Michigan CO’s Nab Suspect Wanted in Two States

Michigan man returned to Ohio

Conservation officers from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Law Enforcement Division arrested a fugitive Monday who led officers on a lengthy vehicle and foot pursuit through Hillsdale and Lenawee counties.

Randon Goebel, 21, of Waldron, Michigan was wanted in Ohio after failing to appear for sentencing on a felony abduction charge and violation of a personal protection order. He also had four bench warrants issued in Michigan for failing to appear in court.

The story of Goebel’s apprehension began around noon Monday.

DNR conservation officer Carter Woodwyk, who is assigned to Hillsdale County, was investigating a suspicious vehicle in a parking lot at the Lost Nations State Game Area.

Woodwyk stopped the Dodge Durango after it pulled out of the parking lot onto a road. The officer approached the vehicle and asked Goebel for his identification. Goebel complied with the request.

While Woodwyk was checking for outstanding warrants in the state’s Law Enforcement Information Network, Goebel fled in his vehicle.

Woodwyk pursued Goebel, ultimately traveling into Lenawee County, where Goebel abandoned his sport-utility vehicle and fled on foot near the Michigan-Ohio border.

Conservation officers Chris Reynolds of Hillsdale County and Eric Smither of Lenawee County responded during the chase.

They assisted with maintaining a perimeter and accompanying a K-9 unit from the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office in Ohio tracking Goebel at the scene. Officers from numerous other agencies assisted in the pursuit.

Goebel was found hiding in a cornfield. He surrendered without incident. Read more

Church Meeting Notifications

Weight Watchers will meet at 7pm at the First Presbyterian Church.  Please use large double door at the side entrance.

Also, the Low Self Esteem support group meets Thursdays at 7pm.  Please use the back door.

Plus, don’t forget our bean soup on Wednesdays with music to follow.

And, remember:  Don’t let worry kill you off; let the church help.




Chainsaw Safety Course Offered Free

On Saturday, January 7th, MUCC will be hosting Chuck Oslund to teach a Chainsaw Safety Course at our office in Lansing, MI. This course is free and will cover topics on why each saw operator must have a safety system, the elements of a good safety system, mental aspects of safety, safer chainsaw handling techniques, and the state-of-the-art safest way to fall a large diameter tree.

This year, we will also be offering an optional hands-on training on Sunday, January 8th. This will include tree-felling demonstrations by experienced sawyers and the option to practice bucking techniques as well as felling cuts on stumps. This portion will be hosted at a location in the Rose Lake State Game Area- time TBA, please RSVP here for updates on the event details. Read more

Outlive and Outlast with 12 Survivors Paracord Survival Pod and Band

(MANSFIELD, TEXAS) – When off-grid adventures lead to dangerous situations, the 12 Survivors Paracord Survival Band (TS24001) and Paracord Survival Pod (TS24002) pack the tools to improve your odds of living to tell the story. Whether you face the challenges of finding food, starting a fire or building a shelter, the 12 Survivors Survival Band and Pod give you the upper hand with important tools. Read more

MI DNR auction of surplus public land starts Dec. 6

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources today announced it will offer surplus public land for sale by sealed-bid auction between Dec. 6, 2016, and Jan. 10, 2017. The auction will feature 58 parcels located in counties mainly in central/northern Lower Michigan and in the Upper Peninsula. Those counties include Arenac, Baraga, Chippewa, Clare, Gladwin, Lake, Mackinac, Manistee, Midland, Newaygo, Ogemaw, Oscoda, Presque Isle, Roscommon and Wexford.Properties range in size from less than an acre to 77 acres. These lands are isolated from other DNR-managed public land, are difficult to manage and provide limited public recreation benefit. Several of the parcels are forested and have riverside or lake frontage and are better suited for private ownership. In addition, several large-acreage parcels are being offered in Baraga, Clare, Midland, Presque Isle, Roscommon and Wexford counties. Read more

BRP Unveils Race-Inspired Can-Am Maverick X3 at Phoenix International Raceway

Phoenix, Arizona, November 14, 2016 – BRP (TSX:DOO) unveiled a race-inspired Can-Am Maverick X3 Daytona Package during the Can-Am 500, the NASCAR Sprint Cup race being held at Phoenix International Raceway this week-end. Inspired by race fans, the vehicle combines leading Maverick X3 performance and design characteristics along with a distinctly stock-car appearance.”It’s a privilege to welcome BRP, a world leader in the powersports industry, to Phoenix International Raceway with its strong Can-Am brand,” said Joie Chitwood III, Chief Operating Officer of International Speedway Corporation. “Can-Am has made a solid commitment towards motorsports and the unveiling of the Can-Am Maverick X3 Daytona Package is another evidence of this commitment.”

