Sept. 17, 2014

Fire at home on Phoxy Lane Tuscarora Firemen fighting house fire video

Fire destroyed a home on Phoxy Lane north of Indian River shortly after 4 p.m. Friday afternoon. One person was in the home when the fire began, but escaped with non life-threatening injuries. Tuscarora and Topinabee Firemen responded to the fire, but it was fully engulfed when they arrived.

Oil spill drill interview

Media and public relations people from throughout Michigan and also from other states were in Indian River Wednesday for a disaster exercise that simulated an oil spill on the Indian River. Jerry Popiel, a U.S. Coast Guard Incident Management Advisor out of Cleveland is shown answering media questions in the parking lot of the Tuscarora Township Fire Hall, which served as the incident command center.(Story and additional photo in Sept. 18 edition of Straitsland Resorter)

Cross Country runners

The Inland Lake girls cross country team won the Inland Lakes Invitational meet Monday. Lexi Passino won the race by 46 seconds. The trio of runners in this photo (from front) Mackenzie Baxter, Lindsay Smeltzer and Lindsey Meister also ran a great race. A big key in distance running is heart and mental focus. Baxter locked on and started going after opposing runners and passing them and the Lindsa(e)ys went with her providing Inland Lakes the team score necessary to win the race. (Complete race story in Sept. 18 editions of the Straitsland Resorter)

Stories in this week's Resorter