Michigan state – Blissfield http://blissfield.net/ Fri, 20 May 2022 21:29:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://blissfield.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-3-120x120.png Michigan state – Blissfield http://blissfield.net/ 32 32 Former Michigan State Congressman Tony Cutler Arrested for Criminal Sexual Conduct of a Minor https://blissfield.net/former-michigan-state-congressman-tony-cutler-arrested-for-criminal-sexual-conduct-of-a-minor/ Fri, 20 May 2022 21:07:39 +0000 https://blissfield.net/former-michigan-state-congressman-tony-cutler-arrested-for-criminal-sexual-conduct-of-a-minor/ Tony Cutler has been charged with two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct, a felony in the state of Michigan Cutler is the current manager of the Sault Ste. Marie Downtown Development Authority, former 105 Republican candidateand Michigan State Congressional District, former Boyne City Public Schools and Mancelona Public Schools teacher, and former manager of […]]]>

Tony Cutler has been charged with two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct, a felony in the state of Michigan

Cutler is the current manager of the Sault Ste. Marie Downtown Development Authority, former 105 Republican candidateand Michigan State Congressional District, former Boyne City Public Schools and Mancelona Public Schools teacher, and former manager of the Lake Street Pub in Boyne City, MI,

Cutler was arraigned on May 17, 2022 and pleaded not guilty to the sexual misconduct which allegedly took place in or around July 2021.

Second-degree criminal sexual conduct includes unlawful sexual touching. A person is guilty of criminal sexual conduct in the second degree if they have sexual contact with another person and any of the following circumstances exist:

  • This other person is under 13 years old.
  • This other person is at least 13 years old but less than 16 years old and one of the following characteristics:
    • The actor is part of the same household as the victim.
    • The actor is related by blood or by affinity in the fourth degree to the victim.
    • The actor is in a position of authority over the victim and the actor used that authority to coerce the victim into submission.
    • The actor is a teacher, substitute teacher, or administrator of the public school, non-public school, school district, or middle school district in which that other person is enrolled.

Second-degree criminal sexual conduct carries a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison and would require Cutler to be placed on the sex offender registry.

Sexual misconduct, sexual harassment and sexual assault are serious issues that plague the country and are common in many workplaces. If you or someone you know has been affected by these heinous acts, in an employment situation or in a personal capacity, please contact Grewal Law LLC help.

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Michigan State TE Tyler Hunt will pay homage to small town roots with youth football camp https://blissfield.net/michigan-state-te-tyler-hunt-will-pay-homage-to-small-town-roots-with-youth-football-camp/ Wed, 18 May 2022 17:45:00 +0000 https://blissfield.net/michigan-state-te-tyler-hunt-will-pay-homage-to-small-town-roots-with-youth-football-camp/ GOBLES, MI — Tyler Hunt never had a plan to become a Big Ten football player. Growing up in the southwestern Michigan town of Gobles and its population of around 800, he rarely encountered anyone who sniffed the game at the Division I level, so he was important for the end Michigan State’s tight end […]]]>

GOBLES, MI — Tyler Hunt never had a plan to become a Big Ten football player.

Growing up in the southwestern Michigan town of Gobles and its population of around 800, he rarely encountered anyone who sniffed the game at the Division I level, so he was important for the end Michigan State’s tight end to find a way to help his hometown’s next generation of football players.

Thus, the Iron Tiger Youth Football Camp was born.

The camp, created by Hunt, takes place on Saturdays from 3-6 p.m. at Gobles High School and is open to children in grades 1-7 from Gobles and beyond.

The cost to attend is $30 and payments can be made on the day of the event or in advance using Venmo code @Tyler-Hunt-33. Those paying through Venmo are encouraged to include the camper’s name and location in the memo box.

“When I was growing up, there weren’t a lot of opportunities like that in the Gobles area, and not many people would come back and give their time and effort to the kids growing up, so it’s something I wanted to do. with the platform that I have – creating opportunities for kids to hang out, have fun, play football and see someone who has made it out of their town to give back to them,” Hunt said. .

