Mayville man died after the vehicle he was driving crashed in Tuscola
County's Vassar Township last Thursday. According to M-Live, Tuscola County
Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the crash at Saginaw Road near Oak
Road in Vassar Township about 2:40pm Thursday. Witnesses and responding
deputies attempted CPR on the driver who was not breathing but were
unsuccessful. Officials declared him deceased at the scene. An autopsy is
pending. The driver was alone in the vehicle at the time of the crash. The
sheriff's office was assisted by Mayville Police Department, Mobile Medical
Response, the Medical Examiner's Office and the Chaplain Corp.
regulators have reached a decision on forest management along a trail
network known as the Chippewa Hills Pathway in Alpena County. According to
Up North Live, The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says the final
plan includes a 50-percent reduction in harvest acreage and a requirement
that harvesting take place on just one side of the trail in many locations.
Also, it reduces the number of spots where equipment will cross trails. It
says the DNR will work with the Ruffed Grouse Society to plant shrubs and
other fruit-bearing plants that will benefit wildlife. The DNR says its
decision came after an 18-month study process that included meetings with
representatives of groups including industry, hunters, mountain bikers,
trail users and local governments.
A suspect is
alleged to have passed two counterfeit $50 bills in Arenac County and one in
Ogemaw County during a reported string of counterfeiting incidents last
Arenac County Under-sheriff Don McInytre said the counterfeit bills were
used in area Dollar General stores in AuGres, Standish and West Branch.
According to the Arenac County Independent, A total of seven Dollar General
stores had counterfeit $50 bills passed in Michigan on Sunday. McIntyre
posted a photo of the alleged suspect
on the sheriff’s
department’s Facebook page. IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION ON THE SUSPECT, contact
the Arenac County Sheriff’s Office, AT 846-3002 OR The Ogemaw County
Sheriff’s Office at 345-3111.
THERE WILL BE CONTESTED RACES IN IOSCO COUNTY IN
AUGUST AND IN NOVEMBER.
THE IOSCO COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WILL HAVE TWO CONTESTED RACES.
ACCORDING TO THE IOSCO COUNTY NEWS HERALD, IN AUGUST TWO REPUBLICANS WILL
COMPETE FOR THE NOMINATION IN DISTRICT THREE. THEY ARE ROGER HOUTHOOFD OF
PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP AND MARK MCKULSKY ALSO OF PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP. THE
WINNER WILL FACE DEMOCRAT RAYMOND RASCH, OF PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, IN THE
NOVEMBER GENERAL ELECTION. THE OTHER COMMISSIONER RACE IS IN DISTRICT TWO.
REPUBLICAN JEFF JOHNSTON, OF AUSABLE TOWNSHIP, WILL FACE DEMOCRAT JOLENE
SENN OF OSCODA TOWNSHIP. ALSO FACING COMPETITION IS IOSCO COUNTY TREASURER,
DEMOCRAT, ELITE SHELLENBARGER, WHO WILL RUN AGAINST A MEMBER OF HIS STAFF,
REPUBLICAN JANE HACKBORN, IN THE NOVEMBER GENERAL ELECTION.
SEVERAL OSCODA RESIDENTS ARE RECEIVING CLEAN DRINKING WATER.
THE RESIDENTS ARE IN THE WHISPERING WOODS MOBILE HOME PARK. ACCORDING TO THE
IOSCO COUNTY NEWS HERALD, OSCODA TOWNSHIP BEGAN MAKING WATER AVAILABLE TO
THE 24 FAMILIES WHOSE PRIVATE WATER WELLS WERRE DETERMINED TO BE
CONTAMINATED BY PRE-FLOURINATED CHEMICALS. THE PARK IS LOCATED AT THE REAR
ENTRANCE TO THE FORMER WURTSMITH AIR FORCE BASE. RESIDENTS WERE ADVISED IN
LATE FEBRUARY NOT TO DRINK OR COOK WITH THE WATER FROM THEIR PRIVATE WELLS
BY THE MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AND DISTRICT HEALTH
DEPARTMENT NUMBER TWO. RESIDENTS ARE ALSO ALLOWING THOSE RESIDENTS TO PICK
UP CLEAN DRINKING WATER FROM THE OSCODA COMMUNITY CENTER. DENISE BRYAN,
DISTRICT HEALTH DEPARTMENT OFFICER ADVISED THAT MORE TESTING IS PLANNED AND
THEY ARE PREPARING FOR A SCENARIO IN WHICH MORE WELLS MAY BE AFFECTED. FOR
UPDATES VISIT THEIR WEBSITE AT DHD 2 DOT ORG.
