A Look at White Cloud History
Newaygo County Museum and Heritage Center Speaker Series continues with Dale Twing
The Newaygo County Museum will continue our speaker series with Dale Twing, Newaygo County Drain Commissioner and avid local historian, who will be discussing early White Cloud History. Please join us at the Museum on Thursday, February 20th at 6:30 pm at NCMHC. The presentation highlights his extensive knowledge of local history and his connections to the area.
Dale was born and raised in White Cloud along with his two brothers, Chuck and Jon. He graduated from White Cloud High School and then went on to Grand Rapids Junior College where he earned an associate degree. Once earning his associate degree, he obtained his bachelor’s degree at Grand Valley State University. He majored in Political Science and minored in Sociology. He was the owner of Sally’s Family Restaurant for 32 years as well as several rental properties, two other restaurants, a party store, and the first ice cream truck in the area.
He has served or is currently serving on the following boards: Dragon Trail Executive Board, Fremont Area Community Foundation, Amazing X Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters, 4H Council, Newaygo County Road Commission, Newaygo County Parks, Newaygo County Board of Public Works, White Cloud DDA, White Cloud Parks and Recreation, White Cloud Sherman Sewer Authority, Chain of Lakes Sewer Authority, River County Chamber, Fremont Christian School Board, and the Newaygo County Autism Board.
Dale is married to Susan Hines Twing and they have three daughters; Melissa Dykman, the Probate Judge for Newaygo County, Jenetia Hanna, who manages Starbucks, and Becky Bergakker, who is a professor at Grand Valley State University. They also have 8 wonderful grandchildren.
Please join us at the Museum on Thursday, February 20th at 6:30 pm for this forty-minute presentation, an ongoing part of our year round Heritage Speaker series, which will be followed by a time of questions and answers. The Newaygo County Museum and Heritage Center is at 12 Quarterline in downtown Newaygo. Doors are scheduled to open at 6:00 p.m. Admission is free.
Donations are matched at 50 percent by the Fremont Area Community Foundation, which provides core operational support for the organization.
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