Potential COVID-19 exposure locations

District Health Department No. 2 (DHD2) would like to alert the general public of a possible COVID-19 exposure location. The only time DHD2 will alert the public to specific location(s) where an individual who has tested positive has been is when the contact-tracing team are unable to contact all of the individuals who may have been present (for example: larger […]

2020-08-12 E-Edition

Summer concert series

  All photos courtesy of Andrew Kent.

Governor Whitmer Extends Declaration of Emergency

 LANSING— As Michiganders across the state continue working to protect themselves and their families from the spread of COVID-19, Governor Gretchen Whitmer today took swift action by signing a new executive order to save lives. Executive Order 2020-165 extends the governor’s emergency and disaster declaration until September 4, 2020 at 11:59pm.    “We are in a crucial time in our […]

Legislative Roll Call

The legislature did not meet this week and is scheduled to meet next on Aug. 12. Rather than votes, this Roll Call Report describes some current proposals related to gender identity and sexual orientation. House Joint Resolution T: Repeal constitution’s recognition of marriage as only between one man and woman. Introduced by Rep. Jon Hoadley, D, to place before voters […]

Rotary News

  On August 6, 2020, the Rotary Club of Pinconning & Standish met outdoors at the Pinconning Band Shell to wrap-up its fifth annual Saginaw Bay Nature Festival. The original time for the wrap-up was to be last May, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic many of this year’s festival components had to be cancelled, including most classroom presentations and […]

Au Gres-Sims volleyball team wins academic award

AU GRES— The United States Marine Corps (USMC) and the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced the Au Gres-Sims volleyball team as one of the 1,315 teams that earned the USMC/AVCA Team Academic Award for 2019-2020. This award began back in the 1992-1993 school year, which honors volleyball teams that maintained year-long grade-point averages (GPA) of 3.30 or 4.10 on […]

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Help your pet avoid uncomfortable encounters.

Porcupines and skunks are furry mammals that tend to be out and about from dusk to dawn. They have another thing in common: they are exceedingly troublesome to pets, especially dogs. Neither porcupines or skunks are aggressive animals. Neither will attack your pet, but they won’t roll over and play dead either. If a dog is perceived as a threat, […]

Unemployment assistance available for flood victims

ARENAC COUNTY— The Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) accepts applications for the Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) until August 28.  DUA applications are only applicable for flood victims in Arenac, Gladwin, Iosco, Midland and Saginaw Counties. To qualify for DUA benefits as per Presidential Disaster Declaration FEMA-4547 DR, residents must prove: Unemployment as a direct result of the flood U.S. citizenship […]