(MARLETTE) -- Marlette Regional Hospital recently purchased new technology that allows patients to have a sleep study test done in the comfort of their own home. The Sleep Lab at the hospital now offers Home Sleep Testing for patients with obstructive sleep apnea. OSA is a repeated interruption of normal breathing during sleep due to a collapse of the upper airway. The condition contributes to chronic diseases such as stroke, heart failure, diabetes, obesity, and congestive heart failure. Home Sleep Testing allows patients to be tested in the privacy of their own home. The equipment is small, lightweight and easy to use. Physicians make the determination of who qualifies for the home test.
(LANSING) -- State Senator Mike Green stands with art created by 3rd grade students of Marlette Schools teach Sarah Opperman. The impressive art collection from the Marlette Elementary students is currently on display at Senator Green's Capital office in Lansing. Senator Green of Mayville regularly showcases student art as part of his "Kids of the 31st!" program that highlights the talent and positive behavior of youth in hise district. He invites constituents to view the displays in his office during regular business hours. Educators and parents interested in featuring their students in the program should contact Green's office at 866-305-2131 or at www.StateSenatorMikeGreen.com
(MARLETTE) -- Over 300 people took part in the Brown City Rotary's 25th annual Pancake Supper at the Harrington Inn in Brown City February 4. The annual fundraiser for United Hospice Service of Marlette Regional Hospital helps to ensure that the best hospice care is available to patients and their families, close to home. United Hospice Service Director Randy Foco was recently presented with a check for $2,300. Foco expressed sincere thanks to the Brown City Rotary, Harrington Inn staff, volunteers and community members who continue to support their mission.
PICTURED: Brown City Rotary Club representatives Kevin Burke (center) and Mark Shadley (right) present UHS Director Randy Foco with a check for $2,300.
(SANILAC COUNTY) -- March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. On March 6, Sanilac County Community Mental Health recognized individuals, organizations and businesses during a luncheon for their support to people with developmental disabilities. Kellie Lehman was honored as the Community Mental Health Volunteer of the Year. Nona Trepkowski, representing Trelleborg, accepted an award for her assistance to CMH staff and the Chop Shop's confidential shredding program during a time when their equipment needs were great. Claudia Maedel, Sanilac County Public Guardian, was recognized for going above and beyond her responsibilities as a public guardian to support and advocate for the people she serves. Public Relations Coordinator at McKenzie Health System, Nina Barnett, accepted an award on behalf of the hospital for their support of the Chop Shop recycling program. Roger Ballard, representing the Sanilac County Parks Board, was thanked for the work of the Parks Board in making the county parks handicap accessible. Self-Serve Lumber was recognized for allowing Michigan Rehabilitation Services to bring Community Mental Health consumers into their business to conduct assessments of their work skills.
PICTURED L to R: Kellie Lehman, Nona Trepkowski, Claudia Maedel, Nina Barnett, and Roger Ballard. Missing-Bob Miller of Self-Serve Lumber.
(HARBOR BEACH) -- Three students from Harbor Beach Middle School have been named winners in the 45th Annual America & Me Essay Contest, sponsored by Farm Bureau Insurance. Victoria Pawlowski took first, Kaira Ocomen earned second and Kaylin Cady placed third. All three received award certificates for their achievement. Victoria's first place essay now advances to the state level competition where the top ten in the state will be selected. Those winners will be announced in April and each student will receive a plaque, medal, and a $1,000 cash prize. The top ten will also be honored at a banquet in Lansing, meet with Michigan's top governmental leaders, and be guests at a Lansing Lugnuts minor league baseball game. Several thousand eighth grade students from nearly 450 Michigan schools participated in this year's America & Me Essay Contest. The topic was "My Personal Michigan Hero."
(SANDUSKY) -- The Sandusky Chamber of Commerce held their "Citizen of the Year Banquet Saturday, March 15 at Woodland Hills in Sandusky. A large crowd was on hand to honor Ginny Bissett as Citizen of the Year. Honored as the Civic Samaritan of the Year was Sandusky City Manager Dave Faber. The Volunteer of the Year is business owner Mark Heberling. Sanilac Broadcasting Company was selected as the Business of the Year and the Golden Hammer Recipients were Graff Chevrolet Buick, Tri-County Equipment, Ball Equipment, Buck-It Sporting Goods, Crop Production Services, and Jensen Bridge. The honorees will be recognized for their hard work and dedication to the community.
Pictured: Robert Benko V.P., News Director Renae Davis, Office Manager Ruthann Kenny, Manager Bob Armstrong, Sales John Herman, Secretary Dakota Smith, Secretary Chris Marston, HomeGrown Radio Show Host and Community Relations Nick Lien.
Robert Benko V.P., Robert Armstrong General Manager, and State Representative Paul Muxlow. Sanilac Broadcasting Company received a Proclamation of Recognition from 83rd District State Representative Paul Muxlow, State Senator Mike Green, State Senator Phil Pavlov, and Governor Rick Snyder, and one from U.S. Congresswomen Candice Miller. (George Benko, President not present.)
Citizen of the Year-Ginny Bissett, Civic Samaritan of the Year-Sandusky City Manager Dave Faber, Volunteer of the Year-Mark Heberling, and Business of the Year-Sanilac Broadcasting Company Manager Robert Armstrong
(DECKERVILLE) -- Deckerville Community Hospital employees recently completed an Active Shooter Training Program. Attendees were taught the necessary steps to take in protecting themselves and others should the need arise. Sanilac County Sheriff's Sergeant Steve McKenny, Deputy Ron Dubois, and Deckerville Police Chief Tim Thorpe presented tools and information on the A.L.I.C.E Program, which stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate. The program is designed to supplement traditional emergency procedures used frequently in workplaces as a defensive strategy in the event there is a violent intruder or active shooter on hospital grounds. Hospital employees had the opportunity to participate in scenarios inside the building.