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June 30, 2022

Plymouth Pool to Reopen Thursday, June 30

Good news, after some extensive cleaning and a negative test, Midland Parks and Rec. is set to reopen Plymouth Pool today. 

 

Michigan Abortion Providers Getting Increased Calls

Michigan abortion providers are getting an increase in calls from out of state patients in the days following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling, overturning Roe V. Wade. Michigan still allows abortions to be performed, though that could change at any point as the injunction pausing the state’s dormant abortion ban will likely be re-litigated in court.

 

A Little Relief at the Pump

Gas prices are a little lower heading into the holiday weekend. The new statewide average price is just over $5 a gallon, which is down 11 cents from last week.

 

No orange cones for the red, white and blue weekend

Starting tomorrow, MDOT will move their orange barrels to the side of the road and pull lane restrictions and barriers on 100 road and bridge projects throughout the state to ease traffic delays for the holiday weekend. The stoppage starts at 3 on Friday and will go through 6 a.m. Tuesday morning.

 

First probable case of monkeypox detected in Michigan

The first probable case of monkeypox has been found in Michigan. Officials said Wednesday an Oakland County resident tested positive for the family of viruses that monkeypox comes from. More testing to confirm the virus is underway at the CDC.

 

Clare County Starts New Program to Reward Kids for Being Safe

The Field Neuroscience Institute is teaming up with Clare County to reward kids for being safe this summer. It’s called “Caught Being Safe.” So whenever police, DNR, or Coast Guard see a child being safe (wearing bike helmets, looking both ways before crossing the street, wearing a life jacket on the water, etc.) They’ll reward the child with a coupon for a free ice cream cone or apple slices from McDonalds.


June 29, 2022

Lake Michigan beach closed after multiple water rescues

Three people had to be rescued from Lake Michigan on Tuesday afternoon. One woman from Indiana who had trouble staying afloat at Grand Haven State Park, a 13 year old boy who was struggling and his 40 year old father who tried to rescue him. Park rangers and Grand Haven officers were able to rescue all three but then shut down water access around 2 in the afternoon. The park said lake conditions will be reevaluated today and reminds swimmers to not go in the water during dangerous conditions.

 

Despite confusion, Michigan’s abortion fight turns to November

Access to legal abortion in Michigan is in limbo right now after Friday’s Supreme Court decision to return the decision back to individual states. Right now, Reproductive Freedom For All, the coalition behind a proposal for the right to an abortion is gathering signatures to get the a proposal on the November ballot but they have less than two weeks to get them turned in. In Mt. Pleasant the group has an office in the Stadium Mall where they’re collecting signatures. 

 

Governor Whitmer Signs State of Emergency for Mecosta County Following  Flooding

Yesterday, Gov. Whitmer granted Mecosta County a state of emergency to help with flood recovery efforts after last months storm in Big Rapids. That means the area is eligible for more funding to help with cleanup and repair.

 

Plymouth Pool Closed Until Further Notice

City of Midland Parks and Recreation has announced that Plymouth Pool will be closed until further notice due to a positive test for total coliform bacteria. They’re going to test again on Thursday. Updates will be posted to the City’s website, the Parks and Rec Rainout Line, and all the Midland Parks social media channels.

 

Mt. Pleasant voters to determine election changes

Last night City commissioners in Mt. Pleasant ok’d a plan to ask voters to ok changes to the city’s charter that would increase terms in office from 3 to 4 years and remove a requirement that they be elected in three different groups. The issue should be on the November ballot.

 

After 30-plus year run Breckenridge cancels annual fireworks display

After more than 30 years, there will be no fireworks in Breckenridge this 4th of July. The village decided to cancel this year’s show partially due to an accident last year where a mortar had tipped over hitting a man and severing his leg. Themorningsun.com


June 28, 2022

MyMichigan Health welcomes new Human Resource Leader

My Michigan Health has a new senior vice president. With more than 30 years of experience, Julie Ward will be taking over as senior vice president and chief human resources officer. Themorningsun.com

 

Mid Michigan communities provides variety of Independence Day events

4th of July weekend is only a few days away…

 

