howell http://michiganradio.org en 'Little House on the Prairie' star Melissa Gilbert moves to Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/little-house-prairie-star-melissa-gilbert-moves-michigan <p>It's time to jump in the way-back machine:</p><p>http://youtu.be/zjthtrOCzI8</p><p><a href="http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/article/20130801/NEWS01/308010030/Melissa-Gilbert-Timothy-Busfield-moving-Howell-">Reports </a>and tweets indicate that&nbsp;<strike>Laura Ingalls&nbsp;Wilder</strike>&nbsp;Melissa Gilbert has moved from Hollywood Hills to Howell, Michigan.</p><p>Gilbert has been sending tweets and photos of her journey (by moving truck, not covered wagon).</p><p></p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 21:00:45 +0000 Mark Brush 13839 at http://michiganradio.org 'Little House on the Prairie' star Melissa Gilbert moves to Michigan Pinball Wizards descend on Howell http://michiganradio.org/post/pinball-wizards-descend-howell <p>This weekend, Pinball Wizards, "wannabes" and recreational players will descend on Howell’s Shark Club for the Snowball Open Pinball Tournament.</p><p>Organizers expect Amateurs and Professionals from as far away as Italy and all across the country.&nbsp; Competitors will compete on about 40 pinball machines and eventually over $8,000 in prizes will be awarded on Sunday.</p> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 23:02:51 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 10387 at http://michiganradio.org Pinball Wizards descend on Howell Howell Schools plan end of pay-to-play policy http://michiganradio.org/post/howell-schools-plan-end-pay-play-policy <p>HOWELL, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan public school district plans to do away with fees parents pay to allow their children to participate in sports. Sun, 24 Jun 2012 17:44:59 +0000 The Associated Press 8002 at http://michiganradio.org Howell Schools plan end of pay-to-play policy Homeless Students Graduate http://michiganradio.org/post/homeless-students-graduate <p>Graduation parties are in full-swing right now. If you had stumbled upon one recent graduation party in Howell, you would have found picnic food, party games, and a live DJ. But there was something unique about this celebration.</p><p>The seven students here celebrating their high school diplomas are also homeless. (An additional student earned a GED.)</p> Sat, 16 Jun 2012 21:52:11 +0000 Kyle Norris 7913 at http://michiganradio.org Homeless Students Graduate Howell manufacturing plant to stop production http://michiganradio.org/post/howell-manufacturing-plant-stop-production <p><a href="http://www.marelco.com/index.php?">Marelco Power Systems, Inc.</a> told the Livingston County Daily Press &amp; Argus that is will stop production at its plant in Howell.</p><p>The company makes transformers, inductors, and control systems, among other things, for the auto companies and other manufacturers.</p><p><span class="bulleted">From the <a href="http://content.usatoday.net/dist/custom/gci/InsidePage.aspx?cId=livingston&amp;sParam=36030243.story">Associated Press</a>:</span></p> Wed, 16 Mar 2011 13:29:02 +0000 Mark Brush 1672 at http://michiganradio.org Howell auto parts plant fire http://michiganradio.org/post/howell-auto-parts-plant-fire <p>Investigators are picking through what&rsquo;s left after a fire heavily damaged an auto parts plant in Howell on Wednesday.&nbsp; Dozens of firefighters from six different Livingston County communities joined forces to battle the blaze at the Magna Atreum auto parts plant.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>About 450 people work at the plant which produces dashboards, consoles and other parts for General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Nissan and Mazda.&nbsp; The cause of the fire is still under investigation.&nbsp;</p><p>The full extent of the damage and how long it will take get to the facility back up and running is also still being reviewed.&nbsp; No one was injured in Wednesday&rsquo;s fire. Thu, 03 Mar 2011 14:47:17 +0000 Steve Carmody 1489 at http://michiganradio.org Another contractor admits guilt in Detroit corruption probe http://michiganradio.org/post/another-contractor-admits-guilt-detroit-corruption-probe <p>A suburban businessman has pleaded guilty to a felony as part of the federal government&rsquo;s investigation into a bid-rigging scheme that involved a close friend of Detroit&rsquo;s former mayor.</p><p>Brian Dodds is a subcontractor from Howell, west of Detroit. He told a federal judge he submitted an&nbsp;inflated bid for demolition work on a public housing project so that Bobby Ferguson&rsquo;s company would appear to have the lowest bid.</p> Thu, 14 Oct 2010 18:08:17 +0000 & Sarah Hulett 144 at http://michiganradio.org Another contractor admits guilt in Detroit corruption probe