Midland County News

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Day April 21

  • April 6 2015
Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Day April 21

People who have materials that qualify for these collections must call Environmental Health Services at the Midland County Health Department for an appointment at 832-6681. Please leave your name and phone number. We will call you back to schedule an appointment. Be prepared to indicate the type and amount of materials you wish to bring to the drop-off site. Appointments will be taken through Monday, April 20, 2015 or until all appointment slots are filled, whichever comes first.

Only persons with appointments will be allowed to drop off materials. Chemicals, oil paint and stains, pesticides, insecticides, household cleaning products, certain auto products, mercury and medicines are examples of items accepted at this collection.

Latex paint can be dried and included with your normal weekly trash pick-up. Oil should be recycled at the nearest recycling center.

Electronic waste may be dropped off for a small fee at Midland Recyclers which is located at the landfill entrance during this event or any time during normal hours of operation,           Mon-Fri 8-4, Wed 8-6 and Sat 9-1. 

Boater Safety Class 2015

  • March 30 2015
Boater Safety Class 2015

The Midland County Sheriff's Office will sponsor one Marine Safety Class for anyone over the age of 12.  This class is necessary for anyone born after December 31, 1978 who wish to operate a personal watercraft on the waters of the State of Michigan.   Students will meet in front of the Midland Law Enforcement Center at 2727 Rodd Street prior to 9 a.m. 

Those interested may sign up online HERE, or in person at the Midland Law Enforcement Center, 2727 Rodd Street.  There is no charge for this class, however, students must sign up and review this workbook prior to the date of the class.

Class will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Pick up workbooks beginning May 1, 2014

There will be a break in the class at about noon for participants to take a half hour lunch break.  Students are required to bring a sack lunch, one black pen, one pencil and one highlighter for the class.

If you have any questions, please call 839-4630, and we will help you in any manner possible.

The class is limited to the first 60 students.  Please sign up only if you have a strong desire to learn about marine safety.

Sheriff Scott Stephenson

Class Registration

Community Success Panel

  • March 26 2015
Community Success Panel

See the Community Success Panel's update on Midland: Exploring our Future.  This was presented at a joint meeting of the Midland City Council and the Midland County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, March 24, 2015.

Date Air Time
March 25, 2015 7:00 pm
March 26, 2015 7:00 pm & Midnight
March 27, 2015 9:00 am, 7:00 pm, & Midnight
March 28, 2015 1:00 pm
March 29, 2015 1:00 pm


The 3rd Annual Howard’s Friend Ride

  • March 23 2015
The 3rd Annual Howard’s Friend Ride

The 3rd Annual Howard’s Friend Ride is Saturday April 25, 2015. Registration and breakfast is between 7:30-8:30am and the ride begins at 8:30am.

Family and friends of Howard Schoenherr, known by many as “Putter,” with the help of Friends of The Pere Marquette Rail Trail as well as local sponsors will be hosting a family friendly bicycle ride of up to 62 miles (metric century) to honor the wishes and memory of Howard. His wish was to ride 80 miles on his 80th birthday, December 27, 2012. Howard was a very avid bicyclist who enjoyed people and our Rail Trail. As many know, Howard passed away in September of 2012 at age 79 with his wish unfulfilled. Those of us, who held him dear, hope to make the Howard’s Friend bicycle ride an annual ride. The ride starts at the Tridge and includes all ages and skill levels, which is just the way he would have wanted it to be. Plan to ride 5, 10, 20, 40 or 62 miles but plan to come!

Registration is now open! Guarantee your long sleeve microfiber custom shirt by registering on or before April 1st.

Sponsorships are now available at the Howard’s Friend Ride website.

Click here for Howard’s Friend Ride website.

Fatal Tractor Accident

  • March 16 2015
Fatal Tractor Accident

The Midland County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an accident that claimed the life of a 51 year old Midland male.  The accident occurred on Redstone Road west of Pine River Road in between the road and the ditch.  The accident involved a tractor that had a trailer attached.  The accident occurred on March 15th, 2015 at approximately 4:00 pm.  The subject was pronounced dead at the scene by Medical Examiner Dr. Dennis Wagner.

From the initial investigation it appears the subject was loading wood onto the trailer.  Witnesses who arrived on scene said the subject was found lying on the ground between the tractor and trailer.  Foul play is not expected at this time.

The Midland County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by MMMC EMS personnel and the St. Louis Fire Department.  The traffic crash remains under investigation as well as the results of an autopsy.