Northwood University receives donation of classic cars worth more than $2M
MIDLAND, MI—A donation worth an estimated $2 Million was made to Northwood University, but not in a traditional cash manner. According to a release put out by the university, a Mount Pleasant couple has begun the process to donate more than $2 million worth of classic automobiles to support Northwood University and The Northwood Idea. The release said Michael and Dianne Morey have pledged 35 vehicles from their automotive collection in Mt. Up to $1,000,000 of cash proceeds from the vehicle sales will be used to enhance the Northwood campus and build on recent campus improvements dedicated earlier this year. For more information on the Jan. 6 auction, visit the Michael & Dianne Morey Collection page on the Mecum auction site.mlive.com
Midland police officer injured in crash arraigned on super drunk charge
MIDLAND, MI — A Midland police officer has been arraigned on charges that he crashed his personal vehicle while being super drunk. The first charge, often referred to as Michigan’s “super drunk law,” is punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a $700 fine. Midland County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene and recognized the driver, prompting them to call MSP troopers to the scene. An ambulance also responded as Gatrell suffered injuries requiring medical intervention and hospitalization, added Midland Police Chief Nicole Ford. Troopers also summoned the MSP’s Impaired Driving Action Team, or IMPACT, to assist in the investigation.mlive.com
Midland man accused of killing Bay County motorcyclist in crash takes plea
BAY CITY, MI — A Midland man accused of drunkenly crashing into a motorcycle, killing its driver and injuring its passenger in the process, has accepted a plea deal. In a Cobbs hearing, Sheeran indicated he will sentence Trumble to a minimum five years on the death-related conviction. Deputies determined Trumble had been driving the truck and attempted to turn left into a driveway when he pulled into the path of the eastbound motorcycle, Cunningham has said. Deputies arrested Trumble, believing he was under the influence of alcohol when the crash occurred, Cunningham has said. Judge Sheeran is to sentence Trumble at 9 a.m. on Dec. 12.mlive.com
Brand new energy efficient home in Midland subdivision hits the market
MIDLAND, MI - Cobblestone Homes built a brand new house in Midland County’s Larkin Township and it’s for sale. The home is located at 3269 Pine Bluff Court in Cobblestone’s Siebert Woods subdivision and priced at $931,600. Related: Modern prairie-style home in wooded Midland subdivision listed for $931k“My favorite thing about this house is, overall, the exterior look and then how it flows into the interior,” said Marshall Mannion, new home consultant for Cobblestone. It has four bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms and 2,628 square feet of living space. The first-floor primary suite is another stand-out feature, Mannion said.mlive.com
Modern prairie-style home in wooded Midland subdivision listed for $931k
MIDLAND, MI — A brand new modern prairie-style home by Cobblestone is for sale in Midland County’s Larkin Township. The 2,628-square-foot home, located at 3269 Pine Bluff Court in Cobblestone’s Siebert Woods subdivision, built this year and priced at $931,600, is MLive’s House of the Week. Homes across the state are featured every Wednesday.mlive.com
Join the Turkey Trot on the Tridge Thanksgiving morning in Midland
MIDLAND, MI — Midland’s annual Turkey Trot on the Tridge is back Thursday, Nov. 24, Thanksgiving morning. Starting at 8:30 a.m. at the Tridge, participants will walk or run for one hour along the Chippewa Trail. “The Turkey Trot at the Tridge has become a tradition for many. Greg Dardas, a co-founder of the event, said the Thanksgiving-themed attire many people wear has become part of the Turkey Trot tradition. Greater Midland will distribute all donated food items to Midland family food pantries, the release states.mlive.com
Midland police officer charged with being ‘super drunk’ in one-vehicle crash that left him injured
MIDLAND, MI — A month ago, a Midland police officer was injured in an off-duty crash to the point he had to be hospitalized. Now, prosecutors have charged him with causing the crash, and being super drunk when he did so. Midland County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene and recognized the driver, prompting them to call MSP troopers to the scene. An ambulance also responded as the officer suffered injuries requiring medical intervention and hospitalization, added Midland Police Chief Nicole Ford. “The difference is, it will also affect his career path.”The officer is to be arraigned on the charges on Nov. 30.mlive.com
Northwood University football coach Leonard Haynes resigns
MIDLAND, MI – Leonard Haynes has resigned as head football coach at Northwood University, school announced Monday. “I want to thank Leonard Haynes for his dedication to Northwood,” said Jeff Curtis, the Northwood athletic director. He stepped in as interim head coach for the 2015 season and was granted fulltime status at season’s end. Haynes has been part of the Northwood staff for 28 years, serving as defensive line coach, recruiting coordinator and assistant head coach prior to his elevation to head coach. The Detroit native is a 1994 graduate of Northwood, where he earned second-team all-Midwest Intercollegiate Football Conference honors at defensive tackle as a senior.mlive.com
What to know about No. 1 Dexter football’s semifinal clash with No. 4 GR Forest Hills Central
ANN ARBOR – After a dominant win over Midland in the Division 2 regional final game, Dexter’s football team is one win away from playing for a state championship. The Dreadnaughts dominated Midland 42-7 on Friday to earn the right to play in the D2 state semifinals against Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Portage Northern High School.mlive.com
Watch Dexter football celebrate first-ever regional title win
DEXTER – Literally from the opening kickoff, it was clear Dexter’s football team was ready to go Friday night. The Dreadnaughts didn’t let up as they led 35-0 at halftime and capture the program’s first-ever regional title with a 42-7 victory in the Division 2 round of the tournament. Dexter now advances to face Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central in the D2 state semifinals next Saturday. Dexter’s defense forced five turnovers and held Midland to its lowest point total of the season. 5 Midland5 finalists for 2022 Football Player of the Year set after Parker Picot voted inWhat to know about Dexter football’s regional final matchup with Midlandmlive.com
It’s time: Midland reminds residents to take down election signs
