The purpose of the channel is to inform people why family is so important and how family can impact an individual’s life. The type of content talks about serious life occurrences and my experiences with them. It addresses real issues and tragedies and how family can help an individual cope with them.

The Mesick community prides itself on the beautiful Manistee River, home to the Hodenpyl Dam. The dammed river provides many forms of entertainment. People love to go boating, fishing, swimming, tubing, and jetskiing. The Dam also serves a practical purpose. According to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the Hodenpyl Dam provides energy to Consumers Energy. Where electricity is spread to homes all across Northern Michigan (Tonello, M. & Nuhfer, A., 2004).

Portrait image of a sign on the Manistee River explaining the history behind the Dam, Mar. 19, 2021. (Manistee River Sign Photo by Elizabeth Hamilton)

According to the map above, it is clear that crime rates have risen in some states from 2007 to 2008. There was a significant increase in crime in North Dakota, Nevada, South Dakota, Maine, Vermont, South Carolina, Tennessee, Florida, and Louisiana. However, Texas, Michigan, Missouri, California, as well as some others had little to no change. The heavily populated and urban areas have a much larger amount of crime, rather than rural locations.