Lifestyles

Grand Valley State University announces the names of students who were placed on the dean’s list for the Winter 2020 semester concluding in April. The list includes those students who have maintained a 3.5 grade point average and been enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits. Local students on the list...
Karson Peckham
Pinconning member of the month for May is Karson Peckham! Karson is a four year member of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Great Lakes Bay Region’s ~ Pinconning Unit. Karson is 13 years old and will be attending Pinconning Middle School this fall. Karson aspires to be an auto mechanic and study...
this double trunked cottonwood tree was damaged in June storms. This tree was about ninety feet tall.                                              --Courtesy Photo
Weather has been a challenge this year, with thunderstorms and high winds on June 10th causing considerable damage to our trees and knocking out power in our area for three days. We lost two of our large oak trees and our second largest cotton wood. Our twelve miles of trails are requiring...
I am running for Bay County Register of Deeds. One of the primary drivers of the decision to enter the fray was my simply stumbling upon an article written in 2014. Rather unintentionally, the journalist outlined transparent cronyism in our local politics. 46 candidates applied to the retiring...
The past three months have been a challenge in so many ways. And I wonder… if we can’t make sense out of all this, how will our youth ever be able to? The great news is: we are excited to announce that beginning Monday June 15th, we will begin opening our sites in a safe and progressive manner. We...
Common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) grows 4-6 feet tall with stalks of flowers.                 --Courtesy Photo
Launching a research project is typically a multi-step, drawn-out creative process. It starts with ideas and literature searches, develops into finding collaborators and funding and often requires multiple years to thoroughly test hypotheses. This spring with restrictions in place due to the novel...
Rep. Annette Glenn, R-Midland, chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military and Veterans Affairs, Wednesday introduced a resolution declaring June 12, 2020, as Women Veterans Recognition Day in Michigan. In addition to introducing the resolution, Glenn also announced that Midland...
Garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) has become one of Michigan’s most notorious woodland invasive weeds. Its thrifty, biennial habit allows the plant to optimize growth in early spring months before native vegetation greens up. One mother plant can produce thousands of seeds that may remain viable...
In summer 2020, Michigan State University Extension is initiating the summer milkweed search, a project to document milkweeds and their specialist insects across the state. We are interested in the public’s help to estimate population sizes for specialist insects of milkweed. Anyone is welcome to...

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