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Trailer fire on Wednesday morning

first_imgVersailles, IN—Firefighters from Versailles Fire Rescue responded to a report of a trailer fire at Brownings Campground early Wednesday morning.They say the fire was contained to one room of the trailer. Milan Volunteer Fire Department was also dispatched for automatic mutual aid but was disregarded due to the quick containment of the fire. The Red Cross was contacted to assist the family.last_img

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Brew On The Bay Is Back

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisBrew On The Bay is coming up next month and this year the proceeds are going towards an exciting project in Alpena. Each year the Rotary Club partners with Alpena Beverage to help raise money for local projects. This year there will be over 30 vendors, over 200 auction items available for people to bid on, 20 live auction items and a variety of silent auction items. Through events like Brew On the Bay, the Alpena Rotary Club has been able to help raise money for multiple projects around Alpena and this year the proceeds will be going towards the splash park.Brew On the Bay will be held at the Aplex on March 1st from 6–10pm if you’re interested you can purchase tickets from Neiman’s family market, Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce, Perch’s IGA or from the Rotary Club AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Brew On The BayContinue ReadingPrevious WBKB News Team Takes A Plunge For a Great Cause!Next West Branch Regional Medical Center to become MidMichigan Affiliatelast_img read more

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Sydney Airport makeover to transform NSW aviation

first_imgAiming to increase traffic flow, Sydney Airport has released plans to divide its space into two airline alliance-based precincts that would integrate international, domestic and regional services under the single roof.Hoping for completion date of 2019 and awaiting necessary 2014 Master Plan approval, the proposed plan would see the Qantas Group operating under the current domestic terminals T2 and T3 while Virgin Australia and its international alliance members would operate from current international terminal T1.The Airport said in a statement to its shareholders that the makeover would provide better use of its current facilities, improve aircraft parking space as well as allow room for future terminal enhancements.Meanwhile other carriers including Tiger Airways, Rex, AeroPelican and Brindabella would undergo consultation to decide which terminal they would operate out of.Jumping on board with new plans, Qantas and Virgin Australia signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding to progress the proposal.Sydney Airport chief executive Kerrie Mather explained that the integration has the potential “transform aviation in NSW”.“First, it would improve Sydney Airport’s attractiveness as a global hub and deliver a better passenger experience every day,” Ms Mather said.“Second, as Sydney Airport invests in its future it would bring with growth in tourism and business travel which would lead to job creation and contribution.”She added that the improvements would reduce aircraft turnaround times, eliminate towed main runway crossings, reduce aircraft emissions as well as minimise operating disruptions.Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce and Virgin Australia chief executive John Borghetti concurred noting that the changes would significant benefits to travellers.“As passenger numbers grow over the next decade, it is vital that airlines and airports work closely together to deliver a seamless travel experience,” Mr Joyce said.While Mr Borghetti said Virgin believes “there is potential in Sydney Airport’s proposal” and is keen to see how it “supports the growth of Virgin Australia and its alliance partners”.Tourism Australia has also backed Sydney Airport’s decision to unite its split its operations based on airline alliances, claiming it would help achieve 2020 growth plans.The Group’s managing director Andrew McEvoy said in an online statement the new division expected to provide more seamless travel for holiday-makers, the plan would help Sydney Airport grow sustainably.“Sydney Airport has a vital role to play for Australian tourism as both the largest international air gateway to our country along with the busiest domestic air facility,” Mr McEvoy said. “All our international air gateways are critical, but the industry does acknowledge the key role Sydney Airport plays in catering for more flyers and greater onward connections than any other Australian airport.“Together with the recently announced Rydges hotel development for the international terminal at Sydney, this is continued evidence that Sydney Airport share our growth vision and, with it, the need for significant supporting infrastructure investment and realigning the use of existing terminal resources.”Earlier this year Tourism Australia released a 2020 plan which would see Australian tourism double existing overnight visitor expenditure to $140 billion per annum.The airport changes would also see Qantas receive a new engineering complex while Virgin Australia will welcome a new hangar. Proposed Virgin Australia and alliance precinct Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.Jcenter_img Qantas Group proposed precinctlast_img read more

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