A celebration of grand proportion will be taking place at the Grant Fine Arts Center on May 12 at 7:00 PM. Three men will speak to the crowd to commemorate the ten years of active ministry by this group.
All men and boys are invited to attend this special event. Tickets are not needed and there is no cost.
If you would like more information about the event, contact Cal VanSingel at 231.250.5909 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The lineup of speakers is as follows:
Frank Tanana is a former MLB pitcher who won 240 games, 96 of them were with the Detroit Tigers. Frank was a 3-time All-Star and was a first round draft pick of the California Angels. Frank spent 21 years as a pitcher. In that time he had 2,773 strikeouts, pitched 34 shutouts and pitched 4,000 innings.
Clay Dyer is a professional bass fisherman who was born with no legs, no left arm and only a partial right arm. Clay Dyer is only 36 inches tall and weighs 85 pounds. Clay has 25 tournament wins. His motto is “If I can, you can."
Sean Quinlan is a 27 year combat Marine with unreal energy and passion. Sean grew up in Scottville, Michigan, and graduated from Mason County Central High School. Sean’s dynamic leadership skills helped him rapidly advance up the ranks in the Marine Corps.
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The Grant High School SeaPerch team competed against teams from across the state in Detroit on April 8 and was selected to take their robot to the national competition on May 19 at Georgia Tech. This project in its second year at Grant was initiated by Mike Maksimchuk, GHS Physics teacher who has donated his time after school to assist students in developing their robots.
Acting on a hot tip we contacted Mr. Maksimchuk to pose a few questions about SeaPerch.
N3-Admittedly I had never heard of the SeaPerch Competition before learning of your team’s success.Can you give a bit of a description for our readers who may be as unfamiliar?
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The motion passed by a 6-1 margin with Commissioner Vern Willett casting a dissenting vote along with the doubts he has regarding the new initiative.
“I totally oppose this,” Mr. Willett stated.”People who are put in jail are put there for a reason.If they can’t get things together for themselves in jail they probably won’t when they get out.”
Commissioner Willett’s concerns centered on the introduction of these creating a potential route for contraband.
Commissioner Brian Kolk responded by stating the program would...
Local Trail Group Recognized
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By Charles Chandler
There is an old saw that state “Good help is hard to find and when you do find it be sure that you show lots of appreciation.”
This is especially true with our governmental agencies since many like the US Forest and Parks Service operate on thin budgets and limited resources. They often depend on local volunteers to assist them with their mission to protect and manage our national lands, parks and natural resources. According to Kathleen Atkinson the Forester for our Eastern Region which includes the Huron-Manistee Forest in Fiscal Year 2016 some 9,231 volunteers contributed...
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And then there is Rolly Wolford.
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While this action is not expected to impact a great number of residents...
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Eric, Krista, and Nick Looman are ecstatic to announce that April 28-30 Newaygo Brewing Company will be celebrating two years of beer, food, and community at their historic Newaygo, Michigan location.
The weekend will feature one-off cask ales, a new NEIPA, a new Ginger Saison, and the launch of their 2017-2018 Mug Club. The weekend schedule features evening music from renowned bluegrass quartet Fauxgrass (GR) and varietal rockers The Jetts (Muskegon) on Friday and Saturday night respectively.
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NWS Flood Advisory
The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued a Flood Advisory for the Muskegon River near Croton affecting Newaygo County.
The river levels near Croton are currently at 7.53 feet as of 4/5/2017 at 9:30am. The current river forecast is for the river to rise to near 8.2 feet by Thursday early afternoon. Bankfull stage is at 8.0 feet. At this point the river begins to exceed its banks and minor flooding begins in low lying areas along the river. Flood Stage is at 9.0 feet.
The following forecast is based on observed and forecast 48 hour precipitation...READ MORE