Ernie Banks

first_imgMr. Cub, Ernie Banks, passed away recently at the age of 83.  He was one of 12 children born to a poor southern family in the early 1930’s.  The 1977 Baseball Hall of Fame inductee hit 512 home runs in his 19-year career with the Chicago Cubs.  Despite the fact that the Cubs were never real contenders during Banks career, he still managed to be named the MVP of the National League twice.  Not only was Banks a power hitter, but he was also a Gold Glove shortstop.  Despite his slight build his bat carried a wallop.Banks will be forever known for his famous saying “Let’s play two.”  To people my age, this meant a double header.  Today, the only time anyone plays two games in one day is if rain caused a postponement and there is no other way to get that game in unless it is scheduled as a day/night double header.   People in baseball management will remember Ernie Banks as one of its greatest ambassadors.  When Banks walked into a ball park, the whole place lit up because he truly liked what he did!last_img read more

APS to start emergency lunch program after schools close to prevent coronavirus

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — With many students getting two out of three major meals during school hours, districts are stepping up to feed them since buildings are closed to stop the spread of coronavirus.Alpena Public School District is starting its food service emergency closure program this Tuesday. All pick up and bus stop locations are available to everyone 18 and under and special ed students 26 and under. Superintendent of APS, Dr. John VanWagoner, says the goal is to provide relief to local families.“We have been asked by the Governor and the State Superintendent of Schools to figure out a way to be able to ensure that many of our kids that receive and reduced lunch, and that really is changing rapidly of kids, maybe now they don’t have resources due to layoffs and different things that they have the food that they need to be able to sustain life.”Children will get meals for two days at a time, and locations will alternate. Visit alpenaschools.com for more information regarding times and locations.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: APS, close, closing, coronavirus, lunch, School, School ClosingsContinue ReadingPrevious Governor Whitmer expands unemployment benefits for Michigan workers Next Bay Athletic Club offers virtual workouts for members who can’t attend during coronavirus shut downlast_img read more