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Kruger did not begin paddling a canoe until age 41, but would canoe over 100,000 miles over the next 42 years and would set many world records.
Kruger, a retired plumber who began canoeing at a time when most begin planning their retirement, was inducted into the American Canoe Association Hall of Fame in 1997. Accomplishments and awards * Paddled more than 100,000 miles * Earned 11 Guinness World Records for long-distance canoe travel, including the fastest trip the full length of the Mississippi River * Took a 31/2-year, 28,043-mile trip around and through North America * Was the first to paddle and portage up the entire Grand Canyon * Raced in every major canoe race in North America * Canoed every major river in North America and most of the major rivers in the world * For information about Kruger's life and the canoes his company makes, visit http://www.krugercanoes.com
Chrystal Liebold, "Canoe legend Verlen Kruger dies at 82", Lansing State Journal, August 3, 2004.
For more information, see All Things Are Possible: The Verlen Kruger Story: 100,000 Miles by Paddle / by Phil Peterson Sr. Cambridge, MN : Adventure Publications, Inc., c2006.
Safe Delivery of Newborns Michigan, like many states across the country, have stories reported in the news media of newborn babies abandoned in dumpsters, parking lots, car washes or public restrooms. While there are a number of reasons a frightened or panicked parent may abandon a baby, this newborn abandonment phenomenon led many states to look at how to prevent such happenings from occurring, thus saving lives.
On June 26, 2000, Michigan enacted the Safe Delivery of Newborns law with an effective date of January 1, 2001. While targeting desperate parents, the law encourages the placement of their newborns in a safe environment as opposed to an unsafe environment. This law allows for the safe, legal, and anonymous surrender of an infant, from birth to 72 hours of age, to an emergency service provider (ESP).
An emergency service provider is a uniformed or otherwise identified employee or contractor of a fire department, hospital or police station that is inside the building and on duty . Emergency service provider also includes a paramedic or emergency medical technician when either of those individuals is responding to a 9-1-1 call. The parent has the choice to leave the infant without giving any identifying information to the ESP. The ESP, upon accepting the infant will provide whatever care may be necessary. Following an examination at a hospital, temporary protective custody will be given to a private adoption agency for placement with an approved adoptive family, if the child is unharmed. If the examination reveals signs of abuse and/or neglect, hospital personnel will initiate a referral to Children's Protective Services for an investigation.
Private adoption agencies are also listed at the following Web site: http://www.mare.org .
To promote the Safe Delivery Program, the Safe Delivery Program FACT Sheet (DHS Pub 867) describing the intent of the legislation, has been developed. A toll-free, 24-hour telephone line has also been established to provide information on services available to a prospective parent. The toll-free number is: 1-866-733-7733.
Queen Beatrix and Prince Claus of the Netherlands visited the Michigan cities of Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Holland to celebrate 200 years of friendly relations between the Netherlands and the U.S.
Michigan History, May/June 2013.
Dutch Queen Pays Rare Visit to Holland, Sarasota (FL) Herald Tribune, June 27, 1982.
The Flag of the State of Michigan depicts the state's coat-of-arms on a dark blue field, as set forth by Michigan state law. The state coat of arms depicts a light blue shield, upon which the sun rises over a lake and peninsula, and a man with raised hand and holding a long gun representing peace and the ability to defend his rights. As supporters the elk and moose are derived from the Hudson's Bay Company coat of arms, the first defacto government of Michigan when it was called Canada, and depict great animals of Michigan. The bald eagle represents the United States which formed the State of Michigan from the Northwest Territory.
The design features three Latin mottos. From top-to-bottom they are:
1. On red ribbon: E Pluribus Unum, "Out of many, one", a motto of the United States
2. On light blue shield: Tuebor, "I will defend"
3. On white ribbon: Si Quæris Peninsulam Am?nam Circumspice, "If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you" (the official state motto)
The present flag, adopted in 1911, is the third state flag. The first flag featured a portrait of Michigan's first governor, Stevens T. Mason, on one side and the state coat of arms and "a soldier and a lady" on the other side. The second flag, adopted in 1865, displayed the state coat of arms on one side and the United States coat of arms on the other.
For more information, see State of Michigan Flag wikipedia entry
On June 26, 1896, Ubly was incorporated.
In 1865, Alfred Pagett opened a store in Huron County and named the community Pagett's Corners. He soon changed his mind and called the town Ubley, after his native town in England. But the train depot misspelled the name and it was never changed.
Source: Michigan History Magazine
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