KINGSLEY — A 38-year-old Tustin man is dead after his Chevy Suburban T-boned a Penske truck that slid into the intersection of Summit City and Walton Roads in Grand Traverse County’s Paradise Township, law enforcement officials said.

Whether it’s Christmas, Hanukkah, or some other Solstice celebration, there’s nearly always a “once a year” decorating of our houses and ourselves. Toi Derricott sees her mother, who clearly works hard all year, dress up for once. But that’s just the beginning of what there is to see, here.

I couldn’t have been prouder last week when my oldest child told me that he and his wife were now subscribers to the Record-Eagle. They were recently married, had combined resources in a house in Traverse City, and felt it would be worthwhile to begin getting the local news from its most rel…

‘What the right hand giveth, the left taketh away” is a phrase that is particularly useful when reacting to the 2022 Medicare and Social Security increases. On one hand we were thrilled to see a 6 percent COLA increase in Social Security starting in January 2022. That equated to an increase …


SUTTONS BAY — Christmas lights set the holiday mood and the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail is definitely in the spirit.


TRAVERSE CITY — Long, slender poles made of Ironwood are meticulously whittled and carved to be the right length and width. Most importantly, they are weighted out perfectly to glide on the heavy snow of Michigan winters.

TRAVERSE CITY — A nonprofit that focuses on clean water issues wants Traverse City commissioners to declare access to water and sanitation as a basic human right.


TRAVERSE CITY — As hospitals in northwest Michigan began awareness campaigns around workplace hostility, prosecutors in multiple counties say they aren’t seeing an irregular spike in hospital assaults being referred to them by police departments.


TRAVERSE CITY — From behind his Detroit Red Wings mask, Josh Murphy angled his power wheelchair toward the floor-to-ceiling windows at Northern Star Assisted Living, watching Eighth Street traffic whiz past.

THE NAVAL Reserves received necessary equipment last Friday. The Whaleboat that will be used on the Bay by the Traverse City Division of the State Naval Reserves arrived over the G. R. & I. Friday and will be a welcomed addition to the equipment of the sailor boys.

It’s probably our coldest morning so far this fall. The mercury on the thermometer dipped down to almost 20 degrees. How thankful we are for a cozy house to live in. Some are not so fortunate. We should thank God every day for our many blessings, but as I write this, with Thanksgiving Day in…

The massive crash in crude oil on Thanksgiving continued early last week as dozens of countries and several U.S. states reported cases of the new highly contagious variant. Subsequently, governments around the globe instituted travel restrictions and other rules designed to reduce the spread…

If you or a loved one drag your heels when you enter the kitchen perhaps you need a new knife. Quality knife skills require practice, hand to eye coordination and attention to detail, but without a comfortable, sharp chef’s knife you’ll struggle unnecessarily trying to develop them.


CADILLAC — State officials will test residential wells near a school in Cadillac after results found several per- and polyflouroalkyl substance compounds in the water, including one over Michigan’s recently adopted limits.


TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City Area Public Schools addressed multiple ‘copycat’ threats throughout the district following a fatal school shooting at Oxford High School.

If you love shopping small, local, and unique, the holiday season in northern Michigan offers an abundance of opportunities to stuff stockings and delight loved ones, while supporting area artists and makers. At a time when supply chain issues and shipping delays make frequent headlines, are…

Bonkers Institute for Nearly Genuine Research, Christine Bazzett, 926 E. State St., Traverse CityNorth Coast Construction and Fabrication, Alain Klingbail, 1790 Linden Ave., Traverse CityRebel Rose Boutique, Tia Borock, 1826 Apartment Drive, Apt. #2, Traverse CityCeltic Cobh Cabin by the Lak…

TRAVERSE CITY — Shares of Hagerty, Inc. common stock and warrants began trading today on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbols HGTY and HGTY.WS, respectively.

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TRAVERSE CITY — The man a judge said inflicted “a senseless attack” on a Record-Eagle reporter three months ago has been sentenced to one year probation and five days of community service.


NEW YORK — The first of four women scheduled to testify in the sex-trafficking trial of Ghislaine Maxwell told jurors she was a 14-year-old seventh grader on a family scholarship at Interlochen Arts Camp in 1994 when she met Maxwell and Maxwell’s former romantic partner, the disgraced financ…

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Scent control is important for both big-game and predator hunters, who don't want the quarry to get a whiff of them when they're afield. My brother, who is a reasonably accomplished deer hunter, is sold on Scent Crusher bags.

BATH — All three dogs — my setter and Chuck Riley’s pair of German shorthairs — were frozen on point at the juncture of two grass fields and a wedge of woods. There was large pile of limbs, intertwined and surrounded by blackberry brambles and the immediate question was how we were going to …

Actors and animals present "The Christmas Journey" Dec. 3-5 and 10-12 at New Hope Community Church. The outdoor show tells the story of the holiday from creation to Bethlehem. Admission is free.

Art installation opens Dec. 3; Brush site to close for the season; Internet safety talk set for Dec. 4.


TRAVERSE CITY — Northwestern Michigan College and Munson Healthcare officials voiced support for new legislation to allow community colleges to offer a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing.


TRAVERSE CITY — The results of a wage study shows that pay lags by up to about 16 percent for Grand Traverse County employees when compared with counties and organizations deemed competitors in the job market.