Top web stories in Arenac County in 2013

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Police from multiple agencies conducted a search in the woods behind Family Fare in Standish Sept. 9 that resulted in the discovery of a human skeleton.
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The Au Gres Funland property, which has been vacant for several years, was approved to be sold for $10,000 Dec. 17.
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Robert Vincent
Arenac County Sheriff's Office
Basil Brown

ARENAC COUNTY — As we enter the new year, we wanted to take a look back at some of the top online stories in 2013.

And don’t forget to check out our full year in review in the print edition of the Arenac County Independent.

Here are some of the stories that got attention online in 2013:

Human remains discovered in woods in Standish
A human skeleton was discovered in the woods behind the Family Fare grocery store in Standish Sept. 9. Investigators said they believed the remains had been in the woods for at least two years. They were later identified as a missing Standish woman through dental records.

Saganing Eagles Landing Casino to expand
The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe announced plans to expand the Saganing Eagles Landing Casino in Standish. Tentative plans called for the addition of hotel rooms, table games and dining options. The plans were later put on hold indefinitely.

Vincent sentenced to prison
Robert Vincent III, 23, of Long Lake was sentenced to five to 10 years in prison Nov. 13, after pleading guilty to assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder in September. Vincent reportedly stabbed a man in Sterling near Cliff’s Bar during an altercation in June.

Public hearing scheduled for potential sale of Au Gres Funland property
The city of Au Gres scheduled a public hearing on the sale of the Au Gres Funland property, saying the city had a potential buyer. The city later approved the purchase of the property Dec. 17 to Kampber Management Group of Bay City, which planned to develop the property for a facility compatible with a future McLaren Health Care facility that is also being developed in Au Gres.

Basil Brown sentenced to prison
Basil Brown, 32, of Sterling was sentenced to prison for two counts of criminal sexual conduct, after pleading guilty to one count of second-degree CSC with a person younger than 13 and one count of fourth-degree CSC with a person younger than 13.


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