Joining the Gobles 2017 graduating class as camp coaches will be Michigan State junior tight end Evan Morris and Spartan junior tight end Jackson Morse.

The three coaches have 10 years of combined experience on the MSU roster and will take campers through group and individual drills, offering blocking, running and passing techniques, in addition to hosting a scrum 7 against 7, a punt, a pass and kick challenge, and an obstacle course competition.

“Obviously they’re going to learn techniques and things that I didn’t learn when I was growing up, but other than that just giving them role models to look up to,” Hunt said of what he hopes that campers get out of the experience. “I grew up with a lot of people who didn’t have very good role models in their lives, so that’s one of the big things I want them to take away from that is knowing that he there are successful people in this town who are willing to give back, and if i can be a role model in their life, maybe as they get older they will come back and be a role model in another child’s life.

An autograph and photo opportunity will take place at the end of camp, and it’s this type of interaction with the young athletes that Hunt said he is most looking forward to.

“Gobles had an assembly last week, and I spoke to some of the kids there, and all of them came to get autographs and then sent me pictures of them using that autograph as a bookmark or something. that’s really special,” Hunt mentioned. “Just being able to give them memories or interact with them in a little way that they can take with them for a long time is pretty cool.”

A four-year starting quarterback for the Gobles varsity football team, Hunt has been a top athlete in the Van Buren County community for nearly a decade, but his rise at MSU hasn’t been quite as simple.

Hunt enrolled at MSU as a student and got his first look at football staff at open tryouts, where he impressed enough to earn an opportunity as a kicker and punter.

After spending the 2017 season in a redshirt, he started five games as a Spartans punter in 2018, including a memorable performance against Michigan, in which he averaged 41.5 yards per punt on 11. attempts and hitch a hand with an errant snap, before exploding. a 60 meters from the deepest in MSU territory.

With starting punter Jake Hartbarger back from injury in 2019, Hunt took on a new role as a team starter, then made the unconventional stint of tight end specialist for the 2020 season and moved on. ranked second in his positional group with eight catches for 78 yards during the pandemic-shortened campaign. He also found the end zone for the first time in his college career on a 1-yard throw in a 49-7 loss to Iowa that year.

As a fifth-year senior in 2021, Hunt started four games and had 136 yards and a touchdown on 14 catches for a Michigan State team that finished 11-2 and ranked ninth in the latest poll. from the Associated Press.

“I think we’re all pretty proud of what we accomplished last year,” Hunt said. “We weren’t supposed to do all that. We were expected to be one of the worst teams in all of college football, and we ended up winning the Peach Bowl, so as we approach next year, our goal is no longer just to ‘Being in the Peach Bowl is about winning a Big Ten Championship and competing for a National Championship, and I think that’s the mindset of everyone – the coaching staff, the staff. training, the academy staff, the players – all of our goals and our mindset is to be the best in all aspects on and off the pitch. ”

After missing MSU’s final two games of the 2021 campaign through injury, Hunt wore a non-contact red jersey during the team’s last spring training open to the public, but the veteran said he would be ready. starting this year in a group of positions that includes Purdue transfer Maliq Carr and Illinois transfer Daniel Barker, as well as Morse and Morris.

“I played a lot last year, and I think this year I will play again, getting more involved in the passing game and the running game,” Hunt said. “I hope to do well in a few other special teams, and I think I can help there.

“Also, just taking on a leadership role for the team and being able to be more vocal. I’m not the most vocal guy, so being able to grow more there and have a change to become a true vocal leader in the team is something I need to step up next year.

