Meijer Project Moves To Next Step; Joint Planning Committee Meets Next Tuesday
By Marianne Boerigter
The City of Fremont, Dayton Township and Sheridan Charter Township have finalized their terms for changes to their Joint PA 425 agreement this week regarding land west of the city on 48th Street. On October 17, Fremont City Council discussed and made action by a 3-1 vote to agree to a counter-offer by Dayton Township for 4 mills for 20 years. On October 18, Sheridan Township...
Newaygo Library Board, Public Hear From Prosecutor On Embezzlement Charges
By Ken DeLaat
The Newaygo Area District Library Board heard from Newaygo County Prosecutor Robert Springstead who explained the charges against former employee Georgia Kohlbeck .
Ms. Kohlbeck was terminated by former Library Director Christina Golm just over a year ago for embezzlement, an action that unleashed a firestorm of criticism from community members who populated each board meeting since to...
Good Cyber Hygiene Can Help Keep Your Identity Safe
In an effort to prevent Michiganders from losing millions of dollars to cybercriminals every year, the Michigan State Police (MSP) is encouraging residents and business to practice good cyber hygiene to safeguard personal information while online.
Already this year, Michigan residents and businesses have lost more than $26.5 million to cybercriminals, with an average victim loss of...
Judge Monton To Retire
The Honorable Judge Anthony A. Monton announced he will retire from the bench on March 1 2017.
Judge Monton has been serving as Circuit Judge for the 27th Circuit Court since January of 1989 following his successful election bid...
TIFA Meeting Discusses Stream, New Economic Development Group
By Ken DeLaat
The TIFA Board met Friday morning in the wake of the conflicts that arose from comments shared at Newaygo’s City Council meeting on Monday.
Rhonda Wert-Carr Director of Operations for The Stream reported on recent projects at the facility and introduced Theresa Cooper of Sui Generis, the downtown home furnishings store that is in the process of moving...
Fremont Meijer Update: Dayton, City Negotiate
By Marianne Boerigter
Meijer, Inc. continues to work toward securing a site in Fremont for a new supercenter. Over the past few months, Meijer representatives have been working with zoning requirements, DEQ regulations, the Newaygo County Road Commission and Drain Commission, as well as the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT).
As part of this project, the City of Fremont and Dayton Township have been working toward...
Headway, Sheriff's Dept Local Merchants Collaborate On Reducing Youth Sales Of Alcohol, Tobacco
Compliance Checks: Newaygo County Results:
In an effort to reduce alcohol and tobacco sales to minors, the Newaygo County Sheriff's Office conducted compliance checks at the end of September.
The checks ensure that local businesses are doing their part to prevent the sales of alcohol and tobacco to underage purchasers. Volunteers that were minors assisted the Sheriff’s Office with the checks. The compliance checks are...
Newaygo Council Questions The Stream - “It Just Keeps Losing Money”
By N3 News Team
The Newaygo City Council meeting saw some fireworks Monday when Council member Mike Hikade questioned the Stream/Ops group stating “A few months ago I asked what this group was about and I was told it as economic development. It seems to me to be more about personal development.”
Mr. Hikade cited dinners, hunting trips and...
Update On Garfield Shooting Deaths
The Michigan State Police Post, assisted by the Newaygo County Sheriff’s Department investigated a complaint of a homicide which occurred on Wisner near M-82 about 2 a.m. Monday morning.
Found deceased in the house was...
Two Are Dead In Garfield Township Shooting
N3 News Team
According to Newaygo County Prosecutor Robert Springstead police were dispatched to a Garfield Township residence just before 2 a.m. Monday morning and were advised there had been gunshots...
New Look Camp Henry Holding Open House For Group Leaders, Event Planners
Over the past 3 years Camp Henry has been able to invest over $2.5 million into their facilities and is thrilled to now have the capacity to sleep, feed, and provide excellent meeting space, as well as high quality programs and activities year-round, for groups of up to 250.
Camp recently completed a Renovation and Expansion of the Don Taylor Dining Hall along with a Renovation and Winterization of the Idema Theater. Over the past 3 years they have also built 7 new cabins and...
Consumers Energy Hiring 50 Journeyman Line Workers By End Of Year
The company is adding jobs in Michigan, hiring qualified workers to increase its workforce that responds to emergencies, enhances system reliability and restores electric service following storms. Consumers Energy plans to hire 50 journeyman line workers by the end of 2016.
“Increasing our electric lines workforce is part of our promise to Michigan to work every day to deliver...
Veterans Affairs Office Helps Local Man Receive Medals
By N3 News Team
During our coverage of last week’s Board of Commissioners meeting Daniel Pence was honored for his service and presented with a number of medals he earned during his tour of duty in Viet Nam.
We wanted to bring our readers a bit more about how this came about so N3 contacted Steven Cain the Veterans Affairs Service Officer for Newaygo County and posed a few questions about the presentation...
Every Smoke Alarm Has An Expiration Date: What’s Yours?
Does your home have a smoke alarm? According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the answer is likely yes: NFPA research shows that most American homes have at least one. But do you know how old your smoke alarms are? If you’re like most people, you’re probably not so sure.
A recent survey conducted by NFPA revealed that only a small percentage of people know how old their smoke alarms are, or how often they need to be replaced. That lack of awareness is...
MRWA Plans Bigelow Creek Restoration
The Sustain Our Great Lakes Program has awarded a grant to the Muskegon River Watershed Assembly (MRWA) for an extensive restoration project in Newaygo County according to a press release from the organization.
Funding for the project, which will focus on a section of Bigelow Creek, totals $470,519 including a grant from the National Fish and...