Guest Article: Two Meetings, Two Reps, Two Reactions
By Michelle Petz
Photos below by Michelle Petz
Editor's Note: In a previous article in these pages we asked readers who attended the Town Hall with the U.S. Representative for our 2nd District Bill Huizenga to share their thoughts about the event. The meeting was held in Baldwin last Saturday February 25th.
Michelle Petz who is a resident of Garfield Township went a step further also spending time with our newly elected State Rep Scott VanSingel.
In our Guest Article she offers her take on the two recent encounters with our duly elected representatives from Lansing and D.C.
I started my weekend at Daniel’s restaurant in Hesperia, meeting with Scott VanSingel, the newly elected, young Representative for the 100th District. Three other constituents and I sat around a table...
The View From Here: Fake News?
By Ken DeLaat
Let’s take the vacant building that once housed Plumb’s.
Oh, there have been rumors and perhaps substantiated rumors because many people who would be likely to know such things agree on the prospective and perhaps inevitable new tenant.
But, of course it has been kept fairly quiet as things get negotiated because they’re sensitive, meaning final details have yet to be ironed out or no one wants their whole hand played too soon or any other combination of things that go on in the wheeling’s and dealings of businesses. During this process they generally require legal help to maneuver the all too complicated seas created by, well, people who sell legal help I guess.
So the general public doesn’t get access to this in any official capacity until everything is set and those involved are ready.
I get it.
So given that, should the politicians...
Bill Huizenga To Hold Town Hall MeetingThis Saturday
N3 encourages readers to attend, send comments
By N3 Editorial Team
Having an issue with what is happening in Washington these days? Feel like expressing your view to those who are charged with representing you? Or maybe you just want to hear what folks from D.C. are saying these days?
Here’s your chance.
U.S. Representative Bill Huizenga will be holding a Town Hall meeting at noon this Saturday February 25, at Baldwin High School, located at 525 4th Street in Baldwin.
The Zeeland Republican is currently serving his 4th consecutive term in office
Nationwide, these traditional town hall meetings have been drawing considerable crowds as captured by a number of news sources in...
A Few Minutes With: Pete Zerfas Fremont Basketball Coach
When Fremont left the floor Friday night they came away with win number 12 on the season.
For their coach Pete Zerfas it was win number 250 as Leader of the Pack.
For 17 years Coach Zerfas has been guiding the Boys Varsity team for Fremont. He coached 8th grade for 2 years and the junior varsity for 3 at Fremont before ascending to the top job in 2000. By his own count (“only a geek like me would know this”) he has coached 52 different teams in Fremont, from varsity to youth sports just about every sport there is, and 925 total games
We caught up with the coach, educator, husband, father and avid outdoorsman recently to pose a few questions
N3-How did you get started in coaching?
PZ- In 1994 I was the assistant baseball varsity coach at Fremont. A year after that I started with...
Guest Article: Pam Breuker Tells The Griefshare Story
Back in 2011, a program called GriefShare started at First Christian Reformed church. At that time we felt that there was a void in the church and community for those who are grieving. Grief can leave many unresolved issues in a death.
Thus, we discovered there was a need to provide a grief recovery ministry from a biblical perspective. Together, with the Holy Spirit’s guidance, we started a GriefShare ministry for the community. GriefShare, centered on a 13- week video series titled “Your Journey from Mourning to Joy”, provides that Christ-centered perspective on grieving.
We have run the video series...
The View From Here: Social Media Metamorphosis
By Ken DeLaat
I just gotta say, that’s something I never thought of before.
Never looked at it from that angle but the way you (or, uh, whoever’s post that is you’re sharing, I mean) put it into words has absolutely altered my whole way of thinking on it.
Before reading this I was content just to sit here on social media and hold onto my own opinions, the ones I have formed over the years through personal experience and personal preferences when it comes to anything political, but this post…. this post.... holy mackerel, it is so eloquent and...
Thanks for your bold statement. You have my support for bringing DeVos to see NPS and gain first hand knowledge on the value of Public Education.
Guest Column: Diane Rexford, SHGM Nurse Practitioner
February is American Heart Month
At Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial, the month of February is an opportunity to shine a spotlight on heart disease, stroke and other related illnesses. Our healthcare professionals are eager to help raise awareness about the importance of keeping your heart healthy and steps you can take to promote your heart health and reduce risk of disease.
In 2015, heart diseases claimed 167 lives in Newaygo County. It is a leading cause of death in our community for both men and women in Newaygo County.
The good news is...
Guest Column: Dr. Peg Mathis- 'Ms. DeVos, Come To Newaygo
I need to preface this by saying this is not intended to be political. I have views and respect both sides of the aisle. Many would say I lean right. These, however, are my thoughts on a particular issue and are not official statements from NPS.
I just kept hoping that Ms. DeVos would not be confirmed. Perhaps it was the optimist in me thinking that good will prevail. Now it looks to be certain that she will be the new Education Secretary. So many emotions right now and I have...
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