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Prep Sports Roundup: Kingsley upsets Glen Lake with 4-point play


Johannesburg-Lewiston dominated Forest Area 60-17 Tuesday for a Ski ...
Elk Rapids 39 East Jordan 30 Elk Rapids (1-10, 1-5 Lake Michigan Conference) won its first game of the season Tuesday behind 20 points from Bridget Hintz. Miranda Burks led East ...

Franklyn M. Collins, electronics company executive


died Jan. 14 under care of Niagara Hospice in his Lewiston home. He was 85. Born in Toronto, Ont., he moved to Kenmore with his family in 1939 and graduated from Kenmore High School. He attended Michigan State University on a track scholarship and earned a ...

Maine police look for man wanted in killing of his wife in Michigan


Michigan authorities say a man wanted in connection with the ...
Maine and worked as a registered respiratory therapist at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston from July 2007 through March 2010, according to her LinkedIn profile.

Wed., Jan. 21 Michigan high school sports roundup


Girls basketball Johannesburg-Lewiston 69, Onaway 44: Lexi Szymoniak had 12 points and 10 boards for Onaway (8-2). Johannesburg-Lewis improved to 10-0. Royal Oak 35, Birmingham Groves 19: Allison Karpinski paced Royal Oak (6-4, 2-0) with 14 points ...

Former Turner woman's husband wanted on murder warrant


LEWISTON — Investigators are seeking the husband of a former Turner woman who was killed last week in Michigan. Detectives ruled the death of Sara Lee Porter-Knight, 48, a homicide. Porter-Knight's body was found at her home in Fennville, Mich.,

Six teams still unbeaten in North Dakota


Mackenzie Lank (Lewiston, N.Y.), Jenna Haag (Milton ...
The loss places Maryland in a tie for second place with Minnesota II. Michigan's Wesley Pedersen rink came out roaring this morning and earned a quick 10-1 win over Wisconsin II's Matthew Sandquist ...

Paula M. Isble, Twogood Light


She was preceded in death by her brother, Darrell Isble in Lewiston; father Irvin Isble of Michigan; and stepdad Edward Marvin Twogood of Missoula, Mont. Paula is survived by son Dave Williams of Cascade; mother Wilma Hendrickson; sister Cheryl (Gary ...

Franklyn McQueen Collins


He had a track scholarship to Michigan State University where he graduated with a degree in chemistry. He graduated from the University of Buffalo with a doctorate in physics. He was married to Joanne Reid in 1951 and moved to Lewiston, NY where he was ...

ABC's 'Great Halloween Fright Night' to feature contestants from Lewiston


LEWISTON, MI-- It's prime scare season ...
They will compete on "The Great Halloween Fright Fight," an ABC special (8 p.m., Oct. 28) where six families compete to make the greatest haunted Halloween displays. Celebrity designers, Michael Moloney and ...

Lewiston, Michigan Vacation Rentals


Lewiston, Michigan offers great vacation house rental and home rental-by-owner deals for the knowledgeable traveler. No matter what budget or level of comfort you seek in your holiday to Lewiston, MI, there's surely a great local vacation home rental ...




SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR LEWISTON

Health insurance on LEWISTON

Young adults have several options to get coverage through the insurance market.

1. Special Enrollment Periods

Find out if you are eligible for a Special Enrollment Period. You may be eligible for registration under the Special Enrollment Period unknowingly. If your student medical coverage you finished, you may be eligible for a Special Enrollment Period that will allow you to purchase a health plan through the Insurance Market. You might also grant a Special Enrollment Period if you get married or porced, have a child or adopt a child, moving to another area, and not old enough to be on the safe parent or have in your life some other event eligible to do so.

2. Medicaid and CHIP

Find out how to request coverage for Medicaid and CHIP . You can enroll in Medicaid or the Childrens Health Insurance Program (CHIP) at any time of year. If you qualify you can now register.

3. coverage through the health plan of the parent

You can get coverage from their parents plan until age 26, even if married, not living with their parents or dependent on them economically. After age 26, you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.

4. Catastrophic Coverage

These plans are an affordable way to protect yourself from the high costs of the worst cases, such as an accident or serious illness. If you are under 30, you can purchase a catastrophic plan coverage. Served three visits per year before you have paid the deductible and certain preventive services .

