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FINE LINE BETWEEN VIRTUAL VENTING AND THREATENING


 
Kids, be careful of what you post on social media...  A Port Huron High School student, apparently venting his frustrations about school on Facebook this week, saw the matter investigated by Port Huron Police and school officials.  Sgt. Dave Seghi says a posting on the student's Facebook page, Tuesday night, was read by a citizen who called police with concerns about what it

1ST DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY OF 2014 IS THIS SATURDAY


 
Saturday sees the first National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day event for this year. The effort is aimed at getting the public to safely dispose of their unwanted, unused or expired medications, with St. Clair County Sheriff Tim Donnellon saying, it's time for a spring cleaning of your medicine cabinet. Residents can turn in pills but, the Sheriff says, they won't be accepting

ONE MAN ARRESTED AFTER DTF SEIZED CRACK AND CASH


 
A drug bust this week by the St. Clair County Drug Task Force saw crack cocaine and $300-dollars in cash seized.  Officials say the bust took place early Wednesday morning along the 31-hundred block of Electric Avenue.  The suspect, a 39-year old Port Huron man, was lodged at the St. Clair County Jail and is expected to be charged with possession with intent to deliver,

SANBORN STREET WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL END OF AUGUST


 
Motorists are about to have more work to steer around.  Starting Thursday, the city of Port Huron is making some improvements to Sanborn Street, between 10th Avenue and Stone Street.  The improvements include new asphalt pavement, concrete curb, and gutter and drive approaches, as well as watermain and sewer replacement.  Officials say Sanborn will be closed to traffic

5TH COMMISSION DISTRICT DRAWS FIVE CANDIDATES


 
The race for a couple of seats on the St. Clair County Board of Commissioners is on.  Tuesday's filing deadline saw some competition brewing for a couple districts, including District 5 which is currently held by County Chair Jeff Bohm. It encompasses the city of St. Clair, as well as the Townships of East China, Kimball, and St. Clair according to County Clerk Jay Deboyer. Bohm

TOWN HALL SELECTS GROUPS FOR DONATIONS


 
An annual luncheon, Tuesday, by the committee that organizes Town Hall performances in Port Huron has selected The Salvation Army and Child Abuse and Neglect Council as the two charity’s they will help support following another successful series of presentations. Over $170,000 has been donated by the group since it’s beginnings. The 60th season gets underway this fall,
Baker College Job Fair

PAIR OF JOB FAIRS THIS WEEK AT LOCAL COLLEGES


 
Baker College of Port Huron held a job fair Tuesday.  The school's Betsy White says the college teams up with the state to find out about who's hiring and what the best and most in demand careers are. White says 22 employers with jobs to fill came to the event yesterday, with about one-hundred or so that came to find work.  She advises that if you're looking for a

VETS TO GET NOTICED ON THEIR LICENSE



Veterans would have a special veterans designation on their Michigan Driver's license, under a new program officially beginning today. Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson, along with the Michigan Retailers Association and area veterans, will formally kick-off the designation, which allows veterans to receive retail discounts and promotions without having to carry around their discharge

SEASONAL WATER HYDRANT TESTS SET FOR BURTCHVILLE


 
Burtchville Township will be flushing fire hydrant during the month of May. They'll start on May 1st and go through the 30th on weekdays beginning at nine in the morning and going until 4:00 in the afternoon.  You are urged to let your faucets run until the water is clear before using it for cooking, laundry and other needs.  Call 810-385-5577 if you need more

SIX SUPERINTENDENT CANDIDATES TO BE INTERVIEWED


 
From nearly 17 to just six... that's candidates to replace the soon-to-be retiring Port Huron Area School District Superintendent.  A special workshop session for the Board of Education, Monday, saw them closing on their favored candidates, with Board President Jeff Stout noting that statewide school districts are on the hunt for a new superintendent. Stout says, of the six

ART AUCTION IS SENIOR CENTERS FUND RAISER


 
The Port Huron Senior Center is the place to be Friday, for the 12th annual Art Auction, which serves as a benefit for the St. Clair County Council On Aging.  The Council has teamed up with New York auction houses to bring in over 150 pieces of art, plus lithographs and prints from a wide variety of artists. The center's Jason Collins says a preview party kicks off the

SERIOUS INJURY FOLLOWING MISHAP IN ELK TOWNSHIP


 
A two vehicle accident, in Sanilac County's Elk Township Monday morning, sent one person to the hospital with serious injuries.  The Sanilac County Sheriff's Office says the incident happened, about 8:35 a.m., at the intersection of Peck and Farr Roads.  A GMC pickup driven by a 40-year-old Peck woman was traveling along Farr Road and stopped at the stop sign at the

ROBOTICS TEAM RANKS HIGH IN STATE COMPETITION



Team 3667, made up of students from Central Middle School, Northern, and Port Huron High, are ranked 36th in Michigan after competing in the FIRST Robotics State Championship April 10-12th. The top 35 teams in the state compete at nationals. If one of the 35 teams cannot attend, Team 3667 is one of two teams next in line. The National Championships are April 23–26 in St. Louis. Gov. Rick

SANILAC COUNTY SHERIFF€™S SPORTS NEW K9


 
There's a new K-9 unit on the Sanilac County Sheriff's team.  After months of training, K9 Baki and his handler Deputy Josh Horst have been put into action. Officials say Baki had his first couple of tracking incidents last week.  The first saw Baki responding to a Domestic Violence incident in Lamotte Township, with him and his handler tracking the suspect through a

SALMON STAKES THIS WEEKEND



This weekend, while Quota International of Port Huron raises money for local charities, the annual Blue Water Salmon Stakes fishing tournament raises the level of competition amongst those who love to fish. With over a hundred registered participants in last year's event, it was a king-sized success raising over $10 thousand dollars. Jeanne Wilson, of Quota Club, said they plan to use

UNDERSHERIFF GRADUATES FROM FBI NATIONAL ACADEMY



St. Clair County Undersheriff Tom Buckley was among 221 law enforcement officers who recently graduated from the FBI National Academy program at Quantico, Virginia. The 256th
the National Academy consisted of men and women from 47 states. Also included in the class are members of law enforcement agencies from the District of Columbia, 23 international countries, five military organizations and

MAKE ROAD AND BRIDGE WORK MORE ACCOUNTABLE



A warranty for a road or bridge project in Michigan?  Could be, with a legislative proposal moving through the state House.  Local State Rep. Dan Lauwers of Brockway Township says it would be a handy tool for protecting taxpayer dollars. Lauwers says residents are tired of seeing road and bridge projects fall apart too soon after they're supposedly fixed.  Meanwhile, Governor

HEALTH DEPARTMENT SCREENINGS


 
The St. Clair County Health Department is offering reminders about screenings and immunizations. Officials at the county Health Department say the spring and summer months are an ideal time to get your children immunized.  Children entering childcare, preschool, kindergarten, 7th grade, and any student through the age of 18 who's changing school districts will have to present

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.