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How COVID-19 Has Impacted Wright-Waldron News

Friends, as you have a look around the site, there's not a lot of local news to see.  The COVID-19 outbreak and the rapid onslaught of information from the county, state and federal levels, is requiring our constant attention.  While we work to bring you important Coronavirus-related information, the kind of hyperlocal community information we had hoped and planned to bring you has, unfortunately, presently been placed on hold.

We continue to share community news, traffic and weather bits via our Facebook page, and the many resources on our website like our Ag and Weather pages, Church Directory, Counseling Resources, Local Links, Local Radio + TV Directory, Business Directory and Classifieds remain available for you to access.

You'll find the latest COVID-19 news and we'll continue to update area Obituaries as we receive them.  You can also get an overview of some of the big stories from across the state in our Sunday Paper section.  It's updated weekly.  

In the meantime, we invite you to check out our new daily podcast as well, at UpShia.com.  This podcast is family, faith and fun-centric.  It's a much needed pick-me-up during these difficult times.

Once the pandemic passes, we hope to fill the site with exciting community news and information and we'll need your help to do it!  Any information you'd like to send our way is welcome.  Feel free to Contact Us anytime!

Stay home.  Stay safe.  God bless you.

Mobirise

RECENT OBITUARIES

Mobirise

Update 4/26/2020

Governor Gretchen Whitmer is now a Saturday Night Live character, after a skit aired on April 25th depicting Michigan's leader delivering a satirical message to the state's residents about staying safe during the state's Coronavirus lockdown.

The body of a six-year-old was found on Friday April 24th in the Huron River.  The boy, along with his father, disappeared during a fishing trip on March 29th.

A man was rescued after his kayak capsized in West Michigan.  It happened Saturday morning, April 25th, at Fennessy Lake, in West Michigan.  The 42 year old man was treated for hypothermia.

SEIU Healthcare Michigan President Andrea Acevedo says she is concerned some nursing homes in Michigan are choosing not to report COVID-19 deaths to employees and the public putting more lives in danger.  The union represents more than 5,000 nursing home workers.

A Grand Haven church is among others in the state to offer a drive-in service as Michigan's stay-at-home order remains in place.  Trinity Reformed Church invited drivers to park in the church's lot on Sunday morning at 10am but required attendees to keep windows up and continue to social distance.

A Republican Michigan lawmaker is apologizing after wearing a face mask in session in Lansing on Friday, April 24th that resembled the Confederate flag.  State Senator Dale Zorn said the mask's design was not a Confederate flag but apologized for his choice of pattern.

Mid-Michigan TV stations will host a town hall with Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday April 30th.  The event will originate at the ABC 12 studios in Flint and will be carried on that station, along with WNEM-TV 5, NBC 25 and FOX 66, from 7 to 8pm.

A person suspected of breaking into vehicles in Gaylord over the weekend has been arrested. Authorities say there may be more victims than those currently known.

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