Huron High School graduate collects over $1,100 in donations for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals


Keirstin Timpko (Photos courtesy of Audra Timpko)


By Scott Bolthouse | THE HURON HUB
Posted Wednesday, April 14, 2021

A Huron High School graduate born with serious medical conditions is making an impact by giving back to a health care network that helps care for thousands of likewise medical cases every year.

Keirstin Timpko is a 2020 Huron Graduate who has represented Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals her entire life as a miracle child.

Timpko was born with four serious heart defects and had three open heart surgeries and four heart catheterizations.

Now a freshman at University of Toledo, she is part of RockeTHON Executive Board as a co-chair for family relations.

To date she has raised $1150 for Mercy Health – Children’s Hospital in Toledo.

You can donate to her cause by visiting this link.

From her donation page:

My name is Keirstin Timpko and I am the co chair Family Relations for RockeTHON this year. I have been coming to RockeTHON since 2003, I was about 2 years old. I have been a Miracle Child all my life and without Children’s Miracle Network or RockeTHON, I would not be here today. I was born with 4 heart defects and a smaller right leg. I have survived 3 open heart surgeries and 4 heart catherizations. RockeTHON is not just about raising money, it is about giving another child at a chance at life like I have received. My goal is to raise $1000, but I still have to work towards that goal. So if I raise $1000, I will cut off a foot of my hair and donate it so a child can receive a wig from it. I will continue to advocate and strive to do my best while helping Children’s Miracle Network. This is for the kids.

More than 10 million kids enter a children’s hospital across North America every year.

To provide the best care for kids, children’s hospitals rely on donations and community support, as Medicaid and insurance programs do not fully cover the cost of care.

Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has helped fill those funding gaps by raising more than $7 billion, most of it $1 at a time through Miracle Balloon icon campaigns.

Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible.


Whitmer to host afternoon update on coronavirus response


The Huron Hub
Posted Wednesday, April 14, 2021
9:00 AM EST

Gov. Whitmer will host a 3 p.m. live streaming update Wednesday on Michigan’s coronavirus response.

Whitmer will be joined by Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, chief medical executive for Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

The live stream will be broadcast on the governor’s Facebook and Twitter pages.


Belleville man charged in connection to April 9 stabbing in Huron Township


By Scott Bolthouse | THE HURON HUB
Posted Monday, April 12, 2021

A 31-year-old Belleville man was arrested and charged in connection to an April 9 stabbing that occurred in Huron Township.

Maurice Lashane Turner is charged with assault with intent to murder, assault with intent to do great bodily harm, felony assault, and habitual offender. 

Maurice Lashane Turner booking photo.

At 12:46 a.m. on April 9, the Huron Township Department of Public Safety responded to the 28000 block of Spruce Drive inside the Country Meadows mobile home community regarding a stabbing that had just occurred.

When first responders arrived, they found a 20-year-old man with multiple stab wounds.

The man was transported to a local hospital and treated for his injuries.

On the same day, Turner was taken into custody in relation to the incident.

Turner was treated for a non life-threatening gunshot wound sustained during the altercation.

He is currently being held in the Wayne County Jail and could face life in prison if convicted.


 

1 person shot, 1 stabbed during altercation at Huron Township mobile home community


Posted by The Huron Hub–Friday, April 9, 2021

This article has been updated here: https://huronhub.com/2021/04/12/belleville-man-charged-in-connection-to-april-9-stabbing-in-huron-township/

One person was shot and one person was stabbed Friday morning during an altercation at Country Meadows mobile home community on Will Carleton Road east of I-275.

Authorities have not released the identities of the individuals involved or their conditions, but media reports say the incident was not deadly.

Police are expected to release more information on Friday.

No further details have been released.

Check back with The Huron Hub for more details when they become available.


Whitmer to host 10 a.m. press conference on coronavirus response

 


The Huron Hub
Posted Friday, April 9, 2021
9:00 AM EST

Gov. Whitmer will host a 10 a.m live streaming update Friday on Michigan’s coronavirus response.

Whitmer will be joined by Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, chief medical executive for Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

The live stream will be broadcast on the governor’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

First P.1 variant case identified in Bay County; variant associated with increased transmissibility


Posted By The Huron Hub | April 1, 2021

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has been notified of a case of the P.1 or “Brazil variant” in a Bay County resident.

The case was reported by commercial lab Quest, and MDHHS was notified March 31.

The Bay County Health Department has been notified and is investigating the individual’s exposure history to attempt to identify the source of the infection.

