Local students named to UA Presidents List TUSCALOOSA, AL — Brogen R. Witucki of Grand Blanc, and Anna K. Kearney of Flushing, were named to The University of Alabama Presidents List for fall 2020. A total of 13,128 students enrolled during the fall 2020 term at The University of Alabama made the Dean’s List with academic records of 3.5 or […]

Find Michigan’s biggest trees and win prizes

ANN ARBOR — ReLeaf Michigan, the only statewide non-profit tree planting and education organization in Michigan, has launched its 15th biennial Michigan Big Tree Hunt contest. The contest, which offers prizes for identifying the biggest trees in Michigan, is open to participants of all ages. The largest trees in the state can be found anywhere: a backyard, a local park, […]

“Starting a Business” and “Writing a Business Plan” Webinars

FLINT — “Starting a Business” and “Writing a Business Plan” Webinars in March are scheduled as follows: “Writing a Business Plan” will be presented on March 10 from 2-3:30 p.m. A well-written business plan is a critically important tool in the business owner toolkit. A plan can be used for many purposes but most important to business success is the […]

MDARD grants will help animal shelters, new pet adopters

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) has announced the recipients of the 2021 Animal Welfare Fund grants. Genesee County Animal Control will receive $9,630 through this grant program. This year, MDARD will distribute $137,144 to 24 registered animal shelters throughout the state to support various animal welfare projects. The Animal Welfare Fund is supported by […]

MDHHS issues RFP for implementing evidence-based services with juvenile justice-involved youth

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to implement evidence-based practices in order to promote and preserve community-based placement for juvenile justice involved youth in Michigan. The Evidence-Based Services for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System program seeks to increase the availability of Multisystemic Therapy, Multisystemic Therapy for Problem […]

Whitmer, MDHHS announce food assistance recipients will see additional benefits

Fifteen percent increase in payments will help families cope with pandemic

LANSING — The more than 1.2 million people in Michigan who are eligible for food assistance benefits will receive an additional payment by the end of January that raises their monthly amount by 15 percent to help families affected by the COVID- 19 pandemic. The 15% increase in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits is for six months, ending in […]

Mobility Council’s report addresses challenges state must meet to continue as global leader

LANSING — The Council on Future Mobility and Electrification (CFME) released its first annual report analyzing the economic opportunity created by new mobility technologies and the challenges Michigan must address for the state to remain a global leader in the mobility and electrification revolution. Since the first Model T rolled off an assembly line, Michigan has been the global leader […]

Whitmer makes appointments to boards and commissions

LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently announced appointments to the Child Lead Exposure Elimination Commission, Advisory Council on Deaf, Deafblind and Hard of Hearing, Michigan Interagency Council on Homelessness, Michigan Iron Industry Museum Advisory Board, and Michigan PreK-12 Literacy Commission. Angela Hood- Beaugard, of Flint, the executive director of the Flint and Genesee Literacy Network, was named to the Child […]

More than 40,000 apply for Michigan Reconnect in first two weeks

LANSING — In the two weeks since launch, more than 40,000 Michiganders have submitted applications to take advantage of the Michigan Reconnect program on their path to pursuing an associate degree or skills certificate though their local, in-district community college. The new bipartisan initiative – one of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s signature accomplishments introduced in her first state of the state […]

College basketball update, a look at Detroit sports and golf’s best players compete this weekend

Fat Guy Corner

The college basketball weekend is in the books, and the NCAA Tournament has some tickets punched. Who is in with the automatic qualifier from their conference? Let’s find out. The Atlantic Sun: Liberty, The Ohio Valley: Morehead State, The Big South: Winthrop and Missouri Valley: Loyola Chicago. Yes, the Loyola Chicago Ramblers are back and who could forget that Final […]