MIDLAND, MI - Election season is finally over and that means no more radio and TV ads blasting political messages all day long. It also means that it’s time to take down all political signs from the roadway. The city of Midland is reminding residents that all election signage must be removed from both residential and commercial properties. While cleaning up political signs and getting ready for the holidays, the city is also asking residents to be mindful of their on-street parking. Read more from MLiveKeep political signs off city property and right-of-ways, Bay City reminds residents5 proposals were on the ballot in Bay County.mlive.com
Kildee pulls ahead of Junge in congressional race with 55% of vote counted
GENESEE COUNTY, MI -- U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee has pulled ahead of Republican challenger Paul Junge in the hotly contested race to represent the new 8th congressional district that includes Flint, Saginaw, Bay City and Midland. With 55 percent of the vote counted on Tuesday, Nov. 8, Kildee had collected 98,068 votes while Junge had 91,874. The congressional race between Junge and Kildee has been fueled by millions in campaign spending by the candidates and their supporters. In the closing days of the campaign, Junge has said he will defeat Kildee because of the failing policies of Democrats. In addition to Kildee and Junge, the race includes candidates David Canny of the Libertarian Party of Michigan and Kathy Goodwin of the Working Class Party.mlive.com
Moolenaar keeps seat in U.S. House, voters decide
MOUNT PLEASANT, MI — U.S. House Rep. John Moolenaar, a Republican from Midland, will continue to represent Michigan in the U.S. House of Representatives. “I am honored to have won this election and the trust of the voters of the 2nd District,” Moolenaar said in a statement. Moolenaar defeated Hilliard, the Mount Pleasant-based college educator, handily in the previous two matchups for 2-year seats. Moolenaar currently represents District 4 in the U.S. House of Representatives. The 2nd District House seat includes at least portions of Barry, Claire, Eaton, Gladwin, Gratiot, Ionia, Isabella, Kent, Lake, Manistee, Mason, Mecosta, Midland, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Osceola, Ottawa, and Wexford counties.mlive.com
Kildee-Junge neck and neck in race for Congress with 26% of vote in
With just 26% of the vote counted on Tuesday, Nov. 8, Junge had collected 45,864 votes compared to Kildee’s 44,511. The congressional race between Junge and Kildee has been fueled by millions in campaign spending by the candidates and their supporters. Kildee’s campaign reporting having spent more than $5 million as of Oct. 19 and Junge reported having spent $2.4 million as of the same date. In the closing days of the campaign, Junge has said he will defeat Kildee because of the failing policies of Democrats. In addition to Kildee and Junge, the race includes candidates David Canny of the Libertarian Party of Michigan and Kathy Goodwin of the Working Class Party.mlive.com
What to know about Dexter football’s regional final matchup with Midland
Only one Ann Arbor-area football team remains in the Michigan high school postseason. Dexter secured its first-ever district championship with a 24-7 win over South Lyon last week. Now, the Dreadnaughts will try for another first when they host Midland in the Division 2 regional final at Al Ritt Stadium.mlive.com
Learn the ins and outs of city operations at Midland Citizens Academy
MIDLAND, MI — Midland officials are inviting community members to sign up for the 2023 citizens academy and learn the ins and outs of city operations. If you’ve ever asked these questions before, the City of Midland Citizens Academy is for you!” reads a city of Midland news release. Participants will attend two-hour-long weekly sessions that explore different functions of city government and provide behind-the-scenes tours of the Law Enforcement Center, Midland County Jail, Midland Water Treatment Plant and other locations. Sessions for the 2023 academy will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays from Jan. 11 through March 15 at various municipal facilities. For more information, visit www.cityofmidlandmi.gov/citizensacademy or call the community affairs department at 989-837-3307.mlive.com
Holiday Open House and Cocoa Crawl coming to downtown Midland
MIDLAND, MI — The Downtown Midland Business Association is getting ready to celebrate the season with its annual Holiday Open House, Cocoa Crawl and other fun events. The festivities continue Saturday, Nov. 19, with the Midland Santa Holiday Parade and Cocoa Crawl. After the parade, guests can warm up with hot cocoa at participating retailers and restaurants in downtown Midland. The winning company will receive the Golden Cocoa Mug trophy to display throughout the holiday season. opens at Uptown Bay CityTake a look inside the Red Eye’s new Old Town Saginaw homeUltimate Massage & Wellness wins $2,000 top prize in Saginaw business pitch competitionmlive.com
DNA links suspect to 1996 kidnapping, rape of teen girl in Midland County
MIDLAND, MI — Nearly 27 years after an 18-year-old woman was abducted and raped by man posing as a good Samaritan, DNA analysis has led to a suspect being arrested and charged. The suspect then told the victim to get dressed and drove her back to Dublin Road. The evidence kit was outsourced to Sorenson Forensics, who was able to determine a full male suspect DNA profile. That profile was then entered into the State of Michigan CODIS system in January 2018, though no suspect was identified. This sample was analyzed by the MSP Crime Lab, resulting in a positive match between the evidence sample collected from the victim during her examination in 1996 and the DNA sample collected from Weber, prosecutors allege.mlive.com
‘Book of Mormon,’ the Grinch and more coming soon to Midland arts center
MIDLAND, MI — From family-friendly programming, including holiday classic Dr. Seuss’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” to nine-time Tony Award-winning musical “The Book of Mormon,” there’s something for everyone at the Midland Center for the Arts. Showtimes from Wednesday, Nov. 16, through Sunday, Nov. 20Auditorium at MCFTATickets start at $26.50. The Second City Jingle Bell Ruckus7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9Auditorium at MCFTATickets start at $25.50. Phil Vassar & Deana Carter8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10Auditorium at MCFTATickets start at $34.50. The Illusionists7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12Auditorium at MCFTATickets start at $26.50Rodney Carrington: Let Me In!mlive.com
Dow Diamond source of green substance found flowing into Tittabawassee River, says city
