Rose City awarded road funding grant

LANSING — State Sen. Curt VanderWall announced on Tuesday, Aug. 11 that Rose City has been awarded a $125,000 road funding grant through the state’s Community Service Infrastructure Fund program. “It is vital we do what we can to maintain and improve our infrastructure, and this grant will help toward that end,” said VanderWall, R-Ludington. “Road improvements help the entire […]

Presentations, towing policies, and Constitution Week discussed at commissioners meeting

OGEMAW COUNTY— The Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency (NEMCSA), MSU Extension and Ogemaw County EDC presented reports to the board of commissioners at its Aug. 13 meeting.  NEMCSA reported 30 programs within the county working to help those in need and stated funds from the CARES Act have been received and will be used to expand resources for the community.  […]

West Branch troopers investigate serious crash

RENO TOWNSHIP—  On Aug. 16, at approximately 5:55 p.m., troopers from the Michigan State Police West Branch Post were dispatched to M-65 between Anderson Road and Old State Road for a personal injury crash. The crash involved a car and a horse drawn buggy. Preliminary investigation indicates that both vehicles were northbound on M-65 when a rear end collision occurred. […]

West Branch troopers investigate fatal watercraft crash

FOSTER TOWNSHIP, OGEMAW COUNTY– On August 15, 2020, at approximately 5:06 p.m., troopers from the Michigan State Police West Branch Post were dispatched to Clear Lake, in Foster Township, for a jet ski (watercraft) crash. While operating a jet ski, a 39-year-old female from Berkley, MI lost control and collided with a dock. The passenger, a 32-year-old female from California, […]

Farming is a family tradition in Ogemaw County!

Families sent in their photos of generational farmers in the area celebrating what makes this community great!

High school fall sports: one thing is certain, everything is uncertain

Fall football moved to 2021 spring season

EAST LANSING — High school football teams were able to get five days of official practice in before the announcement. At 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, MHSAA executive director Mark Uyl stated high school football in Michigan would not be played this fall. This following the cancellation of Division I college football for the Mid-American Conference and then the Big […]

WBRC school board elects new officers

OGEMAW COUNTY— The West Branch-Rose City school board elected new officers for board president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer as well as filling a vacant position.  Election results as follows: Board President: Scott Kartes Vice-President: Jessica Quigley  Secretary: Phil Stephens  Treasurer: Gary Miller After interviewing three candidates for the vacant position, the board unanimously appointed Alan Withers to the board of […]

Your Thoughts?

“What is your favorite water activity?”

Two STEM groups from Surline Middle School finalists in MI Design Prize 2020 Challenge

OGEMAW COUNTY— Two groups of STEM students from Surline Middle School have been announced as finalists in the MI Design Prize 2020 Challenge from the MI Design Council.  The goal of the contest was to design a product to help Michigan residents grow, transport, cook, package or serve healthy food sourced from within the state. The contest is available for […]

Back to school

I am so fortunate. I don’t have to decide whether or not to send my child back to school for face-to-face learning. My step-daughter is in college and her decision was made by the administration. Upperclassman at her college will take courses virtually. She just had to decide where she and her laptop will live this fall. If you have […]