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Backyard Chickens Moving into Sault Ste. Marie?

April 25, 2010 - posted by Paulie

At a recent city commission meeting, Sault Ste. Marie commissioner Ray Bauer proposed relaxing regulations that prohibit residents from raising chickens within the city limits. It was noted that Lansing and Traverse City allow their residents to have chickens, and Mr. Bauer agrees, saying people should be allowed to raise chickens for the meat and eggs and that it would make the Sault a more livable place. The matter drew opposition from other commissioners though, one stating that he grew up on a farm and did not want chickens living in his neighborhood. However, former Sault Mayor William Lynn stated that his mother raised chickens in town, when he was a boy, and that many people raised chickens in Sault Ste. Marie. The commission did not take any official action, with Mr. Bauer stating he would do some more research before addressing the issue at a future meeting. At the Soo Underground, we want to prepare our readers for the coming of the chickens. For more information, chicken news and chicken raising tips, visit Omlet, where you can also buy a chicken and a chicken enclosure, called an "Eglu". The Omlet store also has everything you need to keep rabbits, ducks, guinea pigs and bees. Needless to say, this site is also hilarious.

Indiana Man Hides in Manure Pit to Avoid Arrest

April 22, 2010 - AP News

A wanted man in Albion, Indiana literally created a big stink to avoid being captured by police. 52-year-old Thomas Hovis Jr. was found hiding neck-deep in a pit of liquid manure. Police were seeking to arrest Hovis for multiple felony drug charges out of Steuben County, including manufacturing and possession of methamphetamine. His previous offenses include multiple drug charges, aggravated battery, and even a murder conviction in Florida. Several tips led Noble County Police and SWAT Team members to the home of the man's girlfriend at 0866 West U.S. 6 in Albion Tuesday afternoon. When officers arrived, they saw Hovis run into an outbuilding at the rear of the residence. Police attempted to coax Hovis out of the building, but he refused. SWAT Team members eventually deployed tear gas to enter the building and locate Hovis hiding inside a manure pit. Hovis was removed from the pit and continued to fight arrest. Officers had to tase him before taking him into custody. Hovis was treated at the scene for hypothermia and then transferred to a Parkview Noble Hospital for further care. After being treated, he was taken to the Steuben County Jail. A search of the home where Hovis was found also turned up three one pot meth labs, 18 marijuana plants and two grams of methamphetamine. Three guns were also seized, including an assault rifle. Police say Hovis will likely face additional charges in Noble County. It's not clear if his girlfriend will also be charged for the items located inside the home.

"Fight Night" Professional Boxing Coming to Sault Ste. Marie

April 22, 2010 - posted by Ron

"Fight Night" will be held at the Kewadin Casino's Dream Maker's Theatre in Sault Ste. Marie on Saturday, May 22nd, reports a local boxer and contributer to the Soo Underground. The event is a professional boxing showcase and will feature a plethora of local fighters, including Ron "Poorboy" Krull, "Rockin" Ryan Franklin, Francis "Buzz" McKechnie, and others. Members of Team Fat Lip have been training hard for the event at the Big Bear Arena. The Soo Unerground has also learned that The Merchant's Bar will be hosting an after "Fight Night" party. Rumors persist that the Merch will also be hosting a Ring Girl Contest on Friday, May 14th. Tickets for the boxing event may be purchased at The Kewadin Casino Box Office and are $20.00 for general admission or $40.00 for ringside seats. For more information, call (906) 440-9213.

Worst Employee in Sault Ste. Marie Going Back To Work

April 19, 2010 - posted by Bob

A local man (Paul) that can not hold down a job is returning to work at a local watering hole. The newly employed bartender will be working one shift per week, reportedly every Saturday from 7:00am to 3:00pm. A very reliable source revealed that this is the third time the man has worked at the aformentioned drinking establishment. Despite rumors, the man seems to be well liked and gets along with others, as long as they don't work with him. When contacted by the Soo Underground, the man indicated he would like to stay employed until he dies, or his youngest son turns 21, whichever comes first.