Ogemaw County News and Announcements

  • Earth Talk: Did anyone ever figure out what has been killing all the bees?

    Dear EarthTalk: Did anyone ever figure out what has been killing all the bees, and is there anything we can do about it? -- G.S. By now, we’ve all heard about bees dying across the U.S. and around the world. This isn’t just bad news for beekeepers: these amazing...

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  • AmericanTown's Heroes: Teens Take Action Against Tobacco

    Remember the saying “Give a Hoot; Don’t Pollute?” It was made popular by Woodsy Owl to remind us that putting garbage in its place and taking care of the earth is a responsibility we all share. Even little things like cigarette butts can clog up sewers, sicken bir...

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  • SEMPER K9 Helps Veterans and Shelter Animals

    From Shelter to Service is the tagline of SEMPER K9—an organization that makes assistance dogs available to veterans. Their mission is “to enhance the quality of life for wounded, critically-ill and injured members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families” and they ...

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  • Hot Bread Kitchen Trains Artisan Bakers

    Hot Bread Kitchen is an incubator, which may seem like a play on words. To put it into simpler terms, they help turn dough into an opportunity that can lead to a career that will pay the bills. The organization is training women from all over the world to become bread ba...

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  • Teacher Welcomes 4th Grade Students With a Song

    If you're a kid and you hear someone say “having fun can be cool when we’re following the rules,” your first reaction might be to roll your eyes in disbelief, but not when the words are lyrics from a catchy song created by your new fourth grade teacher! Dwayne Reed...

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  • Sophia Sawyer And School Mates Support Monarch Butterflies

    You have probably seen or heard reports about the decline of the honey bee and the effect that has on the environment. One study suggests we have the honey bee to thank for every one in three bites of food we consume, but other insects and pollinators are in decline as well,...

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  • Rooftops Newsletter: What a Waste University

    It's that time of year again. School days are almost upon us. It is time to start thinking about lining up supplies and choosing classes. It's that time – when the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger will open the virtual doors of our new online What A Waste Univ...

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  • AmericanTown's Heroes: Brighter Bites Serves the Community with Fresh Produce

    While it might be hard to keep up with the latest health advice, adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet could be a step in the right direction. The latest food charts from My Plate encourage a larger mix of fruits, veggies and grains, alongside a protein. This good n...

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  • Earth Talk: Lead Poisoning in U.S. Cities

    Dear EarthTalk: I find it hard to believe that Flint, Michigan is the only city or town in the U.S. with lead contamination of its water system. Has anyone looked at where else this could be a problem?  -- J.K.  A new analysis of data from the U.S. En...

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  • 36th Annual Ogemaw County Fair

    From: Ogemaw County Fair

    Schedule:Sunday August 14,2016:No Gate Fee(All exhibits must be pre-registered by August 1)8-10am Beef exhibits accepted and weigh-in10am-1pm Rabbit exhibits accepted (Pavilion)11am -1pm Sheep And goat exhibits accepted5pm Tractor and Pickup Pulls at the Grandstands.2-5pm Sw...

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