West Nile Virus Found In Michigan Ruffed Grouse

December 5, 2017

No evidence of human infection from eating properly cooked game

For the first time, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources recently confirmed the presence of West Nile Virus in the state’s ruffed grouse population.

Two grouse submitted to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Disease Lab in Lansing for testing for West Nile Virus. Five birds collected from August through October, including two found dead and three that were shot by hunters, were submitted for testing to the DNR’s Wildlife Disease Laboratory in Lansing, where the confirmation of West Nile Virus was made.

West Nile Virus is primarily transmitted to humans through the bite of infected mosquitoes. Most people infected with the virus do not show symptoms.

There is no evidence of human infection from eating properly cooked game that has been infected with West Nile Virus. As a general precaution, wild game meat should be cooked thoroughly, to an internal temperature of 170-180 degrees. Hunters should wear gloves when handling or cleaning game.… Read the rest

Trout Unlimited Monthly Meeting 12/6

December 5, 2017

Marquette, Michigan – The Fred Waara Chapter of Trout Unlimited will hold its monthly board meeting Wednesday, December 6 at 6:30pm in the Board Room at The Landmark Inn, Marquette.

All who are interested in cold water fisheries and conservation are invited to attend.… Read the rest

Student Law Forum Hosts Search and Seizure Talk December 6th

December 5, 2017

Marquette, Michigan – The Northern Michigan University Student Law Forum will host a presentation titled “Search and Seizure” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, at the Ore Dock Brewing Co. Attorney experts Karl Numinen and Phillip Toutant will address Fourth Amendment search issues affecting individuals’ bodies, homes, vehicles and electronic devices. Admission to this Suds, Buds and Barristers event is free.

The NMU Student Law Forum fosters a sense of community for students seeking legal careers. It provides members with resources to successfully make it to law school. These include LSAT prep, law school tours, conferences, speakers and other activities. The Student Law Forum also discusses high-profile legal issues and other relevant topics.… Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – Third Annual Yule Ball: Middle School Dance – Dec. 8

December 5, 2017

Marquette – The Third Annual Yule Ball: Middle School Dance will be held on Friday, December 8 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

All students in grades 6 to 8 are invited to put on their best semi-formal attire for the library’s third annual Yule Ball. Dance to your favorite songs, enjoy awesome refreshments, and hang out with your friends in a winter wonderland. Parent chaperones are always welcome to help.

The event is free of charge. For more information, please call 226-4321, 226-4323, or visit www.pwpl.info. Look for Peter White Public Library Teen Services on Facebook.… Read the rest

Calendar – Education – NCLL Presentation on U.P. Wolves – Registration Deadline – Dec. 8

December 5, 2017

Marquette – The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a presentation on Upper Peninsula wolves on Thursday, December 14 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Shiras Room of Peter White Public Library.

DNR wildlife biologist Brian Roell will discuss wolves and their impact on the Upper Peninsula since being reintroduced to the region.

The cost is $3 for NCLL members and $8 for non-members. Register before Friday, December 8 by calling 227-2979. For more information, contact Caroline Jordan at 228-9953 or asheanna4@yahoo.com. … Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – Preschool Storytime – Dec. 8

December 5, 2017

Marquette – Preschool Storytime will be offered on Friday, December 8 from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Youth Atrium of the Peter White Public Library.

Join the fun for books, songs, crafts and more for preschool aged children. The event is free.

For more information call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.… Read the rest

Calendar – Education – NCLL Presentation on Biological Research at NMU – Registration Deadline – Dec. 8

December 5, 2017

Marquette – Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a program on biological research activities on Friday, December 15 at 1 p.m. in the West Science Facility at Northern Michigan University.

NMU assistant professor Kurt Galbreath will give the presentation. He also will lead a tour of campus biology laboratories.

The cost is $3 for NCLL members and $8 for non-members. Register by Friday, December 8 by calling 227-2979. For more information, contact Jim Matteson at 228-4165 or jmatteson906@yahoo.com.… Read the rest

Calendar – Sports – Meet the Modeltowners and Santa – Dec. 8

December 5, 2017

Gwinn – An opportunity to meet the Modeltowners and Santa will be held on Friday, December 8 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Gwinn High School.

There will be carnival games from 6 to 7:30 p.m. There will also be basket raffles, a bake sale, bounce houses, make-your-own reindeer food, a photo booth, and selfies with Santa.

At 6 p.m. the boys JV basketball game will take place. At 7:30 p.m. the Varsity basketball game will be held. Team introductions will be made during half time.… Read the rest

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