The defiantly-designed, precise and powerful Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle is built to conquer even the most demanding terrain. With its 154-hp turbocharged inline 3-cylinder Rotax engine and the ability to go from 0 to 60 mph in less than five seconds, the vehicle is all about performance, which is something all race fans appreciate. Read more

Do More with the New 80HP Stampede™ XTR

Four-Passenger Seating and Best-in-Class StorageAUGUSTA, GA — Bad Boy® Off Road, a Textron Specialized Vehicles brand, has gone the extra mile so drivers can do even more with the new 80HP Stampede XTR 4×4. A gas-powered side-by-side, the Stampede XTR features four spacious, forward-facing seats and best-in-class 30 cubic feet of storage space to accommodate family and friends who enjoy working around the homestead, hunting the land or attacking trails.

Building on the success of the two-passenger Stampede 4×4 introduced earlier this year, the Stampede XTR has the industry-first extended cab, but with additional storage space under the front seat. Electronic power steering is standard. The Stampede XTR also sports a new color option: Electric Blue. Read more

12 Survivors Hand Pump Water Purifier

(MANSFIELD, TEXAS) – When disaster strikes or adventure calls the 12 Survivors Hand Pump Water Purifier (TS76003) stands Go Ready to filter dirty water to refreshing, potable drinking water. An essential piece of any prepper, survivalist or outdoor enthusiasts’ pack, the Hand Pump Water Purifier is capable of filtering up to 22 gallons of water through its carbon filter and 1,320 gallons through the accompanying ceramic filter at a rate of 0.5 liters per minute. If your survival situations take you over 22 gallons, 12 Survivors also offers a Hand Pump Water Purifier Replacement Filter (TS76003.001).The 12 Survivors Hand Pump Water Purifier’s efficient ceramic filter effectively eliminates 99.9999% of bacteria, filters down to 0.1 microns and can be easily cleaned in the field. Off-the-grid adventures and catastrophic events alike may leave clean water inaccessible; however, with the Hand Pump Water Purifier, clean water is always within reach. Read more

Michigan Deer Camp 2016, Nov. 14

Teachers – we hope you will participate in Deer Camp 2016 on Nov. 14!

New this year, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has developed a Deer Camp event for students in second through fourth grades.

“We heard about northern schools who had created this special day where students participate in deer camp before they or their family members head out to an actual deer camp, and we thought why not share this great idea statewide,” said Kelly Carter, DNR Wildlife Division Public Outreach manager.

Teachers that sign up electronically will receive a packet outlining activities that touch on many different subjects, from science to math to English to art and even gym. In addition, there is a short video from DNR deer management specialist Chad Stewart to kick off the fun event.

The idea is that a teacher can use the various pieces throughout the entire day, or just for part of the day. Some schools even start the day with breakfast for the students. What a great idea – it really is like deer camp! Read more

Michigan: Legislation to Expand ORV Use On State Managed Forest Roads Goes Into Effect in 2017, 18

Revised rules will follow Lower Peninsula trail inventory process

With fall hunting seasons in full swing, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds off-road vehicle enthusiasts that while the expansion of ORV riding opportunities on state-managed forest roads in the Lower Peninsula is in the works, the new rules won’t go into effect until 2017 and 2018 – after the completion of a statewide inventory of forest roads.

The inventory will include the mapping of five regions, including four in the Lower Peninsula. The Upper Peninsula serves as one region and already allows ORV use on most state forest roads.

On Sept. 28, Gov. Rick Snyder signed Public Act 288 of 2016. The approved legislation sets forth a timeline for the new rules to go into effect. This includes examination of the two northernmost regions in the Lower Peninsula by the end of 2017 and the remaining regions by the end of 2018. This review will allow the DNR to determine which forest roads should remain closed and which roads will be open for ORV use.

State-managed forest roads in the Upper Peninsula currently are open to ORV use unless closed by the DNR. The law has been the opposite in the Lower Peninsula, where state forest roads are closed to ORV use unless posted as open. Read more

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