The county is also confirming appropriate isolation measures, recontacting identified contacts and requiring a full 14-day quarantine period for all close contacts.

“We are concerned about the discovery of another variant in Michigan,” said Elizabeth Hertel, MDHHS director. “It is now even more important that Michiganders continue to do what works to slow the spread of the virus by wearing their masks properly, socially distancing, avoiding crowds, washing their hands often and making a plan to get the safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine once it is their turn. We all have a personal responsibility to slow the spread of COVID-19 and end this pandemic as quickly as possible.”

“This is the second new variant of COVID-19 to be identified in Bay County since last week, and the rise of these new variants definitely impact the progress we have made this year with vaccinations,” said Joel Strasz, public health officer of the Bay County Health Department. The Bay County Health Department has investigated three cases of the B.1.1.7 variant identified since the first case was identified in the county on March 261. No cases of the 1.351 (South African) variant have been identified in Bay County to date.

The P.1 variant was first identified in travelers from Brazil during routine airport screening in Tokyo, Japan in early January. This variant has been associated with increased transmissibility and there are concerns it might affect both vaccine-induced and natural immunity.

As of March 31, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported 172 confirmed P.1 cases from 22 states. As of March 31, Michigan has also identified 1,468 cases of B.1.1.7 variant infections in 51 Michigan jurisdictions and seven cases of B.1.135 variant infections in six Michigan jurisdictions.

Based on available evidence, current tests can identify COVID-19 in these cases. The available COVID- 19 vaccines also work against this new variant. Protective actions that prevent the spread of COVID-19 will also prevent the spread of all of the variants that have been identified in Michigan.

Viruses constantly change through mutation, and new variants of a virus are expected to occur over time.

Whole genome sequencing allows scientists to examine the genetic material of pathogens, including SARS-CoV-2. Over the past 10 months, laboratories across Michigan have been submitting samples to the state public health laboratory for surveillance to help monitor the emergence of any variants of concern. MDHHS Bureau of Laboratories prioritizes additional specimens for whole genome sequencing when there is increased concern for a new variant of the virus, such as in people with a travel history to places where the variant is known to be circulating.


Obituary: Patrick Sheridan, 1947-2021

Photo courtesy of http://www.mimemorial.com

Posted by The Huron Hub | April 1, 2020

SHERIDAN, Patrick J., age 74, of Rockwood, March 24, 2021. Beloved husband of Wanda. Loving father of Adrian. Dearest uncle to many nieces and nephews, a brother-in-law to Nancy Sheridan, Beverly Shamus and Suzanne Mudge, and to Murl Waldron. He was preceded in death by his parents, Patrick Sheridan and Isabelle Koch, and siblings Jimmy, Dave, Annabelle, and Alice. His cremation will take place at “The Witness Crematory” located inside of Michigan Memorial Funeral Home. A celebration of Pat’s life will be announced for a later date.

Obituary courtesy of Michigan Memorial Funeral Home.

Patrick Sheridan was a longtime educator in the Huron School District. A GoFundMe page has been launched to help create the The Pat Sheridan Memorial Scholarship. Those interested in donating to the scholarship can visit this link.



Whitmer increases daily vaccination goal to 100,000 shots per day, Michigan increases testing to ‘slow spread of COVID-19’


Posted by The Huron Hub — March 31, 2021

Governor Whitmer raised Michigan’s COVID-19 vaccination goal from 50,000 to 100,000 shots per day in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus in Michigan.

The new goal is based on the state’s efforts to expand equitable and efficient vaccine administration by partnering with private and public organizations in communities across the state, and is made possible by continuous week-over-week increases in the number of vaccines allocated to the state of Michigan, the governor said on Wednesday.

Michigan is also ramping up testing in an effort to “slow the spread of COVID-19,” the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services said Tuesday.

According to MDHHS, testing plus masks and vaccines are the best tools we have to slow spread of the virus.

Michigan is facing a third surge in cases, the Associated Press reported on Wednesday.

Michigan reportedly had the nation’s second-highest infection rate over the past two weeks.

“Michigan is making great strides as our rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines continues ramping up,” Whitmer said. “The safe, effective vaccines are one of the best ways to protect you and your family from coronavirus, and they are essential to getting our country back to normal so we can hug our families, get back to work, send our kids to school, and get together again. These new, higher vaccine targets are a testament to what we can do together, and we need to meet them so we can keep rebuilding our economy. Thanks to capable leadership at the national level, heroic efforts by frontline workers who are working around the clock, and the dedication of millions of Michiganders, we will put this pandemic behind us. I urge everyone to continue doing their part with masks, social distancing, and hand washing, and when you are eligible, get your vaccine.”

