The weather seems to be warming up, so the staff at White Pine District Library has summer on our minds.
We are planning all kinds of cool activities for summer reading. Watch our Facebook page and website for more details as summer gets closer. Currently, we are offering in-person Story Time on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Children must be signed up in advance as space is limited. We will still be recording Story Time and posting it on our Facebook page for those who are not ready to come into the library for a program. Busy Bags are available for pick up after Story Time is posted. Remember to sign up for our Zoom presentation “Backyard Birds and Beyond.”
The beauty of spring was not the renewing of life for all things.
It had been determined by the landowner that two trees in the backyard were becoming less of nature’s beauty and more of a maintenance issue, and so the landowner called me to come cut down the trees and take them away. I heat my house with wood, but it was the fact that these two specimens of God’s creation were classified in the walnut family of trees that drew my attention and desire. The trees came down in their ponderous yet honorable way in which such beautiful things go, and the work of dissecting them down into manageable pieces became the task at hand.
After more than two years, the work to amend the city’s Master Plan, an updated version that look’s into the community’s future has been solidified.
The Greenville City Council on Tuesday voted 5-1, with Councilman Mark Lehman opposed and Councilman Jeff Scoby absent, to approve a resolution to adopt the 2021 Master Plan as recommended by the Greenville Planning Commission.
Submitted by the Mid-Michigan District Health Department
Cases of COVID-19 have been steadily increasing in Michigan over the past few weeks, and the Mid-Michigan District Health Department’s (MMDHD) jurisdiction is certainly no exception.
As of April 5, an average of 78 new daily confirmed cases have been reported for MMDHDs three-county jurisdiction, compared to an average of 13 new confirmed daily cases reported just 30 days ago. This indicates a 500% increase in average daily cases. Per individual county in the MMDHD’s jurisdiction, the percentage increase in new cases is 440% in Clinton County, 365% in Gratiot County and 659% in Montcalm County.
The USDA Forest Service (USFS) is prepositioning aerial firefighting resources at the Gaylord Airport to be available for state and federal land management agencies battling an increase in wildfire activity.
Chad Runyan, USFS North Zone aviation officer, stated that having aerial resources in the Great Lakes reduces wildfire response time thanks to the centralized location and swift ability to respond.