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Michigan State University and Windmill Island Gardens Partner to Offer Gardening Classes https://blissfield.net/michigan-state-university-and-windmill-island-gardens-partner-to-offer-gardening-classes/ Tue, 17 May 2022 04:30:45 +0000 https://blissfield.net/michigan-state-university-and-windmill-island-gardens-partner-to-offer-gardening-classes/ A budding new partnership between Michigan State University Extension and Windmill Island Gardens will allow lakeside residents to not only learn about pollinators in a new exhibit garden, but also enjoy free Smart gardening lessons offered throughout the season. Classes will be taught by Rebecca Finneran, Senior Horticulture Educator for MSU Extension, and will cover […]]]>

A budding new partnership between Michigan State University Extension and Windmill Island Gardens will allow lakeside residents to not only learn about pollinators in a new exhibit garden, but also enjoy free Smart gardening lessons offered throughout the season. Classes will be taught by Rebecca Finneran, Senior Horticulture Educator for MSU Extension, and will cover a variety of topics. Although the courses are free, registration is compulsory and limited to 60 people. For more information and to register, visit programs.windmill.island.com.

The newly renovated ‘Vlinder Veld’ (Butterfly Garden) will feature dozens of new pollinator-friendly plants to feed butterflies, native bees and beneficial insects. Composed of a wide variety of flowering plants, the garden will explode with color from spring to autumn.

“Perfect partnership”

Rather than build a show garden from scratch, MSU-Extension approached the city park, seeking a partnership along the Lakeshore, says Matt Helmus, director of development for Windmill Island Gardens.

Windmill Island Gardens created the “Vlinder Veld” a few years ago, but with the COVID-19 pandemic and staff changes, backed off plans for a little while, Helmus says.

“It has been a perfect partnership. They have the knowledge and we have the space,” he says.

The first course – Smart Gardening for Pollinators – quickly filled up. In fact, twice as many people signed up as there was space, says Helmus.

“The response has been overwhelming,” he says, adding that the city is hoping to find a bigger venue to accommodate more people to match the response.

Two other courses are planned this year:

July 19 – Garden Sized Trees – Explore trees that will adapt well to any garden space.

September 28 – Smart Gardening with Bulbs – Explore a rich palette of bulbs to enrich the color of your garden all season long.

Smart gardening

Classes will focus on a larger goal known as Smart Gardening, which is MSU Extension’s campaign to share earth-friendly messages and help gardeners make smart choices in their own backyards. MSU Extension’s master gardeners will be sharing smart gardening tip sheets with thousands of guests at Windmill Island Gardens throughout the summer. Topics include intelligent plant breeding, soils, vegetables and more. This partnership is sure to inspire gardeners across West Michigan and play an important role in supporting valuable pollinators.

Windmill Island Gardens tries to promote three main areas: its links to Dutch history and heritage, its gardens and its natural setting. For a long time, says Helmus, people only knew about the Dutch component of the city park. Staff work to educate the public about all aspects of the park.

A garden oasis on the edge of downtown Holland, Windmill Island Gardens features over 36 acres of gardens, seawalls, canals, an antique Dutch carousel, children’s garden, gift shop, Posthouse Visitor Center – an exact replica of a 14th century roadside inn, over 100,000 tulips that bloom each spring and dozens of varieties of annual and perennial plants and flowers. The centerpiece of the island is “De Zwaan” (The Swan) Windmill, built in the Netherlands in 1833 and brought to Holland, Michigan, in 1964.

Windmill Island Gardens are open year round. Residents of City of Holland can enter the city park on the island for free. Admission for non-residents is $12 for adults and $6 for ages 3-15.

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Spartan Rowers Head to B1G Championships in Indianapolis https://blissfield.net/spartan-rowers-head-to-b1g-championships-in-indianapolis/ Thu, 12 May 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://blissfield.net/spartan-rowers-head-to-b1g-championships-in-indianapolis/ History links Central Championships MSU 2022 lineups and results EAST LANSING, Michigan- Michigan State Rowing is destined for the 2022 Big Ten Championships this weekend in Indianapolis, Indiana. The races will begin at 9 a.m. on Sunday May 15 with the […]]]>

EAST LANSING, Michigan- Michigan State Rowing is destined for the 2022 Big Ten Championships this weekend in Indianapolis, Indiana. The races will begin at 9 a.m. on Sunday May 15 with the second eight novice boats and conclude with the varsity eight race followed by the prize giving ceremony at 12:30 p.m.

Indianapolis has been the host city for the championships at Eagle Creek Park on the Eagle Creek Reservoir since 2011, with the exception of the races being held in Baraboo, Wisconsin in 2019.

