A youth group took a holiday sign to their sheriff’s home. He’s accused of holding a gun to the chaperone’s head.
The Idaho attorney general filed charges this week against a local sheriff who allegedly pointed his gun at a youth church group delivering a Thanksgiving card to his wife.washingtonpost.com
Top 2021 girls cross country times in Michigan as of Oct. 29
Here are the top girls cross country times in the state through Oct. 28 competition, according to athletic.net. Upper Peninsula state championships were held on Oct. 23 while Lower Peninsula region championships are held Friday and Saturday this weekend. TOP 10 IN MICHIGANmlive.com
Family atmosphere a big part of success for the Hart girls cross country team
Family has been a big part of the Hart girls cross country program the last several years and that family atmosphere has helped establish the Pirates as one of the best girls cross country programs in the state. The Hart girls won a fourth team state championship last season and this fall the squad is looking to make some history by winning a fifth straight state title. “Only one other girls team in the Lower Peninsula has won five in a row and that is Rockford. Last season’s state title team was paced by the Enns sisters along with sisters Savannah and Lynae Ackley who also happened to be cousins of the Enns sisters. “We have a summer running program and the girls start running the Monday after school gets out for the summer,” Tatro said.mlive.com
Why Northview girls lacrosse coach told Wildcats ‘You don’t listen’ after winning first league title
It wasn’t the comment that Northview’s girls lacrosse players were expecting after beating West Ottawa 8-5 Monday night. The win locked up Northview’s first conference championship in program history, and Wildcats first-year coach, Andy Bouwens, gathered the team together for a postgame talk. “After the game, I told the girls, ‘You don’t listen,’ and they looked at me,” Bouwers said. Bouwens was hired just prior to the season, and while he has been an assistant swim coach at Northview, he had never coached lacrosse at any level. “I told (Northview athletic director) Mr. (Pat) Marsman that I see a lot of talent with these girls,” Bouwens said.mlive.com
‘I hope they understand what they’re doing is important.’ The Humboldt Park Gators, a rare all-girls baseball team, poised to begin inaugural season
The Humboldt Park Gators are a baseball team composed entirely of girls. That’s still a rarity in Chicago, not to mention the rest of the country. The Gators are about to start their first full season — the pandemic delayed it for a year — and most of their competition will be boys.chicagotribune.com
Advancing women in their careers for Women’s History Month
Live In The D is continuing to celebrate Women’s History Month by highlighting a new Boss Lady. This native Detroiter has had a successful career and is now dedicated to helping other women blaze their own trails. “Live In The D” host Tati Amare chatted with Dr. Lisa Wicker about advancing women in leadership and helping young girls along their career paths. This Boss Lady not only helps to advance women in their careers but also helps young girls hone their skills for their future career path. AdWatch the video to learn more about this trail-blazing Boss Lady.
‘More than cookies and crafts’: Girl Scouts aims to grow STEM program
Girl Scout troop leaders have spent decades encouraging young girls to explore their potential. In 2017, the Girl Scouts introduced 70 new STEM badges and over the past year, 127 girls across all age levels earned some of those badges. “I think Girl Scouts are so much more than cookies and crafts,” troop leader Jeni Prahler said. Prahler said that Girl Scouts has evolved immensely since she was a kid. I know when I was a Girl Scout my mom was a leader and she didn’t camp,” Prahler said.
She ‘slipped through the cracks’ as a teen. Now, this Jackson woman keeps that from happening to others
JACKSON, MI – Salena Taylor knew when she founded Partial to Girls two years ago the mission of the group would be meeting women’s needs. “We just go out there with our girl power, our mom power and feminine experiences and make our community better. Since then, Partial to Girls has moved its operations to 620 Greenwood Ave., offering item drop-off to those who reach out. Some hear of the services from the public Facebook group, while others hear from referring agencies like the Jackson COVID-19 Action Network. When they come there, they come with a grateful heart.”Taylor’s work was honored during Women’s Week, a Jackson County Chamber of Commerce event from March 8-12 highlighting the impact women in the Jackson community make.mlive.com
Chaos as freed Nigerian schoolgirls reunited with families
More than 300 schoolgirls kidnapped last week in an attack on their school in northwest Nigeria have arrived in Jangabe after been freed on Tuesday. Anxious and angry parents who were reunited with the girls after six days of waiting grabbed their daughters and left after shots rang out. The girls, aged 10 and up, had been abducted from the Government Girls Secondary School in Jangebe in Nigeria’s northwest Zamfara state and were released Tuesday after negotiations. Following the kidnappings, the Zamfara state government announced a curfew, which remains in force. In December, 344 students were abducted from the Government Science Secondary School Kankara in Katsina State.
