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State of emergency

State of emergency

County declares local state of emergency, seeks governor’s deceleration for flood assistance   LAKE COUNTY – Due to already swelled rivers from this year’s large snowmelt and rainfall from Saturday’s storm, Lake County has been placed under a local state of emergency due to flooding. On Wednesday, Lake County Emergency Management Director Michael Applewhite said […]

Life in prison

Life in prison

Trooper shooter Eric Knysz sentenced to life for murdering Butterfield By Eric Sagonowsky Pioneer News Network   Choking back tears, Jennifer Sielski — fiance of fallen Michigan State Police Trooper Paul Butterfield — told Mason County’s 51st Circuit Court on Tuesday that her wedding dress hangs in her closet next to the trooper’s uniform. “Neither […]

Building healthy communities

Building healthy communities

Lake County ranked second unhealthiest county in Michigan  LAKE COUNTY — Lake County is the second unhealthiest county in the state, second only to Wayne County, according to certain measures on the 2013 County Health Rankings study. Overall, Lake County ranked 68 out of 82 in terms of overall health. Mecosta and Osceola counties ranked […]

Seeking heroes

Seeking heroes

Sixth annual Logan’s Heroes dinner, auction and bake sale to be held April 12 BALDWIN — To the naked eye, Logan may seem like any other 6 year old. He loves the outdoors and can’t wait to play basketball and football — he even bounces around the house wearing his brother’s football pads. But Logan’s […]

Tracking their movements

Tracking their movements

PARIS — Lacy Cook had a good reason for letting her sons play hooky Tuesday — they were exploring a black bear den and holding baby cubs with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. “It’s a unique experience,” Cook, of Grant, said. “You’re not going to get this chance to see or learn about them […]