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BC-MI--Michigan News Digest, MI

December 28, 2018

AP-Michigan stories for Dec. 30. Members using Exchange stories should retain bylines and newspaper credit lines. If you have questions, please contact the desk at 313-259-0650.

For Sunday, Dec. 30, and thereafter.

EXCHANGE-DIED ON COURT

MUSKEGON, Mich. _ Luke Anhalt checked out of Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital around 11 a.m., Dec. 18. About nine hours later, following his 4 1/2-day stay at the medical facility on the heels of some harrowing moments recently, he checked into Muskegon Catholic Central’s Ray Cioe Gymnasium. The 6-foot-3 senior snuck into the building with less than two minutes remaining in his team’s game against the Crusaders, wearing a blue Calvary Christian zip-up with “ANHALT” on the back and black Adidas exercise pants. He casually walked down the sideline in front of the team benches, patted his unsuspecting coach on the back while fashioning a smirk, and took a seat at the end of the Eagles’ bench. By Scott Decamp, The Muskegon Chronicle. SENT IN ADVANCE: 2138 words.

EXCHANGE-SPARTAN CHEESES

EAST LANSING, Mich. _ At any given time, there’s close to 30,000 pounds of cheese inside Michigan State University’s Anthony Hall. That’s enough cheese to construct 20 full-sized replicas of the Sparty statue in cheddar, Gouda and asiago. Or to make a grilled cheese sandwich for every fan in Spartan Stadium on a football Saturday. It’s made with milk from MSU cows, pasteurized, cultured, pressed and packaged right on campus. By Rj Wolcott, Lansing State Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 632 words.

AP-Michigan stories for Dec. 31. Members using Exchange stories should retain bylines and newspaper credit lines. If you have questions, please contact the desk at 313-259-0650.

For Monday, Dec. 31, and thereafter.

EXCHANGE-SHINOLA HOTEL

DETROIT _ More than 100 people applauded as the sign for the new Shinola Hotel flickered on ahead of its opening. The hotel a collaboration between Detroit-based Bedrock and Shinola, the Detroit-based watch and leather goods manufacturer, anchors a larger development on the block that includes a coffee shop, cosmetics store, florist and Italian restaurant. Tom Lewand, the watchmaker’s CEO, said a Shinola Hotel represents three things: quality, design and craftsmanship. By Breana Noble and Candice Williams, The Detroit News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 867 words.

EXCHANGE-TART TRAILS

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. _ Two inches. It’s the magic number that gets Dave Fisher to start up his truck and rig up his plow to clear snow from several miles of the Traverse Area Recreational and Transportation Trails in Leelanau County. The 61-year-old retiree heads out day or night, weekday or weekend to keep the trails accessible for local walkers, runners and bicyclists. A new section, from Cherry Bend Road to the DeYoung Natural Area on the northern shore of Cedar Lake, joins his plowing docket this year as TART Trails expands foot traffic routes. By Brooke Kansier, Traverse City Record-Eagle. SENT IN ADVANCE: 709 words.

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