Grand Blanc volleyball’s Road To Redemption continues in quarterfinals vs. Clarkston
GRAND BLANC, MI – The volleyball team at Grand Blanc will continue its Road To Redemption Tour Tuesday night at Lapeer High School. Clarkston – like Davison, Lapeer and Flushing – all beat Grand Blanc (18-6) during the regular season before the Bobcats avenged those defeats during the tournament. “With this being the furthest Grand Blanc has ever gone, it’s definitely exciting and the girls are super excited every time they step in. We’re definitely not to where we were but we’re definitely getting there. We’re getting there.”Clarkston (29-8) swept Grand Blanc 2-0 during a tournament the Wolves hosted Oct. 29.mlive.com
Detroit Pistons launch new effort to keep girls playing sports
DETROIT – Many athletes know the valuable lessons learned on courts, fields and in arenas, but young girls are dropping out of sports twice as much as boys are. The Detroit Pistons are working to change that to make sure girls stay involved. The Pistons’ Game Growers’ team will develop and test their idea and create a game plan to grow sports participation for Detroit girls. You can apply online at the official Game Growers website here. Detroit Pistons reveal new ‘Motor City’ uniformThe Detroit Pistons have revealed their new “Motor City” uniforms.
South rules the pool, win MAC Red
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Norsemen beat Ike
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Build robots with the Girl Scouts
The advertiser paid a fee to promote this sponsored article and may have influenced or authored the content. This article is sponsored by Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan. Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan (GSSEM) are hosting robot building parties and girls and their parents are invited. Girl Scouts have a heavy focus on S.T.E.M. For more information visit gssem.org/robotpartyWatch the video to see how your child can learn more about S.T.E.M programming with the Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan.
Make Lovely Things: How Michigan womans coloring workbook helps change lives
Growing up, you likely used coloring books for fun but one local woman says they can be much more than just fun. It sounds simple, but a coloring workbook is helping to change lives. My passion in life has always been to use art to help people, said Kim Bonner, CEO of Make Lovely Things. I felt like lovely things kind of encompasses all of those ideas.The company makes and sells thoughtfully designed printed goods with a special mission to give a free courageous coloring workbook to every middle and high school-aged girl in foster care. For each workbook purchased, Bonner donates a book to a young girl in foster care.
New details revealed after girls rescued from Pennsylvania home
New details are emerging about the 12 girls rescued from a house of horrors in southeast Pennsylvania. The girls, ranging in age from six months old to 18 years old, were found living with a man in the town of Feasterville. DeMarco Morgan has more.cbsnews.com
Conjoined twin girls to be separated in Texas
Conjoined twin girls to be separated in Texas New mom Elysse Mata holds her identical twin girls Knatalye Hope and Adeline Faith, who were born conjoined at the chest last April. The twins have now grown big and strong enough for doctors at Texas Children's Hospital to begin planning separation surgery, which could happen in the next few months.cbsnews.com
Two missing Amish girls reunited with their family
Two missing Amish girls reunited with their family Two Amish girls were said to be abducted from their family's roadside stand in upstate New York. The pair turned up after a prayer service for their safe return concluded. Norah O'Donnell reports.cbsnews.com
Nigeria defense chief: We know where the kidnapped girls are
Nigeria defense chief: We know where the kidnapped girls are Nigeria's military has located nearly 300 schoolgirls abducted by Islamic extremists but fears using force to try to free them could get them killed, the country's chief of defense said.cbsnews.com
42-year-old South Dakota cold case solved
42-year-old South Dakota cold case solved The case of two Vermillion, South Dakota girls who disappeared in 1971 finally came to a close after their car was found submerged in a creek. KMEG's Joe Bisaccia reports authorities revealed the disappearance was the result of an accident - not foul play.cbsnews.com