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GET YOUR MEDICARE READY FOR 2015 IN LEWISTON

Do you make resolutions for the new year? Here are some easy ones you can keep that will help get you ready for 2015:

1. Check to see that you have the right insurance card to use when you go to the doctor in 2015. Did you change your health or drug plan during Medicare Open Enrollment? If you did and you haven’t received your new card or welcome packet by January 1st, contact your plan for help. If you need to fill a prescription right away, find out how to fill a prescription without your card.

If you changed from a Medicare Advantage Plan (like an HMO or PPO) back to Original Medicare, use your red, white, and blue Medicare card when you go to the doctor. Get a new card if you lost or damaged yours, or need to update your information.

2. Budget for next year’s Medicare Part B deductible.

Remember, if you have Medicare Part B and you’re in Original Medicare, you’ll have to meet your deductible before your Medicare coverage pays for services and supplies. Next year, the Medicare Part B deductible will be $147, the same as it was in 2014. Plan your health care budget to account for the increased cost of doctor visits for the time that it will take to cover your deductible. Find out more about Medicare costs in 2015.

3.  Schedule appointments to get any preventive tests or screenings.

Medicare covers all sorts of preventive services to keep you healthy and screenings to check for health problems, and many are covered each year at no cost to you. Ask your doctor when you should schedule your wellness visit and other screenings. You can also use MyMedicare.gov to track your visits and make a calendar of preventive services.

Talk to your doctor about these covered preventive services to find out what’s right for your health needs.

4. Make sure your drug or health plan meet your needs.

If not, Medicare has a way for you to get the coverage you want instead of having to wait for the next Open Enrollment. At any time during the year, you can switch to a Medicare Advantage Plan or Medicare Prescription Drug Plan that has a 5-star rating.

Plan ratings are based on member surveys, information from doctors and health care providers, and other sources. The plan ratings are scores that show the quality and performance of the plan, on a scale of 1 to 5 stars, with 5 being the highest rated plans.

You can make this change once per calendar year. Find 5-star health and drug plans in your area.

Remember to check www.medicare.gov for the latest Medicare news and information, and have a happy and healthy new year!

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Capital to small businesses and entrepreneurs in LEWISTON

The U.S. Treasury Department’s State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) today released a new Quarterly Report detailing how the program continues to help small businesses grow and create jobs. Since the beginning of the program, the Treasury Department has disbursed more than $1.1 billion to participating states.

“Through the State Small Business Credit Initiative, the Treasury Department, states, and private sector lenders and investors are supporting small businesses and creating a lasting impact on the economy,” said Clifton Kellogg, Director of the SSBCI program. “More than $1 billion in State Small Business Credit Initiative funds have been distributed, making a real difference at the local level. Because of these funds, businesses have been able to buy new equipment, expand their facilities, and hire workers.”

Small businesses and entrepreneurs need capital to build their businesses, and SSBCI is designed to help spur new private sector lending or investment in small companies by leveraging private capital along with the federal support offered by the program. Through SSBCI, the Treasury Department will award nearly $1.5 billion to state programs across the country that support small businesses, including small manufacturers. SSBCI funding is not repaid by participating states to the federal government. Instead, to help even more small businesses, repaid loans and investments remain with participating states to be redeployed locally. The SSBCI Quarterly Report shows that as of September 2014, participating states have recycled more than $60 million to support additional investments.

States have made considerable progress in deploying these funds to support economic growth locally. The states that have deployed the most SSBCI funds by percentage of allocation include: North Dakota (Mandan Consortium), Idaho, Arkansas, Colorado, Montana, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Michigan, Kansas, and Alabama. The states that have deployed the most SSBCI funds by dollar amount include: California, Michigan, Florida, Illinois, Alabama, North Carolina, Texas, New York, Ohio, and Georgia.

SSBCI was created when President Obama signed into law the Small Business Jobs Act on September 27, 2010. The Treasury Department awarded allocations to all fifty states by early 2012, based on a formula set by the Small Business Jobs Act that considered population and unemployment levels. Each state designs its own small business programs, and five types of programs are eligible for SSBCI funds: Capital Access Programs, Loan Guarantee Programs, Loan Participation Programs, Collateral Support Programs, and Venture Capital Programs. In the SSBCI 2013 Annual Report business owners reported that more than 95,000 jobs will be created or saved as a direct result of SSBCI support. [23]








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