Local News

SPERRY'S MAY BECOME A HOTEL



The historic former Sperry's department store in downtown Port Huron will be developed into a high-end hotel and bistro according to plans announced Wednesday.  Chuck Reid is a Holland-based entrepreneur and the owner of City Flats hotels and Charter House Innovations, which will be developing the long vacated Sperry's building. Reid says the $12-million dollar project is in a

ROADWORK CLOSES SECTION OF SANBORN THIS WEEK



The city of Port Huron will be making road repairs between 10th Avenue to Stone Street. It will be open after 9pm and on weekends. More construction is expected on Sanborn in the coming weeks.
 
 

COUNTRY LOVERS RUNNING OUT OF TIME ON GIVEAWAY



Runaway, Runnin Out Of Air, and Angel Eyes.. those are just some of the hits from country music duo Love and Theft, who'll be performing at the McMorran Theater Saturday as part of the annual spring anniversary show from Q-Country 107 WSAQ.  The band's Steven Barker Liles tells our Chuck Santoni he and his partner Eric Gunderson are excited to be coming to town and performing their

GATOR OFFICIALLY OPENS



He's still there... that's Wally, the American yellow-bellied alligator, at the Cajun Gator restaurant in downtown Port Huron.  The establishment saw a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony held Wednesday, with Assistant Manager Ryan Nisbett telling us Wally the Gator  acts as a sort of mascot for the place. He says several folks come just to see the gator and then realize

MEMORIES OF GLEN LONDON AND HIS FAMOUS ICE CREAM


 
The founder of London's Farm Dairy, a famous local institution in Port Huron started in 1936, passed away Saturday at the age of 94.  Glen London founded the business along with his brother Clyde and his brother-in-law Dewey Blizzard.  London retired as president of the company after 50 years, with his daughter Judy remembers how her dad put her to work, and what a

PATTERNS X 56


 
This spring marks the publication of the 56th edition of Patterns, the literary and arts publication featuring student work from St. Clair County Community College.  Several events and workshops are planned for the publication, with SC4's Martha Pennington telling us Studio 1219 will be hosting several special readings and other activities, as well as a reception for the students

FEMA SEEKS CHANGES TO FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM


 
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is soliciting feedback from the public on proposed changes to the National Flood Insurance Program.  You may receive information as well as register for a webinar by going to the fema.gov web site  The webinars take place on April 22nd from 2:00-4:00 p.m., May 13th from 4:00-6:00 p.m., and May 20th from 4:00-6:00 p.m.. Comments on the

ADOPTION PROCESS STREAMLINED


 
Governor Rick Snyder has signed bills that will drop the length of time for adoptions from six to three months and gives clarification to the adoption rights of an unmarried father.
 

PORT HURON SCHOOLS USING TIME TO BEAT SNOW DAYS


 
A special meeting Monday night for the Port Huron Area School District Board of Education saw more discussion on just what is desired and required for a new superintendent.  Over a dozen have applied for the post and more meetings, this month, will lower the number down to a handful that will be interviewed publically by the members.  Meanwhile, Board President Jeff Stout says,

NEW EMPLOYMENT POSSIBLE AT TWO LOCAL PLANTS


 
A couple of Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificates were approved Monday night,. by the Port Huron City Council, during a regular session.  Mayor Pauline Repp says both US Farathane and Royal Oak Boring will be adding jobs to the local area. The council, Monday night, also approved a $25-thousand dollar grant, from the National Recreation and Park Association, that'll be

NUCLEAR UNDERGROUND WASTE SITE DISCUSSED


 
Several interested individuals, Monday evening, at the St. Clair County Community College heard another side to the nuclear waste question at Bruce Power. Dr. Gordon Edwards, of Ontario, continues to seek alternatives to a plan to bury intermediate and low level wastes near the plant which is also near to the shores of Lake Huron. SC4 instructor of English and Philosophy, James Soto,

GASOLINE PRICES SEE SWINGS OF 20 to 25 CENTS


 
State weekly average now pegged at $3.71, which is up 6-cents with some Port Huron pumps at $3.89 to as low as $3.66. Summer fuel changeover, in part, to blame.
 
 

LIBRARY WEEK OBSERVED THIS WEEK



It's National Library Week this week, with a host of activities and events going on each day at the branches of the St. Clair County Library System.  The library's Sharon Smith says libraries today are more than just books and other resources, as they keep up on the latest technologies and have a wide variety of ways to access and obtain information.  Activities are listed on
Representative Paul Muxlow during signing ceremony on scrap metal bill.

SCRAP METAL LAW SEES SMILES FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT



The Director of the Michigan State Police is applauding Michigan's new law designed to curb the theft of scrap metal. She commented on the law change over the weekend as did St. Clair County Sheriff Tim Donnellon. The new reporting rules officials say will be a big plus to law enforcement.
 
 

BAT DISEASE FOUND IN MICHIGAN


 
A disease that has killed millions of bats in the U.S. and Canada has been detected in Northern Lower Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources said that laboratory tests have confirmed the presence of the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome has been found in Alpena, Dickinson and Mackinac counties. The fungus was found on five little brown