The temperature sign at Shelby State Bank in Whitehall Township read zero degrees Fahrenheit just before 9 a.m. Friday. That was actually warmer than the bone chilling -9 degrees recorded by the National Weather Service overnight. Wind chills dipped to a dangerous -16 degrees. Area schools were closed Friday because of the sub-zero temperatures. Montague Area Public Schools was also closed down Thursday because of blowing snow. With a slight break in the near or below zero temperatures on Saturday, the cold returned on Sunday. However, schools resumed classes on Monday.
In its first year, the White Lake Community Center hasn’t yet invested in bricks and mortar, but the non-profit organization is highly invested in dreams which have already been fulfilled with a Robotics Center for high school aged students and a Pickleball program for adults.