Category Archives: Local

A federal grant will help ensure Michigan history isn’t lost to the ages

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The Houghton Lake Area Historical Society has been awarded close to $2,000 to help open historical records to the public.

The grant is from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. Continue reading

Some Paradise residents struggling to keep their homes afloat

Cannon beforeResidents in Paradise, Michigan are worried their homes may be slipping into Lake Superior. High water levels have washed away large chunks of shoreline and left some homeowners scrambling to keep their houses intact. Continue reading

Old-order Amish communities consider change

IMG_7402Residents and representatives in the Clare Gladwin county are trying to find the right balance between religious freedom and personal safety after a series of Amish buggy collisions culminated in a death this past December.

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Seventy years later, man receives award for WWII service

 

 

IMG_7441It took seven decades, but at the Gladwin County Chamber of Commerce Thursday, Private First Class William Yoder was awarded both the bronze star and the purple heart  for his service in World War II.

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First step: creating cures from worms

Dr. Xantha Karp, examining her nematodes.

Dr. Xantha Karp, examining her nematodes.

More than a quarter million dollars in grant money from the National Institutes of Health was recently awarded to a microbiologist from CMU in order to bolster a certain type of stem cell research.

Dr. Xantha Karp is a CMU professor, and the lead microbiologist on this stem cell research project.
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Saginaw Valley State University hosts growing science competition

 

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Opened First Aid Kit

I took a trip to Saginaw Valley State University’s campus for this year’s regional HOSA competition.  HOSA stands for Health Occupations Students of America.

The event is focused on getting high school students involved with every level of the health science field…. and it’s a big field.

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EPA says Tittabawassee river cleanup is speeding up

The Environmental Protection Agency says by the end of 2016, it will be halfway done with cleanup of the Tittabawassee river.

Mary Logan is a spokeswoman for the EPA.

She said the cleanup is running ahead of schedule.
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Evart puts in an ice rink and begins a new era for the community

 

DSC05376The community of Evart, in Osceola county, is glad to see the recent cold weather. Residents can finally skate on their new outdoor ice rink.

The ice rink started as an idea in the mind of Deb Booher, a local resident, Director of the local community volunteer group, and all around spit fire. She wanted to give community members, and particularly kids, something to do over the winter months.

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The Muslim Student Association reacts to Donald Trump’s comments and the overall climate for Muslims in America

 

file000779805174For many Muslims in the United States, these are rather uncertain times… especially given the heated rhetoric coming out of the presidential race.

Ben Thorp recently sat down with three members of Central Michigan University’s Muslim Student Association to get their reaction to some of the comments made by GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump… and in particular, his comments on ‘banning Muslims’ from entering the United States.

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A community foundation has been awarded a nearly $200,000 grant to bridge the gap between accessibility to healthy food choices and medical advice

Northeast Michigan Prescription for Health partners include (left to right) Alcona Health Chief Operating Officer Nancy Spencer and Chief Executive Officer Christine Baumgardner, Thunder Bay Community Health Services Chief Executive Officer Michelle Styma, Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan Executive Director Barbara Frantz, and District Health Department No. 4 Personal Health Supervisor Karen Nowicki-Compeau, R. N. and Medical Director Josh Meyerson, MD, MPH.

Northeast Michigan Prescription for Health partners include (left to right) Alcona Health Chief Operating Officer Nancy Spencer and Chief Executive Officer Christine Baumgardner, Thunder Bay Community Health Services Chief Executive Officer Michelle Styma, Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan Executive Director Barbara Frantz, and District Health Department No. 4 Personal Health Supervisor Karen Nowicki-Compeau, R. N. and Medical Director Josh Meyerson, MD, MPH.

A $200,000 grant will fund a so-called “Prescription for Health” program throughout nine counties in northeast Michigan.
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Conspiracy of silence: New website shines light on elderly abuse in Michigan


Sad Old PersonThe rate of elderly abuse in Michigan is roughly 3 times more than the national average. In an attempt to raise awareness of the issue the Stern Law Group has sponsored a website that lists nursing homes and their violations nationwide. Continue reading

A new vehicle for fun

The Truck and students.

The Truck and students.

This Summer Central Michigan University is rolling out a new program aimed at getting children more active.

The program is called ‘Play on the Way’ and through it, CMU will send out a truck and trailer fully equipped with everything kids need to have fun outdoors.
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New cancer care center to open at War Memorial Hospital

The War Memorial Hospital in Saulte Ste. Marie will open its new Cancer Care Center on January 4th, 2016. An open house of the facility will take place December 15th.

The War Memorial Hospital in Saulte Ste. Marie will open its new Cancer Care Center on January 4th, 2016. An open house of the facility will take place December 15th.

Oncology patients in the Sault Ste. Marie area will have a better opportunity to receive treatment a little closer to home thanks to a new Cancer Care Center opening next month. Continue reading

Mid-Michigan residents get behind Ann Arbor – Traverse City rail proposal

Mount Pleasant City hall filled with supporters of the A2TC Michigan passenger rail proposal Monday night.

Mount Pleasant City hall filled with supporters of the A2TC Michigan passenger rail proposal Monday night.

An ambitious project known as A2TC is gaining strength in communities across lower Michigan. The project is proposing to use existing railroads to implement a passenger train service linking Traverse City to Ann Arbor. Continue reading

Hurley taking “look good feel good” mantra seriously for patients

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A five-thousand dollar grant awarded to the Hurley Medical Center in Flint is being used for the finer things in life — like haircuts and massages.

The services are being offered to any senior citizen who stays at the hospital for more than three days. Continue reading

Local photographer opening gallery in Petoskey

Joe Clark, founder of Glass Lakes Photography plans to open his new photo gallery in Petoskey

Joe Clark, founder of Glass Lakes Photography plans to open his new photo gallery in Petoskey.  – Photo credit: Sean Miller, Petoskey News Review

The vision of a local photographer is coming into focus as final preparations are made to open a new photo gallery in the heart of downtown Petoskey. Continue reading

$10 million STEM institute coming to Midland

MSU CREATE for STEM Institute logo

MSU CREATE for STEM Institute logo

A new 10-million dollar science, technology, engineering and math institute is coming to Midland.

The facility will be funded by Michigan State University, Dow Chemical Company, The Herber H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation, the Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation, and the Charles J. Strosacker foundations.
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