Author: Chelsea Dickens

Northern Michigan Mental Health Leaders and Organizations Receive Recommendations For Improvements

Northern Michigan mental health stakeholders attended a virtual meeting Friday to discuss recommendations in crisis care. The recommendations are the result of a six-month study of crisis care in North County and Northern Lakes Community Mental Health’s 12-county region. The groups contracted TBD Solutions to perform the study in fall of 2020. TBD Solutions used several methods including 650 survey…

Central Michigan University Requiring COVID Vaccinations for Staff and Students or Weekly Negative Test

Central Michigan University is updating its health and safety plan in anticipation of the fall semester. By Friday, Sept. 3, all students, faculty and students must provide full proof of COVID-19 vaccination or begin weekly COVID-19 testing. This comes as the Delta variant is on the rise across the nation, state and in Isabella County. “We had to adjust and…

Grand Traverse Commissioners Vote To Limit Health Departments Ability To Promote COVID-19 Vaccines

Grand Traverse County Commissioners voted Wednesday morning on a resolution to limit the county health department’s ability to promote the COVID-19 vaccines. Last week, Commission Chair Rob Hentschel announced the resolution. It prevents the health department from promoting the vaccine, and mandating employees get the vaccine. The board will also be emailing copies of the resolution to the 3,143 counties…

Traverse City Woman Partners with DNR

Paige Lackey is a member of the Huron Pines AmeriCorps Program, a program to develop leaders in conservation. She is currently on a five month tour, with her dog Willow, visiting Michigan rustic campgrounds in partnership with the Department of Natural Resources – Project Rustic. Paige is more than halfway through her tour of 75 rustic campgrounds. While traveling she…

Association to Rescue Kritters Seeking Supply Donations for Animals

The Association to Rescue Kritters is a non-profit, 100 percent volunteer and donation based, founded by Ruth and Denny Fruehauf in 2001. Their mission is to rescue and rehabilitate wildlife in the nearby communities. Due to increasing COVID-19 concerns, the organization has to cancel this year’s garage sale fundraiser – a bulk of their donations. Last year, they weren’t able…