DNR Conservation Officer Rescues Runaway Boy from Lake Michigan Ice in Delta County

February 9, 2017

10-year-old crossed busy highway to reach the lake ice

Michigan Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer Patrick Hartsig rescued a 10-year-old boy Sunday, who had run away from his family near Gladstone in Delta County.

The incident was reported at about 4 p.m. The boy, whose name was not being released, had run away from the Log Cabin Grill and Bar, which is situated south of Gladstone, along Lake Michigan.

Michigan DNR Conservation Officer Patrick HartsigTo reach the lake, the boy had cross four busy lanes of traffic on U.S.-2. His mother last saw him heading east across the ice.

Hartsig had been working snowmobile patrol in adjacent Alger County.

“On my way home, I heard a call on Delta dispatch of a runaway special needs boy that was somewhere south of Gladstone, on the ice on Little Bay de Noc,” Hartsig said. “I checked in with dispatch as I was near Hunter’s Point and launched my sled.”

Hunter’s Point has a boating launch site on the Stonington Peninsula side of the bay.… Read the rest

This Heart Month, Michigan Parents Encouraged To Learn More About Preventing And Detecting Congenital Heart Defects

February 9, 2017

LANSING, Mich. – With heart defects being the most common birth defect, Michigan parents are encouraged to be aware of the risk of congenital heart disease.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is providing information about how to prevent and detect congenital heart disease during February – which is American Heart Month. Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week, observed annually Feb. 7-14, promotes awareness and education about these conditions that affect nearly 1 percent of newborns in the United States.

“The heart forms in the early weeks of pregnancy, often before a woman realizes she is pregnant. Diet, genetic and environmental factors, life-style choices, health conditions and medications all can play a role in causing congenital heart defects,” said Dr. Eden Wells, MDHHS chief medical executive.

Congenital heart defects are conditions present at birth that affect heart structure and function that may or may not be detected right away.… Read the rest

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – 8th Annual Chocolate Festival Fundraiser for SAIL – Feb. 12

February 9, 2017

Marquette – SAIL Disability Network of the U.P. will host the 8th annual Chocolate Festival fundraiser on Sunday, February 12 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Great Lakes Rooms of the University Center at Northern Michigan University.

The annual Chocolate Festival will feature tasty samples of chocolate infused desserts from local restaurants, bakeries, and chocolatiers.

Tickets are $10 per person, free to ages 5 and under. All proceeds of the Chocolate Festival will support the One in Five Annual Appeal that provides health and wellness activities across the U.P for those who are unable to kayak, bike, ski or play hockey in the usual manner.

For more information, contact Sarah Peurakoski, Executive Director, sarahp@upsail.com or call 1-800-379-7245.… Read the rest

Calendar – Dance – Dance at Rock Senior Center – Feb. 12

February 9, 2017

Rock – A dance will be held on Sunday, February 12 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Rock Community-Senior Center, 3892 W. Mapleridge Road in Rock.

Music will be provided by Ron Jay and the Country Strangers. Admission is $5 per person. A free-will donation lunch will be available. All proceeds will benefit the Rock Senior Corporation.

For more information, call Alice at 356-6588. … Read the rest

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – 31st Annual Valley Sno Drifters Spaghetti Dinner – Feb. 12

February 9, 2017

Lake Linden – The 31st Annual Valley Sno Drifters Spaghetti Dinner will be held on Sunday, February 12 from noon to 6 p.m. at Dreamland Restaurant and Bar, 46960 Bootjack Road in Lake Linden.

Enjoy an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner for $8. Take out will be available. All proceeds will go for maintenance of secondary trails: Dollar Bay, Bootjack, Dreamland and Gary trail when accessible.

For more information, call 906-296-3191.… Read the rest

Calendar – Music – Screening of The Royal Opera’s Production of “Boris Godunov” – Feb. 12

February 9, 2017

Marquette – Northern Michigan University’s Siril Endowment for the Music Arts will offer a screening of the Royal Opera’s production of Mussorgsky’s only completed opera, “Boris Godunov,” on Sunday, February 12 at 5 p.m. in 1100 Jamrich Hall on the NMU campus.

The opera features a towering central character, a tsar whose power and vulnerability combine in one of the greatest bass-baritone roles in the canon. The performance was filmed in London and will be projected in high definition in Jamrich Hall’s state-of-the-art auditorium.

The event is free for NMU students with ID and $15 for adults.… Read the rest

Calendar – Food – Breakfast Buffet at Gwinn VFW – Feb. 12

February 9, 2017

Gwinn – A Breakfast Buffet will be offered on Sunday, February 12 from 9 a.m. to noon at VFW Post 5670 in Gwinn.

The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for kids under 10. Breakfast includes pancakes, french toast, scrambled eggs, potatoes, biscuits and gravy, bacon and sausage. … Read the rest

Behavioral Methods in Law Enforcement Addressed – 2/10/17

February 9, 2017

Marquette, MIFebruary 9, 2017 – Applications of behavioral methods and procedures in law enforcement will be the topic of the next Northern Michigan University psychology colloquium. Topics will include an analysis of physical skills training, maintenance and retention; officer behaviors associated with the unintentional discharge of firearms; and the broader implications of applying scientific methods and procedures in the profession.

John O’Neill, behavioral scientist at the Force Science Institute, will give the talk at 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, in Jamrich Hall 1322. The public is invited.

 … Read the rest

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