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PotW - Shirley Peterson

Person of the Week – Shirley Petersen

This week person of the week is a woman who has been working for years to help victims of sexual abuse in the Cadillac area, as well as prevent that abuse from happening. Shirley Petersen founded “Healing Private Wounds,” a support group for victims of abuse. Petersen works with  local parents and schools to approach […]

POTW Melinda Cucinella

Person Of The Week: Melinda Cucinella

This week’s person of the week is a woman helping her community anyway she can. Melinda Cucinella is the Special education teacher consultant at the Wexford-Missuakee Career technical center. She uses her day to teach kids and help them any way she needs to. She has been working at her current position for eight years […]

POTW Walt Rowen

Person Of The Week: Walt Rowen

This week’s person of the week is a man who helped bring a local legend to life. Walt Rowen is a local actor who helped The legend of the Dogman come to life on the big screen. Rowen used his knowledge of special effects and prop making to bring to life the Dogman and actually […]


Person of the Week: Brieanne Hoffman

This weeks person of the week is a student from the HRE program at the Wexford Missaukee Career Technical Center. Brieanne Hoffman is a student in the Hospitality, Retail and Entrepreneurship class learning about proper ways to talk to a customer, or how to act in a kitchen. Using this experience she also works at […]

stacy hammond

Person of the Week – Stacy Hammond

This weeks person of the week is ensuring local students are ready for adulthood and the career world. Stacy Hammond is the administrative assistant to the director of the Wexford-Missaukee ISD Career Tech Center.   There she takes students under her wing to help them find resources such as, but not limited to, clothes, food, and […]

POTW Bill Kennis

Person Of The Week: Bill Kennis

This Week’s Person of the Week is helping his community anyway he can. Bill Kennis is the Executive Director of Benzie Bus and a member of several groups in the area. Aside from his 3rd year at Benzie Bus, Kennis is involved with the boy scouts, the Benzie Chamber of Commerce and many others. We […]