  • Friday the Soaring Eagle’s doing a fireworks show
  • Saturday and Sunday the Jump Station’s hosting a free outdoor event with games, inflatables, food and beverages for kids

 

In Rosebush

  • Ice Cream Social Friday
  • 5K walk, softball tournament, car show, parade, pig roast, tractor pull – Saturday

Breckinridge

  • 5K on the 4th

Clare

  • Demo derby

 

Gas Stations Putting Holds Up To $175 On Your Card When You Buy Gas

When you pay at the pump with a credit or debit card, they usually put a temporary hold on your card. That’s because they don’t know how much you’re going to buy. With the rise in gas prices, stations are putting holds as large as $175 on people’s cards, even if they pump a much smaller amount. Luckily those holds are usually released after a few hours.

 

Amazon Prime Is Having TWO Events This Year

Amazon’s annual “Prime Day” is coming up on July 12th and 13th, but this year that’s not your only chance to snag some deals. The company’s planning a Prime Fall deal too. No date has been mentioned yet, but this will be the first time Amazon has held two sales events in the same year.

 

Cost Of July 4th Cookout 17% Higher This Year

The American Farm Bureau Federation has released their annual report on how much your Fourth of July cookout is going to cost this year, and it’s not a surprise to see that it’s going to cost more than last year. The report says the cost of a July 4th cookout has risen 17% from last year, but it’s still not too bad; the report says the cookout should cost $69.68 for everything.


June 27, 2022

Alma College partners with Metz Culinary Management for campus dining services

Some new eats are coming to Alma College as they partner with Metz Culinary Management for dining services for students starting July 1. Some of the new dining options will be:

  • DayBreakers: cook-to-order eggs, pancakes, breakfast proteins, sandwiches, smoothies and more.
  • Green Scene: fresh and flavorful fruits and vegetables with house-made, scratch dressings.
  • DuJour: soup made fresh daily, using a menu that changes with the seasons.
  • Main Plate: a wide selection of classic favorites and trendy gourmet selections.
  • J. Clark’s Grille: house-made specialty burgers and chicken sandwiches, wings, fries, and more.
  • Market Street Deli: fast, fresh, and flavorful made-to-order sandwiches featuring fresh produce, top quality cold cuts, and imported and domestic cheese, topped with house-made spreads.
  • Villa Toscana: made-to-order Italian specialties, including hand-prepared stromboli, pizza and fresh pasta.
  • Fusion: contemporary flavors from around the world with a focus on fresh, quality ingredients and bold flavors.

 

More at themorningsun.com

 

Governor Whitmer signs childcare bills

Last week, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed a bipartisan childcare bill package that will expand access to affordable childcare for families while making it easier for childcare businesses. The bills should help generate more childcare for infants and toddlers; reward childcare providers with a proven track record, and give families easy access to licensing reports

 

3 Michigan beaches closed, under contamination advisories for bacteria

Before you head to the beach this 4th of July weekend you may want to check ahead. Three beaches have been closed for contamination and high bacteria levels:

  • Saginaw Bay/Lake Huron, Singing Bridge Beach, Arenac
  • Saginaw Bay, Whites Beach, Arenac
  • Lake St. Clair, St. Clair Shores Memorial Park Beach, Macomb County

To see the most up to date map of flagged beaches, check the Beach Guard website here.

 

Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade/World Leaders React

Friday, the Supreme Court ruled to overturn Roe v. Wade, a decision that will lead to abortion bans in multiple states. 13 already have laws on the books to ban abortion in the event Roe was overturned. The Biden administration has warned that a decision overturning Roe would also threaten other high court decisions in favor of gay rights and contraception, two things mentioned by Justice Clarence Thomas in his concurring opinion

 

President Biden Signs Federal Gun Control Bill

Saturday, President Biden signed the first major federal gun control bill in three decades. The bill encourages states to pass “red flag” laws, closes a loophole that allowed those convicted of domestic abuse to purchase guns, and directs billions of dollars to mental health services.

 

Russian Missiles Strike Ukraine Capital Including Kindergarten

For the first time in weeks, explosions rocked the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv on Sunday. Officials say missiles damaged an apartment building and a kindergarten. These strikes were the first in Kyiv since early June.

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