To help slow the spread of COVID-19 throughout Michigan, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is increasing testing and urging Michiganders to continue mitigation practices that help slow the spread of the virus.

“Now is the time for us all to come together and do what’s necessary to end this pandemic,” said Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, chief medical executive and chief deputy for health. “We are making progress in the fight against the virus with more than 4 million doses administered and 2.6 million Michiganders having at least their first dose of the safe and effective COVD-19 vaccine. It is important, now more than ever, that we double down on the things that work: wearing masks, social distancing, getting tested and making plans to get vaccinated as soon as possible.”

The presence of more infectious variants, such as the B 1.1.7 variant, threatens the state’s progress in controlling the pandemic and MDHHS continues to monitor the data closely.

“Our goal is to loosen restrictions while reducing public health risk which is why we move slowly to maintain progress and momentum with thoughtful public health measures,” said Elizabeth Hertel, MDHHS director. “We are also increasing testing in key populations to help identify cases more quickly, and help prevent additional spread of the virus.”

As part of the state’s efforts to help fight the virus and keep Michiganders healthy:

-More than 1.4 million antigen tests have been sent to long-term care facilities.
-More than 72,000 free tests have been conducted at neighborhood testing sites in socially vulnerable communities and continue to provide testing. To locate a testing site near you, visit gov/Coronavirustest.
-Over 76,000 students, student-athletes and educators in K-12 schools have been tested in more than 500 school districts.
-Testing for student-athletes begins Friday, April 2. This testing program is vital to ensure school can remain open and students are able to be in the classroom.
-Free post-spring break testing pop up sites are planned for school districts in 34 communities.
-Testing sites at Welcome Centers and Michigan airports are in the works for returning travelers.

As April 5, all Michiganders age 16 and up who were not previously eligible will be eligible to receive a vaccine.

This is based on the anticipated amount of vaccines becoming available to the state and President Biden’s directive that all adults should be eligible by May 1.

As providers are scheduling appointments, they should consider an individual’s risk of exposure due to their employment and their vulnerability to severe disease in determining how to prioritize scheduling appointments. Vaccine providers with the capacity to vaccinate all individuals ages 16 years and older may do so at this time.

It is anticipated that it may still take several weeks beyond April 5 for everyone who wishes to receive a vaccine to have an appointment.

Michiganders are encouraged to be patient as supplies and appointments continue to expand. Those who want the vaccine will be able to get the vaccine.

In next week’s shipment, the Biden Administration will increase the state’s direct allocation by 66,020 doses for a total of 620,040 vaccines, a weekly record high for Michigan.

This allocation includes 147,800 doses of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

“The state is working hand-in-hand with health care systems, local health departments, Federally Qualified Health Centers, primary care providers and others to get Michiganders vaccinated with the safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine as quickly as possible,” said Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, chief medical executive and chief deputy for health. “Providers have administered more than four million doses in just four months and we praise and appreciate their willingness to serve their communities, and are confident they will meet and exceed the new 100,000 shots per day goal.”


 

Locally owned Roehm’s Tent Rentals & More announces open for business

(Image courtesy of Paula Roehm)

“We are New Boston residents, locally owned and operated.”


Posted by The Huron Hub — March 31, 2021

Locally owned Roehm’s Tent Rentals & More announced they are open for business.

The business offers tent rentals, tables, chairs, and more.

“We serve the communities within a 20 mile radius of New Boston. I am here to accommodate the best I can so if you do not see a package that fits your event please feel free to call,” said owner Paula Roehm. “I do offer some discount programs to help you save on your rental. Military discount, First Responder, Senior Discount.”

For more information including pricing, visit the business page on Facebook.


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Renton Junior High, Brown Elementary move to virtual learning due to increase in COVID-19 cases


Posted by The Huron Hub—Friday, March 19, 2021

Renton Junior High and Brown Elementary in the Huron School District will move to virtual learning due to an increase in COVID-19 cases.

A letter, posted below, was sent out Friday by the superintendent of schools explaining the situation.

In-person learning will be paused for the week of March 22- March 26, 2021. Students in Brown Elementary and Renton Jr. High School will follow remote learning schedules during that time. Students are scheduled to return to in-person learning following Spring Break on April 5, 2021.

The full letter is posted below, and at this link.