Many talk about letting the so-called "free market" decide what's best, but when it comes to matters of providing basic modern needs like electricity, maybe government rules and regulations are indeed what's best. Last night's committee sessions for the St. Clair County Board of Commissioners saw a presentation, from DTE Energy, officials on a House bill that
Port Huron's north end will soon be seeing a new neighborhood medical center called MedExpress, opening up at the former Blockbuster Video location, in the Pine Grove Shopping Center Plaza at Pine Grove and Holland. MedExpress provides fast and affordable care for those seeking medical treatment for illness and injury, according to the company's Kelly Soricz. Soricz says, they
Wales Township served as a movie location this week for the film called The Dark Below. Local resident Scott Hall worked on the project as location manager, having gotten to know the producers and director, from his association with the Blue Water Film Festival. He says the crew filmed at the Leaning Tree Golf Course, in very cold conditions, which is what the script called
The St. Clair County Sheriff's Office says they're asking for the public's help in locating a vehicle. Since 8:45 a.m. Thursday morning, they've received two calls of people either entering or knocking on the door of residences in Casco Township. When confronted, the suspects say they were there to do a drywall job, then fled. Sheriff Tim Donnellon says
The days of the Bluestars are numbered. Officials in the Port Hope school district in Huron County will ask residents to approve a ballot proposal, in November, to annex the school district to North Huron, according to the Huron Daily Tribune. Declining enrollment the issue: less than 50 are expected in the K-12 body next year.
The Port Huron Department of Public Safety recently issued their 2013 annual report detailing crime incidents and other items to do with the police and fire departments, with the report showing, overall, that crime is down in the city. Public Safety Director, Michael Reaves, says it's a good start, and he credits a few factors including help with community organizations like
If you're a first time homebuyer you may want to think about purchasing a house in Port Huron. The push for homeowners continues, and City Planner says there's federal money available that can help. Harmer says the homebuyer has to qualify for a conventional mortgage through a local lender. She says the city has many great properties available, with the values of the
An unnamed investor is working with the Economic Development Alliance of St. Clair County to see if there is an interest in bringing a new hockey team to the area. The feasibility study involves having a team with the United States Hockey League. The EDA describes the league as being “world class” with the potential to bring over 6-million dollars in economic benefits to the
A report this week from the US Army Corps of Engineers says Great Lakes water levels came back up last year, after being down for several years. The report says Lake Superior rose by nearly two feet. Lakes Michigan and Huron rose 15 inches during 2013, after they were at their lowest level ever recorded. Levels of lakes Michigan and Huron came back up enough to "make up all the lost ground
The St. Clair County Drug Task Force says a bust Tuesday night along the 800-block of Erie Street saw about $1-thousand dollars worth of marijuana, along with psilocybin mushrooms, analog pills, LSD tabs, drug paraphernalia and $250-dollars in cash seized. The pair were lodged at the St. Clair County jail.
Committee sessions Thursday evening, for the St. Clair County Board of Commissioners, will see a presentation from officials with DTE Energy on a legislative effort that would open electric markets to more competition. County Chair Jeff Bohm says, impending legislation to be discussed, this month in Lansing, has to do with House Bill 51-84, which is a proposal that would allow more
It's on to Sanilac County Circuit Court for an arraignment for a Marlette Township father charged in connection to the shooting death of an 11-year old boy late last year. Jerry Northrup is charged with firearms possession by a felon and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Northrup's 12-year old son is also charged in the case with reckless discharge of a firearm
Switching to summer blends of gasoline one of the reasons given for a dime more in the price of fuel this week according to AAA Michigan. The Auto club pegs the state wide average at $3.69.
Local prices were near the state average as of Tuesday.
The Macomb County Sheriff's Office is investigating a hit and run incident, from Tuesday in Macomb Township, that left a 28-year-old pedestrian with critical injuries. Officials say, it happened near the intersection of Garfield and 21-Mile Road, as a 17-year old driver hit the man with her vehicle and left the scene after the crash. Another motorist found the injured man
It's an annual event each spring that draws over a thousand to the campus of St. Clair County Community College, and registration for it is coming up. It's the 12th annual Free College Day coming up, on Saturday March 29th, with registration starting this weekend. More than 150 free classes will be offered, and new this year, several sessions will also be offered for
The St. Clair County Drug Task Force says two Port Huron residents were arrested, last week, after a city drug bust. The incident happened Thursday night, along the 800-block of Erie, where officers seized about $500-dollars worth of crack cocaine, along with marijuana and analog pills. The pair are now lodged at the St. Clair County jail awaiting arraignment. They're
Two Port Huron men were arraigned Friday after they were arrested during a meth lab bust Wednesday night in Port Huron. Bradley Filbeck is charged with operating a meth lab. David Valdez is charged with felony possession as well. The bust took place, around 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, at a residence along the 1000 block of Cedar Street.
Patrick J. Carey Sr.
Patrick J. Carey Sr., age 74 of Port Huron died March 3, 2014 in his home, surrounded by his family. He was born January 12, 1940 in Marysville to George and Margaret (Dougherty) Carey. He married Kathy Rogalski on August 6, 1966 in Wyandotte. He is a graduate of St. Stephen High School and was a member of the St. Stephen Alumni Association. He served in the U.S.. Air Force. Pat enjoyed all athletics especially basketball, tennis, and softball, and was an avid golfer.
He worked at the Woodlands Developmental Center and Community Metal Health as a social worker for over 30 years. Pat was passionate about helping the mentally challenged and underserved in our community. The kids called him "Pat Canary". He was a volunteer with Special Olympics. Pat was a member of the Irish-American Club and a past Grand Marshall of the St. Patrick's Day Parade. Pat was a longtime parishioner at St. Mary's Catholic Church. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Assembly 2521 and was a 4th degree Knight and past Grand Knight. Pat shared his love of music with people of all ages, from the children he served to family and friends, as well as senior member of the community. He also volunteered with the Junior Chamber (Jaycees).
Pat was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend with an easy smile and kind word for all. He is survived by his wife Kathy Carey, 3 children, Patrick J., (Virginie) Carey, Maggie (Justin Kelly) Carey, and Kate (J.R.) Virnich, 7 grandchildren, Julie, Elise, Declan, Elysium, Quinn, Vanessa, and Mia, his brother, Br. John Carey OFM, 2 sisters-in-law and 2 brothers-in-law, 2 nieces, and many other family members.
The Mass of Resurrection will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, in St. Mary's Catholic Church with the Fr. Zbigniew Zomerfeld officiating. Visitation will be Thursday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. in the Smith Family Funeral Home - North, 1525 Hancock Street. The Knights of Columbus will lead the Rosary at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday in the funeral home. There will also be visitation at the church, on Friday beginning at 10:00 a.m.. Memorials to the special Olympics or Community Mental Health are appreciated. www.smithfamilyfuneralhome.com