MIDLAND, MI - A mysterious green substance flowing from a Midland sewer was identified and, no, it was not related to a particular gang of crime-fighting turtles. Midland issued an alert around 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25 that stating that a bright green substance was seen flowing into the Tittabawassee River from a storm sewer pipe. On Wednesday, the city issued another alert stating that the source of the substance was identified. According to the city, maintenance staff at Dow Diamond conducted seasonal field maintenance that included the application of a fungicide and insecticide to the field surface. Read more from MLiveMidland investigating after bright green substance found flowing into Tittabawassee RiverNo health risk to community says Dow after product release at Midland facilityPolice in standoff in Uptown Bay City after truck crashes into townhomemlive.com
Midland investigating after bright green substance found flowing into Tittabawassee River
MIDLAND, MI -- Midland City staff is investigating after a bright green substance was seen flowing into the Tittabawassee River from a storm sewer pipe. City staff said they are working to contain the substance, test and identify it and track its origin. Authorities said the discharge is unrelated to a different release at Dow’s Midland I-Park facility that happened only hours earlier Tuesday. As for the bright green substance, a boom is being installed in the river near Bailey Bridge Road. The Midland Fire Department, Midland Township Fire Department, city wastewater staff, Regional Response Team 3 and Dow Emergency Services are working in collaboration to contain the substance.mlive.com
No health risk to community says Dow after product release at Midland facility
MIDLAND, MI - Local authorities responded to a product release at Dow in Midland on Tuesday afternoon. At 2:51 p.m. on Oct. 25, Dow Michigan Operations issued a statement on social media confirming that a product was released at its Midland I-Park facility. According to the company the product release happened at approximately 2 p.m. on Tuesday. Dow stated that the Site Emergency Operations Center was activated to orchestrate a response to the situation. Local authorities were notified of the release and Dow stated in its original post that it was working with local authorities to rectify the situation.mlive.com
Here’s when you can trick-or-treat in Midland
MIDLAND, MI - It’s almost time for children to put on their costumes and head out trick-or-treating. To stay safe, the city of Midland offered a few tips and reminders this season. Midland is reminding families that, while the city does not organize nor orchestrate any activities or events related to Halloween, there are some general guidelines to keep in mind for trick-or-treating. According to the city, trick-or-treating will take place from 6 - 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31. Residents are encouraged to trick-or-treat if they wish to do so.mlive.com
2022 Festival of Trees holiday season kickoff to honor veterans
MIDLAND, MI— Returning this year on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, the Festival of Trees, held annually by the Junior League of the Great Lakes Bay Region, will focus on honoring those who have fought for their country. Festival of Trees Chair Lindsay Lydy said that at least 130 trees, wreaths, and garlands will be set up in The Great Hall to be raffled this year. Located at the Great Hall Banquet & Convention Center, 5121 Bay City Road in Midland. Veterans or active duty military attend free with proof of service. For more information on the Festival of Trees or becoming a member of the Junior League of the Great Lakes Bay Region, visit jlgreatlakesbay.org.mlive.com
Check out more than 80 photos from Day 1 of 2022 Boys Tennis State Finals
MIDLAND, MI — Division 2 boys tennis players competed in the first three rounds of the 2022 MHSAA Lower Peninsula Boys Tennis State Finals on Friday, Oct. 14 at the Greater Midland Tennis Center in Midland. MLive photojournalist Jake May was there to capture the action as players worked toward the chance of being named a state champion. Check out more than 80 photos from the day in the gallery above. You can order prints of any of these football photos by clicking the “Buy photo” button in the caption of every photo. The action continues on Saturday, Oct. 15 at the Greater Midland Tennis Center.mlive.com
Saginaw-area fall sports highlights: St. Louis claims first girls golf regional title
St. Louis claimed its first girls golf regional title Thursday, claiming the Division 4 title at Mount Pleasant Country Club and earning a trip to the Division 4 state meet. St. Louis finished with 413 strokes to beat out second-place Shepherd with 421. Natalee Hoyt paced St. Louis with a third-place 95, followed by Emma Worthy, who finished seventh with a 101. J’Lynn Aguirre led Millington with 15 digs, 12 kills and six aces, with Claire Murray adding 18 assists, six kills and five aces. Chloe Basner led Millington with seven aces.mlive.com
Police investigating gun threat at Midland middle school
MIDLAND, MI — Police are investigating a threat made against a Midland middle school by a student. The morning of Thursday, Oct. 6, the administration of Northeast Middle School, 1305 E. Sugnet Road, and a school resource officer learned of a threat made the previous day. The threat involved the use of a gun. However, police have not located a gun and do not believe the teen had access to any firearms. The student has been lodged at the Midland County Juvenile Care Center.mlive.com
More lake sturgeon to call Saginaw Bay watershed home after upcoming release events
MIDLAND, MI - The mid-Michigan community is once again invited to witness the reintroduction of a special fish species back into the Saginaw Bay watershed. The Saginaw Bay Sturgeon organization has been spearheading a push in recent years to reintroduce sturgeon into the Saginaw Bay Watershed as a part of a larger statewide, multi-year rehabilitation plan to develop self-sustaining sturgeon populations across the state. Since 2017, juvenile lake sturgeon have been released annually into the tributaries of the Saginaw River system, according to the organization. This transmitter is in addition to the PIT tag (passive integrated transponder) that all hatchery-raised lake sturgeon receive, according to Saginaw Bay Sturgeon. Learn more about the lake sturgeon restoration efforts on the Saginaw Bay Sturgeon website at www.saginawbaysturgeon.org.mlive.com
Subscribers! Download your free photos from Standish-Sterling win over Bullock Creek
MIDLAND, MI - The fans voted and our photographer was on hand to shoot all the action as Bullock Creek football faced Standish-Sterling in week 3 of the season. And now, subscribers can get high-resolution downloads of their favorite photos from the game for free. News, notes, schedule, Player of the Week as Week 3 kicks offGameday Saginaw! See Saginaw Player of the Week, schedules, standingsPoll results: See which Week 3 Saginaw/Bay City game we will shoot, subscribers get free photosSubscribers! Download your free photos from Birch Run win over John GlennCheck out 79 photos as Birch Run football faces down John Glennmlive.com
