Agency helps low income families with winter heat

Summer is just starting to wind down and as it gets cooler you might start thinking more about heating bills.

Michigan Community Action has received nine million dollars in state and federal funding to help low income families with their energy bills.

Kate White is the executive director of Michigan Community Action, “We’re hearing predictions that it’s going to be another cold and difficult winter and the key thing is to remember you are so much better off if you try to ask for help before you fall behind on your energy bills.”

White says people should start thinking about their heating now, before the snow starts to fly.

“We know that many families really want to get back to work,” White said. “They want to have enough money to take care of their children and to keep a nice home as so we’re here to help with that.”

Anyone who needs energy assistance or would like to know more about the program can contact their local Community Action agency.

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DNR is offering a reward in Montmorency County elk poaching cold-case

DNR officials are kicking off elk season by asking for the public’s help to track down a poacher.

The case happened last December in Montmorency County.

Debbie Munson Badini is a spokesperson for the DNR.
She said the head and antlers of an elk were taken as a trophy, but the rest of the animal was left behind. Read more