Immunization Records Now Available Online for Medicaid Beneficiaries through myHealthPortal and myHealthButton

March 26, 2018

Marquette, Mich.March 26, 2018– Medicaid beneficiaries can now access their immunization records both online and via a mobile app, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced today.

Research has shown that engaging individuals in their own healthcare can lead to healthier behaviors and better health outcomes. To help empower Michigan residents in managing their own health, MDHHS has made it possible for Medicaid, Healthy Michigan Plan and MIChild beneficiaries to download and view immunization records available from the Michigan Care Improvement Registry (MCIR).

Prior to this enhancement, beneficiaries had to contact their primary healthcare provider or local health department in order to get their immunization information. Through the web application myHealthPortal and mobile app myHealthButton, they will now be able to view their immunization history online, download a copy of their record and even determine recommended immunizations.… Read the rest

Animal Welfare Fund Provides Almost $125,000 to Local Animal Shelters

March 26, 2018

Marquette, Mich. – March 26, 2018- Through Animal Welfare Fund grants, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Animal Industry Division distributes thousands of donated dollars to animal shelters in Michigan. This year, the fund will provide almost $125,000 to 21 registered animal shelters throughout the state.

Since 2010, the Animal Welfare Fund, provided for by tax check-off monies from generous Michigan taxpayers, has distributed more than $1,092,000 to 152 facilities. The funds go directly to registered shelters to increase the number of adoptions through spay and neuter programs, improve staff knowledge of proper animal care through educational programs and training, and assist shelters with unreimbursed costs of care for animals housed for legal investigations.

“Thanks to the generous support of Michiganders, local shelters across Michigan have more opportunities to make a positive impact in their community,” said State Veterinarian James Averill, DVM.… Read the rest

Vandals Compromise Bat Research Project in Dickinson County

March 26, 2018

Dickinson County, Mich.– An abandoned mine site in Dickinson County where vandals broke in over the past few months. Conservation officers are investigating a break-in and theft of security cameras and signs from a mine site on private property near the city of Norway where an important bat research project has been underway.

The old abandoned iron mine – a small, dead-end horizontal shaft where the ceiling partially collapsed in recent months – was once the annual winter hibernating home to more than 20,000 little brown, northern long-eared and big brown bats.

“Today, the number of bats hibernating in this mine has fallen to just a few thousand survivors with the advent of white-nose syndrome,” said Bill Scullon, a Michigan Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Division field operations supervisor from the Norway office. “White-nose syndrome is a devastating disease that has killed millions of bats in eastern North America and has significantly impacted Michigan’s bat population.… Read the rest

W.I.N. Girls Slowpitch Softball League Holding Registration for 2018 Season, March 27-28

March 26, 2018

Ishpeming, Mich.– 03/25/2018- The W.I.N. Girls Slowpitch Softball League will be holding registration for the 2018 season! Sign up this Tuesday, March 27 and Wednesday, March 28 at the Ishpeming Township Hall from 6:00- 8:00 pm.… Read the rest

2018 Charitable Gaming Area Training Meeting, March 27

March 26, 2018

Livonia, Mich.– Tuesday, March 27, The American Legion will be hosting the 2018 Charitable Gaming area training meeting from 1:00- 4:00 pm.

Located at the American Legion 32, 9318 Newburgh Road, Livonia, Michigan 48150, There is no fee or pre-registration required to attend. Officers, Chairpersons, Workers or anyone completing paperwork will benefit from this opportunity to receive additional training in complying with the bingo act and rules.

If you have any questions regarding this training, please contact Inspector Nadia Sierzega (248) 442-0419.… Read the rest

Calendar – Education – “Evening at the Archives” Event – Mar. 29

March 26, 2018

Marquette – “Pasties, Beer, Revolution and God: Immigrant Miners and Their Communities on the Marquette Iron Range, 1900-1930” will be presented on Thursday, March 29 at 7 p.m. in room 126 of the Learning Resources Center at Northern Michigan University.

Marcus Robyns, professor and university archivist, will present. Robyns will review the social, cultural and political nature of immigrant iron miners in the early 20th century, with particular emphasis on the experience of Finnish immigrants.

This “Evening at the Archives” event is hosted by the Central U.P. and NMU Archives as part of NMU’s Diversity Common Reader Program. Admission is free and refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact the Central U.P. and NMU Archives at 227-1225.… Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – Dog Night at the Library – Mar. 29

March 26, 2018

Marquette – Dog Night will be offered on Thursday, March 29 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Children’s Room of the Peter White Public Library.

All children are invited to come and read to a dog. Increase your reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a friendly, calm dog. The event is free and no registration is required.

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

Calendar – Youth – Storytime for 3s and 4s – Mar. 29

March 26, 2018

Marquette – Storytime for 3s and 4s will be held on Thursday, March 29 from 11 to 11:30 a.m. in the Youth Atrium of the Peter White Public Library.

Explore stories, finger plays, songs and crafts. The event is for 3 and 4 year olds, with a loving adult. For more information, call 226-4320, visit or the Peter White Public Library Youth Services page on Facebook.… Read the rest

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