Our favorite 10 images from Bullock Creek football game against Standish-Sterling
MIDLAND, MI - Bullock Creek faced Standish-Sterling at Bullock Creek High School on Friday, Sept. 9 for a high school football game during the third week of the season. (Kaytie Boomer | MLive.com)Kaytie Boomer | MLive.comThe Bullock Creek marching band takes the field during a high school football game at Bullock Creek High School in Midland on Friday, Sept. 9, 2022. (Kaytie Boomer | MLive.com)Kaytie Boomer | MLive.comThe Bullock Creek marching band performs at halftime during a high school football game at Bullock Creek High School in Midland on Friday, Sept. 9, 2022. (Kaytie Boomer | MLive.com)Kaytie Boomer | MLive.comStandish-Sterling’s Nick Niernberg (20) watches the ball as its fumbled by Bullock Creek during a high school football game at Bullock Creek High School in Midland on Friday, Sept. 9, 2022. (Kaytie Boomer | MLive.com)Kaytie Boomer | MLive.comPeople walk under the bleachers before a high school football game at Bullock Creek High School in Midland on Friday, Sept. 9, 2022.mlive.com
Midland average weekly income tops $1K. See how Bay City, Saginaw compares
MIDLAND, MI — U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows the average weekly earnings this summer topped $1,000 in Midland while Bay City and Saginaw remained below $900 in the same category. In July, Midland’s workforce moved into four-figure territory — $1,005.95, to be exact — after wavering between $911.57 and $982.02 in average weekly earnings during the previous two years. Since July 2020, the average weekly earnings for workers in Bay City ranged from $708.28 to $884 (achieved this March). In other words, a Midland worker last month on average made $184.75 more weekly than a worker in Bay City and $162.13 more weekly than a worker in Saginaw. And a Saginaw worker made $22.62 more weekly than a Bay City worker.mlive.com
Midland man, 26, killed in crash
A 26-year-old Midland man died in a crash overnight. Two drivers going to work found the wreckage of a crash around 6:48 a.m., Sept. 4, on M-53, south of Hunter Road in Dwight Township. The man was vacationing in the Port Austin area with his family, the Huron County Sheriff’s Office said. A preliminary investigation shows the man was driving when he hit a deer, lost control and was ejected, police said. More from MLive:Downtown Bay City seasonal road closure to reopen to traffic earlier than expectedPfizer seeks major increase in Kalamazoo area groundwater use‘Heavenly sanctuary’ on 16.5 acres for sale in Midland Countymlive.com
‘Heavenly sanctuary’ on 16.5 acres for sale in Midland County
MIDLAND COUNTY, MI - A home on 16.5 acres with a pond in the front yard area is on the market in the Midland area. The home is located at 3300 E. Hubbard Road in Midland County’s Larkin Township and is listed at $710,000. Related: Craftsman bungalow with 16.5 acres of privacy for sale in Midland CountyAccording to the listing, this is a “heavenly sanctuary” that could become hobby farm. “I have almost a whimsical feeling about it.”Click into the gallery below to see images of the home and property. 72 ‘Heavenly sanctuary’ on 16.5 acres for sale in Midland CountySee more homes on MLive:Midland home with landscaped riverfront backyard close to downtown for salePrivate log home hits the market in CaroRare two-story farmhouse hits the market in HemlockWaterfront home for sale offers privacy and endless natural lightOpen floor plan assures ‘you’re still a part of the party’ in Saginaw home for salemlive.com
Craftsman bungalow with 16.5 acres of privacy for sale in Midland County
MIDLAND, MI — There’s a craftsman-style bungalow on 16.5 acres near Midland that would make a perfect horse or hobby farm on the market now. Realtor Kim Mieske of Modern Realty, said the “beautifully updated house” with a large covered porch is situated at the back of the property off a long, winding driveway.mlive.com
Michigan gets $50M to fix roads and bridges after 2020 flood
LANSING, MI — The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will receive $50 million from the federal government to pay for bridge and road repairs following the 2020 Midland area flooding disaster caused by the Edenville dam failure. In Michigan, the funding will help reimburse an estimated $102 million in flooding damage to roads and bridges eligible for federal aid, according to MDOT. The M-30 causeway bridge in Edenville washed away by the flood was reopened with a temporary structure in March 2021. Another M-30 bridge over the Tittabawassee River in Edenville was reopened about five months after the flood. The state also managed the replacement of some local structures to help the Midland County Road Commission and the village of Sanford, MDOT said.mlive.com
Saginaw football highlights: Breckenridge gets first 8-player win for new coach
Collin Sitts led the Breckenridge defense during the game, but he came through offensively when Breckenridge needed him most. Joel Tack was 7-for-13 for 119 yards passing, with TD passes of 12, 27 and 40 yards. He also ran five times for 154 yards, including TD runs covering 6, 8 and 2 yards. Kaleb Walker returned the opening kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown, added a 12-yard TD catch and a 20-yard TD run. Cole Scheib, who kicked three extra points, had four tackles on defense, including three tackles for loss.mlive.com
Olvera’s Texas Pit Bar B-Q opens at Midland Mall
MIDLAND, MI — Olvera’s Texas Pit Bar B-Q has a new location inside the Midland Mall. The food truck and catering business now has a permanent location in the food court where Taco Bell was previously located, said owner Dave Paul Olvera. “We sold a bunch yesterday on our first trial run,” Olvera said of the restaurant’s soft opening Thursday, Aug. 18. He said other new businesses are expected to open inside the mall soon. Midland Mall is located at 6800 Eastman Ave. Other mall tenants include Alex’s Railside Restaurant, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Bath & Body Works, Dunham’s Sports, GameStop, Planet Fitness and Target.mlive.com
MyMichigan Health increases minimum wage to $15 per hour
MIDLAND, MI — Midland-based MyMichigan Health, formerly MidMichigan Health, has increased its minimum hourly wage to $15 at many of its locations throughout the state. MyMichigan Health officials announced the pay bump in a news release, attributing it to the health system’s commitment to its employees and an acknowledgment of the current labor market. They said the wage increase affects dining and catering aides, housekeeping staff, security officers and clerical staff.mlive.com
Pop icon Gwen Stefani wanted a cheese pizza Saturday. So, she visited Midland.
