Tom Gilchrist

Splash pad makes a super-soaked debut

Splash pad makes a super-soaked debut

By Tom Gilchrist | Reporter
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It rained buckets – actually, from a bucket containing hundreds of gallons of water – on squealing children in Caro on Monday night.
Many of the kids getting wet at the grand opening of the Aqua Zone, a $320,000 splash pad off Park Drive, yelled their approval.
A drenched Luke Stephens, 4, of Caro, the first child to run onto the Aqua Zone’s concrete pad and soak up some fun, “came up to me and said ‘I love it! I love it!’” said Heidi Stephens, 39, Luke’s mom.

Area ‘GolfSit’ fundraiser targets child abuse

Area ‘GolfSit’ fundraiser targets child abuse

DWIGHT TWP. — Bob Hughes, morning show host for Classic Rock I-92, will help raise funds June 23 for the Huron County CAN Council.
The Huron County CAN (Child Abuse and Neglect) Council’s GolfSit Fundraiser that day at Bird Creek Golf Club near Port Austin features golfers paying registration fees to raise funds.
But the “GolfSit” also features those, such as Hughes, who used to volunteer for the CAN Council’s “Roof Sit” that saw fundraising volunteers placed on top of McDonald’s Food and Family Food Center in Bad Axe.

Hit-and-run driver flees Caro city building

Hit-and-run driver flees Caro city building

By Tom Gilchrist | Reporter
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Wayne King, 84, said he visited the Caro Municipal Building to pay a water bill Tuesday when he spotted another senior citizen leaving.
But the driver of a white Dodge Ram pickup had traveled off eastbound M-81 and rammed landscaping stones, a shrub and a pedestrian bench at the city building before driving off about 11:30 a.m., according to King.
“That iron (based) bench was rolling all underneath his front end, and his tires were going over it,” King said. “I couldn’t believe what I was lookin’ at, and this old man was in that white Dodge truck, and I don’t know what was wrong with him – whether he was having a health issue or whatever.

Worth fixing?

Worth fixing?

Before they sell, rent or raze a former police station, Caro City Council members will check into fixing it.
The council on Monday directed City Manager Matt Lane to seek estimates for any needed repairs to the building’s leaky roof.
The structure, which once also housed Caro Fire Department vehicles, is at 150 Montague Ave. and has a market value of $183,000, according to St. Clair Appraisal Inc. of Reese.