Last year, Michigan won the title with 191 team points, while the Spartans placed eighth with a total of 30 points. Michigan State earned a sixth-place finish in the second varsity race four while Novice Crew Eight finished seventh. Two Spartans have won All-Big Ten coxed selections Sarah Flowney to be named in the first team and Maya Elbaranes earning second-team All-B1G honors.

This year’s championships will also be decided by an accumulation of points earned across the day’s seven races, using the following scoring system:

 











Race/Place 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
eighth university 72 63 54 45 36 27 18 9
Second University Eight 48 42 36 30 24 18 12 6
university four 24 21 18 15 12 9 6 3
Second university four 16 14 12 ten 8 6 4 2
Novice Eight 16 14 12 ten 8 6 4 2
Second Novice Eight 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Third university four 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

                                    
 

The Spartans own three Big Ten rowing championship titles, last winning the crown with back-to-back first-place finishes in 2008 and 2009. MSU has won four consecutive Varsity Eight gold medals during that span, from 2008 to 2011, the second-longest streak in championship history behind Ohio State. More recently, the Greens and Whites have placed in the top five with fourth place finishes in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Michigan State took second place in 2010 when races were held near their home in Lainsburg.

The winner of this year’s championships will automatically receive a berth at the NCAA Championship Regatta in Sarasota, Fla. May 27-29. Additional Big Ten crews can earn general offers for the NCAA championships, which will be announced during a selection show that airs on NCAA.com on Tuesday, May 17 at 5 p.m.

Regatta schedule:











09:00 II Novice Eight (2N8)
9:20 a.m. I Novice Eight (1N8)
9:40 a.m. III Four (3V4)
10:00 a.m. II Four (2V4)
10:20 a.m. I Four (1V4)
10:40 a.m. II Eight (2V8)
11:00 I Eight (1V8)
12:30 p.m. AWARDS CEREMONY

Eighth university: VS- Lizzie Johnson; S- Maya Elbaranes; 7 – Ella McKenzie; 6 – Freya Engel; 5 – Danielle Carlson; 4 – Andrea Blanzy; 3 Eleni Agioti; 2 – Sophia ring; B- Amelie James



Second university eight: VS- Ellise Flessland; S- Lucy Boot; 7 – Victoria Mills; 6 – Colby Orcutt; 5 – Claudia Kingma; 4 – Avery Rugg; 3 Sabrina Gottschalk; 2 – Kendall Carlin; B- Molly Stothard



University four: VS- Sophie Stauffer; S- Lucie Roy; 3 Breanna Berry; 2 – Julie Armstrong; B- Morgan Jenzen



Second university four: VS- Grace Thomas; S- Lily Devereaux; 3 Caroline Garner; 2 – Erica McIntee; B- Sara Hilburger



Third university four: VS- Kendall Gonya; S- Emilie Petrosky; 3 Brooke Byas; 2 – Mackenzie Rugg; B- Kat Borders



Novice Eight: VS- Chloe Senica; S- Olivia Tolkinen; 7 – Jackie Matthews; 6 – Olivia Porter; 5 – Brynne U’Selis; 4 – Addison Yeager; 3 Ella Harrel; 2 – Rachel Eberhard; B- Hannah Niederquell



Second Novice Eight: VS- Samantha Thomas; S- Emily Carless; 7 – Madi Drabik; 6 – Alaina Rochert; 5 – Delaney Davis; 4 – Abby Mark; 3 Kasey Matusik; 2 – Kaylie Wright; B – Maddie Kragt

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Adam Nightingale talks about being named Michigan State hockey coach, working with NTDP, Shattuck-St. Mary’s – The Ice Rink Live https://blissfield.net/adam-nightingale-talks-about-being-named-michigan-state-hockey-coach-working-with-ntdp-shattuck-st-marys-the-ice-rink-live/ Wed, 11 May 2022 12:37:10 +0000 https://blissfield.net/adam-nightingale-talks-about-being-named-michigan-state-hockey-coach-working-with-ntdp-shattuck-st-marys-the-ice-rink-live/ Adam Nightingale has seen hockey from different angles. He grew up in Cheboygan, Michigan, playing in a small town. He played college hockey for Lake Superior State and Michigan State. He coached midget and bantam hockey for Shattuck-St. that of Mary. He has also served as director of hockey operations at Michigan State, video coach […]]]>