MIDLAND, MI — Pizza Sam’s patrons hungry for Italian food were in for a b-a-n-a-n-a-s experience this weekend when they discovered Gwen Stefani ordering food there. The music, fashion and television icon visited the downtown Midland eatery Saturday, Aug. 13, seeking a 10-inch cheese pizza to-go for her and her family.mlive.com
Learn more about Midland’s economic productivity online
MIDLAND, MI - Midland residents curious about the economic productivity and capabilities of the area are invited to check out a special analysis that was conducted. Residents can review an economic productivity analysis that was provided to the city of Midland by consulting firm ‘Urban3′. A presentation on the analysis was originally provided to the Midland City Council and Planning Commission during a special joint meeting on Thursday, July 7. Interested residents can review the report and presentation files and watch the recorded meeting on the Midland City Modern website at www.midlandcitymodern.com. For more information on the City Modern Master Plan update, please visit www.midlandcitymodern.com.mlive.com
Debris in road causes two-vehicle crash in Midland
MIDLAND, MI — A woman is hospitalized following a two-vehicle crash on US-10 in Midland. Shortly after 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 10, Midland police officers responded to the crash site on westbound US-10 near Sturgeon Avenue. The second vehicle was occupied by a female driver and two passengers, all of whom were evaluated at the scene and declined treatment from paramedics. The second vehicle failed to yield and rear-ended the one in front of it, police said. Due to the crash’s severity, westbound US-10 between Eastman Avenue and Stark Road was closed for about two hours.mlive.com
Midland home with landscaped riverfront backyard close to downtown for sale
MIDLAND, MI - A downtown home on the Tittabawasse River with a beautifully landscaped backyard is on the market in Midland. Related: Craftsman-style bungalow near rail trail, downtown and arts center hits the Midland market“This craftsman-style home is kind of unique, so that’s special for us. 47 Midland home with landscaped riverfront backyard close to downtown for saleThe home is only a short walk to restaurants and shops and nearby Dow Gardens and the Midland Center for the Arts. “I would be sitting out there all the time.”The home won a City of Midland Beautification Award in 2017, she said. The beautifully landscaped riverfront backyard has a deck, patio with a fire pit, and the original detached garage, which now functions as a shed.mlive.com
Northwood eSports named top U.S. program, player goes pro
MIDLAND, MI-- Northwood University is celebrating a historic milestone as the Timberwolves were honored by the National Association of Collegiate eSports as program of the year. Head Coach Cody Elsen said the team had one of the most dominant years in collegiate eSports history, so the players have earned those honors.mlive.com
See ‘Rent’ on the outdoor stage at Midland Center for the Arts
MIDLAND, MI — “Rent” is coming to the outdoor stage at Midland Center for the Arts this month. The center’s community theatre company will present “Rent” at 8 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from Aug. 4 to Aug. 13 on the outdoor stage at Midland Center for the Arts, 1801 W. St. Andrews Road. “Rent” made its Broadway debut in 1996. The musical, written by the late Jonathan Larson, “navigates a year in the life of impoverished young bohemian artist and musicians struggling to survive and flourish in New York’s Lower East Side under the shadow of HIV/AIDS,” reads a Midland Center for the Arts news release. Today, its depiction of themes like addiction, materialism, and living a meaningful life still remain timeless.mlive.com
Craftsman-style bungalow near rail trail, downtown and arts center hits the Midland market
MIDLAND, MI — A century-old craftsman-style bungalow with river frontage and quick access to the rail trail, shopping and dining is on the market in Midland. The home, located at 605 W. Main St., is listed for $360,000. MLive’s House of the Week offers outdoor living and indoor comforts. Houses across the state are featured every Wednesday.mlive.com
Moolenaar wins GOP nomination to retain congressional seat in new 2nd District
“I am honored to have the voters’ support and to be our party’s nominee for the new 2nd District,” Moolenaar said after the AP called the race. The 2nd District House seat includes at least portions of Barry, Claire, Eaton, Gladwin, Gratiot, Ionia, Isabella, Kent, Lake, Manistee, Mason, Mecosta, Midland, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Osceola, Ottawa, and Wexford counties. Still, Moolenaar today represents much of the area set to become the new District 2. Official results from the Aug. 2 primary election will be determined after state and county election officials finish the election certification process. Read more on MLive:Live: Saginaw County election results for Aug. 2, 2022Charged with killing Baby Garnet, infant’s mother behind bars in MichiganThe Saginaw County Fair returns this week.mlive.com
Michigan’s Best Local Eats: Olvera’s popular Macho Nacho is a dream
MIDLAND, MI — Dave Paul Olvera, owner of Midland-based Olvera’s Texas Pit Bar B-Q, dreamed up one of his food truck’s newest and most popular dishes. The Macho Nacho has it all: pulled pork, barbecue sauce, cheese sauce, brisket, chicken, jalapenos, and sautéed peppers and onions. “We introduced it at the Jazz on Jefferson in Saginaw.”Olvera’s, in business since 1987, also offers beef brisket burritos, ribs, a chicken sandwich, chicken fajitas, a pulled pork sandwich, garden tacos and other dishes. Another customer favorite is the Big Tex, a bowl filled with bread, homemade pork and beans, brisket, barbecue sauce, mac and cheese, cheese sauce, and, “of course, a rib bone sticking out of it,” Olvera said. “That was our big seller until the Macho Nacho came out.”Olvera has two food trucks and a catering business.mlive.com
Emergency sites for migrant children raising safety concerns
A surge of migrants on the Southwest border has the Biden administration on the defensive. President Joe Biden’s administration has been sharply criticized for its response to a surge in crossings of unaccompanied immigrant children. “I feel like I have to wait and try again.”The Biden administration is not expelling immigrant children unaccompanied by a parent or legal guardian. But Pfluger and other Midland officials said the Biden administration wasn’t answering their questions or giving them assurance that officials would keep the surrounding community safe. HHS opened the Midland site without notifying some top local officials who say many of their questions aren't being answered.
Michigan task force set to make dam safety recommendations
The Michigan Dam Safety Task Force has been working on recommendations that would require Legislature approval to reduce the threat of dam failures after two dams failed in Midland County last May, forcing the evacuation of 10,000 people. The task force is asking for an annual $20 million revolving fund for the next 20 years to maintain and remove dams. To address hazard cleanup for when a dam owner fails to act, the task force is asking for a dam safety emergency fund. AdTask force chairman Evan Pratt said he values the sense of urgency the language provides, referring to dam safety issues in Michigan as a “ticking time bomb.” He said recommendations won't stop dams from failing, but the task force must reduce the frequency and severity of failures. “You know, how many 300-year rains has Midland seen in the last five or six years?"
Winter Weather Advisory issued for Metro Detroit, other counties until 4 p.m. Tuesday
DETROIT – The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for 11 counties -- Genesse, Lapeer, Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, Sanilac, St. Clair, Washtenaw, and Wayne -- until 4 p.m. Tuesday. Between 3-5 inches of snow is expected to accumulate in Midland, Bay, Huron, Saginaw, Tuscola, Sanilac, Shiawassee, Genesee, Lapeer and St. Clair counties between 4 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday. READ: Metro Detroit weather: Forecasting snowfall amounts, timing for upcoming winter stormThe snow is expected to move in north of the Interstate 69 corridor after 4 a.m. and reach the Tri-Cities and Northern Thumb by 7 a.m. Snow is expected to move north of the Ohio border after 4 a.m. and sweep northward during the morning. Heavier snow is expected in Metro Detroit between 6-9 a.m. before transitioning to freezing drizzle after 9 a.m. into the afternoon.
