Scotty G Fishing Tournament raises funds for Alpena cancer patients

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisRon Brady, co-founder of Susan’s Wish fund and organizer of the annual Scotty G Fishing Tournament hands the proceeds of tournament to Ann Diamond, director, MidMichigan Health Foundation to assist cancer patients in their journey. ALPENA, Mich. – Cancer patients at MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena will once again benefit from the hard work and generosity of a group of individuals who hosted the 13th annual Scotty G Fishing Tournament. This year, more than 200 fishermen participated in this special event.Ron Brady recently presented Ann Diamond, development director, MidMichigan Health Foundation, with the proceeds from this year’s tournament. A check for $4,250 was given for the Susan’s Wish Fund. Susan’s Wish is a fund that was created by Brady, Penny Barton and Stephanie Dettloff in memory of Susan Yachcik who passed away in 2012 at age 42 from ovarian cancer. The fund assists with ancillary patient expenses at the Alpena Cancer Center, including hotel stays, gas cards, meal vouchers, and even prescription assistance.The fishing tournament was established in 2008 in memory of Brady’s cousin Jeffrey Scott Gierszewski, who passed away in January 2008 in a tragic snowmobile accident on Beaver Lake. Proceeds from the early tournaments raised funds to purchase an ice rescue boat and equipment for the Green Township Fire Department. After that, Brady thought directing proceeds to help assist other cancer patients at the Cancer Center would be a good way to keep his friend Susan’s memory alive.“I organize the tournament and, after 12 years, everyone just comes out and does their part,” said Brady, whose volunteer team is instrumental in securing sponsorships, weighing fish, selling tickets, and organizing a 50/50 raffle. “Susan’s mom, Penny Barton works at the event the entire day. We also have the support of True North Radio Network. We couldn’t do what we do without them and the entire team.”Diamond expressed the gratitude of the MidMichigan Health Foundation, “We sincerely thank Ron and his volunteers for their hard work and dedication to support the Susan’s Wish Fund. This money is so important in assisting with the many expenses related to cancer treatment, offering our patients much needed support in very trying times.”For more information about the fund, contact Diamond at (989) 356-7738 or [email protected] .AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Attorney General Nessel warns of Apple tech scam Next Nominee in question for the November electionlast_img read more


Yankees’ Luke Voit thought he had a broken jaw after Chad Bettis hit

first_img MLB wrap: Dominic Smith, Pete Alonso shine in Mets’ win over Giants MLB players, fans do what they can to stay cool in record heat wave “I thought broken jaw. My teeth were going to be all scattered everywhere,” Voit said Sunday, via The Associated Press. “I grabbed my face. So I was like, ‘Uh-oh.’ … But then, it wasn’t as bad as I thought. Just a scary thing.”A scary moment in the bottom of the fourth, but take a deep breath Yankees fans. The Yankees have announced that Luke Voit was removed from today’s game for precautionary reasons and underwent concussion protocol testing. Those test results came back clear. pic.twitter.com/s92l7K6Y7z— YES Network (@YESNetwork) July 20, 2019Luckily for Voit, he wasn’t severely injured and was back in the lineup Sunday for the Yankees’ series finale against the Rockies. He said he was sore when he woke up, but the swelling has gone down after he iced it.  Related News Voit added he has a small cut under his chin and tests for a concussion came back negative.”I dodged a bullet, got lucky,” Voit said.center_img Luke Voit feared the worst after he was hit in the face off a pitch from Chad Bettis.The Yankees slugger said he remembered how Giancarlo Stanton suffered a broken jaw when he was pelted by a pitch five years ago and thought the same thing happened to him. The force from the ball, which was going 91 mph, was slowed a bit when it grazed against Voit’s shoulder. He said he plans to wear a protective chinstrap Sunday.Yankees manager Aaron Boone was less than forgiving toward the Rockies after his first baseman was hit.”Sometimes intent doesn’t matter,” Boone said after Saturday’s game. “Throw the ball over the plate.”last_img read more


