I submitted a column Sept. 19 discussing the very sensitive and important subject of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In that column a reference was made to the treatment prescribed for PTSD after the American Civil War, by far the bloodiest and most horrific of any of our wars (the casualties in the Civil War, 640,000 as a percentage would be 7,000,000 today).
Dawson Babiak, son of Wayland Middle School math teacher Alison Babiak and Hopkins High School teacher Jason Babiak, is undergoing chemotherapy treatments at DeVos Children's Hospital in Grand Rapids after being diagnosed recently with leukemia.
His parent have established a Facebook page "Prayers for Dawson," which will provide friends, family and well wishers updates. It can be found on line at https://www.facebook.com/prayersfordawsonb?ref=profile
Christine Weber, owner of Hilltop Designs, a small business in Martin selling homemade soaps, scrubs and balms, is taking an active role in the “Buy Local” campaign established for Saturday, Nov. 29.
Weber said she has seen first hand how shopping local has a positive impact.
“Buying local is no joke,” she said. “Last year it was just me selling. Now, because people in our community are supporting local, there are nine others selling along side of me.
“I am also able to hire two baby-sitters who help me out regularly, and now have two new part-time employees.”
All stray pets at the shelter have a short "stray hold," waiting for their family to reclaim them.
If you see your pet in this album it is important you call the shelter ASAP. Please leave a message with your name and number if you are calling before or after our business hours.
Please note that in order to reclaim a pet you must have some proof of ownership such as vet records, pictures, etc... There is also an impound fee as well as vetting fees and boarding.
Jack Chick and North Korea are opposites on the political spectrum, but to me they share the same space in providing a service in understanding.
For those who don’t know a lot about Jack Chick, he has been described by Wikipedia as “an American publisher, writer, and comic book artist of evangelical fundamentalist Christian tracts and comic books. His comics have been described by Los Angeles magazine as ‘equal parts hate literature and fire-and-brimstone sermonizing.’
High Grade Materials of Greenville will come before the Leighton Township Board at its next meeting Thursday, Dec. 11, to ask for a special use permit to re-start gravel mining operations on the east side of the township.
The request twice went before the Planning Commission and was tabled by the Township Board at its last meeting Nov. 13.
High Grade has used a 40-acre site at 3655 2nd St., zoned Agricultural District for mining gravel and sand before, but plans this time call for operations to include use of Second Street.
This photo was taken Wednesday by former Wayland Union Schools administrator David Britten, now superintenent at Godfrey-Lee Public Schools, who was one of 100 school leaders nationwide chosen to take part in the first National Connected Superintendents at the White House.
Britten who also was one of only two school leaders in Michigan selected by the U.S. Department of Education, was principal at Pine Street Elementary School. He was recognized for his leadership role in helping transition Lee to digital learning.
Hopkins Food Service Director Katherine Borovsky has won the "Boost Your Breakfast" contest. Hopkins Public Schools won several prizes including a new mobile breakfast cart and a visit from Michigan Department of Education Chef Dave McNamara. The visit and breakfast promotions ran last spring at the high school. MDE turned the Hopkins event into three videos which were featured in a recent MDE newsletter. The high school staff serves breakfast to students on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The MDE videos can be seen on YouTube by following the links below.
(Besides watchdog commentary on public policy and politics, Democracy Tree also will be on the lookout for bias and improprieties in the media, with a particular focus on an increased blurring of the lines between opinion pieces and articles in traditional media.)
by Amy Kerr Hardin
The inclement weather that visited the Dorr area Monday night and into Wednesday caused the closing of the Then and Now historical library near the corner of 18th Street and 142nd Avenue.
As a result the publishing of the weekly "Bygone Days" column in this on-line rag will have to be delayed at least until Saturday.
Then and Now, a non-profit historical service that includes book, periodicals, newspapers and microfilm, customarily is open Wednesdays from 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.