Schools To Receive More Funding

Dan Lauwers

The Michigan House  on Wednesday  allocated close to $14 billion for the state’s new K-12 school aid budget, representing the largest school funding allocation in Michigan history, according to state Rep. Dan Lauwers.  All schools in the 81st House District will see per-pupil funding increases.  Lauwers voted in favor of the fiscal year 2015 school budget…

Crash Leaves Woman In Critical Condition

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A crash that closed down Marine City Highway in Ira Township Wednesday afternoon, left a 45-year-old Chesterfield Township woman in critical condition.  Reports say the woman was driving a delivery truck westbound on Marine City Highway east of Church road when she attempted to make a signaled left turn into a private drive.  Witnesses reports…

Port Huron Area Board Of Education Schedules Special Meeting

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A special board meeting is scheduled for the Port Huron Board of Education to interview a superintendent candidate and board candidates.  The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Port Huron High School Thursday evening.  Board members will speak with Marysville Public Schools Superintendent James Cain about Port Huron’s superintendent vacancy.   Current superintendent H.…

Trash Contained Components Of Meth Lab

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Port Huron Police report that components of a methamphetamine lab have been found near the intersection of 11th and Oak streets in Port Huron.  Marcotte Disposal employees discovered the debris when picking up trash in the area on their usual route.  The workers were alerted when bottles in the trash started smoking when moved.  Port…

Gamez’ Court Date Delayed

Manuel Gamez

A man charged in the slaying of two Port Huron residents is awaiting results of an independent psychiatric evaluation which has delayed his trial.  The next court date for Manuel Gamez will be July 29 moved from June 17.  The 32-year-old Gamez, is charged with two counts of open murder, two counts of torture and…

One Injured In School Bus – Mini Van Crash

Sheriff Tim Donnellon

The driver of a Chrysler Minivan was injured Wednesday morning when she struck a Yale school bus.  According to St. Clair County Sheriff Tim Donnellon, the bus was turning around at Wales Center and Sparling Roads, when it pulled into the path of the minivan, driven by a 37 year old woman from Avoca.  The…

RESA Has Plan To Help Students Prepare For Future

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Cutting the dropout rate at the county’s two lowest-income high schools in half in the next four years is an important part of the mission of a new initiative by the Virtual Learning Academy and the St. Clair County RESA.  According to authorities, the Career and College Readiness System will work to build on a…

Woman Charged With Open Murder

Judy Higley-Zuehlke

Testimony was heard Tuesday in a preliminary examination against, Judy Higley-Zuehlke in the death of John Allen.  Former cellmates testified they heard the 43-year-old Higley-Zuehlke claim that police would never be able to prove how Allen died, due to the extent of his injuries and that she had killed him.  The woman will now face…

Snug Theatre Presents “My Dearest Friend”

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History comes to life at The Snug with My Dearest Friend, a play that  chronicles the lives and love of John and Abigail Adams. This stunning new play by Mary G. Kron begins as John writes to their son John Quincy Adams  on the death of Abigail. In a poignant flash back, Abigail returns and…