Huskies send Blades packing

first_imgIn all, the Huskies got goals from Kole Norris (3), Sidhu (2), Hildebrand (3), McInerney (2), Cash Brinkworth, and Cody Kalb.Taylor Jones had both goals for the Blades, to bring his total in the five-game series to nine goals, though Fort St. John did do a better job of shutting down the top line of Jones, Aaron Dumas, and Bob Bailey. “Five games in eight days for Beaverlodge, and that number-one line of theirs has been going every second shift all this time, and I know that they had to be getting tired, and you could see it tonight” said Huskies Coach Bob Kalb after the game. Kalb also referenced Beaverlodge’s goaltending situation, saying “they had their backup there tonight, and he did alright, but he had a lot of shots.”Ty Gullickson made 34 saves, including a few eye-popping ones, for his third straight win in goal, though Coach Kalb says he was simply riding a hot goaltender, and still plans to use Garrett Muir in the next round.There were four fights in the third period, however, the game did not devolve into the penalty-filled gong-show that many had been expecting, after the bad blood that had been developing earlier in the series. “Actually I thought it went pretty good” said Coach Kalb afterwards. “One of their guys came and talked to our captain about halfway through the game, and just said ‘show a little class, and we’ll try to as well’ so I don’t think they wanted to get things carried away.” Kalb said there were “one or two things that needed to get straightened out” but that otherwise his team wanted to stick to ‘playing hockey’.Advertisement – Advertisement -The Huskies advanced to the second round, with a comfortable win over Beaverlodge in game five on Wednesday night.The Blades scored the first goal, on a sharp angle shot from Taylor Jones four minutes into the first period.But from there on out, it was all Fort St. John. Cody Gayse returned to the Blades lineup, and played the full 60 minutes in goal, facing 50 shots in total.The Huskies scored five in the first, three in the second, and another four in the third, for a 12-2 victory.The Huskies second line was particularly potent, with Luke McInerney, Cody Hildebrand, and Robbie Sidhu combining for seven goals. McInerney recorded four points (2 goals + 2 assists), Hildebrand had five (3+2) and Sidhu had 2 (2 goals). “It was excellent” said Cody Hildebrand after the game. “I love playing with them … we know where each other are all the time.” Hildebrand is hopeful the trio will stick together, saying “we played good enough tonight to prove that we should be together.”Advertisement By Jon Zacks The season is now over for the Blades, while the Huskies will advance to take on the Grande Prairie Wheelers in the next round. “They’re a good team, they’re going to be tougher than Beaverlodge, that’s for sure” said Cody Hildebrand of the Wheelers. “But we’ve got to come out and play our game, and we’ll be fine.” Coach Kalb also seemed confident with his team’s chances, though he did admits it still has improvements to make. “We’re going to have to be better, we’re going to have to toughen up, and tighten up defensively” said Kalb, particularly referring to a need to be more disciplined down the road. Round two (best-of-seven) schedule so far:Game 1 – Mon. March 1st @ Fort St. JohnGame 2 – Wed. Mar. 3rd – @ Grande Prairie Game 3 – Fri. Mar. 5th – @ Fort St. JohnGame 4 – TBA @ GPlast_img read more


Family searching for answers after hit and run

first_imgPhoto: Sergeant Perret and family address the media Thursday afternoon – Andrew Tylosky/Energeticcity.caNew details are coming to light after the fatal hit and run in Fort St. John, Wednesday.- Advertisement -The 87 year-old woman who was killed after being pinned against her husband’s vehicle by a mobile treatment centre vehicle has been identified.Nora Gallifer was a resident of Fort St. John. Her husband, Herb Sandgrett, and several family members stood behind RCMP Sergeant Steve Perret while he read a statement to the media.The incident occurred just after noon when she and her husband, Herb, were getting into their vehicle to go for lunch.Police say the three people got out of the vehicle – which had First-Aid markings on it – saw the woman and then got back in the vehicle and took off quickly.Perret says what happened after the accident is hard to believe.Advertisement Sandgrett spoke quietly, shaking at times. He described what the people in the other vehicle did by taking off while his wife was hurt, as cowardly. He and his wife had been together for more than 40 years.The vehicle involved in the accident is described as being a newer-style pick-up truck with a first-aid camper on the back. The vehicle may also have Alberta licence plates.RCMP are searching for two males and one female who were the occupants of the vehicle and who are believed to be local residents. Perret says that at this time there is no description of the two males available, but the female is described as being native, with a stocky build and in her early twenties.Perret urged those responsible to come forward.[asset|aid=3177|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=f2d6e71df5b2228c760d43c9169295e1-Perret 2_4_Pub.mp3] He added that the detachment has also brought in the criminal crash investigative team and a collision analyst to assist in the investigation.Advertisement Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Fort St. John RCMP detachment at 250-787-8140 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800- 222- 8477.Watch the press conference held Thursday afternooncenter_img [asset|aid=3175|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=f2d6e71df5b2228c760d43c9169295e1-Perret 3_1_Pub.mp3] Gallifer was taken by ambulance to the hospital where she later died.Family members gave a brief statement, describing Gallifer as a loving person. They say they are appealing to anyone who saw the incident to provide even the smallest details to the RCMP.[asset|aid=3176|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=f2d6e71df5b2228c760d43c9169295e1-Greyeyes 1_2_Pub.mp3] Advertisementlast_img read more