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This Week's Circulars

60 of Traverse City, died Friday, April 3, 2020 at home. Visitation will be held Friday, April 10, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Mancelona Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. at Brandt Cemetery, 2587 Brandt Road, Jordan Township, Mancelona. Arrangements …

TRAVERSE CITY [mdash] Lawrence H. Whiteford, 88, of Traverse City, passed away April 3, 2020, at the French Manor Living in Traverse City with his son, Greg, by his side. Larry was born on Feb. 19, 1932 to the late Hugh and Carol (Green) Whiteford in Mancelona. Larry proudly served the Unite…

BENZONIA [mdash] Brenda Lee Geren, of Benzonia, passed away April 6, 2020 at her home. Brenda was born Aug. 25, 1949 in Frankfort, to her parents Augustine and Robert Denune. She married her husband, Richard Geren, on Aug. 13, 1982. Brenda loving cooking, especially holiday dinners with her …


Kalkaska village council members are expected to discuss the future of village Treasurer Jennifer Standerfer at a special meeting Thursday night. She is currently on an indefinite suspension after claiming to have discovered more than $1,000 in missing village department of public safety cre… Read more

Traverse City planning officials are set to discuss how the city should respond to changes in the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act, as well as form-based code for development of the Eighth Street corridor. Read more

The Record-Eagle will livestream tonight's pregame festivities for the TC Patriot Game. Follow along starting at 6 p.m. TC West vs. TC Central will kick off at 7:15 p.m. part 1 Read more

A crew from Team Elmer's takes down the chimneys on Immaculate Conception Elementary School in Traverse City on Friday as demolition begins on the older of the two school buildings, which dates to 1905. A new two-story, $12 million building will be home to kindergarten through fifth-grade st… Read more

Record-Eagle photographer Jan-Michael Stump ran a course Traverse City firefighters must complete in 8 minutes. Jan finished the course but missed the goal by 9 seconds, coming in at 8:09. The course involved lifting hoses, climbing ladders and dragging a dummy through the station's garage a… Read more

The Grand Traverse County Board of Commissioners meeting scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. Items on the agenda include a request to rescind a Commission on Aging millage rollback and public comment. Read more

Traverse City police officers suspect two Chicago men, both 23, used counterfeit $100 bills at a Traverse City grocery store. Police Chief Jeff O’Brien said officers found a “substantial” amount of suspected counterfeit bills in the men’s car. Video by Carol Thompson Read more

Thousands of demonstrators gathered in downtown Traverse City Saturday to join the Women's March. The Traverse City event is a sister march to a national march in Washington D.C. and was one of about 600 events nationwide. Read more

A brass quartet busks in downtown Traverse City. From left, Nick Suminski, Colin Huls, Alex Lord and Ivan Suminski have been reuniting over their holiday breaks from college to play popular Christmas songs in the brass quartet. -- Erin Sloan Read more

Traverse City officials address media members and the public at a press conference Monday morning regarding an incident with TC police Officer Michael Peters. Peters was spotted at a rally Friday with a Confederate flag and drinking a beer. -- Erin Sloan Read more