Midland activities: Science, popcorn and a Search & Rescue training

November 13, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Dow Great Lakes Bay Regional Science & Engineering FestivalDow Great Lakes Bay Regional Science & Engineering FestivalJoey Domson, 5, of Saginaw, cheers as a chemical reaction dubbed "goblin's brew" takes place while he volunteers during the Dr. Slime science show at the Dow Great Lakes Bay Regional Science and Engineering Festival at Delta College on Saturday, Sept. 27. The two-day event featured educational activities related to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. Meet the most excited future scientist in Midland!

On a more somber note, I photographed this story for the Midland Daily News on Halloween. Tim Troup was killed in a SCUBA accident earlier this year, and his family continued his tradition of making hundreds of bags of popcorn to give to trick-or-treaters. They were a wonderful family and I thought this was a beautiful way to honor their loved one's memory. You can find the story here.
Troup family continues popcorn legacyTroup family continues popcorn legacyDanielle McGrew | for the Daily News

Nate Troup fills bags of popcorn to give to trick-or-treaters at the Troup home on Wild Pine Court in Midland on Friday, Oct. 31. Tim Troup, who passed away in August, handed out popcorn made in his old-fashioned popcorn maker each Halloween to visiting trick-or-treaters. His family decided to continue his tradition this year.
Troup family continues popcorn legacyTroup family continues popcorn legacyDanielle McGrew | for the Daily News

Nate Troup, dressed as 'Tim going hunting' in honor of his late father, prepares bags of popcorn at the Troup home on Wild Pine Court in Midland on Friday, Oct. 31. His father Tim Troup, who passed away in August, handed out popcorn made in his old-fashioned popcorn maker each Halloween to visiting trick-or-treaters. His family decided to continue his tradition this year.
Troup family continues popcorn legacyTroup family continues popcorn legacyDanielle McGrew | for the Daily News

Candles surround photographs of the late Tim Troup at his home on Wild Pine Court in Midland on Friday, Oct. 31. Tim Troup, who passed away in August, handed out popcorn made in his old-fashioned popcorn maker each Halloween to visiting trick-or-treaters. His family decided to continue his tradition this year.

The Midland County Search and Rescue team— all volunteers!— held a night training at the Midland City Park. I was able to join them while the light was perfect, and I learned a lot about what they do in the process. You can read that story here.

Midland County Search and Rescue night trainingMidland County Search and Rescue night trainingDanielle McGrew | for the Daily News

Wendy Gilbert of Saginaw, Jeanne Armstrong of St. Charles and Kevin Cuthbertson of Midland go through a checklist of necessary items during the Midland County Search and Rescue night training session at Midland City Forest Park on Saturday, Nov. 1. The volunteers practiced different search methods, pace counting, navigation and other skills.
Midland County Search and Rescue night trainingMidland County Search and Rescue night trainingDanielle McGrew | for the Daily News

Dave Wallick of Midland Wendy Gilbert of Saginaw check their radios during the Midland County Search and Rescue night training session at Midland City Forest Park on Saturday, Nov. 1. Wallick said he has been volunteering with the group for about a year; Gilbert has been a member for two years.
Midland County Search and Rescue night trainingMidland County Search and Rescue night trainingDanielle McGrew | for the Daily News

Midland County Search and Rescue treasurer and founding board member Kevin Barnum of Sanford participates in a pace-counting test during the organization's night training session at Midland City Forest Park on Saturday, Nov. 1. Volunteers must know how many steps they take to walk 100 meters in order to keep track of their location during searches.


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