AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich.— The Alpena Township Fire Department is making advancements in the ice and rescue division with the latest purchase of the banana boat. The new equipment is designed for ice and water rescue during the summer and winter seasons.The boat features two openings on each side, a low loading height and direct access to the victim. Rescuers are less likely to sink due to the two thousand pound weight of the boat.The Township offers hands on ice and rescue training classes to equip fire department technicians. Residents are encouraged to use extreme caution when out on the lake.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Alpena Public Schools encouraging parents to set reading goals this yearNext How to become a keeper for the Tawas Point Lighthouse
“We’re just keeping him on the side, working,” Marrone said at the time. “He’ll be fine. We’re not concerned about it.”When asked if there’s any concern, Marrone replied, “Nothing. Zero. It’s a bruise. That’s it. That’s why I want to be sure to set it straight.”As for the rest of his squad, Marrone is pleased with how things are coming together so far. Jaguars rookie Josh Allen dealing with knee injury, not practicing Jacksonville’s top rookie is in jeopardy of missing mandatory minicamp next week.The Jaguars are scheduled to hold their workouts June 11-13, but coach Doug Marrone told reporters Thursday that pass rusher Josh Allen is unlikely to participate. Giants QB Eli Manning motivated by winning, not rookie Daniel Jones “I’ll probably just as safety hold him until he’s ready for camp,” Marrone said, via the team’s official website . “Technically he could be ready to go next week.”Allen, who was selected seventh overall in April’s draft, is dealing with a bruised knee suffered early during OTAs and has already missed the majority of the team’s sessions. However, Marrone said last month it’s just a precautionary measure and he isn’t worried about Allen being sidelined for an extended period. Related News Broncos cancel final minicamp practice for field day “The players who are out here now have done the best job I’ve ever seen of not being on the ground,” Marrone said. “Helmets aren’t getting involved in anything. A lot of times inside when you go 11-on-11, those helmets can hit a shoulder. Guys are working with each other. “This is the best group I’ve ever had as far as working together and staying up, so if that remans through training camp and the mandatory minicamp, then we’ll be fine.”For now, Allen will continue working with trainers on the sidelines in preparation for training camp next month.
Many-time champions St Mary High put in a gutsy performance, to return as Eastern Championships overall winners, courtesy of a commanding 717.50 points, at the UWI-Usain Bolt Track, yesterday.The champions scored 290.5 and 427 points on the boys and girls’ sides to wrestle away the title last held by bitter rivals Buff Bay High in 2015.Runner-up Buff Bay High scored 650 points, (287 point – boys, and 363 points to the girls) respectively. Titchfield were third with 324.50 points, Oberlin High finished fourth with 313 and Morant Bay High rounded out the top five with 218 points, respectively.The hotly contested two-day event climaxed with the St Mary school copping Jamaican $250,000 in the boys and girls’ section, while the runner-up and third placed teams pocketed $100,000 and $50,000 respectively.The champion boy Romaine Beckford (Buff Bay) set a new high jump Class Two boys’ record at 1.94 metres.NEW MARKShanice Burrell, the champion girl from Titchfield High, set a new mark in the girls Class One 100m hurdles in a time of 14.83 seconds.There were a total of eight records broken on yesterday’s final day of competition.St Mary High’s Class Three star, Soneitta Gilette, won four gold medals in the long jump, 100m, 200m and 4x100m respectively.Meanwhile, St Mary’s coach, Dwayne Williams, was happy with winning his second title since 2010.”It was a hard-fought victory, but we expected it to some extent, despite injuries to some of our athletes and interruption to our training,” Williams said.Yesterday’s event culminated the second meet of the 2017 Digicel Grand Prix Athletics Series.The series consists of five meets and the top two athletes from each of the Digicel Grand Prix Championship events will advance to the final, the G.C. Foster Classics, which will be held at the National Stadium on March 11.It will carry a grand prize of $1 million dollars in gym equipment for the top boys and girls’ schools; $500,000 for second and $250,000 for third.