Michigan family reunited with cat lost during devastating Midland floods
MIDLAND COUNTY, Mich. – It’s been eight months since the devastating floods in Midland County. “She did find us for a reason, I believe,” Ashley Flood said. “And so, we actually, we definitely played our part, I think.”On a cold snowy winter day, The Flood family heard a cat outside meowing for hours. “It seemed well fed and its coat was rather clean,” Ashley Flood said. They took the cat to the Humane Society of Midland County and found out the cat was micochipped.
Dry lakebeds pose risks to adventurers in Michigan’s Midland area
Or rather, what was Sanford and Wixom Lake. In May, the failure of the Edenville and Sanford dams led to the drainage of Sanford and Wixom Lake. While a smaller river continues to run through the lakebeds, new, hazardous features have been uncovered. “Winter changes everything, if it’s snowing and you can’t see very far,” Gladwin County Emergency Director Robert North told the Midland Daily News. These two construction projects make the Tobacco River arm of Wixom Lake unusually dangerous this winter.
9 Michigan businesses violate COVID-19 safety rules -- Here’s what state says they did wrong
Nine Michigan businesses have been fined for violating COVID-19 safety rules and putting workers at risk, state officials said. “The employer was also cited for an other-than-serious record keeping violation.”Reason for inspection: Employee complaintClick here to view the full citation document. Not training employees on the steps the employees must take to notify the business or operation of any symptoms of COVID-19 or a suspected or confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19 employees on COVID-19. Reason for inspection: COVID-19 Retail State Emphasis ProgramClick here to view the full citation document. River City Reproductions and GraphicsLocation: KentwoodFine amount: $2,100Violations:Lack of a COVID-19 preparedness and response plan.
Ruby Tuesday files for bankruptcy leaving many Michigan restaurants closed
DETROIT – Ruby Tuesday has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy leaving many of its Michigan based restaurants closed including ones in Clarkston, Sterling Heights, Taylor, Saline, Mount Pleasant, Midland and Gaylord. Despite the bankruptcy Ruby Tuesday still has Michigan restaurants open in Big Rapids, South Canton and Cadillac. We remain committed to providing our guests with safe, quality experiences at all our current locations,” said Jenifer Boyd Harmon, chief marketing officer for Ruby Tuesday. According to reports a total of 185 Ruby Tuesday restaurants will be closed across the country due to the bankruptcy filing and restructuring efforts by the company. The company reportedly started closing locations before the bankruptcy filing.
Michigan man sentenced in drowning death of toddler
MIDLAND, Mich. A 24-year-old Michigan man has been sentenced between 25 and 50 years in prison for the drowning death of a toddler. He appeared in court Friday to be sentenced on a second-degree murder charge for the death of 1-year-old Skylar N. Pappel. The child died in September last year when Garrett was giving the girl a bath at her mothers apartment in Midland. The child fell and hit her head on the faucet and fell face-first into the water. Im not perfect -- please believe me when I tell you that Im remorseful.Before the plea agreement, he faced charges of felony-murder and first degree child abuse.
Sanford Lake residents optimistic things will return to normal
LANSING, Mich. – Labor Day Weekend on Sanford Lake is typically filled with boats and people having fun on the water. After May’s dam failures emptied the lake, many residents are left wondering how long it’ll take to come back. Residents are still hopeful things will return to normal. The state ordered Boyce Hydro -- the owners of the dams -- to make emergency repairs Tuesday, but since the company filed for bankruptcy, the state will likely be forced to foot the bill. Edenville faces Labor Day weekend without their beloved Wixom LakeYou can watch Tim Pamplin’s full stories above in the video players above.
Michigan department publishes dam failure report
The report provides an update on the ongoing investigation into the Edenville Dam, plans to restore the Tobacco River's flow and the lack of coordination with the dams' owner Boyce Hydro. But while awaiting the conclusion of the investigation, EGLE provided the first of a series of reports requested by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer that will provide information about how the dam failures came to be and reviewing dam safety policies in Michigan. The report doesn’t address any parties at fault for the dam failures, but addresses what EGLE will do next to address the safety concerns left by the Edenville dam. Read more: Frustrated Michigan officials issue emergency order to Edenville Dam owners ignoring deadlines
Plants cropping up in lost Michigan lakes where dams failed
Nature is returning to the dry beds of a string of mid-Michigan lakes that drained in May after two dams failed during torrential rains. (AP Photo/ Jeff McMillan)LANSING, Mich. Nature is returning to craters left from lakes drained by two dams that failed in May during torrential rain in mid-Michigan. It hopes to restore the infrastructure and shoreline of Wixom and Sanford lakes and prevent homes from being lost to the eroding edges of what were once the lakes. Under eminent domain, the owners, Boyce Hydro and and Boyce Hydro Power, could be ordered to sell the properties to the task force as the governmental body representing the counties, task force spokesperson Stacey Trapani said. Four Lakes Task Force estimates it will cost more than $30 million to stop the erosion, remove the debris left by the flooding and stabilize all four dams.
Trump to discuss energy, tour oil rig, raise money in Texas
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump will shift his focus to American energy dominance during a stop in Texas later this week that will include his first visit to an oil rig. During the stop Wednesday at Double Eagle Energy in the west Texas city of Midland, Trump will discuss how the U.S. is achieving energy dominance by cutting regulations, simplifying permitting and encouraging private investment in energy infrastructure, the White House said. While in Texas, Trump will raise money for the Republican Party and his reelection campaign at a fundraising luncheon with supporters in nearby Odessa. It will be Trumps 16th visit as president to Texas, the White House said. The White House said Trump has taken steps to help the energy industry recover after the coronavirus outbreak caused demand for energy and prices to plummet as people stayed home to avoid becoming infected.
Federal disaster declaration to aid Midland County flood response approved
Gretchen Whitmer announced Thursday afternoon President Donald Trump declared a major disaster area for mid-Michigan counties affected by widespread and severe flooding and dam failures in May. “Seeing the people and businesses of these communities pull together to help one another after this 500-year flooding event continues to inspire me,” Whitmer said. She later expanded her declaration to include Iosco County. Persistent steady rain resulted in excessive two-day rainfall totals reaching record levels at some locations. MORE: ‘Looked like Niagra Falls’ -- Dam that created Wixom Lake gives way, flooding mid-Michigan communitiesMultiple residents impacted by the flood have taken part of two federal class-action lawsuits filed against the dam owners.
