Emily DeRuiter

Upcycle Your Space: Design Homemade Tin Can Lanterns

Fall tomorrow begins tomorrow, which means it’s getting darker a lot earlier. Here’s an easy way to help bring a little more light to the season by making tin can lanterns with supplies you already have lying around the house. This idea came from inhabitat.com. WHAT YOU NEED Tin cans Hammer Nail Tea candles or votive lights STEP 1: CLEAN…

Independence Village of Petoskey Does the Kiki Challenge

If you’ve heard of the Kiki Challenge, you know this viral trend has spread everywhere. It’s a dance that involves jumping out of a moving vehicle and dancing to Drake’s “In My Feelings,” Which is not safe and 9&10 News does not want viewers to send in videos of people doing this dangerous stunt. But we do love a video…

Dog Andy Seeks Family To Take Him Home

A friendly 5-year-old lab named Andy is up for adoption, and he is ready to go home to a family that’s all his own. The Humane Society of Midland County says whoever takes this stunning pooch home has won the “dog pot.” Staff member Kayla adores this pooch, and says he has a great energy level that isn’t too overwhelming….

Wellness For The Family: Healthy Tailgate Tips

One of the best things about tailgating is the food. And if you’re looking for ideas, we’ve got some yummy, guilt-free options here! Slow cooker jalapeno popper soup Ingredients 1 tbsp. Butter ½ red bell pepper, diced ½ green bell pepper, diced ½ onion, chopped 3-4 jalapeño peppers, minced and de-seeded (depending on how spicy you like it – you…

IRONMEN Among Us

It was Rob Strang’s idea to take on the daring race, and Paul Marek said he was “crazy.”  Two media consultants for 9&10 News finished an IRONMAN Triathlon in Madison Wisconsin, competing a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride and the full marathon. “Paul’s done five and I wanted to do it as a fortieth birthday goal, and I proposed…

Positive Parenting: Managing Emotions

Sad, happy or angry, kids have to deal with all types of emotions. Scientists have been looking at what affects children’s emotion regulation and how they process their feelings. After a series of studies, they concluded that three main factors help determine how kids deal with emotions: the way parents express their own emotions, how moms and dads parent with…

Finances at Four: Life Insurance

Life insurance is one of the things you want to have, but hope you never have to use. Yet it’s important, and Financial Advisor Carl Kielbasa with Carroll Retirement Plans & Investments explains why. Why it’s important Life insurance helps answer the question of what will happen to your family if you die. Kielbasa says people’s largest asset is not…