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WMU-Cooley Professor & Retired Brigadier Gen. McDaniel Participates in W. Mich. Day of Remembrance

WMU-Cooley Professor & Retired Brigadier Gen. McDaniel Participates in W. Mich. Day of Remembrance

 

WMU-COOLEY LAW SCHOOL PROFESSOR AND RETIRED BRIGADIER GENERAL MICHAEL C.H. McDANIEL

PARTICIPATES IN WEST MICHIGAN DAY OF REMEMBRANCE

 

 

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – To honor all those who sacrificed their lives during the terrorist events of September 11, 2001, the Gerald R. Ford Council of the Boy Scouts of America and the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation and Museum hosted the 13th annual Day of Remembrance and Scout Salute from sunrise to sunset on September 11, 2014. WMU-Cooley Law School Professor and retired Brigadier General Michael C.H.

My Town Sparta: GriefShare support ministry welcomes all to free program

My Town Sparta: GriefShare support ministry welcomes all to free program

SPARTA, Mich.-- GriefShare Support Group is for anyone  who has lost a friend or family member from an accident, illness, suicide or cancer.

Sparta United Methodist Church hosts this free 13-week course two times a year. The next GriefShare course begins on Sept. 9 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and anyone interested is invited to come. The evening consists of watching a 30 minute DVD on different grief topics and situations. The remaining 30 to 60 minutes is spent sharing whatever is on the hearts of those attending. A participant can come to any or all of the meetings.

OPINION: Michigan, Our Great State

OPINION: Michigan, Our Great State

Michigan, our great state. Whether we realize it or not, we really do have a great state.

Granted, we had an unusual winter this past year but then again, have you ever seen the grass and trees so green before? Even people returning from Florida this year have commented about everything being so green!

Despite all of the good things, I still hear people complain about it either being too cool, too cloudy, too hot, etc. To those people I say, maybe it’s time for you to move to a perfect climate, wherever that may be.

I love Michigan and all it has to offer. We have the Great Lakes, a treasure on their own. I used to have an older friend, Bill Hickey, who had apple orchards.

He told me, “You will never, ever find an apple as snappy when you bite into it as a Michigan apple in the fall, because of the Great Lakes.” 

My Town: Meet the new village manager

My Town: Meet the new village manager

SPARTA, Mich.--  Sparta's new village manager is celebrating his second week on the job.

Julius Suchy says he's extremely excited about moving back to West Michigan.  Suchy has a wife, Lauren and 5-month-old daughter, Leah.

"We are looking forward to becoming part of the Sparta community and I look forward to working with the Village Council, business community and citizens to make Sparta an even better community than it already is," adds Suchy.

Suchy says he has an open door policy; anyone is welcome to introduce themselves and share their concerns by visiting him at the village hall.

According to the Michigan Municipal League’s website, Suchy most recently served as the Dundee village manager from Sept. 2011 to April 2014.  He also previously worked as city manager in Vassar and zoning administrator in Big Rapids.

Suchy replaces Martin Super, who resigned in March to focus on his family’s business in southwest Michigan.

Caught Being Safe program launches statewide

Michigan State Police, local law enforcement and Michigan’s Field Neurosciences Institute have teamed up with McDonald’s of Michigan to once again launch “Caught Being Safe,” a statewide bicycle/scooter helmet safety program. Kids wearing helmets and “caught being safe” by participating law enforcement officials will treated to a free ice cream cone or Apple Dippers at McDonald’s. 

According to the Field Neurosciences Institute (of Michigan): “Caught Being Safe! has shown a significant increase in both helmet utilization and public awareness regarding the critical importance of wearing a bicycle helmet. This program has impacted not only children but adults as well.” 

My Town: Sparta names new village manager

My Town: Sparta names new village manager

SPARTA, Mich.--  Sparta has named a new village manager.

Tuesday night, city officials offered a contract to Julius Suchy.  According to the Michigan Municipal League’s website, Suchy most recently served as the Dundee village manager from Sept. 2011 to April 2014.  He also previously worked as city manager in Vassar and zoning administrator in Big Rapids.

Interim Village Manager Sharon J. DeLange said Wednesday afternoon that the village had yet to receive Suchy’s signed contract, but he had already added the job title to his profile page on Facebook.  Suchy is expected to start his new position Monday, June 23.

Suchy replaces Martin Super, who resigned in March to focus on his family’s business in southwest Michigan.

Committed to Influencing Today's Youth

Committed to Influencing Today's Youth

By Marla Miller

This story originally ran in the Grand Rapids Urban Innovation Exchange

With the mission to restore and refocus at-risk youth, Grand C.I.T.Y.