Horses displaced by Midland floods find home at west Michigan rescue farm
WEST BRANCH, Mich. Several horses displaced by the pandemic and flooding across parts of central Michigan have found a new home at a rescue farm. WATCH: Aerial footage of Midland flood devastation on May 21Since then, D&R Acres Hobby and Rescue Farm has received several equines. The 20 acre farm and 13,000-square-foot barn and riding facility is now home to 38 horses, donkeys, mules, ponies and miniature horses. Were kind of the retirement home for horses, said Dolores 'Doris' Harris, chief financial officer and founder of D&R Acres, of West Branch. Although many animals stay at D&R Acres for the rest of their days, the farm does adopt out equines once the animal adjusts to the situation.
Michigan village not waiting for federal, state flood relief
FILE - In this May 29, 2020 file photo, two cars are flipped over after major flood damage, in Sanford, Mich. Sanford village, with a population of 859, is pulling together after the devastation of two dam failures in May. Volunteers are still clearing muck and providing supplies to those whose homes were destroyed since there's no telling when major state and federal help will come. Although state or federal government aid would be a huge help, Ricards said Sanford could not wait. We celebrated birthday parties, their graduations, anything you can think of there.The goal is to keep people in the village, Cole said. I think its better just to help than to sit back and wait" for state or federal funding, Cole said.
New York Times features Michigan Gov. Whitmer, her response to 2020 crises
In the article Whitmer says that she knew she was on her own to fend for Michigan after a call with Trump in mid-March. Whitmer had asked the federal government to supply Michigan with needed N95 masks from the national stockpile, and Trump reportedly declined and insisted states acquire their own supplies. Whitmer has since stood by her executive orders and is currently reopening the states economy in phases. A study by Imperial College London and Oxford University found that Whitmers rapid and aggressive response to the COVID-19 pandemic could have saved tens of thousands of lives. The author does say that based on the many conversations theyve had over the last few months, Gov.
Mothers ashes recovered after being swept away during Midland floods
When the village of Sanford was hit by massive flooding in May, Kathy Parsch set out to find her mothers ashes. ORIGINAL STORY: Sanford woman kayaks to floating home swept away by flood to recover mothers ashesSurrounded by unthinkable destruction, there wasnt a dry eye as Parschs ashes were pulled from mud. She was joined by friends on kayaks to paddle through the wreckage to find Parschs home in a river. After visiting the house seven times, Parsch couldnt find her mothers ashes. Her mothers ashes were found the day before Sanford officials would start scooping up debris to haul away.
Dozens of residents join lawsuit against dam owners following devastating mid-Michigan floods
MIDLAND, Mich. As many as 60 residents have joined a class-action lawsuit against the owners of the dams that failed and caused catastrophic flooding in mid-Michigan. READ: Investigating who is responsible for Edenville Dam failure that led to devastating floodsTheres a lot of finger pointing as residents join a class-action lawsuit against the dam owners and the state. We moved up here because we wanted to be by the lake (where) we grew up as kids, Tom said. Lantzys law firm is representing more than 60 families in the class-action lawsuit against dam owner Boyce Hydro. The lawsuit looks to hold Boyce Hydro negligent and liable for damages, including medical expenses, property damage and property value.
LIVE STREAM: Michigan officials provide update on flooding aftermath in Midland County
MIDLAND COUNTY, Mich. – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel will host a news briefing at 3 p.m. on Tuesday to provide an update on the aftermath of the Edenville and Sanford dam failures and subsequent flooding in Mid-Michigan last month. You can watch the briefing live in the video player above at 3 p.m.Nessel will be joined by the director of the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) Liesl Clark and the director of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Dan Eichinger. The briefing comes almost three weeks after nearly 11,000 mid-Michigan residents evacuated their homes due to a massive flooding emergency caused by breaches in the Edenville and Sanford dams. The flood damaged countless homes, businesses and roads in central Michigan. Whitmer requests investigation of dam breach that caused massive flooding in mid-Michigan
Michigan counties in line for $1.3 million in emergency aid for veterans
LANSING, Mich. From Muskegon to Midland to Marquette, Michigan counties are securing and distributing COVID-19 emergency funding to veterans through the states new County Veteran Service Fund Emergency Relief (CVSF-ER) program. To date, 12 counties have been approved for a total of nearly $1.1 million in CVSF-ER funding, while eight other counties are close to securing another $253,819 in the emergency relief assistance for a working total of $1.3 million. In addition, at least 16 counties so far are either participating or plan to participate in a CVSF-ER grocery voucher program for veterans through the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA) and Meijer. As the central coordinating agency for Michigans 550,000-plus veterans and their families, the MVAA facilitates the CVSF-ER program. The CVSF-ER program is another premier benefit that makes Michigan an ideal place for serving veterans and their families.Related headlines:
LIVE STREAM: Gov. Whitmer holds briefing on Midland County flooding response
MIDLAND, Mich. – Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will offer an update on the state’s response to the devastating floods in Midland County last month. Whitmer will provide a brief update alongside local officials on the state’s response to the historic flooding in Mid-Michigan. Afterward, she will volunteer at the flood relief donation distribution center. The briefing is scheduled for 2:15 p.m. -- you can watch it live in the video player above.
Congress demands answers into Michigan dam failures
DETROIT A U.S. House of Representatives Committee is now investigating the State and Federal Governments oversight of the dam failure in Midland County. Michigan Reps. Debbie Dingle and Fred Upton, along with the House Energy and Commerce Committee is demanding answers within two weeks to specific questions about how the Edenville Dam was inspected and allowed to operate. How did EGLE label the dam in fair structural condition when it took authority back in October 2018? A copy of Dingell and Uptons letter to FERC is available here. A copy of Dingell and Uptons letter to EGLE is available here.
Flooded Michigan city is midcentury architecture mecca
The lower level of the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library, which houses the children's section and the city's public television studio, also flooded. McDonald recalled spending time as a child in the midcentury library and sitting on Barcelona chairs and stools, a classic midcentury furniture design, in the gallery and other spaces. This is an incredible town, said Charles Mikkelsen, for whom living in a midcentury home had been a longtime dream. This time their home, which was built on a concrete slab and overlooks a creek, was filled with about 5 feet (1.5 meters) of water. In 2017, it was flooded by less than a foot (0.3 meters) and it took 9 months to restore.