Adam Nightingale has seen hockey from different angles. He grew up in Cheboygan, Michigan, playing in a small town. He played college hockey for Lake Superior State and Michigan State. He coached midget and bantam hockey for Shattuck-St. that of Mary. He has also served as director of hockey operations at Michigan State, video coach for the Buffalo Sabers and Detroit Red Wings, assistant coach for the Red Wings and has spent the past two seasons as head coach of the development of the United States hockey team. On May 3, he was named Michigan State’s eighth head coach. He discusses his career with Jess Myers and Mick Hatten of The Rink Live.


Timestamp

0:00 Open/The renovation of Munn Ice Arena

2:15 Being invited to apply for Michigan State head coaching job

4:00 Helping USTDP reach the Under-18 World Championships gold medal game, working for the program for two seasons

9:30 Question submitted: How will Michigan State stand out among the seven NCAA Division I men’s hockey programs under your leadership?

11:50 What he looks for in the staff he puts in place

13:20 Growing up in Cheboygan, how he got involved in hockey in a town of 4,700, with parents who didn’t play hockey, how he and his brothers are still working in hockey

18:40 What it was like playing and working for Rick Comley as Director of Hockey Operations

10:30 PM Spend two trips to Shattuck-St. Mary’s after working in construction for a year

27:50 Being a video coach and assistant coach for the Detroit Red Wings

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Offseason assessment: Michigan State’s Jaden Akins brought energy, now more will be asked https://blissfield.net/offseason-assessment-michigan-states-jaden-akins-brought-energy-now-more-will-be-asked/ Wed, 11 May 2022 10:03:00 +0000 https://blissfield.net/offseason-assessment-michigan-states-jaden-akins-brought-energy-now-more-will-be-asked/ Note: This is the third in a series of stories evaluating returning players on Michigan State’s 2022-23 roster. Previously: Peter Brooks, Tyson Walker EAST LANSING — There was the block out of nowhere in Michigan State’s win at Minnesota, the comeback dunk at the Bahamas, the backboard block against Oakland, the 3-point deficit against Duke. […]]]>

Note: This is the third in a series of stories evaluating returning players on Michigan State’s 2022-23 roster. Previously: Peter Brooks, Tyson Walker

EAST LANSING — There was the block out of nowhere in Michigan State’s win at Minnesota, the comeback dunk at the Bahamas, the backboard block against Oakland, the 3-point deficit against Duke.

In his entire time on the court, Jaden Akins has spent more than his share of time on the Michigan State highlight reel as a rookie.

It all made for a solid freshman campaign overall. Now, with a major roster rotation to come, Akins could see his role expanded as much as any player on the Spartans roster in 2022-23:

THE BASICS: Akins averaged 3.4 points per game while playing 14.8 minutes. He shot 39% from the field and 38% from 3 points.

NOTE QUOTE: “Charlie (Bell) progressed to becoming a pro and I see the process for Jaden leading in the same direction.” Tom Izzo, November 29.

BEST PERFORMANCE OF 2021-22: Akins played a key role in one of Michigan State’s best wins of the year: a Jan. 21 road victory over eventual Big Ten champion Wisconsin. Akins missed just one shot that day, going 3-for-4 from the field while making both of his 3-point attempts and hitting both free throws in an unturned 10-point performance in 13 minutes. He had more points in the Spartans’ loss to Baylor, but given the result, that performance is lauded.

GOOD: Akins was a spark plug all season on the bench, providing consistent energy and big plays. In many plays, Akins would find his way to the highlights reel with a dunk, a high-flying rebound, a quick steal of hands on the perimeter. He made a lot of plays that didn’t result in box scores but were important nonetheless.

