Currently the programs that provide free tuition to front line workers exclude persons that are considered to be out of district from the eligible institutions which effects all residents of Newaygo County as well as those throughout many rural counties in the state.
“I think it is important for the State to remember that residents in rural communities need to be fairly represented in programs focused on increasing employment opportunities and potentially higher wages,” said Board Chair Bryan Kolk.
The Newaygo County Compassion Home’s goal has long been to establish a home for the terminally ill. The mission is to provide compassionate loving support to the terminally ill in a peaceful, comfortable home setting, while caring for the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of our guests and their families.
In the summer of 2017, we took a huge step in realizing this goal when we purchased the property located at 20 South Stewart Street in the City of Fremont. 20 South Stewart street was a large building with
The Newaygo County Courthouse has recently been approved to move into Phase 2 again. This means that the Trial Courts will be able to facilitate a limited number of in-person hearings as approved by the presiding and Chief Judge. Jury trials may also be conducted if the Trial Courts meet additional metrics to do so safely in the community.
Consistent with Michigan Supreme Court directives the Newaygo County Trial Courts must take every measure possible to protect the public and court personnel. If your business with the court can be handled via phone, fax, mail, or email, please continue to use those methods before coming to the courthouse. The public will...
It’s the annual statewide tree sale in Michigan, including at the Newaygo Conservation District in Fremont.
Up for sale are many conifers including jack, red and white pines and red and white cedar, all of which are native to the state.
White pine is the state tree, chosen back in 1955. The white pine covered most of Michigan until the lumbering era in the 1800’s saw the cutting down of 99 percent of the stock. A major route for logging ran down the Muskegon River from Newaygo to the Muskegon lumber yards. From there, the logs were shipped across Lake Michigan, mostly to Chicago
The Representative Council of the Michigan High School Athletic Association approved today an adjustment to the Spring 2021 schedule delaying the start of practices in those sports one week to March 22 and competition to March 26 to accommodate a later end to Winter sports this season.
Forsythia is not difficult to find or identify. Pretty much everyone knows forsythia when they see it. It is naturalized all over the USA to the point that most people think it’s a native plant.
Indigenous to Japan, the forsythia was first identified in 1784 by a Swedish botanist named Carl Thunberg. He thought it was a yellow lilac and so described it in his book, Flora Japonica. ( A student of Carl Linnaeus, he missed the boat on this one.)
My book club has been on pause for much of the pandemic. There was one outdoor, distanced meet up we had in August, but other than that we haven’t met. Most of us spent so much time on zoom during the day in our jobs all spring and then again this fall, the last thing we wanted was more screen time...
The Kahoot challenge also includes a read-along section for students. Jordan said one of the books the team chose, “Sneaky Spinach: A Children’s Book,” was especially appropriate: A boy who hates vegetables and prefers unhealthy foods learns that spinach has been sneaking its way into his food. The author, Alexis Schulze, not only encouraged the team to read her book, but she also donated 100 copies of the book to share with students...
The Newaygo County Career-Tech Center typically hosts a Job Fair for their junior and senior students, but is expanding programming in 2021. Please join us for a Career Exploration Fair, which is open to juniors and seniors at all Newaygo County High Schools.
The event will be held virtually, via Microsoft Teams, on March 11th, 2021. As in years past, there will be a morning session beginning at 9:00 AM and an afternoon session beginning at 1:00 PM.
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Congratulations to Reid Nelson from Fremont Daisy Brook School, who was the overall winner by correctly spelling the word balderdash in Round 8. We also extend congratulations to Ryker Kingsbury who was the runner-up. Ryker is an 8th grade student at Fremont Middle School.
Besides having the namesake of what is perhaps one of the best songs, from one of the best albums, of one of my favorite performers, Moon Dance Cafe has been a personal favorite eatery for the 16 years since they opened their doors.
I recall doing a review shortly after they debuted back when I was freelancing for
Want to Quit the Spit? Kill the Can? Now is the right time to start! Saturday February 21 is National “Quit the Spit” day, and February 21-27 is “Through with Chew” week.
Camp Henry is excited to continue their partnerships with the Fremont Area Community Foundation and the Gerber Foundation serving the Newaygo County Community. With the assistance of the Fremont Area Community Foundation and the Gerber Foundation, Camp Henry’s scholarship program is able to assist more local families send their children to summer camp. These scholarships are awarded based on a sliding scale that takes into account a family’s annual income and the number of children in their household.
Curbside appointments are available from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at all Michigan Works! West Central service centers, which are located in Baldwin, Big Rapids, Ludington, Newaygo, Reed City and Shelby. For more information about...
The Gerber Foundation post-secondary education scholarship online application portal is open for high school students graduating in May 2021. Students may initiate their application at https://gerberfoundation.smartsimple.com. The deadline for application is February 28, 2021 at 4 pm.
Students apply during grade 10, begin the program in grade 11 and work towards completion in grades 12 and 13. All tuition, fees, books, and course-required materials are paid for, there is no cost to the student. Transportation to MCC and on-campus food costs will be the family or student’s responsibility. For the first two years, the Career-Tech Center bussing is available for many classes offered at NC RESA.
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