DTE Energy is expected to release the identity of the buyer of the Marysville Power Plant at 1:30 p.m. today, Thursday, December 12 at Marysville City Hall at a press conference. The historic plant was in operation from 1922 to 2001, according to a statement from DTE Energy, and the facility was decommissioned in 2011. In the past, DTE officials stated that purchasers would be responsible for the demolition of the building and future development of the site. DTE reviewed some 20 proposals for redevelopment and has reached an agreement with a company to buy the property that includes about 20 acres along the St. Clair River with easy access to I-94 and I-69.
Following a drug investigation in Port Huron on Monday of this week, four people were arrested. According to statement from the St. Clair County Drug Task Force, the investigation took place about 10 p.m. Police are reported to have served a search warrant at a home in the 1500 block of 9th Street, where they seized crack cocaine, heroin, marijuana, $850, a cell phone, and drug paraphernalia. Arrested at the residence were a 30-year-old Detroit woman, a 50-year-old Port Huron man, a 52-year-old Port Huron man, and a 39-year-old Port Huron woman. All were lodged in the St. Clair County Jail. The St. Clair County Special Response Team and the Port Huron Department of Public Safety Police Division assisted at the scene.
St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron (SJMPH) is pleased to announce that Dan DeGrow, of Burtchville Township; and Thomas Lees, OD, FAOO, of Fort Gratiot Township, have accepted positions on the Board of Trustees of St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron. Dan DeGrow serves as the Superintendent of Schools with the St. Clair County Regional Education Service Agency (RESA). He is a former state senator and previously practiced law in Port Huron. DeGrow has an extensive background in service to the local community including currently serving at St. Joseph Mercy’s Strategic Planning Committee. ”I am pleased to welcome Dan as a member of the St. Joseph Mercy Board of Trustees,” comments Jeff Smith, Chair of the Board. “I am looking forward to the balance he will bring to board discussions from the perspective of the county and public education.” Thomas Lees is an optometrist who owns Family Eye Care and Contact Lens Center in Fort Gratiot. Dr. Lees is also a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. “As a lifelong resident of St. Clair County and a local businessman for more than 25 years, Dr. Lees has a unique combination as a community resident and medical professional which will be valuable to our board,” continues Smith. “In addition to his talents, he is following in the footsteps of his father who also served on the St. Joseph Mercy Board of Trustees, and currently serves on the St. Joseph Mercy Finance Committee. It is a pleasure to welcome him to this leadership position.” For more information about the programs and services of St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron, visit online at mymercy.us; or follow us on facebook and twitter.
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1. Use the sunshine. Pull back the drapes and open the blinds during the day. Sunshine provides natural warmth. At night, close the window coverings to combat drafts and prevent heat from radiating out through the windows.
2. Replace the furnace air filter. A furnace’s air filter should be replaced at least every six months. Dusty environments may require more frequent replacement. A clean filter will improve air flow to the entire house.
3. Check for vent blockage. Make sure furniture, rugs and curtains are not obstructing air flow at vents and registers. Also check to be sure the register dampers are open.
4. Schedule professional air duct cleaning. Clean ducts help the air to flow more freely. Air duct cleaning should happen every few years or more frequently if home occupants have allergies.
5. Replace worn weatherstripping around doors and windows. A significant amount of heat will escape from even a minimal crack.
6. Check attics and other locations for air loss and add insulation as needed. Home improvement stores sell several types of insulation. Remember that all attics should be vented to the outside. Be sure not to block the outdoor vents.
7. Cover windows with clear, plastic film. Window-insulating kits are available for fewer than 20 dollars at hardware stores. “Plastic film has a significant impact on the room temperature,” said Chris Hall, RepairClinic.com president and co-founder. “It reduces convection currents which cause drafts. Modern film is as clear as glass.”
8. Inspect ductwork for air leaks and seal with foil duct tape. Be sure to use aluminum foil-type duct tape, not the common, gray duct tape, on ductwork.
9. Keep fireplaces closed if not in use. Glass doors and the flue should always be kept closed when the fireplace is not in use.
10. Lower the thermostat temperature and dress in layers. “Many people are accustomed to wearing summer-weather clothing in their homes,” said Hall. “Wearing sweaters and socks will go a long way in making you feel warmer and will enable you to lower the thermostat’s temperature by at least a few degrees without notice.”