State Police is warning residents to be aware of a possible telephone scam
in Northeast Michigan.
A resident called
the Michigan State Police Alpena Post stating that they had received a
telephone call with a message stating it was a collect call. According to a
press release, The name of the caller was said in a manner that the person
receiving the call could not understand the name given. The call continued
by instructing the recipient of the call to enter their credit card number
to accept the collect call. They did not do this and instead hung up and
called their telephone service provider, who told them their company would
not process a collect call in that manner. The Michigan State Police advises
residents to never release personal or financial information unless certain
it is going to a legitimate recipient. It also suggests talking about scam
recognition with family and friends who may be more susceptible to becoming
victims of scams.
OGEMAW COUNTY DID NOT FARE WELL IN THE LATEST COUNTY HEALTH RANKINGS.
THE RANKINGS WERE RELEASED BY THE ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION AND THE
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN POPULATION HEALTH INSTITUTE. ACCORDING TO THE OGEMAW
COUNTY HERALD, THE COUNTY DECLINED FROM THE PREVIOUS YEAR BOTH IN TERMS OF
HEALTH FACTORS AND HEALTH OUTCOMES. COUNTIES ARE COMPARED ON MORE THAN
THIRTY FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE HEALTH INCLUDING EDUCATION, HOUSING, JOBS,
SMOKING, ACCESS TO HEALTHY FOOD AND OTHERS. OF THE 82 COUNTIES IN MICHIGAN,
OGEMAW COUNTY RANKS 56TH IN HEALTH OUTCOMES, DOWN FROM 53RD LAST YEAR AND
77TH IN HEALTH FACTORS, DOWN FROM 71ST LAST YEAR. FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT
COUNTY HEATH RANKINGS DOT ORG.
THE EAST TAWAS CITY COUNCIL PASSED A RESOLUTION
TOWARD CREATING A SPECIAL ASSESSMENT FOR TAWAS LAKE. THE SPECIAL
ASSESSMENT DISTRICT WOULD BE FOR AQAUATIC WEED CONTROL IN TAWAS LAKE.
ACCORDING TO THE IOSCO COUNTY NEWS HERALD, A PETITION FROM THE TAWAS LAKE
ASSOCIATION FOR A NEW SPECIALL ASSESSMENT WAS SUBMITTED IN FEBRUARY. BEFORE
THE PROJECT CAN PROCEED, A PUBLIC MEETING WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY, APRIL 18TH
DURING THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING. CITY MANAGER, BELINDA BAKER, SAID NOTICES
OF THE PUBLIC MEETING WERE TO BE MAILED TO ALL PROPERTY OWNERS WITHIN THE
PROPOSED SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT. THE EAST TAWAS CITY COUNCIL APPROVED A
SPECIAL ASSESSMENT FOR TAWAS LAKE AQAUATIC WEED CONTROL THAT BEGAN THREE
YEARS AGO, BUT WAS CANCELLED TWO YEARS INTO THE ASSESSMENT.
