Women persist, rescuers need support, artists go independent, and I go on television (and more)
Front Page, week of Oct. 2, 2021
Around 70 marchers crossed the Portage Lake Lift Bridge
Mental Health and Support, Part Six
Search and rescue operations have been happening with increasing regularity in recent years. When SAR workers and other responders are on the scene, they need to keep both the search subject’s, and their own, mental condition in mind.
And when the worst happens, those that tried to do the rescuing sometimes need additional support themselves.
Art's Corner by Miriam Pickens
Bill Thompson took the COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity to launch Copper Island Clay Works with his wife Sherri. Learn about their story and check out some of their work in this spotlight article from Miriam Pickens.
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Multiple booth operators report regularly selling out of product in 2021
I was honored to be invited to appear next to several experts on Michigan Tech’s Health Research Institute series of COVID-19 Town Hall events this week!
Above is the full video, or you can click here to skip to the part where I give my short presentation. I focused on two things that happened in the past that have put some journalistic responsibilities into news consumer’s hands, the culmination of which is the current misinformation pandemic.
The entire series is really informative and gives in-depth information and regular updates about the ongoing situation surrounding COVID-19. Highly recommended. The series is also aired live on 97.7 The Wolf and will be re-aired on ABC10, Sunday at noon.
Oktoberfest event planned for Oct. 9 in South Range
All the information I have on this I got from this photo I grabbed while out on a walk:
Breakfast, family and kids’ games in the park, live music, and KBC Brewery open house, all planned for Oct. 9. There doesn’t seem to be much more information out there but keep an eye on South Range’s Facebook page.
Church undertakes preservation of 130-year-old windows
You probably noticed the lane closure next to Grace United Lutheran Church. I talked briefly with Pastor Eric Falker, and he shared that they’ve been working on their stained glass windows this summer. They’re about 130 years old. Among the work the church had done, some of the supports were redone, and this week new protective outer coverings were being installed. There’s more information, and some great photos, available on the church website, hgumc.org.
Volunteer efforts turn pink hydrants red again
Free COVID-19 antigen testing and vaccination clinics announced
WUPHD announces that it has partnered with the Michigan National Guard to provide weekly free community-wide COVID-19 antigen testing and vaccination sites at several locations in the health district. The free clinics begin this week and run through the month of October.
Clinic locations include:
Wednesdays at the Ontonagon Village Fire Hall, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST
Thursdays, at 821 Water Street, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST
Moderna and J&J vaccines will be available at all clinics. Pfizer vaccine is available on a limited basis; please call your local health department office for more information. Booster information will be shared once final recommendations are received from MDHHS.
Pre-registration is not required, and participants do not need insurance, a prescription or a doctor’s order to be tested. Participants are encouraged to wear a mask and bring a driver’s license or other photo ID.
Other News (aggregated, not sponsored)
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By Jesse Wiederhold, Upper Michigan Source
Because I’m stretched across several municipalities, I’m not likely going to be able to cover each of these public engagements. Luckily, I’m not the only reporter in town.
The Associated Press
It may not seem like a big deal to some, but the fact is that it’s falsifying a federal document. It’s not much different than say, falsifying immigration papers. It’s not a small crime.
By Josh Boak and Christopher Rugaber, The Associated Press
Normally I share NOT REAL NEWS, which focuses on misinformation being spread online, but the AP also has this series that focuses on the lies and misleading statements of politicians and other public figures. This one is interesting because it’s a pretty fine point that they’re making in the tax law.