His scoring numbers were modest but his rebounding percentages (12.8% defensive rebounds, 5.3% offensive rebounds) were the best of any Spartans perimeter player. And that 38% on 3-point shooting is promising.

Akins has also shown signs of becoming a positive defenseman for Michigan State; Izzo has often compared him to the former standout Bell.

THE BAD: Akins didn’t seem to have a real role in the Spartans offense as a rookie despite playing a decent amount of minutes. He took the lowest available shot percentage of any Spartans rotation player and at times seemed limited to stepping back opportunities and shots late in the shot clock.

And after a strong start in non-conference play, Akins’ role didn’t expand much through Big Ten play; his minutes and most of his offensive numbers fell slightly in January, February and March — a development not unexpected for a freshman playing a big role in the Big Ten.

THE INTRUDER: Akins was a point guard as a high school player, and it was no surprise to see him walk away from the ball when he arrived at Michigan State. What was odd, however, was that Akins wasn’t even third on Michigan State’s list of point guard options. When Tyson Walker and AJ Hoggard weren’t both in the match, the job went to Max Christie, who had never held the point before.

REASONED PERSPECTIVE: If you were just looking at 3.4 points per game, it might look like a slow start to Akins’ career at Michigan State.

But anyone who has watched Michigan State regularly this season knows Akins was brimming with potential. He was strong on both sides of the court, a powerful shooter but quick and athletic enough to reach the hoop. He showed all the basics to be a good college player.

Akins was playing behind two players who were expected to play big minutes in Gabe Brown and Max Christie, which limited his role. But 14 minutes per game was probably close to ideal for Akins: enough to acclimate him to college basketball, not to throw him over his head.

EVALUATE AND ESTIMATE IN 2022-23: Christie’s NBA decision emerges as the most significant factor in the Spartans’ perimeter rotation for 2022-23. But Akins believes his role will be significantly expanded whether or not Christie returns.

Following Brown’s departure, Akins seems likely to move into a starting sophomore role. If Michigan State chooses to play Tyson Walker more off the ball in 2022-23 to help ease a traffic jam at point guard, it could reduce that role somewhat. But with only two true wings returning from last year’s roster, if Christie leaves, and no new member should run out of minutes to make the rounds – Michigan State has sought to add on the perimeter through the portal of transfer, but so far does not have a so.

With that starting role will come a bigger role in the Spartans offense. This will be a significant step up for Akins as we find out how he fares with more offense designed for him but also with increased defensive focus. Can he use that quickness and athleticism to reach the rim more often and make mistakes? Can he be a 38 percent 3-point shooter at higher volume?

But overall, Michigan State should benefit from having a player who brought more energy than any other as a rookie on the field much more often in sophomore year.

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Department struggles to fill seasonal positions https://blissfield.net/department-struggles-to-fill-seasonal-positions/ Tue, 10 May 2022 11:02:06 +0000 https://blissfield.net/department-struggles-to-fill-seasonal-positions/ Michigan is still struggling to find summer staff for its state parks. So far, the state has hired 636 short-term workers from 1,300 empty seasonal positions, and another 123 are to be hired pending successful drug tests. State park workers have to wear a lot of hats, said Ron Olson, director of state parks and […]]]>

Michigan is still struggling to find summer staff for its state parks.

So far, the state has hired 636 short-term workers from 1,300 empty seasonal positions, and another 123 are to be hired pending successful drug tests.

State park workers have to wear a lot of hats, said Ron Olson, director of state parks and recreation at the Department of Natural Resources. They work in state parks, campgrounds, and ports, answering visitor questions, maintaining trails, cleaning buildings, and more.

Last summer, faced with the same problem, the department was only able to hire 736 people. Olson expects a similar number this time around.

After:Elk, sturgeon and osprey – oh my! How Michigan saved wildlife from extinction

State parks rely on seasonal summer employees because it would be impossible to retain the necessary staff during the warmer months as recreational options dwindle in the winter.

