Guest Column: Shannon Pickell Griffin Enters WMU Hall Of Fame
Editor Note: Shannon Pickell Griffin was a standout athlete at Newaygo High School and carried those skills to Western Michigan University for a stellar collegiate career. Recently, the late Ms. Pickell Griffin was inducted into the University’s Hall of Fame.
As part of the ceremony her aunt, Maureen Madrid Wilson...
Of Festivals, Fall, Fine Art, And Fun
By Ken DeLaat
Fall often means festivals and believe me this month has been an absolute banner year for these celebrations in our parts.
We started September by looking in at the Logging Fest in Newaygo, a fun-filled frolic in celebration of the tremendous impact the industry had in forming our community and this year’s version was a huge hit, topped off by...
Guest Article: September Is Recovery Month
By Rachel Uganski
Project Coordinator for Drug-Free Communities
Newaygo County RESA
We know treatment works. Recovery is possible and prevention is the key. Every September, Newaygo County celebrates the successes of those in recovery from addiction during Recovery Month. It gives us the opportunity to throw stigmas out the door, and recognize addiction for what it is: a disease. It allows us to educate others that people can and do recover.
Recovery Month provides the perfect opportunity for Americans to educate ourselves about substance use treatment and the mental health services available to those in need. It brings...
Letter To The Editor: Peace Concert
To The Editor:
This year's concert for peace (Saturday September 17th) is going to be a fabulous experience for all who attend, audience, performers, staff observers, sponsor's guests, everybody who is there.It doesn't matter how many, but...
Up North And Personal - The Lion Swing
By Ken DeLaat
It’s one game into the season and the Lions are killing me already.
They take a big lead, manage to blow it to let the Colts come back and tie, then when they score the go ahead TD the kicker shanks the extra point and as any Lion fan immediately knew they would the Colts came back to score and go ahead by the single chip shot the Lions missed.
OK I thought. I’m done. It’s been too many years of such self induced futility. Of wasted talents like Barry Sanders and Calvin Johnson who so infrequently...
Editor’s Note: September is Suicide Awareness Month and N3 called on the fine folks at Newaygo County Mental Health to help us spread the message of prevention to the community.
Suicide Prevention Is Everyone’s Issue
Philip A. Himebaugh, MS, Ed.S, LLPC, NCC
Suicide presents as a topic equal parts severe and uncomfortable. Many have suffered its effects in their lives. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) most recently available data on the subject, suicide was the second leading cause of death among Americans ages 10-34 years. The CDC also...
Letter To The Editor: Progress On The Promise
September 9, 2016
It’s been an exciting spring and summer of planning since the announcement of Newaygo County’s Promise Zone. The Newaygo County Area Promise Zone Authority Board has been created and have been working hard to determine the eligibility criteria and guidelines for the Promise.
We are thrilled to expand post-secondary opportunities for our Newaygo County students and are sure this program will help transform our communities in the process.
Our initial “promise” to our high school graduates to qualify for the tuition-free path to an Associate’s degree from Muskegon Community College or Baker College, will require that...
A Two-Part Story - Autumn’s Arrival And The Ongoing Mystery Of The Shoes
By Ken DeLaat
By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer’s best of weather
And autumn’s best of cheer.
– Helen Hunt Jackson, September, 1830-1885
Part I- Ahhh September. Admittedly there’s always a bit of mourning accompanying the 9th month, since it spells the end of summer, however I’ve always maintained this was a leftover, a remnant of impressionable days when...
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