Communities chip in for family expecting child who lost everything in Midland flood
Communities chip in for family expecting child who lost everything in Midland floodPublished: May 27, 2020, 6:18 pmWhen flood waters came through Midland County last week, it pushed Sam and Richie O’Keefe’s home against the post office.
Gov. Whitmer requests investigation of dam breach that caused massive flooding in mid-Michigan
Gretchen Whitmer held a news conference on Wednesday to provide an update on the state’s response to the historic flooding event in Midland County. “This flooding forced thousands to evacuate their homes, destroyed public infrastructure, ruined homes and businesses, and caused major natural resource damage,” said Governor Whitmer. The Kriegers and Sperlings own adjacent properties and homes on the banks of the Tittabawassee River less than a mile south of the Edenville Dam. Whitmer extended the state of emergency for Midland County to include three additional counties last weekend. U.S. President Donald Trump approved a federal emergency declaration for Midland County last Thursday.
Communities chip in for family expecting child who lost everything in Midland flood
When flood waters came through Midland County last week, it pushed Sam and Richie OKeefes home against the post office. The couple is expecting to give birth to their daughter Sydney Thursday. Everything the family had prepared for baby Sydney was washed away when the dam broke. RELATED: Midland County residents sue state of Michigan over Edenville Dam failureThe couple shared their story on social media and people rushed to help -- one person drove three hours to drop off some baby items. The couple said its overwhelming how helpful others have been for Sydney.
Midland County residents sue state of Michigan over Edenville Dam failure
A 28-page complaint was filed in the Michigan Court of Claims by Edenville, Mich. residents David and Andrew Krieger and James and Margaret Sperling. The Kriegers and Sperlings own adjacent properties and homes on the banks of the Tittabawassee River less than a mile south of the Edenville Dam. According to the complaint, the 96-year-old earthen embankment failed after several days of heavy rain on May 19, 2020. The complaint states that the failure of the Edenville Dam and subsequent flooding of a large area in Midland County was caused, in part, by a failure of EGLE to order the necessary repairs to the dam. For decades, federal regulators had demanded changes to the design of the Edenville Dam to improve its ability to withstand flooding, and federal regulators had warned since at least 1993 that the dam failed to meet safety requirements, reads the complaint.
PGA professionals collect donations for mid-Michigan residents after flooding devastation
MIDLAND, Mich. Professional golfers in southeast Michigan are collecting donations to aid individuals and families affected by the massive flooding emergency in Midland last week. READ: Catastrophic flooding, evacuations in mid-Michigan as dams fail: What to knowPGA members Jordan Young and Brian Cairns are leading an initiative to collect two trailers worth of supplies and high demand products to donate to mid-Michigan residents. Officials said high priority supplies include nonperishable foods, personal hygiene products, blankets, new socks and clothes, gift cards, diapers and cleaning supplies. High priority is for nonperishable foods, personal hygiene products, blankets, new socks and clothes, gift cards, diapers and cleaning supplies. Learn more about volunteer or donation opportunities and disaster resources available to help mid-Michigan residents here.
Four Lakes Task Force halts purchase of mid-Michigan dams following floods
EDENVILLE, Mich. A task force that was set to acquire and improve mid-Michigan dams has halted the purchase after dam failures caused historic flooding last week. About 10,000 people in mid-Michigan were asked to evacuate their homes after multiple dams were breached, causing a major flooding emergency. Here is the full statement from the Four Lakes Task Force:"Recent events related to the Edenville dam failure were terrible and tragic for our community. All of us on the Four Lakes Task Force are devastated by our individual and collective losses, and our hearts go out to everyone who is impacted. The Four Lakes Task Force is collaborating with the Counties, lake communities and regulatory authorities on the best path forward as we assess the issues and work toward recovery.
Michigan National Guard rescues books in waterlogged Midland
MIDLAND, Mich. – The Michigan National Guard rescued 80,000 items from the basement of a Midland library that was flooded when rain swept through the area and dams failed. “There’s no way we could have done it without them,” said Terrie Ahlers, supervisor of adult services at Grace A. Dow Memorial Library. Most books and other items in the basement are going to be OK, the Midland Daily News reported. Guard members had to use the stairs because the elevator was out. Library staff over the weekend focused on removing moisture from the lower level.
Livonia teen raises money for victims of Midland floods
LIVONIA, Mich. A teenager from Livonia said she knew she had to do something when she saw the devastation caused by the floods in Midland County. When Caitlin Jodway was a junior in high school, she organized a swimathon for a friend with muscular dystrophy and a hundred swimmers participated. My grandmother lives on Wixom Lake, Jodway said. Just Devastating -- Wixom Lake becomes muddy field after dam failuresThankfully, the home wasnt destroyed but the Livonia family knew they wouldnt be spending the Memorial Day Weekend there. They will be dropped off at an area high school and be distributed by the United Way.
Donation drive for Midland flood victims taking place in Livonia Sunday
LIVONIA, Mich. On Sunday, May 24 a donation drive will be held in Livonia to help flood victims in Midland. The event is taking place today from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m in the parking lot of Las Palapas Mexican Restaurant at 33308 Plymouth Road in Livonia. On Saturday more than 800 volunteers traveled to Midland to help flood victims despite the threat of coronavirus. Many of the volunteers were from Metro Detroit. More coverage on the Midland flooding crisis:
ClickOnDetroit NIGHTSIDE report -- Saturday, May 23, 2020
DETROIT Instead of gathering with loved ones this Memorial Day weekend, more than 800 volunteers traveled to Midland to take part in a massive cleanup effort. WATCH Local 4 News at 11Metro Detroit weather: Warm Saturday evening, showers laterSaturday evening will be mostly cloudy and warm. A Flood Warning is in effect along the Huron River near Hamburg in Livingston County. A Flood Warning is in effect along the River Raisin near Monroe in Monroe County. 4 Fast FactsFriday, May 22, 2020 --
More than 800 volunteers visit Midland to help flood victims despite pandemic
MIDLAND, Mich. – Instead of gathering with loved ones this Memorial Day weekend, more than 800 volunteers traveled to Midland to take part in a massive cleanup effort. In the midst of a pandemic volunteers from across the state descended on Midland early Saturday morning. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints spent days collecting pumps, cleaning supplies, boots, gloves and masks for volunteers. Michiganders dealing with the pandemic are coming together to help families who have lost everything. And we’re quickly seeing that others are joining us,” said Bishop Monte Searle with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.