Gerber FCU Colleagues & Members donations support local program
FREMONT, Mich.-Gerber Federal Credit Union employees raised a total of $1,495.22 for donation to the Newaygo County Compassion Home for the Terminally Ill. Gerber FCU President/CEO John Buckley and Marketing Officer Heather Wiersema presented the check to Newaygo County Compassion Home Executive Director Diane Rudholm and NCCH Board President Dr. Douglas Johnson.
Each year colleagues donate their own funds, collect funds and hold fundraisers such as Squeegee days in our drive-ups or Bake Sales in our lobbies to raise funds for the Compassion Home. Colleagues Patti VanDyke and Sue Carter organized a donation drive in October. Gerber FCU colleagues and members donated items needed to supply homes available to individuals in our community who are nearing the end of life.
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Joins Family Health Care
GRANT, Michigan – Family Health Care is pleased to welcome Amanda Weber, DNP, BSN, CPNP-PC, to its team of medical providers. Weber will see pediatric patients from newborn to age 18 at the Family Health Care clinic at 11 N. Maple St. in Grant.
Weber received her Doctor of Nursing Practice, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science from Grand Valley State University.
She is a certified pediatric nurse practitioner and is board-certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board. Weber brings more than ten years of nursing experience to Family Health Care, having most recently worked at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital in Grand Rapids.
“I’m passionate about providing care for children,” said Weber. “At Family Health Care, I’m able to fulfill this passion alongside an amazing team whose goal is to expand access and provide quality care to everyone. I hope to help bridge the gap to access of care for all children in the community, so that every child has access to quality, integrated, and comprehensive health care.”
Weber provides a full array of primary care services to pediatric patients. To schedule an appointment, call (231) 834-0444.
By Coach Stephen Smith
Splish splashing into quiz bowl action over the weekend, the White Cloud Varsity Quiz Bowl team competed at the Swim N’ Win Tournament held at Kalamazoo Christian High School on December 9, 2023. The invitational featured 24 teams hailing from Michigan and Indiana. The White Cloud Indians posted a record of 5-3 against high caliber teams with experience at both the state and national level. While the team finished in 6th place overall, the defending state champions remained in 1st place amongst Class C-D squads, qualifying for NAQT Nationals yet again in the process.
In morning pool play, the quintessential quartet vanquished White Pigeon D 240-10, triumphed over Ionia A 255-55, and dismantled DeWitt B 185-90. The contingent faltered against East Grand Rapids B 145-195 in an incredibly tight match and Grand Ledge 80-210, the eventual tournament champion. Pool time in the afternoon matches started with a tough loss to Saint Joseph A 100-310, a top-rated power from Indiana. The energetic ensemble bounced back and quickly dispatched Holland A 285-70 and secured victory against White Pigeon A 170-120 on the final question.
Senior Captain Brian Schaefer drenched the competition with an impressive 245 points, which led the team. Sam Viher added a cannonball of points with 165, his best performance of the season, and Jarrett Warlick soaked into a groove of 150 points. Wyatt Karnes splashed in with 70 points, providing an amazingly well-balanced team effort for the outing. Look to see the formidable foursome back in action for the CSAA League on January 24, 2024, where they face off against Kent City, Newaygo, and Reed City. The team would like to thank Coach Emeritus Tony McHattie, parents, staff, donors, and all the good people in the community for their support as well.
County ROD Office Offers Free Fraud Alert
The Newaygo County Register of Deeds Office is making it easier for residents to help protect their most valuable asset, their home and property. Through the free Property Fraud Alert service, residents can sign-up to be notified by email if a document is recorded in Newaygo County under their name. With scams on the rise, now is a perfect time to sign up going into the new year. Consider the service as an early warning system for homeowners to stay up to date about their property and take appropriate actions if they determine fraudulent activity has taken place. “Having the ability to be notified immediately should a fraudulent or predatory document be recorded against your property is invaluable. The faster something like this is discovered, the faster it can be reported to the authorities to get resolved,” says Newaygo County Register of Deeds Stewart Sanders. The Property Fraud Alert is a free service provided by the Register of Deeds Office that requires no up-front or monthly fees.
This service is a great tool for those with aging parents to ensure that their loved ones don’t fall victim to scams or fraud. To sign up, simply visit
www.newaygocountymi.gov.,where you will see the Home Page of Newaygo County. Click on the Elected Officials tab and in the drop down click on Register of Deeds. Scroll down and you will see the tab labeled FRAUD ALERT, click on the tab, and simply fill in the template following the directions provided. Once you submit this the Register of Deeds Office will notify you when your information has been entered into the system, usually within 24 to 48 hours.
If residents have any questions, they can contact the Register of Deeds Office at (231) 689-7246 or email
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.