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Michigan Conservation Officer Jeff Ginn was presented with two plaques at today’s meeting of the Michigan Natural Resources Commission honoring him as Michigan and Central Region American Legion Law Enforcement Officer of the Year for 2020.
The coronavirus pandemic delayed the in-person presentation of the plaques to Ginn before the commission.
Ginn, who patrols Newaygo County, was nominated for the American Legion, Department of Michigan award by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division. A former firefighter and state trooper, Ginn is the first DNR conservation officer selected for the honor.
Generally the drawdown begins in January and is returned to normal by May 1.Ms. McTaggart referenced a future project involving the auxiliary spillway as part of the reason for the change.
We contacted CE to see if any more information was currently available and received this from Senior Public Information Director Terry Dedoes.
"The drawdown is related to a future auxiliary spillway project. The change to the drawdown timing, which is within our licensing limits, is due to
Close to eight million students currently compete in high school athletics. Of those, less than 2% will become NCAA Division 1 athletes. Specifically in the sport of cross country, 1.8% of high school athletes become a team member for a D1 school (ncaa.org).
Nathan Walker, a Fremont High School 2021 graduate, is one of them...
Hesperia, White Cloud libraries will be part of early distribution
Note: We have been asked by the WC Library to let people know that they are waiting on more instructions, etc. from the state before beginning distribution. We contacted the Hesperia Library but they were unable to provide any further information or details at the time.
LANSING, Mich. – To help provide additional testing resources to underserved areas of the state, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is partnering on a pilot project with libraries across the state to offer free, at-home testing kits for Michiganders.
If you look at Slinky in his cage (photo on the left), he doesn’t appear to be a friendly cat….and that is correct. Slinky was very shy and standoffish. Even though Slinky was a young cat, no matter how much time people at the shelter spent with him, he continued to be suspicious. When Lindsey came to the shelter to look for a cat, she decided to give Slinky a chance. I talked to her recently and this is what she had to say: "I picked him because he looked so scared and alone and I figured...
In winter, instead of scanning the ground for interesting leaves, veggies and flowers, my gardener’s eye seeks out tree bark.
It brightens my day being able to recognize the trees in my neighborhood by their distinctive bark. For example, the smooth grey bark of the beech, the spiky branches of the hawthorn, the deep vertical ridges of the oak, and the peeling scales of the white birch.
Recently, I encountered an unfamiliar tree with multicolored...
As we watched the distance to destination drop to zero we looked for a park. I was ready to settle for a place to pull over! GPS stopped us at the end of this cul de sac where two driveways led to two "mansions". The one on the right had a sign that read "We don't call 911" with a picture of a handgun. Crap...great...now what. Reasonable thought would have led to a quick U-turn and exit. But, there was supposed to be a bird I needed here so reason-be-damned...
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Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial is offering a free virtual seminar featuring experts on vaping from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and Spectrum Health’s tobacco and nicotine treatment program.
The seminar is on Thursday, Feb. 10, from 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Anyone can join on the virtual platform from a smartphone...
The award-winning January Series of Calvin University is once again coming to Newaygo County! From January 10 through January 28, the Dogwood Center will be one of 60 remote webcast locations worldwide to broadcast the live lecture and cultural arts series.
Each lecture will be shown through live feed from Calvin University from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and will cover topics ranging from cybersecurity, prison reform, social media, travel as global citizens, the importance of empathy, the power of story and so much more by top experts in their fields.
Owl Prowl 2022 is coming January 21st at the Howard Christensen Nature Center. Naturalist Greg Swanson will introduce you to owl biology, starting indoors at 6pm with a presentation on owls and then heading outdoors to see if he can call one in to say hello.
The outdoor portion is for ages 10 and up. There will be free child care and crafts indoors for the younger set.
There is a cost for both members and nonmembers of Howard Christensen Nature Center. Members are $3 per person or $10 for a family of 4 or more. Non-members are $5 per person or $15 for a family of 4 or more.
Please check out the website for additional information -www.howardchristensen.org
District Health Department #10 is looking for community partners that are interested in hosting pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinics at their businesses, organizations, or community events.
“With COVID-19 infections remaining high, it is more important than ever that we continue providing convenient opportunities for residents to get tested and vaccinated,” said DHD#10 Health Officer Kevin Hughes. “Help from our community partners will assist us in making sure everyone has access to vaccinations and testing. When our community partners engage in these efforts, our communities are more likely to partake in getting vaccinated and tested.”
All vaccine clinics will have...
When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, quitting smoking tops the list. Turn your resolution into a plan with help from Spectrum Health’s Tobacco and Nicotine Treatment program.
Free quit smoking, vaping, or chewing classes, as well as one on one appointments are available. There are a variety of ways to participate: in person, online, or via phone. Not only is nicotine highly addictive, but it also becomes...
We’ll be showing a couple movies at our Movie Mondays—this month to celebrate things turning 100 in 2022! Betty White turns 100 on January 17th, so we’ll be showing The Proposal which she guest stars in, in celebration of Betty. The movie will start at 2:00 p.m. on Jan. 17th. Also turning 100 in 2022 is...
The Gerber Foundation sponsors three competitive college scholarships for students graduating from a high school in Newaygo County, including home-schooled students residing in Newaygo County, who are pursuing postsecondary education at colleges, universities, as well as trade and vocational schools. Newaygo County seniors may apply for one of the below listed scholarships:
The Daniel Gerber, Sr., Medallion Scholarship. Students with a GPA of 3.71 or above may apply. Each scholarship is worth $11,500 and approximately...