UPDATE: Crash at M-53, Ruth woman, 29, dies in crash on Van Dyke

UPDATE: IMLAY TWP. — The Lapeer County Sheriff’s Office reports that a 29-year-old woman was killed Friday (Jan. 15) in a traffic accident on M-53 (Van Dyke) at the curve south of Bowers Rd. Detective/Sgt. Jason Parks said police, firefighters and emergency crews were...

Hospital offering free antibody tests

TRI-CITY AREA — Free COVID-19 antibody tests are currently being offered at Marlette Regional Hospital. Kohler Propane has provided the funds for 100 tests and the hospital is making them available to the public. “Steve Kohler recov ered from COVID-19 but is...

Vaccine clinic slots fill quickly

Counties not currently taking appointments, still waiting on additional shipments from the state ST. CLAIR COUNTY — Last week the St. Clair County Health Department started scheduling appointments for older individuals wanting to receive the COVID-19 vaccine but...

Eager to be immunized

Health Dept. not yet taking appointments for COVID-19 shots; requests patience LAPEER COUNTY — Local health officials are glad there’s many residents eager to receive the COVID-19 vaccine but Lapeer County Health Department Director Kathy Haskins warns it will be a...

Imlay City man dies in snowmobile crash

IMLAY CITY — The Houghton County Sheriff’s Dept. reports that 61-year-old Jeffrey Scott Schaller of Imlay City died Saturday, Dec. 26 from injuries sustained in a snowmobile accident. According to the Sheriff’s report, at around 4:15 p.m., Schaller lost control and...

Counties’ COVID numbers continue downward trend

SCC Health Dept. gets first vaccine  shipment; immunizations start this week TRI-CITY AREA — The rate of new COVID-19 infections has continued to trend down over the past week but both Lapeer and St. Clair counties continue to see virus deaths in the double digits....