Special Olympics Michigan is looking to raise over $1.2 million through its Polar Plunge events.
A program in Bay County that helps homeless and runaway teens is now expanding to help them learn life-skills.
Project Impact began last year in Bay and Arenac counties.
The program helps at-risk or homeless youth through age 21 or younger through mentoring and finding shelter. Continue reading
The program, through the Good Samaritan Rescue Mission, aims to provide affordable housing for single men in Bay County.
Trevor Keyes is the Vice President of Economic Development for Bay Future.
He said things like MBS International Airport and the Saginaw River helped Bay County land on the list.
“I think we’ve always known locally that we have shipping channels and logistics channels that work well with business but to be recognized nationally is one of those really special things. We’re so glad that these facilities made the designation for us.”
Keyes said the county hopes to dredge the Saginaw River in the near future, so large ocean-going ships can traverse the waterway, further increasing its logistics capacity.
The rankings come from Business Facilities magazine. It also named Memphis, Tennessee and Houston, Texas as leaders in logistics.
General Motors announced it will invest more than 110 million dollars into a Bay City plant.
The investment will create 29 jobs and retain 67 more at the Bay City Powertrain plant. Continue reading
Homeless and runaway youth are the focus of a new program in Mid-Michigan.
It’s called Project Impact. It was launched last month in Bay and Arenac counties. Continue reading
Bay County received a $350,000 grant to battle the invasive species Phragmites in the Saginaw Bay.
The grant will be used for a 2-year project to control and remove the invasives, and educate the community on the species. Continue reading
A bill that would create an animal abuser database for Michigan shelters passed the senate this week.
But not without criticism. Continue reading
Saginaw Valley State University rolled out some new technology for the STEM community Wednesday.
SVSU is launching a mobile lab equipped with science equipment for K-12 students. Continue reading
Health officials say Bay County has seen a recent spike in heroin use. An event December 15 is looking to reach out to those affected by the drug.
A heroin summit is being planned by the Self Sufficiency Task Force and the Bay County Prevention Network. Speakers at the event will include past users, family members, law enforcement, and doctors. Continue reading
CMU has been awarded nearly $400,000 to expand its work on controlling invasive species in Michigan, which was the second highest grant amount received among 19 other organizations.
According to the DNR, the grant aims to evaluate and expand management tools for invasive species in the Great Lakes.
The Mando America Corporation facility in Monitor Township is receiving a $200,000 grant from the state to help with the expansion. Continue reading