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Recruiting scoop: New Caney’s Reescano eagerly awaits visit from Michigan State, senior season https://blissfield.net/recruiting-scoop-new-caneys-reescano-eagerly-awaits-visit-from-michigan-state-senior-season/ Fri, 06 May 2022 19:53:41 +0000 https://blissfield.net/recruiting-scoop-new-caneys-reescano-eagerly-awaits-visit-from-michigan-state-senior-season/ Kolby was previously at Klein Oak as the head coach of the Panthers before recently taking the job from Kingwood. It’s a job the Huseman family has been connected to since the early 1980s. Kolby’s uncle Jack Aldridge coached the Mustangs from 1981 until Royce took over in 1990 and remained until his retirement in […]]]>

Kolby was previously at Klein Oak as the head coach of the Panthers before recently taking the job from Kingwood.

It’s a job the Huseman family has been connected to since the early 1980s.

Kolby’s uncle Jack Aldridge coached the Mustangs from 1981 until Royce took over in 1990 and remained until his retirement in 2017. Now Kolby will begin his coaching career at Kingwood at the fall 2022.

“We always thought about that,” Royce said. “When Kolby got into the coaching business in college, we always talked about coming back to Kingwood and picking up the slack.

“My heart has always been with Kingwood, I still have all my blue Kingwood shirts, so I can break them again. It’s a blessing for our whole family.

Kolby (left), Royce (middle) and Colin (right) Huseman celebrate after winning the 2005 state championship.

The first time Kingwood’s position opened up a few years ago, Kolby applied, but it just didn’t work out that time.

Going through the process this time around and getting the job brought Kolby a sense of relief. The next feeling that came over him was pride.

“What excites me the most is being able to work with the kids growing up in the community you’re in,” Kolby said. “You just have a different connection with these kids. When I work in basketball camps or even coach my four-year-old football team, you have a special connection with these kids because you know you’re going to see them progress in life and grow.

Even though his coaching career has taken him to different places in the Houston area over the past few years, during the summer Kolby would always come to help with his dad’s basketball camp.

Coaching is a family business. That’s what the Husemans do.

Royce has done this for over 30 years, now Kolby is on his second stop as head coach at his alma mater, while younger brother Colin was recently on his team at Klein Oak.

But taking over a program his father made nationally known in the mid-2000s and coaching a court that made his name, Kolby said it came with no pressure, but approached rather working with what Royce had taught him over the years. .

“I look up to my dad and I’ve learned a lot from him every time he coaches,” he said. “I feel like I’m always gaining a ton of knowledge. I never tried to be him; I wish I could emulate some of his accomplishments, but I don’t feel any pressure to do anything exactly like him.

“But to train the kids as hard as he did and to make sure that I train every child to the best of my abilities and to make sure that I give a lot of energy and time to the youngest in the community .”

With Kolby taking over the Kingwood program, Royce admitted you might occasionally see him in the gym. At Klein Oak, Kolby asked Royce to coach his fall league team, which high school coaches aren’t allowed to coach, and it could be the same setup now at Kingwood.

“I’m ready to come back and help with whatever I can,” Royce said. “I coached his summer teams at Klein Oak, so I’m ready to start doing the same kind of stuff I did here at Kingwood.”

Kingwood last made the playoffs in the 2019-20 season and narrowly missed out on the playoffs this year finishing fifth at 6-6 in District 21-6A play.

Getting the Mustangs back into the playoff bracket is obviously on the list of goals, but Kolby has a few before that that will ultimately help Kingwood get back on top.

“My first goal is to figure out what we’re doing really well and make sure we continue to build on that,” he said. “My first goal is above all to make children and parents feel welcome and everyone involved and enthusiastic about the program. What I want most from the program is that the children feel like they have a home and are part of something bigger than themselves.

Sitting in the stands next season watching Kolby coach his alma mater will be special, Royce said for him and the entire Huseman family. There will be nerves watching him coach but also excitement.

Having his whole family in the stands as he coaches Kingwood makes it exactly what it is – a homecoming.

“That’s exactly how I would describe it,” Kolby said. “I would describe it as coming home.”

