Author: Sarah Himes

Finding the Root Causes of Hormonal Imbalances for Women and Men

Hormonal imbalances can happen to women and men of all ages.  Adult acne, weight gain, hair loss and even infertility issues are all signs of potential hormonal imbalances.  The good news is, solutions are possible especially if people can figure out the root cause or why the imbalance is happening. Dr. Vikki Petersen is a doctor of chiropractic, certified clinical…

Artist Profile: Corey Bechler

We’ve all played with mud at one time in our lives. One Northern Michigan artist has made a successful lifestyle while doing so. We learn more about professional potter and art teacher, Corey Bechler in this Artist Profile. Who are you? My name is Corey Bechler. I grew up in Southern Michigan, but I moved up here about 20 years…

Business in Focus: Michigan Grown and Family Owned, Modernistic

Their commercial jingle has quite the catchy tune, but its message is something that this family-owned company lives by, and they haven’t stopped since 1973. “You’ve probably heard of our jingle ‘It’s Modernistic! It’s simple and quick,’” sang Rachel Shaw, COO. “We have seven locations across the state, and about 200 team members. We’ve grown so much since its start”….

Grant Me Hope: Jason

He’s a really outgoing kid who loves to joke around, have fun, and give people around him laughs. We learn more about 13-year-old Jason in this edition of Grant Me Hope. Jason is an outdoor lover who would like a forever family to take him camping and fishing. In addition to being in nature, he enjoys playing board games, puzzles,…

High School Students Team up With Ferris State University Professors for STEM Cyber-Security Competition

Students involved with STEM classes from Ogemaw Heights middle and high schools in West Branch, are taking part in cyber-security competition on Tuesday, April 20.  Professors within in the Information, Security and Intelligence program at Ferris State University are partnering with the students to help them explore future career opportunities. Students will be in the classroom but Ferris State will…

Hospice of Michigan Creates New Grief Support Program Designed for COVID-19 Deaths

With COVID-19 cases and deaths rising again throughout the entire state, we are all too familiar with the grief that follows the loss of a loved one. Luckily, there’s a service available to help those who need emotional support. Hospice of Michigan has switched many of its grief group programs to virtual platforms. Including a new program that is specifically…