Category Archives: Education

High school students grow produce for school lunches

October is National Farm to School Month and at one northern Michigan school, students have been in the garden growing their lunches. Now it’s harvest time.

Students at Northern Michigan Christian School in McBain have been growing vegetables for lunches and for agricultural education for six years now.

Nikki Witbeck teaches agriculture classes at the school.

She said the students weren’t getting enough healthy food. So the school decided to discontinue the federal hot lunch program and plant its own garden. Read more

LSSU receives first Canadian health accreditation

UNIQUE INTERNATIONAL TEAM – Lake Superior State University President Tom Pleger (left), Algoma Public Health Medical Officer of Health Kim Barker, and Sault College President Ron Common seal a partnership that will bolster public health training in Michigan and northern Ontario. The three institutions launched a new International Public and Environmental Health Program on Sept. 24-25, the only of its kind in North America and eight years in the making. (LSSU/John Shibley)

UNIQUE INTERNATIONAL TEAM – Lake Superior State University President Tom Pleger (left), Algoma Public Health Medical Officer of Health Kim Barker, and Sault College President Ron Common seal a partnership that will bolster public health training in Michigan and northern Ontario. The three institutions launched a new International Public and Environmental Health Program on Sept. 24-25, the only of its kind in North America and eight years in the making. (LSSU/John Shibley)


Lake Superior State University has been accredited by the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI) to train students to work in Canada.
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Approved House bill aims to help foster children afford college

A bill creating a permanent college endowment fund for foster children was approved by the state House this week, and is now on it’s way to the Senate.

Kathy Lockhart is the coordinator for foster programs at Eagle Village in Osceola County.

She said young people in foster care are often excited when they start pursuing higher education, but they can easily become overwhelmed. Read more

State library to host Michigan Nautical Gathering

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Michigan is home to 3,000 miles of coastline and surrounded by the largest freshwater source in the world. The Michigan Nautical Gathering, being held next month in Lansing, will show our appreciation for it.
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