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Michigan State Police Expand Investigation into Post-2020 Voting Systems Violations https://blissfield.net/michigan-state-police-expand-investigation-into-post-2020-voting-systems-violations/ Fri, 06 May 2022 16:00:00 +0000 https://blissfield.net/michigan-state-police-expand-investigation-into-post-2020-voting-systems-violations/ May 6 (Reuters) – Michigan State Police seized the vote tabulator in a small town an hour west of Lansing as an investigation into unauthorized access to election materials expands to new areas of the state, officials said Friday. State police raided Irving City Hall in Barry County on April 29 and took possession of […]]]>

May 6 (Reuters) – Michigan State Police seized the vote tabulator in a small town an hour west of Lansing as an investigation into unauthorized access to election materials expands to new areas of the state, officials said Friday.

State police raided Irving City Hall in Barry County on April 29 and took possession of its ballot processing tabulator, the county clerk and supervisor said. of the township to Reuters, confirming earlier media reports.

The raid shows state police have expanded their investigation into potential breaches of voting hardware and data in at least one more county, following the state’s disclosure of an investigation into County Roscommon in February.

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“As we uncovered more information, we expanded our area to see if other locations were compromised,” Michigan State Police Lt. Derrick Carroll said, declining to comment. specifically comment on Irving. “We went to other areas.”

Irving Township Supervisor Jamie Knight said state police and Attorney General Dana Nessel’s office seized the town tabulator “under a search warrant” last Friday.

“The township intends to fully cooperate with law enforcement, and township attorneys have been in contact with Michigan State Police regarding this matter,” Knight said in an emailed statement. , declining further comment.

The seizure adds to the tally of potential voting material violations. Last week, Reuters reported eight known attempts to gain unauthorized access to voting systems in five U.S. states since the 2020 election, all involving local Republican lawmakers or party activists who promoted the government’s false claims. President Donald Trump on voter fraud or rigging conspiracy theories. voting machines.

Michigan’s investigation was launched at the request of Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, who revealed in February that an unauthorized party had “allegedly gained inappropriate access to tabulation machines and data readers used in the township of Richfield and County Roscommon” without providing details.

Richfield Township officials declined to comment.

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Reporting by Nathan Layne in Wilton, Connecticut; Editing by Andrea Ricci

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Inside: Michigan State Dairy Store Ice Cream https://blissfield.net/inside-michigan-state-dairy-store-ice-cream/ Thu, 05 May 2022 04:00:00 +0000 https://blissfield.net/inside-michigan-state-dairy-store-ice-cream/ CHLOE ALVERSON As a Michigan State University alumnus, I know the Dairy Store very well. Some of my happiest Spartan memories revolve around its delicious local gelato. If you’re unfamiliar, the team at the MSU Dairy Foods complex makes a variety of ice creams and cheeses — and they’re available on campus at Anthony Hall […]]]>

CHLOE ALVERSON

As a Michigan State University alumnus, I know the Dairy Store very well. Some of my happiest Spartan memories revolve around its delicious local gelato. If you’re unfamiliar, the team at the MSU Dairy Foods complex makes a variety of ice creams and cheeses — and they’re available on campus at Anthony Hall (474 ​​S. Shaw Lane, East Lansing). Once it arrives, the sweet, sugary aroma of ice cream will hit you almost immediately.

The Dairy Store serves 13 flavors of ice cream, which change weekly. Customers can get cups, cones, shakes and more. Some of the flavors are inspired by MSU or the Big Ten, like Peanut Butter and Fudge-Swirled Buckeye Blitz. Although my favorite flavor, Sesquicentennial Swirl (green cake batter and frosting), was unavailable, I held on. I opted for a single scoop of the Cookie Monster flavor – Blue Moon ice cream with Oreos and cookie dough pieces. Are you even a true Michigander if you don’t enjoy the vanilla deliciousness of Blue Moon ice cream? It is said to have been created in Ludington. The flavor was perfectly creamy and the cookie crunches added a nice texture. The waffle cone was soft, sweet and freshly made. My friend chose a flavor filled with three candy bars, aptly named Candy Bar Coma. It was the perfect taste of summer for an otherwise gloomy April afternoon.

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