The Top 10 Stories of 2012
A dam breach, weird, disruptive weather and a busy year at Traverse City public schools dominated Record-Eagle headlines in 2012. The following earned places among 2012's Top 10 local news stories, based on a poll of newspaper staff.Continued ...
Newsmakers: Luedtke tragedy still a mystery
Benzie County's most compelling mystery in recent years isn't much closer to being solved.Continued ...
Newsmakers: Fallout from Traverse City church official's decision is still being felt
First Congregational Church officials' decision to omit a Muslim prayer from a musical event prompted heated local debate about patriotism, religious freedom and tolerance.Continued ...
Newsmakers: Impact of fatal crash still being felt in area
Wendy Sak and Julie Davis are still missed by family and friendsContinued ...
Newsmakers: Many popping off over fireworks rules
The law unleashed a firestorm of summertime revelry and complaints of litter and noise. The booms, zings and hisses kept people up at all hours, made babies cry, and distressed veterans who suffer from post traumatic stress disorder.Continued ...
- Monday, December 24, 2012
Newsmakers: Woes at downtown TC bars
Things seem to have quieted down around the Union Street bars, police said. But it’s not clear whether the decrease in boisterous behavior is the result of increased diligence on the part of bar owners or simply the onset of winter.Continued ...
- Sunday, December 23, 2012
Newsmakers: Abused horse doing just fine
A horse known as Lil' Bit was at death's door when she arrived at Horse North Rescue in Kingsley in January.Continued ...
- Friday, December 21, 2012
Newsmakers: Jail policies unchanged since overdose death
More than nine months have passed since Danny Whitney Jr., died at age 21 in the Grand Traverse County Jail from a methadone overdose.Continued ...
Newsmakers: Septage plant problems bring price hike
The on-again, off-again proposed special assessment to pay for the Grand Traverse County septage treatment plant finished the year decidedly off-again.Continued ...
- Thursday, December 20, 2012
Newsmakers: Four robberies shook GT
A robber who barged into the Northwestern Bank branch in Kingsley created bad memories that aren't easy to shake.Continued ...
- Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Newsmakers: Grand Traverse replaces 2 managers
A health administrator from the Upper Peninsula and the director of a nonprofit group in Midland replaced embattled managers at Grand Traverse County's Health Department and Road Commission in 2012.Continued ...
- Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Newsmakers: Leelanau Commission on Aging revamped
A makeover at the Leelanau County Commission on Aging continues with an agency name change and disbanding of the COA's advisory board.Continued ...
- Monday, December 17, 2012
Newsmakers: New officials face big problem
New administrators were hired in Grand Traverse and Leelanau counties in 2012, and both face one of the most pressing problems for governments throughout Michigan: What to do about unfunded pension liabilities for public employees.Continued ...
- Sunday, December 16, 2012
Newsmakers: TCAPS adds training after sex crime
Traverse City Area Public Schools officials cringed in disappointment when news of a sexual encounter between a female teacher and an underage male student surfaced in January, Superintendent Stephen Cousins acknowledged.Continued ...
- Saturday, December 15, 2012
Newsmakers: Clean-up plans uncertain for depot
Plans to cleanse Leelanau County's most polluted site remain uncertain as company officials determine what to do with a former fuel depot.Continued ...
- Friday, December 14, 2012
Newsmakers: St. Vincent at new location
The new Society of St. Vincent de Paul thrift shop appears cleaner and brighter than the nonprofit's old location a short distance away.Continued ...
- The Top 10 Stories of 2012