THE IOSCO COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION'S YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL RECENTLY
AWARDED FIFTEEN NEW GRANTS TOTALING NEARLY FOURTEEN THOUSAND DOLLARS TO AREA
NON-PROFITS, CHURCHES AND SCHOOLS FOR PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS THAT BENEFIT
AREA YOUTH. ORGANIZATIONS RECEIVING GRANTS INCLUDED THE EASTERN NATIONAL
INTERPRETIVE ASSOCIATION, OSCODA AREA SCHOOLS, TAWAS AREA PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH, TAWAS AREA AMERICAN YOUTH SOCCER ORGANIZATION, HARBOR LIGHTS
PREGNANCY AND INFORMATION CENTER, HALE AREA SCHOOLS, ALCONA CITIZENS FOR
HEALTH, IOSCO COUNTY COATS FOR KIDS AND THE IOSCO REGIONAL EDUCATIONAL
SERVICE AGENCY. THE NEXT DEADLINE FOR GRANT OPPORTUNITIES IS WITH THE
COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT GRANT. APPLICATIONS ARE DUE MAY FIRST. FOR MORE
INFORMATION CALL 877-354-6881.
Medical Center has joined Mid-Michigan Health, an affiliate of the
University of Michigan Health System. To reflect this, Alpena Regional
Medical Center has changed its name to Mid Michigan Medical Center Alpena.
According to M-Live, As a result of the affiliation, the Mid Michigan Health
Board of Directors will increase by two members from Alpena and will include
Eric Smith and Jim Arbuckle. The Mid Michigan Medical Center Alpena board
will increase by two members to include Diane Postler-Slattery, senior vice
president of Mid Michigan Health and Greg Rogers, president of Mid-Michigan
Medical Center Midland.
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Biden to Vatican
Vice President Joe Biden will travel to the Vatican to
speak about his Cancer Moonshot Program, an aide to the
vice president confirmed. He will speak about his cancer
initiative at the Pontifical Council For Culture and The
Stem For Life Foundation's Third International
Conference on the Progress of Regenerative Medicine and
Its Cultural Impact. We do not know if the VP will meet
with Pope Francis while he is there.
First Couple host International Jazz Day concert
at the White House
U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle
Obama host International Jazz Day concert at the White
House, with performers including Aretha Franklin, Herbie
Hancock, Al Jarreau, and Sting. The show will be
televised on ABC Saturady April 30th.
5th anniversary of UK's Prince William marrying
5th anniversary of UK's Prince William marrying Kate
Middleton at Westminster Abbey in London, in a service
broadcast live to an estimated two billion people
worldwide. The couple, who are now known as The Duke and
Duchess of Cambridge, welcomed their first child, Prince
George of Cambridge, 22 Jul 2013, and their second,
Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, 2 May 2015. The
traditional 5th wedding anniversary gift is wood
100th anniversary of the collapse of Ireland's
100th anniversary of the collapse of the Easter Rising
in Dublin, as Irish nationalists surrendered to British
authorities. Most of the leaders of the rising were
executed following courts-martial but support for
Republicanism then continued to rise in Ireland as
revolutions in a number of other countries took hold,
most notably in Russia * The Easter Rising began on 24
Apr 1916 when Irish Republicans mounted an armed
insurrection against British rule. Seven members of the
Military Council of the Irish Republican Brotherhood
declared an independent Irish Republic while the United
Kingdom was otherwise engaged in World War I
National Arbor Day
National Arbor Day, annual observance that encourages
tree planting and care. National Arbor Day was founded
by J. Sterling Morton in 1872 and is celebrated on the
last Friday in Apr
#Hack4Congress (aka Third Congressional Hackathon),
co-sponsored by Harvard Kennedy School Ash Center for
Democratic Governance and Innovation and OpenGov
Foundation and bringing together over 100 Members of
Congress, software engineers, staff, academics, and
everyday Americans to 'identify and start solving the
frustrating, daily technology challenges causing
Congressional dysfunction, information overload, and
legislative inefficiencies for which everyone is paying
National Pie Championships
American Pie Council National Pie Championships, open to
amateur pie makers, professional bakers/chefs, and
commercial pie companies from around the country and
“World's First Infinitely Looping LP” released
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard release 'world's first
infinitely looping LP'King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
release 'Nonagon Infinity', billed as 'the world's first
infinitely looping LP', with each track flowing into the
next, including the final song back into the opener
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